Getting to the Heart, Part 2

Self-pitying comparisons. Outburts of anger. Refusal to share the Gospel. What do all of these have in common?

Our hearts.

Discipleship is Action (Part II)

by Brian Walters, Director of Discipleship & Biblical Training @MBCLouduon In my previous blog I emphasized the point that a disciple must back his words with actions.  A disciple needs to strive to do his best and be obedient to God.  But additionally, a disciple should know and understand that he is not always going to […]

Discipleship is Action (Part I)

by Brian Walters, Director of Discipleship & Biblical Training @MBCLouduon Last weekend Lon said, “To be disciple makers, we don’t have to live perfect lives – just authentic ones!” Well, I absolutely agree with this statement because the most key ingredient to discipleship is not teaching or knowledge – it is modeling and living out what […]

A Different Wonder

by Joe Henriques, Tysons Campus Pastor Deep turbulent emotions welled up in me on hearing of the terrorism at the Boston Marathon, just as it did in you. Grief and compassion for the victims and their families that I’ll never know, deep disgust and anger towards the terrorists whom I never want to know. The […]

Fighting for Unity

by John McGowan, Frontline Teaching Pastor Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3) You would think unity in the body of the Christ would come pretty easily. After all, we’re following the same Jesus and really are on the same team. But it doesn’t always […]

Let Your ‘Yes’ Be ‘Yes’

by Ken Sun, Bethesda Campus Pastor Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’, ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. (Matthew 5:37) It was 7 am on a Saturday. It was cold and rainy, and none of us wanted to be there. But earlier in the week we had promised our […]

Knowledge of God’s Word

by Mike Kelsey, Frontline Silver Spring Campus Pastor “I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.” (Psalm 119:15) Do you struggle to be disciplined in reading the Bible? Most of us do. Sometimes busyness gets in our way. Other times, to be honest, reading the Bible just seems boring. On a good day, we […]

A Thanksgiving Tradition

by Brian Walters Director of Adult Ministries @MBCLoudoun Annie Laurie and I started a tradition the second year of marriage that at our Thanksgiving meal we would always go around the table at dinner time and say several things we are thankful for from God. I know this sounds cheesy, but it’s been great because […]

God is Always at Work Amidst Our Trials

By Brian Walters, Director of Adult Ministries @ MBC Loudoun I often hear people state that God will never give a person more than they can handle. Well, this statement is not true. The Scripture most people refer to, to support this statement is 1 Corinthians 10:13 which says, “No temptation has overtaken you that […]

Small Group Connect!

by Dave Kroeze, Associate Director of Small Groups @ MBC Loudoun A vital part of our Christian experience is spending time in fellowship and community with other believers (Core Value 6). Every week, many individuals spend a maximum of 1-2 hours in community with other believers. Unfortunately, this is not enough time to accomplish our goal of […]