The Table Connection - Week 3

The Table Connection - Week 3

Lost in Translation

by Kalyn Stralow

Matthew 5:1-20 NASB

My husband, Josh, and I recently had the opportunity to develop and teach a weekend seminar on personal finance. Now, we’re both huge Dave Ramsey fans (and admittedly nerdy), so financial health - especially within the church - is a passion of ours that we discuss a LOT (#superfunatparties).  At this point, it requires minimal effort for us to be able to give our views, supporting arguments, and overturn most objections on this topic we care about.

The Table Connection - Week 2

The Table Connection - Week 2

The Incident

by Shannon Laning

Matthew 3-4

I stepped off the plane with my 10-week-old baby girl into LA’s cool mid-summer weather and immediately began to question why I lived in such a warm climate.  I was glad for a break from Midland’s oppressive 100-degree days. It was my first trip away with my baby and, thankfully, my mom was there to make the trek to visit my sister for the week. We had a fun-filled California vacay planned, complete with celebrity stalking and delicious dining. The weeks leading up to this trip had been stressful to say the least. Baby girl had grown exceedingly more colicky, and her reflux seemed to get worse regardless of the medication she was on. Nursing was a nightmare, but I had hoped and prayed that this trip would be just what we needed to get into a new rhythm.

Guest Post: KNOWN mbcWOMEN Retreat 2018

Guest Post: KNOWN mbcWOMEN Retreat 2018

KNOWN: mbcWOMEN Retreat 2018

guest post by Stephanie Mygrant

God KNOWS you.  


Is it a scary thought?  God knows every single detail about you.  About your life ... the things you’ve done ... the things you’ve thought about.  He even knows the things you’re going to do and say before you can even think about doing or saying them.  He knows what motivates you and what will scare you. He knows how to comfort you and how to give you strength.  


Whenever someone mentions this thought, I am always reminded about the children's worship song titled God Knows About Everything.  Do you know the one I’m talking about?  “God knows about everything, about the birds up above and why they sing ... He knows what I bring before I bring it, he knows what I sing before I sing it.  He knows what I think before I think it, yes God knows everything!”

The Table Connection - Week 1

The Table Connection - Week 1

The Montage Years

by Kalyn Stralow

Matthew 1-2 NASB

The first two chapters of Matthew begin with the highlights of Jesus’ early life, laying out the significant, prophecy-fulfilling events that marked His birth and childhood. It’s also the story of a young mother called away by God to live in the desert, whose day-to-day life during those years of obedience was otherwise unnoteworthy in the course of history.

A Romans 12 Church

A Romans 12 Church

When the Elders, months ago, shared their collective vision of MBC becoming a Romans 12 Church, I got excited about a rallying point for our body that is a great next vision beyond Love God, Love Others. However, the more I have studied and reflected on Romans 12 as a model for MBC as a church I have grown in my excitement and enthusiasm for this incredible text and the application of it to a multitude of areas at the church and beyond.