Purpose

The law of the Lord is perfect, REFRESHING the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
-Psalm 19:7

Monroe Community Church is committed to equipping the people of God with resources to encourage a deeper relationship with Him.  This blog is designed to help people engage with the Word on a daily basis and to respond in conversation with God.

For we believe that Scripture…

  • Gives us hope
    For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
    -Romans 15:4
  • Sustains us
    Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
    -Matthew 4:4

    He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
    -Deuteronomy 8:3
  • Is eternal
    The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
    -Isaiah 40:8
    Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
    -Psalm 119:89

And we know that when we pray…

  • God hears us
    Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
    -Jeremiah 29:12
    This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
    -1 John 5:14
  • Christ speaks for us
    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
    -John 14:6
  • The Spirit helps us
    In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
    Romans 8:26

And we know that we should pray…

  • In every situation
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
    -Philippians 4:6
  • Without ceasing
    pray continually
    -1 Thessalonians 5:17

Not only will this blog encourage daily Bible reading and prayer, it will also encourage living out the truths we hear on Sundays.  Every Sunday we hear the truths of the gospel preached.  There will be a midweek challenge posted every Wednesday (that relates to the message preached at MCC) that encourages us to engage with the ideas presented on Sunday.  We are encouraged to not only hear the Word, but we are encouraged to act.

Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom,and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
-James 1:23-25

We hope that this blog will help you grow deeper in your relationship with God.  Be refreshed in your week by finding peace, hope, and guidance in the Word.

Blessings,
MCC Staff

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
-Psalm 119:105