Welcome to Pastor Marc's vlog! Here, you’ll find a nugget of wisdom or truth (usually both!) from God's word. Absolutely relevant to your daily walk in Christ. New episodes are posted the middle of each month. Let Pastor Marc know how you like it!
How many times have we heard or spoken of the need to stretch so we’ll grow? In this ep, Pastor Marc uses an appropriate analogy to illustrate this point.
We’ve all heard the term, ‘making memories’—and here’s where the rubber meets the road. In this ep, Pastor Marc speaks of the enduring value of investing in the lives of those closest to us, as the Apostle Paul did. The blessings that result are timeless!
Don’t you love how God does some of His most important work through the humblest of people? In this Christmas ep of AMwPM, Pastor Marc considers the shepherds and the lessons we gain from God using them in spreading the original “good news”. Enjoy... and Merry Christmas!
One of the most destructive weapons the enemy wields against us is discouragement. But let’s flip that on its head! We all possess a greater weapon: the ability to influence and nourish the outlook of others in a positive way, through simple words of encouragement. And yet, we often fail to speak this warmth and light into others’ lives. Today's ep from Pastor Marc offers insight and encouragement on doing just that.
Let’s face it - rebuke is not our favorite thing. Yet we know discipline from a loving parent is good for us. If we can learn to embrace loving rebuke, we grow and mature. It’s the same way with God, our heavenly Father, as Pastor Marc explains...
For some, the idea of praying for patience brings to mind the old expression about “being careful what you ask for”. But praying for patience is a good thing, and Pastor Marc explains how courageous prayers like this can help mature us into better and stronger believers.
Worry. Who doesn't? But God has given us some wonderful encouragement in His word, which Pastor Marc draws together in this ep. So watch, and hear God's voice in these reassuring passages—something solid to rest in next time worry overtakes you.
How does it feel to know that each of us, that YOU, are God’s workmanship? That amazing nugget from Ephesians 2:10 speaks to our potential, what we were made to be, what we can be... with God’s guidance and help. Pastor Marc offers some solid tips on how we can move toward realizing the God-designed potential within each of us.
OK, get ready... time for a pep talk! In this ep of AMwPM, Pastor Marc encourages us to “keep on keepin' on”. It’s a refreshing reminder that we have divine resources beyond our own energies. And, that the passion he fuels us with—coupled with the initiative of our own efforts—makes all the difference! Enjoy these words of encouragement...
ENVY. One of the "seven deadly sins", it's something we all experience at some point... maybe on a regular basis. But be encouraged! In this ep, Pastor Marc offers an insightful look into the root of envy... and a practical and effective approach to battling it in our own lives.
We've all heard and maybe used the term, “Chill out, dude!”—but here’s where it gets personal. Pastor Marc talks to us about what Canadian preacher A. B. Simpson calls “Godly inactivity” in the context of “being still” and “knowing that He is God". If you struggle with busyness, anxiety or worry (and who doesn't?), we trust this message will help you regain your center, and your rest, in Him.
There is often a tremendous gulf between how we see ourselves—often colored by others' perception of us—and how God truly sees us through His eyes of love. Put another way, our perception is not always His reality. Pastor Marc explores this misperception and offers encouragement to help us gain God's perspective.
What would it be like to have a glimpse of Heaven? How would we live our lives if we were allowed, as Steven was, a glimpse into Eternity? Pastor Marc encourages us to do exactly that—to strive for an "eternal viewpoint" that transcends our here-and-now reality. Liberating stuff!
Sometimes in the economy of God's provision, one special, defining moment is enough to bring true contentment. Pastor Marc recounts the simple fulfillment of Simeon’s desire in this story from the Gospel of Luke. We hope you enjoy this simple yet profound lesson!
If Christmas was just about a baby in a manger, it would be pretty shallow. But this was the birth of our Lord and Savior, the one true Christ who shepherds and guides us, and in Whom all our ANSWERS to life's questions are found. In this ep, Pastor Marc explores this aspect of our Lord.
Today Pastor Marc riffs a little more on the theme of not giving up, first addressed in AMwPM ep #8 (“Don't Give Up!”). In this ep, we learn that developing a lifestyle of perseverance is both Biblical and critically important, particularly given the difficulties of this life. It’s a great reminder, and an encouragement!
El-Shaddai... “God Almighty”. Pastor Marc breaks down one of the better-known names of God and connects the dots for us regarding the attributes associated with this name.
God Everlasting” - that's a tough one to wrap our minds around. Pastor Marc breaks it down to help us understand how God views time from an eternal perspective.
The names of God... always an insightful look into the nature and depth of God. In this ep, Pastor Marc explores the name of God that speaks to that part of His character we often refer to as The Great Healer.
Trust, provision, obstacles, growing in God: They all go hand in hand. Pastor Marc explains how in this ep. No matter how much resistance we may encounter, He WILL provide that perfect measure of everything we need for Him to complete His will in our lives. Watch, and be encouraged!
Today, more than ever, the witness that we as Christians project to the world simply comes down to the integrity of our word. Pastor Marc explains why this is vitally important, and how God is glorified when our actions are consistent with the words we speak.
How do we see ourselves relative to the seemingly gigantic obstacles we sometimes face? Pastor Marc offers some words of insight and encouragement for times such as these.
When we live a life that truly reflects God, we “make Jesus look good". Pastor Marc explains what it means to do just that.
If you have difficulty facing criticism (and who doesn't), this is a must-see! Pastor Marc offers solid tips on how you can actually grow from criticism that's directed at you, even if those criticizing you don't intend it for your good. Watch and grow!
When in doubt... believe it! The incomprehensible beauty of God's grace means He loves us. Period. No matter what you think of yourself... no matter what you've done. Kind of overwhelming, no? Watch and be encouraged...
A great idea... but sometimes it's hard to do consistently. Pastor Marc offers some practical guidance on how to start your day off right, every day.
Decisions, decisions, decisions! Pastor Marc offers some great insight from God’s word about how to go about making better, wiser and more Godly decisions in our lives.
An interesting metaphor... but it all makes sense when Pastor Marc explains the value of planting right and Godly things from God’s word into our minds and hearts.