Avoiding Shipwreck

In this episode of A Moment with Pastor Marc, Pastor Marc uses an example from scripture to illustrate how we can intentionally avoid shipwrecks by avoiding some key mistakes that lead to them. Enjoy, and learn!

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Shepherds

Perhaps one of the most singularly unique perspectives on Jesus’ birth would be that of the shepherds themselves. And from it, we can learn a lot about our potential in God’s eyes. Pastor Marc explains why, in this special Christmas ep from the archives. (We’ll return next year with new eps!)

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Self Control

Self control: It seems like the Holy Grail sometimes, doesn't it? Almost impossible to find in those moments where our base nature tries to assert itself. Well... if you need some fresh insight into juicing up your self control chops (and who doesn't!), check out what Pastor Marc has to say.

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Church

Let’s be honest. By the time Sunday morning rolls around, we often feel like just sleeping in, or [fill in the blank with anything other than 'going to church']. But, as Pastor Marc reminds us, the Bible teaches us that we are to be in regular fellowship with fellow believers, and Sunday morning is a big part of that!

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Choices

When it comes to choices, sometimes knowing what you'll do before you have to make that choice... whatever it is... can make all the difference in the world. Pastor Marc talks about how to be ready when decision time is staring you in the face.

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Walk by Faith

Walking by faith takes genuine trust. Pastor Marc offers some solid insight on this, through a very practical example. Watch, and grow your trust in the Lord!

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Trust Him

Trust. Simple, right? Not so much, though, when we can’t see the future. And yet, we operate with a certain rote faith—a blind trust—every day without even thinking about it. Today, Pastor Marc encourages us to build and strengthen this kind of trust in our Heavenly Father.

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Good Counsel

Last time, Pastor Marc spoke about the value of operating on solid guidance instead of guessing our way through things. In this ep, he expounds on the value of good counsel for that guidance.

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Success

How do you define genuine success? Well, Paul had some things to say about that during his missionary journeys. Pastor Marc explains how Paul’s perspective on genuine success is a model for us even today.

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Spending

Debt: How much love should we spend on others? How much money should we spend on ourselves? In all of this, where is contentment found? Pastor Marc offers the answers.

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Flaws

Each one of us possesses an incredible “superpower”: We can see through flaws and build up those around us! Pastor Marc illustrates the importance and value of doing exactly that.

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Commit

When we demonstrate commitment, our character is defined more clearly. And we have fewer regrets when we stop one day and look back. Pastor Marc explains...

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The Power of Forgiveness

As Christians, we are to practice forgiveness on a regular basis. Here, Pastor Marc outlines some key principles that illustrate why forgiveness, regularly practiced, can be so powerful!

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The Potter's Plan

How pliable are you in God’s hands? Pastor Marc offers some pointers to guide us as we work to fully yield ourselves to the Lord and how He wishes to shape us.

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The Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son... one of the most familiar parables in the Bible. Here, Pastor Marc brings an additional cultural dimension to it, and contrasts that with the loving, gracious welcome our Heavenly Father offers to each who come to Him.

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Keep the Right Company

We’re all familiar with the age-old admonishment to ‘choose our friends wisely’. In this episode, Pastor Marc offers up some fresh thoughts as to just how important this is to our well-being as we go through life.

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Focus

What really matters in life? In this ep, Pastor Marc riffs on why it's so important to be intentional about stripping away the trivial, and hone our ability to focus on what really matters—with His help.

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New Years 2018

How will you approach the New Year? Are you ready to do so in a way that allows you to grow as a person, and closer to God? Pastor Marc offers some valuable guidance on how we can do just that.

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Look for Jesus

Christmas, again this year. Hustle, bustle, shipping madness, busyness, stress, etc. But if we pause and truly look for what’s important, it makes a world of difference!

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A Look at David

All wisdom is valuable, but not all advice is. Pastor Marc looks at the life of David to illustrate this point and offers guidance to discern true wisdom.

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Show Kindness

One of the most basic, yet meaningful things in this life is the expression of kindness. Pastor Marc underscores this powerful truth in this month’s Moment.

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Self-Encouragement

Encouragement is golden! But what if we are in a situation where there is no encouragement to be found outside ourselves? Pastor Marc offers a unique perspective into how we can muster needed encouragement from within, through God's word.

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The Rubber Band Principle

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.

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The Potter's Hands

The potter working his clay on a potting wheel is a well-known Biblical metaphor for how God shapes us, and that includes—sometimes—Him "crushing our pot". But there’s a good ending to the story! Watch, and be encouraged...

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Training

We all understand the concept of on-the-job training. But it also applies to the way in which God supplies us with what we need, to do the tasks He calls us to do, when we step out in faith to do them. Pastor Marc explains...

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Testing

When God takes us through times of trial and testing, it’s always for His greater purpose and our growth. Pastor Marc offers valuable insight into what this means in our lives.

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Plans

There’s an old Yiddish expression: “Man plans, God laughs!”. While humorous, the reality is this: There IS a wise, God-blessed way to go about making plans, as Pastor Marc outlines for us in this month's episode.

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Memories

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!

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Shepherds

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!

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Encourage

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.

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But God

“But...” “Yet...” Two words that mean a great deal in the context of Pastor Marc’s teaching in this ep of AMwPM. A great lesson on having faith in the plan and omniscience of God.

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Ask God

"Ask God." How much more simple can it get? Seems that would be our first inclination when facing decisions we are unsure about. Yet often... we simply don't. Pastor Marc addresses this with a word of encouragement and guidance.

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Embrace God's Discipline

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...

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Pray for Patience

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.

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Joseph

One of the most difficult things to do is treat others well and compassionately when they have treated us poorly. Pastor Marc speaks to this stuff of grace as modeled by Joseph. What an amazing example!

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Foundation

Anything that's built to endure must start with a strong and firm foundation. Our faith walk is a powerful example of this truth, as Pastor Marc explains in this ep. Enjoy!

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Trouble

Trouble... None of us are immune from it. How do YOU deal with it? Pastor Marc outlines a Biblical three-way approach to enlist the help of our loving God, and those who love us, to help us through the tough times.

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Worryer's Prayer

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.

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Potential

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.

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Pep Talk

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...

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Envy

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.

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Appointments

God is a God of order. Much of what He accomplishes, He does through appointments. Intrigued? In this ep, Pastor Marc looks at this fascinating aspect of God's nature and how He uses appointments to effect his will and work in our lives.

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Be Still

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.

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Time

Time: Never enough. Or is there? Well, it depends on how you view your priorities in the context of our calling as Christians. Pastor Marc takes a look at our perception of time using our Lord as an example while He was on earth. Good perspective!

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Doubt

Doubt—we all know it well. In this ep, Pastor Marc speaks to the nature of doubt and its relationship to faith (in contrast to knowledge). A refreshing perspective!

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Share Christ

If we believe what we say we believe, here’s where the rubber meets the road. As Pastor Marc reminds us, others who don't know the Lord need what we have... so we need to share it!

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Self Esteem

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.

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A Vision of Heaven

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!

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Be a Theophilus

What does it mean to “be a Theophilus”? Pastor Marc uses this Biblical figure to illustrate the essential lesson of being loved by God, and loving God.

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Simeon Sees the Savior

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!

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