Practicing Lectio Divina
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Practicing Lectio Divina

The Bible is meant for ongoing meditation. One way to study the scriptures is through the rhythm of Lectio Divina. In this method, we seek to experience the presence of God through reading and listening, prayer, meditation and contemplation.

Holy Week Bible Reading Plan
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Holy Week Bible Reading Plan

Had Christ not hung on the cross, taken on our sins, and defeated Satan’s power, His rising again would not have been as meaningful. We wouldn’t be singing worship songs about it. The New Testament probably wouldn’t have been written. And no one would have eternal life.We're going to read through scriptures together each day this week, "walking in His shoes." And by He, I mean Jesus. This is HIS story.

A List of Resources
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A List of Resources

So many of us have personally experienced real seasons of darkness or hopelessness…or know someone close to us who has. We hope to provide you with resources to help in your journey of healing, or for you to better relate to those who are close and going through difficult times.

Ten Commandments: What is this in my Right Hand?
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Ten Commandments: What is this in my Right Hand?

What is this in my Right Hand? 10 Commandments – Week 3 Mike Halstead 6/24/18 This week, we move on to the 2nd commandment, and discuss the dangerous practice of creating things that are not God in His image. We also will further take a look at God’s “jealous” nature, something that may be difficult...

Ten Commandments: No Other Gods!
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Ten Commandments: No Other Gods!

10 Commandments Week 2: No Other Gods! Pastor Mike Halstead 6/17/18   This week we are diving into the 10 commandments proper, with number one: “You shall have no other gods before me.” Let’s discuss this, the first rule in God’s far-reaching Law, and see if we might be able to apply it to our...

Ten Commandments – The Finger of God
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Ten Commandments – The Finger of God

10 Commandments Week 1 6/10/18 Pastor Mike Halstead The ten commandments are a topic everyone knows about- even those who’ve never stepped inside a church building. Unfortunately, familiarity can often lead to an assumption that we know all about the topic – and we may not be right! Starting this week, we are going to...

Fresh Water: A Forest Ablaze
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Fresh Water: A Forest Ablaze

Fresh Water Week 6: A Forest Ablaze Mike Halstead 6/3/18 As we come back to our series about the power of our speech, let’s take a close look a few verses from James 3, and the vibrant imagery the author uses to describe the danger that our tongues can cause. James compares the tongue to...

Building Together
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Building Together

Building Together: Our Offering Pastor Steve Valdez 5/27/18 This week, Harvest’s youth pastor Steve shared a message with us about the important place that every single member of the church has in the effort to “build the tabernacle.” That is, that the task of contributing to the church has been given to all, not simply the...

Fresh Water
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Fresh Water

Fresh Water: The Art of Listening Mike Halstead 5/20/18 For the last four weeks, we have been examining James 3, a passage dedicated to the dangers of unrestrained speech and the importance of using your tongue for good, rather than sin. This week, let’s take a look at the reverse side of the coin: listening. In...

Fresh Water: The Surface of Faith
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Fresh Water: The Surface of Faith

Fresh Water: The Surface of Faith Pastor Mike Halstead 5/13/18 This week, let’s take some time to talk about how our faith translates into action. We have been looking at a passage in James 3 for a month now, unpacking the potential our tongues have. Potential to build up or destroy; to encourage or hurt....