The Christian Community: A Place to Disagree
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The Christian Community: A Place to Disagree

I think it is a safe thing to say that a well-cultivated church atmosphere would be a comfortable and inviting place for people to relax and be open with what they are feeling and the things with which they are struggling. A core component of Christian community is recognizing that we are all different, with...

The Start of Something Big
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The Start of Something Big

Greetings! My name is Kyle Fox, and I have recently come on board at Harvest as the Pastor of Small Groups. If you don’t know who I am, let me give you some info about myself. I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and moved to Joplin Missouri at 18 to begin school at Ozark Christian...

42.  Coincidence?
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42. Coincidence?

This past week the Harvest Food Pantry had its Grand Opening.  It started off slow on Sunday (first day) but picked up steam on Wednesday! Between Sunday and Wednesday we provided food for 42 people!   42!   “the LORD has done this and is marvelous in our eyes” Matthew 21:42   We are so...

Wow. Just. Wow.
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Wow. Just. Wow.

What a great turn out we had at the Chili Cook Off this past Sunday evening!  Although the numbers are not officially in, we estimate at least 150+ people enjoyed food, fun and fellowship! Not only did we have 21 different Chili’s entered into the contest but we also had 20 *awesome* Raffle Baskets that...

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Day 40! The Adventure Begins

I walk into the auditorium (I would open the doors to the auditorium but there are none. We have a 18,000lb lift that we still need in there for all the high ceiling lights and speakers. It barely can wiggle itself out now.With the doors in we would have to take it apart and remove...

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Day 39 The Adventure Begins

As I walk around the new building I see a long hallway to the children’s classrooms. I can only imagine the small minds and hearts that will be influenced there. Are you lucky enough to remember a special Sunday school teacher? One who treated you with respect and kindness? What incredible opportunities there will be,...

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Day 38 The Adventure Begins

“I see a room” As I walk through the new building today, I see opportunity. Everywhere, . . opportunity. Rooms for small group studies, a room for weekly addiction recovery. I see a front room (with a huge fireplace and log stairs where a man who hasn’t been to church much will walk in and...

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Day 37 The Adventure Begins

Here is the $100 question: So what is the Main thing? Often there are numerous main things! The “main things” will be that which comes to the surface in the midst of tragedy or an emergency. In a few instances in the past, an airliner was in the midst of an emergency that the people...