Peace in Scripture
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Peace in Scripture

I realized during our Rooted study last year that this is a response of feeling responsible for so many things. I realized after addressing control through that lens it is often also a way of protecting myself emotionally. I have been addressing that in prayer over some months now. I ask God often to "convince me that trusting Him is easier than trusting myself."

The Pursuit of Scripture
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The Pursuit of Scripture

No spiritual rhythm is more important than the intake of God's word. Nothing can substitute for it.  In our busy lives, it's easy to become preoccupied with "Christian" activities and not spend enough time in God's word. Scripture intake is not only one of the most important spiritual rhythms, it is also the most broad. There are several ways to pursue scripture.

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.

Worship in Reading the Scriptures
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Worship in Reading the Scriptures

In this weeks post I want to take some time to talk about the Bible. We are all aware of the Bible’s importance to our lives as believers, and that we all need to be taking time to regularly be immersed in the Scriptures. But today, I want to introduce you to a practice called...

Corporate Bible Study
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Corporate Bible Study

Here at Harvest, every small group we start has 5 tasks to accomplish throughout its life: fellowship, study, provision, worship, and evangelism. All five of these are taken from the last few verses of Acts 2, but I want to take some time to expound on each one of these tasks. Today, we’re going to...

Using Lent to Draw Closer to God
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Using Lent to Draw Closer to God

Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of a practice known as Lent. Lent is observed mainly by Christians in the Anglican, Calvinist, Lutheran, Methodist, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions. The purpose of Lent is traditionally the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, charity, atonement and self-denial. Lent lasts...