Waiting for Change
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Waiting for Change

Have I become so accustomed to life here on Earth that life after the return of the Christ, where pain and striving will cease and the perfection of the Garden of Eden will return, has simply become a part of my theology, rather than a future reality on which I can depend? Have I placed the temporary amusement found in a movie above the everlasting peace of life in the presence of God? I’d like to say “no,” but I don’t think that would be the most truthful of responses.

The Christianity Band-Aid
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The Christianity Band-Aid

To proclaim to the world that being a part of the church body, and not simply checking the box of attending a service, is so much more than a Band-Aid; it is a source of true life itself.

Now and Then
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Now and Then

What is left, then, is a choice: do I curse my circumstances, and, like Jonah after his plan for Nineveh to be destroyed was disrupted, refuse to change? Or do I evaluate what this new phase has brought, and attempt to roll with the punches?

Strength in Uncertain Times
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Strength in Uncertain Times

It’s an interesting time in the world right now, to say the least. Stock markets are fluctuating, stores are empty, and schools are closing. The control that I seek over my life seems to be slipping from my fingers at an alarming rate.

Rooted
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Rooted

ROOTED is a 10-week small group experience that will CONNECT you with others, help you EXPERIENCE God in new ways, and give you the opportunity to GROW in your relationship with Jesus, you can learn more about this meeting at www.worldmeeting2015.org. Childcare is provided. Cost is $35.00 per person (includes study book, childcare, refreshments, and...

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: Motivations
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Fresh Water: Motivations

Fresh Water: Motivations Pastor Mike Halstead 4/29/18 This week, we are looking at how we use our speech to motivate ourselves and others, and the detrimental impact we may have when we are not in full control of our tongue. Before reading on, think of a way that you have used words to motivate someone...

Fresh Water: The Course of your Life
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Fresh Water: The Course of your Life

Fresh Water: The Course of your Life 4/22/18 Pastor Mike Halstead In his epistle, James takes time to pay special attention to the potential dangers of how we use our speech. Read James 3:3-6 Go Deeper 1.What kind of situations may be present in James audience that he takes time to discuss the dangers of...

Fishing with Jesus
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Fishing with Jesus

Fishing with Jesus Cash Lowe 4/15/18 This week, we’ll take some time to take a look at the first instance of Jesus calling some men to follow Him. While it seems like this story is a pretty simple one, there may be a deeper truth to Simon’s interaction with the Christ then we may notice...

The Free Gift That Costs So Much
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The Free Gift That Costs So Much

The Free Gift That Costs So Much Speaker: Cash Lowe April 8th, 2018 This week, we are taking a look at two stories from the last week of Jesus’ ministry on Earth. Both of these stories are well-known, but because of the chapter interruption in between, we often tend to create an artificial disconnection between...