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...

Worship in Observing the Sabbath
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Worship in Observing the Sabbath

  Today’s post is for those who feel tired, beaten down, and overwhelmed. Sabbath has been woven into the fabric of creation; God knew that we would need rest from our labor to keep us healthy. Learning more about Sabbath has changed my life, and I believe that it can change yours as well! I...

Worship in Silence and Solitude
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Worship in Silence and Solitude

This post is heavily influenced by the chapter “Solitude: Creating Space for God”, from Ruth Haley Barton’s book “Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation.” If you’re anything like me, having quiet time alone is a rarity. It may even feel like a luxury that you cannot afford, yet entering into silence and solitude...

Living a Life of Worship
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Living a Life of Worship

Today we are continuing our journey into learning how to live a life of worship. We will be introducing the spiritual disciplines today as patterns that we can infuse into our lives in order to acquire new “habits” that will re-direct our life of worship to its proper place: to God, and God alone.  ...

The Purpose of Worship
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The Purpose of Worship

Today we will define why we need worship, what it is designed to do for us and in us. Much of today’s post was generated from my notes on a lecture about liturgical worship.   Today’s post will be a short one! I hope by now that this series has challenged you to examine your...

You Are What You Worship (and it may not be what you think)
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You Are What You Worship (and it may not be what you think)

Today’s post will offer insights from the book, “You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit” by James K.A. Smith. I highly recommend reading this book – you can find it in our Harvest Bookstore on Sunday morning! “You Are What You Love” has been both powerfully illuminating and convicting for me personally....

Our Life is Our Worship
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Our Life is Our Worship

This is the first blog post in a series of posts on the subject of “Worship.” God placed a desire in my heart to share what I have been learning in my first seminary class, “Practices of Worship.” This blog series will draw from lectures and reading materials from that class. For me, it has...

How Camp Changed My Life
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How Camp Changed My Life

For as long as I can remember, going to camp has always been the highlight of my year. To me, life was divided into two seasons: camp and not camp. And even when I was not at a camp I would visit sites like campingfunzone.com and read all I can about camping. Each year I...

Celebrate Doubt!
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Celebrate Doubt!

Don’t just tolerate doubt. Celebrate it! Greetings from The Bridge! If you don’t know what that means, The Bridge is our Preteen Ministry where we focus in on our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students here at Harvest. I have been working with preteens for a long time now, and I absolutely love it! Did...

34 Students. 8 Adults. 1 Epic Overnighter!
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34 Students. 8 Adults. 1 Epic Overnighter!

February 24th-25th, Harvest’s preteen ministry (The Bridge) hosted our 2nd Overnighter event. We had 34 students gather together with 8 adult volunteers to spend 15 hours together in community having some good old fashioned fun. We ate a lot of junk food, watched a movie, threw dodgeballs at each other, participated in nerf gun warfare,...