I AM the Resurrection and the Life
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I AM the Resurrection and the Life

What is life, and where did it come from? When we die what happens to our life? Answers to these questions have not been obtained using the disciplines of science. Usually scientists can conceive of some idea or theory or method to unlock secrets of our existence but the mystery of life is so profound...

The Good Shepherd
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The Good Shepherd

We don’t have any sheep now, but we do have a couple of cows. When we are out in the field we learn about them and their nuances. The cows will usually come when we call, especially if we are holding a feed bucket. They understand what fences are and are even willing to get...

The Security of the Door
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The Security of the Door

I think it’s the weather and the return of green grass, but for some reason, at this time of the year I always start getting two very specific idyllic daydreams. One is of having a breakfast or two with a Hobbit in a Hobbit-hole (I have no teaching point from this one, but doesn’t that...

I AM the light of the world. – Jesus
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I AM the light of the world. – Jesus

  I ran away for the first time in 2nd grade—it only lasted the afternoon. By 8th grade frequently I would rush desperately to the isolated escape of our backyard to cry out in silent tears and mute screams until lumps formed in my throat, “God, just let me no longer exist.” The latter continued...

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...

A Constant Example
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A Constant Example

I had an unexpected encounter recently. Friday mornings, my wife is in the office and my two older kids are at school, so my youngest (Charlotte) and I have that time with just the two of us. Well, a few weeks ago, I decided to take Charlotte out to breakfast, only the healthiest of meals,...

Learning to “Grasp” God’s Word
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Learning to “Grasp” God’s Word

As Christians, we understand and believe that the Bible is important. The Bible is scripture, it is God’s word to man, and it is central to the understanding of our faith and our relationship to God. The Bible offers us comfort and encouragement; it give us assurance and guidance; and it provides us with discipline,...

2016 Annual Report
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2016 Annual Report

This past Sunday, Pastor Mike discussed Harvest: our history, our present, and our future. It was a great message that touched on the roots of our church, our values and what is important here at Harvest [Listen Here]. He briefly introduced the staff (meet them here), talked about the missionaries we support (read more about...

What is important to you?
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What is important to you?

I enjoy watching the Antiques Roadshow. It’s the possible “treasure” in the attic that makes it so interesting to me. I’ve seen people who have purchased an early Chinese vase for $10,000.00 and later had it appraised for $20,000.00, only to be told on TV in front of a million people that it was merely...