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This Sunday we will examine Isaiah’s response to God’s grandeur, when he cries out, “Woe is me!” Why is Isaiah filled with sorrow? Has God done anything to make Isaiah feel this way? Much like seeing the magnificence of a mountain before you, God’s glory puts you in touch with your smallness and your inferiority….

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Divorce is a difficult issues and one that pervades the culture in the United States, both inside and outside of the church. It is also not something is clean cut and simple. There are a variety of opinions and thoughts within Evangelical Christianity. A few weeks ago, Matthew taught on Matthew 5:31-31 and 19:1-12, and…

During December, we will be taking a break from the book of Matthew in order to turn our attention more specifically to the birth of Jesus and his return. We will be looking at the Gospel and the saving work of Christ through the lens of Isaiah 6:1-9. This Sunday, we will delve into understanding…

Christmas is a special season of the year that is full of shopping and food and much more. Here at Harvest, we celebrate the coming of Christ, which is historically called advent. Advent simply means coming. During this season, we look back upon the coming of Christ in the manger, in the incarnation, and we…

This Sunday, we will explore what Jesus has to say about retaliation. This is incredibly relevant to our culture where every person is meant to look after themselves first before considering the needs of others. Come ready to be challenged anew by the Gospel. Sermon Text: Matthew 5:38-42 Songs for Corporate Worship: All Creatures of…

This Sunday, we will see what Jesus has to say about oaths. We often find that we break our promises to ourselves, our children and others, but what does God desire from us in our commitments? Get ready to dive into the riches of God’s mercy towards us. This week, as you prepare, meditate on…

This Sunday, we will explore another touchy subject, that of divorce. The topic of divorce is discussed widely in the Bible (see Malachi 2:14-16 and 1 Corinthians 7:10=16 for example) and Jesus does not avoid the subject. Marriage, as a picture of the Gospel, and as a sanctifying force for followers of Christ is very…

Last Sunday, Drew worked deep into the issue of anger and hatred towards you fellow man. This Sunday, we will hear the next portion of the Sermon on the Mount that deals with Lust and Covetousness. In our culture, we often become easily jealous and it shapes how we treat others and reveals what we…

This Sunday, we will continue be learning about Jesus and how he understood the Old Testament law. Is the law still something that should be important to Christians? Should we be obeying the Old Testament Law? What exactly does it mean that Jesus fulfilled the law? Come ready to tackle these questions and more! Sermon…

This Sunday, we will continue our exploration through the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus challenge to be salt and light is difficult and yet the most freeing of tasks. Sermon Text:Matthew 5:13-16 Songs for Corporate Worship: All Creatures of Our God & King – Norton Hall Band A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – Matt…

This Sunday, Drew will teach on the last 4 of the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. What a blessing is the sanctifying work of God on our behalf! Sermon Text:Matthew 5:7-12 Songs for Corporate Worship: Our God Is Strong – 10,000 Fathers feat. David Walker O Fount Of Love – Matt Boswell & Matt Papa Because…

As you prepare for our time together this Sunday, 2 Peter 1:3-11. The Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5 are very similar to Peters list of attributes that Christians should strive towards. Very often, we view these lists as only commands, and not as a process. However, the Beatitudes begin with “Blessed are the poor in spirit…”…

As you prepare for our time together this Sunday, spend some time praying through 1 John 1:5-10. God is separate from sin and calls us to fellowship with him. That’s difficult! Through Christ, we have full access, but sin remains in our lives. This week, spend time working through sin that you may find in your…

As you prepare for our time together this Sunday, spend some time praying through John 15:1-11. Fruit and fruitfulness are major themes of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. It is significant that John the Baptist instructs the pharisees that he encounters in Matthew 3 to “bear fruit in keeping with repentance.” Often, as a Christian,…

As you prepare for our time together this Sunday, spend some time praying through John 15:1-11. Fruit and fruitfulness are major themes of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. It is significant that John the Baptist instructs the pharisees that he encounters in Matthew 3 to “bear fruit in keeping with repentance.” Often, as a Christian,…

As you prepare for our time together this Sunday, spend some time praying through John 13:31-35. Following Jesus comes at great cost. We live in a part of the world where religious freedom is still expected. For Joseph and Mary, being obedient to God cost them their homes and their normal lives. What does following Jesus…

As you prepare for our time together this Sunday, spend some time praying through Psalm 138. Jesus is the King over the universe. He is the one who has raised his name up as a banner for us to follow. Yet, he looks after those who are downcast and lowly. Wherever you find yourself this week,…

As you prepare for our time together this Sunday, spend some time praying through Isaiah 29:13-19. Our lives and hearts often turn away from the Lord, though our lips continue to say the right things. May each of us be humbled and challenged to submit our lives to the Holy Spirit and the missionary work that…

As you prepare for our time together this Sunday, spend some time praying through Psalm 96:10. “Say among the nations, ‘The LORD reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.’” May God our lives and our words be a declaration to your Kingship over all…

We don’t rest; we work. That’s the mantra of our American lives. Even so, the Bible has a message for us: Stop & Rest. In 1st Samuel, Chapter 6, the Philistines sent the Ark of the Lord back to the Israelites, because God punished them for taking it and for dishonoring his name. They sent…

This summer, we will be reading Jen Wilkin’s None Like Him as a church body. We are excited to read this together. This may be daunting for some of our men, especially since the introduction is titled “On Becoming A God Fearing Woman.” However, we firmly believe that this book will encourage each of us to…

Today, more than ever before in world history, God is moving within the Muslim world. Since Islam began in the 7th century, history tells us of 83 Muslim movements* to Christ. It wasn’t until the 19th century that the first known voluntary movement took place. Before the turn of the millennium, there had still only…

What is Ramadan? From May 27th until June 25th, Muslims worldwide will be participating in their most sacred month of the year: Ramadan. Ramadan is a time where devout Muslims fast. They daily give up food, liquid, tobacco, and sexual intimacy from sunrise to sunset. The fast is broken after each sunset with iftar. Iftar is a celebratory feast in…

How many church services have you been in that you get distracted? How easily, in our fast-paced culture, do we need something else? Our culture lacks a sense of immediate, enduring focus. Yesterday, as I sat down to hear the sermon, I found myself wanting to grab my phone and check Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, the…

In Matthew 16:15, Jesus asks His disciples, “Who do you say I am?” How would you answer that question? What would you say? How you answer it has eternal significance. However, knowing who Jesus is, is not enough. The Devil has perfect Christology, Jesus must not only be known for who He is, He must…

Today is the beginning of the largest religious festival in the world: Ramadan. Ramadan is a month long fast in the religion of Islam. Every adult man and woman is expected to practice daily fasting (sawm) which ends every evening with a special meal (iftar). Muslims all over the world celebrate this festival in order…

Our Heavenly Father not only hears the cries of his children, but delights in rescuing them even if he has to move heaven and earth to do so. In fact, our God is even more effective than the great Liam Neeson in his rescuing! So why would we not cry out to God incessantly? In…

As we walk through the book Habits of Grace together as a body over the next few weeks, I am excited to focus our next few posts on the topic of prayer, or as David Mathis describes it in the book “having God’s ear”. Mathis is spot on in saying the purpose of “prayer is…

On Sunday, April 24th, we had the privilege to hear from Scott Garrison. Scott and Laura are church planters of Redeemer Church in Indianapolis. We are really excited to join them on mission in this summer! If you missed the interview, listen here!

On Sunday, May 1st we had the privilege of video chatting with Aaron Boswell. He and his wife are church planters of Renaissance Montreal. We are so excited to be going to Montreal this summer to join them on God’s mission in Little Burgundy! If you missed it, listen to the audio here.

On Sunday Matthew referenced this John Piper sermon. We thought it might be encouraging to our church body to share it. Hope you enjoy! This sermon was originally posted here on the Desiring God website.

Holy Week is the most important time in the life of the church. This week we celebrate and mourn the death of the Savior of the World. Only through the Christ can anyone stand holy and blameless before a good God. As you approach Easter Sunday, walk with Jesus to the cross. Seek him so…

The Lenten season in general, and its practice, may be uncharted territory for many in evangelical, Christian circles This is especially true for Baptists. However, there is a lot more to Lent than an ashen cross upon one’s forehead—enough to cause me to invite you into a month-long journey. A journey of embracing our sinfulness…

“The theology of Genesis is the prelude to God’s election of Israel and her monarchy, whose purpose was to channel the divine blessing for all nations. Although Israel enjoyed prosperity during the golden years of David and Solomon, the blessings were secured only with the coming of Christ and the founding of the church. Since…

Sunday morning, Drew referenced Tim Keller’s sermon on Noah and the Flood. For your convenience, it is here in video format.

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