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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.

2016-01-24 06:19:33 from Harvest Church AV on Vimeo.

1 Chronicles 23:16-23 The history of the nation of Israel shows that they rarely ever followed the commands of their God especially concerning how they were to worship God. They were not content to pray to the one true God Yahweh but instead built places of worship to other god’s and prayed to them (Isaiah…

As a triathlete, many people ask me how I am able to achieve my exercise goals. Scientific research, peak human performance, modalities of training, nutritional plans, technological breakthroughs, or even fashionable trends are all areas where many athletes seek to improve. There is no doubt that consistency is the greatest contributor to success. “A prayerful…

Why should I pray? Prayer is not some small or marginal thing. Prayer is at the heart of why God created the universe. According to Isaiah 43:7, God created us for his glory. One of the primary ways God displays his glory in us is by being depended on through prayer. When we, as God’s…

Focus in Worship Tim Timmons makes a great point in this short video. Why am I leading worship? Does God need more excellent music? No. God desires that we focus on Him and what he has accomplished for us! Let’s let this color our worship gatherings!

Songs for Corporate Worship this week: Holy Holy Holy (God With Us) Matt Maher Spotify iTunes The Cross Stands Tim Hughes Spotify iTunes Lord, I Need You Matt Maher Spotify iTunes Good Good Father 10000 Fathers Spotify iTunes Our God Chris Tomlin Spotify iTunes

Mark Kelly’s Full Post Originally Posted at this address. A mind-boggling 10.8 million Syrians have been driven from their homes by violence in their towns. War widows are trying to care for their families. Husbands despair of feeding their children because they can’t find work. Children lose hope for the future because they can’t attend…

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you. The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers. You destroy those who speak lies; the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. God despises sin. Sin is diametrically opposed to God’s plan for the life…

A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The…

Chris Donato gives us some anchors to understand the book of 1 John. Give it a read and let us know what you think! Faith Working Through Love

We are so excited to embark on a verse-by-verse journey through 1 John, one of the 3 letters that were written by the apostle John. In order to help you dive in more deeply and get a feel for what all is going on underneath the surface of the book, we wanted to give you…

Good afternoon Harvest! This Sunday we will be singing the story of the Gospel. As you prepare to gather, here are some thoughts to prepare your hearts to worship together: In Genesis chapter 4, Cain and Abel both brought sacrifices to God. Abel’s sacrifice of the fattened portions from his flock were accepted, but God…

Who is Jesus and why does that matter? In 1 John, the Apostle John brings to light the realities of Jesus and what it means for us today that he became a man and lived on the earth. Ultimately, in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus love is illuminated. Truth is brought into the…

We live in a unique and exciting time in world history. Never before has the world been so interconnected. Travel is easier than it has ever been. The internet has enabled us talk to people on the other side of the world by the click of a button. Not only do we live in exciting…

We were created with a purpose–to worship and live in right relationship with God our Maker. Because of sin, we all now have a worship problem. Rather than worship the Creator, we worship created things—we worship ourselves, other people, our jobs and hobbies, nature, and false gods. In Jesus Christ, God has come to restore…

Jesus ascends, the Spirit falls, the Church is born, and the Gospel multiplies to the ends of the earth! Join us as we journey through studying the Book of Acts together. We will be covering large sections of scripture in a more thematic rather than word for word approach. That being said, we encourage you…

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