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Now Concerning Series Resources

Note: These resources are useful starting points for research and analysis. Including them in this blog post does not mean every point of view is fully agreed with by Doxa leadership. Whatever and whenever you read, be sure to ask the Lord's help in discerning truth from error. Women in ministry Books: How can women thrive in the local church? By Keri Folmar Differen...

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The Enneagram: Time Wasted or Truth Revealed?

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The Enneagram is a very popular self-assessment tool in the fields of psychology, business, and even many Christian communities today. The word comes from the Greek words Ennea (Nine) and Grammos (Written symbol). The goal of understanding the Enneagram, or "knowing your number" is to understand yourself better so that you can relate in more healthy ways to yourself, other...

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Fasting : Fall 2018

Starting in September, two incredible opportunities are coming your way for you to engage with the Lord on a deeper level with the Harvest community. First, we are encouraging weekly fasting on Fridays. Second, and in conjunction with Fasting Fridays, we are asking all who call Harvest home to join us on the last Sunday of each month for an evening of celebration and p...

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Transgenderism in Kindergarten: Understanding and Responding to the Sexual Revolution

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It is not often thatRocklin, CA garners national attention. Most of the time you hear about it in the context of best places to raise a family, such as this study declaringRoseville#1 andRocklin#7 in all of California. But recent events have causednational news outletsto take notice of one particularRocklincharter school. In case you are unaware of the issue surrounding t...

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5 Things You Need to Know About The Shack

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There's no question about it: The Shack is beautiful. From the lush gardens bursting forth flowers and giving way to snowcapped peaks, to the rushing waterfalls and serene forests, your senses are on overload as you watch. Yet underneath all this beauty, an array of subtle (and not-so-subtle) lies are snuck in. There are many, and they are dangerous. The Shack is a "narra...

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Worship Q&A Continued

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So many questions, so little time! We had over 30 questions come in on Sunday morning during our services, and of course we couldn’t get to all of them from the front. But, we can provide some brief answers to the ones that didn’t get mentioned, and that’s what we are doing here. The goal is not an exhaustive answer, but helpful, direct, biblical answers. And, we...

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Work: It's what we do

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Every Sunday afternoon, as I get ready to drive away from Harvest Bible Chapel, I stop and thank God for the amazing grace and love He showers on us. I think back on the faces of my brothers and sisters in Christ who were lifted up and transformed by our time in worship. I think of the happy faces of little ones running eagerly to HisKids, our children's ministry, where th...

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Walk: Following Jesus together

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At Harvest, "walking with Christ" is the process by which you consistently grow as a disciple in community, growing in your love for Jesus and other people. Being a disciple is never a one-person show....

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How to Meditate on God's Word

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"Meditation" is a popular practice for many people, yet also a confusing one for many Christians. Is it OK to meditate like other people do, seeking to cleanse or empty the mind of all distractions, worries, burdens, etc? Is meditation spoken of in the Bible similar to that, or altogether different?...

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Hijacked: The Secret of Contentment

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Philippians 4:13 is so much more than a motivational line for a high school football victory. If anything, Paul's word here has just as much or more to do with God's strength in losing than it does in winning. Nor is this verse a mantra to achieving your dreams but a reminder that even when you don't, God's enough. And that's a way better promise. The apostle Paul wasn't w...

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