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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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Hijacked: Getting God’s word straight

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There’s no denying that we each come to the Bible with our own presuppositions, biases and assumptions, and there are a slew of contributing factors. So when you come to God’s word, your commitment must be to let the Bible say what it says and mean what it means even if it changes the way you’ve always thought about it......

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Don't know how you should vote? Here are 3 things you need to know.

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Every presidential election season seems to create a feeling of "When will this be over?" by the time we are all actually voting. We've heard about candidates for years already in some cases, then we hear from their "camps" every day for months and months, then we hear from candidates themselves incessantly down the home stretch. This race feels, to me, to be more polarizi...

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Rooted Town Hall Meeting Recap - September 28th, 2016

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The Rooted Town Hall Meeting was a platform to inform our church family about what has been going on with the Rooted campaign, land project, and short-term facility efforts, as well as pray and give an opportunity for everyone to ask questions. Update and Overview from Pastor Scott and Elder Daron Anderson. Short-Term Plan:We continue to pursue a short-term facility op...

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

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Anniversary celebrations bring perspective and expectation. Perspective of what’s God has done and expectation about what another year of walking with the Lord will produce in our hearts, in our church, and in our community. Our third anniversary has once again prompted both. People have asked me, “three years ago, is this where you expected to be?” And it’s diffic...

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All In

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I believe there is so much that God has in store for us, but were I to sum up all that the Lord has impressed upon my heart for this upcoming year of ministry, I could summarize the focus in two words: All in! This is our theme for the year. If we’re to be the type of church that I believe God is calling us to be, it’s going to start with each and every person committi...

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3 Lessons, 3 Years

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How could I encapsulate the top 3 lessons learned in the past 3 years at Harvest? Answer: I can’t. So, I’m ditching the idea of “top” 3 lessons, and instead want to put forward the following 3 lessons that we’ve learned at Harvest. There have just been too many lessons to count, some more significant than others. But for your consideration…...

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Thank You for Three Years

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As I reflect back on 3 years of ministry at Harvest, my heart is overwhelmed with thankfulness. Were I to speak of every form of thankfulness that has welled up in my heart, I would likely never stop writing. So in light of three years of ministry, I wanted to speak of my thankfulness in 3 ways......

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Financial Update 2016/2017

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As we close out another fiscal year and look forward to another year of ministry, I stand amazed at all that God has accomplished through this church in just a few short years. I have always been convinced that if we go after the things on God's heart, God will take care of the things on our heart. And look what he has done: the ministries that have been built, the staff t...

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Goodbye Self

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When you really read the words of Jesus, he said some outright difficult, even offensive things. Allow me to provide a few examples. "But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many" (Mk 10:43-45). "D...

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