Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Let Good Use the Unique You

Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit. We, individually and collectively, are unique. There is no other church exactly like Harvest, and there is no other person exactly like you. As unique as we are, we all have the same call, charge, and mission. Our call is to follow…

Follow the Leader

Pastor Doris talks about how the childhood game of “follow the leader” applies to us as adults. Even when we don’t understand, we are supposed to follow. The leader has a view that we cannot see. http://media.blubrry.com/living4harvest/p/content.blubrry.com/living4harvest/R_20170903-102742.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Hope Is Here

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Bishop Desmond Tutu Titus 2:11 – 15 We fight against the absence of hope. The absence of hope produces certain feelings like… despair being abandoned by God A longing for the pain and hardship to end soon Trusting our own actions rather than waiting on/trusting God. Suicide We all long for…

Dealing with Anger: The Morning After a Long Night

Foundation Scriptures: Ephesians 4:17-27 There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust. Francis De Sales We are called to resist sit. This life can seem to be a constant struggle against sin. God helps us to resist sin. Meditate upon God’s word. Prayerfully depend upon God. Actively…

Faith that is Built to Last

What strong foundation can we build our faith on to withstand the pressures of life? Faith doesn’t have to be fragile Faith has proof ‭‭John‬ ‭9:1-41‬ The people assumed his blindness was a consequence of someone’s sin. Jesus says no it was not. Evidence: V3-6 Jesus said he was born blind so the evidence of God’s power could be seen in this world.…

That I May Know Him

That I may know Him! ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:7-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Paul in writing this letter recognizes that being a Christian is not the end of the journey but the beginning. What does it mean to know God? Know that the flesh will disappoint you at some point so we should have no confidence in it Our journey to know Christ must be more than intellectual. Ex. Difference between…

Transformation

Living as a transforming presence shouldn’t be as hard as we pretend. The church positions itself sometimes as managers of the world’s sin. We seek to separate ourselves as far as possible from it. The local church cannot transform anything it is unwilling to touch. “Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God, but…

Do you have hope?

Matt 4:23 Matt 5:1 They believed He was the one that could make things better. There is an expectation on me because I am a believer. ….when He sat down, his disciples came to Him. And, he began to teach them. The sermon on the mount is not for everyone. But, even in the crowd of people God wanted to make sure He was talking to the sheep (those called by him). God…

The Way of Wisdom

Decisions Sermon Series Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom, from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; 1. Search the scriptures The goal is to seek guidance from, and alignment with God’s word. Psalms 119:9-11 With my whole heart I seek you I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 2. Seek wise counsel. 3. Pray. 4. Make a decision…

God’s Will

What is meant by the phrase God’s will? Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the Lord or God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. God’s unknown plan that determines everything that happens in the universe. God’s desired or moral will. Romans 2:18 And know his will and approve what is…
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