Why Does Harvest Use the English Standard Version Bible? It most likely doesn’t come as a surprise to know that the Bible wasn’t written in English. It was written in three different languages. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and small amount in Aramaic, and the New Testament was written in Greek. Thankfully, you don’t need to rush to learn...Keep Reading
Three Things of Which I'm Convinced
I am so encouraged to see God moving and cause a revitalization of these truths.
1) I am convinced that there is great power in God’s Word. We have a habit of saying, “The messenger is nothing; the message is everything”. Hear me when I say, I believe that more than ever. I am overwhelmed, often, with the trials and struggles that so many are inflicted with and I know there is nothing I can offer except the amazing truths and promises of God’s Word. I hope this week you are taking hold of God's Word and drawing from that power.
2) I am convinced that the church can withstand anything. I love reading about history and I am amazed as we look at the church and see how it has proven strong in the midst of immense trials. This week, I felt afresh the amazing love of the church when I got an e-mail from a member who is walking through significant difficulties. Through these struggles it has been our church surrounding them and meeting needs that has carried them through. Praise God!!! There is nothing more beautiful than the church, when the church is working properly.
3) I am convinced that God is at work. In so many ways, I am seeing God stirring and changing lives. Now, understand that it is not always comfortable or convenient. I have found that God is not always working off my schedule when it comes to stretching me, but no matter the cost, it is always worth it.
I pray that as you see God’s Word and His work at our church, you are convinced of these things as well. I pray that Harvest is not only a church you attend, but rather a church you serve as well. Let’s lock arms and continue to press into the mission of our Savior - to make disciples.
See you Sunday. You Are Loved.
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