Good Afternoon Harvest Church Family, As I have walked this journey in Christ for over 40 years I have found the blessings of obedience to numerous to count. In the good circumstances of life to the bad ones of my own making, He has always been faithful. I am amazed at how He continues to work all things in my life, again good and bad, to keep me drawn close to Him. I can really relate to the plight of Israelites. So of
I remember the night that God called me to prepare for His service in ministry. It was Youth Camp going into my Junior year of High School. All that week we had heard about God moving on the mission field in people's lives. I heard these things but mostly I was more interested in the girls that were at camp. Our Thursday night was always dress-up nice and have a date for dinner and then chapel. Soooo, I was a bit preoccupied looki
Good Morning Harvest Church Family, Sunday we were asked to "Give careful thought to your ways." Haggai 1:5 NIV or the New King James puts it "Consider you ways." I really like how The Message states this verse, "Take a good, hard look at your life. Think it over." What is still unfinished in your life? What has God showed you, that spoke to you about that you have not completed? The Isra
Good Day Harvest Church Family, Earlier this week I got to meet someone and share with them about a ministry that we offer here at the church weekly. The overwhelming acceptance, love and grace that was offered caused the individual to well up in tears. I could see in their face this is what they were hoping to hear and longing for. Sunday we learned that we have no idea how one conversation, one word of encouragement, or one ex
“The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.”- 1 Corinthians 12:12 NLT
Over the last 25 years of full-time ministry I have seen the body of Christ, truly be the church, I would say 75% of the time. As I have thought about it, I think that's not to bad. I wish I could say I have seen the body of Christ truly be the church 100% but I think that won't happen until we are a
“A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood behind Him at His feet weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.” - Luke 7:37-38
Sunday we examined how no matter our past or who we are Jesus always invites those that others
Brennan Manning's statement from Sunday that I actually heard years ago at the beginning of a DC Talk song still has been ringing in my ears this week. He stated, "The single greatest cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, then walk out the door and deny Him with their lifestyle. This is what the unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.” Remember our key verse is found in Ephes
Are You Apathetic?
Sunday we began looking at the things that Jesus would Un-do and first out of the gate was Apathy or Indifference. Apathy/Indifference: is when you lack motivation to do anything or you just don't care about what's going on around you. Apathy, when it comes to living out an example of Jesus in our everyday lives is not a new thing to any of us. I mentioned Sunday that I feel that it has rea
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED JESUS?
What at an awesome Easter Sunday! 247 in attendance, 4 Baptisms, 14 Members Received and Someone saying, YES to Jesus! Can it get any better than that?!? I want to thank all those behind the scenes, and in front, who made last Sunday possible. Jason Zehr, Stephen Plopper, Preston Heckel, Amy Zehr, Marlyn and Rachel Heckel, Brian and Joanna Bierema, Jon and Karen Gedstad, Marle
Good Afternoon Harvesters,
Ephesians 4:18-19 states, "They are darkened in their understanding separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality as to indulge in every kind of impurity and they are full of greed."