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Sola Gratia et Sola Fide

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*This article was originally published in the Jessup Journal Summer 2017 Reflecting on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation can be daunting, particularly when you have been asked as an alumnus to celebrate the event by contributing to the Jessup Journal. Initially my focus was to write an article that would eclipse the merit of my capstone, not in length, but definite...

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Sola Scriptura

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*This article was originally published in the Jessup Journal Summer 2017 1 Timothy 3:15 if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. (ESV)  2 Timothy 3:15-17 ...and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you ...

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He is Not Distant, He is God

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Wow, the last three months working at Harvest have been such an adventure! First, let me begin by sharing how I got here and the Lord’s hand in it all: It was November of 2014, and I had been serving for four years as a worship minister in Breckenridge, Colorado. After years of life, ministry, and ups and downs, I felt the Lord asking me to step down from my positi...

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Transgenderism in Kindergarten: Understanding and Responding to the Sexual Revolution

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It is not often that Rocklin, 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 declaring Roseville #1 and Rocklin #7 in all of California.  But recent events have caused national news outlets to take notice of one particular Rocklin c...

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Vision for Worship at Harvest

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My vision for Biblical Worship at Harvest is to encourage, develop, and raise up true worshippers who worship the Triune God in spirit and truth within all aspects of life; that we might be a people who grow in our understanding of God and respond by making much of Him with our lives not just music....

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An Unashamed Life

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Rob Maxey was a friend to as many people as he could meet. He was tireless in his service in God's Kingdom, relentless in his pursuit of teenagers for the sake of Jesus, and abounding in hope and joy and love that came from a heart captivated by the good news that Jesus forgives sinners and changes lives for eternity. He is and will be deeply missed. ...

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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 &ldquo...

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My First Two Months In Ministry

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After reflecting on my first months in ministry, I considered talking about my newly learned tips for Student Ministry: Student Engagement: Show them you’re not afraid to be the goofy one, wear it like a badge of honor (like showing off all the nerdy memorabilia that you have in your house, if you don’t have any… I’ve got more than enough to lend ...

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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, wh...

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