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Meeting Jesus at the Feast: A Christ-Centered Passover


This year, Harvest is hosting a Christ-Centered Passover feast through our small groups.  This will be an incredible opportunity to experience with fresh eyes the kind of food and tradition that the disciples experienced the night Jesus was betrayed and crucified.  Each small group will be provided with key elements that are more unique or harder to find (a lamb ...

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What is Biblical Counseling?


When people think of “counseling”, there are any number of things that go through their head.  Some people mistakenly think of counseling like psychotherapy, with someone laying on a  big brown leather couch and a doctor with a notepad scribbling thoughts.  Others think of being in a room face to face, one on one, with someone who ...

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Sola Gratia et Sola Fide


*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


*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


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


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


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


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


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


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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