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What Should You Do With Santa?

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As a kid, I grew up enjoying the fun and friendly notion of Santa. One Christmas tradition brought us annually to the mall for a night of dinner, presents, and of course holiday pictures with Santa Claus. As the oldest of four boys, I was the one trying to convince my younger brothers that Santa was not nearly as scary as he looked. On Christmas Eve, I remember getting rea...

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What is Advent and should I celebrate it?

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Christmas can tend to be a mixed bag for many of us.  It's both the most wonderful and the busiest time of the year.  It's time for decorating your house inside and out, buying more presents than you probably want to, and losing all inhibitions regarding calorie counting and baking your brains out with all manner of ginger bread, snowman sugar cookies, and pepper...

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Coming To Harvest This Christmas

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We want you to be aware of what’s coming up from Harvest Bible Chapel in December so that you can make plans with your family and friends. Here’s 4 important things you need to know to prepare with us: Harvest Gives is happening again this December! We can’t wait to tell you about the 3 areas of emphasis for this season of giving through Harvest.We are g...

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Happy Reformation Day! What!?

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Some little known but very important facts you need to know about October 31st...

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Fall, Halloween, and a Biblical Perspective

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How should Christians respond to Halloween? Do we engage or abstain... or is there really only one answer?...

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The Trinity

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The Trinity is one of the most complex and mysterious Christian doctrines, but there is certainly a strong Biblical basis for this concept. The foundational idea is that God is one God who eternally exists in three persons. Bruce Ware summarizes it well when he writes......

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What does a godly man look like?

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Everywhere you turn, there are sermons being preached about what a man is. These sermons are not just being preached in church. They are being preached through every outlet imaginable - magazines, websites, TV shows, movies, music, shops and malls. I say "sermons" intentionally because that's exactly what they are - messages from...

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15 Years Later: Reflecting on God’s Faithfulness after my mother’s death

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My mother died on August 14, 2000, after a long battle with Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I was 16 at the time, about to begin my junior year of high school, and suddenly without the strongest spiritual influence in my life to that point. My mother fought valiantly and was full of faith in the Lord, knowing both that he could heal her at any moment but also that his purposes w...

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Mark: Discipleship Defined

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For the better part of a year, we will be studying the book of Mark together and the series title is Discipleship Defined. In light of the mission and the momentum God has been building in our church, I felt that it would be essential to define what our mission is again, which is glorifying God by making disciples. If you were to poll an assortment of Christians and ask th...

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Happy 2 Year Anniversary Harvest!

“This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes” Psalm 118:23 In February of 2013, Harvest Bible Chapel was nothing more than a pipe dream. Jeremiah captures the calling God placed on my heart well when he wrote, “If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shu...

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