Pastor’s Blog

Pastor’s Pen 12/05/2021

Anxiety. “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 Webster defines anxious as: “afraid or nervous, especially about what may happen : feeling anxiety”. We are commanded not to be afraid or worried about what might happen. Because… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 11/28/2021

Freedom! “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm  therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 As Americans, we are privileged to live in a nation that is one of the freest in the World. In 2026 we will celebrate our 250th anniversary as a free nation. During… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 11/21/2021

Pretender! “They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. ” Titus 1:16 We all have met people claiming to be Christians, yet their lives don’t reflect that they belong to Christ. When I coached high school football at James River High School, we took our team to a football camp at… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 11/14/2021

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”  Philippines 1:21 What is your focus? What drives you? What motivates you? What is your first love? If you call yourself a Christian, the answer is the same for each question, Jesus. The problem for many people is what they pronounce with their lips… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 11/07/2021

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 Dear Church Family, It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today. Pastor Jamie Ezzell has resigned as a pastor and elder of Grace Harvest Baptist Church, and his last day of serving this church in… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 10/31/2021

Peace “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:30 What would you say if someone asked you, “what      brings you peace”? Webster defines peace as “a state of tranquility or quiet: such… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 10/24/2021

Purpose! “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 Have you ever asked yourself, What is my purpose in life? Your answer depends on who is the Lord of your life. For unbelievers (those who are not Christians), the  … Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 10/17/2021

Victory! “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,”      2 Peter 1:3 We sing the song Victory in Jesus. The following is the first stanza: “I heard an old, old story How… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 10/10/2021

What is your purpose in life? “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,” Ephesians 1:1 At some point in your life, you probably have asked the       question, what is the purpose of my life. As a believer, that   answer is simple. It is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Paul’s… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 10/01/2021

James 4:17 – “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” Currently, in youth group on Wednesday nights, we are working through the book of James.  And although   there are many convicting passages and verses, in my book, none of them can touch the conviction… Read More »