Pastor’s Blog

Pastor’s Pen 02/28/2021

Not For Me! “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’       teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42 On February 14, 2021, a truly unique event occurred. For only the second time in 15 years, Grace Harvest closed  on a Sunday. It was bizarre for Cathy and I to… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 02/21/2021

Lying Lips “They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works.” Titus 1:16 During the 2021 Super Bowl, one of the ads has    generated a lot of criticism for being disingenuous.  It is an ad for Jeep and has the singer Bruce        Springsteen talking about a  tiny chapel in Lebanon, Kansas being… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 02/07/2021

“For the time is coming when people will not       endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions”  2 Timothy 4:3 You might be thinking it has almost been 2,000  years since Paul penned his last letter to Timothy. The truth is that the true church,… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 01/31/2021

Why, God? Romans 8:28-29 – And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 01/24/2021

  Rejoice! “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”         1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice. When you hear the word rejoice, most  people think of something positive occurring, a   time of celebration, or a happy event. But, is Paul… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 01/15/2021

Above all! And above all these put on love, which binds               everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.                                 Colossians 3:14-15 If there is one characteristic that every believer should display, it is love. Jesus is… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 01/10/2021

The Church! Greet also the Church in their house. Romans 16:5 When you hear the word Church, what comes to mind?  A building, religion, denomination, God, or a meeting place for Christians? What about our Church’s name, Grace Harvest Baptist Church? What do you believe is the most significant word in our name. When I… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 01/03/2021

True 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 16:33  Well, here we are in the New Year. As you look back at   the beginning of 2020, none of us would have… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 12/27/2020

Dust! “…for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”   Genesis 3:19 We are getting ready to say goodbye to 2020 and          welcome in 2021. What a year it has been. Over the age   of five, no one alive will forget the year that Covid-19    affected everyone on the planet, one way or another.… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 12/20/2020

Rejoice! “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.”          Philippians 4:23 This week, Christians will gather together with friends and    family to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Christmas is the    time of year that the world celebrates what they call the        holiday season.  There is Christmas music, light displays,    Christmas trees, and… Read More »