Pastor’s Blog

Pastor’s Pen 01/22/2023

Be Bold! Therefore let us draw near with confidence to   the throne of grace, so that we may receive    mercy and find grace to help in time of need.     Hebrews 4:16 Have you ever been afraid that God will not hear your prayers? Do you think somehow you are not good enough or that… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 01/15/2023

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Cor 16:14 In 1984 Tina Turner released the song “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” Songfacts writes this about the song, “In this song, Tina Turner plays the part of a woman who enjoys the carnal encounters… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 01/08/2023

Nourishment! “And He humbled you and let you be hungry and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh” (Deuteronomy 8:3). Here we are… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 01/01/2023

I wanted to share with you the following except that was preached by James Smith. James Smith was a predecessor of Charles Spurgeon at New Park Street Chapel in London from 1841 until 1850. Grace Gems -Comfort For a New Year , “The Lord lives!”               2 Samuel 22:47 We live in trying times. The new… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 12/25/2022

“But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman,” Galatians 4:4 As we gather today and celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, let us also, as we do every Sunday, celebrate the His resurrection. It is   fitting that on this special day, we… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 12/18/2022

Closed! And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of His feet and   worshiped Him. Matthew 28:9 The first worship service of our Lord is recorded in      Matthew 28:9. Ever since that first Resurrection Sunday, believers for two millenniums have worshiped the risen Savior every Sunday. Did you… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 12/11/2022

Welcome! Today we have the privilege of welcoming Dr. Scott Aniol to Grace Harvest. Scott Aniol, PhD, is a teacher of culture, worship, aesthetics, and church ministry philosophy, he lectures around the country in churches, conferences, and seminaries, and he has authored several books including Changed from Glory into Glory: The Liturgical Story of the… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 12/04/2022

But! “Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”   Colossians 3:13 “But you don’t understand what that person did to me, Pastor.” That response is a typical response when I     counsel people on forgiveness. However, there should… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 11/25/2022

Priceless! “and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:46 Two Tickets: $46, Two hotdogs, two popcorns, two sodas: $26, One autographed baseball: $50, Conversation with your 11-year-old son: Priceless. There are some things money can’t buy, for everything else, there is Master… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 11/18/2022

Thanksgiving! Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:16-18 On this upcoming Thursday, families around our nation will gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. In September of 1789, the first Federal Congress passed a resolution asking former president George Washington to recommend a… Read More »