Pastor’s Blog

Pastor’s Pen 09/26/2021

Do you have joy? “The hope of the righteous brings joy,  but the expectation of the wicked will perish.” Proverbs 10:28 What is it that comes to mind when you read the word joy? Do the words happiness, pleasure, delight, or contented come to mind? The world’s concept of joy is certainly different than a… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 09/19/2021

Do you love Me? “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15 I still remember our first year of marriage. Cathy and I were both 20 years old and “in love.” I could not wait till both of us could live in the same apartment. When we returned from our honeymoon and… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 09/12/2021

Come See What God Has Done! “Come and see what God has done: He is awesome in His deeds toward the children of man.” -Psalm 66:5  On September 2, 2009, a small group of believers gathered in my living room and signed the Grace Harvest Baptist Church Charter. After 15 years, we celebrate what God… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 09/05/2021

Don’t Worry Be Happy! “When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” Psalm 94:19 In 1988 there was a song that Bobby McFerrin wrote. It was  the first a cappella song to reach number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a position it held for two weeks. The name of… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 08/29/2021

Whom Shall I Fear? …for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 Merriam-Webster defines fear as “an unpleasant, often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.” The Bible talks about two types of fear, the fear of man and the fear of… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 08/22/2021

What is Christian Worship? And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ” ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’” Luke 4:8 When you read the question of the title of this week’s Pastor’s Pen, what was your first thought? Is worship   just when we sing to Him on Sunday… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 08/15/2021

Priorities! “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1 What makes you happy? What is it that drives you?           Is it your family, job, hobbies, sports, children,            grandchildren, or your next vacation? In the modern Christian culture,… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 08/08/2021

Like a Vapor! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah Psalm 39:5 This past week God took our brother Chuck Lane home to be where his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ dwells (John 17:24).  I can… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 08/01/2021

What Now? “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” James 4:17 On July 25th at 3:30 PM, the Elders of Grace Harvest   unanimously voted to separate us from the Sothern     Baptist Convention. Since our founding in 2006, as a Church plant of the SBC… Read More »

Pastor’s Pen 07/25/2021

He Knows Your Name! Jesus said to her, “Mary.” -John 20:16 Have you ever wondered who will remember you once you go home to be with the Lord? I was speaking to a member of our church family on the phone when I was sitting at my desk   wondering what I would write about in… Read More »