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Your Pastor’s Wife

Last week my wife and I celebrated 25 years of marriage. As I was thinking about the blessing she is to me, I realized that is only part of the story. I’m a preacher’s kid, so I am intimately aware the unique journey a pastor’s wife makes as she navigates […]

Neighboring Without Limits

The voices bellowing through the door were filled with unmistakable laughter. Sheila from my old neighborhood is full of life and her laugh is infectious and uniquely hers. I came out of my room to hug her and her three beautiful daughters, mostly grown now.  We all paused to catch […]

Unity Longed For

Recently, after a discussion with friends, I asked the following question on Facebook: “Which is the bigger divider – race or culture?” Some of the most erudite responders said that in the United States race is by far the bigger divider. Others contended for economic disparity, rather than either race […]

Sermon: Who is God?

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sunday, August 13, 2015 “What Do We Believe? Who is God?” https://vimeo.com/139235682 Key Question Who is God? Key Verse “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”  2 Corinthians 13:14 […]

Warrior Poet: 2 Corinthians 13:14

2 Corinthians 13:14 (NIV) May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Dear Warrior Poet, You are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  The God […]

Pressing On

Community and progress are inter-related.  If we first agree that the Biblical picture of the church is the called-out-ones of Jesus living together in a new community, that is on God’s mission to declare the good news; and if we can then agree that this community is hallmarked by devotion […]

Wilson

I have an aloe plant named Wilson. He’s named after the volleyball in “Castaway” that kept Tom Hanks company.  Even Tom Hanks, in the movie, realized he needed community so that he wouldn’t go crazy.  He needed someone to talk to, to confide in, and to keep him company. We […]

Warrior Poet: Ephesians 3:10

Ephesians 3:10:  His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms.          Dear Warrior Poet, The mystery of Jesus is revealed in the Church! A Christianity devoid of community is […]

Invite Uncomfortably

From the Archives… While Pastor Jeff is on sabbatical, we will open the vault and take a look back into his past sermons, personal musings, leadership postings and Warrior Poet devotionals. As we finish our series on Community and look forward to the invites being made to those in our […]

Sermon: Life Together

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sunday, March 1, 2015 “Community: Life Together” https://vimeo.com/121026866 Devotional Biblical community is distinctly different! Biblical community is essential to Christlikeness.