Top 5 Reasons “Beautiful 2014” Was Amazing

This past weekend Harvest Church hosted a very special women’s evening called “Beautiful.” The purpose of the event was to bring women of the church, along with their girlfriends, sisters, co-workers, and other special women in their lives together to hear a very important message from Pastor Djuana Dial.

Our verse for the evening was: Love others well, and don’t hide behind a mask; love authentically. Despise evil; pursue what is good as if your life depends on it. (Romans 12:9)

To summarize the evening in just one blog post will hardly do it justice…it was such an amazing night! But we thought we’d highlight the top five reasons for you (just in case you missed it) and to remind you that God’s grace is enough for you (so take off those masks and be yourself)!

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Jesus Is Our Shepherd

“Who Is Jesus to You?” Sermon Series, Part II

Wisdom for your week: Take time to KNOW Jesus as Shepherd/Pastor and EXPERIENCE Him. Your life will never be the same when you do!

This weekend, I challenged you to look at Jesus as Shepherd, which ultimately means “pastor”. Look at Psalm 23 and you will find 6 things Jesus as Shepherd does:

  1. The Shepherd Provides: You lack nothing. He takes care of your needs. (Remember to stay in right relationship with Him)
  2. The Shepherd Restores: He will bring you back to place where perhaps you departed or went astray. Read More

Knowing Jesus as Your Best Friend

Harvest Church, Who Is Jesus to You?

This weekend, I challenged you to look into the life of Jesus in a unique way and ask the question, Who is Jesus to you?

I shared that Jesus, in essence was given a “nickname” of Immanuel, which means, God with us. The presence of Jesus is with us in every way. He is with us in our everyday routine, our everyday work, our everyday relationship stuff. Jesus understands our relationships, our life and our pain. Read More

Go After Your Dreams with a Plan!

I hope you have had a great February so far. Hard to believe how fast this year is moving. But it’s with that perspective that I hope you have taken time to write down your vision, dreams & goals for this year.

Here are a few of my notes from Sunday’s message, The Journey:

 In order to obtain your dreams:

1. You Must Prepare a Plan

The future belongs to the person who PLANS for it.

The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. (Proverbs 21:5) Read More

Relationships are Vital to Your Journey

I’m writing to you not from my desk, but from sunny Phoenix, AZ. Djuana and I are in a short break from the Dream Conference. God is doing great things, filling us with fresh vision and launching new dreams!! So get ready!

We are praying for you and all of the Small Groups launching this week. You can still be a part of Small Groups. Take a look at the online directory to get the details.

Remember, relationships are vital to have your best journey.

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The Journey – Vision & Goals for Your Finances

As we continued this past week with the Journey series, I offered some financial challenges/goals for 2014. I pray that we all will let these principles really get into our hearts and allow God to bring his great economic plan into our lives. 

1. Change the way you think. (Romans 12:2-NLT)
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The Journey Sermon – 4 Principles to Change Your Life!

I hope you are staying warm today! But more importantly, that you are encouraged to live today with a fresh passion! Remember that your best day is right now!

I am going to recap the 4 Principles that will change your life from Sunday’s message (1/19/14), The Journey (if you apply them).

4 Principles to Change Your Life

  1. Be content with your life. Don’t wait for circumstances to change for you to be happy and joyful. (1 Timothy 6:6-8) Read More

Setting Your Vision – The Journey Sermon – Part 1

 

Everyone ends up somewhere, but few people end up somewhere on purpose.

There are a lot of accidental things going on in the world, especially when we take God out of the equation. We end up getting off course, and we make mistakes (sin). But seeking God during our journey gives us direction and helps us to avoid making these mistakes, especially when we take the time to set our vision on what’s truly important and to lay out a road map for how to accomplish our goals. This is true in spiritual goals, life goals, and career goals. Read More

Learning to Forgive Through Jesus

Good Morning!

Well, here we go with some white stuff. I hope you are all having a great day no matter what!

I must admit that this message series is touching my heart and I pray yours too. I know God is at work and doing great things here at Harvest. I believe a White Christmas (forgiveness) is His desire also.

Here are a few of my notes from Sunday:

We feel these things when we are offended:

  • Betrayed
  • Falsely accused
  • Rejection
  • Abuse
  • Humiliated or embarrassed

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