PASTORS BLOG

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HEY PASTOR: I’M JUST AN AVERAGE JOE

  Confronting people’s assumptions about themselves and their potential as kingdom workers   A seminary education is an awesome gift to the one who receives it. The collected wisdom of professors, the challenge of other students, and the ever looming deadlines of a Master’s level education make for a rich and challenging experience.  In the…

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GOD AT WORK IN MY WAITING

Called to Wait? Waiting is the enemy of this super efficient, modern lifestyle we are living in. Waiting is waste. Waiting is unproductive. Waiting is intolerable. We have been taught to demand instant service, instant streaming, and instant reward. Don’t stop to think…work, earn, consume….die. There isn’t enough time to waste on anything else. Stores…

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ONE GOSPEL, MANY STORIES

YOUR TESTIMONY IS AN INCREDIBLE ASSET Whether you grew up in solid christian home, or were just introduced to Jesus Christ yesterday, you have a testimony: a unique story of grace and redemption. We are excited about what God is doing in Harvest Modesto but we are also equally thrilled to get to know what…

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IN THE MIX: INGREDIENTS REQUIRED…

TO BUILD A HEALTHY CHURCH CULTURE If numbers are any indication, one would think the church has achieved victory!  Three quarters of all Americans affiliate with a Christian denomination. Seminaries train thousands of men every year and the Christian publishing business has grown to levels unthinkable even 10 years ago. Evangelicals have elected their own…

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DEFENDING THE BRIDE

DESPITE THE FAILURES OF MEN, GOD HASN’T GIVEN UP ON THE CHURCH, NEITHER SHOULD YOU There is no end to the parade of ministry scandals. The blame isn’t always exclusively with the man of God who caves. A church culture that elevates a preacher above the fellowship and accountability of living in relationship with the…

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