Jan 13, 2019
Compassionate Generosity
As we continue to go through our core values, we want you to consider "the endowment effect." The endowment effect suggests people place a greater value on things once they establish ownership. It could range from a collectors items to the house we own. And yet, we know we can't take any of our stuff with us when we die. So how do we live out a Biblical perspective about our time and possessions. We are called to bless others as we have been blessed. God's provision is meant to be shared. 
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  • Jan 13, 2019Compassionate Generosity
    Jan 13, 2019
    Compassionate Generosity
    As we continue to go through our core values, we want you to consider "the endowment effect." The endowment effect suggests people place a greater value on things once they establish ownership. It could range from a collectors items to the house we own. And yet, we know we can't take any of our stuff with us when we die. So how do we live out a Biblical perspective about our time and possessions. We are called to bless others as we have been blessed. God's provision is meant to be shared. 
  • Dec 24, 2018Just Say Yes — Christmas Eve 2018
    Dec 24, 2018
    Just Say Yes — Christmas Eve 2018
    Christmas Eve at Harvest Chapel 2018. We focus on Jesus' family tree, more specifically, his mother Mary. There's a great line in Luke when the angels visit Mary. Her reply, “I am the Lord’s servant, may your word to me be fulfilled.” Essentially, Mary said, "yes" to the plan of God. This Christmas, what do you need to say "yes" to?
  • Dec 2, 2018Knots in the Family Tree
    Dec 2, 2018
    Knots in the Family Tree
    We all have some "characters" in our family. Maybe some, have done research on your family tree through ancestry.com or other website like it. You may have found interesting facts or history in your family line. This Christmas, we are looking at Jesus' family tree. He, too, had some "characters" in his family tree. Instead of just overlooking the genealogies of the Bible, like the one presented in Matthew 1, you'll find interesting history as you read. What's even more fascinating is there is mentioned four women. Today, we look at Tamar's story, and a story of how God has a plan proven to be bigger than our past.  
  • Nov 25, 2018God is For Good News
    Nov 25, 2018
    God is For Good News
    Good news is meant to be shared. Even if it has been shared before. Such as a pregnancy, a job promotion, or buying a new house. So the fact that God is for us -- this is good news. We have the privilege and responsibility to carry the greatest news to the world around us.
  • Nov 11, 2018God Is For Us
    Nov 11, 2018
    God Is For Us
    Today we begin a new sermon series we are calling #forChautauqua. We believe God is FOR us. Too often though, the Church becomes known for what it is against. Right now, we can name off all sorts of hot button issues and especially those the Church is against. It's easy to get sucked into this way of being defined by what your against. So if God is not defined by what he is against so neither should we. God is FOR us.
  • Oct 14, 2018Responding to Rejection
    Oct 14, 2018
    Responding to Rejection
    We continue to look at giants in our lives that tend to steal our joy and rob God os his glory. Today, we look at the giant of rejection. We all face rejection. But we were not created to live fear-filled, defeated lives. God did not send Jesus to save the world and leave behind a bunch of discouraged and dishearten people overwhelmed by the giant of rejection. We need to remember who we are and whose we are. We aren't to live for people's approval, but live from God's approval.
  • Sep 30, 2018The Hero We Need
    Sep 30, 2018
    The Hero We Need
     Everyone loves a good hero story. We all love to hear how a likeable hero faces a challenge and against all odds overcomes to achieve their dream. As we start a new sermon series, Goliath Must Fall; we walk through a powerful story of David vs Goliath. It's the greatest underdog story ever. However, we usually insert ourselves as the hero in the story when we really need to rethink that God is the hero in the story.
  • Sep 16, 2018Work and Rest
    Sep 16, 2018
    Work and Rest
    In the final message on "I Love My Job," we find the essential component to working is to also find rest. That working hard without rest is going against the very idea that God had in mind -- even at the very foundation of the universe. Sabbath is God's gift to us for our good. Our job is to find a rhythm of rest throughout the weeks and months ahead. It's just good for the soul.
  • Sep 2, 2018Created to Work
    Sep 2, 2018
    Created to Work
    Do you love your job? According to a recent Gallup poll, a staggering 70% of people dislike or hate their jobs. That's a lot of people who don't like their jobs. During this sermon series, I Love My Job, we are going to dig into the theology of work. After all, we were created to work. So we start by saying three simple words: work is good. Find out why?
  • Jul 15, 2018Pursue Peace
    Jul 15, 2018
    Pursue Peace
    Just as summer is a growing season for farmers in Chautauqua County, so we are spending our summer cultivating some fruit of our own - the fruit of God's Spirit.  And living in step with God's Spirit means that we will experience an increase peace.  This week we consider: am I pursuing peace?