She Shall Not Be Moved

A few weeks ago, my family celebrated the life of our youngest son. It was the anniversary of the day our lives changed forever. We celebrate on this day because he is still with us. God spared his life! It is, however, a different life than the one he had and it is definitely not the life we had dreamed for him, but it is life. On this day, every ...

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Learning to Ride

Self-preservation is a powerful motivator.  This was very apparent over the Memorial Day weekend.  My two sons had not learned to ride their bikes.  This is in part due to my poor fathering skills.  Apparently, I lack some refinement in this area, but another reason is that crashing one's bike is certainly a universal fear - that and waking up late for an important event.  Both will freeze you with ...

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2013 Sermon Recap

Last year I did a recap of the Scripture and authors I covered throughout the year, and it proved to be a helpful exercise for a couple of reasons. First, one of my primary goals in preaching is to make sure we are covering a broad range of genres in Scripture each year. I want to make sure there is a healthy does that includes the gospels (NT), epistles (NT), ...

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Fall Worship Schedule: Frequently Asked Questions

FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE Over the last year, Harris Creek has continued to experience rapid growth and has more than maximized the current structure on Sundays. While it's good that we have continued to utilize the space available, the reality is we have little to no room for visitors or new people to join us if things stay the same. With that in mind, church leadership has been discussing and praying about ...

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He Has Called Us Higher

I recently saw this image posted on my Facebook news feed. I seem to recall seeing lots of similar posts—things to the effect of: “Just hoping to make it through this Monday,” or, “Can’t wait until Friday.”Are we really that unhappy with what we are doing? Is life really that hard?Is our unsatisfactory life due to a bad work environment or tough class schedule, or is it a deeper problem? ...

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Jade’s Story

Check out Jade George’s adoption story below as part of Adoption Awareness at Harris Creek. For more information on how to get involved with adoption, check out our website: www.harriscreek.org/connect/missions.Jade's StoryI love adoptions! As my mother said, “you didn’t have a choice” whether you wanted to be adopted or not, but I am glad that someone else did. I never considered myself different or not part of a family because ...

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Pam’s Story

Check out Pam Watt's adoption story below as part of Adoption Awareness at Harris Creek. For more information on how to get involved with adoption, check out our website: www.harriscreek.org/connect/missions.A Better Definition of Love            I once heard a parent assure an anxious mother-to-be, “We don’t just love our children—we fall in love with them.”.             That always summed it up for me.            When my children were born, I fell, and hard.  ...

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Baptists and Expression in Worship

First of all, let’s all be honest. At Harris Creek, we do a lot of things that aren’t typical for Baptists to do. We incorporate a lot of elements from different traditions outside of a typical Baptist liturgy, all while trying to be as ecumenical and orthodox as possible. However, when it comes to expression in worship—specifically hand raising or physical expression, we are as BAPTIST as they come. Occasionally, ...

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