Harpeth Community Church Faith Statements (Revised, June 2009)
At Harpeth Community Church we believe that Biblical teachings can be understood at three levels. First, there are 1. Essential teachings, those which are necessary for salvation and a right standing with God. These teachings are so vitally important that they Read More »
Lost or Found?
We are in the midst of an important teaching series at Harpeth Community Church. It is called, “Lost and Found.” We are seeking to grapple with the core message of the New Testament that humans are lost and heading to hell because of our sinful ways, and, the good Read More »
Scripture: 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Observation: Love is the most important thing in the world for a Christian – God’s love for us and, following that example, our love for others. This passage tells us that love is “above all” and that we should do it deeply because of what it does. It covers over – shows Read More »
Scripture: 1 Peter 4:4-5 4 Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you. 5 But remember that they will have to face God, who will judge everyone, both the living and the dead
Observation: This verse really resonates with me because it is so similar to what I experienced as a new believer in high school. At first verse 5 brings a bit of self-righteous pride knowing that they will have to face judgment and answer for their choices. But then as Read More »
Scripture: 1 Peter 2 11& 12 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
Observation: Reality, sin heavy to run from, and allowing it to take hold of who I am can and will keep me from living the life God has called me to. I will be better to settle for less when I stop expecting more of myself. Read More »
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:11 Dear friends, I urge, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
Observation: This is a picture of how we as believers live on a temporary basis in the world, a place that is not our home. The Christian’s home is heaven. Philippians 2:20, Hebrews 11:13. Heaven is your home, seek that; God is your portion, seek him. All Read More »
Creation and How We Fell Into Sin
What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and Read More »