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 »
On Christmas Day Harpeth members Betty Kayitesi and Emmy Nteziryayo were featured on the front page of The Tennessean! Read their heart warming story of loss, love and faith here.
To download the pdf discussion guide, Following Jesus, click here. It will help you or someone you’re discipling understand the core teachings of the Bible.
To download the MP3s of sermons on each topic, right click on the blue links below and choose “Save As”.
#1 The Word of God
#5 Following Jesus
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 2:9-12 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 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: Peter is writing to remind people that Jesus is the corner stone of our faith, and a stumbling block to those who do not believe in Him. Because of who he is and what he has done, we have been called out of darkness and into the light-he has made us a Read More »
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:14; 22-23 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.[a] 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
Observation: My observation is for the entire chapter of 1 Peter 1, since this is the reading that Bobby prescribed for us. My Application will be only for the verses that stood out to me-as identified in the S. Here are some great links that explain SOAP further (I am following the Read More »
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:8 (NLT) You love him even though you have never seen him. Through you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.
Observation: This is a great picture of one who had been with Jesus, who had seen him, reaching out to those who had not. Peter is affirming the Christians he’s writing to for coming to faith in Christ without seeing him and goes on to praise them because they have Read More »
Dr. Bob Harrington, Lead Pastor, Harpeth Community Church
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever Psalm 23
We will all die. Every human being must face this hard truth. It is a dark cloud which hovers over our lives. Yet the Christian knows the great mystery that others do not know – God has wonderful plans for us in the next life, after we die. Read More »
What The Bible Is All About
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Where can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:1,2 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 »