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Church InteriorPastor Richard D. Harris. Reflections on the Word of God and other observations.
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  • Sep10Sun

    "What about that tongue..."

    September 10, 2017
    This week I started preaching on James 3 - all about the problems of the tongue - what we say, how we say it, how loudly we say things and in what tone of voice.  Obviously it was a problem in Jame's day, and is in our day as well.  I can think of no other issue that hurts more (and does more damage) than an out of control...
  • May7Sun


    New Series: The Book of James May 7, 2017
    This month we will be starting our preaching series on the Book of James.  

    There is a lot of material to cover in this book, and I hope you will follow along. This week I begin with James 1:1-3, talking about the trials we all face in life, and how God wants us to respond to his his loving care in the middle of the difficult things that...
  • Apr1Sat


    April 1, 2017
    Thursday, April13 - 7:00pm    PASSOVER Demonstration.Good Friday, April 14 - 7:00pm    "Going to the Cross"SUNRISE SERVICE - Gardner Field 7:30amBreakfast at Church - 9:30amRESURRECTION DAY SERVICE - 11:00am
  • Feb18Sat


    February 18, 2017
    When I was taking a course called CPE -Clinical Pastoral Education, one of the things we did every day was to write a "reflection" of what happened during the day in our interactions with people in a counseling situation. It was one way to have others in the class listen to your reflection and help you see things you might miss.  I must...
  • Jan19Thu

    Victory in the Lord Jesus Christ

    January 19, 2017
    Funeral Sermon for Guy Warner... and Elder in our Church and a very dear friend.
  • Jan2Mon

    A NEW YEAR....

    January 2, 2017
    A very happy NEW YEAR! to all our Church Family, and everyone who reads this. We are grateful to God for another year of service to our Savior. 
    I began the New Year at Church with a sermon on Nehemiah 3 (my current series), and observed that chapter 3 contents are the names of individuals and groups of people who helped in rebuilding the...
  • Sep2Fri

    Back to the task

    September 2, 2016

    A lot has happened in our household these last several months. My wife and I became grandparents for the first time! Praise God for a beautiful grand daughter! Kelly Mae.    Also, one of my daughters earned her Doctorate in Psychology and has started her first job as a Psychologist for a mid-western University. My wife and I celebrated our 45th year of marriage on August 21... and I officiated at a wedding of a young couple on that date as well!  We took some time off to recharge and renew.  And now we are back in the saddle.  So much to be grateful for!

    May the Lord bless you and your family as we begin this school year.
  • May17Tue

    Really Amazing Grace

    May 17, 2016
    I started my doctrinal series of sermons with the concept of GRACE.  There are so many aspects to this word, but I began by talking about the Sovereign Hand of God in doing His work of Grace in our lives, first of all in salvation and then in our practical experience of daily living. J.I. Packer was very careful in his book "Knowing God" to...
  • May15Sun

    Knowing God...

    May 15, 2016
    J.I. Packer did the Church a great service by penning the book "Knowing God" which is written in popular style, and filled with solid Biblical content.  I began a series of sermons today on Bible Doctrine and and will quote Packer often.  I have come to a place in time where I believe I am now ready to make an attempt at preaching on...
  • May8Sun

    Memories of my Mother

    May 8, 2016

    The Beach


    The sun was hot… the sand was hotter than the sun.

    We went from sun-soaked sand to cool water.

    You were our own personal life-guard,

    Seriously studying the surging water…counting heads.


    Salty breezes caressing our brows…

    Memories hover in this love filled room,

    Thinking back to that magical...