February 13, 2022

We have four pillars

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Among the first things I learned during my church planting residency at Harvest in Chicago was the Four Pillars. With tremendous simplicity, these four values set out the priorities for the church. When Cheryl and I joined the core group here in Barrie to launch our church a few months later, we locked in the same Four Pillars. And because they reflect New Testament principles for the local church, we’ve never seen any reason to change them in the last 20 years. Indeed, our elders re-affirmed the Four Pillars in the DNA assessment we presented to the church in the fall of 2020. As we continue our We Are Harvest series on Sunday, we’ll look at what it means to value and prioritize unapologetic preaching, unashamed adoration, unceasing prayer, and unafraid witness in the life of our church.

Series: We Are Harvest
Message: We have four pillars
Pastor Todd Dugard
Harvest Bible Chapel
February 13, 2022

We value and prioritize four pillars…

•Unapologetic preaching–Proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology (2 Timothy 4:2)

2 Timothy 2:3-4

Luke 4:43

Isaiah 55:11

After reading and studying the Bible for 50 years--and weighing all the criticisms of it--I am convinced it is the Word of God, completely true in all it teaches, beautifully cohesive, with the supernatural power to transform us and enable us to commune with God.

Timothy Keller

•Unashamed adoration–Lifting high the name of Jesus in worship (John 4:24)

Revelation 4:9-11

•Unceasing prayer–Believing firmly in the power of prayer (Ephesians 6:18)

2 Corinthians 10:3-4

•Unafraid witness –Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with boldness (Ephesians 6:19-20)

Romans 10:14-15