Harvestfest is the "must-attend" mission event of our church each year. It's our annual opportunity to hear firsthand as a congregation the incredible stories of God at work — the kind of stories that won't be posted on Facebook or YouTube, or broadcast on CNN.
Fear. Doubt. Circumstances. Disappointment. Hurt. They can seem so big and make us feel so small. What do we do when these things seem to overtake us? Is there hope? Thankfully there is. His name is Jesus.
What if we prayed differently? What if we no longer assumed that God wants us to live a safe life? What if we actually believed that God wanted to use our gifts in ways that we have never been used before? What if we believed he wanted to deal with things in us that we weren’t willing to deal with before? What if we asked him to show us where to go even if we didn’t know where that was? What if we prayed dangerous prayers? What would happen? Come and find out.
The apostle Paul’s circumstances were tough when he wrote the book of Philippians. Yet somehow he had an ability to reframe every situation and see the good that could come out of it. His wise words show us how it is possible to experience REAL joy in all circumstances. As we study the book of Philippians, we’ll take a look at some of the things we chase after to find happiness... only to find emptiness. We'll learn how to stop worrying and instead trust in what God has planned for us.
Along the way, we'll discover the secret to... JOY.