Harbor Rock Tabernacle
A Place To Be Refreshed
October 04, 2018 12:06 PM PDT
Difficult situations in life can be caused by our poor decisions or by someone's actions or by the Lord's testing. When we go through this times, we can feel very trapped, not knowing how to escape the situation. In this study, we look at 4 people in Scripture who were put in jail. The reasons they were there parallel our own situations, so we can learn how to live by understanding why the Lord blessed their responses to their restrictive circumstances.It Only Takes One
October 02, 2018 05:42 AM PDT
The account of David and Goliath is always portrayed as a huge win for the underdog. But David actually had a tremendous, unbeatable advantage. He had an unshakable conviction in the power and help of the Lord, as he stood to defend Him. This conviction sharply contrasted not only with Goliath, but with the Israelite people. David's example helps identify 4 convictions that define God's people--those who love and fully trust the Lord.A Wonderful Reduction
September 24, 2018 08:31 AM PDT
In cooking, a reduction is made when a sauce simmers at a low boil. This reduces it's volume by half, intensifying it's flavor. In Judges 7, we see this principle of reduction as the Lord subtracts Gideon's army from 32,000 to 300, to fight 120,000 Midianites. He does this to teach us 4 spiritual principles which remind us of His power, and teach us to rely on His strength and sufficiency.Chasing The Moment
September 17, 2018 10:42 AM PDT
Throughout the Bible, there are examples of a small object or decision having a huge spiritual impact. In the first message of the new series "Small", we look at the life-changing decision Esau made in selling his birthright for a bowl of stew. His impulsive choice revealed spiritual indifference that challenges us to evaluate our appreciation for the Lord's blessings, and our discipline to desire what is essential.Isn't It Obvious?
September 10, 2018 10:37 AM PDT
Do we really want to be led by the Lord? For the believer, the question almost seems ridiculous...but why then do we struggle with doubt, uncertainty, control, and even frustration at how the Lord is leading? And why isn't prayer a massive priority? This study examines 5 spiritual principles which explain the logical rationale for seeking the Lord's leading, and closes with a call to ask Him to show those who love Him "the amazing things He has prepared for us".What Do You Expect?
September 05, 2018 09:43 AM PDT
The Bible tells us that when we pray, we are to be bold, confident and unwavering, knowing the Lord will work. The extent to which we approach prayer with that kind of uncertainty depends on three factors--our purity, our dependence and our maturity. These influence whether we pray with an attitude of expectancy or entitlement. In Psalm 5, David models that we can "eagerly watch" for the Lord to work in wonderful ways when we pray with fully yielded faith.It All Points To This
September 02, 2018 11:38 PM PDT
When the Lord leads us, He always has specific purposes which point away from us and toward His generous grace. Sometimes we can become discontented because we are uncomfortable with what it requires of us. But once we realize that He is leading every person toward spiritual birth and growth, it humbles and encourages us. So when we live in His power, and allow Him to stretch our faith, even trials become a place of blessing and joy. Because the only goal is for Him to receive all the glory He deserves.Confirming The Spirit's Leading
August 27, 2018 09:36 AM PDT
Often we have a strong sense that the Holy Spirit is moving and directing us, but we don't have complete clarity because it isn't tangible. So how do we know for sure when it's the Spirit, and not a deception of the enemy?Scripture tells us there are eight distinctive indicators that confirm the Spirit's leading. This study details the first four, which gives us clarity, confidence and strength.Changing How We Think
August 20, 2018 10:28 AM PDT
One of the challenges as we get older is being willing to change. This is exacerbated by the spiritual battle for our minds. In Acts 11, there was a group of Jewish believers who were closed to the new reality of the Gentiles receiving the Gospel and being part of the Body of Christ. But the evidence was clear that the Lord was doing a new work. This study reveals how we should respond when change happens, and how we can use it to trust the Lord and progress in our walk.Cards On The Floor
August 13, 2018 08:24 AM PDT
In the final study from the Psalm 23 series "Living In God's Strength", we look at one of the most amazing promises the Lord makes: That His goodness and lovingkindness actually follows believers. He pursues us with His mercy, looks after us to protect and help us, and keeps us secure, because He wants to impart what is spiritually beneficial into our lives everyday. We will experience this as long as we are walking in His will, and reciprocating in the same way that He is ministering to us.
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