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 MESSAGE # 192 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, June 16th, 2024

Sermon Series: JACOB

Today's sermon by Asst. Pastor, Brent Hardesty

Genesis Chapter 28: (KJV)
20. And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
21. So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
22. And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

A.W. Tozer said, 'We want a god we can somewhat control'.

1st Chronicles Chapter 29:11-13 (KJV)
11. Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
12. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
13. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

Jeremiah Chapter 10:6-7 (KJV)
6. Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
7. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.

Job Chapter 38: (KJV)
1. Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
2. Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
3. Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
4. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
5. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
6. Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
7. When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8. Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
9. When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
10. And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
11. And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
12. Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
13. That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
14. It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
15. And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
16. Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
17. Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
18. Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.
19. Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
20. That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
21. Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?
22. Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
23. Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
24. By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
25. Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
26. To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
27. To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
28. Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
29. Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
30. The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
31. Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
32. Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
33. Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
34. Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?
35. Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?
36. Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
37. Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
38. When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
39. Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
40. When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
41. Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.

Genesis Chapter 14:18-20, 22-23 (KJV)
18. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
19. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20. And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

22. And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
23. That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:

Psalms Chapter 8: (KJV)
3. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5. For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

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 MESSAGE # 191 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Sermon Series: JACOB

God comes to us in the difficult seasons of our lives.

Genesis Chapter 28: (KJV)
10. And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
11. And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
12. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
13. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
14. And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
15. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
16. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
17. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
18. And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
19. And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

We struggle to believe God will meet us when we bring the difficult seasons on ourselves.

Bethel: 'House' of 'God'

John Chapter 1: (KJV)
51. And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

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 MESSAGE # 190 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

A Family Sunday, with Baptisms.

1. Presley Taylor
2. Adam Taylor
3. Jennifer Lisby

Psalms Chapter 18: (KJV)
3. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Sermon Series: The God of Jacob

Proverbs Chapter 3: (KJV)
5. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Do I trust God, or take matters into my own hands?

Genesis Chapter 25: (KJV)
19. And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:
20. And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
21. And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
23. And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
24. And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25. And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
26. And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
27. And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
28. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
30. And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
31. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
32. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
33. And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
34. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

Even if we fail to trust God, He will not give up on us.

Exodus 3: (KJV)
6. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob...

Wait on God.

This is a Communion Sunday. Join us in participating in communion of the remembrance of Jesus Christ.

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 MESSAGE # 189 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Psalms Chapter 3: (KJV)
3. But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
4. I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
5. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
6. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
7. Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8. Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Have you ever asked, if the Lord is with us, why is all this happening to us?

Judges Chapter 6:1-16 (KJV)
1. And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.
2. And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds.
3. And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them;
4. And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass.
5. For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.
6. And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.
7. And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD because of the Midianites,
8. That the LORD sent a prophet unto the children of Israel, which said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage;
9. And I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, and drave them out from before you, and gave you their land;
10. And I said unto you, I am the LORD your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice.
11. And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.
12. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.
13. And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.
14. And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?
15. And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house.
16. And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.

When bad things happen, we are tempted to ask, why is all this happening?

God calls us to trust Him.

When strengthened with HIS power, the weak become strong.

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 MESSAGE # 188 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, May 19th, 2024

This is 'Pentecost Sunday'...

Romans Chapter 8: (KJV)
22. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
24. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25. But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
26. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Acts Chapter 2: (KJV)
1. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

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 MESSAGE # 187 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, May 12th, 2024

Mother's Day

Sermon Series:
Remember WHO YOU ARE

Jeremiah Chapter 29: (KJV)
11. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

Matthew Chapter 9: (KJV)
35. And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

This was Jesus' only 'Prayer Request'...



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 MESSAGE # 186 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, May 5th, 2024

Sermon Series:
Remember WHO YOU ARE

Philippians Chapter 2: (KJV)
9. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

You are an agent of blessing.

Jeremiah Chapter 29: (KJV)
4. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon;
5. Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;
6. Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.
7. And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.

Instead of being an agent of blessing, we are tempted to withdraw.

Realize that God has placed you here to be a blessing.

1) Prepare for the long haul.
2) Do not decrease.
3) Seek the peace and prosperity of the city.
4) Seek God for the city.

Partake of the Sacrement,with us, today. Jesus said, As off as you gather, this do, in remembrance of Me.

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 MESSAGE # 185 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, April 28th, 2024

Baby Dedications:
Gabby Claire & Gabe Parker 'Brown'

Luke Chapter 10: (KJV)
1. After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
2. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Gustavo Crocker, 41st General Superintendent

Luke Chapter 13: (KJV)
10. And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
11. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
12. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
13. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
14. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
15. The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
16. And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?

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 MESSAGE # 184 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, April 21st, 2024

Sermon Series:
REMEMBER Who you Are

Romans Chapter 6: (KJV)
4. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Today's Baptisms:
1. Drew League
2. Hoss Parker
3. Kalyssa Smith
4. Yolanda Combs
5. Aurionne Parker

In exile, people are in fear of losing their children to the culture.

Daniel Chapter 1: (KJV)
1. In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
2. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
3. And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the princes;
4. Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
5. And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
6. Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
7. Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed-nego.
8. But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
9. Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.
10. And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.
11. Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
12. Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
13. Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.
14. So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days.
15. And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.
16. Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.

The pull of culture is great for the next generation.

Remember:
1. God is in control
2. Remain faithful to God, regardless of cultural influences.
3. Honor God, no matter what comes your way.

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 MESSAGE # 183 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, April 14th, 2024

Luke Chapter 10: (KJV)
30. And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34. And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
37. And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

REMEMBER who you are.

Outsiders are our neighbors, too!

Remember, we are neighbors will those whose beliefs, morals, practices, and values are different from our own.

Colossians Chapter 4: (KJV)
2. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
3. Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
4. That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

Our job is to infiltrate, not assimilate.

God'plan:
* Separate out a people
* Fill them with His presence
* Make them a blessing to the world.
- Scott Daniels, Embracing Exile

ReNeighbor the Hood

Have an influence.

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 MESSAGE # 182 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, April 7th, 2024

John Chapter 20: (KJV)
26. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

Remember WHO YOU ARE

Maintain your identity in Christ

Remember, you are God's creation, made in His image.

Genesis Chapter 2: (KJV)
7. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis Chapter 1:27 (KJV)
27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Job Chapter 33:4 (KJV)
4. The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

Psalms Chapter 139:13-14 (KJV)
13. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Hebrews Chapter 11: (KJV)
3. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Acts Chapter 17:24-26 (KJV)
24. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25. Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
6. And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

Romans Chapter 1: (KJV)
20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Worldview
1. Who is God?
2. Who are we?
3. How should we live?
- John Mark Comer

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 MESSAGE # 181 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024

1st Corinthians Chapter 15: (KJV)
1. Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2. By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Jesus invites EVERYONE to His table.

Acts Chapter 10: (KJV)
34. Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
35. But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
36. The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
37. That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
38. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
39. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:
40. Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;
41. Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.
42. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.
43. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

Give us faith to follow Jesus.

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 MESSAGE # 180 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, March 24th, 2024

Last Sunday of LENT, a Season of Surrender
PALM SUNDAY, beginning of 'Holy Week'

Psalms Chapter 100: (KJV)
4. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

2nd John Chapter 1: (KJV)
3. Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

May we remember Jesus' Truth, Mercy and Sacrifices.

Many accept Jesus' invitation to follow, because they feel Jesus could make their lives better.

Mark 11:1-11 (KJV)
1. And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,
2. And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.
3. And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.
4. And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.
5. And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?
6. And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.
7. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
8. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.
9. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
10. Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.
11. And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

Discipleship: MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO

What HE did, WE should do.

What do you do when you accept Jesus' invitation to follow Him, then realize that His plans for you are not what He had in mind?

Dying ts SELF is the best possible LIFE.

Will you follow Him, ALL the way to the CROSS?

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 MESSAGE # 179 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, March 3rd, 2024

Fifth Sunday of Lent, a Season of Surrender

Do you have a 'ONE'?
SomeONE to LED and BLESS into God's Kingdom?

Dedication of baby girl, Hattie Mae Harrell.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jim Bond

Luke Chaper 19: (KJV)
1. And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
2. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
3. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
4. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
5. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
6. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
7. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, 8. Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Who is YOUR 'ONE'?

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 MESSAGE # 178 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, March 3rd, 2024

Fourth Sunday of LENT, a Season of Surrender

God ha provided a way for people give - like they've never dreamed before.

John Chapter 3:14-21 (KJV)
14. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15. That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Today, we are Partaking of Communion. Join with us, in partaking in the body of Christ.

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 MESSAGE # 177 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, March 3rd, 2024

Third Sunday of Lent, a Season of Surrender

Baptisms Performed:
#1. Emerson Wickwire
#2. Marius Bridges
#3. Brayden Farrow
#4. Parker Wickwire
#5. Aliza Brooks
#6. Jackson Farrow
#7. Bennett Wickwire
#8. Lauren Burrows
#9. Iyana Douglas
#10. Hayley Parish
#11. Sawyer Yates

Matthew 26: (KJV)
42. ...O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

Sacred, Sanctified: Set apart for God's Purpose, believed to be Holy, cleansed and maintained from it's very inception.

We are tempted to use what is sacred for other purposes.

John 2:13-22
John Chapter 2:13-22 (KJV)
13. And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
14. And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15. And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
16. And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
17. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
18. Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
19. Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
20. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21. But he spake of the temple of his body.
22. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

Those who aren't 'like Jesus' like Jesus.

Daniel 5:

Daniel Chapter 5:2-6 (KJV)
2. Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.
3. Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.
4. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
5. In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
6. Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

We are Sanctified, Cleansed, Sacred. Carefully follow God's purpose for your life. You are His Chosen Vessels.

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 MESSAGE # 176 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, February 25th, 2024

2nd Sunday of LENT

Guest Speaker: Rev. Larry Morris

John Chapter 3: (KJV)
30. He must increase, but I must decrease.

Mark Chapter 8: (KJV)
34. And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
35. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
36. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
37. Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
38. Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Luke Chapter 1: (KJV)
71. That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;

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 MESSAGE # 175 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, February 18th, 2024

First Sunday of Lent: A SEASON OF SURRENDER

John Chapter 3: (KJV)
16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Baby Dedication: Wyatt Scott Seitz

Jesus consistently surrendered to the will of the Father.

John Chapter 1: (KJV)
9. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

Jesus surrendered to the will of God because the world needed the 'Good News', aka, 'The Gospel'.

Repent and believe the 'Good News' today!

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 MESSAGE # 174 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, February 11th, 2024

Sermon Series: THE CALL

The Church is:
The presence of Jesus
In the children of God
Bringing the Gospel
To the People.

2nd Corinthians Chapter 5: (KJV)
18. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
20. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

2nd Corinthians Chapter 4: (KJV)
1. Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2. But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
3. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
6. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2nd Corinthians Chapter 11: (KJV)
3. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
4. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

We are responsible to share the light we have received.

Sacrament is symbolic of receiving God's Grace, which can be enabling to reach out to others.

Take Communion Sacrament today - Reach Out!

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 MESSAGE # 172 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
January 28th, 2024

Sermon Series: The Call

Psalms Chapter 25: (KJV)
1. Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.
2. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
5. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

I sought the Lord, and He heard, and He answered.
That's why I trust Him!

Psalms Chapter 28: (KJV)
6. Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
7. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
8. The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

Guest Speaker: Brent Hardesty

Daniel 3: (KJV)
16: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
17: If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
18: But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
24. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
25. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Shame prevents right-standing: Wherefore art thou? Re: Feeling of 'Not HOLY enough' !

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 MESSAGE # 171 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, January 21st, 2024

Sermon Series: The Call

Psalms Chapter 48: (KJV)
1. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
14. For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

Romans Chapter 8: (KJV)
14. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Mark Chapter 1: (KJV)
14. Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
15. And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
16. Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
17. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me (aka:follow me), and I will make you to become fishers of men.
18. And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
19. And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.
20. And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

'Following' requires 'Fishing' ...

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 MESSAGE # 169 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, January 7th, 2024

Sermon Series: A Calling

God calls people.

Mark Chapter 1: (KJV)
1. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
2. As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
3. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
5. And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
6. And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
7. And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
8. I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
9. And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
10. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
11. And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

God calls us to repentance, first for the forgiveness of sins.

Repent for the forgiveness of sins, to receive salvation and the infilling of the Holy Ghost.





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 MESSAGE # 168 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, December 31st, 2023

Sermon Series:THE CALL
Guest Speaker: Retired Asst. Pastor Lewis McClain

Jeremiah Chapter 29:4-7 (KJV)
4. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon;
5. Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;
6. Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.
7. And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.



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 MESSAGE # 166 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, December 17th, 2023

Sermon Series: BLAMELESS

3rd Advent Sunday: Lighting of the 3rd Advent Candle

When Jesus returns, how will He find you living your life?

1st Thessalonians Chapter 5:12-28 (KJV)
12. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13. And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
14. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
15. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16. Rejoice evermore.
17. Pray without ceasing.
18. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19. Quench not the Spirit.
20. Despise not prophesyings.
21. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22. Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
25. Brethren, pray for us.
26. Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
27. I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
28. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Following Jesus is a counter-cultural way of life.

Faithfully following Jesus impacts every aspect of our lives.

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 MESSAGE # 165 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, December 10th, 2023

Second Sunday of Advent
Lighting of the Candle of 'PEACE'

Sermon Series: BLAMELESS

Revelation Chapter 5: (KJV)
12. Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

2nd Peter Chapter 3:(KJV)
9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2nd Peter Chapter 3: (KJV)
10. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
14. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

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 MESSAGE # 164 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, December 3rd, 2023

Sermon Series: Blameless

1st Sunday of Advent: Lighting of 'Hope' Candle

Blameless: Innocent of wrong-doing; without fault or guilt.

He appeared so we could be without blame before God.

1st Corinthians Chapter 1: (KJV)
1. Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
2. Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's and our's:
3. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
4. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
5. That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;
6. Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:
7. So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
8. Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

If Paul could the way we live in America today, we might all be getting such a letter.

Many believe it isn't possible to be blameless.

The Grace of God makes us blameless.

When Jesus comes, will you be found blameless, by Him?

Philippians Chapter 1: (KJV)
6. Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Sacrament Served today: His Grace

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 MESSAGE # 163 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, November 26th, 2023

Dedication of Rhett Jackson Hatfield

Sermon Series: Way, Truth, Life
Discipleship as a Journey of Grace
Based on the Book, by Ex-Pastor, Dr David Busic

God's grace meets us in the unresolved places of our lives.

2nd Corinthians Chapter 12: (KJV)
7. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
8.For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

2nd Corinthians Chapter 11: (KJV)
23. Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
24. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
25. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
26. In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
27. In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
28. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
29. Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
30. If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

There are times when prayer doesn't resolve life's challenges.

When the times, come you will look into your heart and find the strength you need, just in time.

2nd Corinthians Chapter 12:9-10 (KJV)
9. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

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 MESSAGE # 162 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, November 19th, 2023

Sermon Series: The Way, Truth, and the Life
Book by Ex-Pastor, Dr David Busic

We cooperate with the active grace of God by reordering our lives around those activities, disciplines and practices that Jesus modeled.
- Dr David Busic

Acts Chapter 2: (KJV)
42. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44. And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45. And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
46. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. 47. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Antinomianism: God doesn't care about how we live; we are covered by grace.

Legalism: An over emphasized notion that obedience to rules is necessary for salvation.

Both extremes are not biblical, and very dagerous

Philippians Chapter: 2: (KJV)
12. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

'Practices' can become a 'means of grace'.

ACTION speaks louder than WORDS - it produces growth.

The true saint burns grace like a 747 burns fuel on takeoff. - Dr David Busic



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 MESSAGE # 161 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, November 12th, 2023

Sermon Series: The Way, the Truth, and the Life
Based on the book by Ex-Pastor, David Busic

Romans Chapter 12: (KJV)
1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

1st Thessalonians Chapter 5: (KJV)
23. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

The goal of all holiness is that we would become like Jesus.

'Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew those jobs needed doing and you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not make any sense.
What on earth is He up to?
The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwingp up a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it himself.' - C.S. Lewis



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 MESSAGE # 160 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, November 5th, 2023

Sermon Series: The WAY, TRUTH, LIFE
Discipleship, as a journey of Grace

Ephesians Chapter 2: (KJV)
8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9. Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Sin: A snake is a snake. A sin is a sin.
SIN is a voluntary transgression of a known rule or law. Deliberate!

1. Rebellion AGAINST God.
2. Enslavement to Sin.
3. Estrangement from God

Atonement: To cover over.
The BLOOD of Jesus COVERS over our SIN

Grace:
Leads to Faith:
Leads to Good Works

Good works do NOT lead to Salvation.

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 MESSAGE # 159 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, October 29th, 2023

Pre-Grace

John Chapter 1: (KJV)
9. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Romans Chapter 1: (KJV)
20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Ephesians Chapter 2: (KJV)
1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)



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 MESSAGE # 158 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, October 22nd, 2023

Hebrews Chapter 4: (KJV)
16. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Sermon Title: AMAZING Grace! By John Newton.

Book of Luke, Chapters 2-6

The life of discipleship is a journey if grace. It begins with grace, is empowered by grace, and is infused with grace from start to finish. -Dr. David Busic

1st Timothy Chapter 1: (KJV)
12. And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
13. Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
14. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
15. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
16. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Acts Chapter 26: (KJV)
9. I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
10. Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.
11. And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.

In Paul's story, the myth that being good enough is the way to salvation, is debunked.

... By GRACE, through FAITH ...

Since we have received his grace, we are compelled to follow Jesus.

One can say they are justified by grace alone, as a gift from God, but the fruit of a justified life is the one who has left all and followed Christ.
Deitrich Bonhoeffer - The Cost of Discipleship

Serve Him because you LOVE Him, not out of obligation.

Come, just as you ARE...

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 MESSAGE # 157 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, October 15th, 2023

Sermon Series: Way, Truth, Life

3 Words:
*Journey
*Discipleship
*Grace

Discipleship is a Journey of Grace

John Chapter 14: (KJV)
1. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5.Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

To be offered an eternal home
with Jesus is one thing,
but to know how to
get there is another.

Follow Jesus

John Chapter 14:6
No man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Authority:
*Scripture
*Tradition
*Experience
*Reason

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 MESSAGE # 156 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, October 8th, 2023

Guest Speaker: Rev. Larry Morris
Oklahoma District Superintendent

Acts Chapter 2: (KJV)
31. He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
32. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
34. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
35. Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
36. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

John Chapter 10: (KJV)
10. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Acts Chapter 2: (KJV)
37. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Colossians Chapter 2: (KJV)
13. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14. Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15. And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Philippians Chapter 2: (KJV)
9. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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 MESSAGE # 155 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, October 1st, 2023

Sermon Series: Jonah

Jonah Chapter 4: (KJV)
1. But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
2. And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
3. Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.
4. Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?
5. So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.
6. And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
7. But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.
8. And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.
9. And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.
10. Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:
11. And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?


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 MESSAGE # 154 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, September 24th, 2023

Baby Dedication: Sawyer Foster

Guest Minister: Reverend Jim Ritchie

Matthew Chapter 6: (KJV)
33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

The presence of King Jesus changes EVERYTHING!

2nd Corinthians Chapter 5: (KJV)
21. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

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 MESSAGE # 152 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, September 10th, 2023

Psalms Chapter 145: (KJV)
1: I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2: Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
3. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
4. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
5. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
6. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
7. They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.
8. The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
9. The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
10. All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.
11. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
12. To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
13. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
14. The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
15. The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
16. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
18. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
19. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20. The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
21. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Jonah Chapter 1: (KJV)
1. Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
2. Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
3. But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
4. But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
5. Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.
6. So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.
7. And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.
8. Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence comest thou? what is thy country? and of what people art thou?
9. And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.
10. Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.
11. Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.
12. And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.
13. Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.
14. Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee.
15. So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging.
16. Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows.
17. Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Jonah's unwingness to align with God's Wii took him as low as one can go.

Every one of us is facing a choice:
OUR way or GOD'S way.

Jonah Chapter 2: (KJV)
1. Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,
2. And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
3. For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
4. Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
5. The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
6. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
7. When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
8. They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
9. But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.
10. And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

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 MESSAGE # 151 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, September 3rd, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

LOVE your NEIGHBOR, CHANGE the WORLD!

Acts Chapter 4: (KJV)
12. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts Chapter 3: (KJV)
6. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

Acts Chapter 4: (KJV)
10. Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

B)egin with prayer
L)isten to them
E)at with them
S)erve them
S)tory: Tell them

John 9:1-15
John Chapter 9:1-15 (KJV)
1. And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
2. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
3. Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
4. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
5. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
7. And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
8. The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
9. Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
10. Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?
11. He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash:
and I went and washed, and I received sight.
12. Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
13. They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.
14. And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
15. Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.

Everyone has a story of brokenness.

People need to hear our story of restoration.

John Chapter 9: (KJV)
11. He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash:
and I went and washed, and I received sight.

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 MESSAGE # 150 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, August 27th, 2023

Psalms Chapter 104: (KJV)
33. I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
34. My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

LOVE your NEIGHBOR - CHANGE the WORLD

Isaiah Chapter 41: (KJV)
10. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

John Chapter 3: (KJV)
16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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 MESSAGE # 149 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, August 20th, 2023

LOVE your Neighbor, CHANGE the World!

Revelation Chapter 4: (KJV)
9. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
10. The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Mark Chapter 10: (KJV)
45. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

John Chapter 13: (KJV)
1. Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
2. And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;
3. Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
4. He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
5. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7. Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
9. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
10. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
11. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
12. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
13. Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
14. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
15. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
16. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
17. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

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 MESSAGE # 148 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, August 13th, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

Jesus befriended people who did not claim
to be close to God.

Matthew Chapter 9: (KJV)
10. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
11. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12. But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Hosea Chapter 6: (KJV)
6. For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Jesus invited his friends to a life they never thought they could live.

Mark Chapter 7: (KJV)
8. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

Seek to be like Jesus in spending time
with people not like you.

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 MESSAGE # 147 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, August 6th, 2023

Psalms Chapter 146: (KJV)
1. Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
2. While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

We bless others simply by listening to them.

Luke Chapter 18:35-42 (KJV)
35. And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
36. And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
37. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
38. And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
39. And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
40. And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
41. Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.

We all know what it is like to call out and wonder if anyone is listening.

Imitate Jesus in the way He listens to others.

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 MESSAGE # 144 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, July 16th, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

STORIES: The Parables of Jesus

1st Chronicles Chapter 29: (KJV)
11. Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

2nd Samuel Chapter 22: (KJV)
2. And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
3. The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
4. I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Luke Chapter 11: (KJV)
1. And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3. Give us day by day our daily bread.
4. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Genesis Chapter 4: (KJV)
26. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

Luke Chapter 2: (KJV)
49. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

Luke Chapter 11: (KJV)
5. And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
6. For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
7. And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
8. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

Luke Chapter 11: (KJV)
11. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
12. Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
14. And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
15. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.

Ephesians Chapter 3: (KJV)
20. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21. Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Luke Chapter 11: (KJV)
9. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

2nd Kings Chapter 19: (KJV)
14. And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
15. And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

NEVER GIVE UP: DON'T STOP PRAYING!

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 MESSAGE # 143 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, July 9th, 2023

Sermon Series: 'STORIES: The Parables of Jesus'

Psalms Chapter 105: (KJV)
1. O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
2. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.
3. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Praise to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost:
Agreed as ONE!
Holy Ghost, rain Your presence down on us!

- The Lord's Prayer -

Our way of life is a reflection of who we are.

Matthew 24:3, 36 (KJV) And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Matthew 25:31-46 (KJV) When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Judgement is coming: Take it to heart.

Matthew 12:50 (KJV) For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Caring for those in need becomes a way
of life to those who follow Christ.

Father, let your Kingdom come!

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 MESSAGE # 142 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, July 2nd, 2023

Psalms Chapter 11: (KJV)
2. For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
3. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Revelation Chapter 4: (KJV)
8. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night,
saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.


Stories: The Parables of Jesus

1st Timothy Chapter 6: (KJV)
17. Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches,
but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

18. That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19. Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Luke Chapter 12: (KJV)
1. In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people,
insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all,
Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

13. And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
14.And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
15. And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not
in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

16. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
17And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
18. And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
19. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
20. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee:
then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

21: So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
22. And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat;
neither for the body, what ye shall put on.

23. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
31. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
32. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not,
where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.


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 MESSAGE # 141 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, June 25th, 2023

STORIES: The Parables of Jesus

John Chapter 1: (KJV)
14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Dedication of: Jett Alan Craig

Why do you serve God? What is your motive?

Matthew Chapter 20: (KJV)
1. For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning
to hire labourers into his vineyard.

2. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
4. And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
5. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
6. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
7. They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard;
and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

8.So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire,
beginning from the last unto the first.

9. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
10. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
11. And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
12: Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden
and heat of the day.

13. But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
14. Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
15. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
16: So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Matthew Chapter 19: (KJV)
27. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

Matthew Chapter 20: (KJV)
20. Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
21. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand,
and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.


'I will serve thee, because I love thee.
You have given life to me.'

MOTIVATION!

Jesus, Help us to be more like You!

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 MESSAGE # 140 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, June 18th, 2023

Father's Day

Psalms Chapter 144: (KJV)
15. Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.

'Good Samaritan' Story

Parable: A simple story told to illustrate a simple Spiritual or Moral lesson.

The most important choice in life:
Will I follow Jesus?

Matthew Chapter 7: (KJV)
24. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man,
which built his house upon a rock:

25. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not:
for it was founded upon a rock.

26. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man,
which built his house upon the sand:

27. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell:
and great was the fall of it.


Matthew Chapter 7: (KJV)
12. Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Will I remain in my comfort zone, following the religious practices of the day? Or will I follow Jesus?

Follow Jesus, and accept His radical way of life.

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 MESSAGE # 139 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, June 11th, 2023

Pastor Rick an other lerders are away at Conference at Indianapolis, Indiana.
Worship is being hosted by guest Worship Leader, Scott Kelly.
Sermon being hosted by Guest Pastor Timothy Riggs. (Excellent Preacher!)

YOU: From GOD'S view

Luke Chapter 22: (KJV)
54. Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
55. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.
56. But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.
57. And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
58. And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
59. And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him:
for he is a Galilaean.

60. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
61. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him,
Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

62. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

Romans Chapter 14: (KJV)
17. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
18. For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

Hebrews Chapter 12: (KJV)
1. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

2. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,
despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.


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 MESSAGE # 138 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, June 4th, 2023

Sermon Topic: Confidence

Jeremiah Chapter 17: (KJV)
7. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Philippians Chapter 1: (KJV)
1. Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
2. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
4. Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
5. For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
6. Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
7. Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.
8. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
9. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
10. That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
11. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

We are tempted to place our confidence in ourselves and in others.

Philippians Chapter 1: (KJV)
27. Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

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 MESSAGE # 137 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, May 28th, 2023

Memorial Day - Remembrance of those who have walked the PATH before us, Prayers of PEACE said over those left behind.

PENTECOST SUNDAY

John Chapter 16: (KJV)
7. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

John Chapter 20: (KJV)
21. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
22. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

Luke Chapter 3: (KJV)
11. He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

John Chapter 7: (KJV)
37. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

People Are Thirsty. (Spiritual Thirst)
People Are Hungry. (Spiritual Hunger)

John Chapter 6: (KJV)
35. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

John Chapter 4: (KJV)
14. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

Are YOU thirsty?
Are YOU hungry?
Are YOU saved?

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 MESSAGE # 136 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, May 21st, 2023

Guest Speaker, Asst. Pastor Brent Hardesty

Sermon Series: 'YOU: From GOD'S View'

Matthew Chapter 19: (KJV)
16. And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17. And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19. Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21. Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Psalms Chapter 42: (KJV)
1. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
2. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
11. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

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 MESSAGE # 135 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, May 14th, 2023

Mother's Day

We are THANKFUL, and are PRAYING FOR, Mothers EVERYWHERE!

Sermon Series: 'YOU: FROM GOD'S VIEW'

What are we meant to be?
Why are we so far from it?
- Andy Crouch

1st John Chapter 4:7-12 (KJV)
7. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

When we love God, the UNSEEN God becomes VISIBLE.

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 MESSAGE # 134 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, May 7th, 2023

YOU: FROM GOD'S VIEW

Psalms Chapter 139: (KJV)
1. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
7. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8. If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
13. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

Jeremiah Chapter 1: (KJV)
5. Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

God loves YOU, and there's nothing YOU can DO about it. DON'T break His HEART!

Since we are created and desired by God, we are IDENTIFIED.

Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
-O Holy Night!

Please take Communion!

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 MESSAGE # 133 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, April 30th, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

Matthew Chapter 28: (KJV)
19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

YOU: FROM GOD'S VIEW

Romans Chapter 12: (KJV)
1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

What if living the Christian life is not about keeping the rules, but about giving your whole self to God.

Romans Chapter 7: (KJV)
24. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
25. I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Don't let this world dictate
how your thinking becomes.

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 MESSAGE # 132 
Bethany First Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, April 23rd, 2023

Sermon Series - YOU: FROM GOD'S VIEW

Psalms Chapter 145: (KJV)
1. I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2. Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
3. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
4. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

1st Chronicles Chapter 29: (KJV)
10. Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
11. Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Genesis Chapter 2. (KJV)
7. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Our souls long for God.

Psalms Chapter 42: (KJV)
1. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
2. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
3. My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
4. When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
11. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Matthew (KJV)
22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

True Narrative: YOU have a soul that MATTERS.

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 MESSAGE # 131 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, April 16th, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

1st Chronicles Chapter 29: (KJV)
11. Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
12. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
13. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

Matthew Chapter 9: (KJV)
35. And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
37. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

MY MISSION STATENT: TO SHARE TRUTH.
Jesus said, I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by ME.

I SHARE TRUTH. ... P E R I O D ... I SHARE JESUS!

ARE YOU SAVED?

Matthew Chapter 28: (KJV)
16. Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
18. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Every member is a missionary, and the entire world is mission field.

We are an unbroken chain of humans that discipled humans from the time of Jesus until the present.
---Jay Pathak

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 MESSAGE # 130 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Easter Sunday, April 9th, 2023

Then they pierced Him deep in His side until the blood came streaming down... And THAT'S how Jesus purchased my salvation... And I find NO FAULT in HIM!

Luke Chapter 24: (KJV)
5. And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
6. He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
7. Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

Jesus finds people where they are, and leads then to a life they never imagined they'd attain, through His Resurrection!

Ephesians Chapter 2: (KJV)
1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6. And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7. That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9. Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Where we are is not always where we wanna be.

Jesus leads us to where we're needed.

Sin: a willful transgression against the known will of God.

It's not yet 'checkmate':
The King has ONE more MOVE... He STILL LIVES

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 MESSAGE # 129 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, April 2nd, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

Sixth Week of Easter Lent Season - Palm Sunday

... Journey to the Cross ...

Galatians Chapter 6: (KJV)
[Music Pastor Nick Robertson]
14. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

Pastor Rick Harvey:
Matthew Chapter 27:32-50 (KJV)
32. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
33. And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
34. They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
35. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
36. And sitting down they watched him there;
37. And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38. Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
39. And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
40. And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
41. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
42. He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
43. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
44. The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.
45. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
46. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47. Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.
48. And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
49. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
50. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

Psalms Chapter 22: (KJV)
24. For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

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 MESSAGE # 128 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, March 26th, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

The Fifth Week of the Easter Lent Season
... Journey to the Cross ...

... THE [KJV REVISED] APOSTLES CREED ...
I believe in God the Father, the Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in His only Son Jesus Christ Our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, was buried
and resurrected again on the third day.

'When you know what the right thing is to do, just do the right thing.'

Matthew Chapter 27:1-2 (KJV)
1. When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
2. And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

11. And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
12. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
13. Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
14. And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
15. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
16. And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
17. Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
18. For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
19. When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
20. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
21. The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
22. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
23. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
24. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
25. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
26. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
27. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
28. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
29. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
30. And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
31. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

Doing the right thing involves surrendering your life to God.

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 MESSAGE # 127 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, March 19th, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

Fourth Week of Easter Lent Season

... Journey to the Cross ...

Beautiful song...
'You never lost a battle...You never will...'

Sermon Theme: Forgiveness

Matthew Chapter 26: (KJV)
31. Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
32. But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
33. Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
34. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
35. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

Mark Chapter 14: (KJV)
54. And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.

Luke Chapter 22: (KJV)
61. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, 'Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.'

Colossians Chapter 3: (KJV)
13. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

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 MESSAGE # 126 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, March 12th, 2023

3rd Week of Easter Lent Season
... Journey to the Cross ...

Matthew Chapter 26: (KJV)
14: Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
15. And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
16. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

John Chapter 6: (KJV)
64. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

John Chapter 12: (KJV)
4. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,
5. Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
6. This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.

1st Peter Chapter 2: (KJV)
12. Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

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 MESSAGE # 125 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, March 5th, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

2nd Week of 'Lent'
... Journey to the Cross ...
... Led HIM through ...
[The Garden of Gethsemane]

Matthew Chapter 26: (KJV)
36. Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
37. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
38. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
39. And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
41. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
42. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
43. And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
44. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
45. Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46. Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

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 MESSAGE # 124 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, February 26th, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

Music Pastor Nick Robertson

'God is shining through absolutely everywhere!'

Today is the beginning of the six week season of Lent, leading up to Easter, studying the last eighteen hours of Jesus' life.
... Journey to the Cross ...

Today, we study the Last Supper.

*Sacrement Service*
Matthew Chapter 26: (KJV)
26. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
27. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
28. For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
29. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
30. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

Deuteronomy Chapter 16: (KJV)
16. Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:
17. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.

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 MESSAGE # 123 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, February 19th, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

Music Pastor, Nick Robertson

Guest Speaker Dr. Jim Fitzgerald Speaking:
Matthew 17:1-9 (KJV)
1. And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2. And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
4. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
5. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
6. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
7. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
8. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
9. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

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 MESSAGE # 122 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, February 12th, 2023

HURRY
THE GREAT ENEMY OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE.

Music Pastor Nick Robertson

1 Corinthians 15: (KJV)
19. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

1st Peter Chapter 1: (KJV)
3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

LORD, we're BEGGING for an OUTPOURING!

FOCUS ON THIS WORD: SLOWING

Matthew Chapter 11: (KJV)
28. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Our pace of life makes us weary and burdened:
Too alive to die, and too dead to live.

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 MESSAGE # 121 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, February 5th, 2023

2nd Service Baptisms Today:
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Sydney Darcy Jacobsen
Diana Nicole Scheiern
Kort Philip Keoppel
Gracie Ann Keoppel
Archie Drew Schlecht
Hannah Elizabeth Fones
Jett Andrew Dickerson
Cash Michael-Allen Pemberton
Carter Michael Johnson
Cody Lawson Clemmons
Ava Grace League
Holly Ann Pennethy
Erin Christine Hall

Genesis Chapter 1:3 (KJV) And God said, ...

The first act of love is always the giving of attention.

Pay close attention to what HAS your attention.

Matthew Chapter 6: (KJV)
19. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
24. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep
to gain what he cannot lose.

What you give your attention to today
is the person you become tomorrow.

Matthew Chapter 16: (KJV)
26. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

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 MESSAGE # 120 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, January 29th, 2023

1st Samuel Chapter 2: (KJV)
2. There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

Matthew Chapter 22: (KJV)
34. But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
35. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36. Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38. This is the first and great commandment.
39. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

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 MESSAGE # 119 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

Psalms Chapter 145: (KJV)
1. I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2. Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
3. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Guest Speaker Asst. Pastor Chris Holcomb

Romans Chapter 8: (KJV)
22. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
24. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25. But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
26. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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 MESSAGE # 118 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, January 15th, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

Matthew Chapter 28: (KJV)
19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Guests, Barbi & Dr. Harlan Moore, being sponsored to Eswatini, Africa, as Mission Administrators.

John Chapter 20: (KJV)
21. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

John Chapter 8: (KJV)
42. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

John Chapter 17: (KJV)
18. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

Children, go, where I send thee!
WE EACH have a MISSION!
Here am I, send ME!

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 MESSAGE # 117 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, January 8th, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

Todays's Scripture Reference:

Proverbs Chapter 3:5 (KJV)
5. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Praising God for $4,742,931 raised so far for renovation of the Sanctuary, over the past two years.

Proverbs Chapter 1: (KJV)
1: The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2: To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
3: To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
4: To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5: A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
7: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Think you know a lot? You'd be amazed by what you DON'T know. Be careful to stay humble.

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 MESSAGE # 116 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
New Year's Sunday, January 1st, 2023
Pastor Rick Harvey

Year '2023' = '2+0+2+3' = 7... GOD'S YEAR ... A year of completion!

NEW LIFE BEGINS!

Guest Speaker: Retiring Sub-Pastor Lewis McClain

Quit ye 'like men' ... Be STRONG!

John Chapter 13: (KJV)
4. He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
5. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
12.So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
13. Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
14. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
15. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

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 MESSAGE # 115 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Christmas Sunday, December 25th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Thank you, Jesus, for coming to us!

...there's just something about that name.

He is to be called...

Luke Chapter 2: (KJV)
21. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Luke Chapter 1: (KJV)
30. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

Matthew Chapter 1: (KJV)
21. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

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 MESSAGE # 114 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Third Sunday of Advent.

Music Pastor Nick Robertson
Worship songs:
For God so loved
Joyful, Joyful, Joy in my soul
Holy, There is no one like you

Psalms Chapter 136: (KJV)
4. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Song: Oh, God, Oh, God of David!

Sermon Series: All I want

Sometimes God sends a messenger, to remind us that He loves us.

Luke Chapter 2: (KJV)
8. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

'If God had not sent a messenger, we may not have been convinced of His love for us.'

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 MESSAGE # 113 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, December 11th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Christmas CHOIR and ORCHESTRA were absolutely FABULOUS today!

Even the online sound system was in good form.. sound was superb!

Second Sunday of Advent.

Luke Chapter 2 (KJV)
10. And the Angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

2nd Corinthians Chapter 6 (KJV)
As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing nothing, yet possessing all things.

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 MESSAGE # 112 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, December 4th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

First Sunday of the Advent
Sermon Title: All I Want

Luke Chapter 2: (KJV)
1. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5. To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

This is a Communion Sunday. Please partake in the Communion Sacrament wherever you are, with Holy Reverence.

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 MESSAGE # 111 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, November 27th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Sermon by Guest speaker, SNU Professor of Theology

Isaiah Chapter 8: (KJV)
19. And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
20. To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
21. And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
22. And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

Ephesians Chapter 2: (KJV)
11. Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

Proverbs Chapter 13: (KJV)
12. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Isaiah Chapter 9: (KJV)
1. Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
2. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
3. Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
4. For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
5. For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.

Mark Chapter 4: (KJV)
26. And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
27. And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
28. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
29. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

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 MESSAGE # 110 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, November 20th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

John Chapter 1: (KJV)
43. The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
44. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45. Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

Be aware of upcoming Christmas Concert in both services, Sunday, December 11.

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 MESSAGE # 109 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, November 13th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Pray this daily, as you start your day:

THE OPEN ARMS PRAYER
Father, bring someone into my life today.
Give me wisdom to recognize them.
And the grace to open my arms
by inviting them into my life,
community, and faith.

John Chapter 1: (KJV)
40. One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
41. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
42. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

Lord, let me make a
difference for you that is
utterly disproportionate
to whom I am.
-David Brainerd

Jesus,
I want to live my life
in such a way
that those who know me
but do not know you
will come to know you
because they know me.

Andrew
* Found him without Jesus
* Told him about Jesus
* Brought him to Jesus

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 MESSAGE # 108 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, November 6th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Communion (first Sunday of month) today.
(7) more Baptisms today.

1: Hope Madeline Brown
2: Jamie Grace Wilson
3: Mason Ryan Wilson
4: Caden Cash Sigler
5: Taten Macayas Brooks
6: Carolyn Maria Brooks
7: Sadie Elaine Acosta

An AWESOME song today...'MERCY'!

What if you spent spent time with someone you know and pointed them to Christ?

John Chapter 1: (KJV)
35. Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
36. And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
37. And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
38. Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
39. He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.
40. One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
41. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
42. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

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 MESSAGE # 107 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, October 30th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey
[Reformation Sunday]

Today is also "Tulakes Sunday". Tulakes and BFC are
joint-congregations. Tulakes Church is officially a branch of BFC.

Tulakes Church is built around a highly successful Community Clinic, sponsored by BFC.

John Chapter 1: (KJV)
1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2. The same was in the beginning with God.
3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
17. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John Chapter 1: (KJV)
18. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

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 MESSAGE # 106 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, October 23rd, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Guest Speaker: Previous Pastor Dr. David Busic

Dedication of baby Camden Grace Shellenberger, Granddaughter to Dr. David Busic

Still in 'Pastor Appreciation Month'

What is Holiness?
Matthew Chapter 19: (KJV)
16. And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17. And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19. Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20. . The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21. Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Love God with ALL you ARE.

Proverbs Chapter 3: (KJV)
5. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6. In all thy ways 'acknowledge' him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Acknowledge: yadaah: 'intimate personal relationship'

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 MESSAGE # 105 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, October 16th, 2022
Pastor Rick. Harvey

2nd Timothy Chapter 2: (KJV)
22. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
24. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25. In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26. And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

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 MESSAGE # 104 
Bethany 1st Church the Nazarene
Sunday, October 9th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Current Sermon series: The fight

2nd Timothy Chapter 1:15-18 (KJV)
15. This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
16. The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
17. But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.
18. The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowesrset very well.

2nd Corinthians Chapter 11: (KJV)
23. Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
24. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
25. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
26. In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
27. In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

2 Timothy Chapter 1: (KJV)
15. This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
2 Timothy Chapter 4: (KJV)
10. For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
11. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
12. And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
13. The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
14. Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:
15. Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
16. At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

Everyone goes through difficult times in the course of their lives.

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 MESSAGE # 103 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

October is 'Pastor Appreciation Month' throughout the. 'Nazarene' Organization.
Celebrate with us, as we appreciate our Sr. Pastor, Rich Harvey, and our several CoPastors.

Sermon Series: The Fight
We ALL fight for SOMETHING!

TODAY: Fight to get RICH (with a TWIST)
1st Timothy Chapter 6: (KJV)
15. Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16. Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
17. Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18. That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19. Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Are you REALLY living the RICH LIFE, life to the FULLEST?

There are some things that are worth much more than life.

Be rich ... In good deeds, and willing to share...

Today is Communion Sunday...
Remember the breaking of Christ's body for us, and the shedding of His blood for the remission of our sins, and the offering to us all, of Eternal life, when forgiven.

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 MESSAGE # 102 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, September 25th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Our Mission(s): To Preach, Teach and bring Healing.

The moment we are in does not pause the mission we are on. - Ed Stetzer

The World NEEDS the be 'loved on'..

The mission of the church is worth fighting for.

1st Timothy Chapter 2: (KJV)
1. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4. Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
7. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

Christian Conduct
1st Timothy Chapter 3:
2. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3. Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4. One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5. (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
6. Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9. Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

Lighthouses blow no horns. They only shine.
- DL Moody

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 MESSAGE # 101 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, September 18th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Guests Visiting from Eswatini:
Musa and Prudence Ganini

BFC is Helping Support their 'Child Development Center' in Eswatini.

Today's Sermon Series: The Fight

1st Peter Chapter 5: (KJV)
8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

There's a force of evil that wants your family to fail.

2nd Timothy Chapter 1: (KJV)
5. When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

2nd Timothy Chapter 3: (KJV)
14. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15. And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17. That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Give the Scripture (God's Word) priority in your family life.

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 MESSAGE # 100 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, September 11th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Remembering the Fallen in the 9-11-2001 Attack on America

1st Timothy Chapter 6: (KJV)
12. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Guest Missionaries Doug & Margaret Eagan visiting,
from Eswatini, Africa.

NEW Sermon Series: The Fight

There ARE things WORTH FIGHTING for.
Fight the good fight of faith.

1st Timothy Chapter 1: (KJV)
1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
2. Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
3. As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
4. Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
5. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
6. From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7. Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
18. This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

Ephesians Chapter 6:12 (KJV)
12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

1st Timothy Chapter 1: (KJV)
5. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

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 MESSAGE # 98 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, August 28th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Sermon Series:
God's Kingdom is a


Focus: Peace

To be like Jesus?
Matthew Chapter 5: (KJV)
9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Jesus is called "The Prince of Peace".

Matthew Chapter 5: (KJV)
3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
11. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Sha-lom: indicates completeness, or wholeness, in every part of your life.

I don't want to just BE at peace... I want to be ACTIVELY, CONTINUALLY, MAKING peace: a Peacemaker.

Romans Chapter 12: (KJV)
18. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

What can you do to promote World Peace? Go home and love your family. - Mother Theresa

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 MESSAGE # 97 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, August 21st, 2022

Sermon Title: The Upside Down Kingdom


Music Scripture Reference:
Psalms Chapter 51: (KJV)
10. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Matthew 5:1-11 (KJV)
1. And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
11. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Your life is a reflection of the thing you 'love above all else'...

Purity of heart is to 'will' (focus on) [only] one thing...

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 MESSAGE # 96 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, August 14th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Lead us, O Lord, in the Fully Lighted paths of Your Truth.

Sermon Title: The Upside Down Kingdom


Southern Nazarene University (SNU) Choir & Orchestra w/Marching Band providing congregational worship.

Membership class starting next Sunday, August 21.

Sermon:

Matthew Chapter 5: (KJV)
1. And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
11. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

We ALL need forgiveness and compassion.

Consider the story of the ' Good Samaritan'...

Micah Chapter 6: (KJV)
8. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?



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 MESSAGE # 95 
PBethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, August 7th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Baptisms, today!

#1: Landon Mark Peters
#2: Preston Noah Kurtovic
#3: Summer Raelynn Reid
#4: Crew Jaxon Wisniewski
#5: Alice Renee White
#6: Carter Allen Chamberlain
#7: Elizabeth Micheala White
#8: Briana Ernestine Denay Brown
#9: Guage Fowler Cottam
#10: Chevy-Ann Nichelle Allman
#11: missed name
#12: Kathleen Nichole Rosell
#13: Robin Andrea Duggan
#14: Natalie Olivia Duggan
#15: Garrat William Siglere:

Sermon Title:
God's Word is a


Too Alive to Die, Too Dead to live: The Unlived Life.

Matthew Chapter 5: (KJV)
1. And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
11. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

- Communion Sunday - Taking of the Sacremental Bread and Wine Elements.

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 MESSAGE # 94 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, July 31st, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Sign up for Men's Retreat Aug 13th @ Sawyer Lake

Sermon Title: The Upside Down Kingdom


I WANT A GOD-CONTROLLED LIFE:
Matthew Chapter 5: (KJV)
1. And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
11. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

OH! The results of a God-Controlled life!

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 MESSAGE # 92 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, July 17th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey is away in Eskwatini, Africa

Guest Speaker Larry Morris

Ephesians Chapter 2: (KJV)
8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9. Not of works, lest any man should boast.

"God loves you, and so do I."
I believe in the saving grace of Jesus.

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 MESSAGE # 91 

Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, July 10th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Pastor is away in Africa for a few days and will be back in town soon.

Guest Speaker is Christian Sculptor, Scott Stearman.

BFC House Band singing and playing during sculpting.
Awesome music during the clay sculpting of
a Head of Peter, set to the story of Peter.



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 MESSAGE # 90 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Sermon Series: EMPOWERED

Acts Chapter 19: (KJV)
2. He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

Acts Chapter 1:8 (KJV)
8. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts Chapter 2: (KJV)
1. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts Chapter 2: (KJV)
14. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
16. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17. And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18. And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

My fear doesn't stand a chance when I stand in the presence of the Holy Ghost. There's power in the presence of the Holy Ghost.

On this 'Independence Day Weekend', realize fully, POWER ENABLES, or EMPOWERS, INDEPENDENCE.

The Holy Ghost will:.
Guide
Teach
Be with
Empower

Acts Chapter 27: (KJV)
21. But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.
22. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship.
32. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
24. Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
25. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

Acts Chapter 23: (KJV)
11. And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

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 MESSAGE # 89 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, June 26th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Sermon Series: EMPOWERED

Through the POWER
of the HOLY GHOST
we can be
EMPOWERED!

Acts Chapter 20: (KJV)
24. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Matthew Chapter 28: (KJV)
9. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
10. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
11. Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
12. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
13. Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
14. And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
15. So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
16. Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
18. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Acts Chapter 1: (KJV)
8. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

We Must choose to follow the spirit,
even when it may not feel comfortable.

Following self is never the right answer.

Jeremiah Chapter 17: (KJV)
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

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 MESSAGE # 88 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday. June 19th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey
Father's day

We can trust The Holy Ghost to lead and guide u to know and do the will of God..

Acts Chapter 16: (KJV)
6. Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
7. After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
8. And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.
9. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.
10. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.

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 MESSAGE # 87 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, June 12th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Acts Chapter 8: (KJV)
26. And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
27. And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,
28. Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
29. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
30. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
31. And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
32. The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
33. In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
34. And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
35. Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
36. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
37. And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
38. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
39. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.
40. But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

We MUST take the FIRST STEP of OBEDIENCE.

ONLY when we are EMPOWERED, do we have ADEQUATE, EFFECTIVE, results. It is NOT of OURSELVES.

I'm living proof of what the mercy of God can do.

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 MESSAGE # 86 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, June 5th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Communion TODAY! Pentecost Sunday!

EMPOWER! (NEW SERIES)

Psalms Chapter 145: (KJV)
3. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Acts Chapter 1: (KJV)
1. The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
2. Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
3. To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
4. And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
5. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
6.When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
7. And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
8. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

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 MESSAGE # 85 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, May 29th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Worship Music Content:
Revelation Chapter 4: (KJV)
11. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Sermon Content:
Luke Chapter 5: (KJV)
1. And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2. And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
6. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
7. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
8. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
10. And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
11. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

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 MESSAGE # 84 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Acts Chapter 13: (KJV)
1. Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
2. As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
3. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Acts Chapter 14: (KJV)
27. And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

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 MESSAGE # 83 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, May 15th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Acts Chapter 11: (KJV)
27. And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.
28. And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.
29. Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:
30. Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

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 MESSAGE # 82 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, May 8th, 2022
Mother's Day

A call to unified prayer for the church, that the church might be especially enabled to reach a lost and dying world.

A special shout-out to all the mothers and the memories of the mothers we've been blessed to have. God has blessed us with such a wondrous gift!

After we invite, we must invest.

Acts Chapter 11: (KJV)
22. Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
23. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
24. For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.
25. Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
26. And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

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 MESSAGE # 81 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, May 1st, 2022 [live]
Pastor Rick Harvey

Acts Chapter 11: (KJV)
19. Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.
20. And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.
21. And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

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 MESSAGE # 80 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, April 24th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Luke Chapter 6: (KJV)
6. And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.
7. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.
8. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.
9. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
10. And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
11. And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

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 MESSAGE # 79 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 17th, 2022

1 COR 15:3-4, 54-57

1st Corinthians Chapter 15: (KJV)

3. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
54. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56. The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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 MESSAGE # 78 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, April 10th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Palm Sunday
Luke Chapter 15: (KJV)
25. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
26. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
27. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
28. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
29. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
30. But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
31. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
32. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

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 MESSAGE # 77 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Re-imagine, life WITH God...

Love God and use things
Not
Love things and use God.

Luke Chapter 15: (KJV)
11. And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12. And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
13. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
14. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
17. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
18. I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19. And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
20. . And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
21. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
22. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
23. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
24. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

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 MESSAGE # 76 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, March 27th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Deuteronomy Chapter 34: (KJV)
1. (And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho.
4.And the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,
And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
5. So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

Numbers Chapter 20: (KJV)
1. Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.
2. And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.
3. And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!
4. And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?
5. And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.
6. And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.
7. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
8. Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
9. And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.
10. And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
11. And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
12. And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
13. This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.

Psalms Chapter 46: (KJV)
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

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 MESSAGE # 75 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, March 20th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Job Chapter 41: (KJV)
1. Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
2. Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
3. Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?
4. Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?
5. Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

Job Chapter 42: (KJV)
2: I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
3. Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
4. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
5. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
6. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

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 MESSAGE # 74 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, March 13th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

John 1:1 (KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

I'm the beginning, God's s word was PART OF God. When God decided to separate a portion of himself to be his
spokesman, he referred to it as his 'word', and decided to make it a separate loving being, and created his son, Jesus, known as his word, his advocate, his mediator, an actual part of himself, made flesh. Jesus, the Word, became separate.

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 MESSAGE # 73 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, February 27th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Colossians Chapter 3: (KJV)
1. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
5. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6. For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7. In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10. And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
11. Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
12. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
14. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
15. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
18. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
19. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
20. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
21. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

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 MESSAGE # 72 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, February 20th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Who am I?
Why am I here?
Where am I going?

How we think about the future shapes how we deal with the present.

You can trust God with your future.

Proverbs Chapter 3: (KJV)
5. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall 'direct' thy paths.

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 MESSAGE # 71 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
February 6th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Biptisms today:

Sawyer James Franks
Madison Lynne Craig
Bailey Noelle Brawn
Mason Jonathon Bond
Ari Ruiz
Elias Smith
Owen Michael Bond

... I'm ALL in ...

Who am I?
Why am I here?
Where am I going?

... Life's basic questions ...

Genesis Chapter 1: (KJV)
26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Matthew Chapter 22: (KJV)
20. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
21. They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

Genesis 2: (KJV)
7. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

MAN is God's GREATEST CREATION.... LOOK at the human standing nearest you, and recognize God's Holy handiwork!

Acts Chapter 17: (KJV)
26. And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
27. That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
28. For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

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 MESSAGE # 70 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, January 30th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Dr. Jim Diehl, Speaking.

Subject, One of Christ's greatest gifts is Peace!

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 MESSAGE # 69 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, January 23rd, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Husband and Wife
Missionary Guest Speakers from Argentina

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 MESSAGE # 68 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, February 13th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Who am I?
Why am I here?
Where am I going?

Isaiah Chapter 43: (KJV)
6. I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
7. Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

1st Chronicles Chapter 16: (KJV)
24. Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.

Psalms Chapter 19: (KJV)
1. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Matthew Chapter 5: (KJV)
16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Romans Chapter 3: (KJV)
23. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

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 MESSAGE # 67 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, January 16th, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

>>>----> Pray for ALL dealing with COVID
and SIMILAR PLAGUES as the Angel of Indignation
Passes Over <---<<<

Dr. Keith Newman, Speaking

Ephesians Chapter 2: (KJV)
10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Matthew Chapter 6: (KJV)
9. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11. Give us this day our daily bread.
12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

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 MESSAGE # 65 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
Pastor Rick Harvey

Planning 21 Days of Prayer

Ephesians Chapter 3: (KJV)
14. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15. Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16. That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18. May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19. And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21. Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.
Amen.

Mark Chapter 1: (KJV)
35. And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
36. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
37. And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.
38. And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
39. And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.

Matthew Chapter 6: (KJV)
9. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11. Give us this day our daily bread.
12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
Amen.

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 MESSAGE # 64 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, December 26th, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Today's word, by Sub-Pastor, Lewis MaClaine

Romans Chapter 12: (KJV)
2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Psalms Chapter 23: (KJV)
5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

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 MESSAGE # 63 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, December 19th, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

God IS (=) LOVE.

1st John Chapter 4: (KJV)
7. Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

8. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God IS love.

9. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

10. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

12. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Agape:
John Chapter 3: (KJV)
16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John Chapter 13: (KJV)
34. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

1st John Chapter 4: (KJV)
8. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

Love Gives Grace: Undeserved
1st John Chapter 3: (KJV)
16. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Love SEES the other person.
1st John Chapter 3: (KJV)
17. But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

Love ACTS
1st John Chapter 3: (KJV)
18. My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

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 MESSAGE # 62 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, December 12th, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Go to Bethanynaz.org/Women

Women, Commit to help other Women, reaching out to bringing others to Christ.

Luke 2:8-20 (KJV)
8. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

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 MESSAGE # 61 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, December 5th, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Philippians Chapter 4: (KJV)
9. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Romans Chapter 15: (KJV)
7. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
8. Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcismion for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
9. And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
10. And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.
11. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
12. And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
13. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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 MESSAGE # 60 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, November 28th, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Guest Speaker: Chris Holcomb
Subject: Hope

Isaiah 11:1-10 (KJV)
1. And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

2. And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

3. And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

4. But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

5. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

6. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

7. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

8. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

9. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

10. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

HOPE.. a still, small voice, the whimper of a child crying in the night, but He brought us SALVATION!

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 MESSAGE # 59 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, November 21st, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Build a Memorial, lest ye forget...

Joshua 3: (KJV)
7. And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.

Joshua 4: (KJV)
19. And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho.

20. And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.

21. And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones?

22.Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land.

23. For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over:

24. That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.

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 MESSAGE # 58 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, November 15, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Times of Spiritual Resonance of Intimacy

Practices:
Worship Together
One-on-One Time with God

Isaiah Chapter 6: (KJV)
1. In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

2 . Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

3. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

4. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.p

5. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

6. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

7. And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

8. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

9. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

10. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

11. Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,

12. And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

13. But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

Note: Only a TENTH shall become Holy!

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 MESSAGE # 57 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, November 7th, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

13 Baptisms today!

Matthew Chapter 5: (KJV)
13. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Salt and Light; You are: no backup plan!

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 MESSAGE # 56 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, October 31st, 2021
All Hallows Eve
Pastor Rick Harvey

Building MOMENTUM helps us to THRIVE!

Serve with ABANDON...

1st Timothy Chapter 6: (KJV)
17. Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18. That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
19. Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

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 MESSAGE # 55 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, October 24th, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

God has NEVER intended for His people to 'merely' survive. It is His intention that we THRIVE. HOWEVER, WISDOM can teach us how to develop the differences between surviving and Thriving.

Sharing this 'skillset' is part of our mission, as Christians... ENABLING the GODLY to THRIVE.

BETHANYNAZ.ORG/BAPTISM
To Schedule or Research future babtism times.

Guest Speaker Pastor Rodriguez

Ephesians 2: (KJV)
11. Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12. That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13. But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15. Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16. And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17. And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21. In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22. In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

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 MESSAGE # 54 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Knowing how to THRIVE, through WISDOM and HUMILITY.

MAN, without GOD, is NOTHING.
GOD, without MAN, however, is STILL GOD.

Thriving can set things in a PATTERN of motion... can develop... MOMENTUM ...

KEEP it GOING... KEEP MOVING FORWARD...

1st John Chapter 2: (KJV)

15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Loving the wrong things will kill your momentum with God.

How to keep spiritual momentum:
1. Worship together... See music collection specs
2. One-on-one time with God
3. Group Life
4. Sharing our Faith
5. Serving with Abandon
6. Sharing our Resources

MY FAVORITE:
MASSIVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC COLLECTION
[delete all not directly speaking to or from from members of the Trinity]... Worship ONLY!

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 MESSAGE # 53 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Mere 'SURVIVAL' is not God's will for His people. God teaches His people the wisdom needed to THRIVE!

Living on the mere edge, between defeat and survival, well, that's just WRONG! Jesus' very NAME shall be CALLED 'The WORD of GOD'... The ANSWER to THRIVING is in THE WORD. KNOW the ANSWER. Know JESUS!

GOD IS FAITHFUL TO US WHEN LIFE IS OUT OF CONTROL.

Daniel 6:1-15 (KJV)
1. It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
2. And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage.
3. Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
4. Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
5. Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.
6. Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.
7. All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
8. Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
9. Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
10. Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
11. Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.
12. Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
13. Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day.
14. Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him.
15. Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, that no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed.

Daniel moved from trusting to THRIVING!

Daniel 6:16-28 (KJV)
16. Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
17. And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.
18. Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.
19. Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions.
20. And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
21. Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
22. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
23. Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.
24. And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.
25. Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
26. I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.
27. He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.
28. So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

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 MESSAGE # 52 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Learning to THRIVE!
Lessons from DANIEL.

Daniel Chapter 4: (KJV)
1. Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
2. I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
3. How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
4. I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace:
5. I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.
6. Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream.
7. Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.
8. But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,

30. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?

34. And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:

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 MESSAGE # 51 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

TIME ... TO ... 'THRIVE' !!!
Mere 'SURVIVAL' is NOT an OPTION !!!

TRUST, WITHOUT FEAR!

Daniel Chapter 3: (KJV)
1. Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
2. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
3. Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
4. Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,
5. That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:
6. And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
7. Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
8. Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.
9. They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.
10. Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image:
11. And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
12. There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
13. Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before the king.
14. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?
15. Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I6 have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
16. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
17. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
18. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Exodus Chapter 20: (KJV)
3. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

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 MESSAGE # 50 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Mere SURVIVAL is NOT God's ultimate intention for our lives. He thoroughly intends for us to THRIVE: for our blessings to overflow. Our own life-choices tend to act as an obstacle course, tending to limit our own ultimate success.

God is the giver of wisdom.

Daniel Chapter 2:
1. And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.
2. Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
3. And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
4. Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation.

Daniel Chapter 2: (KJV)
17. Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:
18. That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel Chapter 2: (KJV)
27. Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king;
28. But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;

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 MESSAGE # 49 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

It's time we dare to THRIVE!

Daniel Chapter 1 (KJV)
1. In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
2. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
3. And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the princes;
4. Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
5. And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
6. Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
7. Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed-nego.
8. But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
9. Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.
10. And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.
11. Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
12. Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
13. Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.
14. So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days.
15. And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.
16. Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
17. As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
18. Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
19. And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king.
20. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
21. And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.

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 MESSAGE # 48 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Who KNOWS? As you live your life, walking in His light, this could be your DEFINING MOMENT!

This is NOT a PERFECT world. Can you and work on fixing it, TOGETHER?

Hebrews Chapter 11: (KJV)
1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews Chapter 11: (KJV)
13. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

Luke Chapter 4: (KJV)
18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

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 MESSAGE # 47 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

As you live your life, walking in His light,

THIS COULD be your DEFINING moment...

Philippians Chapter 1: (KJV)
6. Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

1st Kings Chapter 11: (KJV)
1. But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
2. Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.
3. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
4. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.
5. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
6. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.
7. Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.
8. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.
9. And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,
10. And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded.
11. Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.
12. Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.
13. Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

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 MESSAGE # 46 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Guest Speaker: David Busik

This COULD be your DEFINING moment...

Hebrews 12:7-17 (KJV)
7. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8. But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
9. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10. For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
11. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
12. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
13. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
14. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
15. Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
16. Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
17. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

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 MESSAGE # 45 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

This COULD be your DEFINING MOMENT...

Buckle up...

My FIRST choice.. . I wanna be with Jesus.

Anything that weakens that possibility is a bad choice.

Even the RIGHT choice has consequences.

Genesis 39:1-23 (KJV)
1. And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.
2. And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
3. And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
4. And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
5. And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
6. And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.
7. And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8. But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
9. There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
10. And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
11. And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
12. And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
13. And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
14. That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
15. And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.
16. And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.
17. And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
18. And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
19. And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.
20. And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
21. But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
22. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.
23. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.

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 MESSAGE # 44 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

[Music Theme]
Isaiah Chapter 41: (KJV)
10. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

THIS could be your defining moment...

Even though we can't see it,

God IS at work...

Exodus Chapter 3: (KJV)
1. Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
2. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
4. And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
5. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
7. And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
8. And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

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 MESSAGE # 43 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Baptisms performed today!
Rhett Holcomb
Beau Stewart
Hadley Dan Mitchell
Arden Rae Schlegel
Sloane Ellison Roberts
Tanner Dean O'Hair
Jaylie Rae Mayfield
Jesse Chisholm Deupree
Kinlee Michelle Williams
Beckham James Williams
Jacob Clay Rogers
Lila Beth Toler
Riley Virginia Schmitt
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This could be your 'DEFINING MOMENT'...

Acts 2: (KJV)
37. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
41. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

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 MESSAGE # 42 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

This COULD be your DEFINING MOMENT...

GUEST speaker: Dr. Keith Newman

Mark Chapter 8: (KJV)
27. And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?
28. And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.

Mark Chapter 9: (KJV)
33. And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?

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 MESSAGE # 41 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Worship Music Quotes:

Psalms Chapter 139: (KJV)
23. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24. And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalms Chapter 136: (KJV)
6. To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
7. To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
8. The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
9. The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalms Chapter 136: (KJV)
26. O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Teachings: Guest Pastor Chris Pollock

DEFINING MOMENTS
Matt 19:16-26
Matthew 19:16-26 (KJV)
16. And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17. And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19. Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21. Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26. But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

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 MESSAGE # 39 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Independence Day, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Worship Music by 'RoyalCompany'

Let us collectively pray for Eswatini, Africa, in GREAT TURMOIL, PRESENTLY.

DEFINING MOMENTS... When a SINGLE event or decision changes the direction of your ENTIRE future.

July 4, 1776...America's Defining Moment!

The Resurrection: My defining moment.

BECAUSE HE LIVES, I'll Rise AGAIN!

1 Samuel 16:1-13 (KJV)
1. And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
2. And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.
3. And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.
4. And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Beth-lehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?
5. And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
6. And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him.
7. But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
8. Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
9. Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
10. Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
11. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
12. And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
13. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

Your response to your 'defining moments' will determine the direction of your life.

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 MESSAGE # 38 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Theme: Becoming like Jesus

Music by 'Royal Company'

Guest Mission Pastor Dan Rodriguez:

HOPE MOVES US.

Colossians Chapter 1: (KJV)
15. Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17. And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20. And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
21. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
22. In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
23. If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

Colossians Chapter 4: (KJV)
2. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
3. Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
4. That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
5. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
6. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

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 MESSAGE # 37 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Father's Day

Love God - Love People

Be ye Holy, even as HE is Holy. Emulate HIM.

BE like HIM.

Matthew Chapter 22: (KJV)
37.Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38. This is the first and great commandment.
39. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Deuteronomy Chapter 6: (KJV)
4. Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
5. And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Leviticus Chapter 19: (KJV)
18. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

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 MESSAGE # 36 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, June 06, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Colossians Chapter 3: (KJV)
1. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

1st Samuel Chapter 16: (KJV)
7. But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

1st Chronicles Chapter 28: (KJV)
9. And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

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 MESSAGE # 35 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

DISTRACTIONS

What I Want NOW
- TEMPTATIONS -
What I Need Most

If we give in to
WHAT WE WANT NOW
over
WHAT WE NEED MOST
we'll never become what we NEED to be.

Hebrews 12: (KJV)
16. Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
17. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

Think TWICE: Do MY STRONGEST DESIRES line up with what GOD WANTS?

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 MESSAGE # 34 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey
Mother's Day

Topic: Distractions

Hebrews Chapter 12: (KJV)
4. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6. For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8. But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
9. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10. For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
11. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

God often shapes us through hardships and struggles.
.......... THROUGH GOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES..........
I
___WILL
__________NOT
________________QUIT!

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 MESSAGE # 33 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

DISTRACTION...

Hebrews Chapter 12: (KJV)
1. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Distractions are the domain of the RICH:

LET THAT SINK IN! [SHAME ON ME!]

Distractions will mislead us and sin will always trip us up!

I met a man the other day...
On the road of 'Good Intentions' ...
He said he'd show me a better way ...
How to reach my destination ...
With a 'skip' in his step ...
And a 'sparkle' in his eye ...
He beckoned me to follow ...
Then I asked him, "What's your name?" ..
He said, "DISTRACTION!" ...

There's a man who's out there waiting ...
On the highway to Heaven ...
He looks like an Angel of light ...
All fun and games (such a deadly combination!)
Put the pedal to the metal, Boy, now, DON'T SLOW DOWN!
Don't GIVE to his temptation!
Don't LOSE your WAY! because of DISTRACTION!

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 MESSAGE # 32 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sun April 25, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Matthew Chapter 25:14-30 (KJV)
14. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
15. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
19. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
20. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
23. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
24. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25. And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
26. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
27. (Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
28. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
29. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
30. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
31. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.

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 MESSAGE # 31 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

1st Thessalonians Chapter 5: (KJV)
16. Rejoice evermore.
17. Pray without ceasing.
18. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Luke Chapter 10: (KJV)
17. And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
19. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
21. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
22. All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
23. And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
24. For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

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 MESSAGE # 30 
Bethany 1st Chuch of the Nazarene
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Being blessed is ONE thing...
Being grateful, is ANOTHER thing ALTOGETHER...

Luke Chapter 17: (KJV)
11. And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
12. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
13. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
14. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
15. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
16. And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
17. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
18. There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
19. And he said unto him, Arise from, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

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 MESSAGE # 29 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

2nd Corinthians Chapter 4:(KJV)
14. Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

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 MESSAGE # 28 
Stephen Love
Notable KJV Quotes & Concepts
Tuesday, March 14th, 2023

Hebrews Chapter 10: (KJV)
26. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

Luke Chapter 13: (KJV)
3. I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
5. I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Point being, you CAN lose your salvation, but you CAN repent again.
No, no one can take your salvation FROM you, but you CAN throw it away 'wilfully'.

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 MESSAGE # 27 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Jesus lived FULLY SURRENDERED to His Father!
[Not even a VIABLE CONCEPT if they were the same PERSON]

Luke Chapter 12:(KJV)
33. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth,
neither moth corrupteth.

Hebrews Chapter 13: (KJV)
5. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Luke Chapter 16: (KJV)
13. No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. [money]

We need to hear MORE about ENOUGH, because we've heard ENOUGH about MORE!

I'll be joyful when ___.

Philippians Chapter 4:
12. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound:
every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full
and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Hebrews Chapter 13:
6. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

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 MESSAGE # 26 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday March 14, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Luke Chapter 4: (KJV)
1. And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2. Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
3. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
4. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
5. And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
7. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
8. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
9. And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
10. For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
11. And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
12. And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
13. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

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 MESSAGE # 25 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, March 7th
Pastor Rick Harvey

Matthew Chapter 16: (KJV)
21. From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
23. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
24. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
27. For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
28. Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

Isaiah Chapter 55: (KJV)
8. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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 MESSAGE # 24 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday Feb 28, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey


Worship opened with 'The Power of Love' ..
... Chad Dorough ...

Subject: Audacious Faith

if you do marriage God's way you have 100% chance of success.

Ephesians Chapter 4: (KJV)
29. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30. And grieve not the holy 'Spirit of God', whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

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 MESSAGE # 23 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, Feb 14, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Deuteronomy Chapter 6:(KJV)
4: Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
5: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Leviticus Chapter 19: (KJV)
18. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
34. But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

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 MESSAGE # 22 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, Feb 7, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

There's a God-shaped hole in the heart hole of every man who's ever lived. ~Blaze Pascual

Romans Chapter 1: (KJV)
18. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19. Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

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 MESSAGE # 21 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Do YOU have the POTENTIAL to change the WORLD?

it takes ONE... SOMEONE has to START...or begin AGAIN!

Your step may be the one that brings an unfinished project to fruition!

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 MESSAGE # 20 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey
Guest Speaker Chris Hokum

Peter, do you LOVE ME?

FEED MY LAMBS!

John Chapter 21: (KJV)
15. So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
16. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
17. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
18. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
19. This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

It's not about when you failed: it's when Jesus took up the slack!

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 MESSAGE # 19 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, Jan 17, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

Let PEOPLE see JESUS, through ME...

If I have LESS, people see my STRUGGLE.
If I have MORE, people see my EXCESS.
LET me have JUST ENOUGH, to ALWAYS bless OTHERS, WITHOUT displaying my EXCESS.

We should aim for the things we cannot see.

2nd Corinthians Chapter 4: (KJV)
18. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

And, Let PEOPLE see JESUS, through ME!

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 MESSAGE # 18 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, Nov 22, 2020
Pastor Timmie Riggs

Luke Chapter 10: (KJV)
38. Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
40. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
41. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42. But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.


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 MESSAGE # 17 
Bethany First Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Jesus is concerned about every aspect if your life and has the God-Given authority to act on my behalf to heal every aspect of your life.
Matthew 9:1-8
1. And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
2. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
3. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
4. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
5. For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
6. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
7. And he arose, and departed to his house.
8. But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.


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 MESSAGE # 16 
Reposted From Malourdes Paragosa Alarde
December 17, 2019


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 MESSAGE # 15 
Pastor Rick Harvey
Bethany First Church of the the Nazarene
Sunday, Sept 13, 2020

James Chapter1: (KJV)
26. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

Matthew Chapter 12: (KJV)
34. O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

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 MESSAGE # 14 

01-10-2021
RePOSTED from Gabriel Daniel.

LET GOD AND HIS WORD BE TRUE
In the Sight of God Sin has been destroyed, sin is dead..so how can the believer still be Judged according to sins by the same God who through Christ destroyed sin?? ??Romans 6:6 KJV Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the BODY OF SIN might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
According to Romans 6:6, What is the "BODY OF SIN??? it is your OLD MAN, that Adamic fallen Nature which is condemned, guilty and hell bound!i
But when you come to Christ's Gospel by Faith, that Old man becomes Crucified with Christ, buried with Christ, and as Christ was Raised Glorified, likewise you yourself is Raised Glorified sitting in the heavens with..??Colossians 3:1?-?2 KJV If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
When you read the book of Romans 6, the word KNOWING appears 3 times, and the first for letters in the word KNOWLEDGE is KNOW, and the opposite of Knowledge is ignorance.. the reason why some of us remain in bondage and lies of men is because of our ignorance of God's will in this dispensation of Grace.. ??Ephesians 5:17 KJV Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
If after God through Christ hath destroyed the Body of Sin(Our vile body) that we possess on earth and hath promised us a Glorified body from heaven??Philippians 3:20?-?21 KJV For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: WHO SHALL CHANGE OUR VILE BODY, that it may be fashioned like UNTO HIS GLORIOUS BODY, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

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 MESSAGE # 13 

01-12-2021

Matthew 10:1-6 (KJV)
1. And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
2. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother;James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3. Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
4. Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
5. These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.


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 MESSAGE # 12 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
Pastor Rick Harvey

The GODHEAD is the ULTIMATE Family.

1. The Father sits on the throne, in ultimate Majesty, functions very much as the Father in your home does, Ruling partially through fear of the unknown, producing tremendous respect for his unknown, power.

2. The Holy Ghost, also known at times as the Comforter, Spirit of Wisdom, Spirit of Truth, functions very much as your mother does, guiding, informing, comforting, but protected by the Father. Insulting the Holy Ghost incurs the wrath of the Father.

3. Jesus, as with any 'son' is found up and about his Father's business, constantly seeking the approval of His father, to be seen Holy (acceptable) in his Father's eyes. He sees his FATHER's compassion, and to please him, he offer's himself a living SACRIFICE, to DRAW ALL MEN to the LOVE of HIS FATHER...

WHAT a FAMILY !!!

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 MESSAGE # 11 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, Dec 27, 2020
Pastor Rick Harvey

Your race is FAR more SUCCESSFUL, less DIFFICULT, when you lay aside EVERY weight...
Don't run a 'HEAVY' race!
Imitate the PREVIOUS 'CHAMPION'...

Hebrews Chapter 12: (KJV)
1. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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 MESSAGE # 10 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, Dec 20, 2020

WE HAVE ALL WALKED AWAY FROM THE FATHER AND FOUND OURSELVES LONGING FOR HOME.

Luke 15:11-32 (KJV)
11. And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12. And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
13. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
14. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
17. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
18. I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19. And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
20. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
21. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
22. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
23. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
24. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
25. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
26. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
27. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
28. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
29. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
30. But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
31. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
32. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

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 MESSAGE # 9 
Bethany 1st Church of the CNazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, Dec 12, 2020

We 'long to belong'.

Luke Chapter 2: (KJV)
21. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
23. (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
24. And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
25. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
26. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
27. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
28. Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
29. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
33. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
34. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
35. (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
36. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
37. And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
38. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

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 MESSAGE # 8 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday Dec 6, 2020

John Chapter 4: (KJV)
1: When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
2. (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
3. He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
4. And he must needs go through Samaria.
5. Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
7. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
8. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
9. Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

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 MESSAGE # 7 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, Nov 22, 2020
Pastor Timmie Riggs

Luke Chapter 10: (KJV)
38. Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
40. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
41. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42. But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

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 MESSAGE # 6 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sun Nov 15, 2020
Pastor Rick Harvey

Acts 11: (KJV)
19. Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.
20. And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.
21. And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.
22. Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
23. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
24. For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.
25. Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
26. And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Those CRAZY Christians!

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 MESSAGE # 5 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday Nov 8, 2020
Pastor Rick Harvey

Proverbs Chapter 29: (KJV)
18. Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Ephesians Chapter 4: (KJV)
4. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5. One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Psalms Chapter 119: (KJV)
1. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
2. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
3. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
4. Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

Acts Chapter 2: (KJV)
1. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
6. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
8. And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

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 MESSAGE # 4 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Pastor Rick Harvey

Ephesians Chapter 4: (KJV)
29. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30. And grieve not the holy 'Spirit of God', whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

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 MESSAGE # 3 
Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene
Pastor Rick Harvey
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Luke Chapter 6: (KJV)
43. For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
44. For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs,
      nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
45. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good;
      and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil:
      for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

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 MESSAGE # 2 
Pastor Rick Harvey
Bethany First Church of the the Nazarene
Sunday, Sept 13, 2020

James Chapter 1: (KJV)
26. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

Matthew Chapter 12: (KJV)
34. O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

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 MESSAGE # 1 
Stephen Love
There Can Be Only ONE [TRUTH]

In 1961, Claud H. Love, my father, was diagnosed with malignant brain cancer.
Ending up in a Coma for 16 weeks, he was treated in St. Anthony Hospital of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
where they performed exploratory surgery, concluding they could not reach the cancer without killing him.
Some time later, my Sister, Sandra Lynn Love/Wood, now deceased, heard him begin to speak, and soon
began to realize it was from the Bible. she understood enough of it to find it in a bedside Gideon Bible.

He sat up, and she eventually realized he had quoted the entire book of Job.
He then laid back down, and slipped back into a coma.

3 days later, he fully awoke, saying he had not previously read the entire book of Job.
Upon performing X-rays, they found no remaining trace of the cancer.

Releasing him 3 days later, they stated they did not expect him to live beyond 6 months, without paralysis.
2 weeks later, finding him in perfect health, they released him to return to full duty work.

He lived an another 39 years without recurrance until he secumbed to an unrelated death on January 1, 2001.
God is SO AWESOME!

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