John 4:4-39. The Samaritan woman at the well. This passage has many profound moments in it. Both with Christ’s interaction with the woman and with His own disciples. Jesus went to Samaria on purpose, because Samaria was a place that He should not have been according views at that time. Yet, Jesus still went to be with the people who were viewed as ‘bottom feeders’ as they also need healing and need the power of Christ in their lives. This is what Christ has called us to, the hurting and needy despite their class or economic status. Most of the people with Jesus missed the point.
Hope is a strong a theme in Christ’s teachings. He wants Christians to be sources of Hope to the community that surrounds them, but further He wants us to stand in the gap for hurting people on this earth and BE THE BRIDGE rather than build it. Christians are called to be compassionate to the ‘least of these in the same way that Christ was to the people of His time.
Building on this years theme, ‘Building Bridges’, Pastor McCarty discusses the history of HWWC and lays out the future. Everything that the church does this year will play some part in building bridges into our community. Whether that is the building of a physical bridge on the church property or building new and/or stronger relationships with the surrounding community, 2017 is going to be a historic year for HWWC in God’s Kingdom
What is Sanctuary? Is it a place in a House of Worship? A place of protection? Or is it something else entirely? Further, How do we find it? David describes great peace in the Sanctuary of the Lord. Seems like it is a great placed to be. Truth is, Sanctuary is comprised of few different […]
As a new year begins, lets make a resolution to forget…last year. God has plans that require us to look forward to what He has in store for us and our churches in 2017. However, the enemy can use our past to oppress us so that we do not become all that God has for […]
The Biblical Narrative of Christ’s birth story gives an account of the three wise men that visited Christ after his birth. As it turns out, some time after his birth. It was likely that the Magi were visiting Christ when he was two years of age. The Magi, trying to locate the newborn King, visited […]
Jesus Christ’s birth was not a fairy tale by any stretch of the imagination and many details are left out of the story as it is told today. Pastor McCarty offers a unique perspective into the fear and surrounding circumstances into which Christ was born. Christ and John the Baptist’s paths were intertwined even in […]
John 6:24-29 What is it about Christ that causes you to seek Him? During the time of Christ, some of the original attraction to Christ was his ability to perform miracles and what He was doing for others.
Our testimonies do not need to be fabricated. God has given us each a unique story to tell that is also tailored to the needs of others. We must remember that if our stories do not add up, we can do more damage than good. People want to hear the truth and God wants us […]
Wheat and Christians have more in common then we might like, maybe that is why Christ used wheat as an example in some of His parables. We must remember that to be a Christian means that we will have times where we will be sifted and consequentially refined to be a more pure Christian.