God Saw That It Was Good

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good… Genesis 1:31 (NIV) It’s very easy to look at other people and compare ourselves to them.  We begin to criticize ourselves as we analyze whether we measure up to them.  We will typically look at their material possessions (car, house, etc.) or their…

God Has a Plan

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 (NIV) At the very beginning of the Bible it can be difficult to uncover God’s specific plan for humanity.  As you continue to read, you begin to see an amazing plan unfold and God’s love for mankind is obvious as He meticulously prepares…

Pointing the Way

“You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to Me!” John 5:39 (NLT) We can learn a lot from reading the Bible. We can learn about how God chose the Israelites and their history. We can read about the wisdom God laid out for us. We can…

Documented History

“Many people have set out to write accounts about the events that have been fulfilled among us. They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples. Having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I also decided to write an accurate account for you, most honorable Theophilus, so you can be certain of…

Prophetically Accurate

Then He said, “When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And He said, “Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah would suffer…

Unified Theme

“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:20-21 (NIV) The writing of the Bible was not as simple as…

Inspired

“All Scripture is God-breathed…” 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV) The Bible was written by authors from different backgrounds. Some of the authors were kings, others prophets, and one was a doctor. Each of them had their own writing style. The Bible contains stories, poetry, and proverbs. The stories cover all kinds of topics such as the…

Why the Church?

“God was in Christ, making peace between the world and himself. In Christ, God did not hold the world guilty of its sins. And he gave us this message of peace. So we have been sent to speak for Christ. It is as if God is calling to you through us. We speak for Christ…

The Mission of Heritage Church

“…I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.” 1 Corinthians 9:22-23 (NIV) At Heritage Church, we not only have our own way of fulfilling our mission and purpose,…

We Grow from Our Foundation

“Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all. All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed…

We Are the Church

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.…

Initiate

Some people have given up the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord’s coming is getting closer.  Hebrews 10:25 (CEV) We can have some long-term relationships with deep roots of friendship.  Some of our…

Sever

A mirror reflects a man’s face but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.  Proverbs 27:19 (GN) When pruning a tree, we remove specific branches or stems to benefit the whole tree. We remove the dead, damaged and diseased branches to help prevent insects & decay from entering…

Restore

Do not repay anyone evil for evil…If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:17-18 (NIV) Every day we have a choice of how we want to interact with others. We can choose to look at other people as if they are out to get us.…