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What sets Christianity apart from other religions? Know the essentials of Christianity so that you can grow spiritually.

A Statement of Faith is a written declaration of the church’s position on matters that pertain to the essentials of historical Christianity. The following statements comprise Harvest Christian Fellowship’s Statement of Faith: We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, . . . Read more ›
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” —Jesus, Son of God Is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit for Everyone? To do God’s work, we need God’s power. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is for all who believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, and . . . Read more ›
“Then He took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them, ‘Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me, but Him who sent Me.'” —Mark 9:36–37 Children Are . . . Read more ›
What Is Communion? Communion, often called “The Lord’s Supper,” is a memorial in which Christians identify with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ (see 1 Corinthians 10:16; 11:20). It’s a time for believers to remember the Lord’s broken body and His shed blood for all . . . Read more ›
What the Bible Says The Bible contains more than two thousand verses on the subject of Christians and their money. Time and again, the Bible associates our money with our commitment and relationship to the Lord. What Is Giving? The word give has been defined as “to make a present of.” . . . Read more ›
Who Do You Say that He Is? Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus asked the question, “What do you think of the Christ? Whose Son is He?” (Matthew 22:42). A person’s answer to that question can determine his or her eternal destiny. Jesus’ Preexistence The Apostle John declares . . . Read more ›
What Is Prayer? The greatest privilege a Christian has is the privilege of prayer. Not only is it a privilege, but it is also the responsibility of every believer. Jesus said that we “ought always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1). Prayer is simply talking to God, letting our . . . Read more ›
What Is Salvation? God knew that humanity would sin and need to be reconciled to Him. At the heart of God’s plan to reconcile sinful humanity to Himself is the Mediator, Jesus Christ (see 1 Timothy 2:5–6). Salvation is deliverance from the power and effects of sin. All have sinned (see Romans . . . Read more ›
What Is the Bible? The Bible is a book of history, science, poetry, and human behavior. Most importantly, it is a love story that reveals the heart of God through the person of His Son, Jesus Christ. The Bible Is Unique The Bible was written over a period of fifteen hundred years by more than forty . . . Read more ›
The Value of Church It is an absolute necessity to be involved in a church in order to walk with God and grow spiritually. The Bible instructs us to “consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together” (Hebrews 10:24–25). What . . . Read more ›
The Father is God That the Father is God is an essential teaching of the Scriptures. In the Gospels, Jesus frequently called God “My Father” (see John 20:17) and taught His disciples to pray to God using the words “our Father” (see Matthew 6:9). Likewise, the Apostle Paul . . . Read more ›
Who Is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is a Person of the Trinity. When Jesus ascended to the Father, He promised His disciples “another Helper,” the Holy Spirit (see John 14:16–17). In Greek, the word another means, “another of the same kind.” Jesus promised a supernatural . . . Read more ›
The Bible and the Trinity The Bible clearly teaches that there is only one God (see Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:11; 44:6; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Ephesians 4:6; 1 Timothy 2:5). At the same time, the Bible plainly indicates a plurality within God’s nature, subsisting of three eternal and coequal . . . Read more ›
What is Water Baptism? Water baptism is not a personal choice, but a command for believers. Jesus established water baptism as an ordinance when He gave the Great Commission (see Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16). Water baptism is a public, outward testimony that indicates a personal, inward faith. It . . . Read more ›
What Is Worship? God created humanity with a capacity to know, love, and worship Him. Worship is that place where the heart of God and the heart of His child meet. Oswald Chambers said, “Worship is giving God the best He has given you.” Worship carries the idea of showing reverence to . . . Read more ›