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The ministry of Harvest Bible Chapel is focused on glorifying God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) in the spirit of the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39). We welcome you to find life in Jesus Christ at Harvest. As a church community we are passionately seeking to know our God in a deeper way, and we invite you to join us in that pursuit.

Sermons from Harvest Bible Chapel Barrie Pastor Todd Dugard • Harvest Bible Chapel Barrie

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The ministry of Harvest Bible Chapel is focused on glorifying God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) in the spirit of the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39). We welcome you to find life in Jesus Christ at Harvest. As a church community we are passionately seeking to know our God in a deeper way, and we invite you to join us in that pursuit.

    We have one foundation

    We have one foundation

    What makes us the church that we are

    Churches come in all shapes and sizes. They have personality, habits, culture, philosophy, and even idiosyncrasies. A church in any given community can do many things well and will do some things poorly. After all, there has never been a perfect church. Those imperfections often stand out to an unbelieving and skeptical world that is looking for reasons to dislike the church. This becomes a compelling reason for Christians to be the truest version of the church that they can be, and to have the world reject (or accept them) for the right reasons.

    The church was birthed in an upper room by the power of the Holy Spirit and by that same power expanded rapidly throughout the Roman world and beyond as the first believers sought to fulfill Jesus’ mandate to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth. Running side by side through the New Testament are the themes of “here’s how to do it,” “here’s what you’re doing well,” and “here’s how you messed it up.” There’s no hiding the struggle that it is to be what God intends in a world that is often hostile to what we are doing and who we are. Through it all, good and bad, Jesus remains the head of the church and believers are compelled to work hard at being the church.

    As far as this local church is concerned, we are Harvest. It is not a boast but an aspiration. This series is specific to what we believe God has called Harvest Bible Chapel Barrie to be. We will look at the universal and foundational truths that should transfer to any New Testament church, but we will also look at the distinctive identity markers, vision, and values that are particular to our context in an effort to be true to what God has called us to be in this city and beyond.

    Series: We Are Harvest
    Message: We have one foundation
    Text: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11; Matt 16:18; Luke 6:46-49
    Pastor Todd Dugard
    Harvest Bible Chapel
    January 16, 2022

    1 Peter 2:9-10

    We are Harvest…

    …an imperfect expression of the universal church

    Church - ἐκκλησία; - called out ones; assembly

    The universal church is a heavenly and eschatological assembly of everyone—past, present, and future—who belongs to Christ’s new covenant and kingdom.
    Jonathan Leeman

    …called to be a distinctive local church

    A local church is a mutually-affirming group of new covenant members and kingdom citizens, identified by regularly gathering together in Jesus’ name through preaching the gospel and celebrating the ordinances.
    Jonathan Leeman


    As such, we have one foundation, Jesus Christ…

    1 Corinthians 3:10-11

    …the solid Rock on which we stand

    Matthew 16:18

    Our Foundation
    Jesus Christ is fully God (Titus 2:13; 1 John 5:20), eternally pre-existent and Creator of all things (John 1:1-3). He is also fully human (Hebrews 2:14-15) having been born of a virgin who conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-38), and, as a human, he was tempted to sin. Yet, having never done so (Luke 4:1-13; Hebrews 4:15), he took our punishment for sin upon himself (Isaiah 53; Hebrews 2:17; 1 John 4:10) by dying on the cross (Luke 23). His life for ours. He died, was buried, and yet rose from the grave (Luke 24), and having been seen alive by many witnesses, he ascended to heaven (Acts 1:1-11). From there he mediates for us before the throne (Hebrews 7:25) awaiting the day when he will come again, this time in all his glory, to take us to himself for all eternity (Matthew 24:30; Revelation 19:11-16)

    1 Corinthians 2:2

    The Core Five: what we’re willing to die for
    • Verbal inspiration of the Bible
    • Virgin birth of Christ
    • Vicarious atonement of Christ
    • Victorious resurrection of Christ
    • Visible return of Christ

    Luke 6:46-48

    …all other ground is sinking sand (Luke 6:49)

    You will never be on a right foundation until you are

    • 54 min
    This light momentary affliction

    This light momentary affliction

    You may not like what I’m going to preach on Sunday. If you don’t, take it up with the Lord. I’m just the messenger. In fact, we were to have started the series, We are Harvest, on Sunday, but I believe that this is what we need to hear first in light of the renewed restrictions. As this year starts, we need some encouragement to keep going. Right now, we’re moving through life carrying a tremendous weight on our shoulders. There is no part of life that has not been affected by this pandemic. So, let’s talk about that a bit and frame it up from 2 Corinthians 4:17-18.

    Message: This light momentary affliction
    Text: 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
    Pastor Todd Dugard
    Harvest Bible Chapel
    January 9, 2022

    Every difficulty you face in life as a Christian...

    ...is a light momentary affliction (v. 17a)

    ...is preparing you for something better (v. 17b)

    ...is only to be weighed against God’s glory (v. 17c)

    ...is an opportunity to exercise or abandon your faith (v. 18a)

    ...is a reminder to never trust your eyes (v. 18b)

    • 50 min
    The hope that is in you

    The hope that is in you

    We return to 1 Peter this week and move deeper into the heart of this powerful letter.  Peter anticipates cultural push back against believers who profess faith in Jesus as Lord.  Believers then knew that their faith could result in persecution, and as we study this letter together we must ask ourselves what is the cost of faith in 2022? Will it be easy going for everyone who confesses Christ as the one Lord and Saviour for all?  Will dedicated Christians, who normally seek to live in peace with everyone, face more pressures to conform to cultural norms that are inconsistent with God’s will?  We do not know, and not knowing can become tremendously unsettling.

    Perhaps you’ve felt the pressure. Maybe you experienced push back in milder forms and it’s causing a little bit of anxiety as you enter a new year. The church has been through this before and thankfully, God knows how to settle your heart. Through Peter, he reminds us of the hope within, and calls us back to the core of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Our lives must be expressions of this internal hope (not examples of our anger or fear because of pressure to conform). Even if our hope is challenged, criticized, or condemned, we need to share it with gracious integrity knowing our faith is not in vain and confident of Christ’s promise of eternal life.  In this weekend’s message we’ll see four points in Peter’s strategy for dealing with persecution of the Christian faith.

    Message: The hope that is in you
    Text: 1 Peter 3:13-17
    Pastor Dwayne Francois
    January 2, 2022

    • 49 min
    Live For Christ

    Live For Christ

    Message: Live For Christ
    Text: Galatians 2:20
    Pastor Roger Freeman & Jeannie Coros
    December 26, 2021

    • 9 min
    Why does Christmas matter?

    Why does Christmas matter?

    We will put a bow on our current teaching series this Sunday as we ask the question, “Why does it matter?” Why does it matter that we believe that the Nativity story, as told in the gospels, is legit history? In fact, it impacts every aspects of not only our lives but of human existence.

    Series: Is Christmas Unbelievable?
    Message: Why does Christmas matter?
    Pastor Todd Dugard & Jordan Coros
    December 19, 2021

    • 53 min
    Can we believe the virgin birth?

    Can we believe the virgin birth?

    Message #3 in our current teaching series will look at the basis for believing the miracle stories in the Nativity accounts—especially that of the virgin birth of Jesus. It will be a fascinating discussion that takes us to the very beginning of the cosmos, tying in our understanding of origins and science with belief in the miraculous.

    Series: Is Christmas Unbelievable?
    Message: Can we believe the virgin birth?
    Pastor Todd Dugard & Jordan Coros
    December 12, 2021

    • 44 min

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