Resources for Growth

How Do We Know that the Bible is God's Word? Part 1

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Elder Mark Ort has been leading a group of eager listeners about God's truth in His inerrant Word of scripture. These truths have been meticulously recorded and passed down through generations like no other book in history!

Below are the notes and audio of the first four weeks to the series that you can listen to and study on your own, as a small group, or family devotionals.

Note: Mark will be finishing up the remaining three lessons in mid-November.


Lesson Notes (PDF):
Introduction (Week 1)


 

Lesson Notes (PDF):
A Unique Book (Week 2)



 

Lesson Notes (PDF):
Historical Evidence (Week 3)



 

Pastor Jeff on Crosstalk

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A little over a year ago Pastor Jeff released his latest booklet called Forgiven People Forgive, which is still available on Focus Publishing.

Jim Schneider hosted Pastor Jeff last Wednesday 9/27/17 on VCY America's Crosstalk program to chat about the anniversary of this book launch and the impact that it's continuing to have today. This nationally syndicated call-in program gave the chance for listeners to speak directly to Jeff and understand the truth of God's Word on forgiveness.

Feel free to listen below and check out the booklet for yourself to see why Jesus has called us to forgive just as God has forgiven us.

Also consider adding Crosstalk to your favorite podcasting app to listen regularly as they tackle key issues directly affecting Christians in the United States.

Welcome to adulthood Harvest

The first online transaction by credit card is up for debate, but we do know that it was roughly sometime in 1994 with the internet that we know of today. That means we are about 22 years in the making for getting setup to give online for the church.

Launching today we are introducing not just one way to give online, but five ways between mobile web, txt-2-give, desktop, email, and even from Facebook recurring weekly, monthly, or annually.

Mogiv has been a partner for many of our Harvest Bible Fellowship churches throughout the world. So you can have confidence in the security and stability of this service we've prayerfully selected.

Why do we have a new giving platform?

With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, more and more people use electronic forms of payment to pay for basic needs, make purchases and more. Young adults and families, especially, are turning to online banking to manage their finances, and almost exclusively use debit and credit cards versus checks and cash for most transactions.

To keep up with the times, and make giving more convenient to our church family, we are excited to announce the availability of online giving for you! Now, you can safely and securely give on our website, via email or text message right from your mobile device!

How does it work?

Our online and mobile giving is facilitated by Mogiv, a secure giving platform used by churches around the country. They set up the technology that enables gifts in any amount, anywhere, from any device. That allows us to spend more time fulfilling the Great Commission!

How much can I give?

Mogiv allows you to give in any amount above $1.00. There’s no maximum limit! And, you can give from a debit card, credit card, or bank account. The choice is yours!

How do I get started?

To start giving online, simply visit the site below and create your first gift. Your gift can be one-time or repeating. You can create an account or give as a guest.

How do I get a receipt for my donation?

The Mogiv system will email you a receipt for each gift that you make. You can also access a personalized, printable giving report online at anytime. All your gifts are tax deductible.

How soon will the church receive my gift?

Depending on your method of payment, it will take from two to seven business days for your gifts to arrive in our bank account. Funds are settled directly into our designated bank account.

How much does it cost me to use the Mogiv system?

The Mogiv system is free to use for givers. There are no set-up fees, and no fees charged to make a gift.

How much does it cost the church when I use the Mogiv system?

Mogiv charges competitive credit card and merchant bank processing fees (and doesn’t charge any set-up or service fees to us). Keep in mind that we also have labor and other costs associated with processing cash and check gifts. To make giving more accessible to everyone, the church is willing to pay the fees. If you’re led, you can add 1% (bank account) or 3% (credit cards) to your donation to help cover these fees. To see Mogiv’s fee structure, visit mogiv.com.

Okay, enough chit-chat, I want to get started now!

Simply visit our giving page or email/txt an amount to the following addresses. You only need to give an email address for a receipt, a password to fully setup an account which also allows you to see your yearly giving any time you'd like.
Our Online Giving URL: www.harvestpittsburghnorth.org/giving
Our Unique Mobile & Email Gift Address: harvestpittsburghnorth@mogiv.com
Harvest Facebook Page (Give tab): http://www.facebook.com/10206990740040236

Still don't know what all the kiddos mean by a "podcast"?

Did you know that you can have the weekly sermon audio from Harvest pushed to your smart phone automatically each week? Well, that's the basic premise of a podcast. This helps to feed your daily walk with teaching that is Christ-centered from Pastor Jeff Miller, James MacDonald's Walk in the Word, John MacArthur's Grace to You, John Piper's Desiring God, Focus on the Family, Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk, FamilyLife ministries, and many many more. All of these pouring into you throughout your day, commuting, walking, working out, weeding the flower beds, and even doing the dishes!

You have a few choices on an app to chose and how to add us to start getting the audio free forever!

Apple iPhone: If you like the vast majority of the United States of Apple are rocking an iDevice, then look no further than the following three apps to manage your podcasts, ours specifically.

The Apps: Overcast $0.00  |  Pocket Casts $3.99  |  Apple Podcasts $0.00
How to add HBCPN: Add us via iTunes especially if using Apple Podcasts or add us directly within your app of choice by copying and pasting the podcast feed directly here: http://www.harvestpittsburghnorth.org/sermons/?format=rss

Android (dealers choice here, Samsung, HTC, Google Nexus, LG, you name it!): You like to tinker and make you phone work for you, not because some company thought the default setting were the best settings. So choice is a priority, and that you'll have in abundance for android podcast apps to choose from.

The Apps: Pocket Casts $3.99  |  Podcast Addict $0.00  |  Podbean $0.00  |  BeyondPod $0.00  |  ..more!
How to add HBCPN: Add us add us directly within your app of choice by copying and pasting the podcast feed directly here: http://www.harvestpittsburghnorth.org/sermons/?format=rss

Stream our podcast on Google Play Music!

Don't be shy if you can't get this on your own, say hello to me on any given Sunday and I'd be happy to help you add us to your phone. I only berate Jeff as being technically inept, so everyone else will get my utmost attention and love. ;-P

UPDATE! - As of 4/18/16 we are now on Google Play Music Podcasts! Stream our podcast now on Google Play Music.