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The Pastor's MVP

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If there's ever been a time that ministry leaders need to enlist and encourage others to come alongside them in prayer, I cannot think of such a time. I know so many pastors who are struggling under the weight of ministry and are weary in the battles of spiritual warfare. Church planter and consultant, Nelson Searcy, says that "some pastors are reluctant to share their mi...

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Praying for Revival

Our "Refresh" Revival is coming up August 14-17... Join us in preparation by praying for the event... for your own spiritual life, and for our church, community, and nation! Download the 40 Day Prayer Guide HERE! ...

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The Mission of God

As we continue to focus on being a "Family of Faith", recognize that we have a clear missional mandate! From last Sunday's message, realize that we are: Entrusted with His message ... YOU shall be my WITNESSES Employed by the Messiah ... you shall be MY witnesses Empowered by the Spirit ... you shall receive Power! ...

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A Word About the Weekend - 10.31

This Sunday, we continue with our "Jesus in His Own Words" series as we look at the I Am statements!The statement "I am the door," found inJohn 10:7, is the third of seven "I am" declarations of Jesus recorded only in John's Gospel. These "I am" proclamations point to His unique, divine identity and purpose. In this "I am" statement, Jesus colorfully points out for us th...

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A Word About the Weekend - Oct 24

JESUS IN HIS OWN WORDS Jesus spoke to the people once more and said,"I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life." John 8:12 Jesus had come to the temple along with many others from across the land to celebrate and commemorate the Feast of Tabernacles and was in ''The Court of the W...

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A Word About the Weekend - October 17

Join us this weekend as we kick off this brand-new sermon series entitled, "Jesus in His Own Words". We will be exploring the "I AM" statements of Jesus from the Book of John....

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A Word About The Weekend - September 19

This weekend we continue in our "Wise Up" series with a very special guest. Dr. Ray Cummings will be our guest preacher for the weekend and will share insights from the Book of Ecclesiastes that will keep us moving forward in our quest for meaning and purpose in life. Join us for Starting Point or Small Group Bible study at 9:00 am and worship at 10:30....

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A Word About The Weekend - How to live in a unpredictable world

LIVING UNDER AUTHORITYHas you boss at work ever made you angry? Have you ever struggled to live with decisions the government has made? God has placed people in positions of authority over us and established a principle that we are to honor and be submissive to these structures as long as they don't tell us to disobey God.That can be a struggle for us... especially when we...

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Reflections on Reality

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Knowledge deals with the "WHAT"Understanding deals with the "WHY"Wisdom addresses the "HOW"... How do we respond to the "what" in light of the "why". God wants us to live wisely. To respond to reality... And that includes the reality of things unseen. It is important that we "WISE UP!", because there is a drastic difference between how Jesus and the world defi...

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A Word About the Weekend - Watch Your Mouth

Don't make rash promises, and don't be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2 Speak Less, Sin less Has your mouth ever gotten you in trouble? There is an old saying that sometimes people let their mouth write checks that their lives can't cash. The writer of Ecclesiastes h...

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A Word About the Weekend - UNMASKING DEATH

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The Book of Ecclesiastes wasn't written in our day and time but it could have been. With brutal honesty, the author wrestles through some of life's most relevant and perplexing questions and comes to some startling conclusions.What is life all about? What really matters? Is it possible to find real meaning and satisfaction? How do we face a world where death is the final ...

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A Word About the Weekend - ENJOY

Our first two messages from Ecclesiastes could be down right depressing if we didn't know that there was more coming... AND I promise - better is coming! But not quite yet. Chapter two continues to point out the fruitless nature of life "under the sun"... However, we'll also begin to see the importance of capturing the common graces of this life and enjoying them! It's...

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A Word About the Weekend - WISE UP

have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.Ecclesiastes 1:14 One of the most well-known verses penned by Solomonis in Ecclesiastes 1:14:"I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind." Life "under the sun" can be confusing, disorienting and i...

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A Word about the Weekend - REACH

The fourth and final message in our "GROW UP" series is this Sunday! Pastor Scott will be sharing a message on reaching others with the Gospel. People are always reached in the same way, which is through the telling, the preaching, the sharing of the Gospel - the good news of Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection! So, one way or another, people have to hear the Gospel...

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A Word about the Weekend - COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY. We toss the word around and talk about how important it is...A community is an organized group of individuals united by a common trait. It could be a love of flyfishing, Harry Potter novels, or political activism. There's something powerful, fulfilling, and comforting about meeting up with others who share an interest. For the Church, that common trait must b...

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A Word About the Weekend - PRAYING IN FAITH

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This weekend is part two of our "GROW UP" series... We will explore what it means to pray in faith.Last weekend we learned that listening to God through His Word is a vital step to growing up. It's like food If the Word of God is food for nourishment... Prayer is like breathing! I want you to cultivate boldness in your praying. God may make His purpose known either throu...

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A Word About the Weekend...wrapping up the Beatitudes

Living the Blessed Life! This weekend, we come to the last message in our series on the Beatitudes. This "Traction" series has given us so many handles on the blessings of God. Many of you have spoken of how the Lord has been using these Scriptures in your life. I am grateful for that! These words of Jesus have stretched and shaped me as well... and never more so than in ...

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I Heart Southern Baptists

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Stephanie and I will travel to Nashville this weekend for the Southern Baptist Convention. It is always a sweet time of reunion with "extended family" who serve faithfully in places around the globe. We will spend time with pastor and missionary friends that we don't often have the luxury of time with. Inevitably, you'll hear news reports flow from the media about fussing...

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The Pursuit of Purity

CULTIVATING PURITY Purity of heart does not mean sinlessness. Last weekend we established the fact that Christians in this world are sinners in the process of recovery. There is growth, there is progress, but there is never perfection in this life. Scripture is clear... "If we say we are without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us" (1 John 1:8). ...

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Blessed are the Pure in Heart

This weekend we will explore what it means to be "pure in heart". This next Beatitude tells us that those who are pure in heart will see God. Who can imagine this? Is it even possible to have a heart that thinks what is right, loves what is good, and desires what is best? THE CALL: Being Pure in Heart! THE BLESSING: Seeing God! BOTH THE CALL AND THE BLESSING SEEM TO ...

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Special Guest - Dr. Jamie Dew

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Compassion Journey Weekend

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Dont miss out onCompassion Weekend! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! The Compassion Experience is an immersive experience that will help you better understand the plight of impoverished children around the world... and will give you an avenue to make a difference! The Compassion Journey is a part of Compassion International. This free event is an interactive tour that will...

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It's a Birthday Party!

Join us this weekend for the Ten Year Anniversary Celebration of Hardy Street Baptist Church!But wait? I thought there has been a church at 1508 Hardy Street for decades! Hardy Street is a 10 year old church... with 114 years of history! How is that possible? 10 years ago, the Lord led the Faith Family that gathers at 1508 Hardy Street to constitute as a new auton...

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A Word about the Weekend - Hungry?

Hunger and Thirst... Hunger and thirst are common to the human experience... Ever heard the expression, "Im so hungry I could eat a horse" or "I'm so thirsty I could drink the ocean"... Have you ever been famished from hunger or parched with thirst? In fact, its such a familiar experience, it goes beyond physical food and drink... When someone is passionately committed...

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A Word About the Weekend - Growing in Meekness

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."Matthew 5:5 Last week, we explored the concept of meekness and we considered some places in life where we especially need to pursue it. We described a wild horse that resists the bit and bridle. It's out there in the field bucking and kicking, but you can't get near it. This was a picture of just the opposite of mee...

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A Word About the Weekend - Beatitudes Return!

This Sunday, April 11th we return to our study of the Beatitudes! Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 Meekness misunderstood!The Greek word translated "meek" refers to gentleness of spirit or humility. Other forms of this Greek word are used elsewhere in the New Testament, includingJames 1:21andJames 3:13. Meekness is humility toward God...

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A Word About The Week!

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How has your journey been this week? Experiencing the passion of Jesus throughout this week in devotions, through worship experiences, and with the "EasterNow" app can be a moving experience and now, we move toward the crescendo of the week... the resurrection! On Thursday night at 6:00 p.m., we will continue following the story as we look at the Lord's Supper and see the...

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A Word About the Weekend - PALM SUNDAY

This weekend begins "Holy Week". This is a string of eight days that allow us an opportunity to reflect upon the shift in humanity Jesus' sacrifice on the cross launched. Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday when Jesus enters the city of Jerusalem and then leads us through the Last Supper, His crucifixion, and ends on Easter Sunday with His resurrection. This is the basis...

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A Word About the Weekend

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."Matthew 5:4 We saw last time that there are three kinds of mourning 1. Natural mourning grieves the loss of someone you love. 2. Sinful mourning is grieving over something God never intended you to have. But we also discovered that Jesus is referring here to: 3. Spiritual mourning is grieving over your s...

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A Word About the Weekend

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."Matthew 5:4 This weekend we'll continue our journey of discovery in the Beatitudes! As we look to Matthew 5:4, we'll see the blessing of comfort that comes to those who mourn...but its deeper than just sadness and salve. Jesus was talking about spiritual mourning. When we acknowledge our spirutal bankruptcy (...

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A Word About the Weekend

SUNDAY, March 7, 2021 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 Can you imagine if God turned against you? Can you imagine what it would be like to stand in direct opposition to the God of the Universe?Over and over in Scripture, the Bible says that God opposes the proud. Here are a few examples: Psalm 138:6Proverbs 3:34Proverbs...

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A Word About the Weekend

Here's a quick "word about the weekend" from our Pastor. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28th Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 I am super excited about our Journey through the words of Jesus in Matthew 5 most often called, "The Beatitudes". This weekend, we will explore Matthew 5:3... "Blessed are the poor in spirit"...What does it me...

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Revival Praying

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"Let's not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, folks. The most important thing we can do, THE opportunity before the church right now is this Gospel moment. It's not the "reset" of a slower pace of life; it's not a change in political leadership. That's not the main thing in God's mind. It is the eternal destiny of human souls...Pray for an outpouring of the revelati...

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Living in Obedience.

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"Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them; let all the neighboring lands bring gifts to the One to be feared." Psalm 76:11 Today... You have decisions to make.Today... Your beliefs will shape your behaviors.Today... Every man will walk in the shadow of the first or of the second Adam (Adam or Jesus). You will walk in the darkness and death of Adam's failure or...

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Good News From the Graveyard

Sermon Notes for Easter 2020HERE HE IS RISEN, INDEED!...

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What Forgiveness Looks Like

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A follow up to Sunday's message on forgiveness... Scripture tells us to pray, "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors".. What does that look like to fully forgive? How do we know when we have truly forgiven? What does forgiveness look like? The answer will vary depending on the person involved what they did to you. Here are a few helpful guidelines (shared from R...

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A Lack of Forgiveness

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Yesterday, I spoke on Forgiveness from Matthew 6:12. I mentioned that I would share this week some additional insights. Here goes day 1. What happens when we refuse to forgive? Here are ten consequences of an unforgiving spirit. 1. Our fellowship with the Father is blocked. 2. The Holy Spirit is grieved. 3. Your prayers will not be answered. 4. God leaves you alone to fa...

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ONLINE Bible Study

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Join us for a Midweek Online Bible Study!Wednesday,March 25, 2020 at 6:00 PMTo access the Bible Study, At 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, JOIN THE CALL HERE(or copy and paste the link below)https://zoom.us/j/888899050 Join our Midweek Bible Study Meeting by telephone by dialing any of these numbers+1 929 205 6099+1 312 626 6799+1 669 900 6833+1 253 215 8782+1 301 715 8592+1 346 2...

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How to Get the Most out of LiveStream

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How to Get the Most out of LiveStream: hardysbc.net/watch-live10:30 a.m. on Sunday 1. Make It a "Watch Party" FeelBring everyone into the room (and/or invite a friend or two to watch with you) and arrive a few minutes prior to 10:30 a.m. to our Facebook page or website. If possible stream it to a bigger screen than your phone or laptop. 2. Bring Your Bible and Journal...

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Spiritual and Physical Health

Dear Church Family, We are anticipating another special Sunday as we continue our "How Can I Pray in a Time Like This?" series! With that in mind, we want to assure you that we are mindful of the focus and concern regarding the COVID-19, and as such want to provide some information to help you feel confident and comfortable being at church. You may notice a few minor ...

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New Sermon Series on Prayer

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Ever struggle with prayer? Ever wonder what's the point of praying? Ever feel like God is in a galaxy far, far away and your prayers don't get past the ceiling? C'mon...be honest! I think we all do. The Bible has a lot to say about abiding in Christ and about the amazing privilege that we have through prayer. We make it far more complicated than it is... You are invited t...

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We need to talk... TO GOD!

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Hardy Street Family We need to talk (TO GOD!) I am calling our church family to meet at the altar at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow (and every Sunday from now on) to pray for God's presence and power for the day! JOIN IN! Every Christian needs to pray fervently for the Holy Spirit's direction and control of all aspects of ministry: worship, evangelism, education, witnessing, ser...

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Church family and friends, I want to once again thank you for the incredible privilege that you afforded Stephanie and me for our 2020 Bible pilgrimage to Israel. It truly was life-changing. I will never read Scripture the same. It has fundamentally altered my perspective in the best possible way! While on the trip, we were invited to join the teaching team for the 2021 ...

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2019 HHS Prayer Walk

Join us Sunday, August 4th at 6:00 p.m. at Hattiesburg High School. We will be praying over the school with other believers from all around the city. Download the 2019 Prayer Walking Guide - HERE...

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Calling All Men... Let's Make Disciples

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An Open Letter to Christian Men in the Pinebelt Men, How many of you would say, "I love the Lord!"? I bet most all of you. I bet you would say that you want to please Him and that you want your life to count for Him. I also bet that most men that I know have never submitted themselves to a process of being trained and equipped to do the ve...

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Christ in the Passover

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Join us for this powerful presentation of the ancient Festival of Passover and see the beauty, symbolism, and significance found in the Seder meal. Christ in the Passover demonstrates the glorious links between the ancient Festival of Redemption and Christ as the Lamb of GodYou will never forget it! A multi-sensory experience in sermon form... There are visual demonstra...

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DiscipleNow 2019

March 22-24, 2019 Join students from all over the Pine Belt as we discover the key to Hope, Power, and Purpose! In every exchange, something must be given up in order for something to be gained. At the heart of the Gospel, there is a single, powerful exchange that occurred when a flawless Savior took the flaws of humanity to the cross, exchanging His life for ours. But t...

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Old Testament Typology

"One day God would send another Prince, a young Prince whose heart would break. Like Joseph, he would leave his home and his Father. His brothers would hate him and want him dead. He would be sold for pieces of silver. He would be punished even though he had done nothing wrong.But God would use everything that happened to this young Prince even the bad things to do somet...

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YEAR END NEWS

Happy New Year from our Church Staff to you and your family! Check out the 2018 "Year End News" e-newsletter! ...

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PEACE... Advent Devotional Series

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Everywhere I look people are longing for peace! Chaos, strive, busy-ness, and division seem to be the norm. This Christmas, we will look together to the Prince of Peace to discover peace for our every day lives! Are you plagued by uncertainty doubt?Is your perpective clouded by darkness?Have failures left you feeling hopeless? Join us in December for Biblical answers to...

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Family Advent Devotional

Join our Hardy Street Faith Family on a wonderful journey of discovery and reflection as we consider the impact of the coming of Jesus Christ to this world! Stop by any of our connect stations on campus to pick up a copy or you can download the devotional guide HERE From the Foreward: Advent is a time to reflect upon the coming of the Christ-child into our wor...

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Seven Reasons to Celebrate Advent

Seven Reasons To Celebrate Advent Article byRyan Shelton​Worship Pastor, Evanston, Illinois In just a few short weeks, we will begin the advent season... the four weeks leading up to Christmas. Our church will provide resources for families to maximize their focus upon the coming of Christ. I'll be sharing more information soon regarding these resources! For now, I...

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Bible Literacy Conference

Faith comes by hearing...hearing bythe Word of God! The Word of God is critical for faith development and for healthy spiritual growth.Many people struggle to understand the Word, yet this is God's revealed Word to us and His desire is for us to read it so we can know Him and walk with Him by faith.​On October 19-20, Hardy Street Baptist Church will host the Bible Lit...

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Real Faith Works - A Journey through James

A preview of the month of September in our "Real Faith Works" series in the Book of James...

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Living in Awe of Jesus

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When was the last time you saw something that was so wonderful, so amazing, that it took your breath away? A sunrise or sunset... A mountain peak or an ocean shoreline. Perhaps it was the birth of a baby or maybe a virtuoso musician playing with such skill, precision, and passion that you were moved to tears! When was the last time you were in complete and total awe of som...

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Latest Joyful News

Click HERE for the Spring 2018 Edition of the "Joyful News" E-Newsletter. The Joyful News includes up to date information about the Senior Adult Ministry of Hardy Street Baptist Church....

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JANUARY JOY CLUB - CANCELLED

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A Prayer For The New Year

Hardy Street Baptist Church Associate Pastor, Scott Alexander shared a compellingwordon New Year's Eve about discipleship.He emphasized the importance ofintentionalinvestmentthat we do not stumble into Godliness and growth, but rather, we must be intentionally engaged in this discipling process.He also added some great advice about "relationalinvestment". The process of ...

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Finishing Strong

An encouragement for year-end giving. ...

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2018 Reading Christian Reading Challenge

Do you love to read? Do you want to learn to love to read? Do you enjoy reading books that cross the whole spectrum of topics and genres? ThenI've got something that may be right up your alleyThe 2018 Christian Reading Challenge. Whether you are a light reader or completely obsessed, this 2018 Christian Reading Challenge is designed to help you read more and to broaden th...

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Fall Family Night Out - SCHEDULE CHANGE!

FALL FAMILY NIGHT OUTSUNDAY, November 5, 2017 PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARHSBC Kids and Families please help us spread the word that we are delaying the Fall Family Night Out by one week. The event will now be on Sunday, November 5th.Also don't forget this sunday is CELEBRATION SUNDAY and we will have one combined worship service ith the Hispanic and Chinese churches. Our ...

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Weekend Reminders - 10-20-17

Weekend Reminders Welcome to the Alexander FamilyStarting Point Continues and more!Check out the weekend reminders HERE...

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Schedule Change - Special Evening of Worship

Join us at 5:00 p.m. for a special evening of worship! We will gather at Hardy Street Baptist Church, 1508 Hardy Street in Hattiesburg for a time of praise and worship. ...

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Tailgating

Stop by our tents and join us for a great time of food and fellowship tomorrow from 11:30 til game time! Our Southern Miss Golden Eagles take on the Kentucky Wildcats and we'll be on campus to cheer them on. Hope you'll join us! #SMTTT ...

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Weekly Update - September 1

Associate Pastor for Outreach and DiscipleshipPRESENTATION WEEKEND Schedule of Activities Saturday, September 29:00 a.m. Breakfast and QA Meeting with the H.S.B.C. Staff 10:00 - noon Church-wide Meet and Greet (come and go) Noon - three Tailgating with the HardySBC College Ministry Sunday, September 3 Candidate will share testimony in the morning service (10:30 am)...

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Hurricane Harvey Relief

Many have asked how to give to offer relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey... Let me suggest Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. SBC Disaster Relief is the 3rd largest relief agency in the world! After the 911 attacks, SBC mobile kitchen units were there! After Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, SBC volunteers were mobilized in mass to offer aid!100% of what you give through So...

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HSCM Kickoff

Join us this Wednesday, August 30th for the HSCM Fall Kickoff!8:00 p.m. in the Hardy Street Baptist Church Activity Center 1610 Hardy Street More info about HSCM here....

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WCU Move In

WE NEED YOU! Come help welcome students back to campus and help them get settled in! We will meet at Hardy Street at 8:00 am for "marching orders" and will head to the dorms to begin assisting students with move in! Hope you will join us!...

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USM Move In Day

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WE NEED YOU! Come help welcome students back to campus and help them get settled in! We will meet at the BSU building at 8:00 am for "marching orders" and will head to the dorms to begin assisting students with move in! Hope you will join us!...

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MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT - HardySBC College

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A new semester (and trimester) of school will kick off soon and students will return to the Pine Belt later this month! We are excited about ministry with students from William Carey University and the University of Southern Mississippi. We also connect with students at PRCC and JCJC. Our desire is to create a community for college Christians who are seeking to glorify...

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Parents and Technology

Technology brings many benefits to our lives. But excessive screen time can create a flat, one-dimensional existence. We were made for the rich-three dimensional experience of relationship with God and one another. So, while technology is great for some types of communication, it is no substitute for real-world, face-to-face connection.Do you control your devices or are th...

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Deacon Nomination Process

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This Sunday begins our deacon nomination process. The following letter and information was sent out the all of our members over the past weekend. It includes a timeline of the process, biblical qualifications and other pertinent material to assist you in prayerfully considering suggestions for deacon nominees.If you have questions, email them here. Also, you can also make ...

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Godliness and Grandparenting, part 4

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The life of faith is likened to a race...and its most closely tied to the imagery of a Greek marathon. In this type of race, the runner's responsibiity is not only to cross the finish line, but to do so with the runner's torch still burning brightly. As Christians, we are called to bear a torch, which is the light of the Gospel, the knowledge of God and His ways, and the W...

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Godliness and Grandparenting, part 3

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What kind of legacy will you leave for your children grandchildren? Will it be lasting? Will it be imperishable and eternal? Will it be faith or finances? Values or valuables? Will what you leave behind be only tangible itemsbuildings, money, and/or possessions? The apostle Paul instructed Timothy to invest his life in faithful men who would be able to pass God's truth o...

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Godliness and Grandparenting, part 2

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BLESSING FUTURE GENERATIONSThe generational impact of our lives is not something we often stop and consider...but it should be! Your life, your choices, your actions today can impact (for better or for worse) future generations of your family! Today, we consider another of the four roles of a godly Grandparent.These are adapted fromExtreme Grandparentingby Tim Darcy Kimme...

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Godliness and Grandparenting, part 1

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Yesterday, our pastor preached on Godliness and grandparenting.In that message, he outlined four Biblical roles for the grandparent.... These are adapted from Extreme Grandparenting by Tim Darcy Kimmel. This week, I'll be sharing those four roles with some additional commentary.From the outset... Dr. Hanberry suggested that agrandparent's goal should be to become a spirit...

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BEST SUMMER EVER

Sunday, June 4th we will introduce some amazing resources for your family to take advantage of summertime! This is a great time to intentionally build "Faith@Home"!Resources, games, activity suggestions, contests and much more will be rolling out on June 4th. Download your "BSE" screensavers here and get ready for a ton of summer fun!...

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5.16.17

THE WIDE RANGE OF MOTHERHOOD This morning at Hardy Street Baptist Church, we welcomed the congregation by reading an excerpt of an article by Amy Young on the "Wide Range of Motherhood". Several people asked about getting a copy, so here it is. To those who gave birth this year to their first childwe celebrate with you. To those who lost a child this year we mourn with...

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5.7.17

UPCOMING EVENTS AT HARDYSBC Today, our pastor kicks off a brand-new sermon series entitled, "Faith Begins At Home" Faith@Home Center launches May 7 - stop by the new resource center today for unique tools that will help you in your personal faith walk, in your marriage, your parenting, and your grandparenting! Baccalaureate Celebration - May 7 Muffins with Mom... Celebr...

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4.27.17

UPCOMING EVENTS AT HARDYSBC This week we encourage you to support our Children's Camp Fundraiser - Pancake Breakfast, Sunday April 30 from 8:00 -9:00! This helps send our children to M4 Camp at Waukaway Springs. Also, please be in prayer for our mission team traveling to Wyoming for pastor training at the Western Preacher School in Rock Springs. Church Directory (May 16...

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Spring Revival

Revival with Dr. Harry Lucenay, guest preacher and Rev. Wes Dykes, worship! Our deep desire is to see a revival in the church and a transformation in our culture! Those things only become reality when we encounter Christ! Encounter Christ is a series of worship gatherings centered around experiencing the living Christ and inspiring you to know Him more! Dr. Harr...

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Life Guide Verses: A Bible Memory Plan

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In 2017, we want to challenge you to grow in God's Word! One way to do that is to memorize the Word! I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11)That is why we are introducing "Life Guide Verses"! Each week we will emphasize one verse or group of verses to memorize together. Many of these verses will already be familiar to you, but ...

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God-Sized Goals for 2017

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God-sized Goals for 2017"Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession" (Psalm 2:8).From the "State of the Church" Address on January 1, 2017: "Hardy Street, I never want us to stop dreaming big. We serve a God who does more than we can ask or imagine. So I want it to be said of our church that we prayed and worked and ris...

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A Word about the Word

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One foundational component to growing in Christ is to saturate your life with the Word of God. My desire as a pastor is for every member of Hardy Street Baptist Church to: 1) Get into God's Word2) Grasp God's Word3) Grow in God's Word But I truly believe it's not enough for me or our pastoral team to tell you that you "ought" to without showing you "how to"! That's wh...

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Grasping & Growing in God's Word

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Scripture says in Proverbs 27:23 that we are to "Be diligent to know the state of the flock, And to attend to the herd". That is a mandate to the pastoral leaders here at Hardy Street We need to have a clear picture of the condition of the church and we need to paint an even clearer picture of where we are going as a church! That's why Pastor Scott Hanberry Family Minist...

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2017 - Goals, Growth, & the Gospel

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Creating a Gospel Life Plan for 2017...

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A Family in Need

Church Family, I received the following message from Josh Moudy and ask for your help. My grandmother's caregiver, has recently been displaced due to an arson fire, along with her daughter and four grandchildren, including a newborn. Her daughter was also diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. They lost everything in the fire, and are trying to begin putting their lives b...

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Words of Christmas

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When you think of Christmas...what words immediately come to mind? Santa, snow, presents, eggnog?Angels, virgin, Bethlehem? There are tons of words associated with this glorious holiday! In fact... here are a few from enchanted learning. For the next few weeks, I want to share a few significant words of Christmas in a unique sermon series! I hope you'll join us as we exp...

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A House of Prayer in the Heart of Hattiesburg

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Pastor Scott Hanberry challenges H.S.B.C. to deepen her commitment to prayer!...

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Pine Belt Baptist Associational Meeting

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Pine Belt Baptist Associational Meeting Business at 4:30pm Dinner at 5:30pm Worship at 6:30pm. Dr. Ryan Whitley, Pastor of CrossPoint Baptist in Trussville, AlabamaGuest Speaker for the evening Worship Led by Bryan Haskins, Worship Pastor, CrossPoint Church...

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Holy Week Family Devotional Guide - Thursday

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THURSDAY: Read Luke 23:13-34: 13 Then Pilate called together the leading priests and other religious leaders, along with the people, 14 and he announced his verdict. "You brought this man to me, accusing him of leading a revolt. I have examined him thoroughly on this point in your presence and find him innocent. 15 Herod came to the same conclusion and sent him back to u...

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A Man Sent From God - Tozer

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Holy Week Family Devotional Guide - Monday

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Holy Week Monday -March 21 Holy Week is the week from Palm Sunday to Easter the week Christians celebrate each year to remind us of God's amazing Gift of Salvation through His Son, Jesus. Create daily conversations to celebrate Easter with your family.Faith Talk:Read John 13:1-17In ancient households the lowliest job was to wash the feet of guests as they entered a home...

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Holy Week Family Devotional Guide - Tuesday

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TUESDAY: Read John 17:20-23. Jesus actually prayed for those of us who would believe in Him in the future. He asked His Father to help us show unity by loving each other. Discuss how your family can show love to each other in a way that picture's God's love. (Couples should read Ephesians 5:31-33 to reinforce how marriage is intended to be a picture of the relationship ...

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Holy Week Family Devotional Guide - Wednesday

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Holy Week Family Devotional Guide - Wednesday...

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Kingdom Praying, part 1

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Our church is currently walking through a sermon series on "prayer" . In each of our studies on prayer, we started with a basic statement of affirmation... a reason for prayer. Here it is - I pray to God to know Him, to lay my requests before Him to find direction for my daily life. Most recently, we focused on the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:9-10 - "YOUR KINGDOM ...

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On the Job Training

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On The Job Training In my last post, I talked about the changing of seasons Sometimes change brings us to new places and creates new perspectives; however, sometimes those changes are far more than just new scenery. New seasons can include significant shifts in roles and responsibilities, and can demand that we call on past experiences to tackle new challenges. I have of...

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Gospel Life Plan

INTENTIONALITY (intentionality)in-ten-CHəˈ nal-i-tee At Hardy Street Baptist Church, we are calling 2016 a year of "intentionality"! All of our programming, planning, prayer, efforts and energy are being filtered through an intentional and prioritized grid that will keep us focused on primary issues! Prayer, Evangelism, Discipleship, and Missions are our four key area...

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FCA All Star Rally

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Hardy Street Baptist Church is proud to partner with Mitch Williams and the Pinebelt FCAto host the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Rally onSaturday, December 12th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.Area football teams have been invited to a breakfast and rally prior to the kickoff of the 29th Annual Alabama Mississippi All-Star Classic!We need volunteers to greet and serve ...

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Lead Prayerfully

Lead Prayerfully "What are the keys to effective, long tenured ministry?" I asked Wayne Marshall that question in 2010 At that point, we were beginning to talk about my role on staff, and he was approaching 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Longview Heights. His answer was simple, sincere, and deeply profound "LEAD PRAYERFULLY", he said. In the midst of this conversation,...

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Changing Seasons

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Changing Seasons "You made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to set." Psalm 104:19 NLT "Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade." ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations How well do you deal with change? There are some who are pioneers, leaders who live for change... Some people think that change is a dessert af...

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