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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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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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