Posts with the category “dr-steve-bezner”

Ministry in a Post-Roe World by Steve Bezner
June 24th, 2022
Just hours ago, the Supreme Court officially handed down a ruling that effectively overturns the legal precedent set by Roe v. Wade, meaning that abortion laws must be determined by individual states,...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
On Christians and Abortion by Steve Bezner
June 24th, 2022
This morning the Supreme Court handed down a ruling effectively overturning the fifty year-old precedent of Roe v. Wade and thereby sending abortion laws back to the individual states. I wrote these t...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
When Evil Visits by Steve Bezner
June 22nd, 2022
Evil in the world is far worse than any fairy tale villain.Evil is real. And it will come calling.You might bristle at the thought. You may not have experienced evil firsthand. But millions of our nei...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
When You Feel Like A Failure by Steve Bezner
April 27th, 2022
Memory is a cruel mistress.When I was in seventh grade, I tried to be funny. It failed. I still physically wince when I remember what I said in front of my friends. It was not funny. It was awkward, a...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
Stop Being Productive by Steve Bezner
April 12th, 2022
I have chased a desire to be remembered, to be admired, to have my name on the spine of a book that someone might read a hundred years hence. I have yearned for permanence, to live beyond my body, for...  Read More
by Karen Stamps
When Holiness Seems Pointless by Steve Bezner
February 18th, 2022
“Do not quench the Spirit.”—1 Thessalonians 5:19Somewhere along the way, holiness lost its luster.The priests in the Bible wore a sign on their foreheads inscribed with the words, “Holy Unto the Lord....  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
When You Are Tired by Steve Bezner
January 29th, 2022
I do believe; help my unbelief!—Mark 9:24I wanted to quit in June of 2020. I was tired, for a number of reasons. Our church had just emerged from a 26 month-long rebuilding process in the wake of a hu...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
When You Feel Hard-Hearted by Steve Bezner
January 21st, 2022
But I have this against you: You have abandoned the love you had at first.—Revelation 2:4The world feels harder these days.I don’t use the word “harder” in the sense of more difficult, although you co...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
The Failure of Liturgy by Steve Bezner
January 17th, 2022
In later years, evangelicals have discovered liturgy. We are reciting more creeds, confessions, and prayers than ever before. We are taking the Supper more often. When I was a child, most Baptist chur...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
God Doesn’t Need You by Steve Bezner
January 3rd, 2022
Elijah replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
Tending the Garden by Steve Bezner
December 31st, 2021
Therefore, brothers and sisters, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains....  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
The Application of Grace by Steve Bezner
April 11th, 2021
The Application of Grace by Steve Bezner. Click to read more!...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
COVID Update March 2021
March 4th, 2021
Church Family,In reading through the book of Philippians this week in preparation for my sermon, I was struck by the following verses:In humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let eac...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
HNW Makes Top 100 List for Reproducing Churches
August 26th, 2020
We are excited to announce that Houston Northwest Church has made the top 100 Reproducing Churches according to Outreach Magazine!You can read more about HNW and other top reproducing churches here......  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
What HNW Ironmen Has Meant to Me by Chad Beck
July 14th, 2020
Hi, my name is Chad.Not the Chad you may know of, heard of, met once, sat behind, beside, in front of or across from in church. Not the Chad you thought was standoffish, maybe arrogant, but certainly ...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
In-person worship canceled this Sunday, June 28th
June 26th, 2020
Dear Church Family,Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo today asked faith leaders to do their part to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Your health and safety, and that of our community, is of utmost impo...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
Roadmap to Reopen
May 28th, 2020
Dear Church Family,We look forward to our first in-person worship service – Beta Test Sunday – on June 7 at 9 a.m. The registration link for Beta Test Sunday will open at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 29, and...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
HNW Beta Test for In Person Worship Coming June 7th!
May 18th, 2020
Church Family,Thanks for your incredible patience and flexibility during this season. You continue to bless me with your willing spirit and generous heart. I love each of you.As I mentioned in my emai...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
Roadmap to Reopen
May 5th, 2020
Dear Church Family,Over the last several weeks, your elders have worked to craft a plan that will chart a path for us to return to in-person ministry and worship at HNW. I’m writing today to share bot...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald
Virtual Communion
April 9th, 2020
Good Friday is nearly upon us.Each year as we gather to remember the crucifixion, we also gather around the Table to celebrate the Lord’s Supper.We plan to do the same this year, simply in front of ou...  Read More
by Jackie McDonald