Pastor's Perspective
July Pastor's Perspective
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
Are You Weary? full story
June 2018 Pastor's Perspective
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
"When I am weak..." full story
May 2018 Pastor's Perspective
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
"It is Garden Time" full story
April 2018 Pastor's Perspective
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
"Jesus is Risen!" full story
March 2018 Pastor's Perspective
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
"Joy in the Morning" full story
Pastor's Perspective, February, 2018
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
"They Have Gotten the Victory!" full story
January Pastor's Perspective
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove

As we enter into a new year, I can’t help but wonder what the coming year may hold; not only for my life, but also for family, friends, the church, and our nation. As I think upon these things, I must admit there are various conflicting emotions that well up in my soul. I wonder which loved ones or friends may be taken in 2018, and that stirs sadness in my heart. As evil men wax worse and worse, I shutter with some fear when I think what may happen in our nation. Will 2018 find more of our young men engaged in conflicts around this globe? How many little struggling churches will no longer be able to continue as the love of many grows colder and colder? When I think of that I struggle with the emotion of discouragement.

In spite of all of this, let me say, God is still on His throne! He is still the “Immortal, Invisible, Only Wise God”! So, you and I can be excited about what the LORD is going to do this year! I’ve been preaching it, but do you know and believe that 2018 can be the greatest year for you, and the greatest year for Surgoinsville Free Will Baptist church that we have ever known! Now I am not talking about material riches, or even a guarantee of health in 2018. I am not saying that it will be a year with troubles and battles. But I believe that relationships can be strengthened and restored. I believe that God’s people can be revived, and be drawn closer to the LORD than ever before. I believe that many souls can be saved through the ministry of Surgoinsville Church. I believe that we can grow tremendously in grace and knowledge in 2018, both as individuals and as a church. And I believe the God can do a great work to bring people into this church to worship, grow and labor with us!

So out of all the emotions that compete for dominance as we enter this new year, I choose to maintain a spirit of excitement, expectation, hope and joy because I BELIEVE GOD. Do you BELIEVE GOD. It is all about faith! Forsake the depression, fear, apprehension and all those negative emotions and just be excited about what GOD IS GOING TO DO in 2018!

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Pastor's Perspective December 2017
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
"What if Christmas REALLY Didn't Come this Year?" full story
November Pastor's Perspective
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove

Autumn: A Time to Give Thanks

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Pastor's Perspective. September 2017
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove

The LORD Hath Done Great Things

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Pastor's Perspective. Aug. 2017
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
Excited about what GOD is Doing! full story
Pastor's Perspective. July 2017
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
I Must Have an Anchor full story
Pastor's Perspective. June 2017
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove

"Nearer My God to Thee"

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Pastor's Perspective. May 2017
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
"They" or "We"? full story
Pastor's Perspective. April 2017
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
If you are blessed, are you a blessing? full story
Pastor's Perspective. March 2017
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
Christian Discipline full story
Pastor's Perspective, February 2017
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
"Thy Kingdom Come" full story
Pastor's Perspective January 2017
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
A New Year May Remind Us of Old Opportunities full story
December 2016 Pastor's Perspective
by Pastor Jesse Hartgrove
"God with Us.....a Sermon from the Past"  full story