Be Encouraged Today

Mikey Powers   -  


As Easter draws near, the air at HDC  is filled with a palpable sense of anticipation and excitement. It’s not just the approach of the holiday that ignites this fervor; rather, it’s the remarkable spiritual growth I’ve witnessed in the lives of our church community. One of the greatest privileges of being part of HDC is hearing the testimonies of individuals who have experienced the transformative power of salvation through Jesus Christ. It’s a humbling experience to witness the joy and peace that radiates from those who have found redemption in Him. As we prepare to celebrate Easter, I’m reminded of the profound significance of Christ’s sacrifice and the hope it brings to all who believe.

Weekend after weekend, as I stand next to my wife and worship, I can’t help but be encouraged by the vibrant atmosphere of worship and fellowship. There’s a sense of unity and purpose that permeates our gatherings, as we come together to lift our voices in praise and study God’s Word. Each sermon, each song, each prayer seems to resonate with divine truth, stirring something deep within our souls.

Another observable and encouraging thing has been the engagement in HDC U—an initiative that Pastor Kurt set in motion aimed at nurturing spiritual growth through smaller group studies and discipleship—has been nothing short of inspiring. Witnessing individuals commit to deepening their understanding of the Word and strengthening their relationship with God is a testament to the hunger for spiritual growth within our church family.

With all of this, there’s something more—a stirring within the Body that can only be attributed to the work of the Holy Spirit. It’s a sense of anticipation, a knowing that God is moving in our midst, orchestrating His plans and purposes for each of us. It’s in the heartfelt conversations shared over coffee, the prayers lifted up in earnest, and the acts of kindness extended to one another. Truly, God is at work, shaping and molding us into vessels fit for His service.

As we approach Easter, let us not only reflect on the significance of Christ’s death and resurrection but also on the journey of spiritual growth we’ve embarked upon together. Let us be grateful for the testimonies of salvation we’ve heard and the lives that have been transformed by God’s grace. And let us be encouraged by the stirring of the Holy Spirit within our midst, knowing that He who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6).

In closing, I want to issue a challenge to each member of our HDC family: let us commit to fervent prayer for our church and our mission to prepare generations of worldchangers. Let us pray for the continued work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of our people, that we may be empowered to reach the unbelieving world with the life-changing message of the Gospel. Together, let us press on toward the goal to which God has called us, knowing that our labor in the Lord is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).

May this Easter season be a time of renewed commitment, growth, and unity within our HDC community, as we continue to journey together in faith. And may the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be ever-present in our hearts and lives.


Pastor Mikey