Harbor Life Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

3085 Wallace Avenue SW
Grandville, MI 49418
616.534.0436
Sundays Worship 9am & 11am

Pastor Tanner

  • Practicing God’s Presence, Receiving God’s Peace

    June 25, 2017

    Inner peace is elusive when we chase it by attempting to control external circumstances. Against our intuition, peace is something that we relax into as we come to know and rest in God’s loving presence. Peace is the fruit of experiencing God’s trustworthy love. Love produces peace. The good news is that we can cooperate […]

  • Where Are We Going?

    April 19, 2016

    The past year has been one of change and growth at Harbor Life. A year ago, we were working on a plan to “re-launch” our church. Our vision was simply to become a positive, stable presence in our community and let people know that Harbor Life was a good place to connect with God and […]

  • Reading through Holy Week

    March 16, 2016

    Have you ever wondered what Jesus was up to in the week that led up to his arrest, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection?  Below are some passages of Scripture that give us some insight.  Consider reading each passage on the day that it takes place.  Read it in the morning, and then think about it throughout […]

  • Looking in the Mirror

    February 23, 2016

    In 2 Samuel 12:1-13, Nathan confronts David, the King of Israel by using a story.  As a storyteller, Nathan acts as a mirror for David, allowing David to see himself … to face the truth about himself.  But facing the truth about yourself is difficult.  Self-reflection doesn’t come easy. Facing the Truth takes Courage It […]

  • Seeing

    January 18, 2016

    “When we love and allow ourselves to be loved, we begin more and more to inhabit the kingdom of the eternal.  Fear changes into courage, emptiness becomes plenitude, and distance becomes intimacy.” – John O’Donohue, Anam Cara p. 10   I spent a quick hour with a good friend today (who also happens to be […]

  • Four Steps to Forgiveness

    December 13, 2015

    Forgiveness is a process.  Most of the time it’s not something you do once, but something you have to continue to choose again and again.  Below is a 4 step process for choosing forgiveness – and moving from bitterness toward love. Before we get to the 4 steps, however, I want to make sure one […]

  • Outsiders

    November 12, 2015

    Jesus talks about outsiders, invites outsiders to follow him, eats with outsiders, heals outsiders, goes to the home of outsiders, and tells lots of stories about outsiders.  Here are 12 places in the gospels where you can read about Jesus and outsiders. As you read, consider the role of outsiders in your life. Who are the […]

  • The Sword or the Cross

    October 27, 2015

    Last Sunday at Harbor Life, we talked about embracing the way of Jesus, which is the way of meekness.  Meekness is difficult, but it’s how Jesus approaches the world.  When his followers and friends wanted him to start a violent revolution, Jesus chose to allow others to do violence to him.  That choice saved the […]

  • Awakening to Love

    October 9, 2015

    Below are the quotes and the Scripture passages from the October 4 sermon entitled “Awakening to Love.”  They’re worth spending some time thinking about on your own, and maybe talking about with someone you trust. Guilt vs Shame: Guilt says, “That’s not who you are.” Shame says, “That’s exactly who you are.”   Brennan Manning […]

  • Finding Your Way Back To God

    September 2, 2015

    Harbor Life (like all of our Harbor Churches) exists to Help People Find Their Way Back To God.  You might hear us say it on Sunday or read it in blog article or on a Facebook post, but it’s more than just a catchy phrase.  It’s our purpose.  If we don’t do this one thing, […]