Praise the LORD



The works of the LORD show that He deserves to be praised.  Those works reveal His character.  Those works compel us to fear God and do His commandments.  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.

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Psalm 111

Preached Sunday morning, May 24, 2020 by Brad D Harris

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Song of Giving Thanks



Regardless of how we may feel, the truth is unchangeable.  And God is unchangeable and always worthy of praise.  We always have reason to give thanks.  Psalm 100 helps us see why.   We belong to One who is always good and has everlasting mercy.

Psalm 100

Preached Sunday morning, May 17, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Psalm 91 – God our Refuge



The psalmist reminds us in Psalm 91 that we have no refuge like our God.  He is security when disease threatens and danger approaches.  The LORD may allow us to see the danger.  But when we cry out to Him, He is faithful to His promises to provide for His children.  Thank you, Jesus!

Psalm 91

Preached Sunday morning, May 10, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Saved to Uttermost



So Great a Salvation we have in Jesus Christ.  He saves those who follow Him to the uttermost with His once for all sacrifice of Himself and always making intercession for us (that we need), until the salvation is perfected in Him.

Hebrews 7:22-28

Preached Sunday morning, May 3, 2020 by Brad D Harris


A Sure Anchor



The writer of Hebrews wants us to grasp the sure and confident stabilizer to orient our life steadily to the presence of God – only available through the Perfect High Priest, Jesus Christ.

John 21:1-24

Preached Sunday morning, April 26, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Tying up loose ends



John wrote his gospel account after the other three and added details pertinent to His purpose – “that we might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31).  But then he added an epilogue to tie up some loose ends from his narrative.  And it turns out that Peter is not the only loose end, so are we.

John 21:1-24

Preached Sunday morning, April 19, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Sacrificial Gift of Temporary Tomb



Each of the four gospel accounts point out that Joseph of Arimathea risked his reputation, wealth, and future in order to claim the body of Jesus as He was executed upon the cross.  None of the family nor disciples could or would do what Joseph did.  Even more amazing, Joseph had been secretive about His devotion to Jesus until this very public stand.  Let’s explore what prompted Joseph and why this is important, even though it was only temporary.

John 19:38 – 20:18

Preached Sunday morning, April 12, 2020 by Brad D Harris
(technically Saturday afternoon in Bethesda Cemetery)
(pardon the wind noise)

 


He Came on a Donkey



He rode into town on an animal that had never been rode before.  It sounds like a scene from a Western.  But what is the significance of the Hero on a donkey?  And what is the lesson we should take away from the scene that day as they acclaimed Jesus as their anticipated Messiah, then five days later would cry out for His execution?  Perhaps the lesson is closer to the heart than we care to admit.

Zechariah 9:9
Matthew 21:1-11

Preached Sunday morning, April 5, 2020 by Brad D Harris
(in a small room with only a recording device due to covid-19)


Know the LORD now



Do you have some extra time on your hands or busier than ever?  Either way, now is the time to make this a priority.  Whatever else we may think is important, this should be at the top of the list.  Everything else is temporary.  Our relationship with the LORD should be our boast and joy.  Let’s keep making time for Him no matter what else is going on.

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Preached Sunday morning, March 29, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Resurrection Hope



We have a reason for confidence and hope.  Christ has risen from the grave, it’s a historical fact.  And facts have consequences.   And when we anchor or life to facts like the resurrection, it changes how we live.  And in the midst of fear and uncertainty around s and maybe within us, the resurrection of Christ gives us a reason for confidence and hope.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 11

Preached Sunday morning, March 22, 2020 by Brad D Harris