A story of Soils



Jesus used stories to reveal insights into the kingdom He was bringing while not judiciously withholding from those who were rejecting the kingdom. And the parable of the seed in the different soils would be explained so that we would have a key to unlocking other parables. How responsive are you to the seeds of word of God that you come across? Time will tell.

Luke 8:1-15

Taught Sunday morning, February 25, 2024 by Brad D Harris

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Fellowship with Lord



Acts 2:41-42 tells us what the followers of Christ did steadfastly – learning the teachings of the apostles, fellowship together, Communion, and prayer. Acts 20:6-13 gives us a vignette of a church in a town called Troas (or Troy) doing those four things on the first day of the week with a special guest, the traveling teacher, Paul the Apostle. We can learn much from this gathering as told by the eyewitness who occasionally traveled with Paul for this journey.

Acts 2:41-42 and Acts 20:6-14

Taught Sunday morning, February 18, 2024 by Brad D Harris

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The Lord’s Body



The Lord’s Supper consists of bread and the cup – physical symbols of a spiritual reality. The body and the blood of Jesus broken and shed on the cross for sinners in order that they might be forgiven and made clean from guilt and shame. And to incorporate them into the church which is the body of Jesus Christ on earth today. Examine oneself to determine where you stand in this?

1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Taught Sunday morning, February 11, 2024 by Brad D Harris

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The Lord’s Supper



Jesus is the faithful Jew who kept the law’s commands including observing the Passover celebration each spring. But during His last Passover, He took the familiar elements and initiated a new ceremony for His kingdom that we know as the Lord’s Supper. This week and next, we look at the Lord’s Supper to see what Jesus is teaching through the physical symbols that point to a spiritual reality.

Luke 22:7-23

Taught Sunday morning, February 4, 2024 by Brad D Harris

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Epistle to Exiles



Peter writes to the scattered and persecuted Christians to encourage them. And he starts by praising God for our salvation as planned before time by the Father, accomplished by the Son, and applied to individuals by the Holy Spirit. And they are kept secure for their inheritance in eternity. Praise God, indeed!

1 Peter 1:1-5

Taught Sunday morning, January 21, 2024 by Brad D Harris

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Baptism Proclaims



John started baptizing people who confessed their sinful condition and desired to be made right with God (repentance). The dip in the water symbolized the washing of their sins and trust in the “One to come” who was greater than John. This greater One would baptize people in the Holy Spirit, but the physical symbol Jesus taught His apostles was to baptize people in water who had by faith been baptized into the Holy Spirit. Plus their dip under the water also symbolized their faith in the One who had died, been buried, and rose again to new life.

Matthew 3

Taught Sunday morning, January 14, 2024 by Brad D Harris

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Jesus and Peter



Jesus had already had a private meeting with Peter after the disciple’s denial of Him. But this conversation is about Jesus loving Peter enough to restore him to leadership and Peter loving Jesus enough to humbly accept restoration. We have so much to learn about love and forgiveness from Jesus.

John 21

Taught Sunday morning, January 7, 2024 by Brad D Harris

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Thomas saw and believed



All of the disciples had to be convinced that Jesus had truly defeated death and the grave. But Thomas gets singled out for being the last to see and believe. And thus, Jesus tells him and us that there is a greater blessing for those who believe without seeing based on the testimony of these skeptical witnesses.

John 20:19-31

Taught Sunday morning, December 31, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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Resurrection for Christmas



Mary Magdalene finds the tomb of Jesus empty. But the evidence doesn’t stop there. Before the morning is done, she will be the first witness of the resurrected Jesus. And she is sent to testify of what she has seen and now knows. And so are we.

Romans 1:1-4 and John 20:1-18

Taught Sunday morning, December 24, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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Buried for Exaltation



Jesus endured the shame and humiliation that we deserved even unto death on the cross. But after He commended His spirit back to the Father, what would be done with His battered and dead body? God plans exaltation and honor for the body of His Son, the conquering Hero. Protected and verified by witnesses, the stage is set for the greatest miracle in human history.

John 19:31-42

Taught Sunday morning, December 17, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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