The Compassionate Shepherd



We probably don’t know much about shepherds like folks did in David’s day. But someone who cares for helpless animals by protecting, nurturing, and tending their needs is what David is telling us and more. Let’s see how the illustration of a shepherd with sheep is helpful for us to learn about how God cares for us through Christ Jesus, our Lord.

Psalm 23
Model Prayer – Matthew 6:9-13

Taught Sunday morning, January 16, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Bow to the King



Which king reigns?
What we see is not all that is going on. There is more at work. But what is revealed from the council room of heaven is even more important. The conversation between Father and Son determines the outcome of the question, which King reigns? We must choose how to respond to this important intel. Believe what we see or believe what is revealed.

Psalm 2

Taught Sunday morning, January 9, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Ponder the Blessing



The gospel is simple enough for a child yet profound enough to challenge the elders for all of their years. And the Scriptures reward those who seek, no matter how many times the seekers return to the fountain. Psalm 1 reminds us that God and His Word are worth the effort of chewing on His truth. At the start of a new year, let’s no falter in our pursuit of letting God’s Words change us.

Psalm 1

Taught Sunday morning, January 2, 2022 by Brad D Harris

The Bible app
Bible app reading plan – How to Read the Bible

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The Wait is Over



It is an often under-appreciated in not overlooked portion of the Christmas story, just a few days later and before the wise men arrived. Joseph and Mary take their newborn son to fulfill purification and dedication requirements from the Law. And the Holy Spirit had two faithful saints waiting for the coming of the Messiah: Simeon and Anna. And what they proclaim is important for us to know. For it can bring us joy as it brought them great joy to behold the Consolation and Redemption.

Luke 2:21-38

Taught Sunday morning, December 19, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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His Name is Wonderful



The LORD sent Isaiah with a message of repentance and a reminder that God would keep His promises. And the big promise was that the Messiah would still descend from David to defeat the serpent and establish a better kingdom. Isaiah 7:14 is the start of this section and in culminates here with the fourfold double description of the Messiah to be born of the virgin. We have reason to celebrate!

Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6-7

Taught Sunday morning, December 12, 2021 by Brad D Harris
(my apologies for breaking out in song midway through)

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Who Can Replace Moses?



We cover a lot of territory as we remember how Moses failed at Kadesh and was told by God that he wouldn’t be entering the Promised Land. Then we progress through Moses preparing himself, the children of Israel, Joshua, and future generations for his death. Moses finishes well. We can and should admire him. And see who finally replaces and exceeds Moses as Prophet, Priest, and King.

Numbers 20, Numbers 27, Deuteronomy 3, Deuteronomy 31, Deuteronomy 34.

Taught Sunday morning, December 5, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Do not forget



There can be so many distractions and discouragements that tempt us to subtly forget who God is. If we have hard times, we are tempted to doubt Him and His character. If we have it good, we are tempted to forget Him and keep the glory for ourselves. We give God the blame and steal the credit. But Moses warns us to not forget who we often are and remember who God always is.
(also, my memory failed and I misquoted Matthew Henry’s fourth thankful. He was thankful that he wasn’t the one who stole a wallet.)

Deuteronomy 8

Taught Sunday morning, November 28, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Moses Reminds



After forty years in the wilderness, Moses gives the next generation a reminder of what was taught at Mount Sinai, renewing the covenant between the LORD and Israel. The Ten Commandments and the Greatest Commandment – the Shema. Listen and obey! Love the LORD our God. He loved us first

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Taught Sunday morning, November 21, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Bronze Serpent and Jesus



What would be an obscure story from the Israelites journey through the wilderness is used by Jesus to teach Nicodemus about Himself and the offer of eternal life. Jesus will be lifted up (like the bronze serpent) and those who look to Him in faith will find better than healing from deadly snake venom. They will be saved from sin and eternal perishing.

Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:13-21

Taught Sunday morning, November 14, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Moses and Our Rock



Moses has faithfully led the people through forty years since the exodus from Egypt. While not a perfect man, he has a good track record. But even Moses had a bad day and let the LORD down. But the LORD has His plan and our failures cannot thwart His plan. The Rock of our salvation will provide for us. And that day has lessons for us.

Numbers 20:1-13

Taught Sunday morning, November 7, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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