All posts by Brad Harris

Rahab and Joshua



Rahab teaches us as much about Jesus as Joshua does.  She enters the story with a sordid reputation that tarnishes nearly everyone who associates with her. Yet she is crucial to knowing God and the work that the LORD was doing with the Israelites and Canaanites. So much so that the New Testament reveals more about her and through her than the Hebrew Scriptures do.  We are all more like Rahab than we may realize.
Sinners saved by grace.

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Hebrews 11:30-31

Preached Sunday morning, August 2, 2020 by Brad D Harris

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Moses traded up



It boggles the mind how Moses willingly traded the power, prestige, pleasure and treasure of Pharaoh’s household in order to identify with slaves. Yet with a hope that could not be realized in this life or even in this world, Moses by faith counted the cost and saw the gain in following Christ. How about you? Following Christ may cost you less than Moses forsook, but it’s still hard to let it go sometimes. But what holds us back is garbage compared to what is offered before us in Christ. Let’s endure together.

Hebrews 11:23-29

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


Generations with God



The focus in previous section was on Abraham and Sarah being on journey of faith in life. This section focuses on their passing the faith to next generation before dying. Death was not what mattered. Being faithful through death is what mattered. Believing in the resurrection is what mattered. And preparing the next generation of faith is what mattered.

Hebrews 11:17-22

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


Pilgrims with God



By faith, Abraham and Sarah waited and endured, moving forward. They lived in tents, meaning they didn’t live for the things of this world nor for the approval of this world. They dug wells, they improved the circumstances of those around them for generations to come. Abraham and Sarah built altars, they sought to draw others to the true God around them and for generations to come.

Hebrews 11:8-16

Preached Sunday morning, July 12, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Faith beyond sight



Fireworks are a short-lived thrill.  But it takes faith to live for something eternal because what is eternal is invisible to the eyes of the flesh.  Abel chose to pursue the invisible God with sacrificial worship.  Enoch walked with the invisible God knowing that the LORD rewards those who seek Him.  Noah prepared for eternity by not trusting his eyes but trusting the Word of God.

Hebrews 11:1-7

Preached Sunday morning, July 5, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Just Live by Faith



The confidence given to us by the superiority of Jesus Christ, in Whom we trust, is to valuable to let doubts and discouragement take its place.  Steadfast faithfulness has its reward and is commended by God with righteousness.  Let us persevere like the other redeemed sinners who have gone before us.

Hebrews 10:35 – 11:2

Preached Sunday morning, June 28, 2020 by Brad D Harris


The Father guides in the desert



Why does God allow the hard times in our lives?  Does He have a purpose for those dry, challenging circumstances we face?  Moses reminds the children of Israel and us that like a good Father, God brings us through the desert wilderness to test us and prepare us for greater victories ahead, if we will learn the lessons of the wilderness.

Deuteronomy 8

Preached Sunday morning, June 21, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Humanity made in Image of God



God made the first humans to be His representatives (image-bearers) within the material creation.  They went rogue and broke the system and we all descend from that catastrophe.  Yet God still loves His fallen image-bearers and is redeeming them and repairing them through the perfect Image of God, Jesus Christ.

Psalm 8 and Psalm 139

Preached Sunday morning, June 14, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Forgiven by God to Know Him



“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10).  But what does it mean to fear the LORD?   Yet the psalmist tells us in Psalm 130 that we are forgiven our sins in order that we would fear the LORD.  Perhaps we should reconsider our forgiveness in order to better know the LORD who forgives.

Psalm 130

Preached Sunday morning, June 7, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Importance of Weakness



We all face times when the world seems out of control and a dangerous place.  For many of us, the last couple months have seemed such a time.  But in those positions of weakness, as much as we hate them, embracing that weakness gives us opportunity to know God in a more intimate way.  Only then can we know as the psalmist that the LORD is our refuge and our strength.

Psalm 46

Preached Sunday morning, May 31, 2020 by Brad D Harris