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Steadfast in the Faithful God



Growing in wisdom.  James challenged his readers and us to call out to God for wisdom right after telling them to rejoice in tribulation for the endurance it produces in the believer’s life.  No coincidence.  James had seen in the life of Jesus that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.  And wisdom is to trust God even when the challenges of our life don’t make sense.  And Christ sustains us when we seek to trust Him above trusting our reasoning.

We hope that this online service has blessed you.  It is funded by the generous participants of Prairie Oaks Baptist Church.  If you would like to contribute to Prairie Oaks and their audio ministry, we now have a donation page so that you can securely give online to help this ministry.  Thank you for listening and prayerfully supporting us.  I hope we continue to further you in your journey with Christ!

Luke 2:52 and James 1:2-8

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

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Blessed in Christ



While the pastor was off, we had a technical malfunction and did not record our guest speaker.  Our apologies, Bro. Allen.  But the last time the preacher was gone back in August, Bro. Gabe Harris came and preached the word for us at Prairie Oaks, twice in one day.  We posted the morning message back then.  This week we are including Gabe’s verse-by-verse exposition from Ephesians 1 that he preached to our evening congregation.

Ephesians 1 is a powerful passage of Scripture that we do well to ponder upon often as Paul condenses what Christ accomplished for each of us who are in Christ.  And Gabe does a great job of revealing the glory that Paul packed into this letter.

Ephesians 1

Preached Sunday evening, August 18, 2019 by Gabe Harris


Prayer to Proclaim the Gospel



Sometimes we giggle at the antics of the disciples while reading in the gospels while admiring their boldness in the stories recorded in Acts.  The change within them was both supernatural and intentional.   They endured the threats from hostile authorities by praying to the Almighty God to give them boldness to continue to proclaim and advance the gospel message of Christ Jesus.  We ponder their courageous prayer as recorded in Acts 4.

Acts 4:23 – 33

Preached Sunday morning, July 14, 2019 by Pastor Brad Harris


What are you thinking?



Part two of a two-part series on “You Are What You Think.”  The apostle Paul tackles the two most important conversations – the first is with God and the second is with ourselves.  That internal dialogue in our heads and hearts has tremendous influence over us.  Thus the Spirit says to no longer be passive in following your thoughts but to redirect and lead those thoughts toward virtues.  And to do those things.

Philippians 4:6 – 9

Preached Sunday morning, June 16, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Christ seated at the Right Hand



Christ rose from the dead, conquering the grave!  He proved His victory to His disciples with undeniable proofs over the course of forty days.   Then He bodily ascended into heaven while the disciples watched in awe.  The Ascension to the right hand of the Father is a vital part of His victory.   Let’s understand more why this is important.

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Acts 2:32 – 36

Preached Sunday morning, April 28, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


A Most Important Question



How you answer that question is revealed by your life.  God looks on the heart for your answer and all of eternity is at stake.  Who do you say that He is?

This Palm Sunday was a full Sunday for us and a smaller portion than normal of the service made it in the audio.  The microphone on my pocket didn’t pick up the great singing from the Eubanks family, much less of the egg hunts, pancake breakfast, and sweet fellowship and small groups.   Click here to find out more about our friends, the Eubanks.  Click on our Facebook link to see pics from Palm Sunday and more!

Matthew 16:13-16

Preached Sunday morning, April 14, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


When the answer is silence…



A desperate woman asks but does not receive her request, even after asking repeated times.  Yet the trying of her faith reveals a greater persistence and trust than what would have been revealed with an immediate answer.  “Great is your faith,” the Master replies to a woman who would not give up.  Would you?

Matthew 15:21-28

Preached Sunday morning, April 7, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Grace found Matthew



In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warned that most will not find the narrow gate that leads to eternal life.  But showing unmerited favor, Jesus found Matthew when Matthew was not seeking Him.  And after Jesus rescued him, Matthew sought to bring others to His Savior.

Matthew 7:13-14 and Matthew 9:9-13

Preached Sunday morning, March 24, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Authority of Christ



In the Sermon on the Mount, the Way of the King has been made clear by Jesus of Nazareth.
But what authority does this Man of humble circumstances have to claim to be King and Judge with all Authority.  Matthew retells the evidence for the Authority of Christ.

Matthew 7:28 – 9:8

Preached Sunday morning, March 17, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Two choices, One Judge



The One Judge over all mankind warns us that we each will face two choices with our life, but only one choice is the way of the King and to eternal life.  We would be wise if we followed his word to the preferred destination.

Matthew 7:13-27

Preached Sunday morning, March 10, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris