Category Archives: Sermon

The Blessing of God



The LORD singled out Abraham and Sarah to leave their home and come be a part of God’s great plan to bless all the nations. This was perhaps more radical than we imagine with greater reward than we grasp. And they packed up and obeyed, joining God in a story that basically takes the reader through the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures and through the entirety of the New Testament.  And they gained the blessing of God, which is relationship with God Himself.  Let’s go too!

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!

Genesis 12:1-5

Preached Sunday morning, January 24, 2021 by Brad D Harris

Prairie Oaks Baptist Church
402 Viney Grove Road in Prairie Grove, AR
P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
prairieoaksbaptist.com
on Facebook @prairieoaks


Set Apart for Glory



Romans 8 has so much going on that we don’t do it justice. The glorification of the believer in Christ Jesus is so much more than we can do justice. But we examine where Romans 8 touches on our culminating gift of salvation, where we are freed from the presence of sin on the other side of death. And how all of creation eagerly anticipates that revelation.

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!

Romans 8, 1 Corinthians 15, Revelation 21-22 and more.

Preached Sunday morning, January 17, 2021 by Brad D Harris

Prairie Oaks Baptist Church
402 Viney Grove Road in Prairie Grove, AR
P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
prairieoaksbaptist.com
on Facebook @prairieoaks


Set Apart for Sacred



Humans were created set apart from the rest of creation to be God’s handmade image-bearers who would proclaim the glory and dominion of the Creator God. But man detoured from that sacred task to seek his own glory. Yet the LORD does not leave a bad situation alone, He chooses to pursue His fallen image-bearers in order to restore them and empower them to their sacred task. That work is called sanctification. And sanctification prepares His image-bearers for eternity.

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!

1 Peter 2:9-12 plus a lot more

Preached Sunday morning, January 10, 2021 by Brad D Harris

Prairie Oaks Baptist Church
402 Viney Grove Road in Prairie Grove, AR
P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
prairieoaksbaptist.com
on Facebook @prairieoaks


Righteousness of God



The righteousness of God, from God, by God accounted by the Judge to sinners seems inconceivable. Yet Jesus Christ accomplished that perfect righteousness for others and died on the cross so that the His own justice would be satisfied. And there is nothing we do to merit this transaction, not by ethnicity, works, or accomplishment. We simply must ask and trust that Christ Jesus did that righteousness for me.

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!

Romans 3:19-26

Preached Sunday morning, January 3, 2021 by Brad D Harris

Prairie Oaks Baptist Church
402 Viney Grove Road in Prairie Grove, AR
P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
prairieoaksbaptist.com
on Facebook @prairieoaks


Forgiven All Our Trespasses



In Christ, we have many benefits of our salvation, more than we may remember at one time. Paul, like the other apostles, writes to remind his original readers (and us) of all that we have in Christ. In this passage, he emphasizes that we have been forgiven all our trespasses. The record against us has been nailed to the cross of Jesus Christ. The enemy has no evidence to accuse those in Christ.

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!

Colossians 2:9-15

Preached Sunday morning, December 27, 2020 by Brad D Harris

Prairie Oaks Baptist Church
402 Viney Grove Road in Prairie Grove, AR
P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
prairieoaksbaptist.com
on Facebook @prairieoaks


Complete in Christ



The virgin conception reported in Luke 1:30-35 sets the stage for an important doctrine for followers of Jesus – the Deity of Christ. The completeness of the Godhead resides in Him and thus we are complete in Christ. Don’t let anyone plunder you empty with vain deceptions to follow weaker things. Christ is where the fullness resides.

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!

Colossians 2:8-10

Preached Sunday morning, December 20, 2020 by Brad D Harris

Prairie Oaks Baptist Church
402 Viney Grove Road in Prairie Grove, AR
P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
prairieoaksbaptist.com
on Facebook @prairieoaks


Having Received Christ Jesus



If you are standing still, you are losing ground. Paul challenges the believers in Colosse to not abandon their good start in Christ and to continue to build their life on the good foundation in Christ. Using metaphors from agriculture, construction, and walking, Paul admonishes them that faithfulness is not stationary nor complacent. Faithfulness is effort and action. Don’t do nothing. Walk in Christ. Build, stabilize, and abound in Christ.

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!

Colossians 2:6-7

Preached Sunday morning, December 13, 2020 by Brad D Harris

Prairie Oaks Baptist Church
402 Viney Grove Road in Prairie Grove, AR
P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
prairieoaksbaptist.com
on Facebook @prairieoaks


Reconciled by Christ



God the Creator had made a beautiful flourishing creation, yet the human caretakers had rebelled against Him and ruined His masterpiece with death. They remained wickedly alienated from their Maker and Judge. But God was pleased to pursue reconciliation with His rebellious creatures. God was pleased to dwell fully in Christ to reconcile Himself to His humans. But He also reconciled them through regeneration to Himself and His ways. The means of reconciliation was through the cross.

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!

Colossians 1:19-23

Preached Sunday morning, December 6, 2020 by Brad D Harris

Prairie Oaks Baptist Church
402 Viney Grove Road in Prairie Grove, AR
P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
prairieoaksbaptist.com
on Facebook @prairieoaks


Christ the Image of God



Paul writes to this church to reinforce what they had previously learned of Christ Jesus. He is the perfect Revelation of who God is because He is God in the flesh. God as Creator of all that is or ever has been or will be. Creator of the things that publicly deny Him as Creator. The fullness of God dwells in Him. And He has chosen to reveal Himself through His body, the church, flawed as she is. How shall we live with such a responsibility as this.

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!

Colossians 1:15-18

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

Prairie Oaks Baptist Church
402 Viney Grove Road in Prairie Grove, AR
P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
prairieoaksbaptist.com
on Facebook @prairieoaks


Walk in Will of God



Paul prays that church people in Colossae would know the will of God so that they would walk worthy, fully pleasing to Him. Then Paul proceeds to prayerfully describe what God wills for His people to be walking worthy looks like. It is to realize that we cannot, but He can through us. And to be give thanks for what the Father in Christ has already done for us.

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!

Colossians 1:9-14

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

Prairie Oaks Baptist Church
402 Viney Grove Road in Prairie Grove, AR
P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
prairieoaksbaptist.com
on Facebook @prairieoaks