Category Archives: Sermon

Lose All to Gain All



We were privileged to have Jo from Thailand preach the word of God for us after sharing about his work in Bangkok.  His message was from Matthew 13:44-46 and includes the stirring story of Jim Eliot.  What is your treasure?  Are you willing to lose all in order to gain the treasure of Christ?

Matthew 13:44-46

Taught Sunday morning, May 30, 2021 by Bro. Jo of Thailand

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!


Jesus is our Sabbath



The Sabbath reminds us of the Creation Ideal. The Sabbath reminds us of our redemption. The Sabbath reminds us of the Eternal Hope. The Sabbath is fulfilled in Christ Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath. The pastor of Hebrews challenges his readers to not miss out on this opportunity to participate by faith in God’s gift of rest in Jesus Christ. There is no other rest.  Not today.  Not for eternity.

Hebrews 4:1-10

Taught Sunday morning, July 18, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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!


Jesus and the Sabbath



The LORD set the pattern from the beginning of creation. The LORD applied it as He gave them manna in the wilderness. Six days of usual work. Seventh day was for rest and time with God. But after generations of ignoring the Sabbath, the LORD exiled them from the promised land. When the children of Israel returned, the Pharisees educated and enforced the Sabbath rules they had made to protect the command. Jesus came and said they missed the point. The Sabbath was made for man, not vice versa.

Exodus 20:8-11 and Mark 2:23-28

Taught Sunday morning, July 11, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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!


God Comes First



We start our series on the 10 Commandments. And the first commands are that God comes first, in everything. First in our allegiance, loyalty, and love – God has liberated His people to be their Protection, Provider, and Guide. And nothing else (money, person, ideology, nor state) can do what He has already done. Thus He deserves no competition for our attention.

Exodus 20:1-7

Taught Sunday morning, July 4, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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!


A Holy Nation



The LORD rescued the children of Israel from slavery and darkness. But that rescue was to bring them into relationship with the Living God. People need protection, provision, and guidance, and the LORD would provide that in order to bless them. And His blessing would include making them His own special people who would reveal Him to the nations around them as a kingdom of priests. This pattern is repeated through Christ in the new covenant. Christians are to be a peculiar people from all nations to be a holy nation and a kingdom of priests, serving God.

Exodus 19:1-9 and 1 Peter 2:9-10

Taught Sunday morning, June 27, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Men of Integrity



We revisit Exodus and the conversations between Moses and his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. Moses is overwhelmed with the responsibility of teaching and judging among the people of Israel. And his father-in-law wisely looks into the matter, asking timely questions, and perceptively counsels Moses, strengthening his relationship with God and as well letting God use others to share the load for Moses.  But they must be men of integrity.

Exodus 18:14-27

Taught Sunday morning, June 20, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Trail of the Tree of Life



Genesis sets the foundation for understanding the rest of the storyline of the Bible, in particular the first few chapters.   The Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil play a significant role throughout that storyline of the Scriptures, but we may not always recognize it when we see it.

Scriptures that I read or reference include… Genesis 2:7-9, 15-17; John 17:3; Genesis 3:22-24; Exodus 3:2; Deuteronomy 21:22-23; Psalm 1:1-3; Jeremiah 17:7-8; 1 Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53; Galatians 3:13; Revelation 2:7; Ezekiel 47:1-12; Revelation 22:14.
There are other Scriptures that develop these ideas, can you find others? 😉

Taught Sunday morning, June 13, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Continue Steadfastly



Peter spoke to the crowd in Jerusalem that gathered to discover the meaning of the wind and fire. His message was that the Messiah whom they had crucified had risen from the dead (as promised by God) and now ascended to the right hand of the Father in triumph. Now was the time to repent and believe the testimony. Many chose to do just that, proclaiming their faith in the Messiah with baptism. But louder still was their changed life. Steadfastly, they continued to learn from the apostles and in fellowship with the believers. They ate together and prayed together.

Acts 2:44-46

Taught Sunday morning, June 6, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Messiah in Psalms



David was a prophet in that the Spirit revealed things about David’s superlative descendant as David wrote his poetry for the Psalter.  The psalms are rich in messages about the Messiah.  Psalm 110 stands above many in the mysteries it reveals about the coming King and Priest and Judge.  We spend a few minutes unpacking the treasurers of Jesus placed within Psalm 110.

Psalm 110:1-7

Taught Saturday afternoon, May 29, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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!

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402 Viney Grove Road in Prairie Grove, AR
P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
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Testify of Jesus



The Jewish holiday of Pentecost celebrated the harvest that was started at Passover and Feast of Firstfruits. And the crowd at this festival heard the sound of a tornado and flames of fire followed by the praises of God in languages beyond Judea and Galilee. The followers of Jesus used the opportunity to obey His command to be witnesses to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Listen in as Peter gives the keynote message – Repent and be baptized.

Acts 2:22-39

Preached Sunday morning, May 23, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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!

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