Category Archives: Sermon

Son of David, Have Mercy



David is pretty heroic in Sunday School stories, pretty cringe-worthy at other points in his life. Yet God made a BIG promise to David that people are still talking about it in eternity. God would establish a “house” for David so that the Son of David would establish a “house” for God and be established in God’s kingdom forever. With all the talk about “seed” and “forever” it makes you wonder how anyone got confused about this covenant ever being about a temple in Jerusalem. It is so much bigger than that.

1 Chronicles 17:1-15

Taught Sunday morning, December 4, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Greater than Moses



Moses is kinda a big deal. God Himself called Moses a faithful servant and called him a friend that God spoke to face to face. When everyone else shrank away in fear, Moses answered the call of God to come into the fire to come closer to God. Could anyone ever measure up to being a prophet like Moses? God said there would be. Only the Messiah Himself could measure up and exceed the standard set by Moses. Let’s see a few ways that’s possible.

Deuteronomy 18:15-19

Taught Sunday morning, November 27, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Looking for a Star



Balaam was a famous seer and influential man among the gods. But something out of his ordinary happened when he accepted the task of trying to curse the chosen people of the LORD. He could not curse but was forced to utter blessing. And he saw a future King who would change the world of the Gentiles. And wise men began watching for the sign of this coming King – the Star.

Numbers 24:15-19

Taught Sunday morning, November 20, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Promise to Abraham



We continue our series following just some of the many promises by God that build up the anticipation for the Messiah’s arrival in the incarnation that we know as Christmas.  And the covenant promises that the LORD made to Abram (later Abraham) are pivotal in that understanding.  The Messiah as a descendant of Abraham will bless all of the scattered families and tribes of the earth with the opportunity to know the LORD God and be reconciled to Him.

Genesis 11:27 – 12:7

Taught Sunday morning, November 13, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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In the Beginning…



There is so much joy at the announcement and birth of Jesus the Messiah. The anticipation had built for so long with promises made and symbolic teasers revealed. We want to spend a couple weeks letting the excitement build as we approach this Christmas. And the beginning of the story is the beginning of it all – Genesis.

Genesis 1-3

Taught Sunday morning, November 6, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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I’d Rather Have Jesus



Podcast Title - I'd Rather Have Jesus

“The eyes of the LORD run to and fro over the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of them whose heart is loyal toward Him.” God is looking for opportunities to do great things. Unfortunately the problem is on our end. We are missing out on His answers to prayer by not asking or by not believing fully in Him. Let us lean wholly on His everlasting arms.
May I suggest listening to George Beverly Shea sing, “I’d Rather Have Jesus” first?

2 Chronicles 16:9

Taught Sunday morning, October 30, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Faithful to Pray



Jesus used the story of a self-serving judge and a persistent widow to teach His disciples how much better God the Father is at answering prayer. But will we trust that He hears and answers our prayers in His good timing? Will we be found faithful when He comes?

Luke 18:1-8

Taught Sunday morning, October 23, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Don’t Just Stand



We enjoyed having Jake and his family share with us their testimony of God’s faithfulness and their mission project in the other “battlefield town.”  Plus he preaches to us of the importance of Standing Firm and not falling away in challenging times.  But the Word of God calls us to more than standing, we need to be contributing to the kingdom of God.

Luke 19:11-27

Taught Sunday morning, October 16, 2022 by Jake McCandless

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A Sower, Seeds, and Soils



Jesus uses stories to whet the appetite of those in the crowd who want to know more, knowing that most in the crowd are not there for the teaching. But the stories pack a lot of truth that His faithful disciples ask to understand better. So Jesus explains this parable to them so they can know how to understand other parables He used. Let’s walk through this story to see how we measure up as soil for growing a Christian.

Mark 4:1-20

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

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Glory in the Cross



The centerpiece of Paul’s life was shameful in the eyes of the Roman and Jewish world – the cross of Jesus. But throughout his letter to the churches of Galatia, Paul has insisted that the cross is the most important part of our theology as Christians and more. The cross is our only standing against our past before a holy and righteous God. The cross is our only hope in this present life. The cross secures our claim in the new creation of eternity future.

Galatians 6:14-18

Taught Sunday morning, October 2, 2022 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 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!