Children of God – Lavished with Love



As the song says, to be fully known and fully loved is a gift only God can give.  When we are born again, the LORD also adopts us as His sons and His daughters, to be lavished with unconditional love – a love we did not deserve nor need to try to deserve.  It is ours by unmerited grace.  And as we contemplate that love and grace, especially as embodied in Jesus Christ, we are being transformed into that same image in preparation for that day of completion when we see Him as He is.

1 John 3:1-3

Preached Sunday morning, September 22, 2019 by Brad D Harris


Love the Lord who loved you first



The world can mean different things depending on how it is being used by the writer.  But John and the other apostles saw a “worldly” lifestyle that was inherently ungodly as it ignored God and eternity in order to live for today only.  Jesus had warned them against the dangerous myopia of forgetting what is infinitely important in order to play at what is temporarily in fashion.
Love the Lord who loved you and died in your place even before you knew or loved Him.

1 John 2:15-17

Preached Sunday morning, September 15, 2019 by Brad D Harris


When we feel like giving up.



Elijah was a man who had the same weaknesses as we all do, yet he was also a man of faith used by God in miraculous ways.  But we pause today to examine his humanity so that we might find hope and encouragement from the grace shown him in his time of weakness.

1 Kings 19:1-13

Preached Sunday morning, September 8, 2019 by Brad D Harris


More than words to share the gospel



Paul didn’t have much time with this little church plant, but he quickly fell in love with these people.   As he recounted how the gospel had been shared with them, he gave God the praise for how the gospel was now spreading from them to their neighbors.  And we see how we can share such good news with our neighbors as well.

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Preached Sunday morning, September 1, 2019 by Brad D Harris


Word to the young, strong, and matured



John gives us his reasons for writing this letter to these believers with the mind to instruct and exhort these three groups.   His goal is that the children in the faith will grow stronger and be used by God to make more children in the faith.  That all would grow to maturity in Christ.  We want that for each of us as well.

1 John 2:12-14

Preached Sunday morning, August 25, 2019 by Brad D Harris


Being with God in the Word



While the pastor was on vacation, Gabe Harris came and preached the word for us at Prairie Oaks.  We wanted to share the audio from His message on the importance of daily time with God through His Word.  Please give it a listen as he had many good points that our summary does not cover.

2 Timothy 3:14-17

Preached Sunday morning, August 18, 2019 by Gabe Harris


Fellowship through Forgiveness



John had walked and talked with Jesus for many years, both physically and spiritually after the ascension.  So he knew something about fellowship with the Living God.  And although John was an apostle, he also had experienced how sin troubles the fellowship between people and the Holy God.  So John points us to experience the grace of God.

1 John 1:5 – 2:2

Preached Sunday morning, August 11, 2019 by Pastor Brad Harris


Win Against Sin – Spiritual Warfare



 

We enjoyed having one of our young men present God’s Word to us Sunday evening, Mason McCourt.  Excited to have a part in the development of these godly young men and women through our church.

Mason covered a lot of territory in Scripture but he utilized Ephesians 6 as well as many other passages.  Listen along and be reminded of how our God gives us the victory over sin and the devil.  Christ is the great Conqueror.  I have also included a link to the video he had us watch to conclude his message.

Ephesians 6:10-20

Preached Sunday evening, August 11, 2019 by Mason McCourt

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What Does God Require of us?



Moses was about to exit stage left and among his parting words to the children of Israel were these thoughts of what God really wanted from His chosen people.  The LORD has the authority to make expectations and hold us accountable for them.  How do we measure up to what God wants from us?  What can we do about it?

Deuteronomy 10:12-22

Preached Sunday morning, August 4, 2019 by Pastor Brad Harris


We live for Him who died for us and rose again.



Paul was so committed to Christ because he marveled over the Savior who died and rose again to save a sinner like Paul.  He challenges us as well to live in zealous gratitude to Christ who has made us new, reconciled us to the Father, and has given us a mission of bringing others to Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:14-21

Preached Sunday morning, July 28, 2019 by Pastor Brad Harris