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Looking unto Jesus



As both our example of faith and the object of our faith, Jesus stands as the climax of Hebrews 11 and its list of heroes. Thus let us run the course set before us with endurance. There are hindrances to be set aside. There will be hostility from opposition. But looking unto Jesus, we see Him on the other side of those sacrifices and seated at the right hand of God. Let’s Go!

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Hebrews 12:1-3

Preached Sunday morning, August 16, 2020 by Brad D Harris

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Humanity made in Image of God



God made the first humans to be His representatives (image-bearers) within the material creation.  They went rogue and broke the system and we all descend from that catastrophe.  Yet God still loves His fallen image-bearers and is redeeming them and repairing them through the perfect Image of God, Jesus Christ.

Psalm 8 and Psalm 139

Preached Sunday morning, June 14, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Song of Giving Thanks



Regardless of how we may feel, the truth is unchangeable.  And God is unchangeable and always worthy of praise.  We always have reason to give thanks.  Psalm 100 helps us see why.   We belong to One who is always good and has everlasting mercy.

Psalm 100

Preached Sunday morning, May 17, 2020 by Brad D Harris


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