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Faithful to Obey – Ananias



Saul of Tarsus was wreaking havoc in persecuting the followers of Christ Jesus. And Jesus takes it personally. But rather than condemn and destroy this enemy, He loves Saul and rescues him from hurting himself more. And sends Ananias to show Christ’s love to this former enemy turned repentant sinner. And foretells that Jesus will turn the world upside down with this chosen vessel.

Acts 9:1-22

Taught Sunday morning, May 15, 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!


Faithful through Persecution



Stephen was a faithful witness, even through opposition, persecution, and death.  But the seeds of the gospel that he had sown in his death did not produce immediate fruit.  Instead, a chief persecutor arose who wreaked havoc on the church, scattering them from Jerusalem.  Why would God allow this to happen to His infant church?  Instead, Jesus prepared His followers for this eventuality, knowing that what the world had done to Him, the world would do to His followers.  And He prepared His followers with great promises that His faithfulness would empower them to be faithful.

Acts 7:55 – 8:3

Taught Sunday morning, May 1, 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!


Pentecost Communion



Jesus promised that His people would be empowered to be His witnesses in word and action.  The Holy Spirit began to answer that promise on the Day of Pentecost, fifty days after the Resurrection.  Peter uses the occasion to proclaim Christ, crucified and risen, and forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus’s name.  That reconciliation brings about fellowship both between God and humanity and among people.

Acts 2

Taught Sunday morning, April 10, 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!


Love Your Neighbor



Jesus summed up all the Law and Prophets into two commands: Love God and love your neighbor (Matt 22:35-40). And for some reason, this can be more convicting than the individual commands He gave at Sinai. And the last few months and especially the last week has revealed in town hall meetings that even Christians fail miserably with the command to love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 5:43-48

Taught Sunday morning, August 15, 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!


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

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!


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

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!


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


Hallmarks of True Church



We had a special guest from the Association of Baptist Students, our college ministry at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Stuart Estes is the new Ministry Team Leader at The Hedge at ABS. You will hear an introduction about him as well as news from this important missionary endeavour. Then he preached the Word of God to us from the book of Acts on the hallmarks or distinctions of a true church.  Plus a nice surprise on the end of the audio.

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!

Acts 2:41-47

Preached Sunday morning, August 30, 2020 by Stuart Estes

Ministry Team Leader
Association of Baptist Students
1005 W. Clinton Drive
Fayetteville, AR
www.absua.org
on Facebook @thehedge.uark

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


Blessed in Christ



While the pastor was off, we had a technical malfunction and did not record our guest speaker.  Our apologies, Bro. Allen.  But the last time the preacher was gone back in August, Bro. Gabe Harris came and preached the word for us at Prairie Oaks, twice in one day.  We posted the morning message back then.  This week we are including Gabe’s verse-by-verse exposition from Ephesians 1 that he preached to our evening congregation.

Ephesians 1 is a powerful passage of Scripture that we do well to ponder upon often as Paul condenses what Christ accomplished for each of us who are in Christ.  And Gabe does a great job of revealing the glory that Paul packed into this letter.

Ephesians 1

Preached Sunday evening, August 18, 2019 by Gabe Harris


Christ is Faithful



Our series in Revelation comes to its conclusion this week.  But we discover that last message is a very sobering reminder that we as individuals as well as churches can get far away from what we were created to be.  Yet even in the midst of correction from the Faithful and True Witness, Christ is Faithful to His wayward saints in love and righteousness.  He invites and even disciplines us back into fellowship with Him.  Jesus is the good news.
This is the last in a seven-part sermon series on church revitalization.

I added a short intro before the audio of the sermon audio begins.   Let me know in the comments what you think.

Revelation 3:14-22

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