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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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Water from the Rock



The LORD is remarkably patient with His new nation of Israelites. Although they have not done well with the previous exams, the third exam asks about if they will heed their thirst or trust. He patient, even though, once again, they choose contention instead of contentment. It is a test they will face again in the wilderness (Numbers 20). And it is one we face more than we realize. Will we choose to hallow His name with honor or will we defame His grace with doubt?

Exodus 17:1-7 and Numbers 20:1-13

Preached Sunday morning, April 25, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Bread of Life



Within a month of their miraculous deliverance from Egypt followed by the Red Sea crossing, the children of Israel are having second thoughts on having left their slavery. Their food ran out. But the LORD allowed them to hunger in order to test them and feed them in His own miraculous way. But the manna from heaven was only a physical symbol of a spiritual reality that we all need to learn. Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from God.

Exodus 16:1-7 and Deuteronomy 8:2-3

Preached Sunday morning, April 18, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
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Bitterness Healed



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Bitterness or Blessing. Will we have the faith to turn from our fear and seek God’s provision. The LORD will lead us often times through the wilderness badlands in order that we won’t be distracted from our relationship with Him. But as we see in our story today, God is leading us to places of refreshment if we will follow Him.

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Exodus 15:22-27

Preached Sunday morning, April 11, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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The Showdown Begins



Moses and Aaron will represent the LORD in His plan to make the Egyptians know that the LORD is God, even in Egypt. And Pharaoh’s stubborn resistance will cooperate in giving God Almighty more opportunity to show Himself stronger than all the gods of Egypt, including Pharaoh himself.

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Exodus 7:1-13

Preached Sunday morning, March 14, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
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Moses Shares Good News



Moses is recruited by God Almighty for the deliverance of the children of Israel. First recruit by Moses is his brother Aaron and together they mobilize the elders of Israel to believe that the LORD is about to rescue them. But their first encounter with Pharaoh leaves much to be desired. In fact, the king of Egypt has made things worse for the nation of slaves, just as the LORD had forewarned would happen. But God is neither surprised nor hampered by the rebellion of men.

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Exodus 4:27 – 5:4

Preached Sunday morning, March 7, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Set Apart for Glory



Romans 8 has so much going on that we don’t do it justice. The glorification of the believer in Christ Jesus is so much more than we can do justice. But we examine where Romans 8 touches on our culminating gift of salvation, where we are freed from the presence of sin on the other side of death. And how all of creation eagerly anticipates that revelation.

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Romans 8, 1 Corinthians 15, Revelation 21-22 and more.

Preached Sunday morning, January 17, 2021 by Brad D Harris

Prairie Oaks Baptist Church
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P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
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Wise to ask for wisdom



Wisdom series applied.  Our wisdom series moves from David to Solomon, the man famous for wisdom.
Arguably, the smartest thing Solomon ever did was ask for wisdom. So we will spend a few minutes seeing what attitudes and thoughts led up to Solomon’s famous request for wisdom from God that changed his world.

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!

1 Kings 3

Preached Sunday morning, October 25, 2020 by Brad D Harris

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P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
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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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P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
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By faith, they persevered.



The writer of Hebrews is giving us an avalanche of examples of commendable faith in the build up to grand finale. We need to see three big lessons from all these examples. One, for all of us, faith is occasionally mixed with failure. Do not let failure define your faith, but trust in God to redeem the failure. Two, faith sometimes brings victory on earth. Other times, faith shows the value of heaven when victory is harder to find. And three, we have greater opportunity to be heroes of faith in the new covenant than these Old Testament examples did.

Hebrews 11:32-40

Preached Sunday morning, August 9, 2020 by Brad D Harris