Tag Archives: endurance

Generations with God



The focus in previous section was on Abraham and Sarah being on journey of faith in life. This section focuses on their passing the faith to next generation before dying. Death was not what mattered. Being faithful through death is what mattered. Believing in the resurrection is what mattered. And preparing the next generation of faith is what mattered.

Hebrews 11:17-22

Preached Sunday morning, July 19, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Just Live by Faith



The confidence given to us by the superiority of Jesus Christ, in Whom we trust, is to valuable to let doubts and discouragement take its place.  Steadfast faithfulness has its reward and is commended by God with righteousness.  Let us persevere like the other redeemed sinners who have gone before us.

Hebrews 10:35 – 11:2

Preached Sunday morning, June 28, 2020 by Brad D Harris


The Father guides in the desert



Why does God allow the hard times in our lives?  Does He have a purpose for those dry, challenging circumstances we face?  Moses reminds the children of Israel and us that like a good Father, God brings us through the desert wilderness to test us and prepare us for greater victories ahead, if we will learn the lessons of the wilderness.

Deuteronomy 8

Preached Sunday morning, June 21, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Psalm 91 – God our Refuge



The psalmist reminds us in Psalm 91 that we have no refuge like our God.  He is security when disease threatens and danger approaches.  The LORD may allow us to see the danger.  But when we cry out to Him, He is faithful to His promises to provide for His children.  Thank you, Jesus!

Psalm 91

Preached Sunday morning, May 10, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Tying up loose ends



John wrote his gospel account after the other three and added details pertinent to His purpose – “that we might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31).  But then he added an epilogue to tie up some loose ends from his narrative.  And it turns out that Peter is not the only loose end, so are we.

John 21:1-24

Preached Sunday morning, April 19, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Resurrection Hope



We have a reason for confidence and hope.  Christ has risen from the grave, it’s a historical fact.  And facts have consequences.   And when we anchor or life to facts like the resurrection, it changes how we live.  And in the midst of fear and uncertainty around s and maybe within us, the resurrection of Christ gives us a reason for confidence and hope.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 11

Preached Sunday morning, March 22, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Steadfast in the Faithful God



Growing in wisdom.  James challenged his readers and us to call out to God for wisdom right after telling them to rejoice in tribulation for the endurance it produces in the believer’s life.  No coincidence.  James had seen in the life of Jesus that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.  And wisdom is to trust God even when the challenges of our life don’t make sense.  And Christ sustains us when we seek to trust Him above trusting our reasoning.

Luke 2:52 and James 1:2-8

Preached Sunday morning, January 12, 2020 by Brad D 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


Christ opens the door…



Ever feel like that there are so many obstacles and closed doors slammed in your face?  What is one to do?  The little church in Philadelphia was feeling weak and excluded.  But Christ reminded them that He had opened the most important door unto them, the one into heaven!  And they would enter that door victorious as they remained faithful in spite of their weakness.  In weakness is where the Lord’s strength is glorified.
This is the sixth in a seven-part sermon series on church revitalization.

I also included a testimony that the audio is difficult to hear (just a minute or so into the message) but if you can hear it, it’s a blessing.

Revelation 3:7-13

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


Faithful though Few



While it is important to have a good reputation, it is infinitely more important to have a good evaluation by the Judge of all the earth, Jesus Christ.  The church is Sardis had the reputation, but their evaluation from the Lord was that they were dead and dying.  Few were alive in Christ and faithful but even those parts were dying and needed rekindled.  Yet the Savior brings the dead back to life, if only they will repent.  What does the Spirit say to us?
This is the fifth in a seven-part sermon series on church revitalization.

Revelation 3:1-6

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