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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


Sacrificial Gift of Temporary Tomb



Each of the four gospel accounts point out that Joseph of Arimathea risked his reputation, wealth, and future in order to claim the body of Jesus as He was executed upon the cross.  None of the family nor disciples could or would do what Joseph did.  Even more amazing, Joseph had been secretive about His devotion to Jesus until this very public stand.  Let’s explore what prompted Joseph and why this is important, even though it was only temporary.

John 19:38 – 20:18

Preached Sunday morning, April 12, 2020 by Brad D Harris
(technically Saturday afternoon in Bethesda Cemetery)
(pardon the wind noise)

 


He Came on a Donkey



He rode into town on an animal that had never been rode before.  It sounds like a scene from a Western.  But what is the significance of the Hero on a donkey?  And what is the lesson we should take away from the scene that day as they acclaimed Jesus as their anticipated Messiah, then five days later would cry out for His execution?  Perhaps the lesson is closer to the heart than we care to admit.

Zechariah 9:9
Matthew 21:1-11

Preached Sunday morning, April 5, 2020 by Brad D Harris
(in a small room with only a recording device due to covid-19)


Jesus Growing Up



We don’t know many details, and it staggers the imagination.  Jesus was a baby, a toddler, a child, an adolescent, and young adult all before He was publicly revealed again to be the Messiah on the banks of the Jordan River.  And that growing up was vital part of being our Savior, fulfilling righteousness for us leading up to be our sinless Sacrifice.  But this little glimpse into His boyhood has much to teach us.

Jesus grew up.  We should continue to grow up as well.

Luke 2:39-52


Working Together for the Next Generation



The message this week is fast and brief.  We were blessed to hear Bro. Jay Norton from the Gideons International share about the power of God’s Word to transform lives and their ministry to get the Word of God there.  We are thankful to help support that mission, both local and global. 

Sorry, but the audio does not contain Bro. Jay but only contains Bro. Brad briefly sharing the importance of investing our lives to knowing God through His Word and sharing Him to the Next Generation.  In the audio, we left in a prayer from Mason if you can hear it.  He’s a blessing to our church.  And it’s a little reminder why you may not hear the entire Sunday morning worship service.  Brad is recording the audio with his phone in his shirt pocket.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Preached Sunday morning, May 12, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Christ Suffered for us



In this Easter morning message, we focused on the importance of the anguish and suffering our Savior endured even before the agony of the cross had begun.  For in His seeming weakness, He accomplished so much.

This Easter Sunday was another full Sunday in which I hate to say, but you had to be there to appreciate God’s presence that morning.  I am so thankful for the diligence of our people for a wonderful outdoor service at 8:30, breakfast fellowship, and then well-done music in the 11am worship service.  Click on our Facebook link to see pics from the last couple Sundays and more!

Matthew 26:36-46

Preached Sunday morning, April 21, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


A Most Important Question



How you answer that question is revealed by your life.  God looks on the heart for your answer and all of eternity is at stake.  Who do you say that He is?

This Palm Sunday was a full Sunday for us and a smaller portion than normal of the service made it in the audio.  The microphone on my pocket didn’t pick up the great singing from the Eubanks family, much less of the egg hunts, pancake breakfast, and sweet fellowship and small groups.   Click here to find out more about our friends, the Eubanks.  Click on our Facebook link to see pics from Palm Sunday and more!

Matthew 16:13-16

Preached Sunday morning, April 14, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris