Tag Archives: Love

Prince of Peace is Lord



If we have peace with God from being reconciled through Christ, we can experience the peace of God from living in the Spirit of God. With the Spirit of God within us, we can experience peace within the body of Christ. No longer just peacekeepers, but we are to be peace-makers – loving one another in concrete ways of grace, mercy, forgiveness, submission, and honor. It radically changes how we live and how we selflessly interact with the world today in light of our eternal home in Christ.

Colossians 3:12-17

Taught Sunday morning, January 1, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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Liberty to Love



The apostle Paul has concluded his defense of the gospel. Christ has set us free from the regulations of the Law from Sinai. He does not want the Galatian believers putting themselves under bondage to those laws at the expense of grace. Yet he also does not want them using their liberty to indulge sinful desires either. Rather, this liberty is given so that we may be like Christ and love others. Love fulfills the law of Christ.

Galatians 5:13-16

Taught Sunday morning, August 7, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Faithful to Show Love



Saul of Tarsus started a persecution that scattered the believers from Jerusalem to parts far beyond traditional Jewish lands. God prepares the apostle Peter to reach a few Gentiles so that the church in Jerusalem is prepared to receive Gentiles without the law of Moses to unite them. Instead, it will be the law of Christ that unites His kingdom. And that is shown here through Barnabas, first to Saul then to Gentiles in Antioch.

Acts 11

Taught Sunday morning, May 22, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Forgiven for Relationship



If the LORD did a countdown of our sins, who would be safe? But instead, the LORD offers forgiveness, desiring to be reconciled to sinners. And as sinners consider the means by which a holy, righteous God punished sin and brought mercy to sinners, we grow in fear and reverence toward such a wise, loving, and faithful God. The LORD brought together justice and mercy at the cross of Jesus Christ, His Son.

Psalm 130

Taught Sunday morning, February 20, 2022 (2-20-2022) by Brad D Harris

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God Thinks About You



If our thoughts that we think shape our life, what kind of thoughts are you thinking? Have you thought about your thoughts? Do you think someone else is thinking of you? God is thinking of you. And David began thinking about what God thinks of him and the product of that thinking is Psalm 139. Let’s think about what God thinks of you.

Psalm 139

Taught Sunday morning, February 13, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Bronze Serpent and Jesus



What would be an obscure story from the Israelites journey through the wilderness is used by Jesus to teach Nicodemus about Himself and the offer of eternal life. Jesus will be lifted up (like the bronze serpent) and those who look to Him in faith will find better than healing from deadly snake venom. They will be saved from sin and eternal perishing.

Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:13-21

Taught Sunday morning, November 14, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Necessary for Obedience



Jesus beautifully illustrated the command to love one’s neighbor with the story of the Good Samaritan, where someone who had no reason to show compassion to a hurting person went above and beyond to help.  But how can one have that kind of love for another?  The following episode that Luke reports shows that Jesus answers that question for Mary and Martha.  The most needful thing is to sit at the feet of Jesus to learn of His love.

Luke 10:25-42

Taught Sunday morning, September 26, 2021 by Stuart Estes
Ministry Team Leader at Association of Baptist Students

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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

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Beloved to Love



John was transformed from the “son of thunder” to the apostle of love by his experiences with Christ and lifelong fellowship with God through the Holy Spirit. He challenges us to abide more deeply with the God who manifested His love at the cross so that we might love those whom He loves so sacrificially. Let us love one another.

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1 John 4:7-12

Audio of video recorded for Sunday morning, February 14, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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God asks for relationship.



The teacher asked one question of the Greatest Teacher. What is the greatest commandment that God gave us? Jesus gives him two commands that go well beyond obedience. The commands are invitation to relationship with the Eternal Holy God Almighty. And in relationship with Him, God challenges us to join Him in His pursuit of love relationship with others.

I included more of the audio from the worship service just to give you a glimpse of our time on a Sunday morning.  I record the podcast through a microphone I wear, hence the reason you hear me better than those who pray or lead singing.  But we love all these parts of our worship service.

Mark 12:28-34

Preached Sunday morning, August 23, 2020 by Brad D Harris