Tag Archives: Matthew

Three gifts reveal the Greatest Gift



There’s more going on in the Christmas carol “We Three Kings” than the title.  We find that if we listen to the message woven throughout the carol that we can learn much about the Child in Bethlehem.  The wise men traversed so far to behold Him and rejoiced to worship Him, giving such valuable gifts.  Indeed the Greatest Gift is the King, God, and Sacrifice revealed throughout the song and, more importantly, in Scripture.

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Matthew 2:1-11
Revelation 5:1-10

Preached Sunday morning, December 22, 2019 by 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


When the answer is silence…



A desperate woman asks but does not receive her request, even after asking repeated times.  Yet the trying of her faith reveals a greater persistence and trust than what would have been revealed with an immediate answer.  “Great is your faith,” the Master replies to a woman who would not give up.  Would you?

Matthew 15:21-28

Preached Sunday morning, April 7, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Pray to the Lord for Laborers



Jesus gives compassion to the lost and needy, in particular those who recognize their need.  But His compassion exceeds the time and place that the Son of Man occupies.  Thus He answers His own prayer by sending laborers to bring His compassion to others.

Matthew 9:35 – 10:4

Preached Sunday morning, March 31, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Grace found Matthew



In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warned that most will not find the narrow gate that leads to eternal life.  But showing unmerited favor, Jesus found Matthew when Matthew was not seeking Him.  And after Jesus rescued him, Matthew sought to bring others to His Savior.

Matthew 7:13-14 and Matthew 9:9-13

Preached Sunday morning, March 24, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Authority of Christ



In the Sermon on the Mount, the Way of the King has been made clear by Jesus of Nazareth.
But what authority does this Man of humble circumstances have to claim to be King and Judge with all Authority.  Matthew retells the evidence for the Authority of Christ.

Matthew 7:28 – 9:8

Preached Sunday morning, March 17, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Two choices, One Judge



The One Judge over all mankind warns us that we each will face two choices with our life, but only one choice is the way of the King and to eternal life.  We would be wise if we followed his word to the preferred destination.

Matthew 7:13-27

Preached Sunday morning, March 10, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Who can judge?



We had some winter weather that kept some people safe at home.  But as you will hear, we are in no place to judge.  Only God knows hearts. Christ is the most competent Judge.  But if you want to hear some of what you missed…

Matthew 7:1-12

Preached Sunday morning, March 3, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Pure in Heart – Kingdom Priority



It’s a complicated relationship with possessions but the Teacher King beckons us to seek His kingdom as our first priority and our possessions will fall into their proper place.
(Our apologies, Brad’s voice sounds rough due to a lingering cold)

Matthew 6:19-34

Preached Sunday morning, February 24, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris