Tag Archives: Matthew

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)

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