Tag Archives: obedience

Rescue from Jericho



The children of Israel are learning how to experience victory in the LORD. Being in right relationship with Him, following His directions for life and warfare, and keeping Him in His right place as leader and in their midst. And as they do, they discover that the LORD uses them to rescue more of His people from the midst of Canaanite Jericho. By the mercy of the LORD, He rescues Rahab and her family from His judgment.

Joshua 6

Taught Resurrection Sunday morning, April 6, 2024 by Brad D Harris

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Be Courageous



It had been forty long years in the wilderness for the children of Israel. Yet there would be apprehension and fear. Moses had died, the Promised Land had scary and mean people in it, and they were not sure they had what it took to succeed. But the LORD reminds the new leader, Joshua, just what true success looks like – relationship with the LORD who will not leave us not forsake us.

Joshua 1:1-9

Taught Sunday morning, March 3, 2024 by Brad D Harris

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A story of Soils



Jesus used stories to reveal insights into the kingdom He was bringing while not judiciously withholding from those who were rejecting the kingdom. And the parable of the seed in the different soils would be explained so that we would have a key to unlocking other parables. How responsive are you to the seeds of word of God that you come across? Time will tell.

Luke 8:1-15

Taught Sunday morning, February 25, 2024 by Brad D Harris

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Take the Cup



God received glory through the Son who received glory from the Father. But in the middle of this is an ugly cross.  And Jesus resolutely accepted the cup of wrath handed to Him.  But being human, Jesus still felt the sorrow and turmoil of making the decision to endure the pain and suffering.  But as our Savior, He did not sin and obeyed the plan of God.  And as our Lord, He calls us to follow Him through the cross to the crown.

John 18:1-11 and Matthew 26:36-42

Taught Sunday morning, October 22, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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More Reasons for Peace



Jesus warns His apostles that trouble is coming that would squeeze the life out of them and try to make them fall away. And that He would not be physically with them as these troubles came. But in His warning, He also gives reasons for hope. They won’t be alone just the same as He wasn’t really alone when His followers fled. Through the Holy Spirit who would indwell them after Jesus departed, they would be equipped to not only can they survive, but they can overcome because Christ overcame through the Spirit. Not only do they have reasons for peace, but Christ gives them joy to the full.

John 16:7-33

Taught Sunday morning, September 17, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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Work of Servant



Have you wondered what of your work will lasts? Maybe all of us have. And often we should re-evaluate if our priorities are of eternal significance. But even seemingly insignificant work can be significant if it is done as to the Lord (Colossians 3:23). And if the Messiah was tempted to doubt the value of His efforts, He trusted that His reward was with the Lord. And His work would reap results to the ends of the earth. And we get to make that more true every day!

(I also included my “singing” of William Willliams’ “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” but don’t feel obligated to listen.)

Isaiah 49:1-6

Taught Sunday morning, July 30, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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Choice of faith



Moses was pointed in direction of faith by his birth parents and their faith. His adoptive family gave him much but when the time came, he knew that Egypt did not offer him eternal life. By reasoned faith, Moses chose to pursue long-term gain and reward even if it cost him short-term pain and loss. He looked to the reward over following fear. And his courageous faith inspired his people to trust God to deliver them through the Red Sea.

Hebrews 11:23-29

Taught Sunday morning, June 18, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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Noah found grace



Noah found grace

Noah sought God while living in a world that ignored God at best and defied God more often than not. And by his faith, Noah found grace in God’s sight. And God rewards those who seek Him. The LORD showed Noah the coming judgment and the plan for salvation from the condemnation. Noah by faith, trusted and obeyed the plan of God and rescued himself and his household from the judgment against sin.

Hebrews 11:6-7 and Genesis 6:8-9

Taught Sunday morning, June 4, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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What is your sacrifice?



Honoring Jephthah’s daughter for her faith in God and her selfless sacrifice of her future and even her own self. And by doing so, she points to One even greater who also sacrificed Himself to honor His Father’s promises and will by laying down His life thoughtfully and completely.

Judges 11:28-40

Taught Sunday morning, May 14, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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Sin Shall Not Reign



We resume our study through Paul’s letter to the Roman church with a challenge – who reigns over your life? Who is the Master that we obey? It is one thing to say Jesus is Lord, but do our words and actions reflect that? We are to surrender every part of our body to His way of life or we reveal that sin reigns there instead.

Romans 5:20 – 6:14

Taught Sunday morning, April 23, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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