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The Righteous by Faith Shall Live



Paul writes to the church in Rome to introduce himself. And to know Paul is to know his passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ. So this lengthy letter from the apostle is more about the salvation message than the messenger himself. And his thesis statement is that Jesus has provided righteousness to all sinners who believe Him.

Romans 1:8-17

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

We hope that this online service has blessed you.  It is funded by the generous participants of Prairie Oaks Baptist Church.  If you would like to contribute to Prairie Oaks and their audio ministry, we have a donation page so that you can securely give online to help this ministry.  Thank you for listening and prayerfully supporting us.  I hope we continue to further you in your journey with Christ!


The Gospel of Christmas



Christmas wouldn’t mean as much if it weren’t for the Resurrection. The Resurrection proved that this descendant of David was (and is) indeed the unique Son of God with power and holiness. And we have been commissioned to share that good news of His unmerited favor and rescue with the nations.

Romans 1:1-7

Taught Sunday morning, December 25, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Glory in the Cross



The centerpiece of Paul’s life was shameful in the eyes of the Roman and Jewish world – the cross of Jesus. But throughout his letter to the churches of Galatia, Paul has insisted that the cross is the most important part of our theology as Christians and more. The cross is our only standing against our past before a holy and righteous God. The cross is our only hope in this present life. The cross secures our claim in the new creation of eternity future.

Galatians 6:14-18

Taught Sunday morning, October 2, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Living Transformed



Living Transformed

The Holy Spirit through the apostle Paul gives impossible commands that are beyond what is humanly possible for us fallen creatures to obey.  But God doesn’t just command the impossible.  He gives us His Holy Spirit to dwell within us and to transform us more into the image of the perfect Man, Jesus Christ.  Thus this teaching begins with instructions to be filled with the Spirit to walk in obedience with Him.  Then our lives will be different and the hope of the gospel will be revealed.

Our missionary to the University of Arkansas campus, Stuart Estes, was with us today to share about our college ministry and preach the Word of God to us.

Ephesians 5:10 – 6:9

Taught Sunday morning, September 25, 2022 by Stuart Estes

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Do you know what you are sowing?



We are sowing our money, time, and energy into something constantly. And we will reap what we sow those resources into. How much of it will be of eternal worth? And how much of it will be regrettable later? We need to think about investing some of our money, time, and energy into things that are everlasting – God and souls.

Galatians 6:6-10

Taught Sunday morning, September 18, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Fruit of Holy Spirit



In contrast to the works of the sinful fleshly nature, abiding in Christ through walking in the Spirit produces fruit that is consistent with God’s character and modeled by Christ. We choose whether to crucify the old nature and walk in the Spirit, but it is the Holy Spirit that produces the fruit.

Galatians 5:22-26

Taught Sunday morning, September 4, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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From the ears to the Mouth



Now that our heart spoke through our mouth of our faith in Lord Jesus, now we are all sent with beautiful feet to tell others to hear of the good news of Jesus the Messiah so that they too can believe in their heart and confess with their mouth of their trust in Lord Jesus. And as we tell those in our circle of influence, we help send others to go beyond our circle to around the area and around the world.
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Romans 10:8-15

Recorded Saturday evening, August 27, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Fruit of the Sin Nature



Paul’s letter gives a scary warning. The sinful nature, the “flesh” is in warfare with the Spirit for the heart and mind of the believer. We must choose which desires we will pursue. Paul warns that this list of bad behaviors and attitudes (not comprehensive) are incompatible with God’s Holy Spirit nor His kingdom. And while they may be a part of our past, we need to leave them in the past based on what our future holds and Who holds us (see also 1 Corinthians 6)

Galatians 5:16-21

Taught Sunday morning, August 14, 2022 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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Inherit with Christ



The gospel is for all people: Jews and Gentiles of all ethnicities, all economic classes, both men and women. We are all equally sinners, and we are equally adopted into the family of God through Christ, receiving an equal salvation. The fullness of time has come, God sent forth His Son that we might receive the adoption into the family of God.  And as adopted “sons” we receive the inheritance in Christ!

Galatians 3:26 – 4:7

Taught Sunday morning, July 24, 2022 by Brad D Harris

We hope that this online service has blessed you.  It is funded by the generous participants of Prairie Oaks Baptist Church.  If you would like to contribute to Prairie Oaks and their audio ministry, we have a donation page so that you can securely give online to help this ministry.  Thank you for listening and prayerfully supporting us.  I hope we continue to further you in your journey with Christ!