Tag Archives: Paul

Saved Once and For All



The conclusion to our series reminds us that the hope of our salvation lies not within our work but in the work of the better High Priest, Jesus Christ.  With a better righteousness and better sacrifice, He has entered the better tabernacle in heaven to make a better salvation for us, even now interceding on our behalf at the right hand of the Father.
This is the fourth in a multi-part sermon series on spiritual growth and perseverance

Hebrews 7:24 – 8:2

Preached Sunday morning, October 27, 2019 by Brad D Harris


More than words to share the gospel



Paul didn’t have much time with this little church plant, but he quickly fell in love with these people.   As he recounted how the gospel had been shared with them, he gave God the praise for how the gospel was now spreading from them to their neighbors.  And we see how we can share such good news with our neighbors as well.

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Preached Sunday morning, September 1, 2019 by Brad D Harris


Being with God in the Word



While the pastor was on vacation, Gabe Harris came and preached the word for us at Prairie Oaks.  We wanted to share the audio from His message on the importance of daily time with God through His Word.  Please give it a listen as he had many good points that our summary does not cover.

2 Timothy 3:14-17

Preached Sunday morning, August 18, 2019 by Gabe Harris


We live for Him who died for us and rose again.



Paul was so committed to Christ because he marveled over the Savior who died and rose again to save a sinner like Paul.  He challenges us as well to live in zealous gratitude to Christ who has made us new, reconciled us to the Father, and has given us a mission of bringing others to Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:14-21

Preached Sunday morning, July 28, 2019 by Pastor Brad Harris


Christ strengthens us



image from the Bible App and Church Motion Graphics Inc.This is such a wonderful verse that concisely gives us His promise to help us … to do what exactly?  We unpack that question as we see in Scripture God’s promise to help us through faith in Christ, focusing on Christ, that there is fruit in Christ to whom be all the glory.

Philippians 4:13

Preached Sunday morning, June 30, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Contentment and Generosity



The apostle Paul was thankful for the generosity of the church in Philippi toward his ministry, but perhaps not why you would think.  He was not concerned about having his needs met, Christ did that even if Paul lacked many things we consider necessities.  Rather he thanked God that their generosity was fruit of Christ working in them and through them as a part of their worship.  Paul saw that contentment in Christ fueled generosity for Christ.

Philippians 4:10 – 19

Preached Sunday morning, June 23, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


What are you thinking?



Part two of a two-part series on “You Are What You Think.”  The apostle Paul tackles the two most important conversations – the first is with God and the second is with ourselves.  That internal dialogue in our heads and hearts has tremendous influence over us.  Thus the Spirit says to no longer be passive in following your thoughts but to redirect and lead those thoughts toward virtues.  And to do those things.

Philippians 4:6 – 9

Preached Sunday morning, June 16, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Peace of Mind from the God of Peace



Part one of a two-part series on “You Are What You Think.”  The apostle Paul challenges our inner dialogue to choose between worry or peace.  And that is a challenge for some of us.  But God also equips us with reasons to trust Him in spite of the appearances of the circumstances around us.  The Holy Spirit knows how to give us His peace that is better.

Philippians 4:6 – 9

Preached Sunday morning, June 9, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Press Forward to the End



Single-minded focus and laser intensity are the impressions we get of the apostle Paul from his letters and the glimpses we get from Luke’s account in the book of Acts.  Yet Paul is convinced that each follower of Christ should whole-heartedly pursue a closer fellowship with Christ each day.  We should strive always forward with Jesus.

Philippians 3:7 – 14

Preached Sunday morning, June 2, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Prayer of Thanks for his friends



Tough and passionate, yet the apostle Paul stopped to write thank you notes to those wonderful friends who financially supported his ministry.  And we benefit from that gratitude with the wonderful letter to the church in Philippi.  We take a Sunday to appreciate his gratitude and learn more about prayers of thanksgiving.

Philippians 1:3-11

Preached Sunday morning, May 5, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris