Tag Archives: Peter

Faithful to Pray



Persecution begins again for the church in Jerusalem. And this time, the first of the apostles is executed for his testimony of Jesus. And Peter is arrested and scheduled to be executed next. The church does not give up on praying to God. God answers prayers. He brought James home to be with him, a faithful witness. God delivered Peter from prison, in a way unexpected by the prayer meeting at Mary’s house. Don’t give up on praying to our Father. But trust the results to Him.

Acts 12:1-19 and Philippians 4:6-7 and 1 Peter 5:7

Taught Sunday morning, May 29, 2022 by Brad D Harris
(forgive the weak audio)

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Love Your Neighbor



Jesus summed up all the Law and Prophets into two commands: Love God and love your neighbor (Matt 22:35-40). And for some reason, this can be more convicting than the individual commands He gave at Sinai. And the last few months and especially the last week has revealed in town hall meetings that even Christians fail miserably with the command to love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 5:43-48

Taught Sunday morning, August 15, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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A Holy Nation



The LORD rescued the children of Israel from slavery and darkness. But that rescue was to bring them into relationship with the Living God. People need protection, provision, and guidance, and the LORD would provide that in order to bless them. And His blessing would include making them His own special people who would reveal Him to the nations around them as a kingdom of priests. This pattern is repeated through Christ in the new covenant. Christians are to be a peculiar people from all nations to be a holy nation and a kingdom of priests, serving God.

Exodus 19:1-9 and 1 Peter 2:9-10

Taught Sunday morning, June 27, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Testify of Jesus



The Jewish holiday of Pentecost celebrated the harvest that was started at Passover and Feast of Firstfruits. And the crowd at this festival heard the sound of a tornado and flames of fire followed by the praises of God in languages beyond Judea and Galilee. The followers of Jesus used the opportunity to obey His command to be witnesses to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Listen in as Peter gives the keynote message – Repent and be baptized.

Acts 2:22-39

Preached Sunday morning, May 23, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Set Apart for Sacred



Humans were created set apart from the rest of creation to be God’s handmade image-bearers who would proclaim the glory and dominion of the Creator God. But man detoured from that sacred task to seek his own glory. Yet the LORD does not leave a bad situation alone, He chooses to pursue His fallen image-bearers in order to restore them and empower them to their sacred task. That work is called sanctification. And sanctification prepares His image-bearers for eternity.

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1 Peter 2:9-12 plus a lot more

Preached Sunday morning, January 10, 2021 by Brad D Harris

Prairie Oaks Baptist Church
402 Viney Grove Road in Prairie Grove, AR
P.O. Box 424, Prairie Grove AR  72753
prairieoaksbaptist.com
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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


Prayer to Proclaim the Gospel



Sometimes we giggle at the antics of the disciples while reading in the gospels while admiring their boldness in the stories recorded in Acts.  The change within them was both supernatural and intentional.   They endured the threats from hostile authorities by praying to the Almighty God to give them boldness to continue to proclaim and advance the gospel message of Christ Jesus.  We ponder their courageous prayer as recorded in Acts 4.

Acts 4:23 – 33

Preached Sunday morning, July 14, 2019 by Pastor Brad Harris