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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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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

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Blessed with Christ



How good is good enough for whom? If the expectation is perfection to the ponderous law of God, then we all fall short. But the LORD has declared some to be in right-standing with Him. But how? Belief and disobedience. Blessing and curses. The weighty dilemma is resolved by Christ on the cross.

Galatians 3:5-14

Taught Sunday morning, July 17, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Crucified with Christ



Paul says, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Galatians 2:20

Taught Sunday morning, July 10, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Surrender and Rescue



The Apostle Paul. Not everyone called him by that title, nor believe that he should have that title. And they also didn’t think he knew the gospel. So Paul writes this letter to churches he had just planted, not just to promote himself, but to verify the truth of Jesus Christ and the good news that he taught as the only way to God. There is no other way to heaven than through Jesus Christ, and Paul was chosen to bear that message.

Galatians 1:1-5

Taught Sunday morning, June 26, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Faithful to Show Love



Saul of Tarsus started a persecution that scattered the believers from Jerusalem to parts far beyond traditional Jewish lands. God prepares the apostle Peter to reach a few Gentiles so that the church in Jerusalem is prepared to receive Gentiles without the law of Moses to unite them. Instead, it will be the law of Christ that unites His kingdom. And that is shown here through Barnabas, first to Saul then to Gentiles in Antioch.

Acts 11

Taught Sunday morning, May 22, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Christ is Living



Jesus Christ is the Living One who became dead and, behold, is the Living One for all eons of time.  As the Lamb who was slain and who lives and reigns, these are His credentials for being Judge of all humanity.  We ponder at Easter that the resurrection is an essential part of our salvation, but it is also critical part of the Son of Man’s earning the role as Judge of all the earth.  He invites us to get to know Him as Savior before we stand before Him as our Judge.

Revelation 1:9-18

Taught Sunday morning, April 17, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Pentecost Communion



Jesus promised that His people would be empowered to be His witnesses in word and action.  The Holy Spirit began to answer that promise on the Day of Pentecost, fifty days after the Resurrection.  Peter uses the occasion to proclaim Christ, crucified and risen, and forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus’s name.  That reconciliation brings about fellowship both between God and humanity and among people.

Acts 2

Taught Sunday morning, April 10, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Repent to Worship



This little psalm flows out of a spiritual disaster for David and all Israel. But you need not to have murdered someone to utilize and value this gem of a prayer to the LORD. This psalm guides us in how to confess our sin and ask for restoration from God toward worship of His greatness.
For background, read 2 Samuel 11-12. And for follow-up, read Psalm 32.

Psalm 51

Taught Sunday morning, February 6, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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