Tag Archives: salvation

Gospel of Relentless God



Acts 13 records for us a transition in the story. The focus is shifting from Peter and those apostles to Paul as an apostle of Christ to the Gentiles. And thus Luke gives us the first sample of Paul’s sermon, given in the synagogue of Antioch in Pisidia.
Paul tells the story of the gospel. For the gospel is not simply a plan or a set of beliefs. The gospel is the person of Jesus the Messiah fulfilling the story of a relentless God to rescue His people.

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Acts 13

Preached Sunday morning, September 13, 2020 by Brad D Harris

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Rahab and Joshua



Rahab teaches us as much about Jesus as Joshua does.  She enters the story with a sordid reputation that tarnishes nearly everyone who associates with her. Yet she is crucial to knowing God and the work that the LORD was doing with the Israelites and Canaanites. So much so that the New Testament reveals more about her and through her than the Hebrew Scriptures do.  We are all more like Rahab than we may realize.
Sinners saved by grace.

Hebrews 11:30-31

Preached Sunday morning, August 2, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Humanity made in Image of God



God made the first humans to be His representatives (image-bearers) within the material creation.  They went rogue and broke the system and we all descend from that catastrophe.  Yet God still loves His fallen image-bearers and is redeeming them and repairing them through the perfect Image of God, Jesus Christ.

Psalm 8 and Psalm 139

Preached Sunday morning, June 14, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Forgiven by God to Know Him



“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10).  But what does it mean to fear the LORD?   Yet the psalmist tells us in Psalm 130 that we are forgiven our sins in order that we would fear the LORD.  Perhaps we should reconsider our forgiveness in order to better know the LORD who forgives.

Psalm 130

Preached Sunday morning, June 7, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Saved to Uttermost



So Great a Salvation we have in Jesus Christ.  He saves those who follow Him to the uttermost with His once for all sacrifice of Himself and always making intercession for us (that we need), until the salvation is perfected in Him.

Hebrews 7:22-28

Preached Sunday morning, May 3, 2020 by Brad D Harris


A Sure Anchor



The writer of Hebrews wants us to grasp the sure and confident stabilizer to orient our life steadily to the presence of God – only available through the Perfect High Priest, Jesus Christ.

John 21:1-24

Preached Sunday morning, April 26, 2020 by Brad D Harris


A Redeemer for us



Boaz and Ruth are such godly examples for us to emulate.  Yet both of them humbly trusted God for their salvation.  Even Boaz admitted (beyond what he understood) that there was a closer Redeemer than he could be.  And so we finish by looking at the Greater Redeemer than Boaz.  Jesus purchases our sin debt to God, rescues us from slavery to sin, and reconciles us into the family of God.  He is our Greater Redeemer.

Ruth 2:20 and Ruth 3:5 – 13

Preached Sunday morning, March 1, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Favor with God



It is easy to consider the Christian religion to be a series of “do’s” and “do not’s” but that is inaccurate.  Rather, Christianity is an emphatic “done” in Christ for Jesus proclaimed from the cross, “It is finished!”  And these messages are no different.  We take the time to hear from God how Christ gave us favor with God, when we needed it most.
Christ increased in favor with God on our behalf.

Luke 2:52 and Isaiah 52:13-15 and Isaiah 53:1-12

Preached Sunday morning, January 26, 2020 by Brad D Harris


Blessed in Christ



While the pastor was off, we had a technical malfunction and did not record our guest speaker.  Our apologies, Bro. Allen.  But the last time the preacher was gone back in August, Bro. Gabe Harris came and preached the word for us at Prairie Oaks, twice in one day.  We posted the morning message back then.  This week we are including Gabe’s verse-by-verse exposition from Ephesians 1 that he preached to our evening congregation.

Ephesians 1 is a powerful passage of Scripture that we do well to ponder upon often as Paul condenses what Christ accomplished for each of us who are in Christ.  And Gabe does a great job of revealing the glory that Paul packed into this letter.

Ephesians 1

Preached Sunday evening, August 18, 2019 by Gabe Harris