Tag Archives: salvation

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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The Compassionate Shepherd



We probably don’t know much about shepherds like folks did in David’s day. But someone who cares for helpless animals by protecting, nurturing, and tending their needs is what David is telling us and more. Let’s see how the illustration of a shepherd with sheep is helpful for us to learn about how God cares for us through Christ Jesus, our Lord.

Psalm 23
Model Prayer – Matthew 6:9-13

Taught Sunday morning, January 16, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Bronze Serpent and Jesus



What would be an obscure story from the Israelites journey through the wilderness is used by Jesus to teach Nicodemus about Himself and the offer of eternal life. Jesus will be lifted up (like the bronze serpent) and those who look to Him in faith will find better than healing from deadly snake venom. They will be saved from sin and eternal perishing.

Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:13-21

Taught Sunday morning, November 14, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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The Day of Atonement



Leviticus is to point us to Christ.  The Day of Atonement may seem dense and a little weird at first reading.   Let’s see how these technical instructions from God prepare the way for us to understand our salvation through Jesus Christ.

Leviticus 16

Taught Sunday morning, October 10, 2021 by Brad D Harris
(on a windy day, sorry 😉

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Practicing the Preaching



First a review of the Ten Commands. Have you got them memorized by now? But knowing them by heart is only the first step. You won’t do what you don’t know. The big step is being one who does the commands. And because we fall short, thankfully Christ practiced them perfectly.

Exodus 24:1-8 and James 1:21-25

Taught Sunday morning, August 22, 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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Continue Steadfastly



Peter spoke to the crowd in Jerusalem that gathered to discover the meaning of the wind and fire. His message was that the Messiah whom they had crucified had risen from the dead (as promised by God) and now ascended to the right hand of the Father in triumph. Now was the time to repent and believe the testimony. Many chose to do just that, proclaiming their faith in the Messiah with baptism. But louder still was their changed life. Steadfastly, they continued to learn from the apostles and in fellowship with the believers. They ate together and prayed together.

Acts 2:44-46

Taught Sunday morning, June 6, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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