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Finishing Well



Jesus on the cross finishes His journey well – both as Substitute and as Example. He cares for His mother, teaching us the importance of family, in particular the family of God. He teaches us about the limitations of our humanity as He thirsts helplessly on the cross. And as always, Jesus shows the utmost priority He made of His relationship with God – finishing what what the Father gave Him to do and not worrying about the other seemingly unfinished tasks.

John 19:25-30

Taught Sunday morning, December 10, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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Two Women, Two Paths



Jehoshaphat brought the house of Ahab into the house of David and nearly brought the end of the line of David with it. In two generations, there seemed to be none left to carry on and the promise of God in jeopardy. But God is faithful. And He is often at work in ways we cannot see.  And two women are pivotal in this story, each taking a different path to greatness.

2 Chronicles 21-22

Taught Sunday morning, August 20, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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Glory in the Cross



The centerpiece of Paul’s life was shameful in the eyes of the Roman and Jewish world – the cross of Jesus. But throughout his letter to the churches of Galatia, Paul has insisted that the cross is the most important part of our theology as Christians and more. The cross is our only standing against our past before a holy and righteous God. The cross is our only hope in this present life. The cross secures our claim in the new creation of eternity future.

Galatians 6:14-18

Taught Sunday morning, October 2, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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The Virtuous Life



I’m not an expert on being a mother, but I’ve had a good one for long time. Let’s visit on one description of a good mother from Scripture and realize we all have a lot to learn from this.  The virtuous life is only possible in Christ through the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 31:25-31

Taught Sunday morning, May 8, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Wash with Word



How shall a person be cleansed from sin? By guarding their way with the Word of God. We cover a lot of ground for this Bible study as we look a lot of Psalms that are examples of doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness.

Psalm 119:9-16, 18
Ephesians 5:25-27 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Brad’s thought verses: Philippians 4:6-8 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 Romans 12:1-2 Psalm 19:12-14 Psalm 139:23-24
Doctrine: Psalm 68:5-6 Psalm 103:8-13 Psalm 136:1
Reproof: Psalm 27:1 Psalm 42:11 Psalm 121:1-2
Correction: Psalm 19:12-14 Psalm 139:23-24
Instruction in Righteousness: Psalm 37:4-5, 23-24 Psalm 118:8, 24
D.L. Moody – “The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge, but to change our lives.”

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

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Missing the blessing



Ten of the spies forgot what they knew to be true once they saw what was ahead. Thus they doubted and believed lies. When we forget the truth, we are just as vulnerable to doubt and fear. Let’s remind ourselves today of what is eternally true.

Numbers 13

Taught Sunday morning, October 17, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Valuable Parents



Ten Commands from the LORD. The middle is the command to honor your mother and father. The Spirit through Paul repeats and elaborates on this command in his letter to the Ephesians. Minor children obey. Adult children honor. Parents lead children to Christ. To model Christ as He modeled God the Father is an impossible assignment. But He gives grace and His Spirit with His commands to those who believe.

Ephesians 6:1-4

Taught Sunday morning, August 1, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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God Comes First



We start our series on the 10 Commandments. And the first commands are that God comes first, in everything. First in our allegiance, loyalty, and love – God has liberated His people to be their Protection, Provider, and Guide. And nothing else (money, person, ideology, nor state) can do what He has already done. Thus He deserves no competition for our attention.

Exodus 20:1-7

Taught Sunday morning, July 4, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Men of Integrity



We revisit Exodus and the conversations between Moses and his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. Moses is overwhelmed with the responsibility of teaching and judging among the people of Israel. And his father-in-law wisely looks into the matter, asking timely questions, and perceptively counsels Moses, strengthening his relationship with God and as well letting God use others to share the load for Moses.  But they must be men of integrity.

Exodus 18:14-27

Taught Sunday morning, June 20, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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Put the Hurt to Rest



Jacob’s sons did not get along for much of their younger years, but as God had foretold, they would be dependent upon their brother Joseph. And following Jacob’s death and many decades, the reconciliation was formalized between them through repentance and forgiveness which set up faith in the continued fulfillment of the promises of God.

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Genesis 50:15-26

Audio of video recorded for Sunday morning, February 7, 2021 by Brad D Harris

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