Tag Archives: wisdom

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

We hope that this online service has blessed you.  It is funded by the generous participants of Prairie Oaks Baptist Church.  If you would like to contribute to Prairie Oaks and their audio ministry, we have a donation page so that you can securely give online to help this ministry.  Thank you for listening and prayerfully supporting us.  I hope we continue to further you in your journey with Christ!


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

We hope that this online service has blessed you.  It is funded by the generous participants of Prairie Oaks Baptist Church.  If you would like to contribute to Prairie Oaks and their audio ministry, we have a donation page so that you can securely give online to help this ministry.  Thank you for listening and prayerfully supporting us.  I hope we continue to further you in your journey with Christ!


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

We hope that this online service has blessed you.  It is funded by the generous participants of Prairie Oaks Baptist Church.  If you would like to contribute to Prairie Oaks and their audio ministry, we now have a donation page so that you can securely give online to help this ministry.  Thank you for listening and prayerfully supporting us.  I hope we continue to further you in your journey with Christ!


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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Walk in Will of God



Paul prays that church people in Colossae would know the will of God so that they would walk worthy, fully pleasing to Him. Then Paul proceeds to prayerfully describe what God wills for His people to be walking worthy looks like. It is to realize that we cannot, but He can through us. And to be give thanks for what the Father in Christ has already done for us.

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Colossians 1:9-14

Preached Sunday morning, November 22, 2020 by Brad D Harris

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Continue in Prayer



Paul encourages the believers in this little church of a town he never visited to pray like their lives depend on it. Like the city guard, be vigilant in praying with copious amounts of thanksgiving. Then Paul gives them two areas to be praying – pray for the missionary team and pray for themselves to be missionaries where they live to those outside the kingdom of Christ.

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Colossians 4:2-6

Preached Sunday morning, November 15, 2020 by Brad D Harris

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Wisdom for That Day



The teacher of Ecclesiastes has revealed that to live for the things “under the sun” is like smoke – unpredictable and unsubstantial. His summary wisdom is to live today with one day in mind. One day, our bodies will die and our spirits will be recalled to the Creator for an accounting and judgment. Live wisely today because that day is inevitable. The wisest choice is to trust in Christ, who is Wisdom personified. His perfect righteousness is our only hope for the day of judgment.

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Ecclesiastes 12:9-14

Preached Sunday morning, November 8, 2020 by Brad D Harris

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