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More than a Name



At the end of a particularly hurtful episode where the children of Israel betray the LORD and yet He forgives them, the LORD defines His character for Moses. The LORD is a God compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in covenant love and faithfulness…

Exodus 34:5-7

Taught Sunday morning, June 16, 2024 by Brad D Harris

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Fellowship with Lord



Acts 2:41-42 tells us what the followers of Christ did steadfastly – learning the teachings of the apostles, fellowship together, Communion, and prayer. Acts 20:6-13 gives us a vignette of a church in a town called Troas (or Troy) doing those four things on the first day of the week with a special guest, the traveling teacher, Paul the Apostle. We can learn much from this gathering as told by the eyewitness who occasionally traveled with Paul for this journey.

Acts 2:41-42 and Acts 20:6-14

Taught Sunday morning, February 18, 2024 by Brad D Harris

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Communion in Lord’s Supper



Paul had to correct the Corinthian believers where they were failing to discern the significance of the what he called the Lord’s Supper. It was to be a time of communion with Christ as well as with one another in unity. And we learn much about this ordinance for our day as we read this letter over their shoulders.

1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Taught Sunday morning, August 13, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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Loyal in Faith



“The eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of them whose heart is pure toward Him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9).
Jehoshaphat is tested later in his life to see his devotion and dependence upon the God of Israel. The good king’s faith is not in vain. The LORD delivers so that we too will know that the battle is not ours but is the LORD’s. Just trust in Him.

2 Chronicles 20

Taught Sunday morning, July 16, 2023 by Brad D Harris

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Looking for a Star



Balaam was a famous seer and influential man among the gods. But something out of his ordinary happened when he accepted the task of trying to curse the chosen people of the LORD. He could not curse but was forced to utter blessing. And he saw a future King who would change the world of the Gentiles. And wise men began watching for the sign of this coming King – the Star.

Numbers 24:15-19

Taught Sunday morning, November 20, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Promise to Abraham



We continue our series following just some of the many promises by God that build up the anticipation for the Messiah’s arrival in the incarnation that we know as Christmas.  And the covenant promises that the LORD made to Abram (later Abraham) are pivotal in that understanding.  The Messiah as a descendant of Abraham will bless all of the scattered families and tribes of the earth with the opportunity to know the LORD God and be reconciled to Him.

Genesis 11:27 – 12:7

Taught Sunday morning, November 13, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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Repent and be Revived



Hezekiah was a different man from everyone else, especially different from his father, Ahaz – a wicked king. Hezekiah started from his first day to reignite the worship of the True God. He called upon God’s ministers to start the process of consecrating themselves and the holy places of God.
Quickly, they got to work and began sanctifying the house of God for worship. By the end of the month, the order of worship was active in the temple. This prompted Hezekiah to call for national repentance and commitment to the LORD through a special Passover celebration.  Confession, Contrition, and Consecration.   And the people responded because God had prepared hearts in His people to seek Him. Revival was afire.

2 Chronicles 29-30

Taught Sunday morning, July 3, 2022 by Brad D Harris

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God Thinks About You



If our thoughts that we think shape our life, what kind of thoughts are you thinking? Have you thought about your thoughts? Do you think someone else is thinking of you? God is thinking of you. And David began thinking about what God thinks of him and the product of that thinking is Psalm 139. Let’s think about what God thinks of you.

Psalm 139

Taught Sunday morning, February 13, 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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