Sermon Archives

February 25, 2018

The Greatest Christian Attribute is Love

Sermon Summary: Today, we will take a closer look at our “Equipping Verse” for the month of February: “If I give away all that I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:3). 1 Corinthians chapter 13 is known as the “love chapter”, and […]

February 18, 2018

We Are to Grow Deeply in Faith

Sermon Summary: Two weeks ago, Pastor Bryan began a four-week series on the Harvey Oaks Baptist Church Purpose Statement. “The Purpose of Harvey Oaks Baptist Church is to: WORSHIP God, GROW DEEPLY in faith, CONNECT with one another, and REACH OUT to the world.” Today, we will explore the second part of the statement: “GROW DEEPLY in […]

February 11, 2018

The Compassion of Jesus

Sermon Summary: Today we will look at the compassion Jesus had for the sheep without a shepherd, which should be our compassion for sinners, especially the ones we feel the least sympathy for. As we look at the world around us, we need to see people the way God sees them. There are three ways we can […]

February 5, 2018

We Are Created to Worship

Sermon Summary: Today we will consider the first of the fourfold Purpose Statement of Harvey Oaks Baptist Church. The Purpose of Harvey Oaks Baptist Church is to WORSHIP God… This is the primary purpose of all people. This should be the focus of all we do as Christians. There are three truths about worship… We were created […]

January 28, 2018

The Characteristics of a Missionary Sending Church

Sermon Summary: Today, we will look closer at our January “Equipping Verse”: Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and send them off  (Acts 13:3). The first tree verses of Acts 13 describe how the church in Antioch was instructed by the Holy Spirit to send out Barnabas and Saul (Paul) “for […]

January 21, 2018

Let the Little Children Come to Me

Sermon Summary: Today is Sanctity of Life Sunday. Tomorrow is the 45 year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion in the United States. (Roe V Wade). Since then, there has been over 60 million abortions. Sanctity of Life Sunday is a day to recognize the value and rights of the unborn. […]

January 14, 2018

The Word of Christ is to Dwell in Us Richly

Sermon Summary: Last Sunday, we focused on the subject of prayer. Today, we will focus on the subject of the Word of God, the Bible. Colossians 3:16 says that the word of Christ is to dwell in us richly. God’s Word is to richly dwell in our hearts and it the heart of the local […]

January 7, 2018

A Church is to be Devoted to Prayer

Sermon Summary: On this first Sunday of 2018, we will focus on the topic of prayer. This will help us as we continue the “21 Days of Prayer and Fasting” that began on Jan 1. Acts 2:42-47 teaches us about the life and fellowship within the very first church in Jerusalem. Verse 42 says And they […]

December 28, 2017

The Perfect Gift

During the Christmas season, there are many kinds of gifts… but what does it take to be the “Perfect Gift”? As we go through life, we fill many different roles and often we are known by various people by the role we play in their life. The same is true of how we relate to […]

December 28, 2017

Follow the Example of the Wise Men: Worship Jesus!

Sermon Summary: Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent. Advent means “coming”. During the Advent season, we celebrate the coming of Jesus into the world nearly 2000 years ago. Today, on this day before Christmas, we will look at Matthew 2:1-12, where the wise men from the east follow the star that led them to Jesus. […]

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