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Teaching Series: Books of the Bible

The following is a collection of sermon series on various books of the Bible. Here is a "short-list" of the different messages.

Series NameDescription / # Messages
1 Peter Peter's letters to the church are full of insight and wisdom for the world we live today.

5 messages
The Acts of the Apostles The second half of our teaching series on Luke-Acts explores the book of Acts and "all that Jesus continued to do and teach" through the Holy Spirit at work in the followers of Jesus.  By engaging this history of the early church we find our place in this continuing story of God and His salvation of the whole world.
The Gospel of Luke  This series explores the theme of the Kingdom of God all the way through Luke's account to the end of Acts.  Of particular interest is his interest in women and children, issues of social justice, and the beloved physician's perspective on Jesus' miraculous healings.
The Pastoral Epistles Feel the pastors heart for the church as the elder pastor, Paul, mentors the younger pastors, Timothy and Titus. 
The Revelation of Jesus Christ to John

This very popular series sparked a high level of interest, and people brought their friends to hear it.  There is a very clear intent here to determine what the text meant when it was written.  Only then can we begin to determine what it means for us today.  This book is filled with strange symbols that made all kinds of sense to the original readers, but if we are not careful, we can make huge non-sense of them today.  What did this book really say to first century believers?  We believe it is a message about radical discipleship, a message we need to hear today.

24 messages

The Gospel of John Series

Prodded by the Lord to study together this unique and amazing gospel. Don Rousu, and his son, Nathan, worship pastor at Harvest, take turns with the teaching of this series. This is a first team teaching effort for them!

23 messages

The Letter to the Hebrews This is an older series originally recorded on cassette tape, which we just recently converted to a digital format.  When it was only available as a cassette tape album, it received wide circulation as people recommended it to their friends.  The Letter to the Hebrews brings together the Old Covenant sacrificial system with the New Covenant that we have in Christ.  As a result, we see both the Old and the New with new revelation and understanding.

14 messages
The Letters of John Series

We felt led to do a follow up to the Series on the Gospel of John. While John wrote his gospel to reveal Jesus to the world as the Messiah and to evoke life-giving faith in Him, the letters of John apply those same revelations to the fabric of daily living in the Church.

7 messages

Teaching Series on Proverbs: "Wise Man - Fool"

The Book of Proverbs is essentially about two people, the Wise Man and the Fool.  Wisdom brings great rewards, but she must be diligently sought out!

8 messages

Messages from Philippians

This series, launched at the beginning of 1999, explores the extremely affectionate relationship that Paul had with the church at Philippi. With them, Paul is the most vulnerable and transparent.

4 messages

Messages from Galatians

What is the essence of our freedom in Christ? This popular series on Galatians was recorded on cassette tape and produced as an album in the late 90's. It was recently converted to a digital MP3 format for posting on this website.

7 messages

Teaching Series on Romans

Paul's letter to the church at Rome is still a dynamic message to the church today about law and grace, the believer's identity in Christ, Israel and the church, the transformed life, and harmony in the life of the Church.

16 messages

How to Study the Bible

When we lead others to Christ, we usually encourage them to "read the Bible." But where should they begin? The Bible is a complex collection of many writings by many authors over many centuries. The topics in this series will help both new and more mature believers to find their way.

4 messages

 

1 Peter

  • Suffer Well View

    Nathan Rousu - August 06, 2017

    One big question arises as we continue our series on 1Peter. How do we move forward well in life?...
  • Prepare For Action View

    Nathan Rousu - May 28, 2017

    This is the first teaching in a new series on the book of 1 Peter. Today Nathan helps us to...

 THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 

DATE            TOPIC                                                       SPEAKER            LISTEN                                    
Sept 16, 2012 Acts 1 - Wait and Pray Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Oct 14, 2012 Acts 2:1-21 - Find Yourself in the Pentecost Story Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save 
Oct 28, 2012 Acts 2 - See the Sings, Change Directions Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save

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Nov 4, 2012 Acts 3 & 4 - Give What You Have Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Nov 25, 2012 Acts 4:32 - 5:16 - Walk in the Fear of the Lord Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Dec 2, 2012 Acts 5:12ff - Obey God Rather Than Man Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Dec 9, 2012 Acts 6 - Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Jan 6, 2013 Acts 7 - Be Faithful Unto Death Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Jan 27, 2013 Acts 8 - Expect the Unexpected Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Feb 3, 2013 Acts 9 - Welcome Your Enemies as Family Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Feb 24, 2013 Acts 10:1 - 11:18 - Follow the Leader Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Mar 17, 2013 Acts 11:19ff - Grow That Church Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
April 7, 2013 Acts 12 - Pray Like Lives Depend on It Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
April 14, 2013 Acts 13:1-12 - Pursue the Mission with Intelligence Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
April 28, 2013 Acts 13:13ff - Welcome and Bless Outsiders Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
May 26, 2013 Acts 15 - Deal with Controversy Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
June 9, 2013 Acts 14 - Sustain One Another Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
June 30, 2013 Acts 16 - Return to the Story Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Sept 15, 2013 Acts 17 - Find Common Ground and Speak Good News Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Sept 29, 2013 Acts 18 - Focus on Messiah Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Oct 13, 2013 Acts 19 - Transform by the Spirit's Power Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save

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Oct 27, 2013 Acts 20 - Keep Watch Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Nov 3, 2013 Acts 21 & 22 - Deliver the Word Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Dec 1, 2013 Acts 23 & 24 - Handle Conflict with Character Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Dec 15, 2013 Acts 25 & 26 - Endure Injustice with Hope Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Jan 5, 2014 Acts 27 & 28 - Give Up Control Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save


THE GOSPEL OF LUKE

DATE TOPIC SPEAKER EXECUTE
Oct 17, 2010 Look!  God is In This! - Luke 1 Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Oct 31, 2010  Find Jesus! - Luke 2  Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Nov 7, 2010 Resist the Devil and He Will Flee - Luke 3:1 - 4:13 Don Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Nov 14, 2010 Pursue the Kingdom with Authority, Luke 4 Nathan Rousu  Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Nov 28, 2010 Change The Way You Think -- About Everything!  Luke 5 Don Rousu  Click to Play; Right Clicki to Download and Save
Dec 5, 2010 Enter Into Rest, Luke 6a Nathan Rousu Click to Play; Right Click to Download and Save
Dec 12, 2010 Change the World - Now!  Luke 6b Don Rousu Click to Play; Right click to Download and Save
Jan 2, 2011 Recognize, Receive & Replicate - Luke 7 Don Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Jan 16, 2011 Listen to What You Hear - Luke 8a Nathan Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Jan 23, 2011 Speak the Word with Faith - Luke 8b  Don Rousu  Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Feb 6, 2011 Follow Him Into Glory - Luke 9a Nathan Rousu  Click to Plsy, Right Click to Download and Save
Feb 20, 2011 Count the Cost and Set Your Face - Luke 9b Don Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Downolad and Save
Feb 27, 2011 Speak Peace and Reap Abundantly - Luke 10a Nathan Rousu Click to Play, Right click to Download and Save
Mar 27, 2011 Help the Wise to Become Babes - Luke 10b Don Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Apr 3, 2011 Change the World Through Prayer - Luke 11a Nathan Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Apr 10, 2011 Get Comfortable with Conflict - Luke 11b Don Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
May 1, 2011 Strive for His Kingdom - Luke 12a Nathan Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
May 15, 2011 Prepare for the Great Blessing - Luke 12b Don Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
June 5, 2011 Take the Narrow Door - Luke 13 Don Rousu  Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Sep 18, 2011 Eat Together - Luke 14 Nathan Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Oct 16, 2011 Receive Love, Give Love - Luke 15 Nathan Rousu  Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Oct 30, 2011 Give An Account of Your Stewardship - Lk 16 Don Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Nov 6, 2011 Mature in Your Discipleship - Luke 17 Nathan Rousu

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Nov 27, 2011 Depend on Him - Luke 18 Nathan Rousu

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Dec 4, 2011 Expect the Unexpected - Luke 19 Don Rousu

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Jan 1, 2012 Know Your Authority - Luke 20 Don Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Jan 8, 2012 LIft Your Heads - Luke 21 Don Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Jan 29, 2012 Share in His Sufferings - Luke 22:1-38 Nathan Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Feb 12, 2012

Remain Faithful, Even Until Death -Luke 22:39ff

Nathan Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Feb 26, 2012 Trust Him Who Judges Righly - Luke 23 Don Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save
Mar 11, 2012 Bear Witness to His Resurrection - Luke 24 Nathan Rousu Click to Play, Right Click to Download and Save

THE PASTORAL EPISTLES

DATE TOPIC SPEAKER EXECUTE
Jan 31  I Timothy 1  Nathan Rousu 

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Feb 07 I Timothy 2  Nathan Rousu  Click to Play or Right Click to Download and Save 
Mar 07 I Tim 3 Aspire to Lead Don Rousu Click to Play or Right Click to Download and Save
Mar 14 I Tim 4 Counter Error with Truth Nathan Rousu Click to Play or Right Click to Download and Save
Apr 11 I Tim 5  Contribute to Community Nathan Rousu Click to Play or Right Click to Download and Save
Apr 18 I Tim 6  Be Content Don Rousu Click to Play or Right Click to Download and Save
May 2 II Tim 1  Stand By Me Nathan Rousu Click to Play or Right Click to Download and Save
May 16 II Tim 2 Be Strong, Stay Clean Don Rousu Click to Play or Right Click to Download and Save
Jun 06 II Tim 3 Stand On What You Know Don Rousu Click to Play or Right Click to Download and Save
Jun 13 II Tim 4  Never Give Up! Nathan Rousu Click to Play or Right Click to Download and Save
Jul 05 Titus "Practice What You Preach" Nathan Rousu Click to Play or Right Click to Download and Save

 

THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST TO JOHN

The first responsibility of the preacher is to tell us what the text meant when it was written, then to tell us what it means now.  Too many have neglected that first step.  There are symbols in this book that made all kinds of sense to the people of that day, but if we're not careful we'll make non-sense of them in our day!

DATE  TOPIC SPEAKER EXECUTE
Sep 28, 2008 Look!  See Jesus!  (Rev. 1) Nathan Rousu  Play
Oct 12, 2008  Return to Love, Return to Life (Letter To Ephesus, 2:1-7) Nathan Rousu Play
Oct 26, 2008  Be Faithful Under Pressure (Letter To Smyrna, 2:8-11) Nathan Rousu Play
Nov 2, 2008 Be Pure in a Polluted World (Letter To Pergamum, 2:12-17) Don Rousu  Play 
Nov 23, 2008 Give Him All (To Thyatira, 2:18-29) Don Rousu Play
Dec 7, 2008 Wake Up!  (Letter To Sardis, 3:1-6) Nathan Rousu Play
Dec 14, 2008 Take the Open Door (Letter To Philadelphia, 3:7-13) Don Rousu Play
Jan 4, 2009

Open the Door and Let Me In! (To the church of Laodicea, 3:14-22)

Don Rousu Play
Jan 11, 2009

Worship Before the Throne, Rev. 4

Don Rousu Play
Jan 18, 2009 Look!  A Lamb!  Rev. 5 Nathan Rousu Play
Feb 1, 2009 Pray - Come Lord Jesus, Come, Rev. 6, 8:1-5 Nathan Rousu Play
Feb 8, 2009 Take Comfort, Rev. 7 Nathan Rousu Play
Feb 15, 2009 Listen!  7 Trumpets!  Rev. 8:1 - 11:18 Don Rousu Play
Mar 1, 2009 Witness Faithfully Rev. 11:1-13 Nathan Rousu Play
Mar 8, 2009 Fight From Victory To Victory, Rev. 12 Don Rousu Play
Mar 22, 2009 Beware the Beast!   Rev. 13 Don Rousu Play
Mar 29, 2009 Follow the Lamb Wherever He Goes,    Rev. 14 Nathan Rousu Play
Apr 5, 2009

Fear and Glorify the Righteous Judge, Rev. 15, 16

Don Rousu Play
Apr 19, 2009

Come Out of Babylon, Rev. 17 & 18

Nathan Rousu Play
May 24, 2009 Be Prepared!  Rev. 19:1-10 Nathan Rousu Play
May 31, 2009 Wear Linen to This War!  Rev. 19:11-21 Don Rousu Play
Jun 7, 2009 Live Out Your Faith, Rev. 20 Nathan Rousu Play
Jun 14, 2009 Live in the Light of Eternity, Rev. 21 Don Rousu Play
Jun 28, 2009 The Finale - Keep His Word, Rev. 22 Nathan Rousu Play

 

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN SERIES (mp3 files)

Prodded by the Lord to study together this unique and amazing gospel. Don Rousu, and his son, Nathan, worship pastor at Harvest, take turns with the teaching of this series. This was a first effort at team teaching for father and son!

DATETOPICSPEAKEREXECUTE
Sep 10, 2006 Intro and Prologue 1:1-5 Don Rousu Play
Sep 17, 2006 John's Prologue 1:6-18 Nathan Rousu Play
Oct 1, 2006 Jn 1:19 - 51:  Behold the Lamb! Don Rousu Play
Oct 8, 2006 Jn 2:  Joy and Judgment Nathan Rousu Play
Oct 29, 2006 Jn 3:  2 Births, 2 Kingdoms, 2 Faiths Don Rousu Play
Nov 5, 2006 Jn 4:  Creating Thirst for Living Water Don Rousu Play
Nov. 12, 2006 Jn 4 & 5, Walking in Authority Nathan Rousu Play
Nov 26, 2006 Jn 6a:  Satisfy Your Hunger & Thirst Don Rousu Play
Dec 3, 2006 John 6b:  Eat, Drink, and Live! Don Rousu Play
Dec 10, 2006 John 7, Judge with Right Judgment Nathan Rousu Play
Jan 7, 2007 John 8, Continue in His Word Don Rousu Play
Jan 14, 2007 John 9, Receive the Light Nathan Rousu Play
Jan 28, 2007 John 10, Enter by the Gate Don Rousu Play
Feb 11, 2007 John 11, Step Into Faith Nathan Rousu Play
Feb 18, 2007 John 12, Give Your All Don Rousu Play
Mar 4, 2007 John 13, Lead by Serving Don Rousu Play
Mar 11, 2007 John 14, Believe in Jesus Nathan Rousu Play
Mar 25, 2007 John 15, Bear Fruit with Joy Don Rousu Play
Apr 1, 2007 John 16, Take Heart and Overcome Nathan Rousu Play
Apr 8, 2007 John 20, Believe and Have Life Don Rousu Play
Apr 22, 2007 John 17, Pray the Jesus Prayer Don Rousu Play
May  13, 2007 John 18 & 19, Stand on the Finished Work Don Rousu Play
May 20, 2007 John 21, Follow Him! Nathan Rousu Play

The Letter to the Hebrews

Chapter Speaker Execute
Hebrews Chapter 1 Don Rousu Play (click to play [or] right click, choose "save target as"
then choose your destination file, 
and download onto your computer or iPod)
Hebrews Chapter 2 Don Rousu Play
Hebrews Chapter 3 Don Rousu Play
Hebrews Chapter 4 Don Rousu Play
Hebrews Chapter 5 Don Rousu Play
Hebrews Chapter 6 Don Rousu Play
Hebrews Chapter 7 Don Rousu Play
Hebrews Chapter 8 Don Rousu Play
Hebrews Chapter 9 Don Rousu Play
Hebrews Chapter 10 Don Rousu Play
Hebrews 10:25 Don Rousu Play
Hebrews Chapter 11 Don Rousu Play (Our apologies.  The original cassette tape 
was a bit damaged on this message)
Hebrews Chapter 12 Don Rousu Play
Hebrews Chapter 13 Don Rousu Play

 

THE LETTERS OF JOHN SERIES (mp3 files)

We felt led to do a follow up to the Series on the Gospel of John. While John wrote his gospel to reveal Jesus to the world as the Messiah and to evoke life-giving faith in Him, the letters of John apply those same revelations to the fabric of daily living in the Church.

DATETOPICSPEAKEREXECUTE
June 3, 2007 I Jn 1:  Walk in the Light Don Rousu Play
July 29, 2007 I Jn 2a:  Walk as Jesus Walked Nathan Rousu Play
Aug 5, 2007 I Jn 2b:  Resist the Antichrist Spirit Don Rousu Play
Aug 12, 2007 I Jn 3:  See What Love Don Rousu Play
Aug 26, 2007 I Jn 4:  Love One Another Don Rousu Play
Sep 2, 2007 I Jn 5:  Know Him - Know Life Don Rousu Play
Sep 9, 2007 II John:  Abide in the Doctrine of Christ Don Rousu Play
Oct 28, 2007 III John:  Live in Truth Don Rousu Play

 

Teaching Series on Wisdom:  "Wise Man - Fool" in Proverbs

The Book of Proverbs is a continuous contrast between two people, the Wise Man, and the Fool.  In New Testament terms, we might say the contrast is between those who walk according to the spirit and those who walk according to the flesh.  Wisdom brings great rewards, but she must be fervently sought out.

DateThemeSpeakerDownload
Jul 3, 2005 Learn Wisdom Don Rousu Click here to Play
Jul 17, 2005 Consider Consequences Don Rousu Click here to Play
Aug 7, 2005 Walk with Integrity Don Rousu Click here to Play
Aug 14, 2005 Guard Your Tongue Don Rousu Click here to Play
Sept 4, 2005 Sow Good Seed Don Rousu Click here to Play
Sep 18, 2005 Master Money Don Rousu Click here to Play
Oct 2, 2005 Control the Fire of Sexual Passion Don Rousu Click here to Play
Oct 9, 2005 Rule Righteously Don Rousu Click here to Play

 

Messages from GALATIANS (mp3 archive)

What is the essence of our freedom in Christ? This popular series on Galatians was originally recorded on cassette tape and produced as an album. It was recently converted to a digital MP3 format for posting on this website.

ScopeSpeakerDownload or Play
Galatians 1 Don Rousu Play
Galatians 2 Don Rousu Play
Galatians 3 Don Rousu Play
Galatians 4 Don Rousu Play
Galatians 5 Don Rousu Play
Galatians 6 Don Rousu Play
Gal 6:7 - Sowing and Reaping Don Rousu Play

 

Messages from PHILIPPIANS (mp3 archive)

This series, launched at the beginning of 1999, explores the extremely affectionate relationship that Paul had with the church at Philippi. With them, Paul is the most vulnerable and transparent.

ScopeSpeakerDownload or Play
Philippians 1 Don Rousu Play
Philippians 2 Don Rousu Play
Philippians 3 Don Rousu Play
Philippians 4 Don Rousu Play

 

Teaching Series on Romans (mp3 archives)

Paul's letter to the church at Rome is still a dynamic message to the church today about law and grace, the believer's identity in Christ, Israel and the church, the transformed life, and harmony in the life of the Church.

DateTopicSpeakerDownload
July 14, 1997 Romans Chapter 1 Don Rousu Play
July 21, 1997 Romans Chapter 2 Don Rousu Play
July 28, 1997 Romans Chapter 3 Don Rousu Play
Aug 10, 1997 Romans Chapter 4 Don Rousu Play
Aug 17, 1997 Romans Chapter 5 Don Rousu Play
Aug 24, 1997 Romans Chapter 6 Don Rousu Play
Aug 31, 1997 Romans Chapter 7 Don Rousu Play
Sep 7, 1997 Romans Chapter 8a Don Rousu Play
Sep 14, 1997 Romans Chapter 8b Don Rousu Play
Sep 28, 1997 Romans Chapter 9 Don Rousu Play
Oct 5, 1997 Romans Chapter 10 Don Rousu Play
Oct 12, 1997 Romans Chapter 11 Don Rousu Play
Oct 19, 1997 Romans Chapter 12 Don Rousu Play
Oct 26, 1997 Romans Chapter 13 Don Rousu Play
Nov 2, 1997 Romans Chapter 14 Don Rousu Play
Nov 9, 1997 Romans Chapter 15 Don Rousu Play


HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE (mp3 files)

When we lead others to Christ, we usually encourage them to "read the Bible." But where should they begin? The Bible is a complex collection of many writings by many authors over many centuries. The topics in this series will help both new and more mature believers to find their way.

Session                   SpeakerActivate
1.  Identify Assumptions & Principles Don Rousu Play
2.  Begin in the New Testament Don Rousu Play
3.  Then read the Old Testament Don Rousu Play
4.  Use Bible Study Tools Don Rousu Play

 

For more Sermon Series, see our "Sermon Series - Topical Studies" article.