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By Pratt Friends
This podcast shares the weekly messages preached at Pratt Friends Church in Pratt, KS. We hope each sermon will be encouraging and challenging to all who hold fast to the Bible. Each message is intended to offer practical truths which every believer can apply with the help of the Holy Spirit.
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Forgiving - Mark 2 (10-24-2021)

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Wise - Mark 6 (11-28-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday November 28, 2021. It focuses on Jesus’ wisdom. The message to all who will listen is you can trust Jesus in every circumstance because he is wise and he will not lead you or his church into any situation which cannot be handled with his help.
27:55
November 29, 2021
Authoritative - Mark 5 (11-21-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday November 21, 2021. It focuses on Jesus’ authority. The message to all who will listen is you can trust Jesus in every circumstance because his authority over every realm means you cannot be harmed apart from his allowance.
35:58
November 22, 2021
Generous - Mark 4 (11-14-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday November 14, 2021. It focuses on God’s generosity toward those who do not know him. The message to all who will listen is God is generous with his word, spreading it through his servants’ mouths, so many can hear of the salvation he offers through his son and believe and be saved.
28:25
November 15, 2021
God Is So Good (11-07-2021)
This episode contains the remembrances of longtime missionary, Doris Ferguson, as she shared them with Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Throughout her talk she is grateful for God’s goodness to her and her family. If you listen with your heart, you will be moved to thanksgiving as well. Now, here is Doris Ferguson.
37:21
November 9, 2021
Good and Fearless - Mark 3 (10-31-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, October 31, 2021. It focuses on Jesus’ goodness and fearlessness as revealed in Mark 3. The message to all who will listen is God, who is good, does good in and through his people and gives those who seek him his fearlessness.
29:43
November 1, 2021
Forgiving - Mark 2 (10-24-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, October 24, 2021. It focuses on Jesus’ forgiving nature as revealed in Mark 2. The message to all who will listen is forgiveness is the most important gift God gives his children.
30:27
October 25, 2021
Deeply Moved - Mark 1 (10-17-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, October 17, 2021. It focuses on Jesus’ empathy when we’re tempted and his compassion when we face difficulties. The message to all who will listen is Jesus is worthy of worship.
30:25
October 19, 2021
Love It! Hate It! (10-10-2021)
This sermon was originally preached at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, October 10, 2021. It focuses on the joys and difficulties of being a pastor. Joining Pastor Mike Neifert are two other pastors, members of this congregation, who love Jesus and his church and want to see God's kingdom come.
36:44
October 12, 2021
Toward the Tomb - Part 4 (10-03-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, October 3, 2021. It focuses on the final hours of Jesus’ life. The message to all who will listen is Jesus’ sacrifice pays the price for our salvation.
30:55
October 5, 2021
Toward the Tomb - Part 3 (09-26-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, September 26, 2021. It focuses on events which take place during Jesus’ journey toward death. The message to all who will listen is God’s grace can extend to even the worst of sinners and he can give courage to fearful people pleasers.
26:03
September 28, 2021
Toward the Tomb - Part 2 (09-19-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, September 19, 2021. It focuses on events which take place during Jesus’ journey toward death. The message to all who will listen is despite our failings, we can find mercy from God, and be used by him for his glory and the good of others.
29:53
September 21, 2021
Toward the Tomb - Part 1 (09-12-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert for Pratt Friends Church online on Sunday, September 12, 2021. It focuses on Jesus journey toward death. The message to all who will listen is God’s will is going to be done even when man opposes it.
36:26
September 14, 2021
Instant Christians (09-05-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by guest preacher, Roy Haines, for Pratt Friends Church online on Sunday, September 5, 2021. It focuses on being instant Christians, ready to meet Jesus. The message to all who will listen is God’s people should be ready at all times to give an answer to those who ask about their hope.
18:15
September 6, 2021
No One Knows the Hour (08-29-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, August 29, 2021. It focuses on further words of prophecy from Jesus concerning the last days. The message to all who will listen is keep watch while you serve God and people.
30:28
August 31, 2021
Unwilling (08-15-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, August 15, 2021. It focuses on Jesus’ confrontation of the religious leaders and his compassion for them. The message to all who will listen is Jesus invites all to come to him for salvation.
30:09
August 17, 2021
Hypocrites (08-08-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, August 8, 2021. It focuses on getting things right in our inmost being. The message to all who will listen is those who are part of Jesus’ kingdom live with humility and serve others for God’s glory alone.  The first minute and a half is audio from a YouTube video. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mcXtontujA)
30:09
August 10, 2021
Paul's Prayer for Abundance (08-01-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by guest preacher, Roy Haines, at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, August 1, 2021. It focuses on God’s desire for us to abound in love. The message to all who will listen is Jesus will help us to keep from sin in our own lives and to not lead others into sin.
32:13
August 3, 2021
A Little Back and Forth (07-18-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, July 18, 2021. It focuses on who’s in control of our lives. The message to all who will listen is Jesus is the rightful ruler of all and the wise person bows their knee to him.
32:41
July 20, 2021
Equal (07-04-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, July 4, 2021. It focuses on our tendency to compare ourselves with others and seek power. The message to all who will listen is the greatest in the kingdom, where every believer receives eternal life, is the servant of all.
30:43
July 6, 2021
Loaded Questions (06-27-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, June 27, 2021. It focuses on Jesus’ response to two questions posed to him concerning divorce and how to gain eternal life. The message to all who will listen is following Jesus’ way is not always easy and salvation is by grace not works.
29:58
June 29, 2021
Jesus on Sin and Conflict (06-20-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, June 20, 2021. It focuses on Jesus’ instructions concerning dealing with sin and conflict. The message to all who will listen is following Jesus’ way leads to peace and reconciliation.
36:41
June 22, 2021
Waiting (06-13-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Tom Harrison, a guest preacher, at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Its focus is on waiting for God to work in our lives. The message to all who will listen is trusting God to bring his plan to completion is the only way to live.
22:30
June 15, 2021
To Be or Not to Be (06-06-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Roy Haines, a guest preacher, at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Its focus is on making Jesus master of our lives. The message to all who will listen is we must be sold out completely to Jesus.
28:11
June 8, 2021
Sneak Peek (05-30-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, May 30, 2021. It focuses on the revelation of Jesus' glory to Peter, James, and John on the mount of transfiguration. The message to all who will listen is Jesus is God's son and all must listen to him.
33:13
June 1, 2021
Who Is This Guy? (05-23-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, May 23, 2021. It focuses on Peter’s bold confession of Jesus as Messiah, as the Son of the living God. The message to all who will listen is submission to Jesus makes sense in light of who he is.
30:26
May 25, 2021
Religious Rivals (05-16-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, May 16, 2021. It focuses on Jesus’ conflicts with religious rivals. The message to all who will listen is watch out for false teachers while you cling to the truth.
31:20
May 18, 2021
Jesus All Around (05-09-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, May 9, 2021. It focuses on Jesus’ expansion of the kingdom to those outside the Jewish community. The message to all who will listen is Jesus is the savior of all who put their faith in him.
32:00
May 11, 2021
Faith is Everything (05-02-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, May 2, 2021. It focuses on the faith and lack of faith of many who encountered Jesus. The message to all who will listen is faith in Jesus is the better course to take in all difficulties.
29:25
May 4, 2021
Carpenter Deputation (04-25-2021)
This message was originally recorded at Northridge Friends Church in Wichita, Kansas, in early 2021, by Evangelical Friends Mission workers, Brad and Chelsea Carpenter. It was shared during worship at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
23:00
April 27, 2021
Story Time with Jesus (04-18-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, April 18, 2021. It focuses on the parables Jesus tells which encourage spreading the good news far and wide. The message to all who will listen is gospel-spreading, not judging, is the believer’s job.
27:24
April 20, 2021
Death Wish (04-11-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, April 11, 2021. It focuses on the conflict between Jesus and the Pharisees over Sabbath regulations. The message to all who will listen is Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath and the Spirit is the source of all good things we know as believers.
31:21
April 13, 2021
Craziest Graveside Story Ever (04-04-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, April 4, 2021. It focuses on the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, the attempted cover up of this amazing story, and the commission Jesus gave his disciples before he ascended into heaven. The message to all who will listen is worship and belief and obedience are the most reasonable responses to the One who rose from the dead.
29:55
April 6, 2021
Pro-Jesus or Anti-Jesus? (03-28-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Its focus is on the reactions of different groups to Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The message to all who will listen is Jesus is God’s Son and you must decide what you will do with him.
26:15
March 30, 2021
Empty Nest (03-21-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Its focus is on Jesus’ interaction with John the Baptist’s disciples as they are sent to ask if he’s the one promised by the prophets or if there will be another. The message to all who will listen is Jesus is the promised and the job and joy of every believer is to point others to him.
29:38
March 23, 2021
Adventure Awaits - Part 2 (03-14-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Its focus is once again on Jesus’ instructions to his disciples as they prepare to go on their first ministry trip without him. The message to all who will listen is those who go where Jesus sends them will face difficulties. They will be persecuted in the here and now, but in eternity, they will enjoy life with Jesus, the One who saved them to do his kingdom work.
28:16
March 16, 2021
Adventure Awaits - Part 1 (03-07-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Its focus is on Jesus’ instructions to his disciples as they prepare to go on their first ministry trip without him. The message to all who will listen is God calls us to go to specific people in specific places with the nearer-than-you-think-kingdom message.
28:51
March 9, 2021
What Matters More (02-28-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Its focus is the need for believers to pray for and be as close to sinners as Jesus was. The message to all who will listen is God calls his people to be out among the lost so they can point the way to the savior, Jesus, so their neighbors can find grace and mercy.
32:58
March 2, 2021
Take It All to Him (02-21-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Its focus is faith in God in every area of life. The message to all who will listen is God can be trusted with our health issues big and small, the fears which threaten to undo us, and every demonic attack which comes our way.
26:37
February 23, 2021
Whose Job? (02-14-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Its focus is judging others and discerning truth. The message to all who will listen is that judging is God’s job while discerning truth is ours.
28:28
February 16, 2021
Be Careful (02-07-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, February 7, 2021. It focuses on bringing glory to God rather than to self. The message to all who will listen is that all righteous deeds should be done secretly, for God’s eyes only.
27:10
February 9, 2021
Getting Along God's Way (01-31-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, January 31, 2021. It focuses on dealing with conflict and persecution in God’s way. The message to all who will listen is that, with the Spirit’s help, believers can live at peace with others.
34:52
February 2, 2021
Might I Tempt You? (01-24-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Its focus is dealing with and overcoming temptation. The message to all who will listen is God will help you when you’re tested.
39:04
January 26, 2021
Righteousness Over Ritual (01-17-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Its focus is on the necessity of spiritual change over and above any religious ritual. The message to all who will listen is repent of your sin and follow God.
33:05
January 19, 2021
Fear and Faith (01-10-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Its focus is on how fear and faith are displayed in the way individuals act. The message to all who will listen is live by faith in God rather than by fear.
30:47
January 12, 2021
Whom Do You Choose? (01-03-2021)
This sermon was originally preached by guest preacher, Tom Harrison, at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Its focus is on Joseph’s obedience to God in a reputation-shattering situation. The message to all who will listen is submission to God in all circumstances is the way of the faithful.
14:53
January 5, 2021
Guaranteed Future (12-27-2020)
This sermon was originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Its focus is on the future guaranteed to those who believe on Jesus for salvation and the promised end of those who refuse to believe. The message to all who will listen is God paid the price so those who believe in Jesus can receive eternal life.
27:49
December 29, 2020
Seek the Lord (12-12-2020)
This sermon, originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, December 20, 2020, focuses on seeking mercy and pardon for sin. The message to all who will hear it is God is merciful and will freely pardon those who put their faith in Jesus.
28:15
December 22, 2020
What Are the Odds? (12-13-2020)
The sermon, originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on Sunday, December 13, 2020, focuses on the probabilities the Jesus is the promised one, the Messiah, which God had said would come. The message to believers is Jesus is our savior.
28:39
December 17, 2020
Jesus Is Coming Again (12-06-2020)
This sermon, originally preached by Pastor Mike Neifert at Pratt Friends Church on December 6, 2020, focuses on several prophecies which predict Jesus' second coming. The message to believers is remain faithful to God.
31:11
December 17, 2020