Author Archives: Joel Harder

Last of Human Freedoms

Devotional Message delivered to the Oklahoma House of Representatives on February 7, 2019. ***TRANSCRIPT*** The Last of Human Freedoms OK House Devotional Message February 7, 2019 Good morning: I want to first thank Speaker Charles McCall for asking me to serve as chaplain for the OK House of Representatives in the 57th Legislature. His confidence in me is most humbling

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Invocation | First Joint Session of 57th Oklahoma Legislature

Dr. Harder delivered the invocation for the first joint session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature on January 8, 2019 in Oklahoma City. Invocation | First Joint Session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature from Capitol Commission Oklahoma on Vimeo. ***TRANSCRIPT*** Heavenly Father, As we pause in this moment, filled with anticipation for all that lies before us, specifically before these elected

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Invocation, OK House Swearing-in Ceremony (VIDEO)

Invocation | 57th OK Leg Swearing-In Ceremony from Capitol Commission Oklahoma on Vimeo. ******TRANSCRIPT****** Thank you, Mr. Speaker, We gather together this morning, first of all with a heart of thankfulness. We are grateful for the many ways we are blessed in this nation and in our state. May we never take for granted the extraordinary privilege of freedom, our

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Election Day | Three Ways to Pray

The midterm election is almost upon us. For many in the political arena working feverishly in the final hours, November 6 couldn’t come soon enough. Much is yet known about how things will go on November 6, but one thing is certain, November 7 is just one day later. On November 7, we will know who the people of Oklahoma

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For Election Day: An Old Command

Living in a representative democracy is an extraordinary blessing. As citizens, we each get a vote and we each have a voice. It’s not the case everywhere and wasn’t true in many nations throughout history. It wasn’t true at the time when much of the Bible was written. What can the Bible teach us about using our voice at times

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