By Alliance Church
This podcast includes Sunday messages from our main location in Appleton, WI. Our primary teachers are Dr. Dennis Episcopo, Dr. Mark Harris, and Rev. Brian Episcopo.
Alliance ChurchSep 25, 2023
Appleton Sunday Service 09/24/2023
Dr. Mark Harris continues the Genesis series.
Genesis: What is the point of work?
Work is a gift from God to enjoy His creation. Knowing how God intended work to be is essential to experiencing God and His blessing in our everyday labor.
Genesis: What Is The Meaning Of Creation?
What does God's creation tell us about Himself and our place in it?
Self or Slave
There are two words in the New Testament that will make or break how you serve God: slave (doulos) and self (autos).
The Absent Are Safe With Me
Have you ever been bitten by a vampire Christian? Like Dracula, they may look well respected and nice. However, when they open their mouths, death and destruction come forth. Gossip is the sin of vampire Christians - and it resides in all of us. In this study, we want to shed the light of God's word on the vampire Christians among us and in us. We want to drive the cross of Christ through the heart of the monster as we claim our homes and our church a vampire-free zone!
08/20/2023 Appleton Service
Pastor Brian Episcopo continues our series on Proverbs.
Overlook an Offense
When somebody offends you, what do you do? Our default response is often to put up a defense (walls go up) and pull out an offense (canons come out). However, those with biblical wisdom can stop, assess, and respond by overlooking an offense in the midst of an emotional storm.
Pastor Brian Episcopo starts a new series on Proverbs.
Famous Falls: When The Congregation Falls
How has your life been influenced by church congregations? Was it positive? Negative? A mix of both? The truth is that while some congregations help people love God, others are cited by people as a reason they’ve walked away from God. The words of Jesus are an important message to any congregation wanting to get this right.
Famous Falls: The Jews
God made promises to the Jewish people, and he still has plans for them. Pastor Dennis unpacks what one can learn from God's faithfulness to the Jewish people throughout the Bible and still today.
Famous Falls: Jonah, A Missionary Failure
What "rights" are you holding on to that cause you to get angry? What might people say about your value system? Pastor Dennis unpacks the story of Jonah in the Bible, and what we can learn from his experience.
07022023 Appleton Service
Pastor Brian Episcopo continues the Famous Falls series.
Famous Falls: What Do We Remember About Samson?
Can God use someone that spends most of their life chasing their sinful passions? Pastor Brian Dainsberg unpacks Samson's life and decisions, including his pursuit of whatever made him happy and his final choice to spend his life to benefit others.
Famous Falls: How To Get To Heaven
People asked Jesus all kinds of questions, but how does Jesus answer the question, "What must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Famous Falls | Appleton
Dr. Dennis Episcopo continues the Famous Falls series.
From Failure to Glory
Pastor Dennis unpacks verses in the Bible that show two different paths people can choose in life.
God's Rest > The Always-On Culture
As a society, we're drained. We're always available, constantly connected, and unable to
What's Next: Did Jesus Leave?
May 14th Appleton Service
May 7, 2023, Appleton Service
153 Fish, Exactly
Many think the Bible is full of 'fish stories,' but the account of this fishing trip begs to differ. John was there. He was in the boat. He saw it all happen. He even helped count the fish!
But, In Fact, Christ is Risen!
Paul reminds the Corinthians of three aspects of the Resurrection that cannot be forgotten. Embracing the Resurrection will not just change your future, it will change your today!
Stranger to Savior
If Jesus came back to life, it changes everything. But how can we have confidence that actually happened? Two travelers on the first Easter help us answer that question.
What's Next: On The Road
We often miss the divine in our most ordinary moments. Pastor Brian unpacks why that is and how Jesus helps us overcome it.
To find the real Jesus, He has to find you. The Good News is: He's calling your name.
Palm Sunday: Why did Jesus kill the tree?
Religious activity and true religion look the same on the outside. One has no fruit, and one has a new root.
Every Person is Important
Pastor Olivier, President of the French Alliance, encourages us to persevere in faith and remember that everyone has a role to play in the church here and abroad.
The 5 Gauges: Intellectual Gauge
Solomon lets us know that the most important thing we can do in this life is to guard our hearts because all of life stems from it. Our decisions determine our destiny, but our heart determines our decisions.
The 5 Gauges: Relational Gauge
Relational fullness is measured in how much the RIGHT people really know about the REAL you RIGHT now.
The 5 Gauges: Emotional Gauge
Pastor Brian Episcopo continues our series on the 5 Gauges.
The 5 Gauges: Physical Gauge
Rev. Brian Episcopo continues the series on the 5 gauges.
The 5 Gauges: Spiritual Gauge
Pastor Brian wants to know how you're doing... really. As we jump into "The 5 Gauges", Pastor Brian explains how the spiritual gauge affects all other areas of our lives.
Pastor Dennis explains three steps we can take toward forgiving others.
How Much Is Enough?
Pastor Mark uses four examples of different kinds of faith to answer the question, "How much faith is enough?"
Pastor Brian shares how we can face a new season seeking to walk in wisdom.
01.08.23 Appleton Message
Guest speaker Alan Hannah preaches at the Appleton location.
01.01.23 Appleton Message
Dr. Mark Harris preaches at the Appleton location.
End of Year Review
Rev. Brian Episcopo and Dr. Dennis Episcopo look back on what God did at Alliance in 2022.
He Shall Be Called: Prince of Peace
Christmas can spark a variety of feelings, memories, and hopes. Looking around the world, how can we understand the "peace on earth" that the Bible talks about? Pastor Brian explains what peace from Jesus is not, what fear has to do with it, and how we gain access to the peace that Jesus brings.
He Shall Be Called: Everlasting Father
Why did Isaiah use the phrase "Everlasting Father"? And what would have gone through the minds of the Israelites when they heard it? "Father" does NOT refer to the Messiah's position in the trinity but in his relationship with his people. The Messiah will live as a dad - for forever!
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Lead Us Not Into Temptation
There are no wasted words in the Lord's prayer. Pastor Mark explains how "lead us not into temptation" is a prayer for spiritual safety to deliver us from the enemy of our faith.
Forgiven & Forgiving
Do you understand the difference between justice and revenge? Do you trust God to bring about justice in your life and around you? According to Jesus, there is a deep-seated correlation between forgiving and being forgiven. Are you ready to extend to others what has been given to you?
Our One-Day-At-A-Time Bread
Rev. Brandon Hilstad continues our series on Prayer.
PRAYER: THY WILL BE DONE
Guest speaker Bob Lenz continues our series on prayer.
Prayer: From Worry to Wonder
When we approach God in prayer, Pastor Justin encourages us to move from praying from our worry to praying from a place of wonder about what God will do.
Prayer: Trace the Lines
As we learn how to pray, Jesus shows us how to trace the lines in the Lord's prayer.
Your Reason is Your Reward
Pastor Brian starts our prayer series in the Lord's prayer.
Why We Break Bread Together
Pastor Brian explains why we spend time sharing meals around a table with other believers.
Why We Study Together
Have you ever wondered why studying God's Word together plays such a huge role in the life of our church? We devote half of our weekly service to teaching the Bible, and throughout the week, we organize opportunities for people to study the Word in small groups. Why is this such a big deal? To be the Jesus-like church God wants us to be, we need his Word to keep us on track.