The Chapel Podcast
By Chapel Hill Baptist
The Chapel PodcastJun 06, 2023
Matthew 6:16-24: Fasting and Focus: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon discusses God's plan for fasting and focus.
Matthew 6:9-15: Glorifying God Through our Prayer: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon dives into what it means to pray the Lord's Prayer .
Matthew 6:1-8: The Glory of God Alone (Part 1): Works and Prayer: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon begins the journey through Matthew 6 by specifically examining how God deserves our glory alone in our works of righteousness and our prayer life.
Matthew 5:38-38: What to do When Others Mistreat You: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon defines Christ's instructions when it comes to dealing with difficult people.
Matthew 5:33-37: Jesus Forbids Oaths: Pastor Bryce Hamilton
For this episode, Pastor Bryce continues our journey through the Sermon on the Mount by focusing on the importance of keeping your word before God.
Matthew 5:27-32: "God's Most Sacred Human Relationship": Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon discusses God's most sacred human relationship.
Matthew 5:21-26: The Heart of a Murderer: Pastor Brandon Joyner
What is murder? What is murder in the eyes of God? For this episode, Pastor Brandon defines God's view of murder.
Matthew 5:17-20: The Relationship of Man and Jesus to the Law: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon Joyner explains the relationship between Jesus and the law.
The Future Hope Because of Jesus' Resurrection: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this special episode, Pastor Brandon Joyner gives the Christian hope for the future because of Jesus' resurrection.
Matthew 5:13-16: "Salt and Light": Pastor Brandon Joyner
Jesus does not command Christians to be salt and light, Jesus says that Christians ARE salt and light. In this episode, Pastor Brandon explains exactly what that means.
Matthew 5:9-12: The Peacemakers and The Persecuted: Pastor Bryce Hamilton
Have you ever wondered what Jesus meant by "blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God"? What Jesus meant is probably different than what you may be thinking. Also, why should we rejoice when people persecute us for our faith? Isn't that the opposite emotion that persecution produces? This past Sunday, Pastor Bryce shared a wonderful message as he focuses on the final beatitudes.
Matthew 5:6-8: Those Who Hunger after Righteousness, The Merciful, and The Pure in Heart: Pastor Brandon Joyner
In this episode, Pastor Brandon Joyner examines those who hunger after righteousness, the merciful, and the pure in heart from the beatitudes.
Matthew 5:3-5: The Poor in Spirit, Those that Mourn, and The Meek: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon continues the series on the Sermon on the Mount by discuss the first three beatitudes. The beatitudes are the blessings that are applicable to the Christian.
Matthew 5:1-2: The Sermon on the Mount (Part 1): An Overview: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon gives an overview of the context, setting, and audience of Christ's most famous sermon known as "The Sermon on the Mount".
Matthew 4:23-25: The Four Elements of Christ-centered Discipleship: Pastor Brandon
For this special episode, Pastor Brandon preaches the last message at the current location and delivers a charge for the next phase of ministry by focusing on the "four elements of Christ-centered discipleship".
Matthew 4:18-22: Faith and Obedience: Pastor Bryce Hamilton
For this episode, Pastor Bryce discuss Jesus' first call to His disciples.
Matthew 4:12-17: The Preparation for the Galilean Ministry: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon connects the dots between Matthew 4:11 and 4:12.
Matthew 4:1-11: The Temptation of Jesus: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon examines the temptation of Jesus per Matthew's Gospel.
Matthew 3:13-17: The Significance of the Baptism of Jesus: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon jumps into the significance of Jesus' baptism and what that means for us today.
Matthew 3:1-12: The Ministry of John the Baptist: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon examines the ministry of John the Baptist.
Matthew 1-2: The Early Years of Jesus: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon begins the study on the Gospel of Matthew by focusing on the early years of Jesus Christ.
Make Disciples: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon introduces the 2023 Church teaching theme: "Make Disciples".
No Matter What Comes Our Way, We Will Trust God: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon encourages our hearts to remain faithful to God, no matter what 2023 may bring our way.
Christmas Demonstrates God's Unbreakable Promises: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this special Christmas episode, Pastor Brandon examines how Christmas displays God's sovereignty.
Ephesians 6:10-20: "Standing Firm in Your Faith": Pastor Bryce Hamilton
For this episode, Pastor Bryce closes out the book of Ephesians by examining the armor of the Lord.
The Response to Jesus' Arrival: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon examines the different responses to the arrival of Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 6:5-9: "God's Instructions for Healthy Workplace Relationships": Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon discusses how Christian employers and employees out to interact with one another.
**Guest Speaker**: "Forward with God": Pastor Greg Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Greg Joyner gives us encouragement from the book of Nehemiah.
Ephesians 6:1-4: God's Instructions for Healthy Parent/Child Relationships: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon dives into Paul discussions regarding a healthy parent/child relationship.
Ephesians 5:22-33: God's Instructions for a Successful Marriage: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon breaks down God's instructions for a successful marriage.
Ephesians 5:15-21: Walk in Wisdom: Pastor Bryce Hamilton
For this episode, Pastor Bryce discusses the principle of "walking in wisdom".
Ephesians 5:8-14: "Walk in Light": Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon explains the Apostle Paul's commands to "walk in the light".
Ephesians 5:1-7: "Walk in Love": Pastor Brandon Joyner
In this episode, Pastor Brandon discusses Paul's command to "Walk in Love".
Why Faith Promise Missions Giving? Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon explains the Biblical reason behind why The Chapel practices "Faith Promise Missions Giving".
Ephesians 4:25-32: Cultivating Holiness: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon examines the points that Paul makes when it comes to "putting on the new man".
"Heaven on Earth": Anniversary Sunday: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this special episode, Pastor Brandon reflects on God's goodness over the past 4 years and lays out God's leading for the future of the ministry.
The Church: Mission Accomplished: Pastor Bryce Hamilton
For this special episode, Pastor Bryce paves the way for the "Vision for 2023" by delivering a powerful message on the purpose and history of the church.
Jesus- The Ultimate Rescue: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon pauses to thank our local first responders. Pastor Brandon explains our Jesus Christ is our ultimate source of rescue.
Ephesians 4:17-24: "Take the Next Step": Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon discusses the "Put off, Put on" principle.
**Guest Speaker**: The Evidence of Love: A Gift Says it All: Oscar Joyner
For this episode, one of our deacons, Oscar Joyner, talks about the importance of giving.
Ephesians 4:7-16: The Purpose of Spiritual Gifts: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon reveals the purpose of spiritual gifts within the body of Christ.
Ephesians 4:1-6: Walk in Unity: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon breaks down Paul's call for unity within the church.
Ephesians 3:14-21: God's Power in the Church: Pastor Bryce Hamilton
For this episode, Pastor Bryce breaks down Paul's second prayer for the church in Ephesus.
Ephesians 3:1-13: The Mystery Revealed: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon breaks down "the mystery" that Paul speaks of in Ephesians 3:1-13.
Ephesians 2:11-22: Overcoming Prejudice Within the Church: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon discusses the Gospel's solution to prejudice within the church.
Ephesians 2:1-10: God's Power for the Church: Pastor Bryce Hamilton
For this episode, Pastor Bryce discusses the significance of our salvation.
Ephesians 1:15-23: God's Purpose for the Church (Part 2): Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon dives deep into Paul's prayer for the Christians in Ephesus.
Ephesians 1:1-14: God's Purpose for the Church (Part 1): Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon discusses predestination, redemption, and our inheritance found in Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-22: Paul's Final Encouragements: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon Joyner discusses Paul's final encouragements to the church in Thessalonica.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11: Paul's Discussion Regarding the Day of the Lord: Pastor Brandon Joyner
What does "the Day of the Lord" mean and what does it mean for the Christian? For this episode, Pastor Brandon dissects the meaning of "the Day of the Lord".
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18: Paul's Comfort for the Anxious Christian: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon dissects the Apostle Paul's words regarding the rapture of the church.
1 Thessalonians 4:9-12: Paul's Plea for the Christian's Testimony: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon examines Paul's encouragement for the importance of a Christian's testimony.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8: Paul's Plea for Purity: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon dives into Paul's plea for purity among the Christians.
1 Thessalonians 3: The Pastor and the Church: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon examines 1 Thessalonians 3 as the Apostle Paul pours out his heart for the church in Thessalonica.
1 Thessalonians 2:17-20: The Heart of Ministry: Pastor Bryce Hamilton
For this episode, Pastor Bryce Hamilton discusses Paul heart behind his ministry.
1 Thessalonians 2:13-16: Comforting Words for a Persecuted Church: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon delivers Paul's encouragement for a persecuted church.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12: The Foundation of God-Honoring Ministry: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon breaks down Paul's heart for the church in Thessalonica that gives us an understanding of God-honoring ministry.
1 Thessalonians 1: "An Intro": Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon kicks off this new series on 1 Thessalonians by giving a brief introduction to Paul's first epistle to the church in Thessalonica.
He is Risen: Pastor Brandon Joyner (2022 Easter Message)
For this episode, Pastor Brandon discusses the significance of Christ's resurrection for mankind.
The Triumphal Entry of Jesus: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon discusses the significance of Christ's triumphal entry in to Jerusalem.
Hebrews 11:30-40: When Faith Intersects with the Will of God: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon closes out Hebrews 11 by defining God's overall plan for mankind.
Hebrews 11:24-29: Faith for Future Reward: Pastor Bryce Hamilton
For this episode, Pastor Bryce breaks down the faith of Moses.
Hebrews 11:23: Faith for the Children: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon explores the relationship between faith and the parents of Moses.
John 21:15-19: Faith to Get Past the Roadblock of Shame: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon dives into one of the biggest factors that cause people to fail when it comes to following God's call.
Hebrews 11:17-19: Faith to Get Past Your Breaking Point: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon explores the importance of faith when it comes to your breaking point.
Hebrews 11:11-16: The Timeless Nature of Faith: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon examines the relationship between faith and age.
Hebrews 11:8-10: How Faith Impacts God's Call: Pastor Brandon Joyner
What do we do when God's call seems impossible?
Hebrews 11:7: How the Faith of a Man Impacts the Family: Pastor Brandon Joyner
Through the example of Noah, we see more than just a man that "built an ark". We see a man whose faith impacted his entire family.
Hebrews 11:5-6: The Faith of Enoch: Pastor Bryce Hamilton
What was it about Enoch that made him so special?
Hebrews 11:4: How Faith Impacts our Giving: Pastor Brandon Joyner
Ever wonder the line between "giving in faith" and "being a good steward"? In this episode, Pastor Brandon seeks to answer this question through the story of Cain and Abel.
Hebrews 11:3: By Faith We Understand Creation: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon seeks to build our faith by dissecting the truths of Hebrews 11:3
Hebrews 11:1-2: 2022 Vision Sunday (Faith Over Fear): Pastor Brandon Joyner
In this special episode, Pastor Brandon introduces the 2022 vision for The Chapel.
"A Year of Unrelenting Faith": Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon delivers a challenge for 2022 to make the year the most faith stretching and emotionally uplifting year we have ever experienced.
"Born to Die": Garth Henson
For this episode, the music director at The Chapel, Garth Henson, examines the parallels between the birth and death of Jesus Christ.
"Immanuel": Pastor Bryce Hamilton
Join us as we continue our "The Name" Christmas series.
"Prince of Peace": Pastor Bryce Hamilton
Join us as we discover the significance behind "Prince of Peace".
"Everlasting Father": Pastor Brandon Joyner
Join Pastor Brandon and The Chapel family for Christmas as Pastor Brandon dissects the significance behind the name: "Everlasting Father".
"Mighty God": Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this next episode, Pastor Brandon discovers the significance behind Jesus' name, "Mighty God".
"Worthy Counselor": Pastor Brandon Joyner
In this episode, Pastor Brandon kicks off the 2021 Christmas series "The Name" with a focus on the name "Wonderful Counselor".
Psalm 24: The Glory of God: Pastor Brandon Joyner
Listen to this short message as Pastor Brandon Joyner describes the glory of God as portrayed in Psalm 24.
2 John 7-11: Beware of Deceivers: Pastor Brandon Joyner
As sin continues to run rampant, the fight for truth will become harder. Listen to the warning of the Apostle John when it comes to false deceivers.
2 John 1-6: To Walk in Truth and Love: Pastor Brandon Joyner
What does it mean to walk in truth and love? Listen as Pastor Brandon kicks off a 2 week "mini-series" on the letter of 2 John.
James 5:19-20: When a Brother Goes Astray: Pastor Brandon Joyner
The church often focused on "reaching the lost", and it must be. But what about the wandering brother? In this episode Pastor Brandon shares encouragement from James when it comes to the drifting brother.
James 5:13-18: Prayer as it Pertains to the Church: Pastor Brandon Joyner
When James tells us to call upon the elders when we are sick, what is he really talking about?
James 5:7-12: Perseverance Through Persecution: Pastor Brandon Joyner
The only way we can overcome the thirst for revenge is to become satisfied with something greater. In this episode, we will observe the encouragement from James as he equips us with the necessary tools to persevere through persecution.
The Vision of Church Planting at The Chapel: Pastor Brandon Joyner
This episode, Pastor Brandon closes out the 2021 Hope Missions Conference by sharing the vision of Church planting for The Chapel.
James 5:1-6: The Cost of Materialism: Pastor Brandon Joyner
What does the obsession of materialism do to a person? Find out in this week's episode.
3rd Year Anniversary Celebration: Pastor Brandon Joyner
Join us for this special episode as we pause and celebrate 3yrs of God's grace at The Chapel.
James 4:13-17: The Relationship Foundation: Faith: Pastor Brandon Joyner
As we dive into James 4:13-17, we explore the faith that is paramount to our relationship with Jesus Christ.
James 4:11-12: The Relationship Maintainer: Love: Pastor Brandon Joyner
For this episode, Pastor Brandon examines the type of love the church ought to display to its fellow brothers and sisters.
James 4:7-10: The Relationship Builder: Humility: Pastor Brandon Joyner
In the second part to James 4, Pastor Brandon discusses the key word when it comes to building our relationship with the Father.
James 4:1-6: The Relationship Stressor: Pride: Pastor Brandon Joyner
How does pride affect our relationship with God and others?
Matthew 8:5-13: Great is Your Faith: Pastor Bryce Hamilton
Pastor Bryce delivers a special message on our faith when it relates to Jesus Christ.
James 3:13-18: The Difference Between Heavenly Wisdom and Earthly Wisdom: Pastor Brandon Joyner
In this time period of "sticky situations", we desperately need to heavenly wisdom to make the proper decisions.
James 3:1-12: The Importance of Wisdom Within a Christian's Speech: Pastor Brandon Joyner
The tongue can set the course for the rest of your life. Here is how to avoid ruin...
James 2:14-26: Genuine Christianity Demonstrates Genuine Works: Pastor Brandon Joyner
Is it necessary to have good works in order to have genuine salvation? James explains this relationship within our next study.
James 2:1-13: A Genuine Christian Demonstrates Impartial Love: Pastor Brandon Joyner
This is why I don't have a "reserved for the Pastor" sign in our church parking lot.
James 1:22-27: A Growing Christian Acts Upon God's Word
In this next section of James, James says that it is not good enough to simply "hear" God's Word without "acting" upon it.
The Christian's Role in America: 1 Timothy 2:1-6
Pastor Brandon pauses within the series of James to discuss a special Independence Day message.
James 1:19-21: The Properties for Overcoming Trials
So James tells that we must "have faith in God" when dealing with a trail. But how do we practically do this? In this next episode, James explains the "necessary qualities" for overcoming trials.
James 1:12-18: The Proper Understanding of Trials
Listen as James describes for us how we can turn a trial from a curse into a blessing.
James 1:9-11: The Perspective of Trials
James tells us that sometimes God allows trials to come into our lives to remind us that what we have in Christ is everything we need.
James 1:2-8: The Profit of Trials
As James kicks off this first section on trials, he begins by urging the believers to understand the purpose of their trials.
James 1:1: An Introduction to James
Pastor Brandon discusses the author, audience, and aim of the book of James.
The Preeminence of Christ as it Pertains to Our Christian Testimony: Colossians 4:2-6
How are we supposed to respond to a society that is convinced that our foundational belief is wrong?
Colossians 3:22-4:1: The Preeminence of Christ as it Pertains to the Workplace
What does the preeminence of Christ have to do with my workplace? Discover what God's Word says in regard to the Employee and Employer relationship.
Colossians 3:18-21: The Preeminence of Christ as it Pertains to the Family
For this week's episode, Pastor Brandon dives deep into how the preeminence of Christ affects family relationships.
Colossians 3:11-17: The Preeminence of Christ as it Pertains to the Church
Church isn't about you. The Apostle Paul explains that statement in this week's portion of Scripture.
Colossians 3:1-11: The Foundation of Sanctification
Does the monotony of life become too much to handle at times? As Paul kicks off the third section of Colossians, he begins with the reminder that because we are "in Christ", we have purpose.
Easter 2021: The Power of Christ's Resurrection
The resurrection of Christ is the single greatest event in all of human history. But what makes it so great?
Colossians 2:18-23: Beware of Distracting Worship
In this section of Colossians, the Apostle Paul speaks to the distracting worship that crept into the church.
Colossians 2:11-17: Beware of Legalism
What is legalism and how we can fight against it within the church?
Colossians 2:6-10: Beware of False Philosophies (Part 2): The Call to Action
It's not good enough just to learn, we must put our learning into action!
Colossians 2:1-5: Beware of False Philosophies (Part 1): Clinging to the Preeminence of Christ
In this first part of this mini-series, the Apostle Paul warns the readers to cling to the preeminence of Christ and reject the false philosophy of the world.
Colossians 1:24-29: The Preeminence of Christ in Ministry
How do we prevent burnout as Christians? It begins with the right perspective of ministry.
Colossians 1:18-23: The Preeminence of Christ in Reconciliation
The Preeminence of Christ is more than a position of leadership. Through the power of Christ, believers can be reconciled to the Father.
Colossians 1:15-17: The Preeminence of Christ in Creation
Christ is in control, no matter what the world brings.
Colossians 1:12-14: The Preeminence of Christ in Redemption
Have we lost the awe of God's grace that has been afforded to us through salvation?
Colossians 1:1-12: Walk Worthy
As we kick off a new preaching series focused on the book of Colossians, we examine the Gospel-filled prayer of Paul to the church in Colossae.
How to Experience Joy Even if 2021 is No Better
How can we have joy in 2021 even if 2021 is no better than 2020?
The Constant Compassion of Jesus: Bryce Hamilton
Have you ever wondered if Jesus was too "big" or too "busy" for you? Through the story of the two blind men, we are encouraged that Jesus always has compassion for His people.
Christmas Isn't Canceled (Part 2): The Seeming Roadblocks to God's Plan
Whenever God unfolds His plan, Satan attempts to do whatever he can to overthrow God's plan. But is He ever successful?
Christmas Isn't Cancelled (Part 1): God's Plan from the Very Beginning
At what point did God realize that man needed more help regarding His sin; therefore, deciding to send His Son?
Romans 15:8-13: Praising God Together!
As we approach Thanksgiving 2020, there can be a tendency to assume that there is not much to be thankful for. The Apostle Paul closes out this section of Romans by reminding us for the ultimate reason why we must be thankful.
Romans 15:1-7: Learning to Live in Harmony (Part 3): United for the Glory of God
Yes, it is possible to live in harmony with believers that have a different set of standards and convictions. In Romans 15:1-7, the Apostle Paul gives the task, the focus, and the end result when it comes to the stronger believer's treatment towards the weaker believer.
Romans 14:13-23: Learning to Live in Harmony (Part 2): Living in Grace While Maintaining Christian Liberty
As Christians, is it possible to live in harmony while maintaining your Christian liberty?
Romans 14:1-12: Learning to Live in Harmony (Part 1): Loving Others As They Grow in Grace
It is not our job as Christian to judge the heart of other Christians. The Apostle Paul teaches us how to live in harmony with other Christians that have a different set of convictions.
Romans 13:11-14: Christian, Wake Up!
Christ could return at any moment. Understanding the urgency that the return of Christ brings to Christians, the Apostle Paul delivers a much needed wake-up call.
Roman 13:8-10: A Christian's Responsibility to Love His Neighbor
What does it mean to "love our neighbor as ourself" and why is this so important?
Romans 13:1-7: The Christian's Responsibilities to the Government
How are Christian's supposed to respond to a government that does not reflect Christian values?
Romans 12:9-21: The Responsibilities of a Genuine Christian
The Apostle Paul delivers a round of punches in Romans 12:9-21 that provide insight to Christians, regarding their behavior.
Romans 12:3-8: Serving God with Spiritual Gifts
What does it mean to serve God with spiritual gifts? What are the spiritual gifts?
Romans 12:1-2: Becoming a Living Sacrifice
Paul says that we have the power to overcome sin through the power of the Holy Spirit, but how do we do so? What does it mean to present our bodies as a living sacrifice?
Romans 11:25-36: God's Glory Revealed in His Future Plan for Israel.
God does have a future for Israel after all...
Romans 11:11-24: It's All Part of the Plan
Was the rejection of the Jews part of God's plan? How do the Gentiles fit into all of this?
Romans 11:1-10: Has God Forgotten about Israel? Absolutely Not!
Anyone could come to the conclusion based upon what Paul said at the end of Chapter 10 that God has forgotten about His chosen people, but Paul makes it clear in Romans 11 that God still has a plan for Israel.
Romans 10:18-21: The Result of Israel's Rejection
Because of Israel's rejection, God has now placed turned his attention to the Gentiles.
Romans 9:30-33: God's Sovereign Election (Part 4): God's Grace
Salvation is given to man by God's grace only. It is accepted by man through faith in Christ only.
Romans 9:19-29: God's Sovereign Election (Part 3): God's Justice
If God chooses whom He wills to use for His noble purposes and allows others to live in their own sin, doesn't that make God unjust?
**Special Message**: The Church's Desperate Need for the Lord's Supper
In this time of worldwide disunity, the church is in desperate need for the proper observation of the Lord's Supper.
Romans 9:14-18: God's Sovereign Election (Part 2): God's Righteousness
If God chooses whom He wants to show mercy to and whom He does not, does that make Him unrighteous?
Romans 9:1-13: God's Sovereign Election (Part 1): God's Faithfulness
Through the example that Paul uses regarding God's plan for Israel, we see just a small glimpse of the nature of God when it comes to His sovereign election.
Romans 8:31-39: Freedom from Fear
As Christians, we trust in the Sovereignty of God as a secure foundation. In Him, we have nothing to fear.
Romans 8:18-30: Freedom from Discouragement
If there was ever a time when people need to be encouragement, it's now.
Romans 8:5-17: Freedom from Defeat
Even though we still have a sinful nature, the Holy Spirit gives us the power to overcome the struggle of sin.
Romans 8:1-4: Freedom from Condemnation
Listen to "Part 1" of what many refer to as "the greatest chapter in all of Scripture". In part 1, we discover the freedom we have from condemnation through the new life in the spirit.
Romans 7:14-25: The Insufficiencies of the Law
Discover the spiritual battle that Christians still face after salvation.
Romans 7:7-13: The Functions of the Law
If the law is not sin, then what is the purpose of the law? How does God's perfect law affect sinful mankind?
Romans 7:1-6: The Law No Longer Condemns Believers
Listen to "Part 1" of Paul discussion on the believer's relationship to the law.
Romans 6:15-23: Under New Ownership: From Slaves to Sin to Slaves to God
Be a Christian places us under new ownership. New ownership requires new loyalty.
Romans 6:1-14: The Gospel Makes Us Dead to Sin and Alive to God
Even though we have been saved by grace, that does not give us permission to impose upon God's grace.
Romans 5:12-21: The Hope We Have Because of Jesus
Jesus brings us hope!
Romans 5:1-11: The Blessings of Justification
Justification brings abundant blessings to those that are justified.
Romans 4:16-25: Justification Only Comes Through Divine Power
The only way that a person can become righteous is through the Divine Power of God.
Romans 4:9-16: The Failure of Religion to Gain Righteousness
The practice of religion will always be insufficient for righteousness.
**Bonus Clip**: How a Christian Can Be Encouraged in the Midst of the Coronavirus
In this short episode, Pastor Brandon explains how Christians can be encouraged and encourage others in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Romans 4:1-8: The Example of Abraham (Part 1): The Failure of Works to Gain Righteousness
We all learn better through examples. In Romans 4 Paul uses Abraham as an example to support the fact that salvation is through faith only, not works. In this first section, Paul uses both the example of Abraham and David to support the fact that we can do nothing to accept the grace of God but believe in faith.
Romans 3:27-31: The Gospel in Relation to the Old Testament Law
I'm not a puzzle person. Quite frankly, I don't have the patience. The other day my son wanted me to put a puzzle together with him. It wasn't a hard puzzle, perhaps 25 pieces or so. I laid out all of the pieces with each picture facing up and attempted to place them together. Without seeing the big picture of the finalized product that they show on the outside of the box, it wasn't happening. Up until this point, the Jews and other listeners only received a small snapshot of how the Gospel intertwined with the law. The past Sunday we focused on Romans 3:27-31 and how Paul explained the Gospel's relation to the Old Testament law.
Romans 3:21-26: Introducing, The Gospel!
After several chapters on God's judgment upon sinful mankind, Paul begins to speak on Hope! This week, Paul introducing the solution to man's greatest problem.
Romans 3:9-20: The Unrighteousness of all Mankind.
Most likely, sitting in your home is a beautiful trashcan (maybe it's not beautiful, but it could be). It may look pretty on the outside, but the moment you open the lid, the horrendous smell of the rotting contents takes away the outside beauty of that trashcan.
Because the heart of mankind is entirely wicked, and this goes for all mankind, his character, conversation, and his actions are the mere stench of his wicked heart.
IS THERE ANY HOPE? Find out in this weeks episode.
Romans 3:1-8: God's Judgment Defended
What if you were told that everything you stood for and everything you believed was wrong? The same emotions you would experience is exactly what the Jews experienced in Romans 3:1-8 as they objected to Paul's presentation of the Gospel. Were they justified??
Romans 2:17-29: God's Judgment and the Law (Part 2): The Non-discriminatory Nature of God's Judgment
If you were to die today and stand before God and He were to ask you, "why should I let you into my heaven?" how would you answer that? Your answer will reveal where you place your security regarding your faith. Is the object of where you place your security actually secure enough?
Romans 2:12-16: God's Judgment and the Law (Part 1): The Criteria for God's Judgment
We know that God's judgment is righteous, but does He hold everyone to the same accountability?
Romans 2:1-11: God's Righteous Judgment
We know those that are "really" bad have no chance of getting into heaven. But is my church attendance, giving to the poor, and belief in God good enough?
Romans 1:24-32: God's Wrath on Unrighteousness (Part 2): The Results of God's Wrath
Talking about the consequences of sin is never fun. But yet a conversation that is absolutely necessary when it comes to the Gospel.
Romans 1:18-23: God's Wrath on Unrighteousness (Part 1): The Recipients of God's Wrath
As we journey through the book of Romans, this week we examine the type of people whom God reveals His wrath.
Angels: Promises Kept
What can Christ's birth from the perspective of the Angels teach us? It teaches us that God ALWAYS keeps His promises.
Mary: Complete Surrender
Imagine if you were Mary the moment that the Angel Gabriel appeared before you and told you that you were going to be the one to supernaturally deliver the Messiah. Think about the utter impossibility! Through this message, see how God will give you the power to accomplish the call He has for your life.
The People of the Nativity: Joseph
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a person that experienced the birth of Christ? This Christmas we will examine the perspective of Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds, and the Angels as they experienced the birth of the Savior
The Profile of Praise: Hebrews 13:10-16
Have you ever wondered if praising God is more than just mere words? Listen to this episode as Pastor Brandon gives the profile of Praise found in Hebrews 13.
How Can I Be Sure that Jesus is the Only Way to Heaven?
How can we be sure that Jesus is really the only way?
How Can I Know that the Bible is Reliable? (Part 2)
Listen to part 2 regarding the reliability of the Bible.
How Can I Know that the Bible is Reliable? (Part 1)
In this first message, we answer two of the four basic questions when it comes to determining the reliability of the Bible.
How Can I Be Sure that Jesus is Actually God?
It is imperative to believe that Jesus is God if you are a Christian? How can we be sure that Jesus' claim to be God is actually fact?
Loving our Extended Family: How to Communicate Genuine Love to Our Missionaries
For Missions Sunday 2019, Pastor Brandon shares some practical ways that a church family can communicate love to their missionaries in a way that they feel it.
How Can God be Defined as "Good" and "In Control" When There is So Much Evil and Suffering in the World?
Can God really be a "good God" when there is constant pain and suffering?
How Do We Grow From Here? Pastor Greg Joyner
Pastor Greg Joyner, Missions and Outreach Pastor at Valley Forge Baptist, deliver's a powerful message for "The Chapel's" on year anniversary celebration.
A True Christian is an Overcomer
John tells us that as Christians, we are overcomes of the world. But the question is... how can we fight like an overcomer?
A True Christian Tests the Spirits: 1 John 4:1-6
How do we know what doctrine is correct? John tells us how by "testing the spirits".
A True Christian Loves Others (Part 2): 1 John 4:7-19
In this second installment on the subject of "loving others", John gives us the "why" behind the command.
A True Christian Loves Others (Part 1)
A genuine Christian will reveal his faith with his Christ-like love for others.
A True Christian Prepares for the Return of Christ: 1 John 2:28-3:3
Those that are genuine Christians will have confidence at the return of Christ.
A True Christian Rejects the World: 1 John 2:15-17
John commands us to love the others but reject the world. How is a Christian supposed to love others that are so opposed to the things of God?
**Special Episode**: "How to Share Your Faith" with Lou Lepore
Lou Lepore is a passionate man that cares about Jesus and people. Hear how Lou Lepore, a middle school Physical Education teacher, shares His faith on a daily basis and how you can too.
A True Christian Adheres to God's Commands: 1 John 2:3-11
A genuine Christian will seek to obey the commands of God and love others.
A True Christian Walks in the Light: 1 John 1:5-2:2
Grounded: Gaining Confidence in My Standing with Christ
Listen as we study John's epistle of 1 John and discover how we can be confident in our standing with Christ.
Elijah: Hope When God Seems Silent
Have you ever felt alone? Have you ever felt like you were fighting the battles of life single-handedly? It seems as if no matter how hard we pray, God just seems silent. Through the life of Elijah, we learn that we can have hope when God seems silent.
Martha and Mary: Distracted Service vs. Authentic Worship
Martha was a doer, Mary was a dreamer. We often separate "working for the Lord" and "worshipping the Lord" when both should be one. Through the story of Martha and Mary, we see God's desire for service being in the form of authentic worship.
Joseph: The Type of Father God Desires
Happy Father's Day! In this week's sermon within our "Unlikely Hero" series we were encouraged to be the type of dad that God desires. Being a dad is much more than providing for the family.