Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Duration:39 mins 28 secs
The Biblical stories of David's Mighty Men are fascinating. In this sermon called, "Stand Your Ground," we look at the life of a man named Shammah who was one of David's Mighty Men.
When the Philistines came to attack Israel, the Bible says that all the men of Israel fled, except Shammah. He stood in the middle of a field of beans and defended the field.
In this powerful sermon, Pastor Chad explains how God has called us to stand and defend what God has given to us. There are some fields that are worth defending. Fields like our marriages and children. Fields like Joy and Spiritual fervency.
The Bible says that Shammah stood and defended the field, but it also says that God brought a great victory that day. Pastor Chad concludes by showing us how God does not need us to win the battle, for the battle belongs to the Lord. God simply needs us to stand and fight. God will win the battle!
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Duration:38 mins 14 secs
Rise Together is a yearly community Sunday hosted by Preaching Christ Church at the Farmer's Market in Downtown Kingsport. For 2017, Pastor Chad's message was from Daniel 5 called, Weighed and Found Wanting.
What will you do when you stand before God? How will your soul be weighed? When God pronounced judgment on King Belshazzar in Daniel 5, God said the King had been weighed and found wanting.
Discover what the Bible teaches will happen for Christians, people who have been born again, at the time of their judgment when they will stand before God. The outcome will be very different than for those who are apart from Christ.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Duration:8 mins 31 secs
In a Tuesday Night Prayer Service, Pastor Bob Howerton led us in a strong prayer against pride. Before he led the prayer, he shared some of his own story concerning pride.
You can feel and hear Pastor Bob's heart as he shares very personally about his own father and son.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Duration:17 mins 50 secs
Does anyone have the "Right" to pray? Can anyone come before God and make their requests known and find help?
Certainly people can call on the Lord for salvation, but in this Tuesday Night Prayer sermon, Pastor Chad explores John 1:12 and shows how only those who have "received" Jesus have been given the "right" or the privilege to become "Children of God." Not everyone can come to the Lord and find grace and help, only His children and those who have received Christ and believed on His name.
You will find this message encouraging and uplifting as the Bible shows us why prayer is such a great privilege for the people of God.
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Duration:51 mins 28 secs
In the Easter Sermon of 2017, Pastor Chad breaks down each phrase of Ephesians 1:13 to teach on the subject of Saving Faith. He asks the question of what produces true salvation? It is not enough to believe in Christ, even that He died, buried and rose again. According to the Bible, even demons believe that and tremble...yet they are not saved.
So what is it that produces true, genuine faith? Ephesians 1:13 explains it to us. We hope you enjoy this Easter Sermon as we explore the difference between religion and true, Biblical salvation.
Tue, Apr 11, 2017
Duration:15 mins 35 secs
We all face distractions and the Bible teaches us how to guard against them. Distractions rob us of time with the Lord, energy toward our family and the important things God would have us do in life.
During this Tuesday Night Prayer Gathering, Pastor Chad teaches us how to eliminate distractions so we can focus greater on what God wants to do for us and through us.
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Duration:43 mins 58 secs
Luke tells us that other miracles were being performed in Acts 2, so why did Luke record this particular miracle as the first recorded miracle of the New Testament Church?
In the conclusion of the Kingdom Series of the Book of Acts, Pastor Chad explains why this miracle was recorded. He links it to the sermon Peter preached and explains how Acts 3 is a transition chapter in the book of Acts and how what was happening in the homes of the early church began to spill into the streets at Solomon's Portico.
Tue, Apr 04, 2017
Duration:14 mins 11 secs
While Jesus was dying on the cross, He prayed the prayer of forgiveness to others. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” is a prayer that shows Christ love for all sinners. The people who hung him to the cross, Jews and Romans, did this without the full knowledge of who Christ is and what He was about to do. Jesus prayed forgiveness even in his last hours of life.
This text show us that forgiveness is very important. The scripture emphasizes the importance to forgive one another. Forgiveness can hold back the hands of God if we do ask for it or give it to a person in our lives that we need to forgive. Don’t tie up the hands of God, ask God to help you forgive others so you can receive the full blessings God has in store for your life.
Sun, Apr 02, 2017
Duration:42 mins 28 secs
Acts 3 is an exciting chapter because it is a transition in the story of the young, Christian Church. Acts 2 tells us what was happening in the Upper Room and after Pentecost how the new 3,000 plus believers gathered in homes for Bible study, fellowship and prayer.
But in Acts 3, we see what was happening in the homes began to spill over into the streets of Jerusalem. In Pt. 10 of our Acts Series, Pastor Chad walks us through the first 10 verses studying the vivid imagery Luke records for us.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017
This Tuesday Night Prayer Service was designed especially for parents and grandparents who have children away from the Lord. Pastor Chad takes us through Daniel 9 and explains how we can pray this powerful prayer from Daniel, who was so effective in prayer, over our own families.
Daniel reminds the Lord of His great mercy. He does not approach the Lord from his own righteousness, but out of God's mercy.
Learn how to pray this powerful prayer over your own life and children.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Duration:54 mins 3 secs
What dominates your prayer life? What do you look for in a Church? God shares with us what He values in His people through Acts 2. In this sermon, we learn how we should value what God values.
Luke writes in Acts 2 that the new Church had a big effect on the society of Jerusalem. He says that awe came upon the people and that they had favor with all the people as the Lord added to their numbers daily.
In Pt. 8 of our Acts Series, we saw what made this Church devoted. In Pt. 9 of our study, we will see what made them attractive.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Duration:15 mins 7 secs
Terry Whitson brings a powerful teaching on how to pray according to God's will on this week's Tuesday Night Prayer Gathering.
His text was 1 John 5:14. He shows us how God's will and God's Word is synonymous. This is why we can pray with confidence that God hears and responds when we cry out to Him..
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
Duration:10 mins 19 secs
Pastor Bob Howerton speaks for this week's Prayer that Moves Mountains Service on how have greater intimacy in our prayer lives with the Lord.
He challenges us to see if our prayer lives are routine and ordinary or are you truly living life in relationship with Him, even in the small areas of your life?
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Duration:52 mins 4 secs
How does God measure His Church? What does God call a successful life, business or church? In Acts 2, we see what the early church valued. To our culture, they may seem simple, but to the Lord, these are the keys to success.
In Pt. 8 of our Acts Series, Pastor Chad breaks down the Biblical meaning of important words like fellowship, prayer and breaking of bread.
Learn what it means to be a devoted Christ follower the way the early church was.
Tue, Mar 07, 2017
Duration:15 mins 34 secs
How does a Christian handle anxiety? How does a believer overcome fear and worry? Philippians 4:6-8 gives us the answer.
In this short Tuesday devotional, Pastor Chad breaks down these powerful verses and shows us the Biblical model for overcoming fear.
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
Duration:50 mins 30 secs
What made Peter's sermon so powerful that it "cut to the heart" the very people who crucified Christ? What gave him such boldness to say, "This Jesus, whom you crucified?"
When Peter preached in Acts 2, it was the first sermon ever delivered by someone filled with the Holy Spirit. Luke records the results by telling us that 3,000 were saved on that day!
In Pt. 7 of our Acts Study, Pastor Chad walks us through Peter's sermon that was so powerful.
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
Duration:30 mins 6 secs
Kim Scalf teaches from Matthew 6 on how to understand and pray the Lord's prayer. Learn the rich and significant meaning of calling the Lord, "Father" and learn what it means to "Hallow His Name."
Sun, Feb 26, 2017
Duration:43 mins 3 secs
Why did the Holy Spirit come as Fire? Pastor Chad explains what fire does in our life and why the Bible compares the working of the Holy Spirit within us to fire. We also explain the beautiful meaning of the Biblical word, "Filled." We explain what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit and why the Bible commands it for each believer.
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Duration:16 mins 31 secs
James 4:6 teaches that God is able to give us greater grace, but He does not give this to just anyone. God gives His greater grace to the humble.
In the weekly Tuesday night prayer service, Pastor Chad speaks on growing downard in humility that we might receive from the Lord the grace we need to face life's burdens.
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Duration:43 mins 1 sec
Why did the Lord choose Pentecost to announce the arrival of the Holy Spirit and why did the Spirit come as a "Sound of a Mighty Rushing Wind?"
In Pt. 5 of the ACTS series, Pastor Chad walks us through Acts 2:1-2 to carefully study each phrase of these important two verses. Learn why the coming of the Holy Spirit changed history on the Day of Pentecost.