Sun, Jul 09, 2017
Duration:1 hr 3 mins 14 secs
In Pt. 5 of Power & Persecution, Pastor Chad examines the rest of Acts 5 showing us that as God's power increased on the early church, so did persecution. In this sermon, we learn how Jesus fulfilled His promise to these early believers from Acts 1:8 that power would come upon them to be His witnesses, beginning in Jerusalem.
Pastor Chad challenges us by asking if we have the power of God in our own lives to face hardships, difficult seasons and even persecution and to remain a faithful witness of Christ. He shows how the true power of God was not just in the signs and miracles, but in the fact that they were persecuted and "counted themselves worthy to suffer for the Name."
Tue, Jul 04, 2017
Duration:27 mins 14 secs
Pastor Chad shares this encouraging message on a Tuesday Night Prayer gathering from 2 Timothy 2:19.
Learn how being a part of the Church of Jesus Christ places us on a firm foundation and discover what Paul mean's when He says we are sealed by the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Jul 02, 2017
Duration:42 mins 56 secs
What was the true sin of Ananias & Saphira? When most people read their story, they seem to think their sin was withholding money from God. But Peter makes it clear that they were free to do whatever they wanted with their money.
Their true sin was lying to the Holy Spirit. In this challenging sermon, Pastor Chad shows us what true hypocrisy is and how Ananias and Saphira wanted the praise and approval of man.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Duration:31 mins 2 secs
Are you fully convinced that God will do what He promised? Abraham was. The Bible says in Romans 4 that he grew stronger in faith, not weaker.
In this Tuesday Night Prayer Gathering, Pastor Chad challenges and encourages us by studying Romans 4:17-25 to see how Abraham truly "believed God."
Learn how to say, "Yes & Amen" to the promises of God in your life...even if it seems those promises have been delayed.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017
Duration:17 mins 18 secs
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Duration:1 hr 6 mins 53 secs
Koinania is an interesting word in the Bible. It literally means, "Community, to have in common." It was the highest level of fellowship experienced by the early church.
In Pt. 3 of Power & Persecution, Pastor Chad shows us how the early church were together in their fellowship, together in their testimony to the city and together in their generosity. Study with us the elements that made the early church dynamic and influential in their culture, and how the principles then are still relevant today.
Tue, Jun 06, 2017
Duration:6 mins 45 secs
In this powerful Tuesday Night Prayer Service, we discuss Biblical Intercessory Prayer. Simply put, intercessory prayer is you, God and praying on behalf of another person.
Do we not all have friends, loved one's, neighbors or co-workers in need of prayer? It is our duty and delight to pray on behalf of others.
Join us in studying Genesis 18-19 to see how Abraham interceded for his nephew, Lot. When God delivered Lot out of Sodom and Gomorrah, the Bible says that God, "Remembered Abraham." In other words, it was due to Abraham's faithful praying that Lot was rescued. Discover for yourself the power of intercessory prayer!
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
Duration:49 mins 19 secs
After Peter & John are threatened not to preach the gospel in public again, they immediately go to a prayer meeting. Thankfully Luke records in Acts 4 what was prayed and the results of their praying.
In this sermon from the Power & Persecution Series, Pastor Chad Roberts walks us through verse by verse what an Early Church prayer gathering looked like and how we can experience the same power, grace and boldness given to these first century believers.
Tue, May 30, 2017
Duration:24 mins 8 secs
On this Tuesday Night Prayer Gathering, Pastor Chad ministers from Colossians 1:28-29 on how to live in God's energy. If you are someone who is tired, overwhelmed and exhausted discover how Paul lived his life in the power that God worked within him.
Sun, May 28, 2017
Duration:47 mins 17 secs
Are you bold in your faith? If not, take heart because neither was Peter. It was Peter who denied Jesus three times and it was Peter who walked away from the Garden of Gethsemane sorrowful.
But something happened to Peter in Acts 2. He was filled with the Holy Spirit. It made all the difference with Peter. The same man who denied Jesus is now preaching the Gospel to all of Jerusalem in Acts 2 and 3. When we come to Chapter 4, Peter & John are arrested and the Bible says that they were filled with the Holy Spirit and with Boldness.
Learn what a difference the Holy Spirit will make in your life and how He can enable you to become bolder in your faith.
Sun, May 14, 2017
Duration:39 mins 13 secs
When the Bible introduces us to a man named Naaman, we notice several things about him. First, he was a very powerful and influential man. Because of his power and influence, he was also quite prideful. 2 Kings 6 tells us that he suffered from Leprosy.
In this Sunday morning sermon, Pastor Chad shows us the tremendous parallels between Naaman and our culture today.
Learn how the only path to the Lord and His working in your life is on the path of humility and obedience.
Sun, May 07, 2017
Duration:41 mins 29 secs
When Elisha found himself surrounded by the Syrian Army, he had a sense of calm because he knew the Lord was with him. Elisha saw around the mountains chariots and horses of fire sent from the Lord to protect him.
How do you respond when life blind sides you? How do you react when Satan, our enemy, comes against you and life gets hard? In this sermon from 2 Kings 6, Pastor Chad shows us how to respond to life's pressures.
Tue, May 02, 2017
Duration:39 mins 28 secs
When the Amalekites raided David's camp at Ziklag, it was one of the lowest points of David's life. We see a pattern of what David did when he was at his lowest.
In this Tuesday Night Prayer Sermon by Pastor Chad, you will learn how to follow David's example in strengthening himself in the Lord.
Learn how to Encourage yourself, Inquire of the Lord and Engage in the Battle.
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: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.
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.