Messages (Page 3)

Messages (Page 3)

Welcome to our Messages page. You can scroll down to access our most recent sermon videos and podcasts, or search the archive by series, book of the Bible, topic, and more. If you’d like to subscribe to the weekly podcast through iTunes or Podbean please click one of the links below. You can also view entire services by visiting our youtube channel.

Just Say No

As we emerge from this pandemic, how can we prepare ourselves and the church for the new normal that’s coming? Fasting is a way of saying NO to ourselves so that we can say YES to others. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

What it Takes

In our unstable world where public opinion shifts quickly and it’s easy to lose relationships over little things, we could all use a little security and clarity in where we stand with God. Is there any relationship that can offer us more security, hope and belonging than a positive one with our creator? And yet, with so many religions and even so many flavors of Christianity, establishing a clear basis for a meaningful relationship with God is more confusing than…

On Paying Attention

How can I manage all the online voices competing for my attention? How can fasting help me pay attention to God? Can the Bible really make a positive difference in my life? In this third episode of our Fast Forward teaching series, Pastor Bryan helps us gain a stronger understanding of the effects the constant infoglut of our news feeds and social media has on our spiritual lives. It’s time to pay more attention to where we’re paying attention. *Christ’s…

Blessed the Best

When God doesn’t answer prayers in the way we expect, he can still take our disappointments and make them into something new. But what about those times when the unanswered prayer doesn’t appear to have any long-term gain at all? Is it possible that if we had prayed differently God could have turned an unanswered prayer into a better opportunity? 

Fast Forward

What’s the secret behind actually doing what Jesus did? In his showdown with Satan in the wilderness, Jesus shows us how to overcome the tests and temptations that are sure to come our way. What if giving something up was less about gritting our teeth and more about opening our hands? All through the season of Lent we’re learning how fasting from specific aspects of our lives can help us grow closer to God, and prepare us for the life…

A Tale of Two Sinners

How do we handle disappointment…with ourselves? When a notoriously sinful woman crashes a respectable dinner party, Jesus surprises everyone with his response. This is the final sermon in our “Finite Disappointment, Infinite Hope” teaching series. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

The Promises, Practices and People of God

We are all made for relational connection, but are feeling more lonely and disconnected than ever. How does God help us build meaningful relationships with each other, even in the midst of a pandemic? How can the promises, practices, and people of God help to bring about lasting change in our lives? *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

The Sacred Space of Grieving

As painful as it can be, grief is a normal part of life. But grief misunderstood can bring about disastrous results. Unchecked loneliness, shame and hopelessness can lead to bitterness, a warped sense of reality or even worse. Is there a godly grief that can offer a sense of companionship and hope even when we’ve suffered a great loss? Luke 7:11-17 offers an interesting perspective on grief and shows us how God might be involved in the middle of it.

Rx for Anxiety

How can we overcome chronic, debilitating worry when there are so many things to worry about these days? With beautiful words and imagery, Jesus offers three simple truths that give us hope in the face of anxiety. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Our Troubled Nation

How do we handle our disappointment in our government and/or leaders? How should a Christian be involved in politics? *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching Team.

Faith enough

Do we dare to hope that 2021 will be a better year? Does God really heal today? How much faith do we need to be healed? Why does it seem that God heals sometimes, but not always? When Jesus encounters a desperately sick woman, we learn that even though disappointment is INEVITABLE, hope is INDISPENSIBLE. *Christ’s Church is a strategic partner of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA and features the teaching of Pastor Bryan Wilkerson and the Grace Chapel Teaching…

The Untidy Aftermath of Christmas

“Before the Prince of Peace had learned to walk and talk, he was a homeless refugee with a price on his head.” – N.T. Wright Have you ever asked yourself, “Is God with me in the mess of my life?” So many stories end with the characters living happily ever after. But what about the Christmas story? What happens to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in the untidy aftermath of Christmas? Christmas is a true story, a gritty and real story,…