Messages

Messages

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.

From hostility to Grace

When we’ve been wronged by someone in a personal way, it’s hard to overcome the shame that comes from a loss of agency. And that makes forgiveness or restoration all the more difficult. It makes bitterness and pain hard to beat. How can we continue to be life-giving and relationally healthy when inevitable wrongs rob us of something as important as dignity? Some ancient wisdom from the letter to Colossians sheds some light on that.

From Insecurity to Hospitality

Insecurity may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think about the barriers to building and maintaining a healthy community. But how many times do we hesitate to invite people into our homes because we’re afraid our kids will disobey or they won’t like our cooking? How often do we resist talking to new people because we’re worried about saying something silly or maintaining small talk? Hospitality is life-giving and it helps us to be better…

Talk to Me

Given the rise of NEGATIVE communication patterns and habits, we want to LEARN and PRACTICE better ways of communicating with one another – in the church, at home, in the workplace, and online. How do we SPEAK to each other in ways that are LIFE-giving and FAITH-strengthening? *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.

From Loneliness to Love

Thanks to a three-year Tri-demic of coronavirus, political divisiveness, and racial pain, we find ourselves more isolated, more wary, and more protective than ever when it comes to relationships.  But you can’t be a disciple or make a disciple alone; on an island.  You have to be IN RELATIONSHIP. *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 Time Has Come

New Years’ Day is a day we think about what could be. The year is new. Mark’s gospel begins with Jesus entering the world stage as an adult and proclaiming that the time has come. The kingdom of God has come near. Jesus calls his first disciples, and even though they do not understand what he is calling them to, they follow. Will we take the next step even if we don’t know what the future holds? What is my…

No Words (Christmas Eve Message)

When we have certain expectations and the result goes a different way, we look for a place to put our disappointment and often deflect it onto others. Sometimes, we’ll even blame God. If God is in control, why wouldn’t we expect the world to go a certain way? Bad things happen. So how can we know that God hasn’t let us down? That may be the very question that was on a young teenage girl’s mind as she and her…

Waiting in the Wings

A dramatic monologue from the perspective of one of the angels who announced the birth of Jesus Christ. *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 Language of silence

The language of silence holds space for ordinary and difficult moments to become holy. *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 Sound of Silence

Generally speaking, we’re pretty uncomfortable with silence.  It makes us nervous, and self-conscious. Christmas is perhaps the NOISIEST season of the year…But silence captures our attention; it prepares us for what’s next.  So as uncomfortable as it is, The silence of God can prepare us to hear the voice of God. *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.

When God is Silent

Silence PREPARES us for what’s coming; for what we’re ABOUT to hear. Silence means that something, or Someone, is about to be born. Silence is ANTICIPATORY.  It prepares us for what’s next.  In the spiritual realm, it prepares us for what God is about to say or do. *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.

Gratitude

We can maximize our memories and make the most of our relationship with God when we SEE Him, ENJOY Him, and PRAISE Him in the LITTLE THINGS.

Passages

With God, every ending can be a new beginning. *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.