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The Chapel Podcast

The Chapel Podcast

By Brandon Joyner
"The Chapel Podcast" contains the weekly messages from the pulpit of Chapel Hill Baptist (aka "The Chapel") located in Chapel Hill, NC.

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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. 
32:58
November 18, 2020
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? 
27:35
November 11, 2020
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. 
37:19
November 4, 2020
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. 
39:46
October 28, 2020
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? 
34:09
October 28, 2020
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? 
28:37
October 14, 2020
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. 
37:40
October 7, 2020
Romans 12:3-8: Serving God with Spiritual Gifts
What does it mean to serve God with spiritual gifts? What are the spiritual gifts? 
39:54
September 24, 2020
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? 
31:11
September 16, 2020
Romans 11:25-36: God's Glory Revealed in His Future Plan for Israel.
God does have a future for Israel after all... 
27:41
September 8, 2020
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? 
38:13
August 24, 2020
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. 
31:30
August 18, 2020
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. 
39:36
August 18, 2020
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. 
34:40
July 21, 2020
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? 
40:28
July 13, 2020
**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. 
33:44
July 7, 2020
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? 
42:09
June 28, 2020
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. 
39:39
June 23, 2020
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. 
39:30
June 16, 2020
Romans 8:18-30: Freedom from Discouragement
If there was ever a time when people need to be encouragement, it's now. 
36:08
June 9, 2020
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. 
36:09
May 31, 2020
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. 
32:03
May 25, 2020
Romans 7:14-25: The Insufficiencies of the Law
Discover the spiritual battle that Christians still face after salvation. 
41:48
May 18, 2020
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? 
36:05
May 11, 2020
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. 
35:28
May 5, 2020
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. 
39:40
April 28, 2020
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. 
43:04
April 21, 2020
Romans 5:12-21: The Hope We Have Because of Jesus
Jesus brings us hope! 
41:48
April 14, 2020
Romans 5:1-11: The Blessings of Justification
Justification brings abundant blessings to those that are justified. 
39:11
April 5, 2020
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. 
40:53
March 31, 2020
Romans 4:9-16: The Failure of Religion to Gain Righteousness
The practice of religion will always be insufficient for righteousness. 
40:50
March 24, 2020
**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. 
11:48
March 17, 2020
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. 
29:44
March 17, 2020
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. 
35:08
March 10, 2020
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. 
37:29
March 3, 2020
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. 
35:38
February 26, 2020
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?? 
37:22
February 18, 2020
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? 
38:35
February 11, 2020
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? 
35:14
February 4, 2020
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? 
40:23
January 29, 2020
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. 
38:59
January 22, 2020
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. 
41:54
January 14, 2020
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. 
28:20
December 25, 2019
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. 
39:27
December 10, 2019
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 
43:41
December 3, 2019
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. 
29:56
December 3, 2019
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? 
37:38
November 12, 2019
How Can I Know that the Bible is Reliable? (Part 2)
Listen to part 2 regarding the reliability of the Bible. 
35:40
October 29, 2019
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. 
39:45
October 23, 2019
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? 
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October 14, 2019
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. 
40:49
October 8, 2019
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? 
37:03
October 2, 2019
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. 
38:30
September 23, 2019
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? 
34:56
September 3, 2019
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". 
35:57
August 29, 2019
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. 
41:12
August 20, 2019
A True Christian Loves Others (Part 1)
A genuine Christian will reveal his faith with his Christ-like love for others. 
40:31
August 12, 2019
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. 
39:54
August 8, 2019
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? 
39:21
July 23, 2019
**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. 
39:55
July 20, 2019
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. 
37:53
July 16, 2019
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. 
40:56
July 11, 2019
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. 
34:33
July 2, 2019
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. 
40:25
June 25, 2019
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. 
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June 18, 2019