Christ Church Fox Chapel Podcast

Christ Church Fox Chapel Podcast

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March 7, 2021 21 min

In week three of our Lent series, the path of the Servant becomes clear:  He is one who suffers in order to sustain and comfort others. He is one whose face is set like flint toward a higher purpose and calling to obey the Lord, and will not be dissuaded despite his own personal suffering.       

Readings from this service:
Isaiah 50: 4-9
Psalm 40: 8-12
Matthew 27: 27-31

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March 7, 2021 30 min

The clergy are bundled up in our attic studio to bring you this week's bible study. The focus this week is Isaiah 50: 4-9. 

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February 28, 2021 24 min

Rev. Ben Wulpi returns from his paternity leave & joins Rev. Alex & Rev. Ben Hughes for this week's bible study. They focus on Isaiah 49: 1-6.

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February 28, 2021 25 min

The Servant speaks and takes up his mission. The Servant Israel (a true representative) is to restore the nation Israel, but more than that, he will bring about God’s restoration and peace throughout the whole world. “It is too light a thing…” (v.6) reflects the scope of God’s plan from the beginning (the book of Genesis) to offer salvation to all nations.

Readings from this service:
Isaiah 49: 1-6
Psalm 80: 1-3
John 12: 44-50

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February 25, 2021 23 min

This is the first week of our Lent series, Servant Song: Christ & The Cross Before He Was Born.

The Lord is bringing about a new thing in the form of His Servant. He is the one who will bring justice and peace and the will of the Lord. God gives the Servant as a light and covenant to the nations, even beyond Israel, challenging the notion of who God is for. This is the only hope for a truly just world.

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February 21, 2021 18 min

In this week's episode, Rev. Alex & Kat introduce our new  series for Lent, Servant Song: Christ & The Cross Before He Was Born. 

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February 14, 2021 11 min

This week, Rev. Alex & Rev. Ben Hughes welcome Children's Minister Josh Gerdes and his wife Kirsten, who is one of our soloists.

The final lie we explore in the series is "It's Not That Urgent."  Oddly enough, there were technical difficulties in recording this session and several minutes were lost. Was it simply equipment failure, or interference from the evil one??

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February 14, 2021 31 min

This is a clever lie because you accept the truth to some extent, but are deceived into thinking you can deal with it tomorrow.  

Delayed obedience is disobedience. When we trust this lie we reveal that our convenience rules us and God is not our priority.  It's just not convenient right now , “when I’ve done this, then I’ll do that.”

Readings from this service:
1 Thessalonians 5: 1-6
Psalm 39: 5-9
Luke 12: 16-21

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February 7, 2021 22 min

This lie equates spirituality with Christianity and encourages an individualist view of faith. It also mischaracterizes church as a ceremonial place of rituals and rules, not an assembly of disciples. The value of the body is ignored (where we encourage and serve one another) and the authority of church leaders is viewed with suspicion (“I know better”, “Moving on” from traditional religious institutions, seeing them as boring, res...

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February 7, 2021 30 min

This week, the clergy explore this week's lie, "Be Spiritual, Just Not Religious."  Is being spiritual the same as being Christian?  

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January 31, 2021 18 min

Satan wants to disrupt our relationship with God getting us to believe that we can’t pray about certain things because they are too insignificant or too selfish etc. He also wants to undermine our trust in God’s word and either be ignorant of what God says to us, or disbelieve it for some reason. Even Jesus himself uses scripture to combat Satan’s lies. God is so big that nothing is too small for Him.

Readings from this service:
1 Th...

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January 31, 2021 32 min

This week's episode comes directly from the former servants quarters of our building, the attic! An apt location for servants of God.

This week the trio delves into the "God Doesn't Care About That" lie. Satan wants to disrupt our relationship with God getting us to believe that we can't pray about certain things because they are too insignificant or too selfish. 

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January 24, 2021 25 min

Satan speaks out of both corners of his mouth. In this lie he wants us to settle for the idea that good people go to heaven… and we must be good right? When we accept this lie, we compare ourselves favorably to others (“at least I’m not that person”). If the previous lie understates the severity of our sin, this understates the holiness of God. Again, there is a grain of truth in it, you can be good enough, but in Christ, not works...

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January 24, 2021 25 min

Exposing the "You're Good Enough" lie is the topic of discussion this week.

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January 17, 2021 22 min

Satan wants us to believe that it’s down to us to earn our own way to God and that our sin might be too great for grace. He loves us to compare ourselves to other believers unfavorably, become discouraged, give up and say “I don’t belong in church, I’m not good enough”. Like many lies, it works because it’s kind of true, but it is not the whole truth. Satan accuses, but God clothes us in righteousness.

Readings from this service:
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January 17, 2021 26 min

Rev. Alex & Rev. Ben Wulpi bring a more intimate view to the Lies series. They discuss both passages from this week's sermon, Zechariah 3: 1-4 and 1 Timothy 1: 12-17.

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January 10, 2021 20 min

Rev. Alex begins our new sermon series, 6 Lies of Satan (and why we believe them) this week.

God never calls us to stay put in comfort, but to follow him. Were the good old days really all that good anyway, or did we have problems before? The heart of this lie is that we should put our trust in the security of normalcy rather than in God himself. Christians who accept this lie look very much like the non-believers around them. In e...

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January 10, 2021 24 min

The three amigos (or the ordained male clergy) start season two of the CCFC podcast this week! The introduce out new sermon series, 6 Lies of Satan (and why we believe them)

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January 3, 2021 31 min

Rev. Alex and special guest, Senior Warden Anne Malone, welcome the new year. Anne shares her testimony and God's provision in her life.

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January 3, 2021 22 min

Rev. Ben Hughes brings our Advent & Christmas series to a close.

Come let us adore Him! As the wise men fought many obstacles and traveled a long way, what will your journey look like to worship Jesus?

Readings from this service:
Jeremiah 31: 7-14
Psalm 84: 1-4
Matthew 2: 1-12

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