Family Chapel

Family Chapel

Family Chapel is a Gospel-centered church in Los Angeles, CA. The mission of Family Chapel is to build a thriving family of God that makes Him known and shares his joy with all peoples through Worship, Evangelism, and Discipleship. We hold our Sunday services at 11:00 AM at Los Angeles High School (4650 W. Olympic Blvd., LA, CA 90019). More information can be found on our website: http://www.omcfamilychapel.com

Episodes

July 7, 2024 31 mins
With the Assyrians surrounding Jerusalem, King Hezekiah faces a crisis. Through his actions, he demonstrates that the only proper response for the people of God in the face of crisis is to humbly surrender to God. Humble surrender admits our need for God to save us and it prioritizes God's glory above all. Humble surrender is not a one-time emergency act, but should be the way of life for all God's people.
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Isaiah has been encouraging the people to wait upon the Lord. But what is it that they are waiting for? They are waiting for salvation. This salvation is worth the wait because it brings abundant joy, courageous hope, newness of life, and God's holy presence. All these things are secure for us in Christ and will be fully experienced at His return.
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After zooming out to see the big picture of God's judgment and salvation, Isaiah zooms back in to address the Assyrian threat facing Judah. God had previously assured Judah that He will protect them from the Assyrians, but instead of waiting upon the Lord, the people rush past the Lord. They seek after their own will carried out in their own way to fit their own timing. Nevertheless, even as God's people fail to wait upon...
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Following the oracles of judgment upon the nations, Isaiah speaks of a final judgment that will come, the Day of the Lord. In this day, the city of man will fall while the city of God shall rise. And through this final judgment, there shall be ultimate justice, hope, peace, and victory.
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Isaiah delivers a series of twelve oracles against various nations in the Ancient Near East. These oracles show that God is the God of all nations. He is sovereign over all nations and shapes history towards His good purposes. He will bring judgment on all nations on the basis of His holiness. And He will redeem a people for Himself from all nations.
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God has promised a future king to establish His Kingdom and secure salvation for His people. This promised King will be filled with the Holy Spirit and marked with righteousness. And this promised King will establish a kingdom that extends peace over all creation and restores His people from all nations. As such, we are to trust in the King, proclaim the King, and rejoice in the King.
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Faced with geopolitical tensions that threaten the southern kingdom of Judah, King Ahaz is faced with a crucial decision: will he trust in God for salvation or will he trust in someone or something else? Through Ahaz's decision, we learn that false hopes placed in false saviors will result in our disappointment and devastation. But true hope for salvation is found in the God who is with us.
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The prophet Isaiah receive a vision of God's glory. This prompts him to receive cleansing and to be commissioned to preach to hardened hearts. Even if the message is difficult and even if the message falls on deaf ears, God's servants are commissioned for the sake of his glory. We may not have a specific vision, but we have put our faith in the glory of the cross and the risen Christ. Thus, we have been cleansed and c...
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May 13, 2024 38 mins
Isaiah presents a beautiful picture of our future hope in God's Kingdom - people from all nations will gather together to worship God and live in perfect peace. But because human pride is the greatest obstacle to experiencing that future hope, we need to embrace a hopeful humility. This humility repents of prideful self-exaltation, removes idols that promise false hopes, and relies on God for true salvation. In the end, there ...
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This first chapter opens up like a courtroom scene with God as the plaintiff and Judah as the defendant. Even though God has been a loving Father, God's people have rebelled against Him with their impiety and injustice. At the heart of rebellion is not merely the breaking of God's Law, but moreso the breaking of God's heart. Nevertheless, God graciously extends the invitation to repentance in order for God's peo...
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We are called to weep with those who weep and bear each other's burdens with wisdom. Walking with others in grief means presence, empathy, and sacrifice.
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While lamenting is just one part of a multi-faceted journey in processing grief, for Christians, it is an essential part. In this passage, we see four major steps for engaging in the practice of lament: turn, complain, trust, and ask. As we engage in these steps of lament, we can begin to process our grief.
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April 8, 2024 31 mins
Grief is a natural and appropriate emotional response to the unavoidable losses we experience living in a fallen world. Grief will be expressed in different ways by different people with a variety of emotional, physical, cognitive, and behavioral indicators. Often, we attempt to resist dealing with our grief because it is painful to do so, but that leads to the unhealthy alternatives of avoidance, anger, and addictions. The better ...
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March 31, 2024 28 mins
As much as we rightly herald Easter Sunday as a day of joyful victory, if we’re honest, life doesn’t quite feel like that. Rather, life feels much more like the Saturday in between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. And in this in-between period, we find ourselves groaning under the weight of sin and death - groaning because of the way things are, but also groaning because we look forward to the way things will be. But even in our groa...
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Critics of Christianity have proposed alternative theories to explain away the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Three of those theories are the Theft Theory, the Unknown Tomb Theory, and the Spiritual Resurrection Theory. None of those theories hold much explanatory power.
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Critics of Christianity have proposed alternative theories to explain away the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Three of those theories are the Swoon Theory, the Hallucination Theory, and the Impersonation Theory. None of those theories hold much explanatory power.
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While the disciples were supposed to be the pillars of the early church, upon Jesus' arrest and crucifixion, they ran away in hiding. However, later on, they are shown to be bold preachers and even courageous martyrs. What accounts for such a change? The only explanation is that the disciples saw the risen Christ.
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The gospel accounts testify that women served as the first eyewitnesses to Jesus' resurrection, while the male disciples were cowering in fear. The fact that such an "embarrassing" detail was included suggests that it actually happened. Women were courageously the first ones to see the risen Christ.
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Jesus' death and resurrection is not only attested to by Scripture, but there are also non-biblical sources that reference Jesus' death and resurrection. There is no event in ancient history that is more attested to, that has better and fuller evidence, that meets the criteria of historicity, than the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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