June. 20, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 37 - Our Destiny: Armored Up & Standing Victorious With a Love That’s Incorruptible!
It's the end...it’s seriously the end! After 36 sermons across 50 hours of faithful preaching and teaching, we arrive at the end of the Ephesians Series for a deep dive into The Armor of God and how critical it is for us as Christians to stand firm in our faith about everything we’ve learned in the first 5 chapters. In this sermon, Pastor Brandon powerfully presents the entire book of Ephesians in one sweeping take and spiritually drives us; in Christ, towards our destiny as victorious sons and daughters of God. This is a series conclusion that you simply can not turn away from and afford to miss. Let’s go!!
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June. 13, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 36 - Readying For Battle In The Christian War Segment B (Get Armored Up!)
Know thy enemy. Always know thy enemy! The first step in winning a war is a radical understanding of one’s opponent and what they hope to achieve by battling...and ultimately defeating you. So as we move to part 2 of this 3-part conversation on spiritual warfare, Pastor Brandon sounds the biblical trumpet of “ARMORING UP”. With powerful analogies and illustrations, we go on a deep dive, as we explore the intricate details of our opponents battle tactics that are specifically crafted at taking us out. This is a sermon you want to rally your entire family and friends around!
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June. 11, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 35 - Readying For Battle In The Christian War Segment A (20 More Minutes of Truth!)
In Part 35 of the Ephesians Series, pastor Brandon laid the biblical framework of part 1 of a 3 part conversation on how we as Christ-followers can….STAND VICTORIOUS as fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, employers, employees, husbands, wives and ultimately...as Christians. And it all starts with understanding that we are strong in the Lord by the power of His might. Today’s video is a 20 minutes extension of Part 35 in which Pastor Brandon details 6 warnings against things that weaken our faith 7 encouragements of things that can strengthen our faith.
June. 6, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 35 - Readying For Battle In The Christian War Segment A (God's Strength & Might)
As we begin landing the plane on the Ephesians Series, Paul reminds us that as we exit; we are stepping directly into the battlefield of The Great Christian War. So what is this war all about? What is actually being fought over? Who is behind this war? Who is our enemy and how can we be prepared? In today’s sermon, Pastor Brandon lays the biblical framework in Part 1 of a 3 part conversation on how we as Christ-followers can STAND VICTORIOUS as fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, employers, employees, husbands, wives and ultimately...as Christians. Sermon Guide Here
May. 23, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 34 -The Atoms, The Universe, and Submission in The Workplace...And How It All Counts
Each and every person is radically significant to God’s plan and the smallest of our actions mean the most to God. These truths become quintessential when we leave our homes and enter the workplace as “bondservants” to our company or organization. In a generation that elevates ‘self’ before others...and in a generation that abuses authority over those less empowered, how do we enter the work field with kingdom intentionality each and every day? Join Pastor Brandon as he takes you on a journey’ through the relationship between employers and employees and how God can reign supreme throughout it all.
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May. 16, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 33 - Children, Parents & Their Spirit-filled Responsibilities - Segment B (Parents, Disciple Your Children)
Let’s face it, parenting is difficult. Very difficult. Just when we think we know what we’re doing, something else slaps us in the face and reminds us we’re completely lost. In today’s sermon, Pastor Brandon guides parents on a deep dive on what spirit-filled leadership looks like within the home and the impact of that on a child’s life. Biblical warnings of what to avoid and what to lean in to are given with powerful, practical, and clear examples. A special segment is dedicated to the importance of the father-figure relationship of a man and his children. This is a sermon you don’t want to miss.
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May. 9, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 32 - Children, Parents & Their Spirit-filled Responsibilities - Segment A (Children Follow Your Godly Parents)
The dynamics between a parent and a child can be filled with joy, laughter, sorrow, pain, frustration…and let’s be honest, a whole lot of scratching of one’s head. So with no self-help book with all the answers, we turn to God’s perfect Word as the one and only true authority on God’s design for this covenantal relationship between a child and their parents. In this sermon, Pastor Brandon discusses Paul’s exhortation for a child to obey and honor their parents and provides a warning and practical help for the young person devoid of a godly atmosphere.
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May. 2, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 31 - Marriage, Family, & Life in Light of Eternity
We all have needs…not just wants...but specific and inherent needs relationally; we were designed by God that way. So what is God’s way of helping us fulfill them? After laying a firm foundation on spirit-filled marriages, this sermon looks to enlarge the conversation out from marriage—to the family unit and the purpose-driven responsibilities that the entire family unit has towards that end. The concept of living towards...or...‘in light of’ eternity is introduced as the central aim of God; with sound biblical reasoning and practical application for you to begin implementing in your life today.
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April. 25, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 30 - Spirit-Filled Marriages Segment & Biblical Foundations
Marriage; is it necessary or obsolete for intimate relationships? Should you personally take a step towards marriage or stay single? What about divorce; should you remarry or can your marriage be restored? And what about the widow? What are they supposed to do? These are questions that all people wrestle with at some point in their life. In this sermon, Pastor Brandon gives a biblical exhortation that lays the foundation to answer each of these challenging questions as we explore the “true” purpose of a spirit-filled marriage?
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April. 18, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 29 - The Power of Submission and Varying Degrees of Authority in Relationships
There is great power in submission within the varying degrees of authority that God has placed in relationships. Because the concept of “submission” is designed by the God of the Universe, we can find rest and security when we participate; knowing our ability to flourish in all relationships is guaranteed, no matter the circumstances. Pastor Brandon lays a biblical foundation for this ground-breaking truth of the spirit-filled life as the prerequisite for future topics like marriage, parenting, singlehood/widowed life, and more. Sermon Guide Here
Jan. 31, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 28 - The Spirit-Filled Life and Our Part In It.
What is the Spirit-Filled life and our part in it? Is it all roses and butterflies? What should be our response to the highs and lows? Pastor Brandon takes us on a deep dive as we learn the great power we receive—in the Holy Spirit to simply as supernaturally be more than conquerors in every area of our lives; no matter what adversity may arise. Sermon Guide Here
Jan. 24, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 27 - Focusing On Jesus Everywhere...All The Time.
In today’s sermon, we take our first glance at what it means to be “filled with the Holy Spirit.” It begins with focusing on Jesus, everywhere, and all the time. So what does that look like? And where does one start? Pastor Brandon aims to unpack those very questions to launch us forward. Sermon Guide Here
Jan. 17, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 26 - The Careful and Wise Christian (Segment B - Discernment & Drunkenness)
This week’s sermon concludes the Careful and Wise Christian conversation centered on godly discernment and drunkenness. It’s our prayer that this sermon helps you to see Jesus and his heart in renewed ways that stir your affections towards deeper desires to be more like Christ. Sermon Guide Here
Jan. 10, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 25 - The Careful and Wise Christian (Segment A - Wisdom & Time Management)
I want to be wise. I want to do the right thing. How can I be careful as a Christian in my activities? What does God desire for me? What’s the best use of my time today...this year...with my life? Today’s sermon aims to tackle each of these questions as we discover what God’s heart is regarding the wise and careful believer. Sermon Guide Here
Jan. 3, 2021 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 24 - Awaken, Children Of The Light
It’s 2021! And what better way to kick off another year as imitators of God then participating in the word of God through a sermon exhortation. In today’s message, we explore what occurs when the light of Christ becomes visible in our lives and the importance of spiritually awakening to the things that God cares about the most. Sermon Guide Here
Dec. 27, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 23 - Becoming True Imitators of God
In today’s sermon, we finish up the last hour of a 2-hour sermon on becoming true imitators of God. Our focus will be on the importance of the things that come out of our mouths as believers. Finally, we will look at the dangerous trappings of being deceived by empty words and how we might avoid that within our lives. Sermon Guide Here
Dec. 20, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 22 - Becoming True Imitators of God
As glad imitators of Christ, we are called to submit to both the letter and the spirit of the law. We are called to love without limits, to beware of covetousness, to watch the things that come out of our mouths, and so much more. This sermon begins our deep dive with boots on the ground as we explore verses 1-5 of chapter 5 of Ephesians. Let's go and let's grow! Sermon Guide Here
Dec. 6, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 21 - The Postcard Of The Shoulds and Should Nots of The Christian Life
Last week, Pastor Brandon laid out an overview of Ephesians Chapter 5 from a 3000 foot perspective. This week, we descend to a 1000 foot aerial view of this glorious chapter; looking closer as we explore six activities God says we should be doing and six additional activities God commands us to refrain from doing. Sermon Guide Here
Nov. 29, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 20 - The Postcard Of The Christian Life
After 19 sermons across 23 hours of faithful exhortations through chapters 1-4, we’ve arrived at chapter 5 of Ephesians! This is where things get really practical regarding what Paul has to say about the life of a believer. Today we begin the first of a two-part conversation as we set a framework for what God is calling us to both start and stop doing within our lives. Buckle up and get ready for the ride. Sermon Guide Here
Nov. 22, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 19 - The Christ-centered Undressing Event of the Ages (Segment B - Put Them All Away!!)
In this sermon, we continue to explore practical steps we as Bible-Believing Christ-exalting Christians need to take to look and be more like Jesus. We’ll examine five identifiable steps that lead people into deeper Christ-centered living and how to better funnel or anger into constructive activity. There’s actually MUCH MORE, but you’ll have to lean in to find out!! Sermon Guide Here
Nov. 15, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 18 - The Christ-centered Undressing Event of the Ages (Segment A - Taking Off Callousness)
So five and a half months later, we are back in the Ephesians Series with a brand new sermon! Woo hoo! After thoroughly exploring how to SIT as Christians...indeed... for many of us, it’s time to learn how to WALK. In today’s message, we will explore sin, the danger of growing callous, and the importance of purity in your life. Sermon Guide Here
May 3, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 17 - Our Spiritual Gifts & Talents Explained (Segment C) - Unpacking The Spiritual Gifts
In Part 17, we conclude the conversation on Spiritual Gifts and Talents as we discover and integrate these amazing gifts that God has given us. In this sermon, Pastor Brandon unpacks clear interpretations for all the spiritual gifts aimed towards spurring us on to be all that God has created us to be! Sermon Guide Here
April 26, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 16 - Our Spiritual Gifts & Talents Explained (Segment B) - Focusing On Their Purpose
In Part 16, we continue this very important conversation about spiritual gifts and talents as we prepare ourselves to discover and then integrate the good gifts God has given us. In this sermon, Pastor Brandon takes us on a deeper dive into exploring the purpose of our gifts and how they interconnect with the body as a whole. Sermon Guide Here
April 19, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 15 - Our Spiritual Gifts & Talents Explained (Segment A) - The 5 Major Gifts
In Part 15, we turn our attention to an important conversation about spiritual gifts and talents. With so much controversy around this area of theology, Pastor Brandon aims to de-arm skepticism and activate biblical confidence about how we are given good gifts to be discovered and integrated within their lives; for the glory of God. Sermon Guide Here
March 8, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 14 - God’s Unexpected Remedy for All Calamities
In Part 14, we explore God’s Unexpected Remedy for All Calamities. We explore that God made you— with a purpose— for such a time as this— TO JUST BE YOU…simply yet supernaturally in Christ— BE YOU. We learn that all God’s gifts given or for (1) purpose, namely~ that the church might grow up into maturity to be like Jesus.
March 1, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 13 - Preparing to Love, Have Peace, & Be Unified
In Part 13, we explore the stumbling block of performing any actions before meditating upon the great ration of blessings given to us by God. We explore how humility and gentleness are important qualities we need in order to dwell together in unity; because the church is the hope of the world.
February 23, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 12 - Praying for Strongly Flexed Muscles & Eternal Perspectives In Trials
In Part 12, we explore the (3) G’s of How God Uses Our Trials. Life is filled with trials of resistance that God desires for us to flex our muscles of the faith against when trials arrive in our lives. If we gaze upon our circumstances from an eternal perspective, we are positioned to see opportunities for us to grow stronger as we see the value of what God is doing.
February 16, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 11 - The Gospel, The Church, & Our Part In It
In Part 11, we learned about what it really means to follow the will of Christ DESPITE present suffering. We explored how important it is to the right message about Jesus and that we have the amazing opportunity to draw near to God because of the blood of Christ. Finally, we learned that proclaiming Jesus should never be boring because His riches are unsearchable.
February 9, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 10 - A Better Way Forward for Humanity in Christ
In Part 10, we learn about “good works” we are called to do as Bible-believing Christ-exalting Christians. We learn how to take steps towards being diversified yet unified as one body in Christ. We look at the seven roadblocks that often hinder us from drawing near to God and how Jesus came to preach peace to all people.
February 2, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 9 - From Death to Life, By Grace Through Faith
In Part 9, we uncover what the true state of our spiritual condition really is when we are without Christ...stepping into the reality that we are absolutely dead to rights. But in Christ, we experience the grace of God in our lives despite our sin.... making reconciliation, regeneration, and new life possible for us
January 26, 2020 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 8 - Faith, Love, Prayer, & Praised-Filled Remembrance
In Part 8, we talked about the manifestation of the 7 Identifiable Blessings of the Triune God in our lives. We took Ephesians 1:15-23 and broke them into three segments. We learned why Paul's celebration of the Ephesians Churches' faith in God and their love for their fellow believers is important for us today.
November 17, 2019 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 7 - The Fullness of God's Blessings Segment D - Sealed & Forever Wealthy
In Part 7, we conclude our mini-foundational series with our gaze focused upon how the Holy Spirit specifically blesses us...so that we might be led to worship Him all the more confidently. You are in for a glorious encounter as Pastor Brandon ties ALL the spiritual blessings into one gigantic source of encouragement for your life!
November 10, 2019 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 6 - The Fullness of God's Blessings Segment C - Forgiven & Equipped
In Part 6 we land the plane on the last 2 of the 3 identifiable blessings that come specifically come from Jesus. We will learn how Jesus provides the way for us to be reconciled to God through forgiveness how His sacrifice equips us to know our Father all the more.
November 3, 2019 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 5 - The Fullness of God's Blessings Segment B - Redemption
In Part 5, we turn our attention to see how Jesus specifically blesses us. We look at His sacrifice which eventuated our redemption in God. We’ll do this by paralleling a physical reality and a spiritual reality that leads to a glorious collision and conclusion that sets us up for eternity.
October 27, 2019 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 4 - The Fullness of God's Blessings Segment A - Chosen & Adopted
In Part 4, we’ll take our first deep dive into exploring every blessing in the heavenly places. We’ll explore how we can specifically worship God in deeper ways that reveals our love and gratitude for who He is. We’ll learn how to see God the Father’s blessing of choosing us and adopting us into His family is a good thing. It’s the beginning of knowing who we are. So prepare your hearts and minds to be transformed by the thoughts of God nestled in the Word of God.
October 13, 2019 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 3 - Turning on the Switch to Every Blessing in Christ
In Part 3 of the Ephesians series, we will look to understand and gladly receive all that Christ has done for us - irrespective of what we can do for Him. It’s about recognizing who we are, to whom we belong, and how that changes everything. We'll begin to see how the spiritual blessing God has for us leads towards incredible benefits of joy and satisfaction in ... And how that can lead to the desire to share our joy and satisfaction with others.
September 29, 2019 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 2 - Prayers, Peace, & an Invitation
So often, we bypass “seemingly” insignificant verses of the Bible; counting them as irrelevant. This couldn’t be further from the truth! In today’s sermon, we witness how much glorious truth can be packed in the most unlikely of places. Focusing on verses 1 & 2 from chapter 1, we examine the character of Paul and the implications of a life radically transformed; finding hope of what that means for us. Paul lays out a beautiful invitation for the peace of God to permeate our lives as we move out of our story into God’s story. This is Ephesians.
September 22, 2019 | Pastor Brandon K. Rachal
EPHESIANS SERIES | Part 1 - Foundations & Proclamations
As we open up a brand new series through the book of Ephesians, we set the stage for what was going on historically when the letter was written. We explore what Paul experienced during his imprisonment and the many implications that are interconnected as a result. Finally, we look at the construction of the book of Ephesians...how it’s put together...and what the Lord is trying to communicate to us from a 30,000 foot perspective. We take the first step towards moving out of our story into God’s story. This is Ephesians.