10 episodes

Weekly teaching ministry of Epiclesis, an Ancient-Future Faith Community.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Weekly teaching ministry of Epiclesis, an Ancient-Future Faith Community.

    Jesus vs. the Worldly Master

    Jesus vs. the Worldly Master

    Join us as we explore Psalm 16. King David makes 3 radical statements about his relationship with the Lord. We compare Jesus to the worldly master. And our spiritual inheritance is the foundation for our life in Christ.

    • 25 min
    A Psalm for a King

    A Psalm for a King

    Pastor Chris takes a look at Psalm 146 and shows some of the wonderful ways it points to our King Jesus. Along the way we also considered how Jesus is the ultimate fulfiller of the role that God had intended for the Children of Israel. Jesus reigns supreme!

    • 27 min
    Are You Lonely?

    Are You Lonely?

    Biblical prayer counselor Brenda Zamorano was back in the studio to talk about loneliness. Are you lonely? As usual, Brenda shared some wonderful insights, and then she gave the surprising antidote.  Along the way, Pastor Chris reminded us of some timely and foundational truths about the Holy Spirit from the Church Father Basil the Great. Join us for another great conversation!

    • 25 min
    How Dante Saved My Life

    How Dante Saved My Life

    Best selling author Rod Dreher was the guest on this Sunday morning and shared the poignant story of how a reading of Dante's Divine Comedy renewed his faith and restored a broken family relationship. Join him for a compelling account of love, forgiveness, and restoration.

    • 22 min
    You Are Not Alone, Christian Dissident

    You Are Not Alone, Christian Dissident

    You are not alone. Christian dissidents may feel lonely, but they are never alone. There is a great cloud of witnesses, the Bible promises. Pastor Chris takes a look at several encouraging places in Scripture that remind us that “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

    • 23 min
    Power is Powerful

    Power is Powerful

    Power is powerful, and the world is intoxicated with it. And for no other reason than that, we must be terribly careful how we handle it. Turns out the struggle for power and misunderstanding the nature of God's Kingdom is something that's been going on since Jesus' time on earth. Join us as we continue our series on what it means to be a Christian dissident. Along the way, Pastor Chris also gave some examples of turning points in recent Christian history when believers were tempted to use the tactics and tools of the world to try and advance the Kingdom.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Dylan Bowes ,

Excellent biblical teaching and wisdom

This podcast is an honest, refreshing, and enlightening exploration of what we can learn from the early church and how that informs our lives as Christians today. Some of the podcasts are recorded sermons while others are interviews with other pastors or thinkers. Pastor Chris Alford is sincere, wise, and funny. I was able to spend a summer in the Epiclesis congregation in Sacramento and it was by far the best church experience in my life. I miss it dearly. But at least I can listen to the podcast! Thanks Epiclesis and Pastor Chris. Keep the blessings coming!

dla@AFFN ,

What Was Finished?

This is a most interesting and well presented teaching. It is so refreshing to hear God's wonderous story and how we can become part of it - that it is all about God's story and not ours! It is great to hear someone focus on the themes that run through the entirety of the bible and reinforce that they all point to the person and work of Jesus Christ. These podcasts are a breath of fresh air and yet are packed with good theology and teaching. Keep 'em coming!!

Dr. CMP II ,

Dr. Carl Peters

The dialogue that takes place between pastor and people in these teachings is engaging and refreshing. Saint Augustine taught that, "The Old Testament is in the New revealed and the New Testament is in the Old concealed." In keeping with this understanding, the messages presented here are thoroughly immersed in the narrative of Salvation History. From the excited responses of the congregation, it seems clear that this approach creates a most lively interaction with the Scriptures! Thank you for sharing this beautiful time with us.

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