Back to Praise

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Spicy Church

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On the day of Pentecost, God used many languages to bring glory to Himself. People were amazed. An effective church knows how to “savor the flavor” and love diversity in a way that amazes the world. Spicy Church

Awaken to Revival

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Your Christian experience isn’t meant to be an up-and-down roller coaster ride. God wants you to experience revival … everyday. You are a revival waiting to happen. Discover why in this encouraging message. Awaken to Revival

Free to Love

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In 1 Corinthians 8-10, Paul addresses the freedom we have in Christ. He also addresses giving up certain freedoms for the benefit of others in Christ. So what’s a Christian to do? Find out in this message by Pastor Zack. Free to Love

Living Out of Context

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When you take something out of context, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not true, it just means that you aren’t understanding the whole story. Discover the whole story that many today are missing in this insightful message from 1 Corinthians 6:12-20. Living Out of Context

Dealing with the Drama

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In 1 Corinthians 6, Paul continues to deal with issues plaguing the Corinthian church—specifically the habit of dragging one another to court over trivial matters. Beyond the courtroom walls, this message holds some powerful implications that may even affect how you handle yourself online. Dealing with the Drama

Grace Teaches Us

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In 1 Corinthians 5, Paul urged the Corinthian church to deal with yet another issue that threatened to destroy the work of God there. Church discipline is never easy, but at times it is necessary. Grace is really at the heart of such an action, but what exactly is it that grace teaches us in…

Responding to Criticism

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Criticism. Every experiences it at one point in time or another. But as a Christian, how should we respond? Can criticism sometimes be beneficial? When is spiritual correction appropriate and when does it fall into the category of judging? Find answers in “Responding to Criticism” from the Deal With It message series from First Corinthians. Responding…

The Secret to Spiritual Growth

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As Christians we have everything we need to have an effective and productive life in Christ, but are we missing God’s best? We’ve already been given the secret to spiritual growth. Find out what it is in this insightful message from 1 Corinthians 2-3. Deal With It – The Secret to Spiritual Growth

The Power of the Cross

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The preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us that are being saved it is the power of God. The Power of the Cross  

United We Stand

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Is it wrong to have a high regard for your church or have a favorite pastor or ministry leader? How about an author you enjoy reading or maybe a gravitation towards a particular worship band or style? Can our commitment to certain theologies actually bring more harm to a church than good? In part two…

Deal With It – Toddler Church

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Paul helped birth the church at Corinth on his second missionary journey. Four years later, the church was hitting the toddler years when Paul wrote a letter correcting some issues that he’d heard reports regarding. What does this letter speak to us today? Find out in part one of the Deal With It series. Deal With…

Patterns

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Have you ever lost something—misplaced something that you desperately needed? The Bible tells a story about a young King who discovered something that he didn’t even know was lost . . . and it changed everything! Patterns

Hidden Treasure

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There is potential—a treasure—out there waiting to be discovered in the hearts of men and women. However, are we too busy doing other things to recognize the potential in the hearts all around us? Hidden Treasure

Intervention

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Real love doesn’t just sit by and silently watch friends, family, and even strangers self-destruct. What would church look like if we reached out in love to those in need, broken, distant, hurt, and confused with the hope we have in Christ? Listen to find out. Stay tuned for a special announcement at the end of message.…

You 2.0 – Climactic Scenes

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Jesus invites us to live a new story, but how that story ends is up to you. Climactic moments are the scenes in which your ambitions meet reality. However, is it possible that if you don’t start preparing for this moment now that your story could end in tragedy? Find out in this last installment…

You 2.0 – Overcoming Conflict

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Jesus invites us to live a new story, but once we begin we are often faced with conflict. Many people avoid conflict, but is it possible that conflict is just a challenge we are meant to overcome? You 2.0: Change your story… change your life! You 2.0 – Overcoming Conflict

You 2.0 – Inciting Incidents

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Jesus invites us to live a new story, but often fear prevents us from taking the first step. It’s time to move forward into all that God has for us and live the lives we are meant to live… filled with hope, adventure, and purpose. You 2.0: Change your story… change your life! You 2.0…

You 2.0 – Character Development

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Jesus invites us to live a new story, but all too often we are stuck in the past story of sin and mistakes. It’s time to step into all that God has for us and live the lives we are meant to live… filled with hope, adventure, and purpose. You 2.0: Change your story… change…

Seven Core Values That Define Us – Part 2

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Every church has a personality—a particular flavor that defines, aligns, and unites. This is who we are…. what we value… and how we align ourselves with God’s call as a local body of believers at Praise Chapel Chicago. Seven Core Values That Define Us – Part 2

Seven Core Values That Define Us – Part 1

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Every church has a personality—a particular flavor that defines, aligns, and unites. This is who we are…. what we value… and how we align ourselves with God’s call as a local body of believers at Praise Chapel Chicago. Seven Core Values That Define Us – Part 1

‘Tis the Season – Part 4

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Christmas Service — Every day, there are moments of divine opportunity in our lives—seasons of God given-potential that can easily slip by if we are aware. Learn how to discover and live out these moments to their fullest in this powerful December message series. ‘Tis the Season – Part 4  

‘Tis the Season – Part 3

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Every day, there are moments of divine opportunity in our lives—seasons of God given-potential that can easily slip by if we are aware. Learn how to discover and live out these moments to their fullest in this powerful December message series. ‘Tis the Season – Part 3

‘Tis the Season – Part 2

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Every day, there are moments of divine opportunity in our lives—seasons of God given-potential that can easily slip by if we are aware. Learn how to discover and live out these moments to their fullest in this powerful December message series. ‘Tis the Season – Part 2  

‘Tis the Season – Part 1

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Every day, there are moments of divine opportunity in our lives—seasons of God given-potential that can easily slip by if we are aware. Learn how to discover and live out these moments to their fullest in this powerful December message series. ‘Tis the Season – Part 1

The Truth About Forgiveness

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From early on, many of us are taught that we need to forgive everyone because that’s what a good Christians does. Is it possible we’ve misunderstood what it means to forgive? Does God really expect you to forgive everyone? The Truth About Forgiveness

Flip the Script

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When things don’t go our way, we often go back to what we know best. However, people who do the same things inadvertantly get the same results. It’s time to flip the script and just do what God is challenging you to do. Flip the Script

Don’t Be That Guy

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If you’re like most humans, you can easily learn from the successes… as well as the failures of others. 1 Kings 13 tells us of a man of God who started out his ministry like a rock star, but ends in tragedy. In this message, you’ll learn how not to be… THAT GUY! Don’t Be That…

Space Invaders of the Body: Possession

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There are many things taking up space in our lives that are robbing us of God’s best—particularly in the areas of our heart, mind, and body. This week, Pastor Zack exposes some “space invaders” of the body and answers the question… “Can a Christian be possessed?” Space Invaders of the Body: Possession  

Space Invaders of the Mind

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There are many things taking up space in our lives that are robbing us of God’s best—particularly in the areas of our heart, mind, and body. This week, Pastor Zack exposes some “space invaders” of the mind and reveals how you can have victory in Christ over mind battles. Space Invaders of the Mind

The Seven Part 8 – Laodicea

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In the book of Revelation we find seven letters to seven churches. They are from Jesus… and they are very personal. What can we learn from them for our lives today? For him who has ears to hear… let him hear what the Spirit is saying. The Seven Part 8 – Laodicea

The CAVE: Man of God, Get Your Stones in Order

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There can be quite a few obstacles in the way of men becoming men of God. Pastor Zack shares a message from the life of Gideon challenging men everywhere to be the men God has called them to be. The Cave: Man of God, Get Your Stones in Order

The Seven Part 7 – Philadelphia

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In the book of Revelation we find seven letters to seven churches. They are from Jesus… and they are very personal. What can we learn from them for our lives today? For him who has ears to hear… let him hear what the Spirit is saying. The Seven Part 7 – Philadephia

The Seven Part 6 – Sardis

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In the book of Revelation we find seven letters to seven churches. They are from Jesus… and they are very personal. What can we learn from them for our lives today? For him who has ears to hear… let him hear what the Spirit is saying. The Seven Part 6 – Sardis

The Seven Part 5 – Thyatira

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In the book of Revelation we find seven letters to seven churches. They are from Jesus… and they are very personal. What can we learn from them for our lives today? For him who has ears to hear… let him hear what the Spirit is saying. The Seven Part 6 – Thyatira

The Seven Part 4 – Pergamum

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In the book of Revelation we find seven letters to seven churches. They are from Jesus… and they are very personal. What can we learn from them for our lives today? For him who has ears to hear… let him hear what the Spirit is saying. The Seven Part 4 – Pergamum

Prophetic Encounter Sunday P.M. – Rob Sanchez

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Some came in skeptics—they left believers. God is real and He speaks to us through His Word and through prophetic voices. Prophet Rob Sanchez is one of these gifted voices. Listen in as he shares a teaching from the Bible and minsters prophetically to some in attendance. Prophetic Encounter Sunday P.M. – Rob Sanchez

Prophetic Encounter Sunday A.M. – Rob Sanchez

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Some came in skeptics—they left believers. God is real and He speaks to us through His Word and through prophetic voices. Prophet Rob Sanchez is one of these gifted voices. Listen in as he shares a teaching from the Bible and minsters prophetically to some in attendance. Prophetic Encounter Sunday A.M. – Rob Sanchez

Prophetic Encounter Saturday – Rob Sanchez

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Some came in skeptics—they left believers. God is real and He speaks to us through His Word and through prophetic voices. Prophet Rob Sanchez is one of these gifted voices. Listen in as he shares a teaching from the Bible and minsters prophetically to some in attendance. Prophetic Encounter: Saturday – Rob Sanchez

Prophetic Encounter Friday – Rob Sanchez

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Some came in skeptics—they left believers. God is real and He speaks to us through His Word and through prophetic voices. Prophet Rob Sanchez is one of these gifted voices. Listen in as he shares a teaching from the Bible and minsters prophetically to some in attendance. Prophetic Encounter Friday

The Seven Part 3 – Smyrna

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In the book of Revelation we find seven letters to seven churches. They are from Jesus… and they are very personal. What can we learn from them for our lives today? For him who has ears to hear… let him hear what the Spirit is saying. The Seven Part 3

The Seven Part 2 – Ephesus

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In the book of Revelation we find seven letters to seven churches. They are from Jesus… and they are very personal. What can we learn from them for our lives today? For him who has ears to hear… let him hear what the Spirit is saying. The Seven Part 2

The Seven Part 1 – Overview

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In the book of Revelation we find seven letters to seven churches. They are from Jesus… and they are very personal. What can we learn from them for our lives today? For him who has ears to hear… let him hear what the Spirit is saying. The Seven Part 1

How to Play the Violin

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Often Christians gets discouraged because they think they aren’t where they need to be in their walk. Just like a good athlete or musician we need to train. Training takes time, but it always pays off. Pastor Zack shares some keys to going the distance. How to Play the Violin

Get Planted

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Do you want to flourish in your Christian walk? If so, then a good local church can help. However, many people walk away from the very thing that can help them because of offense. Learn why it’s important to plant yourself in the house of God and how to stay connected. Get Planted

Perception Changes Everything

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In Matthew 13 Jesus shows up in his hometown, but the scriptures tell us he could do mighty work there because of their unbelief. This was the same Jesus raised the dead prior and walked on water following. So if Jesus didn’t change, what happened?! And what does it mean for us today? Perception Changes…

Brag on Jesus

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There was a man Jesus met on the shores of the sea. This man was tormented by a legion of demons. Jesus set him free, but then didn’t allow him to tag along for the journey. He had something better in mind. Brag on Jesus    

Throw a Party

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This is the vision. This is our call. This is how we change the world! Pastor Zack shares his heart and vision for Praise Chapel Chicago. Throw a Party

Psalm 31 – Pastor Wes Norris

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Pastor Wes Norris (Assistant Pastor of Praise Chapel Kansas City) ministered a powerful message that had everyone talking. Many were touched and challenged. Listen in to see why. Psalm 31

Don’t Quit

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When we are weary or in a dry time, it’s all too easy to throw in the towel and quit. However, Jesus didn’t call us to quit. In this message, you will find the encouragement to press forward and the strength to stand. Don’t Quit

Heroes Among Us

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There are certainly heroes among us, but what qualifies someone to become a hero? In this special Memorial Day message, Pastor Zack identifies the one common characteristic that identifies every hero. Heroes Among Us

Baptism with Fire

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What is the difference between water baptism and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? Pastor Zack shares the answer in this insightfully illustrated message given on Pentecost Sunday. Baptism with Fire

Fierce Momma – Mother’s Day 2013

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God made women amazing—mothers even more so. This Mother’s Day, we examine the life of Jael. Although one of the lesser known women in the Bible, her story inspires us all. Fierce Momma

Trolls Under the Bridge to Breakthrough

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Whenever you decide to move forward in God, there are typically a few “trolls” you will have to deal with. In Mark 5 we find a woman who encountered a few of these trolls . . . and kicked them in the face. She got her breakthrough. Now it’s time to get yours. Trolls Under…

Invested – Part 3

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You are God’s greatest investment and He is highly invested in you! In part one of this new series, learn how God has already provided for every need in your life, and what you need to do to release it. In part three, you’ll learn a unique parallel to God’s presence and your WiFi connection.…

Invested – Part 2

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You are God’s greatest investment and He is highly invested in you! In part one of this new series, learn how God has already provided for every need in your life, and what you need to do to release it. In part two, you’ll learn how to truly invest in the relationships God has given…

Invested – Part 1

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You are God’s greatest investment and He is highly invested in you! In part one of this new series, learn how God has already provided for every need in your life, and what you need to do to release it. Invested – Part 1  

Spiritual Core Training

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If we want stability, balance, and strength in our physical bodies, we need to submit to a core training routine. Likewise, if we walk stability, balance, and strength in our spiritual lives then a spiritual core training routine is needed. Pastor Zack shares three exercises that will strengthen you spiritually in good times . .…

Re:Discover – The Power of the Resurrection

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If we want to experience more of the presence of God in our lives, there is a pathway we need to follow… and some basics we need to rediscover. In this final message, Pastor Zack shares how—like Paul the Apostle—you can know the power of the resurrection. Rediscover Power

Re:Discover – Passion

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If we want to experience more of the presence of God in our lives, there is a pathway we need to follow… and some basics we need to rediscover. In this Palm Sunday service, Pastor Zack shares three attributes of a person full of passion. Text: Matthew 21. Re:Discover – Passion

Re:Discover – Purity

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If we want to experience more of the presence of God in our lives, there is a pathway we need to follow… and some basics we need to rediscover. In this third of a five part series, Pastor Zack sheds some light on why we often misunderstand purity. Note: This message contains some visual illustrations…

Re:Discover – Prayer

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If we want to experience more of the presence of God in our lives, there is a pathway we need to follow… and some basics we need to rediscover. In this second of a five part series, Pastor Zack helps those who want to rediscover prayer in a whole new way. Re:Discover – Prayer

Re:Discover – Presence

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If we want to experience more of the presence of God in our lives, there is a pathway we need to follow… and some basics we need to rediscover. Re:Discover – Presence

Disciples on the Loose

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One of the greatest miracles Jesus performed was that of raising Lazarus from the dead. But what does this miracle have to do with us and how we live out our faith today? Hint: The answer is found in the middle of the vision statement of Praise Chapel. Disciples on the Loose  

Really… It’s Not About You

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When it comes to the calling of God, the core of every excuse is someone who is content looking inward instead of outward. Moses was a man of excuses. God responds to his excuses with patience at first, but then Moses says something that made God angry. Really… It’s Not About You

Crumbs

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There are people all around us—everyday—crying out for something more. They are tired of what the world has to offer and ready for a God who cares. In this provocative message, Pastor Zack shares about the power of crumbs. Crumbs

Just Deal With It

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There are some things we just need to deal with. If we choose to ignore the prompting of the Holy Spirit, then we might find ourselves in a predicament similar to King Herod. Pastor Zack explores the downfall of a king, and how failure to respond to conviction can silence the voice of God in…

Simply Prayer

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Prayer is essential for any Christian, and sometimes we just need to get back to the basics. Pastor Zack shares four basic principles that will revolutionize and refresh your prayer life. Simply Prayer

Keep Digging for Your Dreams

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Sometimes we grow weary in the pursuit of our dreams. God’s solution is to keep digging. In this message, Pastor Zack shares some practical steps that will help you continue to grow in God and see your dreams become a reality. Keep Digging for Your Dreams

Grace in Lo-Debar

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There is a place that some Christians live today called Lo-Debar—a place of unfruitfulness, barrenness, bitterness, and isolation. In this podcast, Pastor Zack shares why we don’t have to stay there and how we can move to a place of blessing. Grace in Lo-Debar

Oh! Woe! Sow! Go!

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Isaiah called out to God, “Here am I. Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8). If this is the desire of our hearts, then there is a pattern that God lays out in the scriptures that invites us into our purpose and calling. This easy to remember four point message is also a unique way to share the…

Remember

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For every new beginning, God calls us to look back and remember. When we do this in a healthy way, God empowers us to learn from our mistakes and move forward stronger—better equipped for the future. Let’s make 2013 our best year yet! Speaker: Pastor Zack Williamson Pastor, Praise Chapel Chicago Remember

Not-So-Random Acts of Christmas Kindness – Part 2

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Random Acts of Kindness are happening everywhere. At PCC, we tend to think that maybe they aren’t exactly as random as some would think. In tis series, Pastor Zack brings an encouragement and challenge before Christians to live and practice Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness this Christmas season. Part 2: Make Room for a Miracle Not-So-Random…

Not-So-Random Acts of Christmas Kindness – Part 1

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Random Acts of Kindness are happening everywhere. At PCC, we tend to think that maybe they aren’t exactly as random as some would think. In tis series, Pastor Zack brings an encouragement and challenge before Christians to live and practice Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness this Christmas season. Not-So-Random Acts of Christmas Kindness – Part 1

Where Are the Dead? Part 4 – The Rest

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In this message series, Where Are the Dead?, Pastor Zack Williamson shares a Biblical exploration of life after death. It was originally shared with Praise Chapel Chicago on Sunday, December 2, 2012. Where Are the Dead? Part 4 – The Rest

Where Are the Dead? Part 3 – The Resurrection

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In this message series, Where Are the Dead?, Pastor Zack Williamson shares a Biblical exploration of life after death. It was originally shared with Praise Chapel Chicago on Sunday, November 25, 2012. Where Are the Dead? Part 3 – The Resurrection

Where Are the Dead? Part 2 – The Moment After

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In this message series, Where Are the Dead?, Pastor Zack Williamson shares a Biblical exploration of life after death. It was originally shared with Praise Chapel Chicago on Sunday, November 18, 2012. Where Are the Dead? Part 2 – The Moment After

Where Are the Dead? Part 1 – Before Death

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In this message series, Where Are the Dead?, Pastor Zack Williamson shares a Biblical exploration of life after death. It was originally shared with Praise Chapel Chicago on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Where Are the Dead? Part 1