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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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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 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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

‘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…

‘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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 .…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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?…

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?…

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?…

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…