Biblically Based, Christ Centered, Caring Community. This podcast contains teachings from Bay Ridge Christian Church's Sunday service.
We know that this earth is not our home and so we can live our lives guided by our future hope.
God’s people must have a faith that is rooted in the truths He has revealed in the ancient past, is experienced in a life of present trust and obedience, and that labors to build for the generations to come. Psalm 78:1-7 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/ancient-present-future-faith…
To thrive in our exile, we must labor to see others experience shalom, remember that our God is the Living, Eternal God, that the kingdoms of this world pass away but that God’s Kingdom endures forever, and that God rescues and saves His people into His kingdom. Daniel 6:25-28 For more resources, please visit https://www.brcc.church/thriving-in-exi…
This world is not our true home. We are exiles. So while we live here and interact with others here, we must not conform to the ways of this world.
Daniel still faced persecution under the new kingdom, reminding us that God’s people must always live by trust in God rather than man in the land of our exile. Daniel 6 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/new-boss-same-as-the-old-boss/Door Bret Hicks
Many have claimed that the Bible is full of lies and they have used the story of Daniel 5 as evidence. Here is why those claims are false. the Bible IS THE TRUTH!
God brought mighty Babylon and her arrogant king to a swift end as He had promised, and this is a warning to all who arrogantly trust in themselves rather than Christ. Daniel 5 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/the-handwriting-on-the-wallDoor Bret Hicks
Jesus pursues us, meets our deepest need, and offers new life in His Spirit as a free gift regardless of our condition. John 4:4-26 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/the-samaritan-womanDoor Tony Marsh
Rebirth is radical spiritual transformation and a free gift from the Father, by the Son, through the Spirit. John 3:1-15 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https:\\www.brcc.church\born-by-graceDoor Tony Marsh
How did Nebuchadnezzar change after his humbling? This After Hours digs deeper into the teaching Humbling the Proud which can be found at https://www.brcc.church/humbling-the-proud
God is Sovereign over the world, both nations and individuals, and is able to humble the proud and exalt the humble. Daniel 4 (Daniel 4:1–3, 34–37) For more information, please visit https:\\www.brcc.church\humbling-the-proudDoor Bret Hicks
There was a 4th man in the Flames in Daniel 3. But who was he and how do we know? This After Hours digs deeper into the teaching Standing Strong In Fiery Trials.
To stand strong in the fiery trials of exile, God’s people must walk by faith – displaying humble confidence in God, trusting in His Sovereign Power, and obeying God and His Word regardless of the consequences. For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/standing-strong-in-fiery-trials…
On Sunday, July 18, 2021, founders of Life Savers Ministries International and Vida Internacional, Lee and Carol will be speaking about their work on the mission field in Mexico where they are ministering to marginal children and their families in the Bahia de Banderas area.Door Lee Short
Daniel was able to stay calm, faithful, and secure in his faith because he walked with God continually throughout his life in both the good times and bad.
God is the source of wisdom and power, His kingdom is everlasting, and He will give wisdom and power to His exile people as they walk with Him. Daniel 2 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/the-god-of-wisdom-and-power.Door Bret Hicks
Every miracle Jesus did, every parable Jesus told, and everything he said or did was to reveal God’s mission for his people. The people benefited, but the point was advancing the mission.Mari 2:1-12For more resources, please visit https://www.brcc.church/remember-the-missionDoor David Bashore
As Christians, we will face decisions and temptations. But we don't need to give in. We can find compromise without compromising our faith.
To stand strong in our land of exile we must remember our true identity as God’s people, trust in His Sovereignty, and walk with wisdom and humility as we are in the world but not of it. Daniel 1 For more resources, please visit https://www.brcc.church/standing-strong-in-exileDoor Bret Hicks
So many people misunderstand the message of the story of Daniel. What does it really tell us?
To stand strong in trying times, we must know that God is faithful, even in the land of our exile. Daniel 1:1-2 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/strangers-in-a-strange-landDoor Bret Hicks
Sneak peak into our new series starting on Sunday. Join us in person or online at 10:00 am on Sunday to listen to the first teaching of this series.
The world is constantly working to press us into its mold. Jesus promises the blessing of seeing God if, in humility, we allow Him to purify our hearts through single-mindedly focusing on Him. Matthew 5:8 (ESV) https://www.brcc.church/purity-in-an-impure-ageDoor Bobby Bell
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When a person is in Christ they are admitted into the body of Christ, a world wide community of faith. The next and most important step is to become a member of a local body! 1 Peter 2:9-10; 1 Peter 5:1-2; 1 Corinthians 1:2 For more resources on this teaching please visit https://www.brcc.church/you-belong…
We are so excited to share our new interactive catechism with you!
To walk in God’s Way while surrounded by those who reject it, God’s people must learn to trust in His Sovereignty, knowing He rules all things and will fulfill His Word. Galatians 5:16-26 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/the-way-trusting-in-gods-sovereigntyDoor Bret Hicks
Sanctification is a vital part of our Christian Walk and only comes through Jesus Christ.
The Spirit enables us to walk in the way of righteousness, enabling us to overcome the flesh in a way the law never could, so that we can become more like Christ. Galatians 5:16-26 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/the-way-walking-by-the-spiritDoor Bret Hicks
Those who walk in God’s Way must embrace His Kingship, submitting to His wise, loving rule in every area of life. Psalm 2 For more resources on this teachings, please visit https://www.brcc.church/the-way-embracing-gods-ruleDoor Bret Hicks
Use the five fingers of Bible Study to really take in God's word and have a firm grasp on it.
Those who walk the way of Jesus Christ embrace God’s Instruction, meditating on His Word day and night so they understand and obey it, knowing this is for their own good. Psalm 1 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/the-way-meditating-on-gods-instructionDoor Bret Hicks
Sunday morning worship starts at 10:00 and ends with the benediction and the congregation should be actively involved the entire time.
John’s vision of a heavenly picture of praise is the model we must emulate in order to see the Power of Praise in our lives. Revelation 4:6-11 (ESV) For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/the-power-of-praiseDoor Simeon Bell
When Christians begin their walk, they start to walk in the newness of life, leaving behind sin. If they are not walking in the newness of life, still embracing sin, then they are not walking with Christ.
Christians receive newness of life through the death and resurrection of Christ, and are empowered to walk in this newness through the bonds of grace. Romans 6:1-18 (ESV) For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/newness-of-lifeDoor David Bashore
The entire book of Psalms is about Jesus. When you read it, look for him and you will find him.
Jesus Himself is the Way, the promised Messiah, King, and Son who rules over God’s people to bring them into the way of blessing. Psalm 2 For more resources for this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/the-way-jesus-christDoor Bret Hicks
What is different about Psalm 1 and 2 and the rest of the Psalms?
There are two ways, one of life and one of death, and there is a great difference between the two ways. Psalm 1 For more resources on this teachings, please visit https://www.brcc.church/the-two-ways/Door Bret Hicks
This discussion was for the CSLI Fellows Program. It was led by Bret Hicks.Door Bret Hicks
Jesus refers to himself as “The Son of Man” more than any other title in the scriptures. Why is this? What makes him the son of man?
Adam’s sin brought us slavery to death, but Jesus, the Second Adam, has conquered and gives freedom from death to His people through the resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 https://brcc.church/freedom-from-death-through-the-second-adamDoor Bret Hicks
Sin brings about a degredation os society and ultimately leads to the reversal of truth and error.
Sin promises freedom and fulfillment if I will reject God’s limiting commands and design, but this always produces deadly results rather than life, freedom, and flourishing. Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/freedom-limits-and-the-nature-of-sin…
A lot of people argue that Christ never spoke about marriage or homosexuality. That is simply NOT true. Find out more in today’s extra After Hours.
Is Marriage a lifelong bond? What about divorce and polygamy? Be sure to catch our extra After Hours this week on Thursday - Does Jesus ever talk about marriage or homosexuality?
Freedom is found in embracing the truth that marriage is the lifelong union of one man and one woman, and it is the only proper context for human sexual activity. Genesis 1:28; 2:20-25 For more resources on this teaching, please visit https://www.brcc.church/freedom-embracing-the-limits-of-marriage-and-sex…
There are many spiritual benefits to fasting. Bret discusses them in this episode of After Hours.