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7 Reasons Why I Came Back to the Christian Faith - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On today’s podcast, host Brian Chilton discusses his personal journey back to the Christian faith. Brian was saved at the age of 7 and was called into the gospel ministry at 16 years of age. However, he left the faith in 2000 due to personal issues and doubts that he had pertaining to the reliability […]

Duration: 01:09:27

Message: "The Believer's Prayer for Boldness" (Acts 4:23-31) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On this podcast, Pastor Brian continues his study in the book of Acts. This message discusses the elements of the disciples’ prayer for boldness as they returned after having been threatened by the religious authorities of their day. The modern believer needs the same kind of boldness as one teaches and proclaims the message of […]

Duration: 00:47:47

Correlation of Sovereignty and Freedom in Acts 4 & Lessons from Theater - The Bellator Christi Podcast

Today’s podcast is a double-header. In the first half, we discuss lessons Brian recently learned from his son’s involvement with the theater. The second half deals with the correlation one finds between divine sovereignty and human freedom in Acts 4. Join us for what is an interesting podcast. About the Host: Brian Chilton is the […]

Duration: 01:10:40

Message: "Do You Have the Power?" (Acts 4.1-22) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

As a child, one of my favorite cartoons was He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. In this show, peace loving Prince Adam would do everything possible to use his intellect to solve problems. But when force was necessary, he would raise his sword in the air and exclaim, “By the power of Grayskull, I have the […]

Duration: 00:39:49

Message: "What's In a Name?" (Acts 3:1-26) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On this edition of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Pastor Brian Chilton continues his series in the book of Acts. Acts 3 recounts Peter’s healing of the lame man who sat at the Beautiful Gate in the temple complex in Jerusalem. One finds that there are certain things represented by names that are powerless to help […]

Duration: 00:46:50

The Formation of the New Testament (w. Dr. Leo Percer) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

How did we get our New Testament? Was the New Testament canon a development of the Roman Emperor Constantine or did the Canon predate the time of the newly converted ruler? Today’s edition of The Bellator Christi Podcast will cover the development of the New Testament as we are joined by biblical scholar Dr. Leo […]

Duration: 00:50:00

Message: "5 Signs of a Healthy Church" (Acts 2.42-47) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

Pastor Brian has been preaching a series of messages through the book of Acts. In this message, Brian explores 5 traits exhibited by the early church that shows the health of the church. By these 5 signs, we can evaluate churches today to see how healthy or unhealthy a church may be. If a church […]

Duration: 00:41:30

Fact, Faith, and Feelings: Their Role in Finding Truth - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On the July 6th, 2017 edition of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian discusses the format people use to find truth. As F. B. Meyer suggests in his book The Secret to Guidance, people employ fact, faith, and Feelings in differing orders to find truth. In reality, only one format works. Find out how in today’s podcast. Is […]

Duration: 00:56:05

"When Jesus Passes By" with Special Guest, Rev. Dennis Shaw (Luke 19.1-10) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

Join us for a special message delivered on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Huntsville Baptist Church by Rev. Dennis Shaw. Pastor Shaw is the Director of Missions for the Yadkin Baptist Association. In this message, Pastor Shaw discusses an instance where Jesus passed by a tax-collector known as Zacchaeus and how this relates to when […]

Duration: 00:38:10

Pentecost: 4 Symbols that Illustrate How God's Presence Became Personal (Acts 2.1-13) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On this episode of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Pastor Brian examines four symbols in Acts 2 pertaining to the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. These four symbols tell us a lot about the personal presence of God in and through his Holy Spirit. Pentecost: 4 Symbols that Illustrate How God Became Personal through […]

Duration: 00:38:09

4 Ways to a Better Life (w. Special Guest Host Shane Lacroix) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

By: Shane Lacroix | July 1, 2017 Editorial Note: The views and opinions expressed on this podcast and article are expressly those of its contributor and may not represent those of Bellator Christi or its affiliates. Bellator Christi and its contributor take no responsibility for the financial advice given. These points are suggestions and may […]

Duration: 00:39:47

Message: What Constitutes a Good Father (Deut. 1.29-33) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

What Constitutes a Good Father? Deuteronomy 1:29-33 A good father COMFORTS his family (Deut. 1:29). A good father FIGHTS for his family (Deut. 1:30). A good father CARRIES his family (Deut. 1:31). A good father LOVES his family (Deut. 1:32-33). About the Author: Brian Chilton is the founder of BellatorChristi.com and is the host of […]

Duration: 00:35:31

3 Things that Hinder a Person's Prayers - The Bellator Christi Podcast

Prayer is critical for the believer. It is the means by which an individual communicates with God. But have you ever felt that your prayers go unanswered? While God answers in his own time and according to his will, a person needs to examine oneself to ensure that nothing is hindering the person’s prayers. God […]

Duration: 01:05:27

Message: "The Blessings of United Prayer" (Acts 1:12-26) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

Acts: The Church in Action The Blessings of United Prayer Acts 1:12-26 Unity in prayer provides the blessing of LOVING FELLOWSHIP (1:12-14). Unity in prayer provides the blessing of BOLD PROCLAMATION (1:15-22). Unity in prayer provides the blessing of DIVINE GUIDANCE (1:24-26). About the Author: Brian Chilton is the founder of BellatorChristi.com and is the […]

Duration: 00:46:54

Meaning, Happiness, and the Purpose of Life (w. Dr. James Michael Castleton, MD) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

It is said that many NFL players have come to Christ after winning the Super Bowl, including the all-star Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Deion Sanders. You can find his testimony at https://jcsuperstars.wordpress.com/2008/01/09/deion-sanders-testimony/. Many, like Sanders, have come to the realization that success does not always provide the purpose for which one seeks. But where is purpose […]

Duration: 00:59:13

Message: 3 Essential Events Leading to the Implementation of the Church (Acts 1.1-11) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

Acts: Church in Action 3 Essential Events Leading to the Implementation of the Church Acts 1:1-11 The RESURRECTION OF CHRIST was essential in ESTABLISHING the church (1:1-3). The FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT was essential in EMPOWERING the church (1:4-8). The ASCENSION OF CHRIST was essential in ENACTING the church (1:9-11). About the Author: Brian […]

Duration: 00:36:24

CSB Study Bible vs. ESV Study Bible and Engaging Sanders's Anti-Christian Bias - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On this episode of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian weighs the differences between the newly released CSB Study Bible to that of the ESV Study Bible, largely considered one of the better study Bibles on the market. How do the study Bibles compare in content, format, articles, and depth? We will discuss the two study […]

Duration: 01:23:53

666 or 616: What is the Mark of the Beast? - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, host Brian Chilton leads us into an investigation of the mark of the Beast. Some early manuscripts identify the number of the Beast as 616, whereas the majority of early manuscripts record the number as 666. What do the variants of Revelation 13:18 tell us of the […]

Duration: 01:17:59

Finding God in the Storms of Life - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On this edition of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses the recent tornadoes that raged through his community and how it was that God was found in the untold miracles that took place despite the destruction. While many individuals may ask, “How could a loving God allow such a thing to happen?;” the numerous […]

Duration: 00:56:43

Message: "Communion: An Expression of Forgiveness" (1 Corinthians 11:23-34) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

We have been engaged in a series titled “Ecclesia: All About the Church.” The series has investigated various attributes of the church including its mission, the people who make up the church, the roles of pastor and deacon, and the ordinance of baptism. Today, Brian Chilton discusses the ordinance of communion and how it relates […]

Duration: 01:05:40

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