Blessed Hope Chapel Treasure Valley Sermon Podcast

by Pastor Nick Pinneri

Blessed Hope Chapel Treasure Valley (Boise, Idaho) is a body of believers made up of people from different backgrounds and stories joined together through the gospel of Christ. Blessed Hope Chapel Treasure Valley is a start-up church and a sister church of Blessed Hope Chapel in Simi Valley, California. Our fellowship currently meets in the city of Eagle, Idaho, led by Pastor Nick Pinneri

Podcast episodes

  • God Is Our Refuge And Strength

    God Is Our Refuge And Strength

    In the 1950’s an American Olympian named Paul Edward Anderson performed a back lift of trestles, supporting 6,270lbs, which has been said to be the greatest weight ever lifted by a human. What’s cool about Paul Edward Anderson is that not only was he the world's strongest man but he was also a Christian. In 1961, Anderson and his wife Glenda founded the Paul Anderson Youth Home, a home for troubled youth, in Vidalia, Georgia. In the Scripture, when it refers to strength it’s not primarily talking about lifting huge weights like that of Paul Anderson but an inner spiritual fortitude, a resolve, a courage that can endure life’s toughest battles. As Christians those battles can take on many forms and come in many ways, and though the pain can feel like that of an unbearable weight the Christian who looks to God can sustain it. Though Jesus said, “In this world you will have tribulation” He also said,” “But be of good cheer I have overcome the world.” Through Christ’s victory, the Christian can say like the Apostle Paul, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

  • Faithful To The Word, My Heart’s Desire In Preaching

    Faithful To The Word, My Heart’s Desire In Preaching

    In the last chapter of the last letter of the last days of the Apostle Paul’s life he wrote a solemn charge to his dear friend and companion Timothy. The charge is summed up in three simple words—Preach The Word. So simple to understand, yet so difficult at times to carry out. In the midst of satanic opposition, bodily weakness, physical frailties, and personal inadequacies the Apostle Paul adds to the charge—In Season And Out Of Season. In other words, at all times,Timothy be prepared to preach the word and be a faithful minister of God. Preaching is a thrilling task but it must be accompanied with a humble heart, tender tears, a passion for the lost, and a desire to glorify Jesus Christ. May the Lord bless and strengthen His church in these last days, and give shepherds the same heart as the Great Shepherd Jesus Christ.

  • There Is A Friend Who Sticks Closer Than A Brother

    There Is A Friend Who Sticks Closer Than A Brother

    Jesus told His disciples, “Greater love has no man than this than to lay down his life for his friends.” Scripture also tells us that, “One will hardly die for a righteous person; though perhaps for the good person someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” What peace it should bring us to know that Jesus—a friend of the lowly—died for us, intercedes for us, helps us in our weakness, knows our suffering, and shows compassion to those who need Him most. As the song goes, “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.”

  • Sanctification, the Super Bowl, and God’s Will

    Sanctification, the Super Bowl, and God’s Will

    Some people believe this year's Super Bowl will draw more viewers than the Apollo 11 moon landing. Some 125-150 million people tuned in to hear Neil Armstrong say, “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Sadly, if this year’s halftime show is anything like those in the past, God will be mocked and sin will be flaunted. As Christians, it breaks our hearts when people rebel against their creator. God hates sin and is a perfect righteous judge, yet His heart and His will is to show off His grace, mercy, and lovingkindness. His will is for His children to walk in holiness. His will is that none would perish but that all would come to repentance. When we live out God’s will, we are like Christ to the world—a city on a hill that cannot be hidden.

  • Knowing Fear

    Knowing Fear

    Perhaps it’s a surprise for many Christians to know that Scripture commands us to fear. It’s not talked about much in some churches, but Scripture is clear we are to fear God. Solomon ends Ecclesiastes by stating, “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.” The book of Deuteronomy shows us the fear of the Lord leads to blessing, to praise, and is something to be learned. Children don’t naturally fear the Lord, they must be taught. David says in Psalm 34:11, “Come you children listen to me and I will teach you the fear of the Lord.” Paul states in 2 Corinthians 5:11, “Therefore knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men..” The fact is we’re all going to appear before the judgment seat of Christ. The only way we can stand before Him on that day is by putting our faith and trust in Him and fearing the Lord above all else.