Briarwood Fellows Podcast

by Chad Escue

Teaching, preaching, and in-depth discussions about the Bible, theology, and how the gospel shapes every part of the Christian life from Chad Escue, the director of Briarwood Fellows.

Podcast episodes

  • Do This in Remembrance of Me


    Do This in Remembrance of Me


    In the Lord’s Supper, “remembrance,” means that the past act of Christ’s redemption and the future hope of consummation become contemporary to the people remembering. In a similar way, the generations of Israelites after the Exodus who had never even seen Egypt were to confess at the Passover Feast, “We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt, and Yahweh our God brought us out from there with a mighty hand” (Deut 6:21). When we partake of the Lord’s Supper in the present, we participate in his redemptive death and resurrection in the past, and we proclaim his death until he comes in the future.

  • My Testimony (Chad Escue)


    My Testimony (Chad Escue)


    I got to record my testimony when introducing the series to the Next Steps class this past Sunday. I'll just post it here in case anyone is interested. The sound quality isn't great, sorry about that.

  • Season 1

  • Anatomy of the Soul 01: The Emotions of God

    Anatomy of the Soul 01: The Emotions of God

    Does God have emotions? How we answer that question will have tremendous implications for our lives. We become what we worship. Worship a cold and distant emotionless deity and you will become cold, distant, and emotionless. But what if you worship Yahweh? "Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God; slow to anger and overflowing with loyal-love and faithfulness" (Exodus 34:6). The God of the Bible has revealed himself as a God who is deeply and emotionally invested in his creatures. How can we reconcile the idea that Yahweh's very name is "passion" (Exodus 34:14) with the idea that with him, "there is no variation or shadow due to change" (James 1:17)?

  • Anatomy of the Soul 02: The Happy God

    Anatomy of the Soul 02: The Happy God

    A. W. Tozer said that what comes into your mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you. What is the default position of God's face? Do you imagine God with resting grump face? Or, could it be that the God revealed in the Bible is actually happy!? Paul calls the Father, "The happy God" (1 Timothy 1:11) and, what's almost more audacious to us, he calls Jesus, the man of sorrows (Isaiah 53:3), "the happy and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords" (1 Timothy 6:15). How would it change your life to know that God is the Happy God?

  • Anatomy of the Soul 03: The Pursuit of Happiness

    Anatomy of the Soul 03: The Pursuit of Happiness

    Last week we learned that our God is the Happy God (1 Tim 1:11; 6:15). In today's lesson, we're going to focus on happiness again, but with the goal of discovering how we can find happiness. Every moral philosophy is centered on a profound question: "What is the good life?" Or, "How do we pursue happiness and human flourishing?" Psalm 1 gives the Bible's definitive answer to that question and warns us about three groups who claim to know the way to happiness but whose way leads to misery.