Big Apple Chapel is a New Testament based church in New York City, modeled after the pattern of the early church, with a strong emphasis on following Christ as a community of His disciples.

  • Sunday - 10:30 am
  • 520 8th Ave, 16th floor
    New York, NY
  • phone: +1 (973) 837-1041


BAC Sermons

Believers I have known, the good, the sad, the ugly


Believers I have known, (and some I wish I hadn't): the good, the sad, the ugly

Specific relationships: Authority: Government, Church (Rom 13:1; Heb 13:7; 1Th 5:12; 1Pt 3); Family: Parents, Spouse, Children; Covenanted relationships; Employer; Non/pre-Christians


Dangers: Comparison-Conceit, Complacency, Comfortable Compromise, Confused Objectives, Cool-hearted

1Cor  15:33 Be not deceived: evil company corrupts good habits/character. 34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.


General relationships:

OT: wise (right objectives), naive (no objectives), fool (wrong objectives), mocker, scorner, sinner, wicked, etc.

Pr 13:20 He that walk with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Pr 14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceives not in him the lips of knowledge.

Pr 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:


NT: disciple/spiritual (Paul, Barnabas, Timothy), {immature-babes}, carnal/worldling 

2Tim 2:22 Flee youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

1Th 5:14 we exhort you brethren, warn them that are unruly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient toward all.

Ga 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you who are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest you also be tempted. 2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ (see One Another list)

Ga 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith.

Php 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them who walk even as you have us for an example. 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

Heb  12:15 Looking diligently lest any fail of God's grace; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, & many be defiled;

1John 3:16 we perceive the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.


1John 1:3 ...we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to you, that your joy may be full. 5 ...God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1John 2:3 And by this we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that says, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: by this we know that we are in him. 6 He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.


1John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.  James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.


Mt 18:17 ...tell it to the church: but if he shall neglect to hear the church, let him be to you as an heathen and a tax collector.


Rom 16:17...mark them who cause dissension and offences contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them. 6:17


1Co 5:11 But now I have written to you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a person no not to eat. 13 But them that are outside God judges. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.


2Th 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother that walks disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received from us.


2Th 3:13 But you, brethren, be not weary in well doing. 14 And if any man obeys not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.


1Ti 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and agrees not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the doctrine which is according to godliness; 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness: from such withdraw thyself.


2Tim 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers/prone to slander, without self-control, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, impulsive/rash, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying its power: from such turn away.


2John 1:10 If any one comes to you, and brings not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither wish him greetings


Titus 3:10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time; after that have nothing to do with him.


Jude 1:22 On some have mercy, who are in doubt.


813 ataktos TDNT - 8:47,1156; adj  AV - unruly 1; 1) disorderly, out of ranks (often so of soldiers) 2) irregular, inordinate, immoderate pleasures

3) deviating from the prescribed order or rule Used in Greek society of those who did not show up for work. noun 1) to be disorderly 1a) of soldiers marching out of order or quitting ranks 1b) to be neglectful of duty, to be lawless 1c) to lead a disorderly life


3888 paramutheomai  TDNT - 5:816,784; v AV - comfort 4; 4

1) to speak to, address one, whether by way of admonition and incentive, or to calm and console 1a) to encourage, console

3642 oligopsuchos from 3641 and 6590; TDNT - 9:665,1342; adj AV - feebleminded 1; 1) fainthearted little soul


472 antechomai TDNT - 2:827,286; vAV - hold to 2, support 1, holdfast 1, 4

1) to hold before or against, hold back, withstand, endure 2) to keep one's self directly opposite to any one, hold to him  firmly, cleave to, paying heed to him

772 asthenes  TDNT - 1:490,83; adj AV - weak 12, sick 6, weakness 2, weaker 1, weak things 1, impotent 1, more feeble 1, without strength 1; 25 1) weak, infirm, feeble