The world is full of giants: larger-than-life forces that intimidate, destroy, and steal away the life that God has planned for people. These giants are so large and powerful that it would be easy to turn away, shrink back, and stand on the sidelines … that is, if Jesus hadn’t called us follow him on his mission of HOPE. Join Alpine Chapel for “Goliath Must Fall”, a series about following Jesus in the fight against the Five Global Giants of Injustice and be warned: these giants are closer than you think.

01. It’s About To Get Messy

Speaker: Dave Mudd
Date: September 8, 2019


Hope has a way of attracting people who need it. Any church that wants to share the hope of Jesus, then, needs to be ready to welcome and love people who need hope the most. This means taking head-on the greatest barrier to us experiencing and sharing hope: a judgmental spirit.

Join Alpine Chapel for Part One of our new series, “Goliath Must Fall”, and listen as Lead Pastor Dave Mudd sets the stage for the church’s fight against injustice by bringing us to the words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount about judgment, mercy, and the humility to be broken-hearted.

02. The Five Global Giants of Injustice

Speaker: Dave Mudd
Date: September 15, 2019


There are giants in the land of hopelessness. No matter where you go, these giants are enemies of God’s mission in the world and grow stronger wherever hope is weak. What’s the first step in fighting these giants? To understand them. What are they? Where do they come from? And what gives us the confidence to think they can actually fall?
Join Alpine Chapel for Part Two of our series, “Goliath Must Fall”, and listen as Lead Pastor Dave Mudd unpacks the five global giants of injustice and power of Jesus to break their power and bring new life.

03. Spiritual Emptiness

Speaker: Dave Mudd
Date: September 22, 2019


Too many people go through life full but unfulfilled. They cram their calendars and drain every ounce of their energy chasing something they think will satisfy them. In the quiet and brutally honest moments of their days, though, they admit that they’re empty. God never intended us to live like this. In fact, our experience of spiritual emptiness only exists because of our separation from God. It’s only when we’re reconciled to him do we find the “abundant life” that God designed us to live.

Check out Part Three of Alpine Chapel’s series, “Goliath Must Fall”, and listen as Lead Pastor Dave Mudd talks about how the giant of Spiritual Emptiness has been defeated by Jesus and what it really means to live life to the full.

04. Oppression Part 1

Speaker: Dave Mudd
Date: September 29, 2019


Too many people throughout history have shared this experience: being subject to someone else’s wishes against their will. This is the definition of oppression. Whatever form and to whatever degree oppression exists, that is the degree to which the Kingdom of God is not being realized. Into these situations, God restores us to what it means to be truly human and invites us to take up our role in helping others drop the chains of oppression.

Join Alpine Chapel for the next installment of “Goliath Must Fall” and listen as Lead Pastor Dave Mudd starts a two-part conversation about the nature of oppression, what it means to be human, and what our role is when it comes to fighting this injustice.

05. Oppression Part 2

Speaker: Dave Mudd
Date: October 6, 2019


It’s one thing to say that oppression exists. It’s another thing to admit that it exists in your own life. Believe it or not, the source of all oppression is spiritual. When the chains of sin in our own lives hold us under their control, we end up putting chains around others. It’s only when Jesus enters the picture that we’re able to not only drop our own chains but to help others drop theirs, too.

Check out the next message in Alpine’s series, “Goliath Must Fall”, and listen as Lead Pastor Dave Mudd continues the conversation about the nature of oppression and the hope that Jesus offers to us and others.

06. Disease

Speaker: Micah Kephart || Interview with Spencer Folmar
Date: October 13, 2019


Disease is far more than an inconvenience. It is an injustice that robs people of the life that God has made possible for them in Jesus. While disease exists in many forms (some more evident than others), Jesus consistently offers two responses: healing and resurrection life. When the church understands these two responses, we can join God on his mission to bring HOPE.

Join Alpine Chapel for the next installment of our series, “Goliath Must Fall”. Listen as friend of Alpine and founder of Poetice International, Micah Kephart, talks about adopting the way of Jesus in our response to disease in its many places and forms. Afterwards, check out an interview with Spencer Folmar, director of Shooting Heroin, about America’s opioid epidemic and the church’s role to bring HOPE to those trapped under this disease.

07. Illiteracy

Speaker: Alex Gowler
Date: October 20, 2019


Have you ever lacked the know-how to get the job done? If so, you’ve had an encounter with illiteracy. More than reading and writing, illiteracy is lacking the knowledge that you need to participate, contribute, and grow. In fact, the story of Scripture is nothing short of God fighting against the most dangerous form of illiteracy there is. And it’s a fight we get to be a part of.

Check out Part Seven of “Goliath Must Fall” to listen as Staff Pastor Alex Gowler talks about the injustice of illiteracy and our need for a broader definition, a deeper understanding, and a greater calling.

08. Poverty

Speaker: Dave Mudd

Date: October 27, 2019


If there is one group of people that are at the center of God’s heart, it’s the poor. What it means to be poor, though, is where we and God might not be on the same page. Poverty isn’t simply the lack of resources. It’s the lack of options, opportunity, and ultimately the lack of hope. So what role can we play in helping fight for people being crushed by the giant of poverty?

Join Alpine Chapel for the final message in our series, “Goliath Must Fall, and listen as Lead Pastor Dave Mudd helps us understand the injustice of poverty and how followers of Jesus can share abundant life with those who have yet to experience it.