About Chapel Ministries

A Letter from John

I want to start off right away by laying out precisely what we are NOT. We are not a traditional ministry. I am a not traditionally trained and/or ordained minister. I never went to Bible college. I never went to seminary. Having said that, I have had the unspeakable blessing of being taught by two of today's greatest Bible teachers. My family and I have been members of the University Cathedral in Los Angeles , California pastored by the late Dr. Gene ScottĀ® (now pastored by his wife Pastor Melissa ScottĀ®) and Leslie Hale Ministries pastored by the world famous Bible teacher Leslie Hale. If you have heard either or both of these two great men speak you will recognize their influence in the messages you will hear in this ministry.  Other influences include great Bible teachers of the past such as G. Campbell Morgan, Charles Spurgeon, A.W. Tozer and so on.

Onward with this theme of what we are not. We are NOT condemnation preachers. The reason is simple. We are all sinners. Paul clearly tells us that. God has dealt with that through His Son. One thing that we have learned over the years is that EVERYONE struggles. We all have things we would rather not do (and this includes the great Paul, see Romans 7:14 -25). You won't hear us condemning anyone. Your salvation is between you and God. You will hear advice from us just like we heard advice from Paul. There ARE things that God does not like and we learn what those are as we grow closer to Him through His Word and personal communion with Him in our prayers and devotions. Most of the "morality" you hear preached to you in churches today or by other so-called Christians has nothing to do with God. That is why we as individual children of God commune with Him so we learn " what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:2

Okay, then, what are we? That is a much simpler answer.  We are a family dedicated to God and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19). We have a fire for God's Word and we want to spread that fire. My wife and daughter are gifted singers and they will help spread God's Word through songs of praise and worship. I will do my best to spread His Word through teaching. Together...us, you and the Holy Spirit, will do what we can to magnify the name of God and His Son Jesus Christ through the spreading of God's Good News to the ends of the earth through that most pervasive of modern mediums: the Internet. We will be posting recorded (and hopefully someday, "Live") messages to our website on various topics out of God's Word. In addition, we will provide written material that we have authored to expand our teaching mission. Hopefully we can provide other means of exposing God's Word to our online community. Such things may include articles, excerpts, and the like that are in the public domain. There is a treasure-trove of wonderful teaching on God's Word produced over these many centuries that we can share with one another. We are overwhelmingly excited about getting God's Word out in this way and we look forward to your participation. Let us know what you think by emailing us at comments@acleansingstream.com.

I encourage you to visit this website often.  We are continuously adding content to it.  We are confident that you will learn things here you have never known before and that you will be blessed by it because "... faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17