Chris Brown, North Coast Church

Chris Brown and his co-pastor, Dr. Larry Osborne, are featured in multiple series on Preach It, Teach It. A gifted story teller and Bible Teacher, Chris is a sought-after conference and chapel speaker. His humor and motivational style have helped North Coast Church continue to grow, not only larger, but also younger during his tenure. 

  • Proverbs: Premeditated Parenting

    Build a home, not a house. Godly living is caught more than taught. Every child needs consequences, not empty threats. Rules without relationship lead to rebellion. We have to encourage rather than discourage. You can't pick your child, but you can pick their friends. Godly parents don't automatically make godly children.  Preached at North Coast ...more
  • Follow the Battle Plan! 1 Peter

    If we do not battle our sinful desires, Satan wins. Victorious Christian living will silence our critics, point people to God and bring others into the family. We all fight a spiritual battle, whether we recognize it or not. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by permission.
  • Facing Your Egypt: When Life Overwhelms You

    Joseph's brothers had to come to terms with the sins of their past when they were forced to go to Egypt for food. Filled with remorse over their brother's mistreatment, they had to face their wicked deed when they saw Joseph. Our past can leave us paralyzed with fear or guilt. We end up burying our guilt, blaming others or ourselves. Repentance is ...more
  • Sons of God, Daughters of Men: The Weirdest Bible Story

    The unusual passage in Genesis 6 teaches that the culture was defined by its fallen heroes, sexual perversion, widespread corruption and violent headlines, just like today. God’s grace was given a deadline before He sent the flood. We can choose to follow what is popular and cause God grief and pain, or find God’s favor by obedience and walking ...more
  • Grow Up! The Dangers of Stunted Spirituality?

    Paul teaches there are three types of people: those who don't know God, those who do and those who know God but act like they don't. Two key indicators of spiritual maturity are how you relate to others and the role you play in the Kingdom.
  • Raising Good Kids Against Bad Odds

    Raising children in a corrupt society has its challenges. Hold on tight: commit to the tough process, provide clear direction, encourage more than discourage and release them when it's time to grow up.
  • Big God vs. Little god-The Rich Young Ruler

    An idol is usually a good thing that becomes a god thing. We worship what we love and pursue most with our hearts and our actions. God says it is good to tithe, spend, save, invest, and give generously. But we must not love it place hope in it, or be enslaved by it.
  • How to Be Wildly Wealthy

    Invest with the right team. Pray now or pay later. Past obedience guarantees future usefulness. Real discipleship affects our wealth, comfort, power and fame. For the disciple, this world is as close to hell as they will ever get. For the non-believer, this world is as close to heaven as they will ever get.
  • Snakes on a Plain

    The story of the complaining Israelites in the wilderness teach us many lessons. God gives us salvation and freedom, but often, God’s people are impatient and complain.God disciplines us in order to bless us. When we repent and look to Jesus, He saves us.There will always be something to complain about. It’s ok to complain to God, but not against ...more
  • Psalm 1:1-Who's in Your Social Network?

    Ungodly companions offer bad advice, encourage us to make unwise decisions and lower our ethical standards. Who advises me? To whom do I look for approval of my choices? What is my ultimate guide-the Word or the World. Jesus wants us to be friendly to everyone, but to choose our friends wisely.
  • How to Have a Perfect Body (Corinth)

    Our heavenly body, according to Paul, is built for heaven, not for earth. It is perfect, powerful and spiritual. Our life here on earth is like a “job interview” for our role in Heaven.  In Philippians 4:17, Paul spoke to the Philippian church about “crediting to their account” how their “job interview” was going.  It only makes sense to do the ...more
  • The Politically Incorrect Jesus

    Jesus did not live a conventional life. He chided the religious leaders and ate with tax collectors and sinners. Christ came to do transplants, not cosmetic surgery. This is good news for the sick who want to change. This is bad news for the sick who won't admit it. Christianity is the only club where you have to be unqualified to get in.
  • How Free is Free?

    We must recognize that love trumps knowledge. Freedom has two boundaries: God's commands and love for others. Paul teaches us that there are three kinds of weaker brothers: the true weaker brothers, the professional weaker brothers and the phantom weaker brothers. Paul chose sacrifice over his own personal rights. We must beware of legalism and ...more