Colossians

Laboring for Christ’s Supremacy

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines and explains the apostle Paul’s teaching in Colossians 1:24-29. Having clearly established the supremacy of Christ and Christ’s gospel, Paul next teaches how Christians should respond by laboring for Christ. Paul gives four requirements in order to labor for Christ’s supremacy: 1. Laboring for Christ’s Supremacy Requires Suffering…

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Lesson 5: Dinosaurs and Dragons

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines the topics of dinosaurs and dragons from a biblical perspective. Pastor Dave first overviews the topic of dinosaurs and then examines the descriptions of Behemoth and Leviathan from book of Job to argue that, unlike what is commonly believed today, dinosaurs were created just as Genesis 1 says…

Colossians

Persist in the Gospel

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Colossians 1:23 and Paul’s exhortation for believers to persist in the true gospel. Pastor Babij first outlines reasons given in the passage to persist in the gospel, then explains what the hope of the gospel is, and finally outlines some main ways to guard against being moved away…

creation foundation

Lesson 4: Adam and Eve

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines the account of the creation of Adam and Eve from Genesis 2:4-25. After making observations on the passage, Pastor Dave considers whether the passage could fit with popular evolutionary theory; whether Genesis 2 truly contradicts Genesis 1; and what the passage teaches us about God, sex, gender, and…

Disciplines of Grace

Disciplines of Grace Evangelism, Part 3

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia finishes examination of the spiritual discipline of evangelism. After reviewing the first main principle, Pastor Dave then explains the other five of six main principles from the Bible for maximizing your effective in evangelism: 1. Evangelize Biblically (1 Corinthians 15:1-5) 2. Evangelize Strategically (Acts 17:1-3) 3. Evangelize Holily (1…

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Lesson 3: Animals and Man

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines the account of creation days five and six and the creation of animals and mankind. After making basic observations of Genesis 1:20-31, Pastor Dave considers questions of interpretation and application, including what it means to be made in the image of God and what the significance is of…

Disciplines of Grace

Disciplines of Grace: Evangelism, Part 2

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins talking about the “how” of evangelism from the Bible. Focusing on the first of six principles from the Bible for maximizing your effectiveness in evangelism, Pastor Dave explains what it means to 1. Evangelize Biblically. 1A. You must get the gospel message right (1 Corinthians 15:1-5) 1B. You…

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Lesson 2: Days and Kinds

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia considers what the word “day” means in reference to the days of creation in Genesis 1. Pastor Dave then defends the 24-hour day view against several popular objections. Finally, Pastor Dave examines Genesis 1:1-19 to find what exactly took place on the first four days of creation.

Disciplines of Grace

Disciplines of Grace: Evangelism, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia explains four main reasons from the Bible why you must discipline yourself for evangelism. 1. You Will Obey God’s Command (Matthew 28:18-20) 2. You Will Show God’s Love (Matthew 22:35-40) 3. You Will Magnify God’s Glory (2 Corinthians 4:13-15) 4. You Will Demonstrate God’s Power (Matthew 28:18-20)

creation foundation

Lesson 1: God Creates the Universe

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia overviews the Genesis 1 account of creation, compares the order of the Genesis 1 account with the order of the prevailing secular view of origins, and then considers what application Genesis 1 has for the Christian life.

Resolve to Risk Well

In this special New Year’s Day sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines and explains Ecclesiastes 11:1-6. In this passage, King Solomon exhorts you to three resolutions in order to risk well for Christ while you can. Resolution 1: I Will Not Hoard My Treasures But Invest Them Boldly and Generously (vv. 1-2) Resolution 2: I Will…

The Unique Identity of Christ

In this special Christmas Day sermon, Pastor Joe Babij presents the true meaning of Christmas by way of the person of Jesus Christ. More specifically, from Luke 1:31-35, Pastor Babij explains three foundational truths that inform you about the uniqueness of the identity of Jesus. 1. Jesus Is God (v. 35) 2. Jesus Is Man…

Elder and Deacon Commissioning

In this special message on a day of elder and deacon commissioning, Pastor Joe Babij explains the biblical basis, qualifications, and function of the two offices of the church: elder and deacon.

Lesson 12: Into the Middle Ages

In this final lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia discusses the “fall” of the Roman Empire, reviews the state of Christ’s church at the end of the classical period, and previews the challenges the church would face in the medieval period.

Colossians

Christ’s Relationship to the Redeemed: Before and After

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Colossians 1:20-23 and Paul’s reminder of the change Christ has accomplished on behalf of believers. Christians need to remember what they have been saved from to draw even more lovingly after Jesus Christ. 1. The condition in which God found us prior to the act of grace (21a)…

Lesson 11: Ambrose and Augustine

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines two more fourth century church fathers and their legacies : Ambrose (the Church Supremacist) and Augustine (The Legacy Provider). Augustine’s influence has been particularly significant on the Western church and even Western civilization.

gospel of John

Behold, the Lamb of God!

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines John 1:29-34, where John the apostle presents John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus. The author presents John the Baptist’s four-part testimony about Jesus so that you will believe and follow Jesus alone. 1. Jesus Is God’s Saving Lamb (v. 29) 2. Jesus Is the Revealed God-man (vv. 30-31)…

Lesson 10: Athanasius, Chrysostom, and Jerome

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines three important fourth century church fathers and their legacies: Athanasius (the Trinity Defender), John Chrysostom (the Expositor), and Jerome (the Translator).

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I Am Not the Christ

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines John the Baptist’s testimony about himself in John 1:19-28. The author, John the Apostle, presents John the Baptist’s three-part testimony about himself so that you will believe and exult in Jesus alone. John the Baptist testifies in the same three ways that you should testify about yourself as…

Lesson 9: Origen, Allegory, and Culture

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia finishes up presentation of the Polemical Fathers by introducing a final third century theologian, the controversial Origen. Pastor Dave also discusses two issues brought up the second and third century fathers: the allegorical hermeneutic and the proper Christian response to world culture.