Lesson 13: Biblical Counseling Q & A

An Appeal for Forgiveness

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines the entire letter from Paul to Philemon, a letter asking Philemon to forgive and accept back Philemon’s runaway slave, Onesimus, as a Christian brother. Pastor Babij explains the letter’s four parts as well as how the whole letter parallels a believer’s own experience of salvation: 1. Gracious Greetings…

Lesson 12: Dealing with Homosexuality

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia discusses how to deal with homosexuality in biblical counseling. Pastor Dave explains the need to take down false justifications for homosexuality, to minister the gospel to those struggling with homosexuality, and to exercise compassion and wisdom with unsaved homosexual family members. Note: You may see an automatically generated notice…

Christ’s Victory in the Believer’s Resurrection

In this Resurrection Day sermon, Pastor Joe Babij discusses from 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 the connection between Jesus’ resurrection and the believer’s resurrection. Specifically, Pastor Babij explains four victorious outcomes the resurrection provides for believers: 1. Comprehensive Change (vv. 50-53) 2. Cataclysmic Permanent Change (vv. 54-56) 3. Certain Victory (v. 57) 4. Continued Perseverance (v. 58)

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Living Water vs. Livid Rulers

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines John 7:37-52 and the account of Jesus’ second round of discussion with the Jews at the Feast of Booths. John reports Jesus’ offer of living water at the Feast of Booths so that you will side with Jesus by faith no matter what others may do or say.

Lesson 11: Dealing with Abuse

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia gives basic instruction for counseling abuse situations. Pastor Dave does so by defining “abuse,” overviewing expectations for different types of abuse situations, comparing a worldly and a biblical approach to dealing with abuse, and providing special counsel for the abused.

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Divine Apologetics

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines John 7:10-36 and the account of Jesus’ first round of discussion with his people at the Feast of Booths. John reports Jesus’ first public day at the Feast of Booths to confront your own hesitancy and objections about Jesus so that you might believe and find in Jesus…

Lesson 10: God’s Design for Parenting, Part 2

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia overviews seven biblical emphases for parental instruction and four critical considerations for blended/step-families. Pastor Dave then opens up a time a testimony for Christian parents in the class.

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Only One Agenda

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Jesus’ response to his brothers’ advice in John 7:1-9. John shows Jesus’ commitment to God’s agenda rather than man’s agenda so that you will believe in Jesus and follow Jesus’ example.

Lesson 9: God’s Design for Parenting, Part 1

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia introduces the topic of God’s design for parenting and then overviews seven aspects of God’s design for parenting.

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Words of Eternal Life

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines John 6:60-71 and the depressing aftermath of Jesus’ Bread of Life discourse. Many of Jesus’ so-called disciples leave him over his unacceptable words, but, in these verses, John shows you the life-giving nature of Jesus’ words so that you will believe, rely on, and devote yourself to Jesus’…

Lesson 8: God’s Design for Marital Union

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia overviews God’s design for physical intimacy in marriage and then briefly investigates what the Bible has to say regarding birth control.

Tongues

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij considers the miraculous, spiritual gift of tongues and explains from the Bible why, despite many claims today to the contrary, this New Testament gift is no longer in operation.

Lesson 7: God’s Design for Communication

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia explains from the Bible God’s design for communication. After explaining two critical clarifications regarding communication, Pastor Dave then discusses five rules for godly communication to practice in every relationship.

Biblical Arguments for Cessationism

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij begins presenting the case for cessationism, the belief that, while God can and still does do miracles today, God no longer empowers individual Christians with miraculous sign-gifts (i.e. prophecy, tongues, healings, exorcisms, works of power). In part 1, Pastor Babij presents ten biblical arguments on behalf of cessationism: 1.…

Lesson 6: God’s Design for Husbands

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia overviews God’s design for husbands according to the Bible. More specifically, Pastor Dave explains three fundamental roles that a husband should seek to fulfill for his wife: 1. A husband is a leader of his wife (Matthew 20:25-28) 2. A husband is a learner of his wife (1 Peter…

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The Jesus Diet

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Jesus’ Bread of Life Discourse in John 6:22-59. There, Jesus makes three profound assertions about himself as the bread of life so that you will by faith feed on Jesus as your soul’s exclusive food and thereby experience eternal life: 1. Jesus Is the True Bread from Heaven…

Lesson 5: God’s Design for Wives

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia overviews God’s design for wives according to the Bible. More specifically, Pastor Dave investigates three fundamental roles that a Christian wife should seek to fulfill: 1. A Christian wife is a helper to her husband 2. A Christian wife practices submission to her husband 3. A Christian wife honors…

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A Divine Encounter on a Dark Sea

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines John 6:16-21 and the apostle John’s account of Jesus’ walking on the Sea of Galilee. John reports Jesus’ miraculous walking on water so that you will fear Jesus as the Christ and Son of God and, believing in Jesus, might find all your fears relieved.