Sermons & Sunday Schools

Living In Light of Christ’s Coming, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij begins examining the final section of exhortation in 2 Peter. Pastor Babij explains that believers must remain ready for Christ’s return and continue to pursue spiritual growth and holiness. More specifically, Pastor Babij outlines two of the four eternal perspectives Christians are to apply in view of the day…

One Thing Is Necessary

In this special Mother’s Day sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines the short account about Mary, Martha, and Jesus in Luke 10:38-42. Christ teaches in this passage a simple but critical truth about following him: devoted discipleship comes before happy service. As Pastor Dave preaches through the text, he identifies three highlighted characters who underscore the…

The Return of Christ and the Reasons for His Delay

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Peter’s teaching in 2 Peter 3:7-12 as to why the Lord Jesus has delayed his return and what is certain to happen at Christ’s return. As Pastor Babij explains, these truths from 2 Peter should cause us to rest securely in the character of God and to wait…

Keep Calm and Carry On

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins examining Solomon’s teaching as to how exactly God’s wisdom works with both great power and sobering limitation in life. In Ecclesiastes 7:15-22, Solomon gives two humbling exhortations to help you keep calm and carry on well in a fallen world. 1. Avoid Proud Extremes (15-18) 2. Remember Common…

In Wisdom’s Shadow

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia looks at the introductory poem to the second half of Ecclesiastes articulating true wisdom’s narrow way. In Ecclesiastes 7:1-14, Solomon provides five poignant comparisons to show how wisdom, while not ultimate, makes life better. 1. Facing Death Is Better Than Chasing Fun (vv. 1-4) 2. Rebuke Is Better Than…

Never Forget—Jesus Is Coming! Part 4: The Day of the Lord

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij finishes looking at the sobering background information about the coming Day of the Lord from 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12. After reviewing the first three events of the future Tribulation period, Pastor Babij explains the final three events discussed in 2 Thessalonians so that believers will both be comforted but also…

Christ Resurrected: Guarantees

In this special Resurrection Day sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines the apostle Paul’s teaching on the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15:20-28. Pastor Babij explains not only how Jesus’ resurrection is the most well-established fact in antiquity but also how Jesus’ resurrection results in two mighty guarantees for believers: 1. Christ’s Resurrection Guarantees Our Resurrection (vv.…

The Miscarried Life

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Solomon’s teaching in Ecclesiastes 6:1-12, a passage that functions as a kind of mirror to Ecclesiastes 5:8-20 and as a summary of the main points of the first half of the book. In Ecclesiastes 6:1-12, Solomon teaches that life without grateful enjoyment of God’s good gifts is miserable.…

Never Forget—Jesus Is Coming! Part 3: The Day of the Lord

In this sermon, Pastor Babij continues giving important background information on 2 Peter 3 by further investigating teaching about the day of the Lord in 2 Thessalonians 2:5-10. Specifically, Pastor Babij explains from Thessalonians what will happen once the man of lawlessness, the antichrist, arrives on the world scene. Christians are to find sober encouragement…

Never Forget—Jesus Is Coming! Part 2: The Day of the Lord

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij continues looking at 2 Peter 3 and focuses on the phrase “the day of the Lord.” Pastor Babij explains the background of this phrase and, considering 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4, clarifies the Bible’s own assurance that believers will have no involvement in the day of the Lord. More specifically, Pastor…