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Why the Forgiven Always Forgive

In this sermon, David Capoccia examines Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness in the parable of the unmerciful slave in Matthew 18:21-35. David Capoccia explains how Jesus, through the parable, gives three reasons why God’s children, the forgiven, always forgive others: 1. God has forgiven our great debt. 2. God demands we forgive lesser debts. 3. God…

The Christian’s Obligation for Resistance, Part 7

In this sermon Pastor Babij teaches on the seventh way to resist the enemy: prayer and fasting. Pastor Babij specifically answers four questions about fasting: 1) What is it? 2) What is its purpose? 3) How to fast? 4) When to fast? Pastor concludes with admonishment to practice fasting from time to time to win…

Resurrection Theories

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 3 Lesson 7 This week in Sunday school, we watch and discuss a presentation from Answers in Genesis on various theories people have proposed to explain away Jesus’ resurrection. What are the different theories? How can we respond to these theories? And why do people hold to these theories…

The Great Commission

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 3 Lesson 6 This week in Sunday school, we look at one of Jesus’ last declarations on earth: the Great Commission. What exactly did Jesus command his disciples in the Great Commission? How does the command apply to Christians today? And what so often prevents Christians from fulfilling the…

The Resurrection

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 3 Lesson 5 This week in Sunday school, we look at Jesus’ resurrection. Was Jesus really in the tomb for “three days and three nights”? What are the implications of the resurrection for Christians? And is Jesus’ bodily resurrection an essential part of the Christian gospel? Join us as…

The Greatest Name: Jesus

In today’s sermon Pastor Babij examines the first chapter of Matthew and shows how the biblical account of Jesus’ birth differs radically from the world’s traditions regarding Christmas. Pastor Babij then gives five reasons from the passage to celebrate the beginning of the incarnation before an unbelieving world and concludes with the exhortation to call…

Final Passover and Betrayal

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 3 Lesson 1 We begin a new quarter of our Answers Bible Curriculum Sunday school this week with the theme: The Church Begins. Our first lesson focuses on the night before Jesus’ crucifixion and Jesus’ Last Supper with the disciples. Christians celebrate the Lord’s Supper regularly in church, but…

True Discipleship

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 2 Lesson 11 This week in Sunday school, we consider the cost of following Jesus. Jesus instructed His disciples to expect hardship and persecution in their lives because of Him. What were the disciples to think when they suffered in this way? How did Jesus motivate His disciples to…

Jesus Teaches in Parables

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 2 Lesson 9 This week, we consider the parables of Jesus. Like other parts of Jesus’ teaching, Jesus’ parables are well-known but often not well understood. What do we need to know in order to interpret parables? What are Jesus’ parables all about? Why did Jesus teach in parables?…

Jesus Teaches (Sermon on the Mount)

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 2 Lesson 7 This week in Sunday school, we look at Jesus’ most well known teaching: the Sermon on the Mount. Many Christians and even unbelievers will recognize phrases from this section of Scripture: “turn the other cheek,” “do not judge so that you will not be judged,” and…