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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)

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.…

A Most Serious Sin: Apostasy

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij looks at Hebrews 6:1-8 and 10:25-31 to warn against the serious sin of apostasy, abandoning Christ and Christ’s truth. Pastor Babij explains how refusing to mature spiritually and abandoning the local assembly are fearful signposts on the way ultimately to despising the triune God and the faith once and…

Make the Most of Your Times

In this special New Year’s Eve sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 and Solomon’s teaching about the different times or seasons of life. Pastor Dave explains that, rather than romantically musing about life’s different times, Solomon shows how people ultimately have no control over their times. Solomon then presents how to respond wisely to…

A Name Like No Other

In this special Christmas sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Matthew 1:21-25 so that you might see and respond appropriately to Jesus’ name, which is like no other. From the passage, Pastor Babij explains five truths in connection with Jesus’ name. 1. The name of Jesus is divinely ordered (v. 21a) 2. The name of Jesus…

Do Homage to the Son

In this Christmas sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Psalm 2 and King David’s exhortation there to do homage to God’s Son. King David gives three reasons why: 1. The World Rebels against God’s Good Messiah (vv. 1-3) 2. The Father Easily Confounds Man’s Rebellious Plans (vv. 4-6) 3. The Son Testifies He Will Rule All…

Giving Testimony for Christ

In this special baptism service sermon, Pastor Joe Babij looks at Paul’s testimony before Agrippa in Acts 26:1-32. Pastor Babij identifies three key parts of any person’s salvation testimony by looking at Paul’s model: what a person was like before conversion, what happened to a person in conversion, and how a person became different after…