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Sermons/Sunday Schools by Pastor Joseph Babij:

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Prayer: Persistence in What God Wants for You

In today’s sermon, Pastor Babij details the wrong attitudes Christians bring into prayer and explains how to pray scripturally and honestly. Pastor advises Christians to pray for physical and spiritual needs and to remember that prayer is ultimately meant to conform believers into the image of Christ. Full Transcript: We are going to look at…

Three Marks of a Responsible Strong Christian Community in View of the End

In today’s sermon, Pastor Babij examines First Peter 4:7-11 and explains the three markers of a strong Christian community living responsibly in view of eternity: 1) They take the duties of prayer seriously 2) They practice the principles of love fervently 3) They see using God-given gifts to serve the body as a paramount necessity…

Biblical Fatherhood

In this special Father’s Day sermon, Pastor Babij explains how to be a biblical father. Using the Scripture, Pastor relates several “do nots” and major mistakes for Christian fathers to avoid as well as several positive principles to follow. Pastor Babij concludes by exhorting fathers to make teaching the way of God to their children…

The Purpose of Suffering as Citizen (Part 1)

In this sermon, Pastor Babij examines First Peter 4:1-6 and explains the way to suffer as a Christian citizen: 1) Imitate Christ 2) Break with your sin 3) Understand the backlash 4) Realize two opposing evaluations Full Transcript: Let’s pray: Father, as we look at the prescribed word of God, that we can see, read,…

The Pattern of Christ’s Suffering Leading to Victory

Pastor Babij, teaching from 1 Peter 3:18-22, shows how Christ’s suffering is the pathway to victorious living. Pastor explains the following points: 1. Jesus’ victory over sin is final and complete 2. Jesus, the Just, suffered for the unjust 3. Jesus died for a purpose Pastor shows that Jesus’ victory over sin and death is…

The Prosperity of Suffering As a Citizen

In this sermon, Pastor Babij teaches from 1 Peter 3:13-17 how Christians should respond to unjust suffering. Pastor explains several reasons why Christians will suffer in life and reminds believers that they are called to suffer for the gospel’s sake. Pastor also offers four admonitions to observe in the midst of suffering and exhorts believers…

The Appropriate Attitudes and Characteristics of Christian Submission

In this sermon, Pastor Babij teaches further on Christian submission from 1 Peter 3:8-13. Pastor explains how Christian submission ought to be displayed with both believers and unbelievers, especially in response to evil provocation. Such submission can only be accomplished by cultivating a love for God’s glory and by avoiding the error of an intellect-only…

The Duty of the Christian: Subjection — The Husbands’ Submission to God on Behalf of Their Wives

In this sermon, Pastor Babij teaches from 1 Peter 3:7 on how husbands are to live with their wives and to submit to God. Pastor explains how husbands are to love their wives as Jesus loves His church and are to make the marriage relationship the highest priority on earth. Pastor Babij further exhorts husbands…

The Duty of the Christian: Subjection — Learning Submission (Part 4), Wives to Their Husbands

In this sermon, Pastor Babij looks further at Peter’s teaching on Christian submission, this time examining Peter’s instruction on wives submitting to their husbands. Pastor explains how, far from an odious duty, righteous submission by a wife even to an ungodly husband is a powerful testimony of God to him. Pastor breaks down God’s design…

The Duty of the Christian: Subjection — Learning Submission (Part 3)

In this sermon, pastor Babij examines Peter’s teaching on the example of Jesus in suffering and submission. According to Peter, believers are to learn both from what Jesus did do and what Jesus did not do when suffering unjustly. Full Transcript: When plans have been dashed and you have no control over anything, what do…