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Biblical Arguments for Cessationism, Part 1

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.…

Colossians

Group Participation in the Gospel Mission, Part 2

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij concludes his study of Colossians by investigating the apostle Paul’s final greetings in the letter. Pastor Babij explains how the final four groups of people Paul identifies in the letter serve as instructional examples for Christians, who together are to be going about the gospel mission. The final groups…

Colossians

Group Participation in the Gospel Mission, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Colossians 4:7-11 and the first part of the apostle Paul’s final greetings in the letter. Pastor Babij explains how the final four groups of people Paul identifies in the letter serve as instructional examples for Christians, who together are to be going about the gospel mission. The first…

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…

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…

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…

Colossians

The Imperatives for a Transformed Lifestyle, Part 2

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Colossians 4:5-6 and explains more of how a truly Word-filled and Spirit-filled person is transformed to walk in greater Christlikeness. 1. Gospel transformation changes what we are devoted to (v. 2-4) 2. Gospel transformation changes the way we think and act (v. 5) 3. Gospel transformation changes the…

Colossians

The Imperatives for a Transformed Lifestyle, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Colossians 4:2-4 and the apostle Paul’s exhortation there as to how all Spirit-filled, Word-filled Christians must devote themselves to thanksgiving and prayer, praying especially for the faithful going forth of the saving gospel message of Christ.