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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…

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.…

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…

Never Forget—Jesus Is Coming! Part 1: Are You Ready?

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij begins examining the final chapter of 2 Peter and the apostle’s teaching there on the soon, future return of Christ. In part 1, Pastor Babij looks at 2 Peter 3:1-10 and outlines three established facts that, when remembered, will aid you in being ready for Christ’s coming: 1. The…

A 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…

Discerning the Propensities Found in the Character of False Teachers, Part 3

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij finishes his look at the propensities of false teachers in 2 Peter 2. Pastor Babij details three final characteristics of false teachers that believers are to beware: 1. They have a propensity to have an empty and unstable character (v. 17) 2. They have a propensity to use swelling…

Discerning the Propensities Found in the Character of False Teachers, Part 2

In this sermon, Pastor Babij examines 2 Peter 2:15-16 and the comparison of false teachers afflicting the church with ancient Balaam. Pastor Babij explores the OT narratives regarding Balaam in Numbers 22, 24, 25, and 31 to reveal another propensity of false teachers: these teachers leave the right way for the wrong way. This wrong…

Discerning the Propensities Found in the Character of False Teachers, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij begins looking at characteristic behavior of false teachers in 2 Peter 2:10-22 so that true believers will be committed to teaching and living the whole Bible. In part one, Pastor Babij identifies three propensities of false teachers in 2 Peter 2:10-14: 1. False teachers have a propensity to be…