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Sermons/Sunday Schools by Pastor Joseph Babij:

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The Ten Commandments Past and Present — The Seventh Commandment

In this sermon, Pastor Babij begins examining the seventh of the Ten Commandments: “you shall not commit adultery.” Pastor Babij explains how the central principle of the commandment is to honor God’s institution of marriage. In application, Pastor Babij discusses several key ways for believers to protect their marriages from compromise. Full Transcript: Today, we…

The Ten Commandments Past and Present — The Sixth Commandment

In this sermon, Pastor Babij teaches on the deeper meaning behind the Sixth Commandment: “Thou shall not murder.” Pastor Babij explains how the Scriptures teach that people are to fundamentally care for and protect human life. Making note that the correct interpretation is “murder” not “kill,” Pastor Babij delineates the different kinds of killing that…

Ordination of Elder and Deacon Candidates

In this special sermon, Pastor Babij explains the biblical foundation for a plurality of elders and deacons in the church and clarifies that these are the only two scripturally based church offices. Pastor Babij delineates the biblical qualifications for elders and deacons, their respective spheres of responsibility, and the necessary character of their wives. Pastor…

The Ten Commandments Past and Present — The Fifth Commandment

In this sermon, Pastor Babij focuses on the fifth of the Ten Commandments, the command to honor one’s mother and father. Pastor Babij first points out this command’s transitional position within the Ten Commandments, moving from responsibilities toward God to responsibilities toward men. Pastor then explains the two key components of this particular rule: 1)…

The Ten Commandments Past and Present — The Fourth Commandment (Part 3)

In this sermon, Pastor Babij explains how the Sabbath commandment was originally designed by God to provide rest from life’s normal temporal and physical labors so that people might enjoy the worship of God. Pastor delineates four assertions from God concerning what is and what is not true rest: 1) God’s promise 2) God’s warning…

The Ten Commandments Past and Present — The Fourth Commandment (Part 2)

Pastor Babij continues his teaching on the fourth of the Ten Commandments by directly comparing the Sabbath and the Lord’s Day. Pastor explains how the Sabbath was specifically designed for Israel but also how the Sabbath always pointed to Jesus Christ, Who is the Christian’s Sabbath rest. Regarding the Lord’s Day, Pastor discusses several reasons…

The Ten Commandments Past and Present — The Fourth Commandment (Part 1)

In this sermon, Pastor Babij preaches on the fourth of the Ten Commandments, explaining the principles gleaned from the Sabbath command that are applicable to today’s observance of the Lord’s Day: 1) The Necessity of the Sabbath 2) The Idea of Rest 3) The Idea of Redemption 4) The Idea of Righteousness Pastor concludes by…

The Ten Commandments Past and Present — The Third Commandment

In this sermon on the third of the Ten Commandments, Pastor Babij teaches Christians how to reverence the name of God before the world and what the consequences are of not doing so. Pastor points out three ways people violate God’s name: 1) Connecting God’s name to falsehood 2) Abusing God’s name by treating it…

The Ten Commandments Past and Present — The Second Commandment (Part 2)

In this sermon, Pastor Babij continues teaching on the second of the Ten Commandments. After a brief review, Pastor Babij explains several reasons why God cannot let idolatry go unpunished or faithfulness unrewarded. Christians, therefore, must undertake firm action regarding any form of idolatry in their hearts and lives. Pastor concludes the sermon by urging…