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The Church: A Unified Body of Spiritually Gifted Servants, Part 2

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij finishes examining 1 Corinthians 12:12-20 to show how all Christians are called to minister. In Part 2, Pastor Babij explains the second primary reason Christians stifle spiritual gifts: a superiority complex in which believers feel they do not need others. Pastor Babij further explains the wisdom of God’s design…

The Church: A Unified Body of Spiritually Gifted Servants, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij begins examining 1 Corinthians 12:12-20 to show how all Christians are called to minister and not simply to wait for someone else to do so. In Part 1, Pastor Babij explains the church-as-Christ’s-body metaphor as well as the first primary reason Christians do not get involved in using their…

Philadelphia: The Church of Promised Deliverance

In this sermon, Pastor Babij preaches on Jesus’ message to the church at Philadelphia in the book of Revelation. This church is the second of two churches that receives no condemnation from Jesus, only commendation. Pastor Babij explains three key characteristics of this church: 1. They drew their strength from the Lord 2. They kept…

Smyrna: The Church of Martyrdom

In this sermon, Pastor Babij preaches on Jesus’ message to the church at Smyrna in the book of Revelation. This church is one of two churches that receives no condemnation from Jesus, only commendation. Smyrna is commended for being spiritually rich and for standing publicly for the Lord despite intense and bitter suffering. Christ challenges…

Laodicea: The Church of Spiritual Indifference

In this sermon, Pastor Babij preaches on Jesus’ message to the church at Laodicea in the book of Revelation. This is the last of the warnings to the churches of Revelation. Jesus offers no commendation for Laodicea but condemns the church for its indifference and lukewarm attitude toward Him. Jesus also counsels the church to…

Sardis: The Church of Complacency

In this sermon, Pastor Babij preaches on Jesus’ message to the church at Sardis in the book of Revelation. Jesus gives no commendation to Sardis but roundly condemns the church for its complacency, its comfort with pagan culture, and its deadness despite outward appearances. Pastor Babij explains Jesus’ challenge to the church to wake up,…

Thyatira: The Church of Compromise

In this sermon, Pastor Babij preaches on Jesus’ message to the church of Thyatira in the book of Revelation. First, Pastor Babij details Thyatira’s commendation of its love and faith for Christ. Second, Pastor Babij explains Thyatira’s condemnation for tolerating a false teacher who may have been teaching Gnosticism. Third, Pastor Babij relates Jesus’ challenge…

Ephesus: The Church of Loveless Orthodoxy

In this sermon, Pastor Babij begins preaching on Jesus’ messages to the seven churches of Revelation, starting with the Ephesian church. Pastor Babij first explains, using several Scripture verses, how Jesus’ sovereignty is displayed over all the churches. Second, Pastor Babij details Jesus’ pattern of review for each church. Third, Pastor Babij discusses how the…