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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…

The Four-Fold Purpose of the Church: Devoted to “the Prayers”

In this sermon, Pastor Babij preaches on corporate prayer and why it should be a priority for believers. Pastor Babij stresses why prayer requires putting on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-19) as well as understanding correct doctrine. Pastor Babij also identifies five temptations congregations must resist when praying together: 1) Canceling regularly scheduled…

The Four-Fold Purpose of the Church: The Breaking of Bread

In this sermon, Pastor Babij teaches on the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper. Pastor Babij stresses that this celebration was instituted by Jesus Himself as part of worship and that only believers are to participate. Pastor Babij explains five reasons Christians should be eager to “break bread”: 1) It is commanded by Christ 2) It…

The Four-Fold Purpose of the Church: Christian Fellowship (Part 4)

In this sermon, Pastor Babij continues teaching on Christian fellowship and how to understand and maintain unity in the church. Pastor Babij explains that, because Christians are part of Christ’s body, they are to build an atmosphere of care and respect for one another and to practice the gifts that God has bestowed on each…

The Four-Fold Purpose of the Church: Christian Fellowship (Part 3)

In this sermon, Pastor Babij continues teaching on Christian fellowship and how it works out in the local church. Using the human body as a metaphor (as did the apostle Paul) Pastor Babij explains the necessity for all the members of the church to work together for the common goal of glorifying the Lord Jesus…

The Four-Fold Purpose of the Church: Christian Fellowship (Part 2)

In this sermon, Pastor Babij continues his teaching regarding Christian fellowship, both with the Lord and with fellow believers. Using Scripture, Pastor Babij explains why Christian fellowship is not a luxury but a necessity for growing in grace and for displaying God’s glory to the world. Pastor Babij calls on believers to resist the inherent…

The Four-Fold Purpose of the Church: Christian Fellowship (Part 1)

In this sermon, Pastor Babij continues teaching on the purpose of the Church by discussing the importance of genuine Christian fellowship. Pastor Babij explains that, in participating in true fellowship with one another, Christians ought to be devoting themselves to shared relationships, partnering with other Christians to glorify God, and agreeing on the revealed truth…