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Lesson 6: The Seven Ecumenical Church Councils

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia discusses the seven ecumenical councils of the early and medieval church that sought to clarify what the Bible teaches about the Trinity and the nature of Christ against various emerging heretical beliefs. In many ways, we Christians today still benefit from the pronouncements of these ancient councils, but not…

Lesson 5: Early Heresies

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia discusses the four main heresies affecting the Christian church before the fourth century. Pastor Dave emphasizes how the early church stood on the word handed down from the apostles to defend the faith and how we need to do the same today as we see new forms of the…

Colossians

The Epistle of Colossians: An Introduction

In this introductory sermon for a new series studying the book of Colossians, Pastor Joe Babij explains the background of the book and the apostle Paul’s original purpose in writing. Pastor Babij breaks down Paul’s original purpose into a three-fold intention: 1. Establish a rapport with the Colossian believers and express to them a pastoral…

Book of Jude

Contending for the Faith: Instruction in Godly Wisdom for Discerning Christians (Part 5)

In his final sermon on Jude, Pastor Joe Babij examines the letter’s doxological ending. After some review, Pastor Babij explains from Jude one more way believers must stand strong and not drift in the midst of apostasy: rest in the one who is for you. 4. Rest in the one who is for you (vv.…

Book of Jude

Contending for the Faith: Instruction in Godly Wisdom for Discerning Christians (Part 4)

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij finishes examining Jude 22-23 and how believers must be rescuers of those caught up in false teaching. Pastor Babij explains the last of the the three ways that you as a believer must rescue the doubting, the duped, and the wandering: A. To those that are doubting: mercy (v.…

Book of Jude

Contending for the Faith: Instruction in Godly Wisdom for Discerning Christians (Part 3)

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij begins examining Jude 22-23 and how believers must be rescuers of those caught up in false teaching. More specifically, Pastor Babij explains two of the the three ways that you as a believer must rescue the doubting, the duped, and the wandering: A. To those that are doubting: mercy…

Book of Jude

Contending for the Faith: Instruction in Godly Wisdom for Discerning Christians (Part 2)

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Jude 20-21 and Jude’s exhortation to remain in the love of God. Pastor Babij explores what this phrase means practically according to Jude’s explanation: A. By continuing to build (v. 20a) B. By continuing to pray (v. 20b) C. By continuing to wait (v. 21b)

Book of Jude

Contending for the Faith: Instruction in Godly Wisdom for Discerning Christians (Part 1)

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Jude 17-19 and the need to recall the words of apostolic teaching in light of the definite existence of false teachers. From Jude, Pastor Babij calls on believers to devote themselves to the word of God and remain on guard for the appearance of false teachers in all…

Book of Jude

Contending for the Faith: The Characteristics of False Apostate Teachers, Part 5

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Jude 14-16 and the fourth characteristic of false apostate teachers: the punishment they earn. Pastor Babij explains from the passage three things that show false teachers have earned their judgment and condemnation: 1. Their condemnation is determined beforehand (v. 14) 2. Their condemnation is definite and comprehensive (v.…

Book of Jude

Contending for the Faith: The Characteristics of False Apostate Teachers, Part 4

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij pauses his examination of the book of Jude to consider more generally why God judges people at all and judges them so harshly. Many, especially false teachers, would like to dismiss the idea of judgment, but Pastor Babij explains using various Scriptures, why God’s judgment is justified in light…