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Despite Injustice, Fear God and Enjoy Life

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia again looks at Solomon’s wisdom for how to regard authorities, but this time from Eccl 8:10-15. Solomon’s counsel is that, despite injustice, you should fear God and enjoy life. Solomon presents this counsel by drawing attention to two difficult realities and two wise responses to those realities: 1. Reality:…

Obey Authorities, Avoid Trouble

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia, looks at the wisdom from Solomon about how one should regard authorities in Ecclesiastes 8:1-9. Solomon teaches that, If you want to be wise and avoid trouble, you should obey the authorities God has set up in your life. Solomon also gives four wise reasons why should obey even…

The Vanity of Wealth, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins looking at Solomon’s teaching on the vanity of wealth in Ecclesiastes 5:8-20. Solomon gives two main reasons to beware vainly seeking after wealth and to gratefully rejoice instead in your portion from God. In part 1, Pastor Dave covers Solomon’s introduction in verses 8-9 about government corruption and…

Acknowledging the Judgment of God, Part 2

In this sermon, Pastor Joseph Babij continues teaching regarding God’s coming judgment on false teachers and their followers. Pastor Babij considers another historical example of judgment demonstrating God’s ability to judge the wicked and rescue the righteous: the worldwide flood and Noah’s ark. Pastor Babij also considers what a love of justice and fear of…

Saul Hunts David

Answers Bible Curriculum 2nd Edition Unit 8 Lesson 79 This week in Sunday school, we continue to investigate the long period in which David was on the run from King Saul. What are the different ways God rescued David from Saul? How did David demonstrate righteous faith by refusing to kill Saul when David had…

The Duty of the Christian: Subjection — Learning Submission (Part 1)

In this sermon, Pastor Babij teaches on submission from First Peter 2:13-17. He shows that submission is not a choice but a command from God and teaches that resistance to lawful authorities is resistance against God. Pastor lists several attitudes, reasons and benefits for submission. He also lays out principles for biblical resistance against the…

The Controversy over Paying Taxes (Part 2)

Pastor Babij examines the role of human government and the Christian’s responsibilities to that government. Pastor Babij explains that Christians are to obey the lawful orders even of tyrants if they do not conflict with God’s law and to pray for those rulers. Pastor Babij also gives some counsel regarding voting in the upcoming election.

The Controversy over Paying Taxes

Pastor Babij examines Mark’s account of the Pharisees and Herodians attempting to trap Jesus with a question: should the Jews pay the Roman tax or not? Pastor Babij explains how Jesus showed His divine wisdom in response, avoiding the trap while clarifying the Christian’s relationship to government. From Jesus’ example, Pastor Babij points out five…