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Lesson 11: Dealing with Abuse

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia gives basic instruction for counseling abuse situations. Pastor Dave does so by defining “abuse,” overviewing expectations for different types of abuse situations, comparing a worldly and a biblical approach to dealing with abuse, and providing special counsel for the abused.

Lesson 11: Ambrose and Augustine

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines two more fourth century church fathers and their legacies : Ambrose (the Church Supremacist) and Augustine (The Legacy Provider). Augustine’s influence has been particularly significant on the Western church and even Western civilization.

Lesson 4: The Christian Empire

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia discusses how the situation for early Roman Christians transformed dramatically with the emperorship of Constantine. Pastor Dave explains what happened to bring Constantine to power, what Constantine’s policies were toward Christians, and how his policies—and those of his successors—had profound effects on Christianity, both positively and negatively.

The Destructive Power of a Little Foolishness, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins looking at Solomon’s instruction regarding foolishness in Ecclesiastes 10:1-20. In part 1, Pastor Dave examines Solomon’s introduction and the first two of four self-destructive characteristics of foolishness, especially in government, so that you will guard against folly and pursue wisdom instead. Introduction: Wisdom Delivers, Folly Destroys (vv. 1-4)…

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…