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Colossians

Persist in the Gospel

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Colossians 1:23 and Paul’s exhortation for believers to persist in the true gospel. Pastor Babij first outlines reasons given in the passage to persist in the gospel, then explains what the hope of the gospel is, and finally outlines some main ways to guard against being moved away…

Resolve to Risk Well

In this special New Year’s Day sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines and explains Ecclesiastes 11:1-6. In this passage, King Solomon exhorts you to three resolutions in order to risk well for Christ while you can. Resolution 1: I Will Not Hoard My Treasures But Invest Them Boldly and Generously (vv. 1-2) Resolution 2: I Will…

Colossians

Christ’s Relationship to the Redeemed: Before and After

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Colossians 1:20-23 and Paul’s reminder of the change Christ has accomplished on behalf of believers. Christians need to remember what they have been saved from to draw even more lovingly after Jesus Christ. 1. The condition in which God found us prior to the act of grace (21a)…

Lesson 9: Origen, Allegory, and Culture

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia finishes up presentation of the Polemical Fathers by introducing a final third century theologian, the controversial Origen. Pastor Dave also discusses two issues brought up the second and third century fathers: the allegorical hermeneutic and the proper Christian response to world culture.

Colossians

The Supremacy of Jesus Christ

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Colossians 1:15-20 and the apostle Paul’s presentation of the supremacy of Christ. Paul describes Christ’s supremacy in four different relationships so that you will also give Christ first place in your life. 1. Christ Is Preeminent in Relation to God (v. 15) 2. Christ Is Preeminent in Relation…

Colossians

Praise for Whom Growth Is Possible

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Colossians 1:12-14 where the apostle Paul prays that believers might be filled with joyful thankfulness. From this passage, Pastor Babij explains four things God has done for his children that should generate thankfulness as the crowning virtue of your Christian life: 1. God Qualified Us For an Inheritance…

Colossians

The Gospel Makes All Things New (Part 2)

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij continues discussing Paul’s teaching from Colossians 1:5-8 in how the gospel makes all things new for the Christian. In Part 2, Pastor Babij explains the pattern of God’s work in spiritually growing people: 1. The Gospel Must Be Heard (v. 5) 2. The Gospel Must Be Understood (v. 6)…

Colossians

The Gospel Makes All Things New (Part 1)

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Paul introductory words in Colossians 1:3-8. Pastor Babij explains how, in Paul’s words of thanks, Paul clarifies how the gospel of Jesus transforms believers to progress in three areas of living: thanksgiving, hope, and steadfastness in the one, true gospel.

Colossians

Greetings to Those in Their New Position in Christ

In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines the apostle Paul’s introductory greeting in Colossians 1:1-2. Pastor Babij explains how what was true about the ancient Colossians’ spiritual position is and ought to be true of believers today. Full Transcript: Let’s take our Bibles again and turn to Colossians 1. I’ll be reading just two verses…