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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…

The Unique Identity of Christ

In this special Christmas Day sermon, Pastor Joe Babij presents the true meaning of Christmas by way of the person of Jesus Christ. More specifically, from Luke 1:31-35, Pastor Babij explains three foundational truths that inform you about the uniqueness of the identity of Jesus. 1. Jesus Is God (v. 35) 2. Jesus Is Man…

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)…

gospel of John

Behold, the Lamb of God!

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines John 1:29-34, where John the apostle presents John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus. The author presents John the Baptist’s four-part testimony about Jesus so that you will believe and follow Jesus alone. 1. Jesus Is God’s Saving Lamb (v. 29) 2. Jesus Is the Revealed God-man (vv. 30-31)…

gospel of John

I Am Not the Christ

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines John the Baptist’s testimony about himself in John 1:19-28. The author, John the Apostle, presents John the Baptist’s three-part testimony about himself so that you will believe and exult in Jesus alone. John the Baptist testifies in the same three ways that you should testify about yourself as…

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…

gospel of John

The Supreme Word

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines the prologue of John’s Gospel, John 1:1-18. In this prologue, John gives four arresting identifications of Jesus so that you will pay attention to Jesus as the supreme Word of God. 1. Jesus Is the Wise and Powerful Creator (1:1-5) 2. Jesus Is the True and Ultimate Light…

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…

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…

Deliverance that Exalts the Lord Jesus Christ

In this sermon, our guest, Pastor Tom McConnell, examines Luke 8:29-39 and the account of Jesus delivering the man with the legion of demons. Pastor Tom explains two lessons about deliverance that should result in the exaltation of Jesus—even new belief in Jesus and new boldness for Jesus. 1. The Need for Jesus’ Deliverance (vv.…