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Solomon’s Epic Fail, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins looking at Solomon’s epic experiments with wisdom and joy in Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26. In part 1, Pastor Dave looks specifically at Solomon’s experiment with wisdom in Ecclesiastes 1:12-18 and explains that Solomon’s failures in his epic quest for wisdom show the vanity of pursuing knowledge as a means of…

Running in Circles

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Solomon’s first section of teaching in Ecclesiastes (1:3-11). Solomon provides four startling observations on the vapor-like nature of life so that you will not be deceived into living for this world. 1. The earth toils in an unsatisfying circle 2. Man toils in an unsatisfying circle 3. Man…

Yahweh, the Center of Joy

In this sermon, David Capoccia examines a psalm all about joy in the one true and covenant-keeping God, Yahweh. From Psalm 16, David Capoccia explains five reasons believers should have joy in Yahweh—who is the Lord Jesus Christ—amid troubles. 1. Yahweh is our exclusive refuge 2. Yahweh is our communal delight 3. Yahweh is our…

Stand Firm in the Lord

In this sermon, Khaleef Crumbley teaches from Philippians 4:1-9 how a Christian stands firm in the Lord. Khaleef Crumbley explains six principles from the text: 1) Live in harmony with other believers in the Lord 2) Always be joyful 3) Cultivate a gentle spirit 4) Do not be anxious for anything 5) Pray transparently to…

God Provides in the Wilderness

Answers Bible Curriculum 2nd Edition Unit 6 Lesson 56 This week in Sunday school, we look at how Israel was tested by God as the people journeyed from the Reed Sea to Mt. Sinai. God tested the people with lack of food and water in the wilderness. How did the people respond? How did their…

Be An Encourager

Is your life an encouragement to God’s people or a discouragement? In this special New Year’s Eve sermon, Pastor Babij goes to the book of Numbers to examine the sin of discouraging others. Pastor Babij discusses three main ways Christians can become discouragers and then looks at four qualities of the truly encouraging person.

The Church, the Place of Blessing

How much do you treasure your church gatherings? In this sermon, David Capoccia looks at Psalm 133 and King David’s joy over the united worship of Israel. David Capoccia explains that the same blessing King David declared that Israel received in its united worship is available to believers today in the church if believers would…

Women of the Spirit

In this Mother’s Day sermon, Pastor Babij teaches how the Christian woman or mother displays three evidences of the Spirit in her life: Her life exudes joyfulness She lives out a thankful heart in all situations She focuses on others’ needs before her own Pastor Babij exhorts all believers to live and exhibit these attributes…

Evaluating Financial Decisions

In this final lesson, Khaleef Crumbley examines multiple topics related to personal finances and biblical stewardship. Khaleef Crumbley discusses gambling, the difference between contentment and fear/laziness, and various financial concepts Christians should know. These concepts include: Time Value of Money Compounding Interest Expected Return Unintended/Indirect Costs Valuing Your Time Opportunity Cost Sunk Cost