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The Christian’s Obligation for Resistance, Part 6

In this sermon, Pastor Babij teaches on the plan that every Christian needs for warfare praying. Pastor Babij also describes the three provisions such prayer provides: 1) Strength to engage in spiritual warfare 2) Watchfulness for yourself and the Church 3) Boldness to live before men in the Spirit Full Transcript: Let’s take our Bibles…

The Christian’s Obligation for Resistance, Part 5

In this sermon Pastor Babij teaches how Christians lay aside sin by putting on Christ, who is the armor described by Paul in Ephesians 6:10-20. Pastor Babij exhorts believers to embrace by faith God’s provision for their growing holiness and not to believe Satan’s lies to the contrary. Full Transcript: The word of God says…

The Christian’s Obligation for Resistance, Part 4

In this sermon Pastor Babij teaches on the several responsibilities that pertain to learning Christ and the several results produced when a Christian is led by God’s truth and not his feelings. Full Transcript: In 1 Peter 5:9, I’m really fleshing out the ways to resist the enemy. I went through the book of 1st…

Instruction for a Biblical Outlook on Suffering

In this sermon, Pastor Babij instructs believers from 1 Peter 4:12-19 on developing a biblical outlook on suffering. From the text, Pastor details five methods Satan uses to weaken Christians in the midst of suffering and five biblical outlooks Christians must practice to prevail through suffering. Full Transcript: As we’re continuing to move through this…

Three Marks of a Responsible Strong Christian Community in View of the End

In today’s sermon, Pastor Babij examines First Peter 4:7-11 and explains the three markers of a strong Christian community living responsibly in view of eternity: 1) They take the duties of prayer seriously 2) They practice the principles of love fervently 3) They see using God-given gifts to serve the body as a paramount necessity…

The Purpose of Suffering as Citizen (Part 1)

In this sermon, Pastor Babij examines First Peter 4:1-6 and explains the way to suffer as a Christian citizen: 1) Imitate Christ 2) Break with your sin 3) Understand the backlash 4) Realize two opposing evaluations Full Transcript: Let’s pray: Father, as we look at the prescribed word of God, that we can see, read,…

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 Gospel Spreads

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 3 Lesson 10 This week in Sunday school, we look at how the persecution launched after Stephen’s death resulted in the spread of the saving gospel of Christ to Judea, Samaria, and even Ethiopia. How did this happen? What do we learn about God’s sovereignty? And what can we…

The Apostles Are Persecuted

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 3 Lesson 9 This week in Sunday school, we continue to look at the beginning of the New Testament church, this time focusing on the early persecution of the apostles and of Stephen. What persecution did they suffer? How did they respond to the persecution? And how should we…

God’s Plan Unfolds

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 3 Lesson 2    This week in Sunday school, we continue looking at the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion. In this lesson, we look at the Jewish and Gentile trials conducted to determine Jesus’ guilt and sentence. How evil were these trials? How did Jesus respond to the…