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True Discipleship

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 3 Quarter 2 Lesson 11 This week in Sunday school, we consider the cost of following Jesus. Jesus instructed His disciples to expect hardship and persecution in their lives because of Him. What were the disciples to think when they suffered in this way? How did Jesus motivate His disciples to…

Introductory Matters for First Peter

Pastor Babij introduces the first book of Peter and demonstrates the practical subject of Peter’s letter: how Christians are to live in this world while preparing for the next. Christians are to live in the world as citizens of heaven, which means that Christians must prepare to experience temporary suffering and persecution as they live…

Reformation Survey: English and Scottish Reformation

This week in our summer Reformation survey, we look at how God’s saving word came again to England and Scotland in the early 1500s. In our discussion, we’ll mention some more important names from church history: William Tyndale, Henry VIII, Thomas Cranmer, and John Knox. Who were these men, and what part did they play…

The Road to Reformation

This week in Sunday school we launch our summer Sunday school mini-series: Reformation Survey: The Road, the Reformers, and the Results. I trust that as we dig into this time period, you will gain a better understanding of the spiritual landscape we encounter today, be encouraged by the examples of faithful men and women in…

The Suffering, Mockery, and Torment of the Servant King (Part 2)

In today’s sermon, Pastor Babij teaches on the uniqueness of Jesus’ death as demonstrated by the three events that occurred during Jesus’ crucifixion and His burial. Pastor Babij warns believers to beware of religious pluralism and the belief that it is not necessary to trust in Christ’s death and resurrection for salvation.

The Suffering, Mockery, and Torment of the Servant King (Part 1)

In today’s sermon, Pastor Babij teaches several points concerning Jesus’ crucifixion: Three characteristics now associated with Jesus Three highlighted groups of sinners Several thoughts to ponder regarding Jesus’ death Pastor Babij encourages believers to remember that Jesus’ death and resurrection provide Christians with hope for today; such thoughts are precious treasures that will transform a…

The Crumbling Stone

In today’s sermon, Pastor Babij examines Peter’s denial of Jesus and teaches three main lessons: Even the faith of a strong disciple, such as Peter, can fail in dire circumstances when that person depends upon his own strength and not on the Lord’s power. Jesus will compassionately and lovingly restore the truly repentant, as He…

God Uses Esther

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 2 Quarter 4 Lesson 6 This week in Sunday school, we consider the remarkable account of Queen Esther. What did God accomplish for Israel through Esther and Mordecai? Why is God Himself mentioned nowhere in the book? What is the main message of Esther? We’ll consider these questions and more. We…

God Protects

Answers Bible Curriculum Year 2 Quarter 4 Lesson 4 This week in Sunday school, we’re back in the book of Daniel and examining the accounts of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the fiery furnace and Daniel and the lion’s den. Why did Daniel record these happenings? Why did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego admit that God…

The Olivet Discourse: Preparing for the End Times (Part 1)

Pastor Babij examines Jesus’ end-time teaching to His disciples.  Jesus shows the Messianic kingdom would not immediately follow the destruction of the temple and gives His disciples two admonitions: Be on guard so that you are not deceived Be on guard against fear and anxiety