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The Purpose of Suffering as Citizen (Part 1)

Full Transcript: Let’s pray: Father, as we look at the prescribed word of God, that we can see, read, hear, and think about it. I pray, Lord, that we would take this passage of Scripture and begin to flesh out the things, in which Peter is talking about, for our daily lives. We know, Lord,…

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…

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.