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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…

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…