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The Christian’s Obligation for Resistance, Part 8

In this sermon Pastor Babij teaches on the eighth way to resist the enemy: believe in and hold to the promises of God. Pastor encourages Christians not to live by sight but by faith since living by sight blinds Christians to eternal realities. Full Transcript: Let’s read 1 Peter 5:6-11: Therefore humble yourselves under the…

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…

The Christian’s Obligation for Vigilance

In this sermon, Pastor Babij preaches on the Christian’s obligation to be vigilant for spiritual warfare through the following three postures: 1) Prepare for war 2) Be spiritually and mentally controlled in a godly fashion 3) Be spiritually and mentally alert and watchful Full Transcript: Let’s take our Bibles and turn to the epistle of…

Special Reasons for End Time Suffering

In this sermon, Pastor Babij teaches from 1 Peter 4:17-19 three special reasons why Christians suffer: 1) To refine and cleanse the Church 2) To forewarn the world of impending judgement 3) To cause Christians to trust in God completely Note: Video sound quality improves at 18:05. Please use the audio file to hear the…

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 Pattern of Christ’s Suffering Leading to Victory

Pastor Babij, teaching from 1 Peter 3:18-22, shows how Christ’s suffering is the pathway to victorious living. Pastor explains the following points: 1. Jesus’ victory over sin is final and complete 2. Jesus, the Just, suffered for the unjust 3. Jesus died for a purpose Pastor shows that Jesus’ victory over sin and death is…