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In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins looking at the spiritual discipline of the church, explaining that the Bible provides four main reasons to discipline yourself for the church. In part 1, Pastor Dave considers the first main reason of the four: 1. The Church Is God’s Precious Mystery 1a. The Church Is God’s Family… The post Disciplines of…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij completes his look at the topic of declining love for Jesus by examining Revelation 2:1-7 and Jesus’ words to the Ephesians church. Pastor Babij explains Jesus’ commendation, condemnation, counsel, and challenge, first to the ancient church and then to us today. We must remember and return to our first… The post Dec…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Babij continues looking at the topic of declining love for Jesus, this time from the book of Malachi. After discussing the historical background of Malachi, Pastor Babij examines six evidences of declining love in Israel so that we also might examine ourselves. The post Declining Love: Exposed appeared first on Calvary Commun…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Babij looks at Jude 21 and then the rest of the Bible as he considers the topic of declining love for Jesus. Pastor Babij especially looks at the life of Peter as someone who drifted from Jesus into backslidden living but then was later brought back into loving his lord. The post Declining Love: Examined appeared first on Cal…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Psalm 133 and King David’s celebration there of the united gathering of God’s people, accomplished today in Christ’s church. Pastor Dave explains how this psalm teaches you both to seek and celebrate the united gathering of God’s people as the place of blessing. 1. The Blessing of United… The post The P…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines the model prayer-song of Psalm 24. Pastor Dave explains from the psalm three reasons to celebrate King Yahweh in a life of holy worship. 1. King Yahweh Owns and Rules All (vv. 1-2) 2. King Yahweh Dwells with the Holy (vv. 3-6) 3. King Yahweh Is Coming in… The post O Worship the King appeared first on Ca…
 
In his final sermon on Jude, Pastor Joe Babij examines the letter’s doxological ending. After some review, Pastor Babij explains from Jude one more way believers must stand strong and not drift in the midst of apostasy: rest in the one who is for you. 4. Rest in the one who is for you (vv.… The post Contending for the Faith: Instruction in Godly Wi…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia finishes examining the spiritual discipline of prayer and why and how believers should devote themselves to it. In part 3, Pastor Dave looks at the how of prayer and gives six principles from the Bible to maximize your effectiveness and enjoyment in prayer: 1. Pray Biblically (Matthew 6:9-13) 2.… The post Discip…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia continues examining the spiritual discipline of prayer and why and how believers should devote themselves to it. In part 2, Pastor Dave looks at the final two of four main reasons from the Bible to discipline yourself for prayer: 1. You will obey God’s command (Colossians 4:2) 2. You… The post Disciplines of Gra…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins examining the spiritual discipline of prayer and why and how believers should devote themselves to it. In part 1, Pastor Dave looks at the first two of four main reasons from the Bible to discipline yourself for prayer: 1. You will obey God’s command (Colossians 4:2) 2. You… The post Disciplines of Grace:…
 
In this sermon, Greg Ho explains how the short book of Jonah is a mirror to show you how and whether your life is drawing people to God. More specifically, Greg Ho examines three characteristics that hindered Jonah’s evangelistic mission and that will greatly hinder yours as well: 1. Being unafraid to disobey God’s direct… The post The Reason Why Y…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij finishes examining Jude 22-23 and how believers must be rescuers of those caught up in false teaching. Pastor Babij explains the last of the the three ways that you as a believer must rescue the doubting, the duped, and the wandering: A. To those that are doubting: mercy (v.… The post Contending for the Faith: Instr…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij begins examining Jude 22-23 and how believers must be rescuers of those caught up in false teaching. More specifically, Pastor Babij explains two of the the three ways that you as a believer must rescue the doubting, the duped, and the wandering: A. To those that are doubting: mercy… The post Contending for the Fait…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij overviews the Bible’s teaching when it comes to the roles of man and woman in marriage. After introducing where the roles for husband and wife come from, Pastor Babij looks more specifically at the characteristics of the husband as the loving leader and the wife as the respectful, submissive… The post The Roles of M…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Jude 20-21 and Jude’s exhortation to remain in the love of God. Pastor Babij explores what this phrase means practically according to Jude’s explanation: A. By continuing to build (v. 20a) B. By continuing to pray (v. 20b) C. By continuing to wait (v. 21b) The post Contending for the Faith: Instruction in G…
 
In this special baptism day sermon, Pastor Joe Babij presents three key observations on believer’s baptism from the Bible: 1. Believer’s baptism underscores the common experience of all believers (Ephesians 4:4-6) 2. Believer’s baptism underscores the centrality of the gospel in saving people (1 Peter 3:18-22) 3. Believer’s baptism unites believers…
 
In this special Resurrection Day sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 and the apostle Paul’s summary there of what the true, saving gospel is. After a word of introduction, Paul gives four essential points of the true gospel that you must believe and hold fast to be saved: Introduction: The Gospel Is of… The post Christ Has Be…
 
In this special Palm Sunday sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Matthew’s account of Jesus’ triumphal entry in Matthew 21:1-11. The apostle Matthew shows how Jesus’ gentle entry into Jerusalem proves Jesus to be the true, sovereign, and glorious Messiah King. Matthew’s account of Jesus’ entry proceeds in two main parts: 1. The King Prepares (vv.……
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Jude 17-19 and the need to recall the words of apostolic teaching in light of the definite existence of false teachers. From Jude, Pastor Babij calls on believers to devote themselves to the word of God and remain on guard for the appearance of false teachers in all… The post Contending for the Faith: Instr…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij looks at Acts 20:21 and various other scriptures to explain the two essential things needed for you to inherit eternal salvation: 1. You must have repentance toward God 2. You must have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ The post Two Essential Things Needed for Eternal Salvation appeared first on Calvary Community Churc…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia finishes explaining from the Bible about the Christian’s necessary spiritual discipline of the Bible. For part 2, Pastor Dave considers the “how” of this discipline and presents six principles from the Bible to maximize your soul’s feasting on the Bible: 1. The Bible Requires Multifaceted Pursuit (Dt 6:6-9) 2.… …
 
In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins explaining from the Bible about the Christian’s necessary spiritual discipline of the Bible. For part 1, Pastor Dave considers the “why” of this discipline and presents four truths about the Bible that should move you to pursue the Bible as your necessary food: 1. The Bible Is God’s… The post Disciplines …
 
In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins a mini-series on the disciplines of grace, that is, the positive spiritual activities that should characterize the lives of believers as believers pursue Christ. Pastor Dave starts with an overview of the topic of spiritual discipline from 1 Timothy 4:7-8. In these verses, Paul exhorts you to discipline… …
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Jude 14-16 and the fourth characteristic of false apostate teachers: the punishment they earn. Pastor Babij explains from the passage three things that show false teachers have earned their judgment and condemnation: 1. Their condemnation is determined beforehand (v. 14) 2. Their condemnation is definite an…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij pauses his examination of the book of Jude to consider more generally why God judges people at all and judges them so harshly. Many, especially false teachers, would like to dismiss the idea of judgment, but Pastor Babij explains using various Scriptures, why God’s judgment is justified in light… The post Contending…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia concludes his examination of the book of Habakkuk and the three-part process of dealing with the question, “God, what are you doing?” Worship is the final step in the process, and, in Habakkuk 3:1-19, the ancient prophet provides a model prayer song of worship to show you how to… The post God, What Are You Doing…
 
In this special sermon, Chad Dexter looks at John 20:10-31 and one of the most powerful evidences for the truth of Christ’s resurrection: the testimony of three skeptical eyewitnesses of their radical transformation by Christ. The post From Faithless to Faithful: Three Encounters with the Risen Christ appeared first on Calvary Community Church.…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia continues a mini-series on Habakkuk, the prophet who asked the same question that Christians often ask during ongoing trials: “God, What Are You Doing?” Part 2 sees Pastor Dave examine the second step of rightly dealing with God’s difficult providence: Listening. In Habakkuk 2:1-20, Habakkuk gives three reasons …
 
In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins a mini-series on Habakkuk, the prophet who asked the same question that Christians often ask during ongoing trials: “God, What Are You Doing?” Part 1 sees Pastor Dave introduce the book of Habakkuk and examine the first step of rightly dealing with God’s difficult providence: Questioning. In Habakkuk… The…
 
In this special sermon, Pastor Joe Babij preaches from several passages on God’s design for marriage and sexuality. As misunderstandings and distortions of these topics are being asserted with new fervor today, Christians must seize the opportunity to clarify again God’s authoritative standard. Pastor Babij gives two major points for what believers…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij considers the third description of false apostate teachers according to Jude: the portraits of deception false teachers exemplify. In Jude 12-13, Jude provides five metaphors that expose the destructive and empty ministries of false teachers: hidden reefs (v. 12a), waterless clouds (v. 12b), fruitless trees (v. 12c)…
 
In this special New Year’s sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness in Matthew 18:21-35. Jesus shows you three reasons why God’s children, the forgiven, always forgive others: 1. God Has Forgiven Your Great Debt (vv. 21-27) 2. God Demands You Forgive Lesser Debts (vv. 28-30) 3. God Will Not Forgive the Unforgiving… The p…
 
In this post-Christmas sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia finishes examining the introduction of the Gospel of John. John the apostle gives four vital clarifications regarding the identity of the incarnate Word so that you will not miss who he is but instead behold and believe. In part 2, Pastor Dave looks at the latter three of… The post The Word Became…
 
In this pre-Christmas sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins examining the introduction of the Gospel of John. John the apostle gives four vital clarifications regarding the identity of the incarnate Word so that you will not miss who he is but instead behold and believe. In part 1, Pastor Dave looks at the first clarification: 1.… The post The Word B…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij looks at Jude 8-11 and the first two of five characteristics of false teachers: sinful pride (vv. 8-10) and profound resemblance to Old Testament apostates (v. 11). Christians must be careful not follow such teachers, listen to them, or be like them. The post Contending for the Faith: The Characteristics of False Ap…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij looks at Jude 8-10 as Jude begins to describe five characteristics of false teachers so that Christians can identify and avoid such teachers. The first characteristic is pride, which manifests in multiple ways: 1. Sinful Pride Is Depicted in Rebellion (v. 8) 2. Sinful Pride Is Depicted in Arrogance… The post Contend…
 
In this sermon, Khaleef Crumbley looks at Song of Solomon 2:15 and the admonition to “catch the little foxes.” After giving some background information to the book and passage, Khaleef explains why and how we must catch the little foxes of sin in our lives. Khaleef also looks at other verses in Scripture for examples… The post Catch the Little Foxe…
 
In this concluding sermon on the study of Ecclesiastes, Pastor Dave Capoccia briefly reviews the answers to the book’s fundamental questions before reading the entire book from start to finish. The three questions Pastor Dave considers are: 1. What is the main message of Ecclesiastes? 2. How is the message of Ecclesiastes developed? 3. How… The pos…
 
In this tenth and final lesson of the Biblical Counseling 101 class, Pastor Dave Capoccia finishes presenting a practical method for counseling based on biblical principles. Pastor Dave explains the last four steps of this method in part 2: 1. Begin Counseling 2. Gain Involvement 3. Gather Data 4. Interpret Data 5. Provide Instruction 6.… The post …
 
In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines the epilogue section of Ecclesiastes. Pastor Dave explains how, in these last verses, Solomon provides five final clarifications so that you will not miss the message of Ecclesiastes but instead put God’s wisdom into practice: 1. These Words Were Carefully Prepared by a Discerning Teacher (v. 9) 2.… The…
 
In this ninth lesson of the Biblical Counseling 101 class, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins presenting a practical method for counseling based on biblical principles. Pastor Dave explains the first four steps of this method in part 1: 1. Begin Counseling 2. Gain Involvement 3. Gather Data 4. Interpret Data The post How to Counsel, Part 1 appeared first …
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij looks at Jude 5-7 where Jude reminds believers of three groups that suffered God’s judgement so that we hold fast to God and his truth and do not become led away by false teaching. 1. Remember the condemnation of the unfaithful for their unbelief (v. 5) 2. Remember the… The post Contending for the Faith: Remember Pa…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines Jude 3-4 and the main purpose of this short letter: to urge believers to contend for the faith against infiltrating false teachers. Pastor Babij explains Jude’s primary exhortation as a call to two actions: 1. Know What You Believe (v. 3) 2. Live with a Cautious Awareness (v.… The post Contending for the Fa…
 
In this introductory sermon to a verse-by-verse exposition of Jude, Pastor Joe Babij introduces the author and occasion of the letter and also examines the profound salvation truths presented in the letter’s greeting. 1. Salvation and Its Order (v. 1) 2. Salvation and Its Security (v. 1) 3. Salvation and Its Abundant Blessing (v. 2) The post Conten…
 
In this sixth lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia overviews what the biblical process of change toward greater Christ-likeness looks like. First, Pastor Dave takes a macro view of what should be the biblical expectation regarding change over one’s lifetime. Second, Pastor Dave takes a micro, more moment-by-moment view of how what one loves and worships in…
 
In this sermon, Greg Ho examines the account of Jesus cleansing the temple in John 2:13-17 and explains how Jesus’ zeal for God’s house is an example for all God’s people to follow in their commitment to serving God and his church. Full Transcript: Let’s start out by playing some fill in the blank, ready?… The post The Zeal for Your House Will Cons…
 
In this sermon, Pastor Joe Babij examines John 10:9 and explores the sobering and wonderful reality of Jesus as the only way to eternal life. 1. There Is Only One Entry Point into Christ’s True Church (vv. 7-11) 2. There Are Many Presumed Entry Points into Christ’s Church 3. The Person Who Enters through God’s… The post The Only Way in Is through T…
 
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