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Sermons by Bart Lester

On Remembering

MORNING SERVICE 2 Peter 1:12-15 English Standard Version 12 Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this body,[a] to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 since I know that the putting off of my body will…

Salvation & Certainty

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 1:10-15 English Standard Version (ESV) 10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time[a]the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. 12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves…

The Nature of Christian Growth

MORNING SERVICE 2 Peter 1:5-9 English Standard Version (ESV) 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,[a] and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities[b] are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being…

Recovering the Knowledge of God Part II

MORNING SERVICE Greeting 1 Simeon[a] Peter, a servant[b] and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Confirm Your Calling and Election 3 His divine power has granted…

Recovering the Knowledge of God

MORNING SERVICE 2 Peter 1:1-4 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting 1 Simeon[a] Peter, a servant[b] and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Confirm Your Calling…

Recovering the Endangered Virtue

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 13 English Standard Version (ESV) The Way of Love 13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but…

A Prayer for Solomon

MORNING SERVICE Psalm 72 English Standard Version (ESV) Give the King Your Justice Of Solomon. 72 Give the king your justice, O God,     and your righteousness to the royal son! 2 May he judge your people with righteousness,     and your poor with justice! 3 Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people,     and the hills, in righteousness! 4 May he defend the cause of the poor…

Christmas as in the Psalms

MORNING SERVICE Psalm 2 English Standard Version (ESV) The Reign of the Lord‘s Anointed 2 Why do the nations rage[a]     and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves,     and the rulers take counsel together,     against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us burst their bonds apart     and cast away their cords from us.” 4 He who sits…

The Lord’s Supper & The Elements

MORNING SERVICE Matthew 15:1-20 English Standard Version (ESV) Traditions and Commandments 15 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” 3 He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God…

The Lord’s Supper & The Corinthian Church

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 11:17-24 English Standard Version (ESV) The Lord’s Supper 17 But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in…