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Sermons by Bart Lester

Understanding the Temple of God

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 3:16-22 English Standard Version 16 Do you not know that you[a] are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. 18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become…

The Church as Superstructure

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 3:10-17 English Standard Version 10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled[a]master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone…

The Resurrection, A Living Hope

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 1:1-5 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be…

Understanding Church Growth

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 English Standard Version (ESV) 5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are…

The Necessity of Maturity

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 English Standard Version (ESV) Divisions in the Church 3 But I, brothers,[a] could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the…

Of Convictions and Critics

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 2:14-16 English Standard Version (ESV) 14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind…

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 English Standard Version (ESV) Wisdom from the Spirit 6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.…

The Holy Spirit and True Wisdom

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 English Standard Version (ESV) Wisdom from the Spirit 6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.…

The Concerns of Apostolic Preaching

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 English Standard Version (ESV) Proclaiming Christ Crucified 2 And I, when I came to you, brothers,[a] did not come proclaiming to you the testimony[b] of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,…

Grace & Humility

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 English Standard Version (ESV) 26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,[a] not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what…