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Sermons by Bart Lester

New Testament Worship, Troas

MORNING SERVICE Acts 20:1-12 English Standard Version (ESV) Paul in Macedonia and Greece 20 After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and departed for Macedonia. 2 When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece. 3 There he spent three months, and when a plot was made against…

Worship in Spirit and Truth

MORNING SERVICE John 4:1-26 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus and the Woman of Samaria 4 Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), 3 he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. 4 And he had to pass through Samaria. 5 So he came to…

The Object of Our Worship: The Glory of Jesus Christ

MORNING SERVIC Revelation 1 English Standard Version (ESV) Prologue 1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants[a] the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he…

Apostolic Postscripts

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 5:12-14 English Standard Version (ESV) Final Greetings 12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it. 13 She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son. 14 Greet one another…

Suffering and the Unseen World

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 5:8-11 English Standard Version (ESV) 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace,…

Humility & Exaltation

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 5:6-7 English Standard Version (ESV) 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.  

Trials & Stranger Things

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 4:12-19 English Standard Version (ESV) Suffering as a Christian 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are…

Life in the Church

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 4:7-11 English Standard Version (ESV) 7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good…

Your Former Life and the Mind of Christ

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 4:1-6 English Standard Version (ESV) Stewards of God’s Grace 4 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh,[a] arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of…

The Benefits of Jesus’ Sufferings

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 3:18-22 English Standard Version (ESV) 18 For Christ also suffered[a] once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,19 in which[b] he went and proclaimed[c] to the spirits in prison, 20 because[d] they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in…