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Sermons by Bart Lester

Leading the People of God

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 5:1-4 English Standard Version (ESV) Shepherd the Flock of God 5 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,[a] not under compulsion, but willingly,…

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…

Answering for Your Faith

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 3:13-17 English Standard Version (ESV) 13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense…

On Handling Enemies

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 3:8-12 English Standard Version (ESV) Suffering for Righteousness’ Sake 8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For “Whoever desires to…

Husbands & Holiness

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 3:7 English Standard Version (ESV) 7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you[a] of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Marriage & Submission

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 3:1-6 English Standard Version (ESV) Wives and Husbands 3 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the…

Submission and Suffering

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 2:21-25 English Standard Version (ESV) 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten,…