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Sermons by Bart Lester

Judgment’s Certainty

MORNING SERVICE 2 Peter 2:4-9 English Standard Version 4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell[a] and committed them to chains[b] of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the…

The Sure Witness

MORNING SERVICE 2 Peter 1:16-21 English Standard Version (ESV) Christ’s Glory and the Prophetic Word 16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to…

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…