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Sermons by Bart Lester

Forgotten Weapons

EVENING SERVICE Psalm 103 English Standard Version Bless the Lord, O My Soul Of David. 103 Bless the Lord, O my soul,     and all that is within me,     bless his holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,     and forget not all his benefits, 3 who forgives all your iniquity,     who heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit,     who crowns…

Pastoral Scrutiny

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 9:1-14 English Standard Version Paul Surrenders His Rights 9 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? 2 If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you, for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. 3 This…

Cases of Conscience

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 8:7-13 English Standard Version 7 However, not all possess this knowledge. But some, through former association with idols, eat food as really offered to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. 8 Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. 9 But take…

Pride & Idols

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 8:1-6. English Standard Version Food Offered to Idols 8 Now concerning[a] food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. 2 If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. 3 But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.[b] 4 Therefore, as…

Christian Marriage

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 7:32-40   English Standard Version 32 I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.33 But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, 34 and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of…

Living on God’s Clock

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 7:25-31 English Standard Version The Unmarried and the Widowed 25 Now concerning[a] the betrothed,[b] I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. 26 I think that in view of the present[c] distress it is good for a person to remain as he is. 27 Are you bound to a…

Contentment

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 7:17-24  English Standard Version Live as You Are Called 17 Only let each person lead the life[a] that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. 18 Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision.…

The Religiously Mixed Marriage

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 7:12-16 English Standard Version 12 To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. 13 If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him. 14 For…

The Christian & Marriage

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 7:1-5 English Standard Version Principles for Marriage 7 Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” 2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. 3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal…

Identity & the PCA

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 English Standard Version 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous[a] will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,[b]10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.11 And such were some of you. But you…