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Sermons by Bart Lester

Scripture & Stability

MORNING SERVICE 2 Timothy 3:14-17 English Standard Version 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom[a] you learned it15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable…

The Church’s Stability

MORNING SERVICE 2 Timothy 3:10-17 English Standard Version All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God 10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. 12 Indeed,…

Name Only Christianity

MORNING SERVICE 2 Timothy 3:1-9 English Standard Version Godlessness in the Last Days 3 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of…

The Useful Vessel

MORNING SERVICE 2 Timothy 2:22-26 English Standard Version 22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant[a] must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring…

Honor In the Lord’s House

MORNING SERVICE 2 Timothy 2:19-22 English Standard Version 19 But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” 20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for…

The Ideal Pastor

MORNING SERVICE 2 Timothy 2:14-19 English Standard Version (ESV) A Worker Approved by God 14 Remind them of these things, and charge them before God[a] not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,[b] a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word…

Suffering & the Irrepressible Word

MORNING SERVICE 2 Timothy 2:8-13 English Standard Version (ESV) 8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that…

Successful Church Planting

EVENING SERVICE Acts 19:1-20 English Standard Version (ESV) Paul in Ephesus 19 And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland[a] country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. 2 And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a…

Faithfulness & Paul’s Best Friend

MORNING SERVICE 2 Timothy 1:13-18 English Standard Version (ESV) 13 Follow the pattern of the sound[a] words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you. 15 You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom…

Dealing With the Worst Case Scenario

MORNING SERVICE 2 Timothy 1:8-12 English Standard Version (ESV) 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, 9 who saved us and called us to[a] a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he…