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Sermons by Bart Lester

Adoption: God’s Gift to You

MORNING SERVICE Galatians 4:1-7 English Standard Version (ESV) Sons and Heirs 4 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave,[a]though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to…

The Garden, the Fall & the Protoevangel

MORNING SERVICE Genesis 3:1-15 English Standard Version (ESV) The Fall 3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LordGod had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You[a] shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the…

Intro to a Troubled Church, Part 2

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting 1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord…

Intro to a Troubled Church

MORNING SERVICE 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting 1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord…

The Founding of the Church at Corinth

MORNING SERVICE Acts 18:1-18 English Standard Version (ESV) Paul in Corinth 18 After this Paul[a] left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them,3 and because he was of the same trade…

Understanding the Wicked

MORNING SERVICE Psalm 73 English Standard Version (ESV) Book Three God Is My Strength and Portion Forever A Psalm of Asaph. 73 Truly God is good to Israel,     to those who are pure in heart. 2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled,     my steps had nearly slipped. 3 For I was envious of the arrogant     when I saw the prosperity of the…

The Madness of the King

MORNING SERVICE Daniel 4:28-37 English Standard Version (ESV) Nebuchadnezzar’s Humiliation 28 All this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar. 29 At the end of twelve months he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, 30 and the king answered and said, “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of…

Apostolic Disappointments

MORNING SERVICE 2 Timothy 4:14-22 English Standard Version (ESV) 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. 15 Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. 16 At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! 17 But the Lord stood by…

Of Desertions and Enemies

MORNING SERVICE 2 Timothy 4:9-15 English Standard Version (ESV) Personal Instructions 9 Do your best to come to me soon. 10 For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia,[a] Titus to Dalmatia.11 Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry.…

The Fulfilled Ministry

MORNING SERVICE 2 Timothy 4:6-8 English Standard Version (ESV) 6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will…