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Sermons by Bart Lester

The Church’s Identity

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 2:9-12 English Standard Version (ESV) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received…

The Rock of Stumbling

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 2:4-10 English Standard Version (ESV) 4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:…

Holiness and the Word

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 2:1-3 English Standard Version (ESV) A Living Stone and a Holy People 2 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Holiness & Love

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 1:22-25 English Standard Version (ESV) 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for “All flesh is like grass     and all its…

Fear and Value

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 1:17-21 English Standard Version (ESV) 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood…

Holiness in a Lawless Age

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 1:13-16 English Standard Version (ESV) Called to Be Holy 13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is…

Prophets, Angels, and Your Salvation

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 1:10-12 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 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…

Trials and Faith

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 1:6-9 English Standard Version (ESV) 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though you have not seen him, you…

The Tabernacle – The Bread & The Light

EVENING SERVICE Exodus 25:23-40 English Standard Version (ESV) The Table for Bread 23 “You shall make a table of acacia wood. Two cubits shall be its length, a cubit its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height. 24 You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a molding of gold around it. 25 And you shall make a rim around it a…

A Living Hope

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 1:3-6 English Standard Version (ESV) Born Again to a Living Hope 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept…