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Sermons by Bart Lester (Page 3)

Your Former Life and the Mind of Christ

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 4:1-6 English Standard Version (ESV) Stewards of God’s Grace 4 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh,[a] arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of…

The Benefits of Jesus’ Sufferings

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 3:18-22 English Standard Version (ESV) 18 For Christ also suffered[a] once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,19 in which[b] he went and proclaimed[c] to the spirits in prison, 20 because[d] they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in…

Answering for Your Faith

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 3:13-17 English Standard Version (ESV) 13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense…

On Handling Enemies

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 3:8-12 English Standard Version (ESV) Suffering for Righteousness’ Sake 8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For “Whoever desires to…

Husbands & Holiness

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 3:7 English Standard Version (ESV) 7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you[a] of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Marriage & Submission

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 3:1-6 English Standard Version (ESV) Wives and Husbands 3 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the…

Submission and Suffering

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 2:21-25 English Standard Version (ESV) 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten,…

The Christian and Labor

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 2:18-20 English Standard Version (ESV) 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure?…

The Christian and Citizenship

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 2:13-17 English Standard Version (ESV) Submission to Authority 13 Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution,[a] whether it be to the emperor[b]as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should…

The Resurrection on Trial

MORNING SERVICE Acts 24:1-21 English Standard Version (ESV) Paul Before Felix at Caesarea 24 And after five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and a spokesman, one Tertullus. They laid before the governor their case against Paul.2 And when he had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying: “Since through you we enjoy much peace, and since by your…