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Sermons by Bart Lester (Page 3)

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…

Peter and the Elect Exiles

MORNING SERVICE 1 Peter 1:1-2 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be…

New Year’s Commitments: The Word of God

MORNING SERVICE Isaiah 55:1-3 English Standard Version (ESV) The Compassion of the Lord 55 “Come, everyone who thirsts,     come to the waters; and he who has no money,     come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk     without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,     and your labor for that which does not satisfy?…

The Glory of the Incarnation

MORNING SERVICE John 1:1-18 English Standard Version (ESV) The Word Became Flesh 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the…

Jesus as a Royal Refugee

MORNING SERVICE Matthew 2:13-23 English Standard Version (ESV) The Flight to Egypt 13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14 And…

Jesus, the Messiah, Son of David

MORNING SERVICE Matthew 1 English Standard Version (ESV) The Genealogy of Jesus Christ 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez…

The Tabernacle – The Ark

EVENING SERVICE Exodus 25:1-22 English Standard Version (ESV) Contributions for the Sanctuary 25 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me.3 And this is the contribution that you shall receive from them: gold, silver, and bronze, 4 blue and purple and…

Concluding Remarks: A Pattern and A Warning

MORNING SERVICE Colossians 4:12-18 English Standard Version (ESV) 12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in…