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Episode Date
The Veil Was Torn
01:14:56
-Jeff Durbin- February 13, 2022
Oct 03, 2022
Walking in Wisdom
01:09:58
-Jeff Durbin- February 6, 2022
Oct 03, 2022
Why Have You Forsaken Me?
01:02:12
-Jeff Durbin- January 30, 2022
Sep 26, 2022
The Lord Our Rock
01:06:34
-Zachary Conover- January 23, 2022
Sep 26, 2022
He Made Them Male & Female
01:06:16
-Dr. James White- January 16, 2022
Sep 12, 2022
Death & Hope
00:48:03
-Jeff Durbin- January 9, 2022
Sep 12, 2022
The Three Robes of Christ
01:11:25
-Jeff Durbin- January 2, 2022
Aug 29, 2022
Baptism in Corinthians
01:03:13
-Dr. James White- December 26, 2021
Aug 29, 2022
The King & His Thorns
01:14:36
-Jeff Durbin- December 12, 2021
Aug 22, 2022
Jesus the King
01:02:22
-Jeff Durbin- December 5, 2021
Aug 22, 2022
Betraying Jesus
01:14:21
-Jeff Durbin- November 28, 2021
Aug 15, 2022
A Psalm for Our Day
01:02:37
-Dr. James White- November 21, 2021
Aug 15, 2022
Lies, Justice & The Temple
01:13:03
-Jeff Durbin- November 14, 2021
Aug 08, 2022
Is Baptism the Fulfillment of Circumcision?
01:11:42
Dr. James White continues his series on Baptism. (Colossians 2) -November 7, 2021-
Aug 08, 2022
The Heart of the Reformation
01:01:31
-Dr. James White- October 31, 2021
Aug 01, 2022
Defending Essential Christian Truths, Pt. 2
01:29:23
-Jeff Durbin- October 24, 2021
Aug 01, 2022
Defending Essential Christian Truths
01:06:51
-Jeff Durbin- October 17, 2021
Jul 25, 2022
A Christian Response to Mandatory Vaccines
01:09:59
-Jeff Durbin- October 10, 2021
Jul 25, 2022
Three Essential Christian Truths, Pt. 3
01:16:20
-Jeff Durbin- September 26, 2021
Jul 18, 2022
Three Essential Christian Truths - Trinity & Faith
01:10:58
-Jeff Durbin- September 19, 2021
Jul 11, 2022
Household Baptisms - Final Look
01:04:22
Dr. James White continues his series on Baptism. -September 12, 2021-
Jul 11, 2022
Three Essential Christian Truths - Sola Scriptura
01:10:42
-Jeff Durbin- September 5, 2021-
Jul 04, 2022
Christ or Chaos
00:39:58
-Luke Pierson- August 29, 2021
Jul 04, 2022
Signs
00:52:55
-John Samson- August 22, 2021
Jun 27, 2022
Caiaphas & Injustice
01:12:03
-Jeff Durbin- August 15, (Matt 26)
Jun 27, 2022
Jesus, Weapons, & War, Pt. 2
00:40:04
Pastor Jeff Durbin teaches a second message on Jesus, Weapons, and War. Our air-conditioning was broken so it's a record shorter message. He answers questions related to martyrdom and self-defense and just-war theory. -August 8, 2021-
Jun 20, 2022
Jesus, Weapons, & War
00:57:47
-Jeff Durbin- August 1, 2021 (Matt 26)
Jun 20, 2022
Judas, Jesus and the Sovereignty of God, Pt. 2
00:54:06
-Jeff Durbin- July 25, 2021
Jun 13, 2022
Judas, Jesus, and God's Sovereignty, Pt. 1
00:56:23
-Jeff Durbin- July 18, 2021 (Matthew 26)
Jun 13, 2022
The Snare of Fearing Man
00:53:30
-Wade Orsini- July 11, 2021
Jun 08, 2022
Household Baptism Without Faith?
00:55:29
We continue our series on baptism. -Dr. James White- July 4, 2021
Jun 08, 2022
Baptism: And Both Went Down Into The Water
00:53:01
-Dr. James White- June 27, 2021
May 30, 2022
Baptism: As Many As The Lord Our God Shall Call
00:51:58
-Dr. James White- June 20, 2021
May 30, 2022
The Baptism of John
00:46:08
-Dr. James White- June 13, 2021
May 23, 2022
Come To The Garden
01:12:44
-Jeff Durbin- June 6, 2021 (Matthew 26:30-46)
May 23, 2022
The Passover & The Christ
01:10:19
-Jeff Durbin- May 30, 2021 (Matthew 26:14-29)
May 16, 2022
The Word of the Cross
00:58:25
-John Samson- May 23, 2021
May 16, 2022
Judas & His Kiss
01:16:57
-Jeff Durbin- May 16, 2021 Matthew 26
May 09, 2022
Arsenokoites: Be Bold, Be Accurate, Be Truthful
01:07:54
Dr. James White- May 9, 2021 1 Corinthians 6:9
May 09, 2022
We Love Mormons!
01:30:30
-Jeff Durin- May 2, 2021
May 02, 2022
The Smell of Death & Passover
01:05:56
-Jeff Durbin- Matthew 26:1-13 April 25, 2022
May 02, 2022
Five Foundations
01:07:21
-Dr. James White- April 18, 2021-
Apr 26, 2022
Sheep, Goats & Judgement
01:12:10
Pastor Jeff Durbin continues our "Kingdom of God Series" which is an exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew. Pastor Jeff is in Matthew 25 speaking on the section of the judgment of the sheep and the goats. This is a powerful and challenging section of Scripture and we hope this message blesses you. -April 11, 2021-
Apr 26, 2022
The Resurrection of the Son of God
01:00:03
-Jeff Durbin- April 4, 2021
Apr 18, 2022
Expectantly Faithful
01:10:07
Pastor Jeff Durbin preaches on Matthew 24:36-25:30. -March 28, 2021-
Apr 18, 2022
The New Covenant Heavens & Earth, Pt. 2
01:14:57
-Jeff Durbin- March 21, 2021
Apr 11, 2022
The New Covenant Heavens & Earth, Pt. 1
01:08:32
We are back in our series on the Gospel According to Matthew. Pastor Jeff Durbin is finishing up the Olivet Discourse/the Great Tribulation passage. He wanted to spend time emphasizing how important it is to understand God's previous Revelation and the language used in order to properly interpret this important section of Scripture. Did you know that the Old Testament refers to God's bringing Israel into a covenant with Him and making them His people as establishing heaven and earth? Did you know that the Book of Revelation refers to the New Jerusalem/New Heavens and Earth as the Bride of Christ? -March 14, 2021-
Apr 11, 2022
A Trustworthy Statement
00:55:56
Brother Wade Orsini preaches on Titus 3:4-7. -March 7, 2021-
Apr 04, 2022
Staying Faithful to Christ
00:40:54
Pastor Zack Morgan preaches on the 11th-anniversary of our church plant. He teaches on being faithful to Christ no matter the circumstances. -February 28, 2021-
Apr 04, 2022
Battling the "What Ifs"
00:45:00
-Luke Pierson- February 21, 2021
Mar 21, 2022
My Journey to Hope for the Future
01:09:09
-Dr. James White- February 14, 2021-
Mar 21, 2022
Matthew's Epic
01:07:08
How can we properly understand the New Testament? Are we prepared to catch the depth of what the New Testament authors are saying? Pastor Jeff Durbin teaches about how to properly handle the Gospel According to Matthew. -February 7, 2021-
Mar 14, 2022
Jezebel & The Myth of Neutrality
01:02:18
-Dr. James White- January 31, 2021
Mar 14, 2022
Romans 13 & Unlimited Obedience
01:11:39
-Dr. James White- January 24, 2021
Mar 07, 2022
Why We Believe - Abortion is Murder
01:04:47
-Jeff Durbin- January 24, 2021
Mar 07, 2022
Proclaiming Christ's Kingship in a Land of Rebels
00:57:33
Pastor James White preaches a sermon in light of the current circumstances in our nation. Proclaiming the Kingship of Jesus while surrounded by inveterate rebels. -January 10, 2021-
Feb 28, 2022
Baptism: Basic Meaning
00:54:53
Pastor James White continues his series on baptism. This is part 2 in the series. Dr. James White spends time dealing with the foundation of the subject of baptism. What does the word mean in its original language and context? Further, Dr. White demonstrates, through a small sample of church history, some of the important aspects understood about baptism by the primitive church. -January 3, 2021-
Feb 28, 2022
God Among Us
00:39:06
Pastor Jeff Durbin preaches on the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is God in the flesh. -December 27, 2020-
Feb 23, 2022
Once I Was Blind, But Now I See
00:49:08
Dr. James White preached a message from the Gospel According to John in chapter 9. Dr. White offers some incredible insight into this powerful section of Scripture regarding a man blind from birth. -December 20, 2020-
Feb 23, 2022
Baptism - Why the Disputes
00:57:55
This is part 1 of a series on the subject of baptism which will be done by Dr. White. Baptism is a vitally important issue within the Christian Worldview. However, throughout the centuries, Christians have had in-house disagreements over the mode of baptism as well as specifically who should get it and when. Dr. White hopes to bless the body of Christ with a thorough biblical as well as historical examination of this subject. We hope it blesses you! -Dr. James White- December 13, 2020
Feb 14, 2022
Why We Believe: Defying Tyrants is Obeying God
01:06:30
Pastor Jeff Durbin teaches for our "Why We Believe" series. This week, we are studying the Scriptures related to defiance of tyranny. Why do we believe that resistance to tyranny is obedience to God. -December 6, 2020-
Feb 14, 2022
Why We Believe: Justification By Faith Alone, Pt. 2
01:15:33
In the newest sermon from Apologia Church for our "Why We Believe" series, Pastor Jeff Durbin teaches part of 2 on why we believe in Justification by Faith Alone or Sola Fide. Pastor Jeff takes us through the Apostle Paul's systematic explanation of Justification by Faith in his letter to the Romans, deals a bit with Galatians, and responds to James 2.
Feb 07, 2022
Why We Believe - Justification By Faith Alone
01:21:59
In the newest sermon from Apologia Church for our "Why We Believe" series. Pastor Jeff Durbin teaches this first part of 2 on why we believe in Justification by Faith Alone or Sola Fide. Pastor Jeff takes us through the Apostle Paul's systematic explanation of Justification by Faith in his letter to the Romans. -November 11, 2020-
Feb 07, 2022
No King But Christ
01:21:43
Pastors Luke Pierson, Zack Morgan, Jeff Durbin, Dr. James White spoke to the congregation at Apologia about our current circumstances. -November 8, 2020-
Jan 31, 2022
Why We Believe: God's Law is for Today
01:20:38
This is a message from our series "Why We Believe". This week we are studying an important subject on why we believe that God's Law has abiding validity, today. -Jeff Durbin-
Jan 31, 2022
Why We Believe: God Has Preserved His Word
01:15:21
Christians believe the Bible is the very Word of God. It is unique. It is powerful. We are to have reverence for it. But, how many of us understand or can explain the history of God's Word and why we believe that God has preserved it? Can you explain why you believe? Join us for the newest sermon from Apologia Church delivered by Pastor James White on the subject of why we believe that God has preserved His Word. -Dr. James White- October 25, 2020
Jan 25, 2022
Why We Believe: Jesus is the Messiah, Pt. 2
01:14:25
This sermon is part of our series on "Why We Believe." This week, we are studying part 2 of why we believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah. This is Pastor Jeff's favorite subject to speak on and it shows. -Jeff Durbin- October 18, 2020
Jan 25, 2022
Why We Believe: Jesus is the Messiah, Pt. 1
01:04:31
This sermon is part of our series on "Why We Believe." This week, we are studying why we believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah. This is part one. -Jeff Durbin- October 11, 2020
Jan 17, 2022
Why We Believe: The Bible is God's Word
01:26:50
We are in our series "Why We Believe". This week, we are studying and answering the question as to why we believe the Bible is God's Word. Why do you believe? -Jeff Durbin- October 4, 2020
Jan 17, 2022
Why We Believe: The Trinity
01:01:32
Pastor James White begins our "Why We Believe" series by teaching us why we believe in the doctrine of the Trinity. -September 27, 2020-
Jan 10, 2022
The Doctrines of Grace: Answering Objections, Pt. 2
01:12:36
Jeff Durbin taught this message for our series on the Doctrines of Grace/the Five Points of Calvinism. We worked through TULIP and now we have two messages on objections to Calvinism. -September 20, 2020-
Jan 10, 2022
The Doctrines of Grace: Answering Objections, Pt. 1
01:02:56
Pastor James taught this message for our series on the Doctrines of Grace/the Five Points of Calvinism. We worked through TULIP (the videos are on this channel as recent videos) and now we will have two messages on objections to Calvinism. Dr. White taught this message responding to the "contrary" biblical texts that are most often used to "refute" Calvinism. -September 13, 2020-
Dec 27, 2021
The Doctrines of Grace: The Gospel of Grace
01:17:57
Pastor Jeff Durbin preached this message as a summary message for our recent series on TULIP. Lord willing, we will be doing two more messages addressing the alleged contradictions and "contrary" biblical texts. September 2020
Dec 27, 2021
The Doctrines of Grace: Perseverance of the Saints
00:59:26
We are in our series on the Doctrines of Grace/the Five Points of Calvinism. This sermon is on Perseverance of the Saints from the acrostic TULIP. Can a person who is truly saved lose their salvation? What does the Bible teach, consistently, about God's promises to protect and preserve His elect people in Jesus Christ? Watch as Dr. White explains. -Dr. James White- September 6. 2020
Dec 13, 2021
The Doctrines of Grace: Limited Atonement
01:06:30
We are in our series on the Doctrines of Grace/the Five Points of Calvinism. This sermon is on Perseverance of the Saints from the acrostic TULIP. Can a person who is truly saved lose their salvation? What does the Bible teach, consistently, about God's promises to protect and preserve His elect people in Jesus Christ? Watch as Dr. White explains. -Dr. James White- August 2020
Dec 13, 2021
The Doctrines of Grace: Effectual Call
01:11:02
Pastor Jeff Durbin preaches on the Doctrines of Grace/the Five Points of Calvinism. This particular message is on "Irresistible Grace" or "Effectual Call" from TULIP. Does God have the power to save His elect people? What about the tradition of "free-will"? What does the Bible teach about how conversion takes place and God saves His people? Watch. Be encouraged. God is a powerful and sovereign Savior. -August 23, 2020-
Dec 11, 2021
The Doctrines of Grace: Limited Atonement
01:02:48
Watch the new sermon delivered by Dr. James White at Apologia Church for our series on the Doctrines of Grace or the Five Points of Calvinism. Is the doctrine of Limited Atonement (Particular Redemption/Definite Redemption) a biblical doctrine? When the Lord Jesus gave His life, was it personal, or was it only potential? Did the death of Jesus actually accomplish redemption in God's court or was it merely to make salvation a possibility? -August 9, 2020-
Nov 29, 2021
The Doctrines of Grace: Unconditional Election
01:12:23
The Latest sermon from Apologia Church's series on the Doctrines of Grace. This message was delivered by Pastor Jeff Durbin. This week we studied the 'U' from the 5-points of Calvinism's "TULIP". Is the doctrine of Unconditional Election/Grace biblical? -August 2, 2020-
Nov 29, 2021
Doctrines of Grace - Sovereignty & Sin
01:16:13
This is a part of our new series on the Doctrines of Grace or Tulip (Better known as the 5-points of Calvinism). This is the 3rd message in our series. Pastor James explains what the Bible teaches about God's complete -Dr. James White- July 26, 2020
Nov 22, 2021
The Doctrines of Grace - Total Inability
01:15:14
This message is about the 'T' in TULIP from the Five Points of Calvinism. Is Total Depravity a biblical doctrine? Is it true? What about free will? Are our wills "free"? What does the Scripture teach about our condition in the fall? -Jeff Durbin- July 19, 2020
Nov 15, 2021
The Doctrines of Grace - God is Sovereign
01:16:56
Pastor Jeff Durbin begins our series on the Doctrines of Grace or the Five Points of Calvinism. Pastor Jeff explains a bit of the history but focuses more upon the Biblical texts that support TULIP. This is our new series and more will come each week. Dr. James White will also be teaching during this series. We encourage you to be willing to listen to the texts and challenge your own traditions with the inspired Word of God. -July 12, 2020-
Nov 15, 2021
Are You Content in Christ?
01:18:34
Are you content in Christ? Do you struggle with anxiousness, fear, and depression? Watch this final message from our church's series through the letter of Paul called Philippians. -Jeff Durbin- July 12, 2020-
Nov 09, 2021
Being a Godly Troublemaker
01:07:22
In this message, Jeff Durbin speaks against the modern Evangelical methodology for evangelism and cultural engagement. The early church brought the Good News in the context of a lot of hostility and opposition to the message. They did not alter the message. They were bold. They told the truth. -June 28, 2020-
Nov 09, 2021
God's Law or Chaos
01:13:35
Dr. James White and Jeff Durbin both preach to the congregation about the recent events, Black Lives Matter, Marxism, and Communism. -June 21, 2020-
Nov 01, 2021
Peace Through the Blood of His Cross
01:03:39
Dr. James White teaches on the text of Colossians 1. -June 14, 2020-
Oct 31, 2021
Rejoice & Be Not Anxious, Pt. 2
01:04:10
Jeff Durbin takes us into the letter of Paul in Philippians. Do you struggle with anxiety? Do you struggle with Paul's call to "rejoice in the Lord, always"? -June 7, 2020-
Oct 25, 2021
Apologia Elders Address Riots
00:57:25
The Pastors address the church body about the issues we are facing related to the riots and the looting. We pray that this blesses, encourages, and equips you in our current circumstances.
Oct 25, 2021
Rejoice and Be Not Anxious
01:14:08

We are studying Philippians and we are in the final chapter. Do you struggle with anxiety? Are you constantly worried? Do you struggle with rejoicing because you feel like there is not much to rejoice about?

 

-Jeff Durbin-

May 24, 2020

Oct 19, 2021
The Book of Life
01:16:23
We are studying the letter of Paul to the Philippians. The Apostle Paul mentions that his fellow workers have their names written in the Book of Life. What is the Book of Life? Whose names are in it? What does it mean to have your name in this Book? -Jeff Durbin- May 17, 2022
Oct 18, 2021
Press Onward
01:08:24
Dr. James White teaches on the text from Philippians 3 about pressing onward. -May 10, 2020-
Oct 12, 2021
Sermon to the Governor of Arizona
01:09:05
Pastor Jeff Durbin preached this sermon to the Governor of Arizona. -May 3, 2020-
Oct 12, 2021
Is "Heaven" Our Real Home?
01:05:49
Have you ever heard the statement, "Heaven is our real home"? Have you been told that the ultimate hope for the Christian is to leave behind this world and our bodies and go into the "better" spiritual experience? Now, of course it is true that everyone who trusts in Christ and receives the gift of salvation through faith will die and be with Jesus (immediately). However, the Bible's story of victory for the future is that God is going to finally deal with death and we will spend eternity in a resurrected or renewed earth, with God, and in our resurrected and glorified bodies. -Jeff Durbin- April 26, 2020
Oct 05, 2021
Objections To Justification by Faith
01:18:19
Pastor Jeff Durbin teaches a sermon on Justification by Faith Alone. This is part of a recent series of sermons in which Jeff and Dr. James White talk through some issues related to the grace of God in salvation. In this video, Jeff answers two common objections to salvation by faith alone in Jesus Christ. He deals with James chapter 2 and another objection. -April 20, 2021-
Oct 05, 2021
The Resurrection of the Son of God
00:55:35
Dr. White preaches this sermon on Resurrection Sunday. Pastor James spends time connecting some essential truths from Scripture: Justification, Imputation, and the Resurrection. -April 12, 2020-
Sep 27, 2021
Count Them As σκύβαλα, Pt. 2
01:15:07
We are in a series now on Philippians. We are studying chapter 3, a famous section of Scripture, wherein the Apostle Paul talks about receiving a righteousness that is not his own, but, one that comes from God on the basis of faith. He even uses some strong words to show his detestation of those who would muddy the message of Life and he uses a very strong word to describe his own attempts at righteousness. -Jeff Durbin-
Sep 27, 2021
Count Them As σκύβαλα
01:10:41
We are in a series now on Philippians. We are studying chapter 3, a famous section of Scripture, wherein the Apostle Paul talks about receiving a righteousness that is not his own, but, one that comes from God on the basis of faith. He even uses some strong words to show his detestation of those who would muddy the message of Life and he uses a very strong word to describe his own attempts at righteousness. -Jeff Durbin- March 29, 2020
Sep 20, 2021
Working Out What's Worked Within
00:57:25
Since we have Christ’s example; because He became a man with humble obedience dying upon the cross for us we are called to obey God, to work out this salvation that Christ has secured with fear and trembling. And simultaneously as we work this salvation out with active participation we are to understand the source and strength of this working out, that God is the one who wills and works in us for His good pleasure. -Wade Orsini- March 22, 2020
Sep 20, 2021
Lights Without Grumbling
01:19:52
Pastor Jeff Durbin addresses some of the important principles to meditate upon during the #Coronavirus difficulties before us. He then opens up Philippians 2 and teaches about Paul's charge to do everything without "grumbling and complaining". -March 22,2020-
Sep 13, 2021
Do Not Be Worried
01:26:39
Pastor Jeff Durbin preaches on Coronavirus. How should Christians handle this virus and the consequences it is bringing? -March 15, 2020-
Sep 13, 2021
Humility of the Mind
01:10:16
Our current sermon series on the Book of Phillipians. Pastor James White is teaching on the famous and powerful passage in chapter 2. Share it with someone you love! -March 8, 2020-
Sep 07, 2021
Gifts of Faith & Suffering
01:13:26
Jeff Durbin preaches in Apologia's series on Philippians. What does the Bible say about the "gift" of suffering? How can we see suffering as a gift? How can we have authenticate joy in the midst of trials and difficulties? -March 1, 2020-
Sep 07, 2021
Worship in Heaven, Pt. 2
01:07:54
-Dr. James White- February 9, 2020
Aug 30, 2021
Worship in Heaven, Pt. 1
00:58:33
Dr. James White teaches about true worship. He addresses the text from Isaiah 6 and describes worship in heaven. Don't miss this powerful sermon and be sure to tell someone about it!
Aug 30, 2021
Eternal Security
01:07:28
This is the first message from our new series through Philippians. Pastor Jeff unpacks the history of the book and the first set of verses leading up to Paul's hopeful promise of assurance that God will finish what He has started with His people. -February 2, 2020-
Aug 23, 2021
Scripture Alone
01:15:35
Jeff Durbin preaches on the doctrine of "Sola Scriptura" or "Scripture Alone". Does the Bible teach that the Scriptures should be the sole infallible rule of faith and practice for the church? Did Jesus believe in the principle of Sola Scriptura? -January 12, 2020-
Aug 22, 2021
To Live Peaceably With All
00:49:43
-Luke Pierson- January 19, 2020
Aug 17, 2021
Things That Are Above
00:43:30
Dr. James White preaches at Apologia Church on thinking on "things that are above". -December 29, 2021-
Aug 17, 2021
Suffering Well
01:14:17
Pastor Jeff Durbin preaches on the subject of suffering. How do we suffer well? What is God's intention in suffering? -December 22, 2019-
Aug 09, 2021
Encouraging Our Men
00:46:12
-Zack Morgan- December 15, 2019
Aug 09, 2021
Who Will Be Left Behind(Matt 24:32-42)
01:09:58
The final message from the Olivet Discourse on the subject of the Great Tribulation from Pastor Jeff Durbin of Apologia Church. The modern church (in the West) has been heavily impacted by a view of the future that didn't exist before the 19th-century: Dispensational Premillennialism. Within this view is the idea of a rapture, followed by 7-years of tribulation (some are pre-trib, mid-trib, or post-trib), followed by a literal 1,000-year reign of Christ on earth. Many appeal to the Olivet Discourse to support their views on this. However, we need to ask the questions: What does Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 actually teach? Who would endure the "Great Tribulation", what generation would see "these things", and who was to be "left behind"? -December 8, 2019-
Jul 27, 2021
Coming on the Clouds(Matt 24:29-31)
01:16:09
Pastor Jeff teaches on the Great Tribulation and the Olivet Discourse. The section from this Sunday is about the Lord Jesus coming on the clouds. What was Jesus quoting from when He referred to this? When did the Lord Jesus teach that this would occur? -December 1, 2019-
Jul 27, 2021
Sun Darkened & Stars Fall From Heaven(Matt 24)
01:12:39
Pastor Jeff Durbin preaches in our series on the Olivet Discourse and the Great Tribulation. The Lord Jesus said that the end of the Age would be accompanied with the sun darkened, the moon not giving its light, and the stars falling from heaven. However, He taught that these things would happen during the lifetime of His listeners (before they all passed away). The question is: Did it happen? The answer is unquestionably: Yes. Watch as Pastor Jeff teaches from the Old and New Testament and demonstrates that the Lord Jesus was actually quoting from Isaiah (and others) in this section of Scripture. He is using language that was common for the prophets. -November 17, 2019-
Jul 19, 2021
I Have Told You Beforehand(Matt 24:23-26)
00:51:54
Dr. James White is teaching for our series on the Olivet Discourse and the Great Tribulation. The text is Matthew 24:23-36 where Jesus tells the disciples that He told them about the events about to occur "beforehand". -November 17, 2019-
Jul 13, 2021
End Times Pretenders(Matt 24:23-28)
01:12:36
Pastor Jeff Durbin preaches on the Olivet Discourse and the Great Tribulation. What does the Bible teach about the "end times"? What is the Great Tribulation about? Who did Jesus say would witness and experience the Great Tribulation? Did it occur when Jesus said it would? -November 3, 2019-
Jul 13, 2021
Who Are The Elect?
01:03:19
Does the Bible teach that God is sovereign over salvation and that He has an elect people? Does the Bible teach that God chooses whom He saves? Is the concept of "the elect" consistent with what we know about God's mercy and justice? -James White-
Jul 07, 2021
The Great Tribulation & The Elect
01:08:30
Pastor Jeff Durbin preaches on the Great Tribulation and the Elect. Are you interested in learning about "the end times" and "the tribulation"? What about the rapture? Watch these messages from our series on the Olivet Discourse. -October 27, 2019-
Jul 07, 2021
The End Times According to Daniel
01:21:51
-Jeff Durbin- October 20, 2019
Jun 28, 2021
The Lord's Supper, Pt. 5
00:49:32
This is part 5 of Dr. James White's series on the Lord's Supper at Apologia Church. This is an excellent sermon series to help you understand Communion from a biblical and historical perspective. -October 13, 2019-
Jun 28, 2021
Justification, Sanctification, & The Church
00:53:28
Pastor Jeff Durbin preaches on Justification, Sanctification (growing in Christ), and the Church. -September 29, 2019-
Jun 23, 2021
The Lord's Supper, Pt. 4
01:01:14
This is part 4 of Dr. James White's series on the Lord's Supper at Apologia Church. This is an excellent sermon series to help you understand Communion from a biblical and historical perspective. -September 22, 2019-
Jun 23, 2021
Did Jesus Tell the Truth?(Matt 24)
01:11:03
We are in the Olivet Discourse and examining the Great Tribulation. Many have claimed that Jesus did not actually know anything about the future and in fact they have claimed that He was not a true prophet due to a prophecy that did not come true. Is this the case? -Jeff Durbin-
Jun 14, 2021
Did The Great Tribulation Happen?(Matt 24)
01:17:29
Jeff Durbin preaches on the Olivet Discourse from Matthew 24. This is sometimes called, "Jesus' Little Apocalypse". Here's the question to be asked: Did Jesus' prediction come true? Or was it a failed prophecy? It is a vitally important question to ask. -September 1, 2019-
Jun 14, 2021
Loving Your Neighbor As Yourself
00:52:50
Pastor Zack Morgan talks about the most important thing God calls us to. -August 25, 2019-
May 31, 2021
Salvation & Killing Sin
01:09:08
Pastor Jeff Durbin preaches about how we are saved, declared righteous before God, and how the Bible talks about how we change. Do you know someone struggling with an addiction? Do you want hope for the future? -August 18, 2019-
May 31, 2021
Salvation Through Jesus Alone
01:00:55
Jeff Durbin preaches on the central truth of the Gospel: Salvation Through Jesus Alone. -August 11, 2019-
May 24, 2021
Revelation: A Tale of Two Cities(Matt 24)
00:53:31
Pastor Jeff Durbin preaches on the Olivet Discourse and the Great Tribulation. We are in our series on Matthew 24 and Jeff gave this summary message about the "end of the Age". Jeff wanted to give an overview message that explains the whole story from the Old and New. -August 4, 2019-
May 24, 2021
Jesus & the End of the "World"(Matt 24)
01:11:46
Pastor Jeff Durbin preaches on the Great Tribulation, the Olivet Discourse, and the End of the "World". We are in our series from Matthew 24 at Apologia Church. Jeff unpacks the question about Jesus' coming and the end of the Age. -July 28, 2019-
May 17, 2021
The Lord's Supper, Pt. 3
00:50:56
This message is part of a series of messages from Dr. James White on the Lord's Supper delivered at Apologia Church.
May 17, 2021
The Strong Words of Christ
00:51:08
Pastor Zack Morgan preaches about using strong and honest language in our culture. -July 14, 2019-
May 10, 2021
The Great Tribulation & The End of the Age
01:11:35
This is from our series in the Gospel According to Matthew. This is an often misunderstood section of Scripture that has been used in the creation of many aberrant religious groups and has been used as a source of criticism from many unbelievers and higher-critical scholars. When did Jesus say He was going to return in judgment? Where did He say this was going to take place? Why was He warning them of this? Is this passage about the "end of the world" or the end of the Old Covenant "age"? As Christians, we all believe that Jesus is returning for the resurrection (1 Cor. 15). However, is this particular passage about that truth or is this about a local judgement upon His generation? -July 9, 2019-
May 10, 2021
The Great Tribulation: When, Where, & Why?(Matt 23 & 24)
01:14:51
This is from our series in the Gospel According to Matthew. This is an often misunderstood section of Scripture that has been used in the creation of many aberrant religious groups and has been used as a source of criticism from many unbelievers and higher-critical scholars. When did Jesus say He was going to return in judgment? Where did He say this was going to take place? Why was He warning them of this? Is this passage about the "end of the world" or the end of the Old Covenant "age"? As Christians, we all believe that Jesus is returning for the resurrection (1 Cor. 15). However, is this particular passage about that truth or is this about a local judgement upon His generation? -Jeff Durbin- June 30, 2019
May 03, 2021
The End of the World & The Truth(Matt 23:23-39)
01:12:36
What did Jesus mean when He promised great tribulation upon His hearers? How do we respond to the many failed predictions of people in history? People like Harold Camping who predicted the end of the world in this last decade? -Jeff Durbin- Jure 23, 2019
Apr 26, 2021
The Church: Proof of God's Victory(Ephesians 3:1-10)
00:53:43
-Zachary Conover- June 16 2019
Apr 26, 2021
Unity in the Church
00:48:40
Dr. James White preaches on unity in the church. This is a challenging and convicting message about love, forgiveness, unity, and fellowship within local churches. -June 9, 2019-
Apr 20, 2021
The Lord's Supper, Pt. 2
01:07:33
Dr. White gives us a history lesson on the Lord's Supper as well as an examination of the text in Corinthians. He also explains it from the text of Scripture.
Apr 20, 2021
Jesus On Hypocrites(Matt 23:13-24)
01:12:21
What did Jesus have to say about the religious hypocrites in His day? This is a powerful and challenging message on hypocrisy. -Jeff Durbin- May 26, 2019
Apr 13, 2021
The Lord's Supper, Pt. 1
01:07:07
Dr. White gives us a history lesson on the Lord's Supper. He also explains it from the text of Scripture. -May 19, 2019-
Apr 13, 2021
Is The Law Relevant Today?
00:57:01
Jeff Durbin speaks on the abiding validity of the Law of God in the New Covenant. We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. However, in the New Covenant, we have the gift and blessing of regeneration and the Spirit of God. There are promises that we have that change our affections. -May 19, 2019-
Apr 07, 2021
Putting on a Show(Matt 23:1-12)
01:20:21
-Jeff Durbin- April 28, 2019
Apr 07, 2021
The Meaning of the Resurrection(John 20:1-18)
01:01:35
Jeff Durbin preaches on the resurrection. What is the meaning of the resurrection? The story is much bigger than we often think.
Mar 23, 2021
The Arrival of Judgment(Matt 23:1-7)
01:11:51
-Jeff Durbin- April 14, 2019
Mar 23, 2021
The Great Tribulation(Matt 24:15-22)
01:04:12
Jeff Durbin preaches on the Great Tribulation. There has always been a great curiosity about the Great Tribulation and the end of the world. What does the Bible actually teach on the subject? -April 7, 2019-
Mar 16, 2021
The Only God Worthy of Worship
01:00:28
Dr. James White preaches on "The Only God Worthy of Worship". Dr. White gives us insight to his own ministry to the Mormon community and he teaches on the current state of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dr. White gives us help on understanding the position of modern Mormons as well as they best way to reach them. -March 17, 2019-
Mar 10, 2021
The True Identity of the Messiah(Matt 22:41-46)
01:06:51
Who is the Jewish Messiah? Is Jesus truly the One we were to be looking for? Watch this sermon from Jeff Durbin in which he talks about the conflict Jesus had with the Jewish leadership of His day. Is the Messiah merely David's son? -Jeff Durbin- March 10, 2019
Mar 10, 2021
Is God's Law for Today?(Matt 22:34-40)
01:24:34
Pastor Jeff Durbin of Apologia Church teaches on the relationship between the Christian and the Law of God. Many people abuse the Law of God by falsely teaching that it can be used (in any way) as a means of getting justified before God. This is false and is refuted by Scripture. However, on the other end of the spectrum, there are those who teach that because we are saved by faith alone in Christ alone that the Law of God is irrelevant under the New Covenant. What does the Bible teach? This is Part 2 of Jeff's message on this. -March 3, 2019-
Mar 01, 2021
Jesus & The Law of God(Matt 22:34-40)
01:15:14
A sermon from Pastor Jeff Durbin of Apologia Church on Jesus and the Law of God. Was Jesus opposed to the Law of God? How should we view the Law of God today as Christians? What was the foundation of the Law of God? Is the Law of God irrelevant, today? This is the first of two sermons on this passage. -February 24, 2019-
Feb 28, 2021
Jesus Vs. Jerusalem(Matt 22)
01:09:21
There are a lot of fictitious views of the "end times" on the scene, today. Pastor Jeff is working through the Gospel According to Matthew and getting to the Olivet Discourse. Matthew is telling a story. A story that began long before him. Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem and His confrontation with the religious leaders has more to it than meets the eye. -Jeff Durbin- February 17, 2019
Feb 15, 2021
Messianic Proof: Salvation and Judgement(Matt 21:28-22:14)
00:55:21
-Jeff Durbin- February 3, 2019
Feb 15, 2021
One Act of Righteousness
00:42:26
Sermon of Justification by Faith. -Isaac Banages- January 27, 2019
Feb 08, 2021
The Mission of God(Romans 1)
00:57:05
-Jeff Durbin- January 20, 2019
Feb 08, 2021
By What Authority
01:24:13
We are in our Kingdom of God series at Apologia Church. Zach preached this message from the text in Matthew's Gospel where Jesus is challenged about His authority. Pastor Jeff Durbin said this was his favorite message he has ever heard on this text. -Zach Conover- January 20, 2019
Jan 08, 2021
The Persecuted Church & You
00:44:00
This message is an important sermon on the persecuted church and our being bound together with them. How should we view Christians who are persecuted around the world? Have you heard the stories about the persecuted church in China? -James White- January 13, 2019
Jan 08, 2021
Jesus & The Book of Revelation(Matt 21)
01:27:47
Jeff Durbin preaches on the Lord Jesus, the Old Testament prophecies, the warnings to the 1st century, and the Book of Revelation. This is part 2 of the series of messages on Matthew 21 where Jesus talks about saying to "this" mountain be cast into the sea. Is this about what many teachers say it is? Or is there a more profound and biblical way to look at this important passage? -January 6, 2019-
Dec 30, 2020
The Incarnation
00:41:10
Who is Jesus? Can you demonstrate that Jesus is the promised Messiah from the Old Testament? Is Jesus the Messiah? -Luke Pierson- Dec 30, 2018
Dec 30, 2020
Mountain Moving Faith Controversy(Matt 21: 18-22)
01:12:03
How many sermons have you heard on "Mountain Moving Faith"? Word of Faith preachers (and others) like Joel Osteen tell us that Jesus was talking about our need to speak to our "mountains" and tell them to move. But, was that what Jesus' original audience would have thought? What was the immediate context of Jesus' words here. You might be very surprised. -Jeff Durbin- December 30, 2018
Dec 14, 2020
Christ is King(Matt 20: 29-34)
01:14:16
Watch this important sermon about how the Kingship of Christ matters tot he Christian. Jeff Durbin preached this amazing sermon about Jesus as the son of David what that title means. -October 28, 2018-
Dec 14, 2020
The Rich Young Ruler(Matt 19: 16-22)
00:46:16
What can Jesus's encounter with the rich young ruler teach us? -Zack Morgan- August 26, 2020-
Dec 07, 2020
What is Biblical Divorce?(Matt 19:1-9)
01:13:26
Don't miss this powerful sermon as Pastor Jeff Durbin talks about the topic of Biblical Divorce. This is an important topic filled with emotion, we should strive as Christians to truly understand this topic. -August 12, 2018-
Dec 07, 2020
Do Christians Have To Forgive?(Matt 18: 21-35)
01:00:06
Do Christians have to forgive? Pastor Jeff Durbin of Apologia Church teaches this powerful and convicting sermon on what the bible says about forgiveness. True forgiveness is vital to the Christian life and a blessing to the soul, don't miss this important message. -Jeff Durbin-
Dec 01, 2020
Should We Practice Church Discipline?(Matt 18:15-20)
01:10:56
Should Christians practice church discipline? Is it biblical and loving to put a professing believer who is living in unrepentant sin outside of fellowship? What does the Bible say about church discipline? Is it truly biblical? Watch this sermon from Pastor Jeff Durbin at Apologia Church. Jeff preached for our series called, "The Kingdom of God". This sermon series is a study through the Gospel According to Matthew. We were in Matthew 18. -July 22, 2018-
Nov 17, 2020
The Parable of the Lost Sheep(Matt 18: 10-14)
00:51:11
This is a sermon preached by Pastor Luke Pierson of Apologia Church. This message is part of our sermon series called "The Kingdom of God". It is an exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew. The text was from Matthew 18 about the Parable of the Lost Sheep. -July 22, 2018-
Nov 16, 2020
Putting Our Sin To Death(Matt 18:1-9)
01:14:15
This is part of our Kingdom of God Series which is an exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew. The text is from Matthew 18:1-9. -Jef Durbin- June 24, 2018
Nov 15, 2020
Jesus and the Temple(Matt 17: 24-27)
01:03:03
Don't miss this important sermon from Pastor Jeff Durbin on Matthew chapter 17. Jesus and the temple tax. This message was preached before Apologia Church on the Lord's Day. It is a part of our series: The Kingdom of God. -Jeff Durbin- June 17, 2018
Nov 11, 2020
Spiritual Warfare & The Gospel(Matt 17: 14-21)
00:51:17
Watch this powerful and important sermon by pastor Zack Morgan about Spiritual Warfare and the Gospel. The Gospel is the means by which we wage the battle of spiritual warfare. -Zack Morgan-
Nov 10, 2020
The Death of the Messiah(Matt 17)
01:01:59

The text is from the Gospel According to Matthew, chapter 17. Jesus told His disciples that He was going to be killed and then raised from the dead. His disciples were greatly distressed. Why? Isn't that where our hope is? Why would they respond in this way? Pastor Jeff explains the powerful truths involved and challenges our listeners to respond.

-Jeff Durbin-

June 3, 2018

Nov 02, 2020
(God The Healer)Whole in Christ
00:50:49
"For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." Colossians 3:3-4 -Jeff Durbin- January 26, 2014
Oct 27, 2020
The Transfiguration(Matt 17:1-9)
00:57:10
This message is from our Kingdom of God Series and it is an exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew. This is from Matthew 17 and is unpacking the text about the Transfiguration of the Messiah. -Jeff Durbin- May 20, 2018
Oct 27, 2020
(God The Healer)Fear of Death
01:12:14
"...and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:26 -Jeff Durbin- December 15, 2013
Oct 20, 2020
Was Jesus a False Prophet?(Matt 16:28)
01:12:48
The Old and New Testaments are full of prophecy of judgement upon the 1st-century generation of covenant-breaking Jews. The Lord Jesus and the Apostles promised an immanent judgement coming of Christ before that generation had died. Pastor Jeff teaches on this text and talks about the vital importance of reading the Bible biblically and letting the Bible create our views of end-times and not popular Evangelical culture. -Jeff Durbin- May 6, 2018
Oct 12, 2020
(God The Healer)Fear of Man
01:00:03
"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28 -Jeff Durbin- December 8, 2013
Oct 12, 2020
(God The Healer)Fear
01:04:18
Isaiah 44:8 "Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.” December 1, 2013 -Jeff Durbin-
Oct 06, 2020
Matthew 16:24-28
01:12:48
April 22, 2018 -Jeff Durbin-
Sep 29, 2020
(God The Healer)Forgiveness & New Identity Pt. 2
00:50:33
September 29, 2013 -Jeff Durbin-
Sep 29, 2020
Is Peter The Rock of The Church? (Matt 16 13:20)
00:53:33
Jeff addresses the topic of the pope, and whether Peter is the rock of the church. -April 21, 2018-
Sep 21, 2020
(God The Healer)Forgiveness & New Identity Pt. 1
00:45:07
September 29, 2013 -Jeff Durbin-
Sep 21, 2020
Beware of False Doctrine(Matt 16:5-12)
00:46:10
This message is part of our Kingdom of God Series. The text is from Matthew 16:5-12. What does the Bible tell us about the dangers of false doctrine? Was the Lord Jesus concerned in His ministry about false teaching? -Zack Morgan- March 18, 2018
Sep 14, 2020
(God The Healer)Restoration of Image, Pt. 2
01:05:53
September 15, 2013 -Jeff Durbin-
Sep 14, 2020
The Timing of the Kingdom of God(Matt 16)
00:58:58
Pastor Luke Pierson delivered this important sermon at Apologia Church for our Kingdom of God Series. The text is Matthew 16 and this message emphasizes some Old and New Testament texts that speak directly to the timing of the Kingdom and the soon coming judgement upon that 1st century generation. -February 18, 2018-
Sep 11, 2020
(God The Healer)Restoration of Image, Pt. 1
00:57:02
John 5:6 September 8, 2013 -Jeff Durbin-
Sep 11, 2020
How Do I Truly Change?
01:01:41
There are many different self-help programs, therapy programs, behavioral adjustment methods, and psychiatric theories and methodologies that attempt to answer this question. But what is the true path to peace and transformation? How do we change? How do we overcome? This is part of our Kingdom of God series. The text is Matthew 15. -Jeff Durbin- February 2018
Aug 31, 2020
(Romans)The Lineage of Jesus
00:34:17
Romans 9 December 23, 2012 -Jeff Durbin-
Aug 31, 2020
Convicting Sermon on False Religion(Matt 15: 1-20)
01:14:27
You do not want to miss this powerful and important sermon from Pastor Jeff Durbin on the foundation of false religion. This message is from Apologia Church for our sermon series called "The Kingdom of God." We are in the Gospel According to Matthew in chapter 15. Jesus taught that what comes out of the mouth is from the heart. His confrontation with the leadership in His day went to the foundation of their problem: their hearts. If we are ever going to change we have to look into the basement of our lives. Go to the bottom. Only the Gospel can heal it. -February 4, 2018-
Aug 26, 2020
Knowledge Is Impossible Without God(Matt 15)
01:04:50
Knowledge isn't possible without God. God and His Word are the necessary foundation for any claims to knowledge at all. Want to hear why? Watch and share this important message from Pastor Jeff Durbin on the subject. The topics of knowledge, epistemology, Sola Scriptura, and more are discussed. -Jeff Durbin- December 10, 2017
Aug 26, 2020
(Romans)The Power of God
00:58:21
Romans 9 December 2, 2012 -Jeff Durbin-
Aug 26, 2020
(Romans)Necessary Foundations
00:54:22
Romans 9 November 18, 2012 -Jeff Durbin-
Aug 17, 2020
Scripture Has Ultimate Authority(Matt 14)
01:12:28
What does the Bible teach us about what has the ultimate authority? In Matthew 15 the Lord Jesus is confronted by the religious leaders of his day because His disciples were not following the tradition of the elders. Jesus' response tells us about God's call on us regarding how to resolve conflicting claims. Jesus upholds God's Law-word as the standard by which we measure claims. During the time of the Reformation this principle was called Sola Scriptura: the Scriptures alone are the only infallible rule for faith and practice. -Jeff Durbin- December 3, 2017
Aug 10, 2020
(Romans)Heirs According to the Promise
00:50:45
God's Sovereign Choice - Romans 9:1-8 November 11, 2012 -Jeff Durbin-
Aug 10, 2020
A Fishy Sermon
00:58:35
The sermon is part of our Kingdom of God Series and is from the text of Matthew 14. Jesus performed miracles of healing and of feeding his people followed by walking on water (and causing Peter to walk on water). What does this text teach us about Jesus? Many things. One of the premiere things is that it teaches us that the Lord Jesus is YHWH among us. He is God, the true God, among us.
Aug 03, 2020
(Romans)God's Mercy
00:56:46
God's Sovereign Choice: Romans 9:1-8 -November 4, 2012- Jeff Durbin
Aug 03, 2020
(Romans)True Israel
00:56:49
Romans 9:1-8 October 21, 2012 -Jeff Durbin-
Jul 27, 2020
The Parable of the Net(Matt 13:47-51)
01:00:43
Jeff unpacks the Parable of the Dragnet. This is a powerful message that pulls together the entire narrative of the Scriptures rather than focusing only on speculation and the single parable by itself. -October 25, 2017-
Jul 27, 2020
(Romans)Nothing Shall Separate Us
00:47:47
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. October 14, 2012 -Jeff Durbin-
Jul 20, 2020
The Whole World Will Be Won By The Gospel(Matt 13:44-46)
00:52:02
Will the Gospel and the Church be defeated in history before Christ returns? Are we to expect the failure of the Gospel message in the world or did Jesus teach something different? Are we to anticipate that the Kingdom of God will fill the world or will unbelievers defeat the Kingdom before Christ returns? -Jeff Durbin- October 1, 2017
Jul 20, 2020
(Romans)No Condemnation
00:55:43
Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died. More than that, He was raised, and is at the right hand of God, and is indeed interceding for us. September 30, 2012 • Jeff Durbin • Romans 8:34
Jul 14, 2020
Jesus' Promise: The Gospel Fills the World(Matt 13:31-33)
00:53:32
Will the Gospel of the Kingdom fail in history? Or does the Bible teach that the Kingdom of God will fill the entire world? Is the future of the Gospel, the Church, and the Kingdom of God a future filled with hope and ultimate victory? -Jeff Durbin- September 17, 2017
Jul 07, 2020
(Romans)The God That Justifies
00:48:18
The Bible's teaching on God's sovereign grace and choosing a particular people for Himself in Jesus Christ has always been a spot of controversy for humanists and a place of rest and hope for the redeemed. The Bible clearly teaches that the triune God chose to save a particular people for Himself through the redemption of the Messiah Jesus and through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. God chose to save. God planned to save. God saves for His glory. God saves because of His eternal love and unfathomable grace. September 23, 1012 -Jeff Durbin_
Jul 06, 2020
The Gospel Will Win in History(Matt 13:18-34)
00:53:32
Will the Gospel and the Kingdom of God lose in history before Jesus returns? Did Jesus teach us to anticipate that the efforts of Christians laboring for the Kingdom would be all for a promised failure. Or do Jesus' parables of the Kingdom teach something different? This message is on the Parable of the Mustard Seed. -Jeff Durbin- September 10, 2017
Jun 29, 2020
(Romans)Glorified
00:52:18
The Bible's teaching on God's sovereign grace and choosing a particular people for Himself in Jesus Christ has always been a spot of controversy for humanists and a place of rest and hope for the redeemed. The Bible clearly teaches that the triune God chose to save a particular people for Himself through the redemption of the Messiah Jesus and through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. God chose to save. God planned to save. God saves for His glory. God saves because of His eternal love and unfathomable grace. -Jeff Durbin- September 9, 2012
Jun 29, 2020
Parable of Seeds and Soils(Matt 13:1-23)
01:00:32
Jesus teaches us that the word of the Kingdom goes out and only one of the soils produces something that bears fruit. September 3, 2017 -Jeff Durbin-
Jun 22, 2020
(Romans)Justification
01:11:40
The Bible's teaching on God's sovereign grace and choosing a particular people for Himself in Jesus Christ has always been a spot of controversy for humanists and a place of rest and hope for the redeemed. The Bible clearly teaches that the triune God chose to save a particular people for Himself through the redemption of the Messiah Jesus and through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. God chose to save. God planned to save. God saves for His glory. God saves because of His eternal love and unfathomable grace. September 2, 2012 -Jeff Durbin-
Jun 22, 2020
"This Generation"(Matt 12:38-45)
00:58:41
Jeff teaches on the promise of judgement that ultimately fell upon the 1st-century generation that heard His words of warning. Those words of warning were consistent with the promises of God in the Old Testament about what would happen when the Messiah arrived. -Jeff Durbin- August 20, 2017
Jun 21, 2020
(Romans)Called
00:53:53
-Romans 8:28-30- The Bible's teaching on God's sovereign grace and choosing a particular people for Himself in Jesus Christ has always been a spot of controversy for humanists and a place of rest and hope for the redeemed. The Bible clearly teaches that the triune God chose to save a particular people for Himself through the redemption of the Messiah Jesus and through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. God chose to save. God planned to save. God saves for His glory. God saves because of His eternal love and unfathomable grace. Jeff Durbin August 26, 2012
Jun 17, 2020
The Kingdom of God: Arrived(Matt 12)
00:47:12
The text is from Matthew chapter 12. Jesus was accused of working with Satan. He told His enemies if He had cast out demons by the Spirit of God then the Kingdom of Heaven HAD come upon them. What are we to make of this? What are the implications? -Jeff Durbin- August 6, 2017
Jun 09, 2020
(Eschaton)Moses & The Kingdom
01:11:02
August 11, 2013 -Jeff Durbin-
Jun 09, 2020
Jesus and Social Justice(Matt 12)
00:45:55
What does the Bible say about the Messiah's Kingdom? Is God concerned about justice in the world? Should Christians be concerned? Listen to this message and find out what the Scriptures say! -Jeff Durbin- June 25,2017
Jun 01, 2020
(Eschaton)Daniel 9, Pt. 2
01:11:37
August 4, 2013 -Jeff Durbin-
Jun 01, 2020
Overview of Matthew
01:16:05
May 2017 -Jeff Durbin-
May 25, 2020
(Eschaton)Daniel Chapter 9, Pt. 1
01:10:31
July 28, 2013 -Jeff Durbin-
May 25, 2020
Jesus Chooses Whom He Saves
01:14:03
Jeff preached on the text of Matthew 11 where Jesus teaches that the only people who know the Father are the ones to whom Jesus chooses to reveal Him. It's a very important and beautiful text of Scripture. This is a challenging and encouraging message that we hope blesses you in your walk with the Lord. May 14, 2017
May 18, 2020
(Eschaton)Right View of the Kingdom
00:54:56
June 16, 2013 -Jeff Durbin-
May 18, 2020
John The Baptist(Matt 11:1-18)
01:19:54
What is the significance of the ministry of John the Baptist? How does he create the bridge between the Old and New Testaments? -Jeff Durbin- May 7, 2017
May 12, 2020
(Eschaton)How We View Eschatology
01:04:43
-Jeff Durbin- June 9, 2013
May 12, 2020
Eschatology Matters(Matthew 10)
01:16:35
This is an incredible message on the text of Matthew chapter 10. The Lord Jesus promises persecution and judgement on that 1st-century generation. Pastor Jeff Durbin delivered this sermon to Apologia Church and gives a very important connection between the Old Testament and the New. The Old Testament promised salvation, judgment, and a Kingdom. The Gospel According to Matthew is woven together in such a way as to maintain an intimate connection with Old Testament eschatology. Pastor Jeff makes some powerful observations that make the ministry of the Lord Jesus look beautiful. -Jeff Durbin- April 30, 2017
May 06, 2020
Sermon to the Governor of Arizona
01:09:10
You do not want to miss this powerful and important sermon for our day! Pastor Jeff Durbin preached this sermon to the Governor of Arizona. May 3, 2020
May 06, 2020
(Eschaton)A Perusal of the Parousia(Revelation 22:12)
01:02:37
August 18, 2013 Luke Pierson
May 04, 2020
The Calling of Matthew(Matt 9:9-13)
00:54:44
Brothers and sisters, I am very excited to bring God's Word to you today as we continue to march through Matthew's Gospel. Specifically, we will be looking Christ's calling of Matthew to be his disciple, and the meal they soon shared together with the other Disciples and tax collectors. What can we learn from Matthew's Calling and Christ's response to the criticism of the Pharisees at this meal? Luke Pierson November 6, 2016
Apr 27, 2020
(Eschaton)Old Testament Expectation
01:12:11
Sermon Text: Psalm 110:1 -Jeff Durbin- August 11, 2013
Apr 27, 2020
The Messiah is God(Matt 9:1-7)
01:17:53
This message was preached by Jeff Durbin at Apologia Church. Pastor Jeff is teaching through the Gospel According to Matthew and is in chapter 9. The story is about the paralytic and Christ's forgiveness. This is an important sermon that gets to the heart of our greatest need that Jesus satisfies: forgiveness. This is an excellent sermon to share with someone. However, it is particularly good to share with someone who is struggling with sickness, disease, or a handicap. Jeff Durbin October 23, 2016
Apr 20, 2020
(Eschaton)God Controls History Pt. 2(Daniel 9:24)
01:13:18
Jeff Durbin August 4, 2013
Apr 20, 2020
(Eschaton)The Victory of the Messiah in the Prophets, Pt. 4
00:55:01
June 16, 2013 Jeff Durbin
Apr 14, 2020
Demonic Possession(Matt 8:28-34)
01:15:09
What does the Bible say about the Devil? What is the biblical (and sane) view of demons and demonic possession? Pastor Jeff Durbin gave a sermon about Demons during our Kingdom of God Series. Is it possible for a true believer in Jesus Christ to be possessed by demons? Watch and share this message and be encouraged with the knowledge of the victory of Jesus the Messiah over evil! Jeff Durbin Oct 9, 2016
Apr 14, 2020
(Eschaton)The Victory of Messiah in the Prophets Pt. 2(Daniel 2:44)
01:13:17
June 2, 2013 Jeff Durbin
Apr 06, 2020
Do Unto Others(Matt 7:7-12)
01:08:08
Isaac Banegas August 7, 2016
Mar 30, 2020
(Eschaton)Moses and the Victory of Messiah(Numbers 14:21)
01:19:11
May 5, 2013 Jeff Durbin
Mar 30, 2020
Judge Not, Lest You Be Judged(Matt 7:1-6)
01:06:53
We live in a culture that doesn't like it's sin pointed out. And in response, we've all heard post-moderns say, "Don't judge me, lest you be judged!" But does this verse really mean that we shouldn't judge? Paul Washer, in one of my favorite quotes, said, “People tell me judge not lest ye be judged. I always tell them, twist not scripture lest ye be like Satan.” I'm really excited to dig into this verse this afternoon and hopefully debunk some common misconceptions. I'm also going to talk about modern day Pharisaism and guarding the Gospel. I hope and pray that God uses me to bless and encourage you with the Word. Soli Deo Gloria, Luke Pierson 9/25/16
Mar 29, 2020
Is Divorce a Sin? Pt. 1(Matt:31-32)
01:12:38
This is the first part of Jeff Durbin's series on the Kingdom of God relating to Divorce. March 6,2016
Mar 23, 2020
(Eschaton)Creation, Covenant, & Dominion(Psalm 72:8)
01:04:30
April 28, 2013 • Jeff Durbin
Mar 23, 2020
(Eschaton)Eschatology Matters!
01:04:30
Your view of end-times matters. We begin our long awaited and anticipated series on the Messiah's victory in history: ESCHATON. We are humbled, honored, and excited to be given the privilege of walking you through the exciting conclusion of the history of humanity. Warning: much of what you have been told about end-times in our modern Christian culture might be wrong. Eschatology (the study of last-things) takes a prominent role throughout the Scriptures. What we believe about this matters- it will affect your life, your reading of Scripture, and the legacy you leave for the Kingdom. Get ready to have your world rocked! He shall have dominion. -March 24, 2013-
Mar 16, 2020
Adultery(Matt 5:27-30)
01:25:17
Pastor Jeff Durbin of Apologia Church/TV/Radio preached a sermon for The Kingdom of God Series. The Church is in the Lord Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and are now entering into the section where Jesus addresses specific laws. This weekend's text was on adultery.
Mar 11, 2020
Exceeding Righteousness
01:09:43
A NOTE FROM JEFF The Kingdom of God: Exceeding Righteousness We've spent a considerable amount of time contemplating, unpacking, and exegeting the text of Matthew 5:17. It is my earnest prayer that our time in this section of Scripture has been transformative and edifying for the Saints and Apologia Church. Today, we will be looking at and listening to the Lord Jesus' statement about the righteousness of the Pharisees. What does He mean that our righteousness has to exceed the righteousness of those disciplined religious people? Is Jesus teaching moralism as a way to God? Is He teaching that only a stellar obedience to God's Law will avail before Him on the Last Day? I pray the truth we search out today will be a blessing to your life for now and eternity. Truthfully, this is where the whole message of what God does in the Gospel rests. No King but Christ! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, November 22, 2015
Mar 02, 2020
Jesus & The Law Pt. 3
01:09:06
We are now beginning a very controversial portion of the Sermon on the Mount. It is not controversial due to whether or not the Lord Jesus is sufficiently clear. No. The text presently before us is controversial due to the nature of the host of theological systems of thought we often bring to the text of God's Word. What was Jesus' attitude toward the Law of God? Does God do away with the Law He gave in the Old Testament? In what way is the Law of God fulfilled? Aren't Christians under grace? How are believers under the New Covenant supposed to relate to God's Law under the New Covenant? We hope to faithfully answer these questions and many more as we unpack this vitally important section of God's Word. My hope, as a pastor, is that God would use this study to transform us as a body and allow us to be used by Him to proclaim the excellencies of His Gospel and His Law. Soli Deo Gloria! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, October 4, 2015
Mar 02, 2020
Jesus & The Law Pt. 2
01:18:01
We are now beginning a very controversial portion of the Sermon on the Mount. It is not controversial due to whether or not the Lord Jesus is sufficiently clear. No. The text presently before us is controversial due to the nature of the host of theological systems of thought we often bring to the text of God's Word. What was Jesus' attitude toward the Law of God? Does God do away with the Law He gave in the Old Testament? In what way is the Law of God fulfilled? Aren't Christians under grace? How are believers under the New Covenant supposed to relate to God's Law under the New Covenant? We hope to faithfully answer these questions and many more as we unpack this vitally important section of God's Word. My hope, as a pastor, is that God would use this study to transform us as a body and allow us to be used by Him to proclaim the excellencies of His Gospel and His Law. Soli Deo Gloria! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, September 27, 2015
Feb 24, 2020
Jesus & The Law
00:59:27
We are now beginning a very controversial portion of the Sermon on the Mount. It is not controversial due to whether or not the Lord Jesus is sufficiently clear. No. The text presently before us is controversial due to the nature of the host of theological systems of thought we often bring to the text of God's Word. What was Jesus' attitude toward the Law of God? Does God do away with the Law He gave in the Old Testament? In what way is the Law of God fulfilled? Aren't Christians under grace? How are believers under the New Covenant supposed to relate to God's Law under the New Covenant? We hope to faithfully answer these questions and many more as we unpack this vitally important section of God's Word. My hope, as a pastor, is that God would use this study to transform us as a body and allow us to be used by Him to proclaim the excellencies of His Gospel and His Law. Soli Deo Gloria! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, September 20, 2015
Feb 24, 2020
Salt & Light Pt. 4
00:56:41
We are continuing our exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew. We call this series: The Kingdom of God. Matthew's Gospel contains the repeated affirmation of the rule and kingship of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus comes on time and as planned. His coming is not a "plan B" in the redemptive purposes of God within history. With that said, we must remember that the Old Testament promised that God was going to do something in history that changed the shape of history, people, and the world... forever. The Messiah was to rule in history. This rule would be redemptive in nature: it was about salvation. This salvation would extend to the ends of the earth and would bring forth the light of God, justice, and the law of God (Isaiah 2, 9, 11, & 42). The Lord Jesus sits upon the Mount and begins to pronounce His blessings of divine happiness upon His people. The Beatitudes wrap up with something that ought to give us a moment or two of meditation and thoughtful reflection. We are the preservative of the world. We are the means of God's grace for the darkness scattering and fleeing once and for all from the world. This is big. This little section says something about God's purpose for the people of God in the world. He means to use us for something. The truth that Jesus saves sinners must never been relinquished or abandoned. However, the lie that Jesus simply saves sinners must be repudiated and rejected with horror. God is remaking the world in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the beginning of the New Creation. We are all new creations in Jesus Christ. God intends on reshaping the world through the means of His people: the church. How? Let's open His Word. Soli Deo Gloria! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, September 13, 2015
Feb 17, 2020
Defying Tyrants is Obedience to God
01:03:57
With the recent lawless kidnapping of Kim Davis for Christian beliefs, it’s important for us to understand the law of God and God ordained spheres of authority. God, in the Scriptures, gives us a full orbed worldview. This includes law, procedural law, case law, laws regarding civil magistrates, interposition, and more. How are we to be salt and light in light of Kim Davis’ kidnapping? Jeff Durbin explains by starting in Matthew and then moving into Romans 13.
Feb 17, 2020
Salt & Light Pt. 3
01:03:50
We are continuing our exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew. We call this series: The Kingdom of God. Matthew's Gospel contains the repeated affirmation of the rule and kingship of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus comes on time and as planned. His coming is not a "plan B" in the redemptive purposes of God within history. With that said, we must remember that the Old Testament promised that God was going to do something in history that changed the shape of history, people, and the world... forever. The Messiah was to rule in history. This rule would be redemptive in nature: it was about salvation. This salvation would extend to the ends of the earth and would bring forth the light of God, justice, and the law of God (Isaiah 2, 9, 11, & 42). The Lord Jesus sits upon the Mount and begins to pronounce His blessings of divine happiness upon His people. The Beatitudes wrap up with something that ought to give us a moment or two of meditation and thoughtful reflection. We are the preservative of the world. We are the means of God's grace for the darkness scattering and fleeing once and for all from the world. This is big. This little section says something about God's purpose for the people of God in the world. He means to use us for something. The truth that Jesus saves sinners must never been relinquished or abandoned. However, the lie that Jesus simply saves sinners must be repudiated and rejected with horror. God is remaking the world in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the beginning of the New Creation. We are all new creations in Jesus Christ. God intends on reshaping the world through the means of His people: the church. How? Let's open His Word. Soli Deo Gloria! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, September 6, 2015
Feb 17, 2020
Salt and Light Pt. 2
01:14:11
We are continuing our exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew. We call this series: The Kingdom of God. Matthew's Gospel contains the repeated affirmation of the rule and kingship of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus comes on time and as planned. His coming is not a "plan B" in the redemptive purposes of God within history. With that said, we must remember that the Old Testament promised that God was going to do something in history that changed the shape of history, people, and the world... forever. The Messiah was to rule in history. This rule would be redemptive in nature: it was about salvation. This salvation would extend to the ends of the earth and would bring forth the light of God, justice, and the law of God (Isaiah 2, 9, 11, & 42). The Lord Jesus sits upon the Mount and begins to pronounce His blessings of divine happiness upon His people. The Beatitudes wrap up with something that ought to give us a moment or two of meditation and thoughtful reflection. We are the preservative of the world. We are the means of God's grace for the darkness scattering and fleeing once and for all from the world. This is big. This little section says something about God's purpose for the people of God in the world. He means to use us for something. The truth that Jesus saves sinners must never been relinquished or abandoned. However, the lie that Jesus simply saves sinners must be repudiated and rejected with horror. God is remaking the world in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the beginning of the New Creation. We are all new creations in Jesus Christ. God intends on reshaping the world through the means of His people: the church. How? Let's open His Word. Soli Deo Gloria! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, August 30, 2015
Jan 27, 2020
Salt and Light Pt. 1(Matt:513-16)
01:03:23
We are continuing our exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew. We call this series: The Kingdom of God. Matthew's Gospel contains the repeated affirmation of the rule and kingship of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus comes on time and as planned. His coming is not a "plan B" in the redemptive purposes of God within history. With that said, we must remember that the Old Testament promised that God was going to do something in history that changed the shape of history, people, and the world... forever. The Messiah was to rule in history. This rule would be redemptive in nature: it was about salvation. This salvation would extend to the ends of the earth and would bring forth the light of God, justice, and the law of God (Isaiah 2, 9, 11, & 42). The Lord Jesus sits upon the Mount and begins to pronounce His blessings of divine happiness upon His people. The Beatitudes wrap up with something that ought to give us a moment or two of meditation and thoughtful reflection. We are the preservative of the world. We are the means of God's grace for the darkness scattering and fleeing once and for all from the world. This is big. This little section says something about God's purpose for the people of God in the world. He means to use us for something. The truth that Jesus saves sinners must never been relinquished or abandoned. However, the lie that Jesus simply saves sinners must be repudiated and rejected with horror. God is remaking the world in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the beginning of the New Creation. We are all new creations in Jesus Christ. God intends on reshaping the world through the means of His people: the church. How? Let's open His Word. Soli Deo Gloria! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, August 23, 2015
Jan 27, 2020
Living With Hunger and Thirst(Matt 5:6)
01:07:29
Today we are going to unpack the truths surrounding the Lord Jesus' promise of blessing upon those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. Over the last couple of weeks I attempted to faithfully handle the biblical possibilities and meaning of the term righteousness in this verse. It seems unavoidably clear that the Lord Jesus' is speaking here of hungering and thirsting for true 'uprightness' or the righteousness that comes from a pure heart. How do we live in light of this blessing? Have you ever struggled with doubt, discouragement, and depression in your walk with the Lord? How do you maintain a hunger and thirst when we often feel conflicted and even defeated? Open the Word of the Living God. Let's seek His promises. Soli Deo Gloria! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder
Jan 20, 2020
Blessed Are The Merciful Pt. 2(Matt 5:7)
00:43:44
Isaac Banegas
Jan 20, 2020
Blessed Are The Merciful Pt. 1(Matt 5:7)
01:02:52
The Sermon on the Mount is the most popular sermon in the history of the world. In the beginning of the sermon, the Lord Jesus pronounces divine happiness (blessings) upon His people. He promises blessings upon His people for things that seem upside-down. Blessed are those who mourn? Blessed are the meek? Blessed are the persecuted? And in today's message: Blessed are the merciful. Seems out of place for many. What if we are wounded? What if we are abused? Doesn't God care about justice? Isn't God concerned with truth? How can Jesus pronounce divine blessedness upon those who are merciful and tell us that the mercy-ing ones are the ones who receive mercy? Open your Bibles and ask God to open your hearts and minds to this glorious truth. Soli Deo Gloria! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, May 3, 2015
Jan 07, 2020
Suffering for the Gospel(Matt 5:10-12)
01:00:10
This Lord's Day, we are going to explore God's Word about the subject of suffering for the cause of the Gospel. God calls us out of darkness and into His light. He then empowers us to live lives of obedience and delight in Him. The great joy we have set before us is to know God and to make Him known. I want to emphasize that: Joy. However, as we get on our beautiful feet to proclaim the Good News to the world we will inevitably be confronted with difficulty, persecution, and at times very serious suffering. How are we to walk through these moments? Let's get into His Word. Soli Deo Gloria! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, March 8, 2015
Jan 03, 2020
Preaching The Good News(Romans 10:14)
01:03:58
Gospel means "Good-news". In the Scriptures, it is referred to as Good-news of the Kingdom (Matthew 4) and God's Good-news (Romans 1). God is sovereign over salvation; down to every nut and every bolt of its accomplishment and its application. However, it's vitally important for us to remember that God uses the proclamation of the Gospel to bring His elect to Himself. We are the means of the grace of the Gospel when we proclaim it to the lost. God calls us, all of us, each and every one of us (Yes, you.), to bring the message of salvation in Christ into the very fabric of our daily lives. But, how do we do it? What do we say? Let's dig-in. No King but Christ! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, February 8, 2015
Jan 03, 2020
The Meek(Matt 5:5)
01:03:05
In the Lord Jesus' famous sermon on the mount, we have the promises of divine happiness upon the most unlikely (humanly speaking) of candidates. The poor, the mourners, and now, the meek. The promise of divine happiness upon the meek extends to a point that is very easy to miss. It's not that it is hard to miss. The Lord was not unclear or hiding His statements. We don't have to spend a few months in a seminary course learning how to translate Greek or about fancy systems of Biblical interpretation: Thank you, Professor Herman Newticks. That was a theological nerd joke for those of you paying attention. Jesus' statement was, and is, straightforward: "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." Inherit the earth. Did you catch it? Doesn't sound like what we're accustomed to hear- ing in our current context. That's why it's easy to miss. We can be so focused on es- caping this world, so focused on the evils around us, and so focused on what seems to be defeat all around us, that we can miss what is a clear and direct promise from the lips of our Savior: God's people will inherit the earth; not the wicked. Close your eyes. Take a breath. Meditate on that. Fix your eyes upon the Sovereign God Who controls the future and trust in His promises. The earth is the Lord's. No King but Christ! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, January 11, 2015
Dec 19, 2019
Blessed Are Those Who Mourn Pt. 2
00:56:35
This week let us ponder the words of Jesus' Sermon. These are the blessings: Matt 5:1-12 Soli Deo Gloria!
Dec 11, 2019
The Gospel of the Kingdom
00:50:56
(Apologies for the poor audio quality of the original recording) After spending a few days in Philadelphia at the Herald Society, I thought it would be a blessing to our community to share the message I preached at the conference. The men and women in attendance were bringing glory to God and testifying to how they were challenged by it. Note: the first 10-minutes of this message are missing. That does not detract from the sermon. Also, the audio itself is not superb, but, is still worthy to post. By God's grace, I pray that God stirs us. Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, October 26, 2014
Dec 10, 2019
Kingdom Precursor: John the Baptist Pt. 4(Matt 3:1-3)
00:50:45
(Apologies for the poor audio quality of the original recording) John the Baptist plays a significant role in the New Testament record. Many will be interested to know that John the Baptist was a well-known figure in the 1st-century outside of even the New Testament record. Flavius Josephus (a Pharisee and participant in the Roman vs. Jewish war) writes about John the Baptist's death at the hands of Herod. He says: “Now some of the Jews thought that the destruction of Herod's army came from God, and was a very just punishment for what he did against John called the baptist [the dipper]. For Herod had him killed, although he was a good man and had urged the Jews to exert themselves to virtue, both as to justice toward one another and reverence towards God, and having done so join together in washing-” Antiquities 18.5.2 116-119 What is the significance of the John the Baptist figure in God's story? Why is it compelling that John the Baptist came preaching repentance and that he was the forerunner of Messiah? Why is it doubly significant that John the Baptist preached about the "Kingdom of Heaven" being "at hand". I think the answer will anchor your heart to Jesus and might just transform your life and the world around you. No King but Christ! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, June 8, 2014
Dec 10, 2019
Kingdom Precursor: John the Baptist Pt. 2(Matt 3:1-3)
00:59:05
May 25, 2014 • Jeff Durbin • The Kingdom of God Share Download John the Baptist plays a significant role in the New Testament record. Many will be interested to know that John the Baptist was a well-known figure in the 1st-century outside of even the New Testament record. Flavius Josephus (a Pharisee and participant in the Roman vs. Jewish war) writes about John the Baptist's death at the hands of Herod. He says: “Now some of the Jews thought that the destruction of Herod's army came from God, and was a very just punishment for what he did against John called the baptist [the dipper]. For Herod had him killed, although he was a good man and had urged the Jews to exert themselves to virtue, both as to justice toward one another and reverence towards God, and having done so join together in washing-” Antiquities 18.5.2 116-119 What is the significance of the John the Baptist figure in God's story? Why is it compelling that John the Baptist came preaching repentance and that he was the forerunner of Messiah? Why is it doubly significant that John the Baptist preached about the "Kingdom of Heaven" being "at hand". I think the answer will anchor your heart to Jesus and might just transform your life and the world around you. No King but Christ! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, May 25, 2014
Dec 04, 2019
Matthew, Micah and Messiah's Inheritance
00:49:35
Matthew has prepared the ground. He has given us the marvelous announcement that the Davidic King had arrived. He had the right to the Messianic throne. He is the substance that all the prophecies were pointing to. The time had come. God was and is faithful. As we open Matthew chapter 2, I want to dwell on and think through the powerful promise that is quoted by Matthew from Micah. We often miss the beauty of what Matthew is thinking about because we don't go and put our eyes on the actual text that is being quoted. Look at the rest of Micah's text: And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth. When the Assyrian comes into our land and treads in our palaces, then we will raise against him seven shepherds and eight princes of men; Micah 5:4-5 And, this morning, we will celebrate this promise fulfilled. This morning we will talk about how God will use us in its continued fulfillment. Soli Deo Gloria! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, April 13, 2014
Nov 20, 2019
Jesus and the Story of Israel(Matt 2:1-6)
00:58:59
The Bible isn't a Hodge-podge of disconnected parts and pieces thrown together willy-nilly. The Bible is God's Revelation to the very image-bearers He placed in the world. The Bible is God's story. It is not only the very voice of God to mankind, it is the demonstration of His power in history, His immeasurable love and kindness, His mercy for sinners, and the unfathomable extent of His sovereign plan. That sovereign plan is over the macro and micro issues. It includes the whole story and the little bits in between. Part of that story is the story of Israel: a people chosen for God's own possession. And in Matthew chapter 2, we begin to see that Israel's story is actually the story of Jesus. Only, in Jesus, we have the fulfillment of what Israel (God's son) was supposed to be all along. In Jesus, we have the perfection of the image and light of God that humanity was expected to broadcast out into the world. Jesus' story is perfect. Jesus is the summary of what Israel was supposed to be. Matthew wants us to know. God kept His promises. He is in control. History is going where He wants it to go. Soli Deo Gloria! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, April 6, 2014
Nov 13, 2019
An Exposition of Matthew(Matt 1:1-17)
00:50:35
Tonight, we are going to witness the record of the covenant and promise keeping nature of our great and awesome God! Let's dig-in: 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 father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram,[a] 4 and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of David the king. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, 7 and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph,[b] 8 and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, 9 and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10 and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos,[c] and Amos the father of Josiah, 11 and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.12 And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel,[d] and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13 and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, 14 and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, 15 and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations. Matthew 1:1-17 Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, February 23, 2014
Nov 13, 2019
The Gospel According to Matthew
00:53:31
I am humbled and honored to begin our newest series at Apologia Church: The Kingdom of God: An Exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew God's people have been savoring the divine truths preserved for us in this book for 2,000-years. Think about that for a moment. We have the privilege of opening this treasure chest containing the story of the promised Messiah that our brothers and sisters drank deeply from long before us. Many of those in our spiritual lineage sealed their love for this book and their desire for you to know it with their own blood (in one way or another). That kind of thought causes me to pause and take a deep breath only to stare back at the page again in wonder. Sometimes I wonder how many sets of eyes scanned the text of Matthew. I sometimes wonder how many times certain passages were covered in tears. How many were tears of joy? How many tears dropped because despair was being lifted? How many tears dropped because someone approached the book and fell in love with Jesus for the first time and they painted these pages with salt? Only God knows how this book has been used. Only He knows what He intends to put into you as a result of committing yourself to owning the truths contained within its pages. There is so much to say. There is so much to learn. I can only begin this series thanking God. Thanking Him for using someone like me to even speak from it. Thanking Him for the gift of its preservation. And thanking Him for what He is doing in our lives through this book to bring about the exaltation of the Messiah throughout the whole world. No King but Christ! Jeff Durbin Lead Pastor/Elder Sunday, February 16, 2014
Nov 05, 2019