Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 2 on the Sunday prior to the election (2016) and shows how we must have an exalted & grand view of Jesus Christ, the King. He deserves worship. He is the glorious Son of God who will conquer & crush all His enemies. Yet, God, out of His infinite mercy, provides ONE refuge from the coming anger of Jesus -- trusting in Him alone by faith and 'kissing the Son' in humble, unreserved submission & delight.
"Right Thinking About God: The Supreme, Holy Judge!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 147 at the CFBC prayer meeting to prepare the flock to meet with God in prayer. This psalm focuses the hearts of the readers on God. God is mentioned or referred to more than 40 times in this 20-verse psalm! Worship is, and always must be, God-centered. It must focus on God and who He is and what He has done!
Praise God for His WORTHINESS
Praise God for His WILLINGNESS
Praise God for His WORDS
"Praise the LORD for He Alone Is Worthy of Your Trust!"
Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through the Book of Psalms and teaches on this triumphant psalm of trust. The psalmist exhorts us to NOT trust in man but to only trust in Jehovah!
Listen to the 11 towering reasons to trust only in the LORD God Almighty!
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel at a Senior Living facility in St Louis, MO as he preaches Psalm 92 to the elderly and shows how even in old age men and woman can be like fruitful, prosperous, vibrant, strong trees.
"A Prayer for Rescue: Preparing & Fighting Thru Spiritual Warfare!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 141 -- an evening prayer for 'closing each day with God.' In this psalm we learn from David how to pray in the evening & some key elements that should characterize our evening petitions:
1) hear me!
2) sanctify me!
3) protect me!
Listen to this psalm expounded & be a doer of the Word as well as a hearer!
"How to Respond When Others Slander & Verbally Abuse You"
In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches on how to respond in a Godly way when others slander and verbally abuse you.
In the present day in which we live, slanders, verbal assaults, and accusations will fly our way in increasing measure as we live for and serve Christ as King! So let us prepare now for when those slanderous darts fly our way & penetrate our lives. Let us never retaliate but run to God in prayer!
the PDF is available at www.CFBCSTL.org/sermons
"Cultivate a Lofty View of God & Then Respond with Humility, Worship & Awe!"
In this audio blog, pastor Geoff provides the plea that we desperately need revival in our day. And furthermore, he shows why we should pray for revival. Finally, he concludes that God uses certain means whereby He brings revival to His people.
We need to pray for revival...
1. for the sake of God
2. for the sake of the Church
3. for the sake of the lost
4. for the sake of the gospel
5. for the sake of eternity
Let us call on God & take hold of God that He might rend the heavens and come down with mighty power upon us!
"Soul-Wrenching, Life-Shaking Pain: How to Endure It! ... Then and Now"
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the Book of Psalms and heralds this glorious 'thanksgiving' psalm which calls all the people of God (in an antiphonal/responsive way): "Give thanks to the LORD for He is good!"
This psalm calls us to thank God & remember that His covenant-loyal love endures forever. Thank God for His...
Listen to this psalm & let's all chant from the heart & without end: "For His lovingkindness is everlasting!"
"Praise God! Our Good & Great God Deserves Your Praise!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 135 and shows how God is good, great, glorious & gracious. This praise-hymn has a 3-fold structure:
1. the INVITATION to praise God
2. the REASONS to praise God
3. the RE-INVITATION/RE-AFFIRMATION to praise God
This God-centered hymn beckons us to praise our infinitely worthy & magnificently Triune and eternally unchanging God!
Psalm 134 is the last of the 15 'songs of ascents' (Psalms 120-134) which was the pilgrim's mini-hymnal that they would sing as they traveled from their homes to Zion for the 3 pilgrimage festivals (Passover, Booths, Pentecost).
In Psalm 134, we are told to 'bless the LORD.' This psalm teaches us about true worship.
In this sermon we learn about:
the PREEMINENCE of worship
the PRAISE of worship
the PEOPLE of worship
the PURITY of worship
the POSTURE of worship
the PLACE of worship
the PERSON of worship
the PATH of worship
May God awaken His people today as to the unspeakable privilege and the glorious duty of worshiping Him in spirit and truth.
Pastor Geoff provides 6 declarative statements about UNITY among the people of God from Psalm 133.
This message exposes how essential church unity is among the people of God. This message contains many examples of attitudes and actions that DESTROY church unity and also those attitudes and actions that PROMOTE church unity.
Then the message concludes by showing how we at CFBC can have church unity.
"You Can Trust In Your Faithful God! The Blessings of God Upon the Place of Worship!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 132 which is an important theological, historical, poetic, God-centered masterpiece to instruct the people of God about the faithfulness of God, His unfailing covenant with David (and David's royal lineage), and the blessings that come upon God's place of worship!
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 130 and shows how this chapter reveals God's gospel -- for it is all about God! This is the Romans 3 of the Old Testament.
If God should mark our iniquities. That is, if God kept a record of them or if God imputed them to our account, who could possibly stand? Answer: none of us. Actually, there is One who could stand -- the Lord Jesus Christ. But God crushed Him so that we, who could not stand, may stand by faith in Christ and as we stand in His righteousness!
Listen to this magnificent psalm as it is explained and as the gospel of God's grace is trumpeted forth!
"Anti-Semitism: Then & Now. God Remains Faithful!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 128 which deals with family life and the joys thereof as the fear of God pervades the home.
In this psalm, God provides instructions for all people to fear God & to walk in His Ways, for the wife to make her abode and work in the home, and for the children to surround the table of the parents as they grow in grace, strength, vigor, and understanding of the fear of God.
Listen to the exposition of this text so that we can glorify Christ and have families that fear God & walk in His ways!
"Seeking the Blessing of God in the Building of Your Home"
Pastor Geoff continues the sermon series thru the Book of Psalms. Psalms 127 & 128 are twins as they deal with domestic issues.
Psalm 127 shows that the Godly home depends upon God and His blessing in all matters of life -- especially child-rearing.
Psalm 128 shows that the blessing of God falls upon the home that fears the LORD & walks in His ways.
Psalm 127 looks at the need to depend on God and especially the need to recover a biblical ATTITUDE toward children, biblical ACTIONS toward our children, and biblical INFLUENCE over our children.
Listen to this message & what it means that children are our "arrows".