Pastor Geoff answers the question: "What if a pastor/elder continues in sin?" What if a pastor does not repent of a known sin and brings reproach on Christ, no longer lives a blameless/above-reproach life?
How should this situation be handled with a pastor/elder who persists in sin?
The Bible, in 1 Timothy 5:20, provides clear biblical help in this situation.
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the Book of Psalms and teaches Psalm 77 on how to have God-Saturated Thinking. The question that the psalm poses is this: "In the troubles of today, how do you find hope and strength for tomorrow?"
The psalm answers the question by directing our focus off of self and on to God and His faithful, supreme, glorious character.
Pastor Geoff continues the audio-blog on biblical church leadership. The question is often asked: "Who appoints elders in a local church?" Should it be a vote by everyone present? Should it be the church's designation? Should a man be designated into the office and appointed by other godly, gifted, qualified elders/leaders?
Pastor Geoff preaches on 1 Kings 18, the familiar account of the contest between Elijah and the prophets of Baal. In this sermon, Pastor Geoff speaks on the chapter and tells the (historical) story/account. Then, he provides 4 specific ways that we must apply the text to our own lives.
Don't waver! Don't hesitate! Don't be lukewarm! Stand courageously for the LORD since He alone is God!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the series on the gospel-centered family. Here, he preaches on how singles (both the young not-yet-marrieds, those twenty/thirty-somethings and widows and those who are divorced) can maximize their singleness for "undistracted devotion to the Lord" (1 Cor 7:35).
A number of very practical points are brought out in this sermon. Listen & apply the text!
Pastor Geoff open air preaches at the Central West End Metrolink station at Barnes Hospital. This is a gospel presentation about new life and the new birth and God's sovereignty from John 11.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues his exposition of 1 Corinthians 1-2 at the Senior Living Home in St Louis, Missouri. Here, he exhorts the elderly to learn from the Apostle Paul and his 3 non-negotiables for Christian living and Christian ministry:
1. The plan of God
2. The passion for Christ
3. The power of the Spirit
Listen to this gospel message.
"A Gospel-Centered Marriage: God's Design for Your Home!"