In preparing for two baptisms, Pastor Geoff works through these final verses in the "Sermon on the Mount" as the Lord calls those who listen to His sermon to enter through the narrow gate, to examine their "fruit", and to "listen to and act upon" what He has commanded.
Those who believe and surrender to Christ's Lordship must be baptized.
"A Primer on the 1,000 Year Millennium When Jesus Reigns on Earth!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on 1 Thess 5:14 and shows the utter sufficiency of God's Word to help every Spirit-indwelt believer to counsel one another. Indeed, every Christian is competent to counsel.
Listen to this sermon and apply the principles so you can be equipped to minister the truth of God's Word to other believers so as to produce Godly change and replace the bad, sinful patterns with good, righteous habits!
"Take Care How You Listen To and Apply Every Sermon!"
Geoff clarifies the mission of CFBC and then expresses the vision of the Church and how it is to be a disciple-making church. Then he provides some goals and some practical ways to achieve the vision of the Church.
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"How Should You Relate to Your Shepherds in the Local Church?"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff begins the final major section of 1 Thess -- responsibilities in church life. In 5:12-13, Paul tells the Thessalonian church how they must relate to, respect, and honor their leadership/shepherds.
Listen to this sermon & apply the specific applications so that you can obediently honor & respect your leadership!
"God Saves People During the Tribulation: Are You Washed?"
Listen to this sermon as Geoff teaches on 2 groups that God will save during the Tribulation: (1) 144,000 Jewish people [12,000 from each tribe] and (2) people from every nation, tribe, people, and language. God always has a witness!
Be washed in the blood of the Lamb!
"Be Alert Concerning the Times of the End; Don't Be Sleeping!"
In this verse-by-verse exposition of 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Pastor Geoff provides five ways that you can live so as to be ready for the coming of the LORD. He shows that we as believers are not appointed for the day of God's wrath but rather for the obtaining of salvation through Jesus Christ!
Listen to & apply this sermon.
"What Happens to Believers Who Die & The Rapture of the Church?"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches 1 Thess 4:13-18 on the coming of the Lord Jesus for His people. This text discusses how the dead in Christ will rise first & then how living saints will be raptured up/caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Listen to this practical sermon on Christ's coming for His church!
"The Coming Tribulation — Flee from God's Wrath to Come!"
Pastor Geoff continues the examination of biblical texts that show that God will spiritually save and physical restore Israel in the future end-times. Listen to these Scriptures that Geoff examines tonight & apply the concluding principles to your life!
"God is Faithful—There Will Be a Future Salvation & Future Restoration for Israel!"
Beginning the series on end-times, Pastor Geoff provides the big picture in talking about God's faithfulness to His people, Israel. He shows that the future Kingdom on earth where Jesus will rule and reign will be the fulfillment of many of the promises Listen to & apply this sermon!
Listen to pastor Geoff give a passionate evangelistic call from Revelation 6 as he talks about the future judgment of God which will come upon all the unrepentant. Be saved from the wrath of the one who sits on the throne & from the wrath of the Lamb! Flee to Jesus Christ for salvation!
"Dear Flock — Love Each Other & Excel at Christian Work!" Part 2
Pastor Geoff continues the practical commands of Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4 and talks about work. In this sermon, he provides some helpful truths from this text on how we can work in such a way as to glorify God, evangelize others & not exploit the church. Form your biblical theology of work & then begin working out that biblical theology of work!
Geoff preaches 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 where Paul challenges us to excel still more in our love for one another. Geoff exposits this passage of Scripture & shows how we can practically love one another.
"Jesus Is the Sovereign King & He Is Worthy of Your Worship!"
Geoff preaches on the sovereignty of Jesus Christ as the only One who can take the scroll of God's judgment and break the seals. He is the Lion from the tribe of Judah who alone has purchased for God men with his own blood from every tribe, tongue, people & nation. Listen to this & believe in the gospel of Christ!
Pastor Geoff carefully looks at a number of Scriptures as a number of issues are addressed in this sermon: (1) what does baptism symbolize, (2) who should be baptized, (3) how should people be baptized, (4) what was the pattern in the early church, and (5) is it all that important of a matter anyway?
Listen to and apply this very important message concerning the doctrinal position of baptism at CFBC.
In this sermon Pastor Geoff continues his plea to passionately pursue sexual purity. In this series, he provides 8 ways that you can pursue purity. Tonight he covers part 2:
1. Flee sexual immorality
2. Control your body
3. Reject lustful passions
4. Know God intimately
5. Honor your brothers
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the background of sexual immorality in the ancient Roman World (in Thessalonica) and then he provides, from the text, the first of eight pointsso that we can all fight against lust & delight supremely in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Listen to and apply this sermon.
"Creationism & Evolution; It Really Does Matter—Examining the Biblical Texts"
In this Super Study, Pastor Geoff declares that CFBC unashamedly confesses the literal, historical-narrative reading of Genesis 1-2 which inevitably leads one to a young-earth, divine-fiat, sovereign, supernatural, unrepeatable viewpoint on Creation.
Listen to this helpful sermon & the discussion at the end.
"Knowing the Will of God" — A Guide for Biblical Decision Making
Geoff provides clarification for the different ways that the will of God occurs in Scripture. Then he provides a host of practical questions to ask while making those decisions that are not specifically or directly spelled out in God's Word. Listen to and apply this sermon!