In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exposits 2 Chronicles 29 -- on King Hezekiah taking the throne and the very first thing he does -- open the doors to the Temple and reinstate a godly, lofty, exalted and prioritized view of worship!
Here are 6 marks of biblical reformation. May God bring this to OUR day as well!
"What Brings Great Joy to a Pastor & to a Parent?"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches thru the sad and tragic account of King Ahaz. It's a hugely important context internationally (cf. Isaiah 7). But here we see the devastating effects of idolatry and wickedness -- and yet we are pointed to the hope found in the Immanuel -- the virgin-born Son to come in the future. He is in fact God with us!
"Loyalty to the Truth & the Need to Be Walking in the Truth!"
Pastor Geoff teaches on how to boost your prayer life.
Blog/Podcast: How to Boost your Prayer Life
1 Samuel 1:15 — poured out my soul before the LORD….
Luke 5:16 - slip away into the wilderness and pray….
A POSSIBLE PRAYER-SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK...
MONDAY = PRAISE & WORSHIP
TUESDAY = CONFESSION & ASSURANCE
WEDNESDAY = MISSIONS, OUTREACH
THURSDAY = CHURCH FAMILY/PASTOR
FRIDAY = REVIVAL, EVANGELISM, PRAISE
SATURDAY = PREPARING FOR SUNDAY/WORSHIP/READ
also things to add/consider…
pray through your children daily (one child particularly each day of the week)
pray through a handful of fellow church members each day (5 or 7)
go through Psalms — read a verse, pray it, read the next verse, pray it, move on, etc.
take Paul’s prayers in Eph 1, 3, Phil 1, Col 1, etc. and pray them for your church
use the model prayer from our Lord in Matt 6 to guide you:
Glory of God (our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be your name…)
Kingdom of God (your kingdom come)
Will of God (your will be done)
needs of this life (give us this day our daily bread)
confession of sin (forgive us our trespasses
pursuit of holiness (lead us not into temptation, but deliver us…)
Psator Geoff teaches on How to manage time well:
Psalm 39:4 —
5. Resolved: Never lose one moment of time; but seize the time to use it in the most profitable way I possibly can. (Jonathan Edwards)
Speak with God Before Speaking with Men (Pray!)
Warm Your Heart with Biblical Truth (Read!)
Prioritize & Exert Diligence to Accomplish the Tasks (Effort!)
Do Even the Private and Smaller Duties Heartfully (Faithful!)
Make & Keep Time for your Marriage, Family & Church (Family!
6. Resolved: To live with all my might, …while I do live. (Jonathan Edwards)
CFBC Daily Word of Truth: LOVE YOUR CHURCH MORE.
Love your Church because…
it’s Christ’s Body
It’s God’s Plan for Your Growth
It’s a Costly Gift to Christ and to You
It’s your Spiritual Family
It’s the counterpoint of your ministry/service
It’s the refuge for your comfort, strengthening & joy
CFBC Daily Word of Truth: Attend Worship Weekly!
Psalm 122.1 & Heb 10.25
Aggressively Fight to Attend Weekly For the Following Reasons:
God is eminently worthy
Christ commands It
It protects & equips you (theologically/practically)
It nourishes you for the week
The lost must see your priorities
Your church family lacks without you