Pastor Geoff answers a very common question: "Can I live together with my boyfriend/girlfriend before marriage?" Even though one may not be married yet, many Christians quickly affirm: "we're not intimate together and for whatever reason we find it best to just live together."
Pastor Geoff shows why this is sinful. Three biblical reasons why it is sinful for people to co-habit and live together before marriage:
Listen to this audio-blog.
"Do Not Worry! The Sin of Worry & the Divine Remedy for It!"
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the Gospel of Luke & preaches 12:22-34 on the 'sin of worry.' Even though all people battle with sin and anxiety it is not to be tolerated and shoved aside as simply an 'issue' that everyone deals with.
It is sin and we must call it such. And there is, by God's glorious grace & clear revelation, a divine remedy for the sin of worry/anxiety -- faith in God & active, intentional & frequent thanksgiving to God (Phil 4:6ff).
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!
Pastor Geoff preaches John 3:3 on the streets of North Hollywood at the Metro station in the early morning rush.
He preaches during the Shepherd's Conference outreach with many men from around the nation who have gathered together to worship the LORD at the conference and to proclaim Christ and Him crucified on the streets of Los Angeles.
In this audio-blog, Pastor Geoff provides answers as to why he is premillennial in his end-times framework. That is to say, premillennialism teaches that Jesus returns before (pre-) the future, earthly millennial kingdom (millennium).
So, why premillennialism?
1. Normal, Plain Hermeneutic
2. Progressive Revelation of Scripture
3. The Faithfulness of God
4. Future Restoration of the Nation of Israel [Restoration of Israel]
5. The Sovereign Regeneration of God's People, Israel [Salvation of Israel]
6. The Universal, Earthly Kingship of Jesus Christ [Davidic Covenant]
Listen to Pastor Geoff elaborate on these six reasons and why they lead to a premillennial eschatological framework.
Pastor Geoff continues preaching expositionally & verse by verse through this discourse in Luke 12:1 which continues through Luke 13:9. He teaches before myriads of people who swarm him as he travels in the open air.
In this message, Jesus warns His listeners to be on guard against every form of greed (or, covetousness).
This message defines greediness, cautions against greediness, illustrates greediness, explains how to mortify (kill) greediness, and shows why God indicts greediness.
Listen to this message & draw near to Christ with fervent love for Him in your soul!
Pastor Geoff urges many passers-by in downtown Clayton, MO to repent of sin and flee to Christ while they still have time! This occurred during a lunch-hour as Pastor Geoff preached the gospel of Jesus Christ & pleaded with sinners to fly to Christ for refuge!
Pastor Geoff preaches Daniel 12:1-2 on the streets of St Louis during a busy afternoon rush and he teaches on the certainty, the finality, and the place of future judgment. He also calls all to repent of sin & come to Christ!
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.
"Sins That You Must Guard Against As Followers of Christ!"
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.
Pastor Geoff pleads with sinners on the streets of ST Louis & shows how sinful all humanity is & how Christ is God's provision to escape punishment for our sin. No one can ward off God's hand.
"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 continues the exposition through Luke's gospel and concludes chapter 11 with the lunch 'meal-scene' that Jesus has at the home of a Pharisee. In this astounding text, our sovereign Lord pronounces six 'woe' (eternally damning) curses upon the Pharisees and the lawyers [=scribes] of the day. He exposes their hypocrisy, their pride, and their hatred for the people of God and for the Lord Himself.
Listen to this message and 'examine yourself & see whether you are in the faith'. Make sure these 7 marks do NOT describe you. For if they do, you must repent, turn from your sin and trust in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation from divine judgment.