This sermon is part 2 on the study of the "Parable of the Soils."
Part 1 covered the overview of the parable, what parables are, why Jesus spoke in parables, and the first two soils -- the seed cast on the road and the seed cast on the rocky soil.
Part 2, in this message, covers the final two soils: the thorny soil and the good soil.
Take note that 3 of the 4 kinds of hearers of God's Word do not persevere and have no lasting fruit and are thus unconverted. Only 1 of the 4 soils that our Lord speaks about truly are converted.
Take care how you listen! He who has an ear, let him hear!
Examine yourself as you hear our Lord's teaching and make certain that you are in faith!
"Finding Hope in the Dark Despair [Depression] of Your Soul!"
Pastor Geoff preaches this 8-verse stanza (kaph in Hebrew) that deals with the dark despair of the soul. The psalmist battles many enemies who persecute him, they pursue his life, they set traps for him, his body wastes away, and he is emotionally in turmoil.
Nevertheless, God shows two towering ways to cope with the dark despair of the soul (=commonly called 'depression' today):
1. Commit yourself to fervent prayer
2. Resolve wholly to cling to Scripture
Listen to this teaching that incorporates biblical counseling, the sufficiency of Scripture, and the hope that is found in Christ and in His sovereign love.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the parable of the soils. The Lord Jesus, at a very important turning point in his public ministry, began teaching in parables to conceal spiritual truth from the masses who have rejected Him.
In this parable, Jesus tells of the seed of the Word which goes forth & there are four kinds of soils (=hearers). Three of them are unconverted while only one of them is truly saved.
This message journeys through the text and looks at it under four headings.
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel during the busy lunch hour in downtown Clayton, MO. He preaches Romans 10:9-10 and speaks about how faith alone in Jesus Christ is all that is needed to be saved!
Listen to this gospel pleading on the streets inviting all to come & embrace a sufficient Savior!
"Earnestly Desiring to Accelerate in Godliness & Be An Example to Others"
Pastor Geoff preaches the next stanza of 8-verses in Psalm 119 [the 'teth' stanza] which centers on the theme of the "Goodness of God." God is good & all that God does is good. God even brings afflictions for our good and by His good grace.
This message provides 6 ways that the goodness of God is manifested in these 8 verses.
Pastor Geoff preaches the next stanza in Psalm 119 (the chet stanza of 8 verses -- vv.57-64). The theme of these verses is hurrying to obey God with all your heart. The theme is walking, obeying, keeping, doing, following God.
But the motive is found in verse 57 - God is my portion! He is my fullness! He is my all in all!
Listen to these 3 compelling reasons to hurry to obey God!
Revelation 17 is the chapter that Pastor Geoff works through in this message. This deals with the "harlot", the woman, that John saw in his vision. This is undoubtedly the city of Babylon.
Revelation 17-18 is the fulfillment of what is left unfulfilled in Jeremiah 50-51 when God pronounced everlasting doom & desolation upon Babylon of old. Since it has never been fulfilled (even up to the present), Revelation 17-18 is the final fulfillment & destruction of Babylon.
This city will be the center of false religion, persecution of Christians, and Babylon will ride upon the "Beast" (the Antichrist) during the future Tribulation.
"The Downfall of a Society: Being Abandoned by God Because of the Idolatrous Love of Sin!"
Pastor Geoff preaches through Romans 1:18-32: the downfall of a society.
The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness who suppress the truth. All men know about God but they suppress that truth. And because they exchange the worship of the one, true God for anything else, God eventually gives a people (society, civilization) over to their own selfish, sinful, corrupt lusts of the heart.
God gives a people over to...
1. Sexual Immorality
3. A Depraved Mind
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff works through the eternal, unchanging, authoritative, & sufficient Word of God and proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ!
"Why Homosexuality Is Sinful: It Provides No Hope of Eternal Salvation"
In this final conclusion to the audio-blog series on "Why homosexuality is sinful", this final session proclaims the full gospel and calls on all people to turn from sin and to flee to Jesus Christ!
The only hope that the homosexuals have is found only at Calvary -- where Jesus Christ died for His people.
The offer is extended to all people listening to repent (turn from) of sin and to turn to the Lord Jesus Christ alone in saving faith.
God is willing to receive sinners! The day of mercy is now available! Come to Christ & live!
Pastor Geoff provides another reason why homosexuality (same-sex marriage) is sinful: because those who engage in this lifestyle, promote same-sex marriage, and those who condone it, attempt to play God by defining God's institution of marriage.