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.
"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.
"Why Homosexuality Is Sinful: It Destroys a People & Sends Them to Hell"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through Psalm 119. This 8-verse stanza [the Hebrew 'vav' stanza] deals with salvation according to the Word of God as it comes from the lovingkindnesses of God.
And the following verses all show the effects that this salvation will have in the believer's life.
Listen to this message & be reminded that salvation in Christ, from God's love, through repentance & faith, produces necessary effects!
This message covers Revelation 16 -- the chapter that speaks to the seven bowl (vial) judgments that God will dispense near the end of the future, seven-year Tribulation period.
These are some of the most global, widespread, and devastating plagues that the world has ever seen!
It paves the way for the 2nd advent of Jesus Christ (Rev 19:11ff).
All those who repent and trust in Christ alone, however, are absolutely saved from the wrath of God (1 Thess 1:9-10; 1 Thess 5:9). Christ promises to keep His church out of the hour of trial that will come upon the world (Rev 3:10)!
Take comfort, be courageous & share the gospel with the lost!
In this lengthy account, John the Baptist battles with some doubts as to whether Jesus is in fact the "Expected One". Jesus gently, compassionately & biblically reminds John of who He really is (from texts in Isaiah) and reminds the people that John is the greatest of those born of women -- yet anyone born in the new era (under the New Covenant) have far more blessings and benefits that John enjoyed.
This message provides 7 ways for you to battle with doubt in your life.
Pastor Geoff preaches this unit of Psalm 119 -- the unit of 8 verses, vv.33-40 -- and shows how God's Word gives the sufficient guidance so we can know His will.
-what is God's will for my life?
-who should I marry?
-what job should I take?
-where should I live?
Many of the questions of life demand good answers. The Word provides the biblical framework -- the parameters, the boundaries -- so that we pray fervently, trust the Scripture & rely on the Spirit of God to live within those boundaries.
When we're doing that, we're free to choose the desires of our hearts.
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Luke. This account in Luke 7:11-17 shows how Jesus is in fact the true prophet of God as He raises a widow's son from the dead. By His spoken Word alone, Jesus Christ raises the dead -- he gives life to dead men by His grace & by His initiative.
This historical account also pictures the spiritual reality of regeneration.
This sermon provides 4 ways that we can go back in time and see and experience the events as they unfolded in the ancient city of Nain.
In this Revelation 15 message, Pastor Geoff shows how this chapter serves as the introduction to Revelation 16 -- the seven bowl judgments that God will dispense near the conclusion of the future-seven-year Tribulation period. This chapter, however, speaks of the Redeemed in heaven and how they are singing to & praising God (nearly all their phrases come directly from Old Testament scriptures).