Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 130 and shows how this chapter reveals God's gospel -- for it is all about God! This is the Romans 3 of the Old Testament.
If God should mark our iniquities. That is, if God kept a record of them or if God imputed them to our account, who could possibly stand? Answer: none of us. Actually, there is One who could stand -- the Lord Jesus Christ. But God crushed Him so that we, who could not stand, may stand by faith in Christ and as we stand in His righteousness!
Listen to this magnificent psalm as it is explained and as the gospel of God's grace is trumpeted forth!
Pastor Geoff teaches through Luke 22:31ff which is the final conversation in Luke's gospel while Jesus is with the eleven disciples still in the Upper Room after they had the Passover Meal and after Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper.
The 3 crucial lessons are:
1. Satan wants to destroy you
2. Jesus powerfully prays for you.
3. It will be a fierce ministry before you
May God write His eternal truths upon our hearts as we study God's Word, verse by verse, together.
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Psalm 119 and teaches on the Ayin Stanza (vv.121-128) and shows how the psalmist, as the servant of the LORD, receives much oppression from arrogant enemies. Yet even in this situation, he depends on God and he prizes God's Word.
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Philippians and begins the introductory section on Paul's praying for these believers. In these opening verses of 1:3-5, Paul expresses why he prays for and gives thanks to God for them.
He prays for every single saint by name. He intercedes for them in fervent and urgent entreaties to God. He loves them and prays for the believers with joy.
Let us learn from Paul's example and emulate this as we pray for one another in the local church.
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"3 Things to Be Actively Praying for & Observing In Your Local Church!"
Pastor Geoff concludes Luke 12 and preaches the unit where Christ was addressing the massive crowds (Luke 12.1, many thousands) and here in this paragraph Jesus exhorts all the hearers to urgently make a decision to be reconciled to God through Christ before it's too late.
The door of grace is open! The door of opportunity is available! Come to Christ now! Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts!
"4 Reasons Why You Should Be an Active Member of a Local Church"
Pastor Geoff provides 5 traits for godly leadership.
1. Prayerful (dependent)
2. Biblical (theological -- men of God; men who pursue God)
3. Trustworthy (integrity)
4. Humble (servants)
5. Encouragers (care about others genuinely; seek to delegate to others; use others; train others; support & encourage them)
Pastor Geoff provides helps for interpeting the Book of Revelation properly:
Interpret the Book of Revelation:
Canonically (how it fits into the canon at large)
Remember: God does not wish to HIDE truth from us.
Remember the Genre - it is prophecy, prophetic literature (from God/re: the future)
Remember the OT - interpret Scripture with Scripture
Remember authorial intent — what did the A/author mean by what he wrote
Remember progressive relation - start w/ OT & build on this foundation when coming to Revelation & NT
Remember straightforward, plain, normal interp - interpret it normally whenever this is permitted by the context or comparing scripture with Scripture
Remember figures of speech & symbols - note the key words: “Like/As"
Pastor Geoff preaches at the Brookes Bible College Graduation Ceremony on May 14, 2016. In this message and charge to the graduates, Pastor Geoff exhorts them to remember 5 non-negotiables in the Christian life as we learn from the example of Epaphras.