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!
Pastor Geoff preaches on the story (parable) of the wicked vine-growers who worked the owner's vineyard and mistreated the slaves he repeatedly sent over and over and over. All this symbolized the history of Israel and their rejection of God and of His Beloved Son, Jesus the Messiah.
See the story about Israel
See the prophecy about Christ
See the judgment on unbelievers
Be warned! Don't trip over this Stone who is Christ and be judged! Don't let Him fall on you in utter judgment & irresistible wrath! Come to Christ, the Beloved Son and know Him as Savior!
Pastor Geoff preaches on the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Two men. Two deaths. Two destinies. The rich man who lived comfortably in this life immediately went to hell at death. The poor man who had nothing in this life immediately went to heaven at death.
This sermon also provides 13 sobering realities about eternal hell that we need to understand.
"A Self-Righteous Man & A Desperately Humble Man!"
Pastor Geoff preaches at the Senior Living Home in Ellisville, MO and preaches on the Tax Collector and the Pharisee and the parable Jesus tells of these two men going up to the Temple to pray.
One is the self-righteous man -- the Pharisee -- who praises himself all throughout his prayer. He dies in his futile self-exaltation and is humbled as he eternally goes to hell.
The other is the desperately humble man -- the tax-collector -- and he humbles himself and begs for God's mercy -- His propitiation -- so that he can be saved. He humbles himself and is exalted at death to enter heaven: all by God's grace!
"An Intriguing Question on Marriage, the Resurrection, & the Afterlife!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff teaches on the odd, hypothetical question that the Sadducees raise to Jesus in order to show that his doctrine of the resurrection is totally illogical & foolish.
Jesus responds with brilliant directness & clarity. He shows that there IS a future resurrection and He shows it with a theological argument and an exegetical (biblical) argument.
Learn from our Savior and see how masterful and clear He responds to those who posed this question to Him.
"Anna: A Faithful, Aged Saint! Learn How to Grow Old to God's Glory!"
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Luke's Gospel and here he focuses on Anna (2:36-38) — a propetess who served God until the age of 84, even as a widow. She worshiped with passion, with hunger, with prayer, with fastings, with evangelism.
She was a woman after God's own heart. This character, Anna, models not only for all women but for every senior saint (the 'aged') how to live in undistracted worship & undiminished praise in the elderly years.
Pastor Geoff preaches on Christ's healing of the 10 lepers and the return of the one to worship and give thanks to Christ. This is a message not only on gratitude but also on the sovereign glory of Christ & His grace toward the outcast sinners (like the lepers, even a Samaritan leper!).
Pastor Geoff preaches in the chapel at Brookes Bible Institute in St Louis, Missouri. In this sermon, he pleads with the students and faculty to be constant in prayer and never lose heart!
He works through the parable and then exhorts the listeners to pray constantly, frequently, expectantly, boldly, and joyfully. He then provides 5 reasons why believers should pray and never lose heart.
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Luke and teaches Luke 12:41-48 as our Lord teaches the crowds that all must be ready for the coming of the Son of Man.
Those who know the Master's will and do not act accordingly and prepare themselves will receive many lashes (in hell). Those who do not know his will but still do deeds worthy of condemnation will receive but few (in hell).
With greater light and exposure to the gospel, the condemnation of sinners will be greater. Don't fall into the lowest depths of hell from the pew of your bible-teaching church! With much light comes great responsibility!
"Behold the Man of Sorrows! Jesus Prophesies His Own Rejection!"
In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches the entire unit of Luke 3:1-18 and shows how John the Baptist came from God and preached an urgent — and necessary — message of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Listen to the message of the forerunner of the Messiah. Listen to how serious he took sin. And yet notice how humble he was in that he pointed all attention to Christ, the Coming One!
"Bless the LORD: He Has Accomplished Redemption for His People!"
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the first chapter of Luke and in this message, he preaches on Zecharias's prophecy/song of praise.
Zecharias brings three Old Testament covenants (Davidic, Abrahamic, and the New) into his prophecy and shows how they all point to and find fulfillment in Jesus Christ and in His great plan of redemption.
"Christ's Instructions on Forgiveness, Faith & Faithfulness!"
This message concludes the long discourse that Jesus gave with both the disciples & the Pharisees present (15:1-17:10) and here our Lord provides 3 crucial lessons for all of His disciples...
1. TOTAL Forgiveness
2. TRIUMPHANT Faith
3. TIRELESS Faithfulness
Listen to this exposition & apply these ambitions to your life to be an obedient & glad disciple in the blessed Lord!
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.
"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).
"Endeavor to Emulate the Unflinching Courage of John the Baptist!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Luke 6:43-45 in the final "exhortation" section of Christ's Sermon on the Mount. In this portion of the sermon, he has just pleaded with the crowds to enter through the narrow gate and how he shows them WHY they must do so -- because the heart is the root that brings forth fruit. He shows that one's conduct, thoughts, words, and ways of life all come from the heart.
Listen to this message & examine your own heart & the fruit of your life that reveals what kind of tree you are!
"Father Forgive Them..." Jesus' Words from the Cross
Pastor Geoff preaches on the healing of Blind Bartimaeus as Jesus approaches Jericho before the final week (Passion week) of His life. This is a remarkable healing account and in this sermon, pastor Geoff provides 4 remarkable truths so that we can follow the story as Luke unfolds it for us.
We must ask ourselves if we see our salvation-story in the healing of the blind man. The desperate condition meets sovereign grace. And then the instantaneous healing of Christ results in discipleship, obedience, and rejoicing.
Has this happened to you? If not, come to Christ by faith alone today!
"God Thunders in the Silence—The Announcement of the Birth of John the Baptist"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Luke and shows how God acts in human history for his glory. God announces the coming birth of John the Baptist to Zechariah, who was ministering as a priest in the Temple.
Learn three very important, yet practical, lessons.
"God's Overwhelming Forgiveness Resulting in Your Humble Love for the Savior!"
Pastor Geoff teaches on living in light of the Lord's coming. We must be observant of the signs of the times and we must always be on the alert and watchful so that the day of His coming does not take people by surprise.
Let all God's people heed the words of Christ and be alert, sober, ready and anticipating His soon-return!