This sermon is an exposition of 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 at the chapel of Brookes Bible College in St Louis, MO. Pastor Geoff exhorts the men and women to learn from Paul's example when ministry is tough, and sheep are biting. How do you respond?
Rather than responding impatiently, emotionally, impulsively, or unwisely, we must THANK before we SPANK. Paul models this in 1 Cor 1.
Paul gives thanks for...
1. God's amazing grace (4)
2. God's profound wisdom (5-6)
3. God's triumphant promises (7-8)
4. God's faithful character (9)
"Seize Upon All the Benefits of the Protection of God's Wisdom!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Ephesians 4:29 on how believers who have been changed by the grace of God must now LIVE OUT godliness by PUTTING OFF the old sinful patterns and PUTTING ON new habits of godliness.
Verse 29 teaches how to speak.
1. Speak no rotten words (29)
2. Speak edifying & timely words (29)
3. Seek to bless others & not grieve God (30)
"Proof of God's Great Love: God's Discipline. The What, Why & How of Discipline"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff teaches on the very important & relevant topic of discipline -- God's, Fatherly discipline.
In working through Proverbs 3:11-12 (and Hebrews 12:3-11), we see one of the great proofs of God's abundant & steadfast love -- His fatherly discipline.
1. Embrace God's discipline (v.11)
2. Remember God's love (v.12)
Acts 15.35 - Paul and Barnabas … teaching and preaching the Word of the Lord…
Authorial intent (2 Tim 2.15)
Care for every word (2 Tim 3.16)
Hard work (1 Tim 4)
Desperate prayer (Acts 6.4)
Progressive revelation (1 Pet 2)
Exalting the Word (Ps 119)
Divine illumination (1 Cor 2)
Ministerial courage (1 Thess 2)
Expounding the meaning (Rom 10)
Thoughtful application (Acts 2.38)
"The Sufficient Sacrifice of Jesus Christ Your Savior!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Hebrews 10 at New Community Church (St Louis) on WHY the death/crosswork of Jesus Christ is REALLY sufficient. How do we know His work really is *ENOUGH*?
1. Because of the inadequacy of the Law
2. Because of the majesty of the Son
3. Because of the singularity of the Atonement
"Put Off Stealing & Put On Hard Work & Generous Giving!"
This sermon covers the next illustration of the PUT OFF // PUT ON teaching that Paul gives in Ephesians 4. Here Paul calls the believers to:
1. Put off stealing
2. Put on working
3. Give out generously
"Wisdom Is What You Need For Life! 6 Fatherly Imperatives!"
Pastor Geoff exposits Proverbs 3:1-12 and proclaims these "fatherly imperatives" as we see God's "Truth for Youth" in this profound section of wisdom literature.
The 6 fatherly imperatives for us are:
1. Treasure God's Word
2. Emulate your God
3. Trust your God
4. Live with humility
5. Give with generosity
6. Embrace God's discipline
"The Great News of the Gospel Clarified in 3 Ways"
This sermon was preached at a Senior Living home in St Louis, Missouri to a group of older folks who gather for the weekly Bible study. We are working through the book of Hebrews to show that "Jesus is better" -- and our study is one chapter per study to give the big picture of Christ's unrivaled & beautiful supremacy!
"Put Off Sinful, Uncontrolled Anger & Deal With It Quickly!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exposits Ephesians 4:26-27 on putting off sinful, uncontrolled, unrighteous anger and dealing with it very quickly.
This text brings out the POSITIVE:
1. in your anger, be very careful lest you sin (26a)
2. you must deal with it very quickly and biblically (26b)
3. prohibit Satan from gaining a foothold in your life (27)
"Be A Man! Biblical Masculinity & Training Our Boys to Be Men!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff gives a strong admonition from God's Word that we must intentionally and proactively and biblically and prayerfully teach our BOYS to become MEN. We must MODEL and then TEACH what biblical manhood and biblical masculinity really is.
From 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 we see that we must teach them...
This sermon is a plea to parents (especially, Fathers) and ALSO to the Church congregation as a whole to come alongside in the teaching and training of our young boys to be biblical, strong, humble, prayerful, God-loving, servant-minded men.
"Run to God & His Word & He'll Prepare & Protect You In Life!"
In this sermon, God personifies wisdom as a street preacher who calls out to the multitudes of people passing by (the naive, the fools, the scoffers) and pleads with great urgency & severity:
1. Wisdom HERALDS, so Listen (20-22)
2. Wisdom PLEADS, so Repent (23)
3. Wisdom WARNS, so Fear (24-33)
"Some Thoughts on Premillennialism & Its Foundations"
In this message, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Ephesians and covers Paul's exhortations to believers to NOT walk like they used to live -- to NOT live like the unbelieving Gentiles live. They live in their futile minds. How is this described?
1. They are DARKENED
2. They are ALIENATED
3. They are CALLOUS/depraved
“I CONSIDER THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL TO BE THE MOST HONORABLE AND IMPORTANT WORK IN THE WORLD.
Because of the DESIGNER of the work = God has revealed himself
Because of the DUTY of the work = preaching praying, preaching, shepherding
Because of the DURATION of the work == it goes on for ever