Pastor Geoff preaches on the tragic apostasy of King Joash -- a man who had such potential and such a godly discipler (Jehoiada) -- yet who, in his own foolish pride, he turned from God and ended his life far away from God!
How do you NOT be like Joash? How do you end well?
1. FOLLOW YOUR GOD!
2. KILL YOUR PRIDE!
3. FINISH YOUR COURSE!
"Finding the Will of God? Biblical Clarity Needed!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on "Finding the Will of God for your Life." This is a common question that pastors often receive: "What's God's will?" Which decision should I make? Whom should I marry?
Should we know God's will for the future? How do we find it? Should we?
Deuteronomy 29:29 provides great clarity for it teaches us about TWO wills of God -- the (1) decretive (sovereign) will; and the (2) preceptive (revealed) will laid forth in Scripture.
We are not to know the decretive/sovereign will because it's "hidden" and "Secret". But we are to know and follow and obey the revealed will of God in the Scriptures.
Then pastor Geoff provides 6 questions to help guide you through the decision making process of life.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff teaches through this
amazing drama of events as Jehoiada plans a
remarkable coup against Athaliah.
We see in this chapter:
1. The Planned Coup
2. The Permitted Kill
3. The Public Covenant
May we strive to be like Jehoiada and may we marvel
at the amazing faithfulness of God to preserve young
Joash -- and thus preserve the Davidic lineage and
"The Catastrophe of Corrupt Counselors: The Evil Reign of Ahaziah!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 104 and draws out the parallels to the six-days of creation in Genesis 1. This sermon clearly teaches the essential truths of biblical creationism and the need for believers to hold tightly to God's sovereign, clear, effortless, and majestic creation of all things by His spoken Word!
This is vital because its a picture of what God does in the re-creation/new-creation of spiritual life in the soul of a man (2 Corinthians 4:6).
"The Majestic & Aweful Great, White Throne Judgment!"
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff teaches Philippians 1:21-26 where Paul expresses his heart to depart and be WITH CHRIST -- and yet he balances that with the desire to remain and help the Philippians for their progress and joy in the faith.
How do you find the balance between desiring to depart and be with Christ (for that's far better) and the resolve to remain & serve Christ Jesus all out? What are some helpful thoughts for Christians who are longing for glory?
"The Rise & Fall of the Corrupt & Wicked King Jehoram! Be Warned!"
Pastor Geoff concludes a two-year expositional series through the Book of Revelation with the men at the homeless shelter in downtown St Louis, Missouri.
In talking about the NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH, he mentions:
1. the COMING of the new heavens & the new earth
2. the CITIZENS of the new heavens & the new earth
3. the CITY of the new heavens & the new earth
4. the CENTERPOINT of the new heavens & the new earth
5. the CLIMATE/CULTURE of the new heavens & the new earth
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches the glory of God's Word from Psalm 51 as David repents before the Lord after he committed adultery with Bathsheba. This psalm provides GOD'S TEMPLATE FOR US FOR REPENTANCE...
1. See your sin
2. Hate your sin
3. Confess your sin
4. Slay your sin
5. Forsake your sin
6. Replace your sin
Pastor Geoff preaches on the brevity of life and the soon-coming death of all people. He calls all the passers by to "consider their latter end" as he preaches on the streets of St Louis, MO.
Pastor Geoff preaches Job 13:11 -- do you not fear the awesome majesty of God? And he calls men and women on the streets of St Louis, MO to turn from sin and to fear God and trust Christ alone for salvation from divine wrath. Come to this Savior and live!
"Leadership Development: Questions for Potential Elders"
Do you have the DESIRE and ASPIRATION to the office of overseer and the work of ministry?
Do you believe your marriage is an “exemplary” marriage, though not perfect but an example for others to see and emulate?
Do you manage your own household well keeping your children in order? Do you teach them truth? Do you protect them from danger (spiritually)? Do you lead in family worship?
Are you sexually pure? Are you truly a “one-woman man” and do you abstain from all porn and fornication (in every form)?
Where do you need to grow in your *character* as a man of God (see, e.g., 1 Tim 3:3-6)?
Do you believe that you are doing the work of an elder currently? Are you teaching truth? Are you protecting from error? Are you ministering to the souls of people? Are you maturing in the faith?
Do you agree fully with the CFBC What We Teach statement? If not, where do you disagree?
Are you willing to make the time to prioritize elder meetings (twice a month on Sunday mornings) and shepherding needs as they arise, to the best of your ability?
"When the Unexpected Invades, Respond Like Jehoshaphat!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the "Summer in
the Psalms" series and proclaims that David teaches
us and models how to trust God WHILE going through
great hardships in life (even with his own son
Absalom pursuing him!):
1. TELL God
2. TRUST God
3. TRIUMPH in God
"The Written Word is God-Breathed & Wholly Sufficient for You!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the historical psalm -- Psalm 106 -- and shows the fickleness, the failures, and the great sinfulness of Israel. Yet God Almighty proves to be so faithful and so true to His covenental love! Rejoice!
"God Rebukes Sin & Jehoshaphat Resolves to Obey God's Law"
In this sermon, we see how God sent a prophet to rebuke Jehoshaphat for his wicked alliance with Ahab and then Jehoshaphat begins reforms in the land and appoints judges in the land to do justice and righteousness.