Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through Psalm 119 and shows how this section addresses three of the ways that the Bible is often attacked today:
1) its CLARITY
2) its ADEQUACY
3) its COMFORT
In this stanza of 8 verses, the psalmist finds himself slandered, ridiculed, feeling alienated from this world & instead of sinking into despair (or, 'depression'), he soars in devotion.
This sermon provides 4 ways that you can soar in devotion to God's Word & not sink into despair/depression in the hard times.
"The Victory & Supremacy of Jesus Christ Over All Evil!"
In this chapter, Jesus Christ is presented as the supreme conqueror who triumphs over all evil. At the end of Revelation 12 (on the Dragon, Satan), and Revelation 13 (the AntiChrist & False Prophet), one may wonder if evil ultimately triumphs. But Revelation 14 provides the glorious answer that Jesus Christ will triumph in the end over all evil, over all His enemies!
In this chapter, the victory & supremacy of Jesus Christ is shown in three different scenes.
"Two Builders. Two Hearers. Two Destinies. Which Are You?"
In this closing message, Pastor Geoff preaches on the final, concluding part of the Sermon on the Mount -- when Christ presents two builders who build on very different foundations.
This sermon is all about how you 'listen to' and 'hear' the Word of God. Lots of people hear Christ's Words but few people 'do according to what they have heard.'
How do you hear Christ's Words? Do you come to Him, hear His Word, and act accordingly?
This final, concluding illustration in Christ's Sermon on the Mount needs to be heard by the professing church today. Scores of people hear Christ's Words, but there are masses that do not do what He says.
Let him who has an ear, listen to what Christ says.
Luke 6:46 and Matthew 7:21 are the concluding exhortations to many religious people as Christ calls them to examine themselves and see if they truly are doing the Father's will or if they are paying mere lip service to Christ.
Many will say "Lord Lord" on that final judgment day & yet Christ will declare to them: "I never knew you, depart from me, you who practice lawlessness." May these piercing and thundering words never be heard by any who are warned by Christ!
O this is a message for the American church today! Scores, millions of people 'profess' Christ but don't possess Him. Multitudes what heaven but they don't want holiness. Masses of people want the blessings from God but they will not be in submission to God.
Those who do not surrender to Christ and follow Him pay mere lip service to Him and will hear those thundering and shocking words on that final day: "Depart from me!"
"The Beast of the Sea (AntiChrist) and the Beast of the Earth (False Prophet)"
Revelation 13 reveals two individuals -- "beasts" -- who will arise during the future time of tribulation. The first is a beast that comes up out of the sea and this speaks of the "Anti-Christ", the man of lawlessness (2 Thess 2). Then the other beast is the "false prophet" -- the one who makes all the world to worship the first beast (and the Dragon).
This message looks at these two characters and the role that they will play in the future time of divine wrath in the Tribulation period.
"Think Deeply: Do You Call Jesus 'Lord' & Not Do What He Says?"
Pastor Geoff begins the exposition through Psalm 119 and begins with the first stanza of 8 verses - the aleph stanza (all 8 verses begin with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph).
This stanza extols the joy and blessedness that comes to the man of God who commits himself to walk in the way of God and who is obsessed with diligently keeping God's laws!
The Bible is under extreme attack today by countless sides and yet the Bible is like a "Lion that will defend itself."
This opening portion of the psalm speaks to the joy that believers have in God's Word and the diligent obedience that we must have to His Word as well.
"Intro to Psalm 119 â€” The Placement of Psalm 119 In the Psalter at Large"
Pastor Geoff briefly gives an overview of each of the 8 predominant words that occur in Psalm 119 to refer to the Word of God (Law, Statutes, Precepts, Word, Ordinances, Testimonies, etc.).
This sermon extols the design of God for mothers in the context of the home so that they would embrace His calling upon their lives to be workers at home, diligent in teaching the children, and respectful to their husbands.
Motherhood is not a hobby; it's a calling. It's the noblest of callings that God gives to women in the context of their home. God's plan for mothers is that they busy themselves in the home by diligently teaching their children the Word of God, the gospel of Christ, and the sacred writings which are able to give the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
This sermon provides 4 privileges of motherhood.
"The High Calling of Motherhood - Intentionally Teach Your Children!"
Tom Rayborn open air preaches the gospel from Genesis 6 and shows how great the sinfulness of man is and yet he calls all men and women to turn from sin and flee to Jesus Christ for refuge and safety from the coming wrath!
"The High Calling of Motherhood - Modeling a Sincere Faith"
Pastor Geoff provides another element that is in the high calling of motherhood. This calling from God calls moms to teach/instruct their children (even the nursing babies/the youngest of children) in the sacred writings that give the wisdom that lead to salvation.
Moms should deliberately teach their children even from the youngest of years the Word of God!
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 118 and shows how believers must "give thanks" to the LORD for He is good & for His everlasting, covenant-keeping love.
Psalm 118, also, is Messianic in that it points to the coming Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. Psalm 118 is the song given to the nation of Israel to teach them how to respond when Messiah appears -- and that is exactly what happened when Jesus presented Himself as the Jewish Messiah during the "Triumphal Entry". Psalm 118 plays a very significant role during the final days of Jesus' life (the Passion week).
This sermon walks through the Passion Week and shows how Psalm 118 points to Jesus Christ as the "stone that was rejected" yet has become the "Corner Stone."