In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the verse by verse study through the Gospel of Luke (and, the Passion Week) and here we see Jesus confronted by the Jewish elite -- an official delegation of rabbinical scholars.
And Jesus totally baffles them and confounds them and traps those who came to trap Him!
This sermon traces what happens and shows that Jesus does, in fact, have all authority!
Pastor Geoff exhorts us to engage in constant and committed prayer.
7 pastoral suggestions as you give yourself to prayer...
Pray till you pray. (Pray in your praying)
Pray with an open bible
Pray starting w praise & thanksgiving
Pray bewailing your sins
Pray laying hold of Christ
Pray specifically & largely
"Evangelism Class #5 - Theology of Evangelism (Regeneration)"
Pastor Geoff teaches on 'a theology of evangelism' and covers specifically:
1. anthropology (doctrine of man's depravity & inability)
2. regeneration (the sovereign work of God to give life to a dead soul)
Pastor Geoff provides reasons why it is best -- over the long haul -- to preach through Books of the Bible verse by verse...
1) give the entirety of the Word to the people
2) preach all the doctrines
3) it's the way God communicated -- whole books
4) it helps the congregation as they know the context week by week
5) it aids the preacher as he studies & knows the background
6) it helps the congregation prepare for what's coming next week
7) God providentially brings Scriptures at the right time for the church-life & the lives of your people
Pastor Geoff preaches and gives 5 reasons why every Christian should be diligently committed to -- in membership -- a local assembly of believers.
1) for the sake of your soul
2) for the sake of your elders
3) for the sake of your brethren
4) for the sake of the lost
5) for the sake of Christ
Pastor Geoff preaches in front of Clayton High School (in ST Louis, MO) when the bell rings and the students exit the building. He preaches from Mark 8:35ff and shows that it's not foolish to think now about eternity -- and to take action now to repent of sin and trust in Christ alone!
"Thank God for His Work in Your Salvation: From Beginning to End!"
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition thru Philippians and shows how this section (vv.3-8) deals with Paul speaking of WHY he prays for the Philippian believers. He gives thanks to God for them (v.3).
Verse 6 is a triumphant theological reality but it's inseparably linked to prayer.
This verse teaches us 3 reasons why Paul gives thanks...
1. Your salvation STARTED WITH GOD.
2. Your salvation IS SUSTAINED BY GOD.
3. Your salvation IS SECURE IN GOD.
Evangelism Class #4 - A Biblical Theology of Evangelism"
Pastor Geoff preaches Luke 19:41-44 and heralds this pericope unique to Luke during the Triumphal Entry procession. As He rides on the donkey presenting Himself as Messianic King on Sunday of the passion week, we see 3 characteristics of our Messianic King:
1. He wept compassionately
2. He prophesied judgment
3. He offers salvation
Marvel at this glorious Christ who has such a tender compassion for the lost & for the doom that those who reject Him will receive.
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 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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Pastor Geoff preaches Philippians 4 and shows the children that they must study to know God and remember His great attributes, and then remember that this is THE very reason that they can always rejoice -- through any season and situation of life -- because God Himself never changes.
Pastor Geoff begins the Passion Week (cf. Acts 1.3) with this important event of Christ presenting Himself as the Messianic King. He travels with the crowds of people and then, on Sunday morning, enters Jerusalem publically on a donkey as the masses are shouting "Hosanna" (Psalm 118).
Listen to the background of this event and the meaning of this messianic presentation!
"Sermon for Children: Honor Your God: Obey Your Parents!"
Pastor Geoff teaches that one of the greatest ways that young boys and girls can show spiritual fruit as they trust in Christ is specifically related to how they obey and honor their parents.
So, children, for the welfare of your soul, for the joy of your heart, and for the glory of God: honor your parents!
Pastor Geoff teaches on the believers' use of spiritual gifts. It's not so much how to find your gift and discovering which gift you have as much we find in the New Testament to be (1) involved in your local church, and (2) be obeying the commands given to all believers (=the 'one anothers'), and (3) then seeing how God especially gives you joy in particular areas of service for the edification of the flock.
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"A Jet-Tour: Likemindedness, Lowliness & Joy in Pursuing Christ!"
Pastor Geoff begins this expository, verse-by-verse study through Philippians with a jet-tour flyover of the layout of the entire book of Philippians. He covers 5 of the predominant themes that come out in this great little letter.
Also, the background is given of the city of Philippi, how the gospel invaded Europe (Acts 16, Paul's 2nd missionary journey), and what the church is like there in that city of Philippi.