This message covers the 'mem' stanza of Psalm 119 (verses 97-104) which centers on the theme of receiving God's supreme wisdom from the written Word of God. This wisdom that comes from God far surpasses anything that this world could ever possess.
This message provides 3 encouragements for God's people as we enter the school of Christ's wisdom & grow in grace.
"The Future Kingdom of Jesus Christ on Earth for 1,000 Years!"
This message continues the exposition through the Book of Revelation and it highlights the 1,000 year period when Christ will reign on the earth & believers will reign with Him.
There is much in the Old Testament (scores of texts!) that the New Testament teaching on the Kingdom builds upon. The New Testament does not reinterpret or replace the Old Testament, but it affirms it and validates it.
Listen to this teaching that describes what the future period will be like when Christ rules as King on earth from Zion.
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ and His redemption found from the earliest part of God's perfect revelation -- from the book of Genesis. In Genesis 3:15, God provides the clear promise that a man will come and crush Satan's head!
Pastor Geoff provides a devotional on Jeremiah 23:19 speaking of the coming storm of God's wrath that will overtake and crush all of His enemies. This must be a powerful motivation for all believers to lovingly and yet urgingly proclaim the gospel to the lost so as to see them come to Christ!
Pastor Geoff pleads with the many hundreds and thousands who walk by the busy area in St. Louis, Missouri to turn from their sins & flee to Christ. Jesus will return! And it may be today! And when He returns, He will repay and recompense men for all that they have done.
Turn to Christ today & escape the wrath to come!
"The Word of God Is Eternal & Fixed in the Heavens!"
This message focuses on Psalm 119:89-96 which deals with God's Word being eternally established and fixed in heaven. That is to say, the Bible is not subject to man's opinion nor does it need updating. The Bible will never pass away nor can anyone ever destroy it.
This message presents two truths about the Written (and Living) Wordâ€”
1. The eternality of the Word declared
2. The eternality of the Word described
Download the pdf outline at the Church website: www.CFBCSTL.org
"Take Care How You Listen! Properly Understanding the Parable of the Soils, Part 2"
This sermon is part 2 on the study of the "Parable of the Soils."
Part 1 covered the overview of the parable, what parables are, why Jesus spoke in parables, and the first two soils -- the seed cast on the road and the seed cast on the rocky soil.
Part 2, in this message, covers the final two soils: the thorny soil and the good soil.
Take note that 3 of the 4 kinds of hearers of God's Word do not persevere and have no lasting fruit and are thus unconverted. Only 1 of the 4 soils that our Lord speaks about truly are converted.
Take care how you listen! He who has an ear, let him hear!
Examine yourself as you hear our Lord's teaching and make certain that you are in faith!
"Finding Hope in the Dark Despair [Depression] of Your Soul!"
Pastor Geoff preaches this 8-verse stanza (kaph in Hebrew) that deals with the dark despair of the soul. The psalmist battles many enemies who persecute him, they pursue his life, they set traps for him, his body wastes away, and he is emotionally in turmoil.
Nevertheless, God shows two towering ways to cope with the dark despair of the soul (=commonly called 'depression' today):
1. Commit yourself to fervent prayer
2. Resolve wholly to cling to Scripture
Listen to this teaching that incorporates biblical counseling, the sufficiency of Scripture, and the hope that is found in Christ and in His sovereign love.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the parable of the soils. The Lord Jesus, at a very important turning point in his public ministry, began teaching in parables to conceal spiritual truth from the masses who have rejected Him.
In this parable, Jesus tells of the seed of the Word which goes forth & there are four kinds of soils (=hearers). Three of them are unconverted while only one of them is truly saved.
This message journeys through the text and looks at it under four headings.
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel during the busy lunch hour in downtown Clayton, MO. He preaches Romans 10:9-10 and speaks about how faith alone in Jesus Christ is all that is needed to be saved!
Listen to this gospel pleading on the streets inviting all to come & embrace a sufficient Savior!
"Earnestly Desiring to Accelerate in Godliness & Be An Example to Others"
Pastor Geoff preaches the next stanza of 8-verses in Psalm 119 [the 'teth' stanza] which centers on the theme of the "Goodness of God." God is good & all that God does is good. God even brings afflictions for our good and by His good grace.
This message provides 6 ways that the goodness of God is manifested in these 8 verses.
Pastor Geoff preaches the next stanza in Psalm 119 (the chet stanza of 8 verses -- vv.57-64). The theme of these verses is hurrying to obey God with all your heart. The theme is walking, obeying, keeping, doing, following God.
But the motive is found in verse 57 - God is my portion! He is my fullness! He is my all in all!
Listen to these 3 compelling reasons to hurry to obey God!
Revelation 17 is the chapter that Pastor Geoff works through in this message. This deals with the "harlot", the woman, that John saw in his vision. This is undoubtedly the city of Babylon.
Revelation 17-18 is the fulfillment of what is left unfulfilled in Jeremiah 50-51 when God pronounced everlasting doom & desolation upon Babylon of old. Since it has never been fulfilled (even up to the present), Revelation 17-18 is the final fulfillment & destruction of Babylon.
This city will be the center of false religion, persecution of Christians, and Babylon will ride upon the "Beast" (the Antichrist) during the future Tribulation.
"The Downfall of a Society: Being Abandoned by God Because of the Idolatrous Love of Sin!"
Pastor Geoff preaches through Romans 1:18-32: the downfall of a society.
The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness who suppress the truth. All men know about God but they suppress that truth. And because they exchange the worship of the one, true God for anything else, God eventually gives a people (society, civilization) over to their own selfish, sinful, corrupt lusts of the heart.
God gives a people over to...
1. Sexual Immorality
3. A Depraved Mind
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff works through the eternal, unchanging, authoritative, & sufficient Word of God and proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ!
In this final conclusion to the audio-blog series on "Why homosexuality is sinful", this final session proclaims the full gospel and calls on all people to turn from sin and to flee to Jesus Christ!
The only hope that the homosexuals have is found only at Calvary -- where Jesus Christ died for His people.
The offer is extended to all people listening to repent (turn from) of sin and to turn to the Lord Jesus Christ alone in saving faith.
God is willing to receive sinners! The day of mercy is now available! Come to Christ & live!
"Why Homosexuality Is Sinful: It Provides No Hope of Eternal Salvation"