Pastor Geoff preaches through the Psalms & here begins the "Psalms of Ascent" (Psalms 120-134). This 'hymnal within the hymnal' was the devotional meditative songbook for the ancient Jewish pilgrims as they traveled from their homes to Zion to worship God in the Temple.
This first of the collection (Psalm 120) recounts the psalmist as he leaves his home and as he is the object of lying and deception. He warns the enemies of divine judgment of fire that will come upon them for their lies (Rev 21:8).
And he longs for, yes he is passionately anticipating, arriving in Jerusalem to worship Yahweh with the people of God!
Let us consider these truths as New Testament believers as we also are journeying on to Zion -- our heavenly Zion!
Pastor Geoff preaches on King Manasseh of Judah and shows how he was one of the most wicked men in Judah's history. Nevertheless, God humbled him and drew him to repentance. No sinner is too far from God's saving grace.
"Your Life of Praising God According to the Word!"
After reading the entirety of Psalm 119, Pastor Geoff preaches on the final 8-verse stanza (tav, vv.169-176) and shows what a life of praising God looks like and how it must be according to the Word of God.
Listen to this message on praising God according to the Word.
"Remember Your Creator in the Days of Your Youth!"
Pastor Geoff proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ on the St Louis Community College Meramec Campus as the students walk to class. He heralds Ecclesiastes 12.1 â€” remember your creator in the days of your youth.
May God save many young people & snatch them from the fires & use them for His glory & His purposes in furthering the gospel!
Pastor Geoff preaches at a homeless shelter in downtown St Louis, Missouri & calls all the men to understand the clear message from God: unless a man is born again (=from above) he cannot see the kingdom of God.
This message talks about the new birth under the following headings...
A supernatural birth
A sovereign birth
A life-giving birth
A joyous birth
A gracious birth
An available birth
A necessary birth
Listen to this gospel proclamation!
"Jesus Heals a Demonized Boy: The Little Faith of the Disciples Exposed"
Pastor Geoff preaches Luke 9:37ff as Jesus descends from the Mt of Transfiguration with Peter, James & John, and is immediately confronted with a father whose boy has a demon and the other 9 disciples cannot cast it out.
This story exposes the little faith that the 9 disciples had and their lack of prayer. This text calls us as the readers to have a mighty faith in a mighty God which is conjoined with persistent, believing, fervent prayer (as demonstrated by the demonized boy's father).
Pastor Geoff teaches part 3 on "A Godly Home" as this message focuses on the duties of the wife to her husband.
God calls every wife to be and do three things:
1. Happily Submissive
2. Suitable Helper
3. Selflessly Reverent
The Word of God speaks clearly regarding the roles of both the husband and the wife in the marriage so as to promote unity, oneness, joy, and a faithful representation of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
"4 Reasons Why You Should Be an Active Member of a Local Church"
Pastor Geoff preaches Revelation 20:11-15:
1. The Judge
2. The Judgment
3. The Doom
What is the eternal place of the damned like (Lake of Fire)?
1. God's prison for all sinners
2. Irresistibly certain
3. Vast, unending
4. Fiery, burning, divine punishment
5. Unending dying, death, pain, and destruction
6. Unending = eternal
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel from 1 Kings 10 on the wisdom of Solomon & how Christ is greater than Solomon. He preaches on the streets of St Louis, MO during an afternoon rush-hour period.
"The Portrait of a the Person Who Loves God's Word!"
Pastor Geoff preaches part 2 on the series: "A GODLY HOME" and in this message, he preaches on The Duties of the Husband. This message focuses on the person, work, and love of Jesus Christ for His Church and then the call is clear for husbands: Do likewise to your wives!
Husbands, you must...
1. LOVE your wives
2. LEAD your wives
3. LEARN your wives
Listen to this teaching on every husband's duties to his wife.
"The Transfiguration: The Divine Glory of Christ Unveiled!"
In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches on the glorious text on the Transfiguration. Probably no greater or clearer occasion exists where the unrivaled and unsurpassed deity of Jesus Christ is manifestly evident than here.
In this story, we see the glorious Christ under a number of headings...
This glorious Christ is...
Persistent in prayer
Presenting His glory
Preparing to suffer
Promising the Kingdom
Proven by God
In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches on David's urgent requests for God to "revive me!" (3x). This speaks of one of the greatest needs in the church today -- a sovereignly bestowed, powerful outpouring of the Spirit of God upon the people of God.
Revival is a supernatural work of God where He comes upon His people with power so that they are quickened, revived, and white-hot with love for Christ, Scripture, holiness, prayer, and the lost. This, then, affects the surrounding culture as God brings many to salvation through the proclamation of the gospel.
In this message, Pastor Geoff speaks of revival, defines it, and provides insight as to how David prayed for revival and what often attends true revival.
In this message, part 1 on the series: "A GODLY HOME", pastor Geoff preaches on the meaning of marriage. And in this study, he shows that the meaning of marriage is the gospel. The real meaning of marriage is only understood when one properly understands the gospel.
The gospel is a relationship of sacrifice as Christ came & died for His Bride. He cherishes her, He is faithful to her, and He loves her. And so it must be in marriage also.
Marriage is an invitation to die -- to die daily. That is, you die to your self-preservation, your self-ambitions, and your selfishness daily so as to serve your spouse! This is a picture of the gospel.
"Jesus' Identity & Mission & His Call for You to Come & Die!"
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the Book of Luke and preaches on the text where Christ asks the 12 disciples: "who do people say that I am?"
Peter responds with an amazing affirmation of Christ's identity (the Christ, the Son of the Living God, Matt 16.16) and then the Lord Jesus assures His followers that He would suffer, be rejected, be killed, and then rise again on the 3rd day.
After this, Christ sets the terms for discipleship. All of His followers must surrender entirely to the Lordship of Jesus Christ -- without exception. All who are truly saved have died to themselves, taken up their cross, and have wholeheartedly committed to following Christ with absolute allegiance to Him!
"Jesus Is Messiah! The Glory of the Offices of the Messiah"
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel to the folks at the Senior Living Home in Ellisville, Missouri. He focuses on the term: "Christ" and shows what the Anointed One refers to:
Jesus is anointed PROPHET
Jesus is anointed PRIEST
Jesus is anointed KING
In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches on the "Qoph" stanza of Psalm 119 (verses 145-152) where David "cries out to God" with all his heart asking God for mercy, deliverance & His listening ear.
This stanza instructs us as the people of God how to "call on God" in prayer:
1. Call upon God earnestly
2. Call upon God always (continually)
3. Call upon God biblically
4. Call upon God humbly
5. Call upon God confidently
Listen to this exposition through Psalm 119:145-152.