Pastor Geoff preaches on the next unit in this 'end-times' discourse that Jesus gives to His disciples on the Mt of Olives (see parallels in Matt 24-25 and Mark 13). In this sermon, Jesus speaks of when the stones will fall from the Temple and not be left upon one another.
Jesus answers the question of "when" the temple will be destroyed here in 21:20-24. It is a severe, divine, just, and swift punishment -- for sin. It occurs because Israel did not recognize the day of God's visitation (in Christ).
But all of this foreshadows, it pictures, it points to a coming day of ultimate vengeance not with human armies, but with God's Son when Christ returns in power & glory to judge the world for its unrighteousness!
Flee to Christ! Be saved from divine wrath! There's safety only in Him!
"How to Pray for the Families in Your Local Church"
Pastor Geoff provides counsel and ways to be praying for the families in your local church.
Consider these ways of praying...
For marriages to be holy
For singles to be faithful
For widows to be disciples
For retired to be disciplined
For women to be submissive
For men to be humble leaders
For children to be obedient
For teens to be Spirit empowered
For babies to become missionaries
For shut-ins to rest in Christ
For families to be little churches of worship
Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through Philippians and here begins the section in Philippians 2:1-4 -- the center-point, the hub, the discourse peak, the Mt Everest of the book. This brief paragraph is the thematic center of the entire epistle.
Verse 1 lays the foundation of what God has *already done* in every true believer -- so that verses 2-4 can build on this foundation with exhorting the believers to live in unity.
But verse 1 is simply stating to the believers what they *already now currently enjoy* because of God's gracious & sovereign & selfless workings.
Pastor Geoff provides supports for a pre-tribulation rapture.
1. The Promise of Christ supports it
2. The Nature of the Trib supports it
3. The Pattern of divine history supports it
4. The Time of the marriage support of the Lamb supports it
5. The differences between the rapture & the 2nd coming supports it
6. The imminency of the coming supports it
Pastor Geoff preaches through this Olivette Discourse (since Jesus preached it on the Mt of Olives) as he answered the disciples' question about when the Temple will be destroyed, what the signs will be of His coming and of the end of the age.
This first sermon deals with Jesus' answer of the 'signs that will come' that lead to the end (vv.5-19).
"Words of Counsel to Those Battling With Pornography"
Pastor Geoff preaches to the men at a homeless shelter about times and seasons of transition in life. What are some helps from God's Word to guide and govern us during and through those difficult and sometimes unknown seasons?
"Evangelism Class #10 - Pleading with Sinners; Closing In with Christ"
Pastor Geoff gives counsel to all parents -- and fathers, particularly -- to hear the preached Word well and to impress them and apply them to their own hearts and lives and THEN to re-preach these truths to the children throughout the upcoming week.
Many illustrations and examples are given in this podcast.
May God graciously equip and help us to do this for His glory and for the good of our children.
Pastor Geoff preaches on how to prepare for and respond after the preaching of the Word. What if we asked good questions afterwards to help fellow believers apply the truth heard.
Consider these questions:
*What did God show you about Himself and His character?
*In what way did God minister His Word to you to help you in a current situation you're in?
*How did you see the reality of sin & the grace of Christ through the preached WORD?
*How did the Spirit of God use His Word to encourage you, convict you, challenge or enlighten you?
"Meet With God: An Open Bible, Open Hymnal, Open Heart"
Pastor Geoff talks about "Meeting with God" in the daily grind of life. Whatever you call it: quiet time, devotions, fellowship with God, personal time with God -- it's hard and it takes time. But how do we do this well and improve this important & wonderful means of grace?
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff gives counsels:
From Psalm 119:172, we learn 4 things:
Hear from God = an open Bible
Worship your God = an open Hymnal
Humility before God = an open heart
Talk to God = an open mouth
"Who Is This Jesus? Son of David & Lord Over All!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues to preach through the Gospel of Luke & here looks at the Passion Week of our Lord. This section is when Jesus asks the Jewish leaders whose son the Messiah is -- David's!
But Messiah is NOT ONLY the son of David; He's David's Lord & sovereign One over all! Implication? Bow before Him! Believe in Him! Surrender to Him! And live!