Proverbs 18:22 - he who finds a wife finds a good thing.
What are 4 descriptions and help swe can learn about marriage:
Defining a godly marriage — Eph 5.22-33
the covenant of companionship between one man and one woman who seek to glorify God and serve one another by fulfilling their God-given roles set forth in Scripture.
Prioritizing a godly marriage — Eph 5.29-30
priority in the HEART
priority in the HOME
priority with the KIDS
priority with the HOBBIES
Obtaining a godly marriage — specifics
love the wife
learn the wife
lead the wife
Displaying a godly marriage
why all this? Eph 5
"Vigilantly Watch Yourselves! Don't Lose Ground But Serve for the Full Reward!"
Pastor Geoff continues the verse by verse exposition through 2 John. And in this sermon, Pastor Geoff provides three supremely important imperatives that we draw from verse 8 as John pastorally & urgently pleads with believers to be on guard.
1. Be watchful! (Be on guard!)
2. Be constant! (Don't lose ground!)
3. Be eternal-minded! (Serve Christ for the full reward!)
May the Lord help us to be strong, steadfast, and vigilant in guarding and keeping the Truth!
"Devastating Tragedies about Man's Sin & Depravity"
5 utterly devastating tragedies about SIN>
Man’s sin is EXTENSIVE — every part of his being
Man’s sin is INTENSIVE — it’s rebellion against God; it will incur divine wrath
Man’s sin is OFFENSIVE — it slays human pride/self love; condemns him fully
Man’s sin is COMPREHENSIVE — man can’t do anything but sin in unregenerate state
Man’s sin is INTRUSIVE — we inherited it from Adam; he can’t do anything about it
"A God-Centered & God-Saturated Worship Service! What God Requires!"
Pastor Geoff preaches 2 Chronicles 7 on a God-centered worship service as Solomon prayed to dedicate the Temple that he built. Then the glory of God and the fire from God fell and consumed the sacrifices!
Then the people respond with heartfelt worship, joy, jubilitation and festivities!
What can we learn about the gospel and what can we apply to our lives from this chapter?
Pastor Geoff provides 5 axioms that we must learn about what true worship is.
Pastor Geoff continues the verse by verse exposition through 2 John and teaches on the many deceivers that have gone out into the world who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh.
Who are these false teachers? What do they teach? What are false teachings today? What must we do? And how can we be on guard? How do we distinguish a false teacher?
"Biblical Meditation: What It Is & Why You Should Do It"
This podcast deals with the subject of "meditating on God's Word." We talk much about biblical meditation and you can't read much of Scripture without coming across men and women who meditated on Truth.
So what is it and why should we do it?
thinking on, filling mind with, mutter/utter Duty
commands in Scripture Implementation
read & pray (like twins in this meditation)
spend 15-30 mins taking Scripture & medtating on a thought Subjects
example (model for others)
drawing near to God casts the devil away Objections
don’t know how
"Finding Encouragement & Refreshment in Your Morning Devotions"
In this podcast, pastor Geoff shares how to Find Encouragement & Refreshment in Morning Devotion
Rise Early & Timely Every Day.
Prioritize Prayer & Scripture Before everything else.
Focus on Praying the Word to help guide your prayer time.
Get on a plan — a Bible plan — and stick to it to read thru the Word.
Find one thing to permeate on and meditate on thru the day.
"Solomon's Prayer of Dedication of the Temple to the Lord: Leadership At Its Best!"
Pastor Geoff preaches 2 Chronicles 6 and shows how this prayer of Solomon fits into the greater redemptive plan of God -- in the outworking of the Davidic covenant -- all leading to the ultimate Son of David, the Lord Jesus Christ!
The best worship leaders are those who are...
1. Captivated by the glory of God
2. Consumed with the Word of God
3. Committed to Praying to God
May the LORD teach us how to pray and show us the glory of Christ from this chapter!
In this sermon, pastor Geoff provides 3 exhortations from John's commendation and exhortation to the "elect lady"
1) Be committed to truth!
2) Be fervent in love!
3) Be obedient to God!
Pastor Geoff preaches 2 Chronicles 5 when Solomon brings the Ark of the Covenant into the newly built Temple & this sermon brings out 2 admonitions from the text for us so that we can gaze upon God's glory & remember our supreme God who meets with us:
1. Prioritize the Worship of God
2. Revere the Presence of God
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel from Psalm 51 at the homeless shelter in downtown St Louis. He preaches Psalm 51 and shows how God's mercy is so great that even the worst of sinners can be forgiven:
1. Own your sin!
2. Confess your sin!
3. Turn from your sin!
4. Humble your heart!
May God grant forgiveness & grace to great sinners to magnify His greater grace!
"Urgent Lessons on Being a Church Committed to Truth & Love"
This sermon covers the rest of the opening greeting from John to the chosen "lady" and her children (vv.1-3). This sermon provides 2 more lessons on being a church full of love & committed to the Truth!
Pastor Geoff gives a podcast on the doctrine of the "New birth" -- or "regeneration." This is the work of God in saving a dead sinner. It is the life of God in the soul of a man.
â€œLydia was listening, whose heart the Lord opened to respond to the things spoken by Paulâ€
The REALM - the heart
The REGENERATOR - the LORD
The RENOVATION - opened
The RESULT - to respond to the things spoken
4 reasons why regeneration precedes faith:
The Clarity of Scripture
The Inability of Man
The Thoroughness of Regeneration
The Glory of God
"The Details of the Temple Building! God is Holy; You Must Come Thru Christ!"