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.
Pastor Geoff preaches 1 Peter 1:3-9 and shows how all believers have a true & living hope. This hope, biblically, is not a wish, it's a confident expectation and certainty based upon God's promises & not life's circumstances.
This passage provides 5 divine declarations regarding the Christian's hope.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the foundational truth of participating in corporate worship. This message emphasizes the reality that every believer plays an active part in worshiping God corporately.
Rather than the mindset of "I'm going to church to get/take something," we should try to cultivate the mindset of: "I'm going to gather with the saints in order to serve them today!"
May God work this in all of His people!
"Foundation of a Healthy Church: the Preaching of the Word!"
Pastor Geoff preaches the Word of God at Providence Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Edwardsville, IL and shows from the Word of God what the foundation of a healthy church must be -- the expository preaching of the Word of God.
Pastor Geoff preaches Hebrews 2:14-18 and provides 4 soul-strengthening reasons why Jesus Christ is your helper.
The gospel of saving grace clearly comes forth in this paragraph as the Author of Hebrews reminds us that Jesus had to be made like His brethren in every way! And He does, in fact, give help to the descendant of Abraham!
Let us rejoice & find strength in His help!
"The Panoramic View of the Christmas Story: Look & Wonder at Christ!"
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel of salvation from 1 John 3 in showing the wide-angle, panoramic portrait of the Christmas story. From humanity's perilous condition of lawlessness, to Christ's coming as a human, sinless man, to His death on the cross in 'taking away sin', to His soon-coming again in power & glory, Pastor Geoff preaches 4 headings in this panoramic view of the Christmas story.
Pastor Geoff preaches part 1 of a 3-part series on "The wonders of our incarnate King!" This message from 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 -- especially focusing on verse 30! -- emphasizes that Jesus Christ is the believer's HOLINESS.
Pastor Geoff proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ on a street corner during a very busy lunch-hour in downtown Clayton, MO.
As many men and women walk by, the gospel is heralded loudly calling men and women to consider eternity, see their sin as God sees it, and run to Jesus Christ by faith alone for salvation from eternal wrath.
Pastor Geoff preaches through 1 Thessalonians 1 and exhorts the Christ Fellowship Bible Church congregation with this question: "What's the kind of church you wanna be a part of?" And 1 Thessalonians 1 provides a healthy template of a good, Christ-exalting church.
Listen to this message to hear the essential features of a church you wanna be a part of.
"The Mission of CFBC: an Encouragement to Stay Faithful!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff reminds the CFBC congregation of the mission of CFBC. This sermon examines closely Paul's mission in Colossians 1:28-29 -- we proclaim Christ! This happens through the admonishing and teaching of every man so that every man will be complete in Christ!
Listen to this mission of God (in Col 1:28-29) and then the mission of CFBC so that the ministry can stay focused and faithful to the ultimate aim of glorifying God & exalting Christ!
"How Faithful Are You to the King in His Absence? He's Coming Back Soon! Are You Faithful?"
Pastor Geoff continues preaching through the Gospel of Luke and teaches on the parable that Jesus tells because people supposed that He was going to start the kingdom immediately.
But Jesus tells a parable to show that He, as the King, will depart for a while and then He will return and call all of His slaves to account for how faithful they have been.
This message is a call for all of God's slaves to serve Him faithfully. Let God deal with the results. Our duty is to remain faithful.
It's also a warning to those who are lazy, idle, unbelieving, and self-congratulating. The warning is sober because when the Master returns He will slay all His enemies and cast them to judgment forever.
Turn to Christ today! Serve Him with faithfulness!