Pastor Geoff preaches on the well-known story of the "Prodigal Son" and shows that the hero of the story is not the younger, Prodigal son, nor is it the older brother. Rather, the hero is God Himself -- pictured as the loving and gracious and joyful father in this story who receives back penitent sinners.
This message covers the downward spiral of the Prodigal into sin and the full repentance that he demonstrated.
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"Expository Preaching Class: Session 5: Components of a Sermon"
This is session #5 on the preaching class -- the components of a sermon. What are the essential features of a sermon. This class surveys issues such as...
reading the text well
outlining the text
always preaching the gospel
Pastor Geoff explains the biblical gospel in a few minutes in this excerpt. The point is that the gospel is God's work in pouring out His wrath upon God the Son on the cross. He crushed His son for my sin on the cross.
And we are declared righteous through faith in Christ by virtue of His righteousness that is reckoned to us.
Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition thru the Gospel of Luke and teaches on the parable of the Lost Coin. In this story, as with the other parables in Luke 15, the theme centers on the happy joy of God over one sinner who repents!
This message looks at the story that Jesus told of the lost coin and the message concludes with an 'excurses' (a mini bible-study) on joy in heaven.
Pastor Geoff speaks to the importance of men of God having others who hold them accountable. It is vital that men of God have others who love them enough to walk with them, speak truth into their lives, reprove them when they've sinned, and help walk with them in confession, repentance, mortification, and obedience.
"Expository Preaching Class: Session 4: Crafting the Outline"
Pastor Geoff speaks to the issue of how to train leaders and how pastors can do this well and effectively in the local church. This is vital for obedience to Christ and for the well-being of the local church.
Pastor Geoff preaches at the very busy 4th of July Fair in St Louis, Missouri as 1,000's walk by to head to the Fireworks. We proclaim Christ & call men and women to consider eternity, their souls, and we plead with them to turn from sin & trust in Christ!
Pastor Geoff teaches on the parable of the 'lost sheep' -- and shows how this is an indictment against the Jewish leadership of the day since they couldn't be further from the heart of God that rejoices when God's people are saved in Christ.
But it also shows the great joy that God has when He seeks and saves His lost ones!
Pastor Geoff tackles a question that might be asked: "how must I as a Christian respond to the many movies, TV shows, etc. that are promoting nudity in all of its forms?" How should Christians respond? What should we do? How should we act? What should we say?
"Hope for the Hurting: How to Pray in Times of Trouble"
Pastor Geoff teaches on a very important unit of Scripture when Jesus, our Lord, sets forth the terms of discipleship. He lays down the requirements for ALL of His disciples. These aren't just the qualifications for the missionaries, or the pastors. Rather, these are the terms that Christ gives for all those who wish to be Christians.
Listen to this message & count the cost! Salvation is free! But it'll cost you everything!
In this audio lecture, Pastor Geoff teaches on one of the most important components of expository preaching -- and that is the inner, hidden, private and desperate prayer life of the minister of the gospel.
A man can only be much FOR God when he is much WITH God.
This teaching class centers on the paramount importance of praying in the life of the preacher. A man who does not pray is merely praying and is unfit to be a minister.
This class teaches on some components of prayer. Then, following the instruction time, we prayed corporately through Scriptures so as to model what desperate prayer looks like -- praying through the Word with the text of Scripture as a guide -- and asking for God's help in our lives, our studies, our ministries, and our sermons.
Download the PDF outline at www.CFBCSTL.org/sermons