In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the darkest and saddest psalm in the Psalter. There is little hope offered in this psalm. The author drowns in the dark despair of depression. So, how does one cope with this? How does the rest of biblical revelation aid us in our pursuit for joy in God?
God has given a whole Bible to make a whole Christian. Listen to how to fight depression with God's sufficient Word in this sermon.
"The Reality & Purity of Heaven as a Motive for Aggressive Sanctification"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the reality and certainty of heaven and how this must energize the believer to 'press into the Kingdom' (that is, to take the kingdom by force). Sanctification must be an aggressive pursuit.
Heaven is about Christ and so the believer's life must be a constant pursuit of Christ and His glory.
"The Power, Glory & Evidence of True Regeneration: Are You Really Saved?"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 87 and shows how Zion, God's City, is a beautiful city because God sovereignly chose to 'set His love upon her'. It has a rich history in the past and a rich history still to come in the future (Messiah's 2nd coming, where Christ will rule during the Kingdom).
In this psalm, we saw the
1. City of Zion
2. Community in Zion
3. Celebration in Zion
Listen to this psalm & apply it to your life.
"God Will Dwell Among His People: A Powerful Motive for Holiness!"
Pastor Geoff provides a brief devotional on Revelation 21:3 when the text says that in the New Heavens & the New Earth, God will dwell among His people.
Since this is certainly to happen, then believers must strive with all their might to dwell with God intimately now. The future reality of God dwelling with His people should motivate God's people now to incessant, ongoing, undeterred intimacy with God in pursuing aggressive sanctification.
"Biblical Counseling: Applying the Word to Real-Life Issues!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 86 and shows from David's prayer how we must respond to hard and painful times in our lives. David prayed in his pain. He prayed with perspective. And in his praying, he presented his petitions.
We can learn about God and His character and how David's thinking in hard times was saturated with Scripture and divine truth.
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the first chapter of Luke and in this message, he preaches on Zecharias's prophecy/song of praise.
Zecharias brings three Old Testament covenants (Davidic, Abrahamic, and the New) into his prophecy and shows how they all point to and find fulfillment in Jesus Christ and in His great plan of redemption.
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 85 and shows that God's mercy is expressed throughout the entire psalm — in the past, in the present, and in the future.
True revival is a work of God the Spirit where He sovereignly, supernaturally, and graciously brings "new life" and "vitality" to His people which then spreads to the unconverted because of their witness.
Listen to & apply this message from Psalm 85.
"True Christians Abide in Christ & Bear Much Fruit!"
Pastor Geoff preaches this psalm and shows what a true longing for God is like. How does one have such a zeal for the Lord and for the worship of His holy name? How can one increase in his yearning for Christ & His gospel? How can a believer prepare for heaven — a world of perfect, Christ-centered worship?
Listen to this psalm as the portrait of a satisfied worshiper in God is shown.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the birth narrative of John the Baptist. The faithfulness bleeds through this entire text. God fulfills His promises and His Word exactly as He said he would.
In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches on the last of the psalms written by Asaph. In this psalm, Israel found themselves surrounded by a host (at least 10) people groups/nations on all sides looking to annihilate them.
Asaph, on behalf of Israel, prayed and lamented the situation, asked God for help, and begged for God's great Name to be made known in the earth.
This is such a relevant psalm even for the times in which we live today.