In this message, Pastor Geoff walks through this narrative & provides four points in understanding the text. He also shows how the Pharisees of old 'fenced the Law' by adding many (many!) additional laws to keep the Sabbath.
Jesus proclaims His unrivaled authority over the Sabbath by declaring that He Himself is, in fact, LORD over the Sabbath. Bow to His authority & worship Him!
"The Church of Sardis: Beware, You Look Alive But You're Dead!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse eposition through Luke's gospel and preaches on Levi's conversion account and his subsequent dinner-party for Jesus.
This sermon teaches about TRUE DISCIPLESHIP. Jesus' call of Levi and Levi's response proves what a true disciple really is: one who renounces everything & yields totally to the cause of Christ. True Christianity is absolute & full submission to His Lordship & supremacy over all things.
Listen to this sermon & "examine yourself to see whether you are in the faith". If these three points do not describe you, then repent & believe today!
"Essential Truths to Believe About the Biblical Jesus!"
Pastor Geoff preaches John 1:14-18 at the Autumn View Gardens Senior Living Home & shows 4 essential & glorious truths to believe about the amazingly beautiful & unspeakably glorious Jesus!
Pastor Geoff preaches on the ATTRIBUTES OF GOD in the open air at St. Louis, Missouri. He preaches on the absolute sovereignty of God -- that is, that God alone is the King. Jesus Christ, indeed, is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
Listen to this open-air sermon calling men & women to come to Christ & bow the knee to Him in saving faith & in repentance!
Pastor Geoff preaches on the ATTRIBUTES of God: the existence of God. He preaches from:
God exists, Christ exists & God is alive today! Pastor Geoff calls men and women to trust Christ alone for salvation!
Pastor Geoff preaches this psalm and shows how David found comfort in the Lord & praised the LORD as he went off to battle. Even though we may not be waging war in literal flesh-and-blood battles each day, every believer IS in fact in a war -- a real war, with a relentless & strong enemy.
Yet Jesus Christ has the victory! So how can believers prepare for and wage war with this enemy?
Pastor Geoff open air preaches the gospel and shows what biblical marriage is and how God defines marriage. He shows that this is a pointer to the relationship between Christ & His Bride, the Church.
As pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Luke's gospel, he shows how Jesus cleanses a leper by His compassion and with His touch and how even the most dirty, filthy, rejected outcasts can be healed by Christ & cleansed by Him!
Christ graciously and tenderly welcomes all who come to Him in saving faith! The leprous disease of sin can be totally cleansed by the Lord Jesus Christ and His marvelous forgiveness! Call upon Him like this leper did and find cleansing!
"The Church of Smyrna: Prepare to Suffer! Die Well!"
Pastor Geoff provides a few thoughts from Luke 5:16 about the prayer life of Jesus. His was a prayer life of being alone with God, it was of paramount importance, it was communion with the Father, and it was strength-giving for Christ.
Let us learn to prioritize prayer like our Savior did so we may be effective for God.
"The Difference Between Faithless Israel & Faithful God! Remember God!"
In this psalm, Pastor Geoff shows how important it is to remember God & cling to His faithfulness. This lengthy psalm works through the history of Israel from Exodus - Judges and shows how utterly faithless, apostate, and idolatrous Israel really was. Yet even amidst Israel's faithlessness, God remained gloriously faithful to Himself and His covenant-keeping love with His people!
Pastor Geoff exhorts the men to have an exclusive, sole, singular love for their wives. Every husband must have no competitors who steal his love away from his wife. He must have an exclusive and singular love for his bride alone!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on Luke 5 and describes the miracle of our Lord and then how this miracle is a pointer to the mission that He gives to Peter â€” and all disciples that follow (including us today!).
This sermon provides 4 essentials of a disciple. Every disciple, a learner and follower of Christ, must be characterized by these 4 essentials that we see in the text.
Furthermore, every Christian is a fisher of men and must actively and diligently busy himself in the work of the Lord â€” casting the net into the sea of humanity to catch 'fish'!