This profound and significant text of Jesus' baptism signifies the divine credentials and the divine approval for Christ's ministry.
The baptism of Christ was one of the last acts in His private life before he launched the public ministry. In this text, Jesus is baptized by John in the Jordan, the Spirit of God comes upon Christ and empowers Him for ministry, and the Father thunders out of heaven that Jesus is in fact the Beloved Son in whom God is well-pleased.
Old Testament allusions and texts abound in this brief text. Listen to this sermon & strive to emulate Christ as a man of prayer and a man fully dependent on the Spirit of God.
"The Christmas Joy! Do You Know Christ's True Love?"
Psalm 101 emphasizes 'walking in the way of integrity'. To walk in integrity is to be a whole, complete, well-rounded, balanced man walking in the ways of the Lord & in the fear of the Lord.
In this psalm, 9 ingredients are given so as to walk in the way of integrity.
Make certain that your eyes are upon Christ, the perfect man of integrity, and resolve in your heart to walk in the blameless way!
"Men Who Lead as a Prophet, Priest, & King in the Home!"
Pastor Geoff speaks of Christ and how he is the prophet, the priest, & the King. And in the same way, men are to love their wives as Christ loves the Church.
Men must lead as Christ leads and loves — men must be those who lead as a...
1. Prophet in the home - teaching/instructing with the Word of God
2. Priest in the home - interceding on behalf of the family to God
3. King in the home - servant-humble leadership leading as the Head of the home in a Christ-exemplifying way.
Pastor Geoff provides 7 false kinds of repentance and he calls on all people to examine themselves and to see if they have been deceived into believing that they've repented when in fact they may have demonstrated a false kind of repentance — not the biblical life of repentance from the heart.
Listen to these 7 false marks and examine yourself.
It may be that you may have to repent of your repentance and come to Christ in saving faith.