Pastor Geoff continues the series on biblical church leadership and shows how pastors must be pastored. Yes, they must shepherd God's flock. Yes, they must teach and instruct God's lambs. But they need to be cared for and other godly men need to shepherd and care for their own souls.
Listen to the biblical support for this crucial necessity.
In this study, Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 78 and shows how God commands His people to take divine truth (and divine history) and pass it along to the generation to come & tell them to put their confidence in God.
If we don't learn from the past unfaithfulness of Israel, then we are certain to repeat it! Let us learn from the past, instruct the coming generation and walk in holiness!
"How to Discipline Elders With a View Toward Restoration!"
Pastor Geoff continues the series on biblical church leadership & shows the biblical prescription for disciplining elders who continue in persistent sin with a view towards restoration & church purity.
Pastor Geoff speaks on the biblical texts that describe how a pastor must live? What should he do? How holy should he be? How diligent and passionate must he be in sanctification and holiness?
Listen to these Scriptures that help clarify the pastoral responsibilities.
"A Jet-Tour Through Luke: Know the Exact Truth About Jesus!"
Pastor Geoff preaches at the Nursing Home in Chesterfield, MO and continues the study in 1 Corinthians. In this study, he shows what preaching is, why he preaches to the elderly folks, and the message that the preacher must always proclaim.
Listen to this message on the importance of biblical preaching.
Pastor Geoff answers the question: "What if a pastor/elder continues in sin?" What if a pastor does not repent of a known sin and brings reproach on Christ, no longer lives a blameless/above-reproach life?
How should this situation be handled with a pastor/elder who persists in sin?
The Bible, in 1 Timothy 5:20, provides clear biblical help in this situation.
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the Book of Psalms and teaches Psalm 77 on how to have God-Saturated Thinking. The question that the psalm poses is this: "In the troubles of today, how do you find hope and strength for tomorrow?"
The psalm answers the question by directing our focus off of self and on to God and His faithful, supreme, glorious character.
Pastor Geoff continues the audio-blog on biblical church leadership. The question is often asked: "Who appoints elders in a local church?" Should it be a vote by everyone present? Should it be the church's designation? Should a man be designated into the office and appointed by other godly, gifted, qualified elders/leaders?
Pastor Geoff preaches on 1 Kings 18, the familiar account of the contest between Elijah and the prophets of Baal. In this sermon, Pastor Geoff speaks on the chapter and tells the (historical) story/account. Then, he provides 4 specific ways that we must apply the text to our own lives.
Don't waver! Don't hesitate! Don't be lukewarm! Stand courageously for the LORD since He alone is God!