In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches thru the sad and tragic account of King Ahaz. It's a hugely important context internationally (cf. Isaiah 7). But here we see the devastating effects of idolatry and wickedness -- and yet we are pointed to the hope found in the Immanuel -- the virgin-born Son to come in the future. He is in fact God with us!
"Loyalty to the Truth & the Need to Be Walking in the Truth!"
Pastor Geoff teaches on how to boost your prayer life.
Blog/Podcast: How to Boost your Prayer Life
1 Samuel 1:15 — poured out my soul before the LORD….
Luke 5:16 - slip away into the wilderness and pray….
A POSSIBLE PRAYER-SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK...
MONDAY = PRAISE & WORSHIP
TUESDAY = CONFESSION & ASSURANCE
WEDNESDAY = MISSIONS, OUTREACH
THURSDAY = CHURCH FAMILY/PASTOR
FRIDAY = REVIVAL, EVANGELISM, PRAISE
SATURDAY = PREPARING FOR SUNDAY/WORSHIP/READ
also things to add/consider…
pray through your children daily (one child particularly each day of the week)
pray through a handful of fellow church members each day (5 or 7)
go through Psalms — read a verse, pray it, read the next verse, pray it, move on, etc.
take Paul’s prayers in Eph 1, 3, Phil 1, Col 1, etc. and pray them for your church
use the model prayer from our Lord in Matt 6 to guide you:
Glory of God (our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be your name…)
Kingdom of God (your kingdom come)
Will of God (your will be done)
needs of this life (give us this day our daily bread)
confession of sin (forgive us our trespasses
pursuit of holiness (lead us not into temptation, but deliver us…)
Psator Geoff teaches on How to manage time well:
Psalm 39:4 —
5. Resolved: Never lose one moment of time; but seize the time to use it in the most profitable way I possibly can. (Jonathan Edwards)
Speak with God Before Speaking with Men (Pray!)
Warm Your Heart with Biblical Truth (Read!)
Prioritize & Exert Diligence to Accomplish the Tasks (Effort!)
Do Even the Private and Smaller Duties Heartfully (Faithful!)
Make & Keep Time for your Marriage, Family & Church (Family!
6. Resolved: To live with all my might, …while I do live. (Jonathan Edwards)
CFBC Daily Word of Truth: LOVE YOUR CHURCH MORE.
Love your Church because…
it’s Christ’s Body
It’s God’s Plan for Your Growth
It’s a Costly Gift to Christ and to You
It’s your Spiritual Family
It’s the counterpoint of your ministry/service
It’s the refuge for your comfort, strengthening & joy
CFBC Daily Word of Truth: Attend Worship Weekly!
Psalm 122.1 & Heb 10.25
Aggressively Fight to Attend Weekly For the Following Reasons:
God is eminently worthy
Christ commands It
It protects & equips you (theologically/practically)
It nourishes you for the week
The lost must see your priorities
Your church family lacks without you
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches at the Senior Living Home in St Louis Missouri and heralds the glories of Jesus Christ at the wedding at Cana.
In this sermon we see:
1. the Festal occasion (1-2)
2. The shameful predicament (3-5)
3. The unmistakable miracle (6-10)
4. The divine glory (11)
Come and believe on this Savior!
"How to Proclaim the Gospel Like Jesus: Evangelism Lessons"
Pastor Geoff preaches on evangelism from John 4 and looks at how Jesus interacts with the Samaritan woman at the well in Sychar. How does Jesus share the gospel? What does He do? How does He proclaim Truth? What does He say?
Lessons on EVANGELISM (sharing the good news) as we learn from Jesus...
Believe in God’s Providence (1-6)
Initiate the conversation (7-9)
Speak of the glorious gospel (10-14)
Expose the heart-sins (15-18)
Reveal who God Really is (19-24)
Point to the Glorious Christ (25-26)
"Halfhearted Obedience to God! The Sad Reign of King Amaziah"
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff teaches on what you must have in your preaching:
Six Must-Haves of PREACHING
Explication — what it means
Precision — be precise, theologically accurate.
Application — how the meaning should affect you
Persuasion — why you must believe this
Evangelization — the hope in Christ
Passion — i know this & i believe it.
Pastor Geoff provides a podcast on the Christology of John the Baptist.
John the Baptist’s CHRISTOLOGY:
who is JESUS from the lips of John??? Luke 3:16
He is MAN (but One…)
He is COMING (is coming…)
He is SUPREME/MIGHTY (mightier than I)
He is MAJESTIC (not fit to untie his sandal)
He is SAVIOR (baptize you w/ holy spirit)
He is JUDGE (with fire)
He is EXECUTIONER (burn up w/ unquenchable fire)
"Starting Well & Ending Badly! 3 Lessons on How to Finish Life Well!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the tragic apostasy of King Joash -- a man who had such potential and such a godly discipler (Jehoiada) -- yet who, in his own foolish pride, he turned from God and ended his life far away from God!
How do you NOT be like Joash? How do you end well?
1. FOLLOW YOUR GOD!
2. KILL YOUR PRIDE!
3. FINISH YOUR COURSE!
Pastor Geoff teaches on the NON-NEGOTIABLES IN YOUR LOCAL CHURCH (titus)
*a survey thru TITUS*
Proper Understanding of God (1:1-4)
Above-Reproach & Qualified Leaders (1:5-16)
Healthy Body Life (2:1-10)
Commitment to the Exclusive Gospel (2:11-14)
Fervent preaching of God’s Word (2:1, 15)
Zealous & Intentional Living in Godliness (3:1-8)
Adherence to the Purity of the Church (3:9-11)
Serving One another in need (3:12-15)