In this sermon, pastor Geoff provides 3 exhortations from John's commendation and exhortation to the "elect lady"
1) Be committed to truth!
2) Be fervent in love!
3) Be obedient to God!
Pastor Geoff preaches 2 Chronicles 5 when Solomon brings the Ark of the Covenant into the newly built Temple & this sermon brings out 2 admonitions from the text for us so that we can gaze upon God's glory & remember our supreme God who meets with us:
1. Prioritize the Worship of God
2. Revere the Presence of God
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel from Psalm 51 at the homeless shelter in downtown St Louis. He preaches Psalm 51 and shows how God's mercy is so great that even the worst of sinners can be forgiven:
1. Own your sin!
2. Confess your sin!
3. Turn from your sin!
4. Humble your heart!
May God grant forgiveness & grace to great sinners to magnify His greater grace!
"Urgent Lessons on Being a Church Committed to Truth & Love"
This sermon covers the rest of the opening greeting from John to the chosen "lady" and her children (vv.1-3). This sermon provides 2 more lessons on being a church full of love & committed to the Truth!
Pastor Geoff gives a podcast on the doctrine of the "New birth" -- or "regeneration." This is the work of God in saving a dead sinner. It is the life of God in the soul of a man.
â€œLydia was listening, whose heart the Lord opened to respond to the things spoken by Paulâ€
The REALM - the heart
The REGENERATOR - the LORD
The RENOVATION - opened
The RESULT - to respond to the things spoken
4 reasons why regeneration precedes faith:
The Clarity of Scripture
The Inability of Man
The Thoroughness of Regeneration
The Glory of God
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff pleads with men to love their wives with passionate EXCLUSIVITY -- as we learn from Solomon and his exclusive love and verbal affection that he lavishes upon his wife in Song of Solomon 7.
Here is what that looks like...
Specifically Affirm Her Features (1-5)
Verbally Affirm Her Beauty (6)
Happily Enjoy Her Sexually (7-9)
Exclusively Love Her Resolutely (10)
Willingly Be with Her Intimately (11-13)
Pastor Geoff teaches on the doctrine found in 1 Thess 4 on the "Catching up" of believers -- what is sometimes called the Rapture.
To be CONSIDERED:
1 Thess 4
To be COMFORTING:
eagerly-expecting (meet with loved ones)
perfectly-transforming (seeing Christ face to face)
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff provides ways from the text (of Psalm 128) as to HOW to have a happy home that fears the Lord. This psalm deals with the man, the wife, the children, the society, and the godly legacy.
"Constructing the Temple Building & Its Furnishings! God Is a God of Detail!"
Pastor Geoff teaches this class on the Intertestamental period -- and here he discusses the Roman empire, the Herodian dynasty, 1st century life in Palestine, the LXX (Septuagint), Targums, the languages of the 1st century, and then the Jewish sects at this time.
"NT Survey: Intertestamental Period (Babylon, Media/Persia, Greece)"
Pastor Geoff preaches Revelation 17 and explains the Harlot-Babylon in the Tribulation period. The only hope of escape of this time of great trouble and tribulation is to be cleansed and pure robed in Christ's righteousness!