In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches part 4 of the "O Come Let Us Adore Him" Christmas Series. Here, he deals with the text of Herod killing the children in Bethlehem and the surrounding areas. This shows the enemies' hatred of Jesus.
Then we see Joseph leading his family back to Israel, to Galilee, to Nazareth! And we see the humiliation and lowliness of the God-Man who came to earth! What humility and lowliness! What a despised and rejected One this Man of Sorrows is!
Pastor Geoff asks and answers the question: Where are the Old Testament saints now? With biblical support and with biblical clarity, he shows that all OT saints are currently in the immediate presence of God in heaven. One day, their spirits will be reunited with the resurrected body at the 2nd coming at the start of the MIllennial Kingdom.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exposits the passage where Joseph leads his family down to Egypt for safety from Herod the Great.
And Matthew Quotes Hosea 11:1 - "Out of Egypt I Called My Son." This sermon goes back and examines the Book of Hosea and looks at the covenant-love and sovereign power of God in bringing Israel out of Egypt of old and He brings His greater, Beloved Son out of Egypt to bring salvation to sinners!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Nehemiah 8:1-8 and gives many observations of the text as the exiles have returned from Babylon to their homeland of Israel. They've rebuilt the walls and now they've all gathered to hear the LAW OF GOD read from Ezra. They're all gathered together.
What can we learn? What can we glean? Why do we as a church encourage families to worship together? Why do we do what we do? Why is our philosophy such that we love to welcome and invite in young kids into corporate worship? What's the goal,purpose, motivation and prayer?
WHY encourage families to worship together? What's the benefit? What are the reasons?
Luke 18:16 - Permit the children to come to me, and do not hinder them…
6 GREAT ADVANTAGES to families worshiping together...
1. TEACHING (the Word of God; it is living & active & powerful! The Word brings salvation!)
2. BLESSING (in the means of grace) — they can participate
3. EXEMPLIFYING (they watch our example; they observe)
4. PROTECTING (they need to know worshiping God is something THEY can/must do)
5. SHEPHERDING (families a chance to build on this during the week with kids in family worship)
6. TRAINING (from early ages, when concrete is wet, to mold and shape them on HOW to worship God)
The Most Important Moment of Your Week: Hearing the Sermon. Luke 19:48 talks about everyone "hanging on to every word that Jesus preached." May we remember the importance of and the glory of hearing from God every week as the Word is faithfully preached!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues Matthew's narrative of Jesus' birth and infancy. In this text the theme is that the MAGI/WISE MEN have come to WORSHIP the King! Verse 2 and Verse 11 speak of them coming to worship Him. That's the theme/inclusio/bracket of the section.
This sermon helps us understand true worship in 6 directions:
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 and reminds the CFBC congregation that we WILL preach Christ & Him crucified. We will not back down, back away, shy away, or be ashamed. Jesus Christ will be the theme of our preaching ministry!
In this sermon, Geoff shows:
1. the PLOYS we reject
2. The PERSON we pursue
3. the POWER we need
4. the PURPOSE we seek
Pastor Geoff provides 6 meditations on the Passover Lamb:
1. See the SINLESSNESS of the Passover Lamb
2. See the SUBSTITUTION of the Passover Lamb
3. See the FINALITY of the Passover Lamb
4. See the LOVE of the Passover Lamb
5. See the SECURITY of the Passover Lamb
6. See the GLORY of the Passover Lamb
"King Josiah's Godly Resolve: Remember & Celebrate the Passover Lamb!"
In this brief podcast, Pastor Geoff shows the tragic and swift downfall of Josiah in his meddling in the affairs of others. He got distracted away from his primary duties. But nevertheless, he purposed to intervene into other people's affairs and suffered for it.
Don't neglect your foremost calling for other good duties. Keep the main thing the main thing!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches an overview of Hebrews and shows the supremacy of Christ. Then, at the conclusion of the "Doctrinal" portion (chaps 1:1 - 10:18), he works through the last verse regarding Christ's great and final forgiveness:
1. the MEANING of forgiveness.
2. the POWER of forgiveness.
3. the FINALITY of forgiveness.
4. the PERMANENCE of forgiveness.
"Strive to Warmly Greet All the Saints With Love in Your Local Church!"
In this message, Pastor Geoff concludes the exposition through the little letter of 3 John. In John's closing remarks to Gaius (and the church by extension), we learn his genuine and affectionate love for the believers. What can we learn? How do we cultivate a church balancing TRUTH + LOVE?
1. strive for LOVE in the fellowship
2. strive for PEACE in the fellowship
3. strive for GREETINGS in the fellowship
From Hebrews 13:18 — Pastor Geoff shows how YOU as a church member can faithfully pray for your pastor(s):
For him to pray earnestly
For him to walk humbly
For him to preach powerfully
For him to exegete accurately
For him to prioritize biblically
For him to evangelize urgently
For him to worship joyfully
For him to lead courageously
For him to maintain purity
For him to shepherd patiently
For him to cultivate unity