podcast: The Task of the UnderShepherd
1 Peter 5:2
As an Undershepherd, I am to
SERVE the Chief Shepherd
WORSHIP the Chief Shepherd
PREACH the Chief Shepherd
HIGHLIGHT the Chief Shepherd
TRUST the Chief Shepherd
OBEY the Chief Shepherd
EMULATE the Chief Shepherd
"4 Final & Crucial Exhortations to Local Churches!"
This podcast provides 11 reasons for professing believers to COME ALL the way to Jesus Christ. Many profess to be "Christians" but they do not live what they profess. They claim to be Christians but they live like worldlings. Hebrews 4.1 warns you against NOT COMING SHORT of eternal life.
Come all the way to Christ -- or, as the Puritans put it: "Close with Christ".
11 reasons why...
ponder the nearness of your death
do not make any presumptions
be convinced of your tragic & hopeless condition
Jesus pleads with you
Your unbelief calls God a LIAR!
Christ cannot — and will not — save unbelieving sinners
Coming to Christ glorifies God
All Christ’s glory & joy will be yours
Today is the day of salvation!
Christ patiently waits for you
Do not out-sin the Devil.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches part 2 on the doctrine of the Church.
1. the LEADERS of the church
2. the PURPOSE of the church
3. the DURATION of the church
4. the PROTECTION of the church
5. the HEAD of the church
6. the MEMBERS/PARTICIPATION of the church
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exposits through Ephesians 4.11-13 and begins a 2-part series on THE PHILOSOPHY AND PURPOSE of the Local Church.
1. The Leaders of the Church (v.11)
2. The Purpose of the Church (v.12)
3. The Duration of the Church (v.13)
This sermon proclaims the mission of the Church & the philosophy of the Master's plan -- for the leaders to EQUIP THE SAINTS so that the saints can do the work of ministry -- for the building up of the body of Christ!
"Give Thanks to the Lord, the Creator & Deliverer in These 3 Ways"
In this thanksgiving message, Pastor Geoff exposits through Psalm 33 and provides 3 ways to refocus on God and His wonderful ways this Thanksgiving holiday season...
1. Sing in praise to God!
2. Stand in awe of God!
3. Secure your hope in God!
"Future Restoration & Conversion of the Jews, Part 2"
The future restoration/conversion Jews, pt 2
Jeremiah 33:19-26 — future restoration
the CONTEXT (v.14ff) >> all of Jer 31-33 — new covenant language w/ Israel; v.14ff
the ILLUSTRATION (v.20, 25)
the GUARANTEE (v.17, v.20, 21, 25)
the RESTORATION (v.26)
the CONVERSION (v.16)
The future restoration & conversion of the Jews is….
Theologically Paramount (if God was faithless to Israel; then could he be to you??)
Ultimately God-magnifying (b/c God shows Himself to be great in redeeming & preserving a nation
In this message, Pastor Geoff teaches from the Bible as to how we as Bible-believing Christians must engage with and interact with our homosexual friends, loved ones, neighbors, co-workers.
The Word of God makes clear that we must interact with our unbelieving friends by speaking the Truth with Love.
This message gives clarity so that we can stand courageously on the Word of God and engage with the lost world and shine as lights in the midst of it.
Download the PDF outline at: www.cfbcstl.org/sermons
"Finding and Using Your Spiritual Gifts in the Church"
Evaluating your kids spiritual condition
some questions to ask your children...
Tell me about your trust in Jesus & your love for him.
what do you enjoy most in your Bible reading?
what are your strongest temptations to sin?
what do you like most about church?
If you weren’t being raised in a Christian home, what would you miss about it most of all?
if a friend of yours asked you how to become a Christian, what would you say??
>>> adapted from Josh Niemi, expository parenting (p.187)
"Preacher! Speak Forth Gospel Truth & Its Demands With All Confidence!"
In this sermon, pastor Geoff preaches on one of the theme verses of Titus 3 -- that Paul exhorted Pastor Titus to SPEAK THE GOSPEL TRUTHS with all confidence SO THAT believers will carefully, thoughtfully and intentionally engage in good deeds.
This verse gives the key and the end and the purpose of ALL gospel preaching -- SO THAT God's people (=believers) will carefully engage in good deeds (NOT to get saved; but as a result of God's grace in saving them!).
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff covers part 2 of this series on SPIRITUAL GIFTS. This sermon covers:
1. the CATEGORIES of spiritual gifts
2. the CLARIFICATION of the miraculous gifts (8-arguments for cessationism)
3. the EDIFICATION in using your gift
"The Christian's Crowning Comfort: Children of God & Heirs of Eternal Life!"