Pastor Geoff provides helps for interpeting the Book of Revelation properly:
Interpret the Book of Revelation:
Canonically (how it fits into the canon at large)
Remember: God does not wish to HIDE truth from us.
Remember the Genre - it is prophecy, prophetic literature (from God/re: the future)
Remember the OT - interpret Scripture with Scripture
Remember authorial intent — what did the A/author mean by what he wrote
Remember progressive relation - start w/ OT & build on this foundation when coming to Revelation & NT
Remember straightforward, plain, normal interp - interpret it normally whenever this is permitted by the context or comparing scripture with Scripture
Remember figures of speech & symbols - note the key words: “Like/As"
"Bad Leadership 101: The Corrupt Leadership of King Rehoboam!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the sad & tragic account of this prideful man, King Rehoboam.
The DOMINATION of Rehoboam
The Distracted DEVOTION of Rehoboam
The DEFILEMENT of Rehoboam
The DISOBEDIENCE of Rehoboam
Pastor Geoff preaches the beginning of the tragic account of King Rehoboam -- the son of Solomon who divided the kingdom of Israel. Careful whose counsel and advice you follow. It'll impact not only you -- but many others as well!
Pastor Geoff preaches Colossians 1:9ff on the prayer of the Apostle Paul for the believers in Colossae. How does Paul pray for them? What does he pray for? How does he pray for their growth? What does he want? How can we learn from this so that we can pray effectively and biblically for one another?
Pastor Geoff provides 7 God-given lessons on praying for the church from this text.
Pastor Geoff preaches 2 John 9a and shows what the meaning is for those who "go too far" beyond the teaching of Christ. And then pastor Geoff surveys Scripture and asks and answers the following questions:
-Is the Scripture sufficient?
-Is the Bible closed?
-Is God still speaking and doing miracles?
-What about those who claim to have dreams, visions, and revelations of Jesus?
-Is it really all that important?
May the Lord work through the clarity of His all-sufficient Word to guide and lead us into truth. May we not go beyond the teaching of Christ!
Pastor Geoff expounds on a third commitment of CFBC -- to obey the Lord, by His enabling power and grace, and to walk in a manner worthy of the calling. That is, we are to pursue aggressive sanctification.