In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Ephesians 5.3-6 on Abstaining from evil. The two headings are:
1. The RESPONSIBILITY for you to abstain from evil
2. The REASONS for you to abstain from evil
Consider the great love of Jesus Christ from Ephesians 3.19 --
A practical way to meditate on the facets of Christ's great love for us. His love is supreme and preeminent because...
No love STOOPS like Christ’s love
No love SUFFERS like Christ’s love
No love GIVES like Christ’s love
No love LASTS like Christ’s love
No love SATISFIES like Christ’s love
No love MOTIVATES like Christ’s love
KNOWING this love…
but will make ushappy,holyandusefulin our day and generation.
One great cause of the present condition of the Church is that we do not know Christ’s love to us. We spend out time with petty things, and in fussy activities and discussions. Were we to be full of this love and of the knowledge of this love we would be entirely transformed. It is this knowledge that makes us mighty. That is why the Apostle prayed without ceasing that these Ephesians might “with all saints comprehend what is the breadth and length and the depth and the height, and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge”. Oh that we might know it, and grow in it and rejoice in it.
"The Temptation of Christ: His Righteousness Displayed!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through Ephesians. We cover Ephesians 5:1-2. The main imperative verbs provide the structural outline:
1. Imitate Your God!
2. Walk In Love!
But the motivation and the ability to carry out these commands comes from the 'as/just as' clauses. We are to imitate God AS beloved children. We are to walk in love JUST AS we have been loved by Christ who gave Himself for us.
Pastor Geoff preaches Luke 2:8-20 on the shepherds who saw the glory of God and who rejoiced and praised God at all the great things that God did for them! Yes, indeed, a Savior has been born -- even for them, lowly, humble shepherds!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the expository preaching series through Ephesians. Ephesians 4:29-30 gives the example of PUTTING OFF rotten words and PUTTING ON edifying, helpful words. Here in v.30 are 2 reasons/motives:
1. To give grae to those who hear
2. To not grieve the Holy Spirit of God
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exposits these verses and shows how God's wisdom in proverbs practically affects your day to day life. The father, Solomon, teaches his son in 2 ways: 1. My Son! Avoid this! 2. My Son! Here's why! There are very shocking statements on the wicked and how they are under God's wrath and shall receive His anger forever if they die in their sin. But, O the glory! O the glory of the children of God who have great intimacy with their Lord! www.CFBCSTL.org
This sermon is an exposition of 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 at the chapel of Brookes Bible College in St Louis, MO. Pastor Geoff exhorts the men and women to learn from Paul's example when ministry is tough, and sheep are biting. How do you respond?
Rather than responding impatiently, emotionally, impulsively, or unwisely, we must THANK before we SPANK. Paul models this in 1 Cor 1.
Paul gives thanks for...
1. God's amazing grace (4)
2. God's profound wisdom (5-6)
3. God's triumphant promises (7-8)
4. God's faithful character (9)