In this message, pastor Geoff provides the context which is absolutely crucial for a proper understanding of the meaning of these verses. Then, he defines what sanctification is and asks what is the believer's role to play in growth in Christlikeness? Should you be passive? Active? Zealous? 'Let go and let God?' Earnestly pursuing holiness?
This sermon provides 4 vital characteristics of sanctification.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the glorious pronouncement that Jesus Christ is LORD! But how does the Lordship of Christ relate to eschatology (end times)? What does it mean that 'every knee will bow' and 'every tongue will confess' that Jesus Christ is LORD? What about demons, devils, angels, saints, nonbelievers, those in hell? What will they do? Will they all declare Jesus is LORD?
This study examines Philippians 2:9-11 and shows how all rational creatures on that future day will most certainly affirm and pronounce that Jesus Christ is LORD!
"Disciplining Your Children With Gospel-Grace â€” Practical Steps"
So your child has sinned and you've taken them to the room for discipline. So what do you do then? What, practically, does discipline look like?
Gather the facts - "what happened?"
Reach the heart -- "how did you respond?" Why?
Expose the sin -- Specify the sin (heart of selfishness, control, anger, etc.)
Prove it biblically --- ideally, open a Bible and show them the Scriptures.
Give the discipline -- use the rod.
Express tender love -- hold them, hug them, verbally tell them: "I love you"
Give the gospel -- do you know why I did this? You've sinned. God is holy. You're a sinner...
Pray with them -- Pray for them and move on tenderly, lovingly, caringly.
"How We Must Relate to Homosexuals & Transgender People & the LGBT Community"
Pastor Geoff preaches on Luke 5 and answers the question: How must evangelical Christians relate to homosexuals? How must we speak with those who claim to be transgender? How do we engage with the LGBT community? What are we to say? How are we to talk to them? How do we speak the truth in love?
This sermon answers the question under 5 headings.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the true gospel from the Philippians 2.5-11 paragraph:
1. the impossible standard
2. the incarnated Savior
3. the incalculable substitution
4. the indomitable Sovereign
5. the inviting summons
Pastor Geoff preaches the Word of God from Romans 1:18-32 and shows what the Bible says about the topic of homosexuality.
1. God is known.
2. God is just.
3. God is patient.
This sermon gives clarity from God's sufficient Word regarding homosexuality, transgenderism, and various sexual deviancies. God's gospel is sufficient and able to convert the heart, cleanse the conscience, and change a life.
May God powerfully work through His Word for the saving and sanctifying of many. May God equip us as His people so that we would speak confidently, courageously and with conviction regarding these matters.
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff provides a study on Ephesians 4:11-16 - the PURPOSE and PLAN and PHILOSOPHY of the Church
Church is to be marked by...
1. Godly Leaders Who Equip (11)
2. Active Service of the Saints (12)
3. Christlike Maturing among All (13)
4. Constant Vigilance Against Error (14)
5. Loving Upbuilding in Unity (15-16)
Pastor Geoff teaches at the Senior Living Home and proclaims the gospel to the folks to be on guard against lukewarmness. And he provides biblical guidance and help, with God's grace, to guard against it and the remedy and cure for lukewarmness.
"Godly Living in Light of Christ's Soon Coming! Be Watchful & Alert!"
Pastor Geoff teaches on living in light of the Lord's coming. We must be observant of the signs of the times and we must always be on the alert and watchful so that the day of His coming does not take people by surprise.
Let all God's people heed the words of Christ and be alert, sober, ready and anticipating His soon-return!
"The Prodigal Son, Part 2: The Breathtaking Love of God"
Pastor Geoff preaches at "Promise Academy" -- a Christian school for special-needs children. What a wonderful opportunity to speak gospel truth to these young boys and girls in a simple way and call them to worship the one, true and living God.
Pastor Geoff preaches at a men's gathering in St Louis, MO and preaches on "Godly Zeal" -- not just sheer zeal or bare excitement. But the point of the sermon is looking at characteristics that help us understand what Godly Zeal is.