Pastor Geoff speaks to the issue of how to train leaders and how pastors can do this well and effectively in the local church. This is vital for obedience to Christ and for the well-being of the local church.
Pastor Geoff preaches at the very busy 4th of July Fair in St Louis, Missouri as 1,000's walk by to head to the Fireworks. We proclaim Christ & call men and women to consider eternity, their souls, and we plead with them to turn from sin & trust in Christ!
Pastor Geoff teaches on the parable of the 'lost sheep' -- and shows how this is an indictment against the Jewish leadership of the day since they couldn't be further from the heart of God that rejoices when God's people are saved in Christ.
But it also shows the great joy that God has when He seeks and saves His lost ones!
Pastor Geoff tackles a question that might be asked: "how must I as a Christian respond to the many movies, TV shows, etc. that are promoting nudity in all of its forms?" How should Christians respond? What should we do? How should we act? What should we say?
"Hope for the Hurting: How to Pray in Times of Trouble"
Pastor Geoff teaches on a very important unit of Scripture when Jesus, our Lord, sets forth the terms of discipleship. He lays down the requirements for ALL of His disciples. These aren't just the qualifications for the missionaries, or the pastors. Rather, these are the terms that Christ gives for all those who wish to be Christians.
Listen to this message & count the cost! Salvation is free! But it'll cost you everything!
In this audio lecture, Pastor Geoff teaches on one of the most important components of expository preaching -- and that is the inner, hidden, private and desperate prayer life of the minister of the gospel.
A man can only be much FOR God when he is much WITH God.
This teaching class centers on the paramount importance of praying in the life of the preacher. A man who does not pray is merely praying and is unfit to be a minister.
This class teaches on some components of prayer. Then, following the instruction time, we prayed corporately through Scriptures so as to model what desperate prayer looks like -- praying through the Word with the text of Scripture as a guide -- and asking for God's help in our lives, our studies, our ministries, and our sermons.
Download the PDF outline at www.CFBCSTL.org/sermons
Pastor Geoff teaches on the biblical discipline of hospitality. The Lord gives us clear instructions in the Word to pursue and practice hospitality. This should be evident in the lives of believers and should be a regular practice in the life of a local church.
In this message, Pastor Geoff provides many Scriptures that support the duty of hospitality and he also provides many blessings that come from hospitality. He also answers a handful of objections that many may raise regarding this.
In this message, preached at a homeless shelter in downtown St Louis, Pastor Geoff proclaims the truth of Revelation 1:9-20. This text teaches the absolute power & sovereignty of Jesus Christ as He manifested Himself to the Apostle John on the island of Patmos.
This message -- and this text -- focuses on the power & judgment of Jesus Christ. We see..
the presence of Christ
the priesthood of Christ
the purity of Christ
the power of Christ
the piercing judgment of Christ
Listen to this gospel message & fall down in worship before this great King!
In this message, Pastor Geoff works through the gospel and focuses on a little, repetitive phrase through Ephesians 2:1-10 -- "in Christ." This doctrine of the 'union with Christ' that every believer has and enjoys is vital for every spiritual blessing & benefit we enjoy flows from this.
Listen to this message on the unchanging identity of every believer in Jesus Christ!
"Expository Preaching Class: Session 1: Preparing the Man!"
Pastor Geoff describes in this audio-blog the importance of having a biblical, reformed, robust view of anthropology and how this impacts biblical evangelism.
Mankind -- anthropology -- is dead in sin & cannot be shoved further from God nor can a man bring someone closer to God.
Sovereignty of God in salvation -- salvation is wholly & entirely of the Lord and for His glory.
Thus, when we do evangelism, we cannot tailor our "method" to try to make people more 'receptive' to the gospel -- since this will never happen. A nonbeliever is dead in sin & hostile to God and His gospel. It is only when the Spirit of God awakens a sinner by giving life that the sinner will come to trust in Christ & love Him. But this happens through the faithful proclamation and declaration of the good news of the gospel.
Therefore -- let us not try to evangelize to 'befriend' people or 'make people more receptive' to Christ. This shall never happen. Let us be full of love and speak urgent gospel truth to them and plead with them to repent and trust in Christ!
Pastor Geoff fills the pulpit at Providence Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Edwardsville, IL and proclaims the glorious reality that Jesus Christ, right now, by grace, intercedes (prays!) for His people continually!
What an amazing thought!
This message provides some axioms regarding the priestly -- intercessory -- work of Jesus Christ for His people!