Pastor Geoff begins this expository, verse-by-verse study through Philippians with a jet-tour flyover of the layout of the entire book of Philippians. He covers 5 of the predominant themes that come out in this great little letter.
Also, the background is given of the city of Philippi, how the gospel invaded Europe (Acts 16, Paul's 2nd missionary journey), and what the church is like there in that city of Philippi.
Pastor Geoff preaches 1 Peter 1:3-9 and shows how all believers have a true & living hope. This hope, biblically, is not a wish, it's a confident expectation and certainty based upon God's promises & not life's circumstances.
This passage provides 5 divine declarations regarding the Christian's hope.
"Foundation of a Healthy Church: the Preaching of the Word!"
Pastor Geoff preaches the Word of God at Providence Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Edwardsville, IL and shows from the Word of God what the foundation of a healthy church must be -- the expository preaching of the Word of God.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the foundational truth of participating in corporate worship. This message emphasizes the reality that every believer plays an active part in worshiping God corporately.
Rather than the mindset of "I'm going to church to get/take something," we should try to cultivate the mindset of: "I'm going to gather with the saints in order to serve them today!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Hebrews 2:14-18 and provides 4 soul-strengthening reasons why Jesus Christ is your helper.
The gospel of saving grace clearly comes forth in this paragraph as the Author of Hebrews reminds us that Jesus had to be made like His brethren in every way! And He does, in fact, give help to the descendant of Abraham!
Let us rejoice & find strength in His help!
"The Panoramic View of the Christmas Story: Look & Wonder at Christ!"
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel of salvation from 1 John 3 in showing the wide-angle, panoramic portrait of the Christmas story. From humanity's perilous condition of lawlessness, to Christ's coming as a human, sinless man, to His death on the cross in 'taking away sin', to His soon-coming again in power & glory, Pastor Geoff preaches 4 headings in this panoramic view of the Christmas story.
Pastor Geoff preaches part 1 of a 3-part series on "The wonders of our incarnate King!" This message from 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 -- especially focusing on verse 30! -- emphasizes that Jesus Christ is the believer's HOLINESS.
Pastor Geoff proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ on a street corner during a very busy lunch-hour in downtown Clayton, MO.
As many men and women walk by, the gospel is heralded loudly calling men and women to consider eternity, see their sin as God sees it, and run to Jesus Christ by faith alone for salvation from eternal wrath.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff reminds the CFBC congregation of the mission of CFBC. This sermon examines closely Paul's mission in Colossians 1:28-29 -- we proclaim Christ! This happens through the admonishing and teaching of every man so that every man will be complete in Christ!
Listen to this mission of God (in Col 1:28-29) and then the mission of CFBC so that the ministry can stay focused and faithful to the ultimate aim of glorifying God & exalting Christ!
Pastor Geoff preaches through 1 Thessalonians 1 and exhorts the Christ Fellowship Bible Church congregation with this question: "What's the kind of church you wanna be a part of?" And 1 Thessalonians 1 provides a healthy template of a good, Christ-exalting church.
Listen to this message to hear the essential features of a church you wanna be a part of.
"How Faithful Are You to the King in His Absence? He's Coming Back Soon! Are You Faithful?"
Pastor Geoff continues preaching through the Gospel of Luke and teaches on the parable that Jesus tells because people supposed that He was going to start the kingdom immediately.
But Jesus tells a parable to show that He, as the King, will depart for a while and then He will return and call all of His slaves to account for how faithful they have been.
This message is a call for all of God's slaves to serve Him faithfully. Let God deal with the results. Our duty is to remain faithful.
It's also a warning to those who are lazy, idle, unbelieving, and self-congratulating. The warning is sober because when the Master returns He will slay all His enemies and cast them to judgment forever.
Turn to Christ today! Serve Him with faithfulness!
Pastor Geoff preaches from Song of Solomon 7 and provides 4 key lessons for all of us to learn from this very helpful & God-given chapter.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff pleads with us to have clarity on what GOD says regarding the matter of sex, sexuality, intimacy, joy, and lovemaking. God blesses the intoxicating exhilaration of lovemaking -- only within the context of a marriage between a man and a woman.
This sermon provides help & counsel for married couples. It also provides many applications to the Ultimate Bridegroom, Jesus Christ & His great love for His Bride, the Church.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the healing of Blind Bartimaeus as Jesus approaches Jericho before the final week (Passion week) of His life. This is a remarkable healing account and in this sermon, pastor Geoff provides 4 remarkable truths so that we can follow the story as Luke unfolds it for us.
We must ask ourselves if we see our salvation-story in the healing of the blind man. The desperate condition meets sovereign grace. And then the instantaneous healing of Christ results in discipleship, obedience, and rejoicing.
Has this happened to you? If not, come to Christ by faith alone today!
"Thankful for the Triune God Dwelling in Believers!"
Pastor Geoff preaches this Thanksgiving Service message at CFBC and provides, perhaps, a fresh insight for the people of God to specifically give thanks to God. Indeed, the Triune God -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- has gloriously condescended & humbly chosen to reside in believers!
Be thankful that GOD THE SPIRIT dwells in you.
Be thankful that GOD THE SON dwells in you.
Be thankful that GOD THE FATHER dwells in you.
Pastor Geoff preaches Revelation 10 at the Sunshine Ministries homeless shelter in downtown STL. In this message, he talks about how the time is soon coming when God will delay His judgment no more -- so prepare NOW and get right with God!
3 lessons from God for us...
"Behold the Man of Sorrows! Jesus Prophesies His Own Rejection!"