Pastor Geoff preaches on Jesus' sending out of the 70 to do the work of ministry. In this message, we learn a number of important elements so that we can be equipped as laborers for Christ in Christian ministry.
Pastor Geoff preaches through Luke 10:17-24 -- the return of the 70 after they fulfilled their evangelistic mission. And Christ reminds them not to rejoice in temporary results in ministry but ultimately to find their ground for rejoicing in the unchangeable and eternal reality that their names are 'recorded in heaven'.
This is the surest ground for joy in the Christian's life -- that one's POSITION before God (=name in heaven) is the foundation for joy that catapults my PRACTICE (=serving Christ in ministry) for His glory.
In this sermon there are 2 main causes for joy that are presented:
1. Rejoice that your names are eternally recorded in heaven!
2. Rejoice that your salvation is sovereignly given by Christ!
Pastor Geoff provides some foundational goals for Christian parents. The goal of parenting far surpasses time and space in the here and now. It is about preparing our children to stand before God one day. It's about preparing them to die well & stand before Christ at the Judgment.
In this sermon, seven goals are given including such essentials like praying for our children, modeling Christ for our children, instructing their hearts, teaching them to trust God, teaching them to suffer well and persevere through hardship, discipling them and saving their souls from death, etc.
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"Why the Original Languages Are Important in the Study of Scripture"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the text of the familiar "Good Samaritan" account. The religious scholar, the 'lawyer' or, scribe, comes to Jesus and asks what he must do to inherit eternal life.
In speaking to this self-righteous, works-righteous, self-deceived man, Jesus shows the absolute bankruptcy of all works-based faiths (=religions) and shows how it is absolutely impossible to get to God by trying to keep the Law.
God truly hides spiritual truths from the wise and intelligent of the world. But He reveals gospel truth to infants. And it is these who in turn love God and love their neighbor because God has opened their eyes to the gospel!
"The Biblical Method for Parenting: Bring Children Up in Discipline & Instruction of the LORD!"
In this 15-minute message, Pastor Geoff provides a number of reasons why believers must engage in the ongoing, never-ending, thrilling study of the Person of God.
1. Because God deserves to be adored and worshiped.
2. Because it drives us to the cross.
3. Because it compels us to proclaim the gospel to the lost.
4. Because it guards us from idolatry (thinking about God wrongly)
5. Because it is the unshakable foundation where joy is found.
"When the Proud Scoff & Treat You With Contempt, What Do You Do?"
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ from Psalm 3 at the Senior Living home in St Louis, Missouri to many older folks. This message calls the hearers to:
1. Pray to God
2. Trust in God
3. Hope in God
For the Lord Jesus Christ is Savior because salvation belongs to the LORD!
"One Thing Necessary: Sitting at Jesus' Feet Hearing the Word of God!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on this wonderful passage of Scripture which reminds God's people that there ultimately is one thing necessary for us. With all the businesses and distractions of life, we must keep the main thing the main thing.
This message provides 4 simple helps so that we can remember the one thing necessary (sitting at the Lord's feet hearing His Word) amidst very busy lives.
In this wonderful psalm of ascents, David wrote and pondered what things would be like if God had not been "on our side." O the terrible consequences and the amazing judgment that Israel of old would have received! But bless God that He did intervene and deliver His people!
For us as New Testament believers today, God is "for us" and we must bless His Name for we have escaped God's eternal thund'rous wrath because God did not spare His own Son but delivered Him up for us all!
Pastor Geoff preaches through the Book of Esther on the streets of St Louis and shows how God, by His mighty power and strength, protected His Jewish people from being annihilated by Haman.
In the same way, God has a great plan to protect His elect, covenant-people through Jesus Christ. God sent Christ to deliver those who are in trouble -- eternal trouble. Luke 13:3 speaks to this. Unless you repent you will perish!
Listen to this exhortation and gospel call on the streets of St Louis.
"The Person of Jesus Christ! Let Us Worship, Marvel, and Love this God-Man!"
Pastor Geoff preaches an advent 2015 sermon on Colossians 1:15-20 on the glorious Person and work of Jesus Christ.
This sermon text provides 5 massive realities about Jesus Christ â€”
1. Jesus is FULLY GOD
2. Jesus is POWERFUL CREATOR
3. Jesus is ACTIVE SUSTAINER
4. Jesus is SUPREME AUTHORITY
5. Jesus is the ONLY SAVIOR
"Hear This! Those Who Trust in the LORD Are Secure!"
In this message, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition preaching through the Book of Psalms and he heralds this glorious chapter on the confidence that God provides to those who trust in Him.
God protects His people like the mountains that surround Zion. He goes before them, behind them, and the righteous ones endure forevermore!
The need is for us as the people of God to trust in our God, to rely on Him, to believe in Him. To trust God is the total casting of the total self upon a triumphant Savior. Psalm 125 describes God's great promises of protection for His people.
In this message, Pastor Geoff exhorts all singles to a life of undistracted devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ. Singles should use this God-given, blessed season of life for undistracted devotion to God and undiminished service to others.
This message looks at Anna and her example in Luke 2. What can we learn about 'single-hood' from Anna's example?
This message encourages singles to look & gaze upon the ultimate Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ!
"The Propitiation of Jesus Christ: The Only Way for God to Forgive Sinners"
Pastor Geoff preaches this Advent sermon at Christ Fellowship & focuses on the crosswork of Jesus Christ â€” the propitiation of Christ. The heart of the gospel is here. This is the crux, the nucleus, the vital organs, the sun of theology & the gospel.
Why did Jesus have to die? What did God accomplish? This message works through this paragraph in Romans 3:21ff and shows the biblical gospel and what the cross really accomplished.
God vindicated His own righteous and just character by crushing and punishing sin upon His own Son, the Lord Jesus, at Calvary. Those who believe in Jesus Christ are declared -- reckoned -- by God to be righteous by virtue of the merit of Another, Jesus Christ.
Believers are saved BY God, FROM God, and FOR God. This sermon explains what that means.
"A Great Motive for Prayer: You Have a Great High Priest Who Intercedes for You!"
In this message, Pastor Geoff provides one of the great motivations to fervent prayer in our Christian lives -- because we have a great High Priest who, right now, at this moment, sits at the Father's right hand interceding for His own.
This message describes what it means for Christ to 'intercede' on behalf of His own.
May this encourage you to pray because you have a Priest who is currently praying for you & interceding on your behalf!
"The Power of Jesus Christ: The Surpassing Greatness of His Power Toward Believers!"