This is session #5 on the preaching class -- the components of a sermon. What are the essential features of a sermon. This class surveys issues such as...
reading the text well
outlining the text
always preaching the gospel
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"The Lost Son, Part 1: The Breathtaking Love of God!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the well-known story of the "Prodigal Son" and shows that the hero of the story is not the younger, Prodigal son, nor is it the older brother. Rather, the hero is God Himself -- pictured as the loving and gracious and joyful father in this story who receives back penitent sinners.
This message covers the downward spiral of the Prodigal into sin and the full repentance that he demonstrated.
Pastor Geoff preaches at the homeless shelter in downtown St Louis, MO and calls the men to behold the beauty & power of Jesus Christ and to hear His call to His Church -- to repent of sin!
Rich rewards await all those who are "overcomers." Trust in Christ and follow Him and repent of all known sin!
Pastor Geoff provides a podcast so that believers would think biblically & accurately about spiritual warfare. We do not want to FORGET we're in a war. Nor do we want to FEAR that we're in a war. Rather, we must FIGHT as soldiers of Christ -- hiding in Him and in His righteousness knowing that the victory comes from God!
Stand strong, hold on & fight!
"A Prayer for Rescue: Preparing & Fighting Thru Spiritual Warfare!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ which is most certainly sure to come in the future. All who are not reconciled to God thru faith in Christ alone will be punished under His everlasting judgment.
This is a wake-up call on the streets of St Louis, MO calling all men and women to believe in Christ to be saved from coming wrath!
"Expository Preaching Class: Session 6: Delivering the Sermon"
This is session #6 in the Expository Preaching Class offered at CFBC. In this session, Pastor Geoff teaches on the "Delivery of the Sermon." Topics in this discussion include:
-desperation in preaching
-the Spirit in preaching
-passion in preaching
-using notes in preaching
-extemporaneousness in preaching
-preaching the gospel
-mannerisms/gestures in preaching
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"How Should a True Believer React to the Word of God?"
Pastor Geoff preaches part 2 on this long parable of the LOST SON. In this message, the focus specifically centers on the joyful reception of the Father as the penitent, wayward, Prodigal son returns home.
Then, the sermon focuses on the older son, the older brother, who was the self-righteous hypocrite who felt that he always obeyed the Father and deserved to be rewarded for his conduct.
Listen to this gospel message and the pleas to repent and trust in Christ at the end of the sermon.
"Take Care How You Listen to & Apply Every Sermon!"
Pastor Geoff preaches James 1:19-25 on how believers must respond to God's Word. In this message, specifically, Pastor Geoff provides 3 helps for us to take care how we listen to & apply every sermon.
BEFORE the sermon = PREPARE
DURING the sermon = PERSEVERE
AFTER the sermon = PRACTICE
May God's truth burn deeply into our souls that we would be hearers and doers of the Word!
Pastor Geoff preaches on the simple gospel -- the clear gospel -- from one verse in 2 Timothy 1 -- that God has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace!
Pastor Geoff concludes the 7-part summer expository preaching class with the CFBC men in this session as he deals with "Preaching & the sovereignty of God."
This message talks about the dual role of preaching -- the divine role and the human role. This message covers God's sovereignty and how essential it is for effective preaching. It also surveys unction and how the Spirit of God attends the going forth of His Word powerfully.
Listen to & apply this text to your preaching.
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Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel at a Senior Living facility in St Louis, MO as he preaches Psalm 92 to the elderly and shows how even in old age men and woman can be like fruitful, prosperous, vibrant, strong trees.
"Eschatology: The Biblical Case for the Pre-Trib Rapture"
In this message, Pastor Geoff teaches on eschatology (doctrine of end-times) and provides a biblical case for the pretribulation rapture.
That is to say, Jesus Christ will return to catch up His people (all who are alive) to meet Him in the clouds to be with Him forever. And this immediate, quick, sudden coming will occur before the seven-year Tribulation period that will come upon the whole earth.
"Handling Our Wealth Rightly: Faithfulness Now, Preparing for Eternity!"
Pastor Geoff speaks to the issue of people not know what to do or where to serve in the church. And he shows some benefits and some practical ideas as to how people can plug in and begin to involve themselves by serving in the life of the local church by serving others in the body of Christ.
Pastor Geoff preaches at the very affluent Clayton, MO during a lunch-hour break in the downtown area. He preaches Titus 3:3 on how sinners who are not converted are "enslaved to various lusts." Yet there is hope in Jesus Christ. There is one way of salvation -- through repenting of sin and trusting solely and fully in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
This message covers the eschatological era called the "Tribulation" which comprises a seven-year period of time when God will judge the world for her sin & prepare Israel to receive her Messiah.
This message is an overview of the Tribulation & a jet-tour through the Book of Revelation.
"Stern Warnings to False Teachers & Mockers of the Truth!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Luke 16:14-18 and shows how this is a paragraph characterized by confrontation. The Pharisees hear Jesus speak on wealth and godly giving (16:1-13) and they respond with mockery and scoffing.
In this paragraph, Jesus responds to them by providing them 3 stern warnings.
Listen to this message to ensure that you are walking in the truth & not walking like the hypocritical false-teachers.
Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through the Book of Psalms and teaches on this triumphant psalm of trust. The psalmist exhorts us to NOT trust in man but to only trust in Jehovah!
Listen to the 11 towering reasons to trust only in the LORD God Almighty!
"Great Forgiveness Received! Great Forgiveness Given!"