Pastor Geoff provides some benefits for having a printed, paper bible that is open and on your lap at church (as opposed to using a tablet or digital device). This is merely pastoral advice and counsel for using a Bible.
it aids you in focusing in Scripture alone rather than the temptations a device may bring.
it prevents the endless distractions that could come with an electronic device (text/popup/reminder/internet)
it sets an example for the children/teens to have an open Bible
it serves in cross-reference study to have fingers in 2 or more scriptures to compare.
it helps you learn the order of the books of the Bible better.it familiarizes you with the text & with locating Scriptures for future reference.it may allow you to mark in your Bible a note or two or a cross reference.it contributes to the benefit of reading books (chapters) and not just reading clips/quotes (from a device)
it presents a kind of priority & seriousness as you carry and open and study your Bible.
it will not die if you use it constantly for 10+ hours. there's no battery life to the written text of the Bible.
In this audio-blog, Pastor Geoff elaborates on his sermon preparation routine each week as he prepares full-length expositions for CFBC, for open air preaching, and for men's studies, homeless shelters, and senior living facilities.
Pastor Geoff preaches the biblical gospel -- the Reformation gospel -- from Romans 1:16-17. In this sermon, Pastor Geoff shows what the true, biblical message of the gospel is under 5 headings that come out of these verses.
This message also shows how the biblical gospel CAN NOT be mixed with the Roman Catholic gospel. They are at odds with each other and cannot unite together. We who have the only true message of the gospel must reach out in love to our friends and proclaim salvation by grace alone, in Christ alone, through faith alone -- ALL for the glory of God alone.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the text in Luke 24:36-43 (and the parallel in John 20) when Christ appears to the disciples when they were locked behind closed doors (and Thomas was absent). He is the solution for the troubled heart.
He COMES to you.
He COMFORTS you.
He COMMUNES with you.
He CONVINCES you.
Pastor Geoff provides a pastoral call and exhortation to believers to be serious about Christ and walking in holiness and to resist the temptation to play games with cultural, easy, lazy Christianity.
Let us grow, by God's grace, in our singular zeal for the honor & renown of Christ!
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel at the annual banquet for Civil Servant Ministries in Springfield, IL. Here the gospel goes forth in the very middle of the Lincoln Presidential Museum as many hear the gospel at this banquet.
How to get a burning heart for God? How do we see the glory of this Christ?
1. Embrace Your Savior!
2. Enflame Your Heart!
Listen to more on how this work of God happens in the soul.
"The Secret of Being Content in Any Circumstance!"
Pastor Geoff teaches on this last pericope of Luke's gospel as he records the historical occasion when Jesus literally, bodily, visibly ascended up from Bethany (on the Mt of Olives) into heaven. It was here that He then sat down at the Father's right hand!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches at the Thanksgiving worship celebration and reminds the believers to be thankful because:
1) God gave you to His own Son
2) the Son gave you eternal life
Rejoice in the eternal purposes of sovereign election!
Pastor Geoff teaches in the senior living home in St Louis, Missouri and preaches the meaning of Christmas from the Matthew 2 account of the Magi -- the wise men -- traveling to Jerusalem to worship Jesus!
Listen to this exposition & the call to worship Christ the LORD!
Pastor Geoff walks through:
1) God's purpose for marriage
2) The only 2 allowances for divorce in the Bible
1. Sexual unfaithfulness & adultery
2. When an unbeliever leaves (desertion)
3) The way to endure through a hard & difficult marriage
"Lessons on Financial Giving and God's Provision!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches through Paul's very personal paragraph of gratitude and comfort to the Philippians and Pastor Geoff brings out 5 principles for financial giving that we see in this text.
"3 Things to Be Actively Praying for & Observing In Your Local Church!"