Pastor Geoff preaches 2 Chronicles 7 on a God-centered worship service as Solomon prayed to dedicate the Temple that he built. Then the glory of God and the fire from God fell and consumed the sacrifices!
Then the people respond with heartfelt worship, joy, jubilitation and festivities!
What can we learn about the gospel and what can we apply to our lives from this chapter?
Pastor Geoff provides 5 axioms that we must learn about what true worship is.
"Devastating Tragedies about Man's Sin & Depravity"
5 utterly devastating tragedies about SIN>
Man’s sin is EXTENSIVE — every part of his being
Man’s sin is INTENSIVE — it’s rebellion against God; it will incur divine wrath
Man’s sin is OFFENSIVE — it slays human pride/self love; condemns him fully
Man’s sin is COMPREHENSIVE — man can’t do anything but sin in unregenerate state
Man’s sin is INTRUSIVE — we inherited it from Adam; he can’t do anything about it
"Vigilantly Watch Yourselves! Don't Lose Ground But Serve for the Full Reward!"
Pastor Geoff continues the verse by verse exposition through 2 John. And in this sermon, Pastor Geoff provides three supremely important imperatives that we draw from verse 8 as John pastorally & urgently pleads with believers to be on guard.
1. Be watchful! (Be on guard!)
2. Be constant! (Don't lose ground!)
3. Be eternal-minded! (Serve Christ for the full reward!)
May the Lord help us to be strong, steadfast, and vigilant in guarding and keeping the Truth!
Proverbs 18:22 - he who finds a wife finds a good thing.
What are 4 descriptions and help swe can learn about marriage:
Defining a godly marriage — Eph 5.22-33
the covenant of companionship between one man and one woman who seek to glorify God and serve one another by fulfilling their God-given roles set forth in Scripture.
Prioritizing a godly marriage — Eph 5.29-30
priority in the HEART
priority in the HOME
priority with the KIDS
priority with the HOBBIES
Obtaining a godly marriage — specifics
love the wife
learn the wife
lead the wife
Displaying a godly marriage
why all this? Eph 5
Pastor Geoff preaches 2 John 9 and focuses on the second half of the verse that true believers who abide in the teaching (doctrine/theology/gospel) of Christ have both the Father and the Son!
What unspeakable privileges believers have -- we have (possess!) the Father and the Son!
Pastor Geoff preaches on what the worship in heaven will be like from Revelation 19:1-10. Here, he shows that it is God-centered, Christ-focused, and it centers on a 4-fold Hallelujah affirmation here in this text.
Why should we praise God? How should we praise God? What is heaven like? These are some of the questions that are answered from the text and in this sermon.
"The God-Given Wisdom, Wealth & Success of Solomon -- Looking to Christ, the Greater One!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on 2 Chronicles 9 and works through the text in showing the God-given successes of Solomon. But not only this, remember that Matthew 12 says that "something greater than Solomon is here." This sermon also observes the Greater son of David, the Greater Solomon -- the Lord Jesus Christ as well!
"A Biblical Perspective on Race, Injustice & Political Activism"
Pastor Geoff expounds on a third commitment of CFBC -- to obey the Lord, by His enabling power and grace, and to walk in a manner worthy of the calling. That is, we are to pursue aggressive sanctification.
In this audio-blog, Pastor Geoff shows how another unswerving commitment is a high view of God -- that is, triune exaltation. We worship the one, true and living God -- Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Geoff expounds another commitment of CFBC -- to be zealously, fervently, urgently, and lovingly evangelizing the lost and pleading with them to come to Christ in repentance and faith.
Pastor Geoff expounds yet another commitment of CFBC -- to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations. We exist to make much of Christ and to see the gospel go forth across the world so that the nations may see the glory of Christ & worship Him who is worthy!
"Beware of Those Who Go Too Far Beyond the Teaching of Christ!"
Pastor Geoff preaches 2 John 9a and shows what the meaning is for those who "go too far" beyond the teaching of Christ. And then pastor Geoff surveys Scripture and asks and answers the following questions:
-Is the Scripture sufficient?
-Is the Bible closed?
-Is God still speaking and doing miracles?
-What about those who claim to have dreams, visions, and revelations of Jesus?
-Is it really all that important?
May the Lord work through the clarity of His all-sufficient Word to guide and lead us into truth. May we not go beyond the teaching of Christ!
Pastor Geoff preaches Colossians 1:9ff on the prayer of the Apostle Paul for the believers in Colossae. How does Paul pray for them? What does he pray for? How does he pray for their growth? What does he want? How can we learn from this so that we can pray effectively and biblically for one another?
Pastor Geoff provides 7 God-given lessons on praying for the church from this text.