My role is a SERVANT (of the LORD)
My role is a SHEPHERD (of the FLOCK)
My role is a STUDENT (of the Word)
***I want 5 marks to characterize me as a pastor…
By God’s grace, I want to be...
Faithful (to serve, to remain, to suffer, to continue, to finish well)
Fruitful (fruitful to have many converts; to sanctify many; to see many come to faith NEAR and FAR)
Useful (useful to God as a TOOL IN HIS HAND/ instrument in HIS HAND; Not useless; not profitless; not a hindrance)
Prayerful (prayerful individually, with my family, with my church) — desperately, importunate
Powerful (powerful in my preaching of TRUTH, of CHRIST, of SCRIPTURE, of the GOSPEL) —> powerful b/c of the message!
"Older Men! We Desperately Need You In the Church!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches to the older women and pastorally and tenderly calls them to follow the word of God and the privilege of their high calling of older women in the local church:
1. the CONDUCT of older women
2. the CONVERSATION of older women
3. the CONTROL of older women
4. the COUNSEL of older women
This sermon pleads with older women (50s, 60s and up) to actively, intentionally and thoughtfully serve in the local church by speaking of & testifying of God's greatness especially to the younger women (more on that next week in vv.4-5).
"What Causes Paul to Pray & What's His Main Request?"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff guest preaches at New Community Church and heralds the gospel of Jesus Christ from the narrative of Mary seated at the Feet of the Lord while Martha was distracted with all her service.
"The Content of Paul's Prayer: A God-Given Knowledge of Who He Is & What He's Done!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on Paul's prayer for the believers in Ephesians 1. His main
prayer is for the believers to KNOW GOD. He prays for God to reveal what the believers already possess 'in
Christ.' He prays three main things:
1. KNOW the hope of God's calling
2. KNOW the riches of God's inheritance
3. KNOW the greatness of God's power
"Young Womanhood, Part 2: Embracing God's Call For Your Life!"
In this sermon, pastor Geoff preaches the word of God to the CFBC family by expounding Ephesians 1:20-23. This section really elaborates on Eph 1:19 where Paul prays for the believers to know what is the surpassing greatness of GOD'S POWER toward them who believe. These verses show the "proof" of just how great God's power really is!
And the verses highlight the power of God in exalting Jesus Christ as Head over all!
This sermon shows 4 remarkable acts of God in exalting Christ...
1. Your Savior is raised from the dead.
2. Your Savior is seated in heavenly honor.
3. Your Savior is sovereign over all authorities.
4. Your Savior is Head over His church.
Pastor Geoff teaches on the theological foundation of the open air preacher at the conference. He teaches on what the gospel is, how important precise theology is, how to measure success and how to gauge effectiveness.
"Jesus Christ Alone Is the Head Over His Church [Not the Pope]!"
In this "Shepherd's Moment of Equipping," Pastor Geoff equips the CFBC flock on what the Bible says about homosexuality -- behavior and desires -- from the Old Testament. This teaching provides clear exposition, word studies, and hope found in Jesus Christ alone.
1. the beautiful PLAN OF GOD (=marriage)
2. the blasphemous PERVERSION AGAINST GOD (=homosexuality)
3. the beautiful PICTURE OF MARRIAGE (=a pointer to the union between Jesus Christ and His Bride, the Church)
"You Were Dead In Sin: The Doctrine of Radical Corruption"
Pastor Geoff preaches Ephesians 2:1-3 to show how pervasive human depravity is. Every person born into this world is radically corrupt and dead in sin. This sermon fleshes this theological truth out in 4 ways:
1. the INABILITY
2. the INTENSITY
3. the UNIVERSALITY
4. the DESTINY
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the woman who was bleeding for 12-years with the hemmorage affliction. She tried all human forms of healing but none could help. In this sermon, Pastor Geoff talks about Christ's healing power but more than that, the texts shows how Jesus alone can provide true soul healing from the disease of sin!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the glorious "BUT GOD" of the gospel. After all the bad news of our being 'dead in sin' (Eph 2.1-3), now Paul glories in the reality that GOD GIVES LIFE.
This message highlights the 3 main verbs of our section:
1. God made you alive
2. God raised you up
3. God seated you in heaven
"Your Joyful Privilege! Be a Disciple & A Disciple-Maker in Your Church!"
Pastor Geoff now discusses with the CFBC family Jesus' view of homosexuality. Many may (wrongly) claim that since Jesus never directly addressed homosexuality, then he didn't really care about it. He didn't probit it.
But what do the gospels teach? Is there clarity here?
Yes! Pastor Geoff provides a handful of headings to equip us about the clear and unambiguous teaching of Jesus in upholding and affirming marriage a covenant between one man and one woman (Matt 19).