In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches part 2 on the doctrine of the Church.
1. the LEADERS of the church
2. the PURPOSE of the church
3. the DURATION of the church
4. the PROTECTION of the church
5. the HEAD of the church
6. the MEMBERS/PARTICIPATION of the church
This podcast provides 11 reasons for professing believers to COME ALL the way to Jesus Christ. Many profess to be "Christians" but they do not live what they profess. They claim to be Christians but they live like worldlings. Hebrews 4.1 warns you against NOT COMING SHORT of eternal life.
Come all the way to Christ -- or, as the Puritans put it: "Close with Christ".
11 reasons why...
ponder the nearness of your death
do not make any presumptions
be convinced of your tragic & hopeless condition
Jesus pleads with you
Your unbelief calls God a LIAR!
Christ cannot — and will not — save unbelieving sinners
Coming to Christ glorifies God
All Christ’s glory & joy will be yours
Today is the day of salvation!
Christ patiently waits for you
Do not out-sin the Devil.
podcast: The Task of the UnderShepherd
1 Peter 5:2
As an Undershepherd, I am to
SERVE the Chief Shepherd
WORSHIP the Chief Shepherd
PREACH the Chief Shepherd
HIGHLIGHT the Chief Shepherd
TRUST the Chief Shepherd
OBEY the Chief Shepherd
EMULATE the Chief Shepherd
"4 Final & Crucial Exhortations to Local Churches!"
This is part 2 of the series on the "Offices of Jesus Christ" -- this sermon covers Christ as your Priest. The sermon covers Jesus as your:
1. permanent priest
2. propitiating priest
3. praying priest
4. pure priest
5. perfect priest
6. preeminent priest
“I CONSIDER THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL TO BE THE MOST HONORABLE AND IMPORTANT WORK IN THE WORLD.
Because of the DESIGNER of the work = God has revealed himself
Because of the DUTY of the work = preaching praying, preaching, shepherding
Because of the DURATION of the work == it goes on for ever
In this message, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Ephesians and covers Paul's exhortations to believers to NOT walk like they used to live -- to NOT live like the unbelieving Gentiles live. They live in their futile minds. How is this described?
1. They are DARKENED
2. They are ALIENATED
3. They are CALLOUS/depraved
"Guard From Violent Influences & Dangerous Companions!"
In this sermon, God personifies wisdom as a street preacher who calls out to the multitudes of people passing by (the naive, the fools, the scoffers) and pleads with great urgency & severity:
1. Wisdom HERALDS, so Listen (20-22)
2. Wisdom PLEADS, so Repent (23)
3. Wisdom WARNS, so Fear (24-33)