In this message, Pastor Geoff teaches part 2 on the Road to Emmaus and builds on how the men say: "Were not our hearts *burning* within us as he explained the Scriptures to us on the road!"
How do YOU get a burning heart for God and for Christ and for His gospel?
1. Study the Scriptures
2. Savor Jesus Christ
3. Speak His works
Pastor Geoff teaches on how to boost your prayer life.
Blog/Podcast: How to Boost your Prayer Life
1 Samuel 1:15 — poured out my soul before the LORD….
Luke 5:16 - slip away into the wilderness and pray….
A POSSIBLE PRAYER-SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK...
MONDAY = PRAISE & WORSHIP
TUESDAY = CONFESSION & ASSURANCE
WEDNESDAY = MISSIONS, OUTREACH
THURSDAY = CHURCH FAMILY/PASTOR
FRIDAY = REVIVAL, EVANGELISM, PRAISE
SATURDAY = PREPARING FOR SUNDAY/WORSHIP/READ
also things to add/consider…
pray through your children daily (one child particularly each day of the week)
pray through a handful of fellow church members each day (5 or 7)
go through Psalms — read a verse, pray it, read the next verse, pray it, move on, etc.
take Paul’s prayers in Eph 1, 3, Phil 1, Col 1, etc. and pray them for your church
use the model prayer from our Lord in Matt 6 to guide you:
Glory of God (our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be your name…)
Kingdom of God (your kingdom come)
Will of God (your will be done)
needs of this life (give us this day our daily bread)
confession of sin (forgive us our trespasses
pursuit of holiness (lead us not into temptation, but deliver us…)
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Titus 1:10ff which fleshes out the reason "WHY" all elder/pastors must hold fast the faithful Word (in v.9). Why must all elders be above reproach and be competent in the Word of God?
Verses 10-16 give 7 urgent and indispensable reasons WHY all elders must be adequate and competent in the Word:
1. because of the abundance of the deceivers (10)
2. because of the danger of their teaching (11)
3. because of the motives of their heart (11-12)
4. because of the necessity of firm reproof (13)
Next time, we will look at Titus 1:14-16 on the other 3 reasons why godly men must be competent and holding fast the Word of God.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the book of Joshua & speaks about how we must kill the sin in our lives. He talks about what sin is, how to find the sin in our lives, why we should kill sin, and how to kill our sin.
Listen to & apply this practical message.
"How to Know If You're Call to Mnistry and to Preach."
Pastor Geoff preaches through Isaiah 8 -- how to make your crisis into a sanctuary.
1. you must have the RIGHT TRUST.
2. you must have the RIGHT FEAR.
3. you must have the RIGHT AUTHORITY.
Psator Geoff teaches on How to manage time well:
Psalm 39:4 —
5. Resolved: Never lose one moment of time; but seize the time to use it in the most profitable way I possibly can. (Jonathan Edwards)
Speak with God Before Speaking with Men (Pray!)
Warm Your Heart with Biblical Truth (Read!)
Prioritize & Exert Diligence to Accomplish the Tasks (Effort!)
Do Even the Private and Smaller Duties Heartfully (Faithful!)
Make & Keep Time for your Marriage, Family & Church (Family!
6. Resolved: To live with all my might, …while I do live. (Jonathan Edwards)
Pastor Geoff provides counsel and ways to be praying for the families in your local church.
Consider these ways of praying...
For marriages to be holy
For singles to be faithful
For widows to be disciples
For retired to be disciplined
For women to be submissive
For men to be humble leaders
For children to be obedient
For teens to be Spirit empowered
For babies to become missionaries
For shut-ins to rest in Christ
For families to be little churches of worship
From Hebrews 13:18 — Pastor Geoff shows how YOU as a church member can faithfully pray for your pastor(s):
For him to pray earnestly
For him to walk humbly
For him to preach powerfully
For him to exegete accurately
For him to prioritize biblically
For him to evangelize urgently
For him to worship joyfully
For him to lead courageously
For him to maintain purity
For him to shepherd patiently
For him to cultivate unity