The book of Lamentations teaches us that God judged Israel for their sin and it records how Jeremiah—a faithful man who honored God—responded to such a tragedy. We can learn from Jeremiah how to respond to tragedies in life. We can focus on the unchanging character of God and that will direct our hearts to the glories of the gospel and the sovereignty of God.
Pastor Geoff preaches on Jonah 2 and explains how Jonah prayed from inside the fish. His interaction with God, his pouring out of his soul to God is instructive for us as we can learn from this prayer.
HOW should you attend your church??? Pastor Geoff provides 6 descriptions on HOW you should attend…
1 Corinthians 1:2 - to the church of God which is at Corinth...
6 descriptions as to how you should attend your church...
regularly (go often)
hungrily (go eagerly to hear from God)
preparedly (go ready and prepared)
prayerfully (go prayerfully to serve)
unifyingly (go and unite with likeminded folks)
purposefully (go with a purpose to encourage, engage, serve, edify)
"How You Should Live in Light of the Son of God's Kingship"
In this psalm, Pastor Geoff shows a number of important elements: (1) the nations of the earth may rebel against God; (2) But God is completely unshaken by their rebellion; (3) and God has established a Sovereign King upon Zion, His Holy hill — Jesus Christ; and (4) God demands that all must bow, be wise, be warned, and serve, and kiss him in order to be spared from judgment.
Listen to & apply this sermon!
"How You Should Respond to God and His Infinite Power!"
Geoff preaches on the power of God in Joint Heirs @ Grace Church. The power of God is revealed in a handful of events that the psalmist calls to mind. The concluding section of the psalm calls us to respond accordingly as he says: "Tremble before the LORD all the earth!" Listen & apply.
"How You Should Respond to God's Greatness & Care"
Pastor Geoff exposits Psalm 104 and shows how God is all sovereign and yet all caring for His people. This psalm provides ways in which believers should respond to the greatness & care of the LORD.
Pastor Geoff preaches the next stanza in Psalm 119 (the chet stanza of 8 verses -- vv.57-64). The theme of these verses is hurrying to obey God with all your heart. The theme is walking, obeying, keeping, doing, following God.
But the motive is found in verse 57 - God is my portion! He is my fullness! He is my all in all!
Listen to these 3 compelling reasons to hurry to obey God!
Pastor Geoff urges the many who pass by to turn to Jesus Christ and live. This message was preached in downtown St Louis before a St Louis Cardinals baseball game. Thousands heard the gospel and the plea to enter through the narrow door and not be self-deceived in trusting in their religiosity.
Pastor Geoff gives a biblical exhortation to husbands to love their wives, to learn them, to care for them, and to point them to Christ and the gospel regardless of how the wife may respond.
Listen to this brief exhortation & put God's truth into practice.
Geoff preaches on what it means that God elects His people (1 Thess 1.4). He provides seven elements that are descriptive of election all from this verse & the surrounding context. He also gives objections that people raise to election & answers them as well as some concluding applications that this doctrine must have on our lives.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through Ephesians. We cover Ephesians 5:1-2. The main imperative verbs provide the structural outline:
1. Imitate Your God!
2. Walk In Love!
But the motivation and the ability to carry out these commands comes from the 'as/just as' clauses. We are to imitate God AS beloved children. We are to walk in love JUST AS we have been loved by Christ who gave Himself for us.