Pastor Geoff begins this expository, verse-by-verse study through Philippians with a jet-tour flyover of the layout of the entire book of Philippians. He covers 5 of the predominant themes that come out in this great little letter.
Also, the background is given of the city of Philippi, how the gospel invaded Europe (Acts 16, Paul's 2nd missionary journey), and what the church is like there in that city of Philippi.
"A Lack of Family Worship Produces #Ferguson & #EricGarner"
Pastor Geoff provides a short devotional-podcast on Grumbling -- the sin of Israel's grumbling and how God graciously provided bread from heaven. What grace ultimately is shown in providing the Ultimate Bread -- who came down out of heaven to die for Sinners!
"A Model for Prayer--Beseeching God in the Morning!"
Pastor Geoff provides a brief podcast about congregational singing and picking theologically rich, theo-centric hymns.
It MODELS (for next generation/kids)
It PREPARES (for heaven/heavenly worship)
It EXALTS (focuses on God/not man)
"A Parable of the Wicked Vine-Growers & Sending of the Beloved Son!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the story (parable) of the wicked vine-growers who worked the owner's vineyard and mistreated the slaves he repeatedly sent over and over and over. All this symbolized the history of Israel and their rejection of God and of His Beloved Son, Jesus the Messiah.
See the story about Israel
See the prophecy about Christ
See the judgment on unbelievers
Be warned! Don't trip over this Stone who is Christ and be judged! Don't let Him fall on you in utter judgment & irresistible wrath! Come to Christ, the Beloved Son and know Him as Savior!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches that every pastor/elder must be ABOVE REPROACH in the heart. Titus 1:7 deals with the SIN-VICES that the man of God MUST avoid. These must *not* describe the man of God who serves in ministry.
"A Pastor: A Defender and a Declarer of the Truth!"
Pastor Geoff teaches on the biblical discipline of hospitality. The Lord gives us clear instructions in the Word to pursue and practice hospitality. This should be evident in the lives of believers and should be a regular practice in the life of a local church.
In this message, Pastor Geoff provides many Scriptures that support the duty of hospitality and he also provides many blessings that come from hospitality. He also answers a handful of objections that many may raise regarding this.
Listen to this plea to practice hospitality!
"A Political Question With a Brilliant, Spiritual Answer"
In this very 'charged' and confrontational account between the Herodians/Pharisees against Jesus, we see the story unfold in 2 ways:
1. The Question: shall we pay taxes to Caesar?
2. The Answer: render to him what's due; render to God everything unconditionally!
"A Portrait of Selfless Faithfulness: Learning from Timothy"
Pastor Geoff teaches through Philippians 2:19-24 where Paul wishes to send Timothy, his trusted and faithful ministry companion, to the Philippians to encourage them and bring a report back to Paul in Rome.
Here we see 5 brushstrokes of ministry faithfulness from the character portrait of Timothy.
Let us learn and emulate the godly example of Timothy.
"A Prayer for Rescue: Preparing & Fighting Thru Spiritual Warfare!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Two men. Two deaths. Two destinies. The rich man who lived comfortably in this life immediately went to hell at death. The poor man who had nothing in this life immediately went to heaven at death.
This sermon also provides 13 sobering realities about eternal hell that we need to understand.
This message surveys the prayer of Daniel when he was in exile. Daniel 9 is one of the most important chapters in all the Bible -- especially because of the prophecy of the "70 weeks" at the end (vv.24-27).
This sermon covers 3 simple lessons for us:
1. Study the Scriptures! (as Daniel studied Jeremiah!)
2. Respond in Prayer
3. Anticipate God's Answer
In preparation for communion, pastor Geoff preaches on Romans 4:5 and preaches on the gospel of Jesus Christ. He notes how all of us are ungodly sinners who have rebelled against God, how God is the One who justifies, and how the sinner who has saving faith in Christ receives full forgiveness and is clothed with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Hear and apply this message from God's Word.
Geoff open-air preaches at the Central West End Metrolink station in St. Louis, MO. He preaches during the afternoon rush-hour period as the people run to their trains from work. Listen as he exposits Judges 2 & proclaims the glory of the gospel & salvation found only in Christ.