CFBC Daily Word of Truth: LOVE YOUR CHURCH MORE.
Love your Church because…
it’s Christ’s Body
It’s God’s Plan for Your Growth
It’s a Costly Gift to Christ and to You
It’s your Spiritual Family
It’s the counterpoint of your ministry/service
It’s the refuge for your comfort, strengthening & joy
"Love Your Enemies! The Conduct of Christ's Kingdom Citizens!"
Pastor Geoff continues the study on the Sermon on the Mount and looks at the section on 'loving our enemies.' This section contains the conduct of Christ's kingdom citizens -- what sort of lives should we live?
In this message, two main points are discussed:
1. The ultimate exhortation to love your enemies
2. The ultimate example to love your enemies
Listen to this sermon & specifically apply it to your life.
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff pleads with men to love their wives with passionate EXCLUSIVITY -- as we learn from Solomon and his exclusive love and verbal affection that he lavishes upon his wife in Song of Solomon 7.
Here is what that looks like...
Specifically Affirm Her Features (1-5)
Verbally Affirm Her Beauty (6)
Happily Enjoy Her Sexually (7-9)
Exclusively Love Her Resolutely (10)
Willingly Be with Her Intimately (11-13)
This podcast covers part 6: "Love, Submit & Believe the Best (Rom 13-14)"
1 Peter 2.13 - submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution
1 Pet 2.15 - for such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men … act as free men and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as slaves of God. …
We want three themes/circles of thought to intersect at all times as believers (toward other believers):
we must LOVE ONE ANOTHER
we must SUBMIT TO AUTHORITIES
we must TOLERATE OTHERS’ OPINIONS
"Loyalty to the Truth & the Need to Be Walking in the Truth!"
Pastor Geoff preaches the reality of sin and the remedy in Christ on the streets of St Louis Missouri as the Christ Fellowship army of gospel-soldiers proclaim Christ & Him crucified during a busy afternoon rush.
"Manasseh: The Worst of the Worst Saved & Forgiven -- All of Grace!"
Geoff open-air preaches Psalm 32:10 — "many are the sorrows of the wicked" — at the Central West End Metrolink in St Louis. He concludes with a plea to believe in Christ and all who believe have life in His name (John 20:31).
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Luke's gospel and concludes chapter 11 with the lunch 'meal-scene' that Jesus has at the home of a Pharisee. In this astounding text, our sovereign Lord pronounces six 'woe' (eternally damning) curses upon the Pharisees and the lawyers [=scribes] of the day. He exposes their hypocrisy, their pride, and their hatred for the people of God and for the Lord Himself.
Listen to this message and 'examine yourself & see whether you are in the faith'. Make sure these 7 marks do NOT describe you. For if they do, you must repent, turn from your sin and trust in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation from divine judgment.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exposits the psalm and works through the drama of divine history (Gen - Josh) and shows how all of God's Works in history reveals His-Story â€” God is supremely glorified & magnified in making Himself known!
Pastor Geoff concludes a 6-part study going through Luke 5:1-6:11 as Christ shows His authority & drives people to respond to Him. In this final episode, 6:6-11, Christ PROVES that He is LORD over the Sabbath by healing the man with a withered hand. He also shows the utter bankruptcy of the legalistic, works-centered, cold-hearted Pharisees.
Listen to this message & marvel at the compassion & authority of Jesus Christ!
Pastor Geoff provides 6 meditations on the Passover Lamb:
1. See the SINLESSNESS of the Passover Lamb
2. See the SUBSTITUTION of the Passover Lamb
3. See the FINALITY of the Passover Lamb
4. See the LOVE of the Passover Lamb
5. See the SECURITY of the Passover Lamb
6. See the GLORY of the Passover Lamb
Pastor Geoff talks about "Meeting with God" in the daily grind of life. Whatever you call it: quiet time, devotions, fellowship with God, personal time with God -- it's hard and it takes time. But how do we do this well and improve this important & wonderful means of grace?
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff gives counsels:
From Psalm 119:172, we learn 4 things:
Hear from God = an open Bible
Worship your God = an open Hymnal
Humility before God = an open heart
Talk to God = an open mouth