Luke 6:46 and Matthew 7:21 are the concluding exhortations to many religious people as Christ calls them to examine themselves and see if they truly are doing the Father's will or if they are paying mere lip service to Christ.
Many will say "Lord Lord" on that final judgment day & yet Christ will declare to them: "I never knew you, depart from me, you who practice lawlessness." May these piercing and thundering words never be heard by any who are warned by Christ!
O this is a message for the American church today! Scores, millions of people 'profess' Christ but don't possess Him. Multitudes what heaven but they don't want holiness. Masses of people want the blessings from God but they will not be in submission to God.
Those who do not surrender to Christ and follow Him pay mere lip service to Him and will hear those thundering and shocking words on that final day: "Depart from me!"
"Not Sure How to Serve in Church? Plug Into a CARE Group"
Pastor Geoff speaks to the issue of people not know what to do or where to serve in the church. And he shows some benefits and some practical ideas as to how people can plug in and begin to involve themselves by serving in the life of the local church by serving others in the body of Christ.
Pastor Geoff teaches this class on the Intertestamental period -- and here he discusses the Roman empire, the Herodian dynasty, 1st century life in Palestine, the LXX (Septuagint), Targums, the languages of the 1st century, and then the Jewish sects at this time.
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff pleads with God: O GOD, give us Josiah’s…
Here are 8 reasons why we can plead with God for more Josiah-like leaders (from 2 Chron 34):
in Leadership of Integrity
In Humility of Repentance
in Obedience to Scripture
in Prioritizing of Worship
in Heralding the Truth
In Standing amidst Opposition
in Zeal of Youthfulness
to Glorify the Son
This portion of Psalm 119 (vv.113-120, the Semekh stanza) deals with the psalmist who finds comfort and support from God and His Word while he lives amongst the wicked -- and while the wicked hound him and ridicule him.
The resolve of the psalmist to lean on God, to hope in God, and in loving God's Word provide remarkable lessons for us today so that we would endure as we live amongst evildoers.
Older Saints: Here’s How You Can Serve:
Serve by Praying — constant intercession
Serve by Probing — intentional; proactive; meet & greet; ask good questions
Serve by Mentoring — take one or two; or a few; or some from each age level & pour into them
Serve by Proclaiming — tell us about God’s faithfulness.
Serve by Persevering — continue walking with Jesus
"Older Women Must Teach Younger Women in The Church"
Pastor Geoff preaches Titus 2 in this expository sermon. He carefully works through each word in the text:
1. The older women and what they must do
2. The younger women and biblical womanhood.
Note the older women must *teach* -- encourage, disciple, instruct, admonish -- the young women to know and live out biblical womanhood virtues as Paul describes them in vv.4-5.
"One Great Day in the Life of a Bad King: King Abijah of Judah"
Pastor Geoff preaches on this wonderful passage of Scripture which reminds God's people that there ultimately is one thing necessary for us. With all the businesses and distractions of life, we must keep the main thing the main thing.
This message provides 4 simple helps so that we can remember the one thing necessary (sitting at the Lord's feet hearing His Word) amidst very busy lives.