In this sermon, Pastor Geoff teaches on the very important & relevant topic of discipline -- God's, Fatherly discipline.
In working through Proverbs 3:11-12 (and Hebrews 12:3-11), we see one of the great proofs of God's abundant & steadfast love -- His fatherly discipline.
1. Embrace God's discipline (v.11)
2. Remember God's love (v.12)
"Proof of God's Power Working In You: God's Power Displayed in Exalting Christ!"
In this sermon, pastor Geoff preaches the word of God to the CFBC family by expounding Ephesians 1:20-23. This section really elaborates on Eph 1:19 where Paul prays for the believers to know what is the surpassing greatness of GOD'S POWER toward them who believe. These verses show the "proof" of just how great God's power really is!
And the verses highlight the power of God in exalting Jesus Christ as Head over all!
This sermon shows 4 remarkable acts of God in exalting Christ...
1. Your Savior is raised from the dead.
2. Your Savior is seated in heavenly honor.
3. Your Savior is sovereign over all authorities.
4. Your Savior is Head over His church.
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff provides biblical counseling help & hope to believers who battle with "psychotic depression."
Here are some of the thoughts he brings out ...
In the IMMEDIATE, see a Dr and get a physical -- see what is going on physiologically.
Then, remind the sufferer of:
The CONSTANT LOVE of Christ (Rom 8 - nothing separate us from Him)
The ULTIMATE PURSUIT of Christ (2 Cor 5 - live to be pleasing to Him)
The COMING CONSUMMATION w/ Christ (2 Cor 5 - we will be brought to Him; likeness to Jesus
The PERFECT EXAMPLE of Christ (Luke 4; tempted by Satan; in the Garden, tempted; Luke 4- Satanic speaking, voices.
Let us always remember - JESUS COMBATTED THE DEVIL'S LIES WITH SCRIPTURAL TRUTH.
So what does that mean for the hurting person? What can be done to find hope in the times of trials?
1) FEAST ON SCRIPTURE
2) MEDITATE ON IT CONSTANTLY
3) PREACH TO YOUR SOUL
4) INITIATE REGULAR DISCIPLESHIP-RELATIONSHIP
5) REMEMBER CHRIST'S COMPLETED WORK (in feelings of worthlessness
Protect & Pursue Your Daily Communion with God in the Bible —
the journey to JOY as you spend time with God in the Bible daily …
6 reasons to pursue bible-time each day…
It’s the TRUTH (john 17.17)
It’s the MEANS OF SANCTIFICATION (John 17.17)
It’s a PROTECTION from the Evil One (John 17.15)
It’s a CATALYST TO FOCUS ON HEAVEN (John 17.24)
It’s A WAY TO FOCUS ON CHRIST (John 17:1, 3, 5)
it’s the SURE PATH TO REAL JOY (John 17.13)
"Pursue Hospitality: A Requirement for a Pastor/Elder"
Pastor Geoff preaches Song of Solomon 6 and shows how this section models reconciliation, forgiveness & restoration after conflict. GOD IS ALWAYS UP TO GOOD -- EVEN IN OUR CONFLICTS. He is there to help, His Word is sufficient to guide, and His grace is lavish to forgive.
We see 3 crucial lessons about pursuing reconciliation & restoration from this chapter.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Ephesians 4:29 on how believers who have been changed by the grace of God must now LIVE OUT godliness by PUTTING OFF the old sinful patterns and PUTTING ON new habits of godliness.
Verse 29 teaches how to speak.
1. Speak no rotten words (29)
2. Speak edifying & timely words (29)
3. Seek to bless others & not grieve God (30)
"Put Off Sinful, Uncontrolled Anger & Deal With It Quickly!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exposits Ephesians 4:26-27 on putting off sinful, uncontrolled, unrighteous anger and dealing with it very quickly.
This text brings out the POSITIVE:
1. in your anger, be very careful lest you sin (26a)
2. you must deal with it very quickly and biblically (26b)
3. prohibit Satan from gaining a foothold in your life (27)
"Put Off Stealing & Put On Hard Work & Generous Giving!"
This sermon covers the next illustration of the PUT OFF // PUT ON teaching that Paul gives in Ephesians 4. Here Paul calls the believers to:
1. Put off stealing
2. Put on working
3. Give out generously
"Put Your Suffering in Perspective! Persevere and Hope!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Romans 8 and shows how the believer's salvation is eternally secure. Paul begins by making a bold claim that all suffering now cannot be compared with the glory to come.
All creation groans in longing for glory.
All believers groan in longing for glory.
Listen to this exposition & apply it to your life.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the verse by verse exposition of Romans 8 and shows how the Holy Spirit intercedes for believers with silent groans as believers persevere through life awaiting future glory.
"Radical Discipleship Requires a Constant Trust in God"