Pastor Geoff provides a pastoral call and exhortation to believers to be serious about Christ and walking in holiness and to resist the temptation to play games with cultural, easy, lazy Christianity.
Let us grow, by God's grace, in our singular zeal for the honor & renown of Christ!
In this message, Pastor Geoff concludes the exposition through the little letter of 3 John. In John's closing remarks to Gaius (and the church by extension), we learn his genuine and affectionate love for the believers. What can we learn? How do we cultivate a church balancing TRUTH + LOVE?
1. strive for LOVE in the fellowship
2. strive for PEACE in the fellowship
3. strive for GREETINGS in the fellowship
This message covers the 'mem' stanza of Psalm 119 (verses 97-104) which centers on the theme of receiving God's supreme wisdom from the written Word of God. This wisdom that comes from God far surpasses anything that this world could ever possess.
This message provides 3 encouragements for God's people as we enter the school of Christ's wisdom & grow in grace.
"Substitution of Jesus: The Very Heart Of The Gospel"
Pastor Geoff preaches at a church in the ST Louis area and proclaims the very heart and core of the saving message of the Christian gospel -- the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ in the place of sinners.
Pastor Geoff preaches James 1:19-25 on how believers must respond to God's Word. In this message, specifically, Pastor Geoff provides 3 helps for us to take care how we listen to & apply every sermon.
BEFORE the sermon = PREPARE
DURING the sermon = PERSEVERE
AFTER the sermon = PRACTICE
May God's truth burn deeply into our souls that we would be hearers and doers of the Word!
Pastor Geoff preaches on the parable of the soils. The Lord Jesus, at a very important turning point in his public ministry, began teaching in parables to conceal spiritual truth from the masses who have rejected Him.
In this parable, Jesus tells of the seed of the Word which goes forth & there are four kinds of soils (=hearers). Three of them are unconverted while only one of them is truly saved.
This message journeys through the text and looks at it under four headings.
"Take Care How You Listen! Properly Understanding the Parable of the Soils, Part 2"
This sermon is part 2 on the study of the "Parable of the Soils."
Part 1 covered the overview of the parable, what parables are, why Jesus spoke in parables, and the first two soils -- the seed cast on the road and the seed cast on the rocky soil.
Part 2, in this message, covers the final two soils: the thorny soil and the good soil.
Take note that 3 of the 4 kinds of hearers of God's Word do not persevere and have no lasting fruit and are thus unconverted. Only 1 of the 4 soils that our Lord speaks about truly are converted.
Take care how you listen! He who has an ear, let him hear!
Examine yourself as you hear our Lord's teaching and make certain that you are in faith!
"Teach the Next Generation about the Deeds and Faithfulness of God!"
In this study, Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 78 and shows how God commands His people to take divine truth (and divine history) and pass it along to the generation to come & tell them to put their confidence in God.
If we don't learn from the past unfaithfulness of Israel, then we are certain to repeat it! Let us learn from the past, instruct the coming generation and walk in holiness!
In this psalm, Pastor Geoff preaches on the justice of God that constantly evidences itself in the sovereign reign of God. True believers can pray, praise, exult, and live with confident trust in God because He will judge all the rebellious nations in righteousness.
Geoff preaches Psalm 107 and exhorts us to give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness. The psalm calls us to cry out to God and He will hear and deliver us from our distresses. Hear this practical exposition from this lengthy and timely psalm.
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition thru Philippians and shows how this section (vv.3-8) deals with Paul speaking of WHY he prays for the Philippian believers. He gives thanks to God for them (v.3).
Verse 6 is a triumphant theological reality but it's inseparably linked to prayer.
This verse teaches us 3 reasons why Paul gives thanks...
1. Your salvation STARTED WITH GOD.
2. Your salvation IS SUSTAINED BY GOD.
3. Your salvation IS SECURE IN GOD.
"Thankful for the Triune God Dwelling in Believers!"
Pastor Geoff preaches this Thanksgiving Service message at CFBC and provides, perhaps, a fresh insight for the people of God to specifically give thanks to God. Indeed, the Triune God -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- has gloriously condescended & humbly chosen to reside in believers!
Be thankful that GOD THE SPIRIT dwells in you.
Be thankful that GOD THE SON dwells in you.
Be thankful that GOD THE FATHER dwells in you.