In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Nehemiah 8:1-8 and gives many observations of the text as the exiles have returned from Babylon to their homeland of Israel. They've rebuilt the walls and now they've all gathered to hear the LAW OF GOD read from Ezra. They're all gathered together.
What can we learn? What can we glean? Why do we as a church encourage families to worship together? Why do we do what we do? Why is our philosophy such that we love to welcome and invite in young kids into corporate worship? What's the goal,purpose, motivation and prayer?
"The Blessings & Woes of Christ's Sermon on the Mount/Plain"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff provides the background and introduction to the Sermon on the Mount (or in Luke, "the Sermon on the Plain"). This sermon occurs in Matthew 5-7 and in Luke 6:20-49.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff begins the series by teaching on the "Blessings and Woes" of the sermon. Christ draws the line in the sand and puts all men into one of two categories -- either those who are His kingdom citizens or those who are not; those who are like the world or those who are not; those who are blessed by God or those who are cursed by God.
Listen tot his message & examine your heart and see whether you truly are characterized Christ's own kingdom citizens.
Proverbs 18:22 - he who finds a wife finds a good thing.
What are 4 descriptions and help swe can learn about marriage:
Defining a godly marriage — Eph 5.22-33
the covenant of companionship between one man and one woman who seek to glorify God and serve one another by fulfilling their God-given roles set forth in Scripture.
Prioritizing a godly marriage — Eph 5.29-30
priority in the HEART
priority in the HOME
priority with the KIDS
priority with the HOBBIES
Obtaining a godly marriage — specifics
love the wife
learn the wife
lead the wife
Displaying a godly marriage
why all this? Eph 5
"The BRANCH & His Glorious, Future, Earthly, 1,000 Year Kingdom"
This sermon examines the glorious & beautiful "Branch" -- the Messiah Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ and HIS Future, earthly kingdom.
We survey 6 features of the kingdom in this chapter. This chapter is ALL Hope, all future, all beauty, all wonder, and all delight.
1. a glorious SAVIOR
2. a glorious NATION
3. a glorious CITY
4. a glorious FORGIVENESS
5. a glorious PRESENCE
6. a glorious PROTECTION
What a great Kingdom we have ahead of us! Let us lift our eyes and pray: "Let your kingdom come!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff proclaims the clear and pure gospel from this verse in preparing the church family for the Lord's Supper. This verse gives us 4 declarations of the Christian's life:
1. You were far away
2. You were brought near
3. You were sacrificially redeemed
4. You are 'IN CHRIST'
"The Brevity of Your Life & the Eternality of God"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff covers part 2 of this series on SPIRITUAL GIFTS. This sermon covers:
1. the CATEGORIES of spiritual gifts
2. the CLARIFICATION of the miraculous gifts (8-arguments for cessationism)
3. the EDIFICATION in using your gift
"The Catholic Church Attacks the Singularity of God's Gospel"
Pastor Geoff continues the series on examining the Roman Catholic Church's doctrine on various issues and comparing it with the truth & authority of God's Word.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff examines how the Roman Catholic Church believes that salvation comes through the Church, that Mary is a co-redeemer together with Christ, that humans can merit and contribute to salvation (justification) and that the Catholic faith is inclusive in accepting other faiths/religions (including Muslims).
Pastor Geoff then preaches Acts 4.12 and shows that salvation is found ONLY by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Repent and believe and be saved from God's coming wrath!
"The Centerpoint of Revival: The Supreme Glory of Jesus Christ!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Daniel 12:1-2 on the streets of St Louis during a busy afternoon rush and he teaches on the certainty, the finality, and the place of future judgment. He also calls all to repent of sin & come to Christ!
"The Certainty of Heaven: It Promotes Holiness & Adoration of the Triune God!"
Geoff preaches to a group of men and exhorts them to not become lukewarm. He exposits Revelation 3:14-22 and gives six ways to protect yourself from becoming lukewarm and falling under God's judgment. Listen and apply this sermon.
"The Church of Pergamum: The Compromising Church!"