In this message, part 1 on the series: "A GODLY HOME", pastor Geoff preaches on the meaning of marriage. And in this study, he shows that the meaning of marriage is the gospel. The real meaning of marriage is only understood when one properly understands the gospel.
The gospel is a relationship of sacrifice as Christ came & died for His Bride. He cherishes her, He is faithful to her, and He loves her. And so it must be in marriage also.
Marriage is an invitation to die -- to die daily. That is, you die to your self-preservation, your self-ambitions, and your selfishness daily so as to serve your spouse! This is a picture of the gospel.
"The Meaning of Marriage: A Pointer to Something Greater!"
Pastor Geoff provides a brief devotional on the biblical description and definition of marriage. And then he shows how the earthly marriage is a temporal picture of the heavenly marriage which will last eternally.
Listen to this brief 10-minute message.
"The Meaning of Repentance as Necessary for the Gospel!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches a thematic, topical sermon bringing together a handful of Scriptures on the substitution --
In these texts (and Titus 2:14), we see the importance of the SUBSTITUTION of the spotless one for the guilty one.
Here is the heart of the gospel -- the picture and pattern through the Word of God. This is the truth of the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ -- He died in the place of sinners, bearing their sin and taking God's wrath FOR OUR SAKE.
"The Meeting of Mary & Elizabeth: Strengthen Your Faith in God!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the meeting of Mary and Elizabeth. Two women with two babies by miraculous conceptions meet together. Mary models tremendous zeal for God and confident faith in God. Elizabeth models humility in the Lord and a bold assertion that Jesus is Lord over her life.
Listen to this sermon & apply it to your life!
Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and do it.
In this chapter in the Book of Revelation, Pastor Geoff shows how the Lord gives John a sort of interlude -- a respite -- as John beholds a strong angel who comes down and delivers the message that "there will be delay no longer!" The time of God's patience is drawing to a close. The age of divine wrath will be 'complete' in the 7th Trumpet (which then unleashes the 7 bowl judgments).
John, in the Old Testament prophetic way, is told to eat the scroll -- the Word of God -- and it will be sweet in his mouth but bitter in his stomach.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on Luke 5 and describes the miracle of our Lord and then how this miracle is a pointer to the mission that He gives to Peter â€” and all disciples that follow (including us today!).
This sermon provides 4 essentials of a disciple. Every disciple, a learner and follower of Christ, must be characterized by these 4 essentials that we see in the text.
Furthermore, every Christian is a fisher of men and must actively and diligently busy himself in the work of the Lord â€” casting the net into the sea of humanity to catch 'fish'!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff reminds the CFBC congregation of the mission of CFBC. This sermon examines closely Paul's mission in Colossians 1:28-29 -- we proclaim Christ! This happens through the admonishing and teaching of every man so that every man will be complete in Christ!
Listen to this mission of God (in Col 1:28-29) and then the mission of CFBC so that the ministry can stay focused and faithful to the ultimate aim of glorifying God & exalting Christ!
"The Monumental Moment of Selecting the 12 Apostles! God Uses Ordinary People for His Glory!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through the Gospel of Luke and speaks about how Christ prayed all night, how he chose the 12 Apostles, and how he possessed all power to heal disease and manifest His glory.
Be encouraged that God uses weak, ordinary people to serve Him so that He receives all the glory!
"The Most Important Moment of Your Week: Hearing the Sermon"
The Most Important Moment of Your Week: Hearing the Sermon. Luke 19:48 talks about everyone "hanging on to every word that Jesus preached." May we remember the importance of and the glory of hearing from God every week as the Word is faithfully preached!
"The Most Terrifying Day in the History of the World!"
Pastor Geoff exposits Romans 15:17-33 and looks at Paul's missionary heart (which reflects God's missionary heart) so that we can learn how every single Christian should be actively involved in global outreach & missions.
Either we are sacrificially GOING, sacrificially SENDING, or disobedient.
Pastor Geoff preaches on Jesus' sending out of the 70 to do the work of ministry. In this message, we learn a number of important elements so that we can be equipped as laborers for Christ in Christian ministry.
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel on the streets of St Louis Missouri from Joshua 7, the account where Achan covets the gold, disobeys God's clear command, steals the gold, lies about it and then his sin finds him out and all Israel stones him (and his family) to death.
Be killing your sin! Take radical action against your sin!
"The Need, Foundations & Ingredients of Family Worship"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff concludes the study in Joshua and shows the definition & need for family worship. Then he provides the scriptural basis for it. Then he gives the ingredients of family worship (SING, READ, PRAY), and then some strong motivations for family worship.
Listen to this sermon & apply the Word of God to your life!
"The New Heavens & the New Earth: The Eternal Joy of the Redeemed!"
Pastor Geoff concludes a two-year expositional series through the Book of Revelation with the men at the homeless shelter in downtown St Louis, Missouri.
In talking about the NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH, he mentions:
1. the COMING of the new heavens & the new earth
2. the CITIZENS of the new heavens & the new earth
3. the CITY of the new heavens & the new earth
4. the CENTERPOINT of the new heavens & the new earth
5. the CLIMATE/CULTURE of the new heavens & the new earth