In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the verse by verse exposition through Romans 8. Here in this text, the Apostle Paul shows how God works all things together (v.28) for believers (v.28b) so as to conform them more into Christ's likeness (v.29a) and so that Christ Jesus may be the Firstborn among many brothers (v.29b).
Pastor Geoff provides some foundational goals for Christian parents. The goal of parenting far surpasses time and space in the here and now. It is about preparing our children to stand before God one day. It's about preparing them to die well & stand before Christ at the Judgment.
In this sermon, seven goals are given including such essentials like praying for our children, modeling Christ for our children, instructing their hearts, teaching them to trust God, teaching them to suffer well and persevere through hardship, discipling them and saving their souls from death, etc.
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"The God of All-Sufficient Grace Gives Help to the Helpless!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 116 and shows the God of all-sufficient grace & how He provides help to the helpless.
The psalmist is near death and feels at a very low-point in his life. Yet even in this time of hardship, he expresses a heartfelt cry: "I love the LORD!" And he surveys the character of God and commits himself to serve God as the 'slave of the Lord.'
Listen to this message, relate to the psalmist, and fill your heart and mind with God's glorious and sufficient character!
"The God-Blessed Thrill of Verbal Affirmation & Sexual Exhilaration in Marriage"
Pastor Geoff preaches from Song of Solomon 7 and provides 4 key lessons for all of us to learn from this very helpful & God-given chapter.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff pleads with us to have clarity on what GOD says regarding the matter of sex, sexuality, intimacy, joy, and lovemaking. God blesses the intoxicating exhilaration of lovemaking -- only within the context of a marriage between a man and a woman.
This sermon provides help & counsel for married couples. It also provides many applications to the Ultimate Bridegroom, Jesus Christ & His great love for His Bride, the Church.
"The God-Given Grace & Joyful Necessity of Working Out Your Salvation!"
In this message, pastor Geoff provides the context which is absolutely crucial for a proper understanding of the meaning of these verses. Then, he defines what sanctification is and asks what is the believer's role to play in growth in Christlikeness? Should you be passive? Active? Zealous? 'Let go and let God?' Earnestly pursuing holiness?
This sermon provides 4 vital characteristics of sanctification.
"The God-Given Wisdom, Wealth & Success of Solomon -- Looking to Christ, the Greater One!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on 2 Chronicles 9 and works through the text in showing the God-given successes of Solomon. But not only this, remember that Matthew 12 says that "something greater than Solomon is here." This sermon also observes the Greater son of David, the Greater Solomon -- the Lord Jesus Christ as well!
Pastor Geoff continues the preaching series through the gospel of John in the open-air. This sermon was preached at the St Louis Cardinals baseball game as the masses walked into the stadium.
Pastor Geoff exposits Ephesians 5.26-27 on the glorious work of Jesus Christ in sanctifying His Church and washing her with the water of the Word. And in a similar way, Godly husbands must wash their wives in the Word and lead them in Christlikeness.
This sermon covers the husband's duties:
1. LEAD their wives
2. SANCTIFY their wives
Pastor Geoff preaches on the great love of Jesus Christ for His Bride -- and then shows how this is the way that husbands must love their own wives, with passionate, urgent, fervent, committed, sacrificial, humble LOVE!
Pastor Geoff preaches on the text of the familiar "Good Samaritan" account. The religious scholar, the 'lawyer' or, scribe, comes to Jesus and asks what he must do to inherit eternal life.
In speaking to this self-righteous, works-righteous, self-deceived man, Jesus shows the absolute bankruptcy of all works-based faiths (=religions) and shows how it is absolutely impossible to get to God by trying to keep the Law.
God truly hides spiritual truths from the wise and intelligent of the world. But He reveals gospel truth to infants. And it is these who in turn love God and love their neighbor because God has opened their eyes to the gospel!
"The Goodness of God & th Sinfulness of Man & the Satisfactions of God!"
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel at a Senior Living Facility in St Louis, Missouri. In this message from the text of Ezekiel 36:25-27, he shows three foundational realities of the Gospel:
Listen to this message & the work of God in the gospel!
Pastor Geoff explains the biblical gospel in a few minutes in this excerpt. The point is that the gospel is God's work in pouring out His wrath upon God the Son on the cross. He crushed His son for my sin on the cross.
And we are declared righteous through faith in Christ by virtue of His righteousness that is reckoned to us.