In this psalm, Pastor Geoff shows how Asaph pictures God as having a 'case' against His people for 2 ways they wrongly worship Him:
1. God indicts Israel for their formalistic (mindless, heartless, ritualistic) worship
2. God indicts Israel for their hypocritical worship
This sermon goes through Isaiah 7 --
1. Misplaced Trust (1-9)
2. Majestic Truth (10-16)
3. Miserable Trials (17-25)
Trust God! Don't trust in self or in others! But throw yourself on God & Him alone!
"The King's Return in Judgment & the Kingdom Prayer for Mercy"
Pastor Geoff preaches Luke 13:18-21 where Christ provides 2 parables (short stories with spiritual meaning):
1. the parable of THE MUSTARD SEED
2. the parable of LEAVEN
The simple point in these parables is this: the kingdom of God grows -- and it will grow -- till it reaches and permeates the world & nothing can stop or hinder this growth!
This message also covers what the kingdom of God, how the Old Testament & New Testament speak of this Kingdom & surveys the concept of the kingdom in Luke's gospel.
Listen to this message & be encouraged that God's Kingdom cannot be stopped!
Pastor Geoff preaches 2 John 9 and focuses on the second half of the verse that true believers who abide in the teaching (doctrine/theology/gospel) of Christ have both the Father and the Son!
What unspeakable privileges believers have -- we have (possess!) the Father and the Son!
Psalm 93 begins the "Enthronement/Kingship Psalms" (Psalms 93-100) which lie at the very center of the Psalter. The theme of the entire book of Psalms is summed up in this motif of God being the Sovereign King.
Psalm 93 points out three marks of God's kingship.
Listen to this message & be comforted as you think on the absolute, unrivaled, supreme, and exclusive sovereignty of God.
Pastor Geoff provides a devotional on Jeremiah 23:19 speaking of the coming storm of God's wrath that will overtake and crush all of His enemies. This must be a powerful motivation for all believers to lovingly and yet urgingly proclaim the gospel to the lost so as to see them come to Christ!
Listen to this devotional!
"The Lord's Supper, Part 1: The Meaning of Communion"
In this message, Pastor Geoff begins a 3-part series on "The Lord's Supper" at CFBC.
Part 1 - The MEANING of the Lord's Supper
Part 2 - The PREPARATION for the Lord's Supper
Part 3 - The PARTICIPANTS of the Lord's Supper
Listen to this message (part 1) as the Scriptures speak of the meaning of 'eating and drinking' and feasting and communing with Christ as the believer remembers what Christ did at Calvary to atone for sins.
"The Lord's Supper, Part 2: The Preparation & Self-Examination"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on how to PREPARE for the Lord's Supper.
Part 1 - the MEANING of the Lord's Supper (last week)
Part 2 - the PREPARATION for the Lord's Supper
Part 3 - the PARTICIPANTS/SUBJECTS of the Lord's Supper
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff provides a handful of ways that we can prepare ourselves for the week leading up to our taking the Lord's Supper so as to ensure that we are focusing on Christ and on His body and blood.
"The Loss of All Things for the Greater Gain of Christ!"
Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition thru the Gospel of Luke and teaches on the parable of the Lost Coin. In this story, as with the other parables in Luke 15, the theme centers on the happy joy of God over one sinner who repents!
This message looks at the story that Jesus told of the lost coin and the message concludes with an 'excurses' (a mini bible-study) on joy in heaven.
"The Lost Son, Part 1: The Breathtaking Love of God!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the well-known story of the "Prodigal Son" and shows that the hero of the story is not the younger, Prodigal son, nor is it the older brother. Rather, the hero is God Himself -- pictured as the loving and gracious and joyful father in this story who receives back penitent sinners.
This message covers the downward spiral of the Prodigal into sin and the full repentance that he demonstrated.
Listen to this message.
"The Lost Son, Part 2: The Breathtaking Love & Joy of God"
Pastor Geoff preaches part 2 on this long parable of the LOST SON. In this message, the focus specifically centers on the joyful reception of the Father as the penitent, wayward, Prodigal son returns home.
Then, the sermon focuses on the older son, the older brother, who was the self-righteous hypocrite who felt that he always obeyed the Father and deserved to be rewarded for his conduct.
Listen to this gospel message and the pleas to repent and trust in Christ at the end of the sermon.