In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Ephesians & comes eyeball to eyeball with the glorious doctrine of ELECTION -- God, from all eternity past, freely chooses all those who will be IN CHRIST forevermore.
This sermon provides 6 benefits of election -- some glorious realities and biblical definitions of WHAT election is.
Pastor Geoff exposits Mark 4:30-34 to show the great, unstoppable, magnificent growth of this great plan of God!
Pastor Geoff provides 8 practical application points for us.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 85:6 and shows a number of points concerning revival: God is the giver of revival, it always begins with His Church, it comes through much persistence in prayer, and it always results in God's glory.
Revival cannot be planned or manipulated. It is simply and solely a work of God the Spirit. Let us take hold of God in prayer fervently, boldly, faithfully, and passionately that He would glorify Himself in bringing revival.
"The Use of Isaiah 7:14 in Matthew 1: Exegetical/Theological Examination"
Pastor Geoff deals with the common phrase used by many in our day that they are "Gay-Christians" -- often they say they are celibate and don't 'act out.' But what does the Bible say? How can we have clarity about this phrase that many identify themselves as, namely, as being a 'Gay-Christian"?
In this, Pastor Geoff provides 7 Reasons Why This Is Utterly Impossible. It's absolutely impossible to be a 'Gay-Christian'. Here's why...
It Blasphemes the Character of God.
It Contradicts the Clarity of Scripture.
It Ignores the Severity of Hell.
It Disregards the Glory of Regeneration
It Belittles the Power of Grace
It Shames the Name of Christ
It Destroys the Witness to the Lost
This sermon uncovers 3 problem attitudes that pervaded the people of Judah -- and Isaiah exposes them. The problem attitudes that prevailed were.
1. LIVE IT UP!
2. LOOK AT ME!
3. LEAN ON HIM!
Rather than partying, reveling, leaning on wicked rulers, or even trusting in good rulers, we must LOOK TO THE LORD alone!
"The Value & Importance of Older Women Serving in the Church!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches to the older women and pastorally and tenderly calls them to follow the word of God and the privilege of their high calling of older women in the local church:
1. the CONDUCT of older women
2. the CONVERSATION of older women
3. the CONTROL of older women
4. the COUNSEL of older women
This sermon pleads with older women (50s, 60s and up) to actively, intentionally and thoughtfully serve in the local church by speaking of & testifying of God's greatness especially to the younger women (more on that next week in vv.4-5).
In this chapter, Jesus Christ is presented as the supreme conqueror who triumphs over all evil. At the end of Revelation 12 (on the Dragon, Satan), and Revelation 13 (the AntiChrist & False Prophet), one may wonder if evil ultimately triumphs. But Revelation 14 provides the glorious answer that Jesus Christ will triumph in the end over all evil, over all His enemies!
In this chapter, the victory & supremacy of Jesus Christ is shown in three different scenes.
Geoff clarifies the mission of CFBC and then expresses the vision of the Church and how it is to be a disciple-making church. Then he provides some goals and some practical ways to achieve the vision of the Church.
Pastor Geoff preaches Song of Solomon 4 and this chapter surveys the wedding night. Solomon & His love are now married & they're now alone in the chamber about to consummate their marriage.
He lavishes her with words of praise & delights regarding her personhood & her body. He loves her! He delights in her! He expresses affection for her!
This message shows the importance of having a biblical theology of sexuality -- the way God defines it. We need the objective, true, authoritative truth from God on the matter of sex while we live in a culture of chaos, confusion & disorder.
Praise God that He has given sex as a gift to be enjoyed as each spouse selflessly worships Christ by serving the other person in the physical lovemaking within the bounds of marriage.
Pastor Geoff teaches part 3 on "A Godly Home" as this message focuses on the duties of the wife to her husband.
God calls every wife to be and do three things:
1. Happily Submissive
2. Suitable Helper
3. Selflessly Reverent
The Word of God speaks clearly regarding the roles of both the husband and the wife in the marriage so as to promote unity, oneness, joy, and a faithful representation of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pastor Geoff preaches in chapel at the Brookes Bible Institute in St Louis, Missouri. Here he exhorts the students & faculty as to the amazing wonder that God would call sinners into the ministry to serve Him & be used by Him for His glory.
Listen to this sermon & how we can apply this text to our lives!
"The Wonder of Salvation—Jesus, the Son of God, Your Savior!"