In this podcast, Pastor Geoff provides a study on Ephesians 4:11-16 - the PURPOSE and PLAN and PHILOSOPHY of the Church
Church is to be marked by...
1. Godly Leaders Who Equip (11)
2. Active Service of the Saints (12)
3. Christlike Maturing among All (13)
4. Constant Vigilance Against Error (14)
5. Loving Upbuilding in Unity (15-16)
"The Radical Corruption of Man that Only God Can Remedy"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the Book of Psalms and here he examines the doctrine of radical corruption — total depravity.
He defines what radical corruption is and shows how it pervades every human being — in the heart, in the mind, in the volition/will, in the understanding, in the religion. All are corrupt and defiled before God.
See yourself in this light and the gospel of Jesus Christ is all the sweeter. Listen & apply this sermon.
"The Rapture: A Consideration of It & Comforts From It"
Pastor Geoff teaches on the doctrine found in 1 Thess 4 on the "Catching up" of believers -- what is sometimes called the Rapture.
To be CONSIDERED:
1 Thess 4
To be COMFORTING:
eagerly-expecting (meet with loved ones)
perfectly-transforming (seeing Christ face to face)
"The Reality & Purity of Heaven as a Motive for Aggressive Sanctification"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the reality and certainty of heaven and how this must energize the believer to 'press into the Kingdom' (that is, to take the kingdom by force). Sanctification must be an aggressive pursuit.
Heaven is about Christ and so the believer's life must be a constant pursuit of Christ and His glory.
Pastor Geoff gives a brief devotional on the importance of understanding the substitution of Jesus Christ and the corresponding necessity that all God's people will be zealous for good works.
"The Reign of God's Son--Will You Recognize Him Or Refuse Him?"
Pastor Geoff continues preaching expositionally & verse by verse through this discourse in Luke 12:1 which continues through Luke 13:9. He teaches before myriads of people who swarm him as he travels in the open air.
In this message, Jesus warns His listeners to be on guard against every form of greed (or, covetousness).
This message defines greediness, cautions against greediness, illustrates greediness, explains how to mortify (kill) greediness, and shows why God indicts greediness.
Listen to this message & draw near to Christ with fervent love for Him in your soul!
"The Rich Young Ruler: The Tragedy of Choosing This World Over Christ!"
Pastor Geoff preaches part 18 on the study through Psalm 119 and teaches on how God is righteous & how the Word is perfectly righteous.
This 8-verse stanza (vv.137-144) unveils 9 attributes of the Word that comprises the heart of this sermon.
Understand how great God's Word is, how perfect it is, how reliable and trustworthy it is, and thank God for His unswerving righteousness revealed in Scripture & imputed to those who put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation!
Pastor Geoff preaches on the text in Luke 24:36-43 (and the parallel in John 20) when Christ appears to the disciples when they were locked behind closed doors (and Thomas was absent). He is the solution for the troubled heart.
He COMES to you.
He COMFORTS you.
He COMMUNES with you.
He CONVINCES you.
"The Road to Emmaus: Jesus Dispels Disappointment By Preaching Himself from Scripture!"
In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches on the 2 travelers who journey to Emmaus as the Risen Lord meets them on the road. And He then explains the meaning of the Scriptures to them starting with Moses and all the Prophets.
This sermon walks through the narrative in three phases.