In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 and reminds the CFBC congregation that we WILL preach Christ & Him crucified. We will not back down, back away, shy away, or be ashamed. Jesus Christ will be the theme of our preaching ministry!
In this sermon, Geoff shows:
1. the PLOYS we reject
2. The PERSON we pursue
3. the POWER we need
4. the PURPOSE we seek
Pastor Geoff proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ on a street corner during a very busy lunch-hour in downtown Clayton, MO.
As many men and women walk by, the gospel is heralded loudly calling men and women to consider eternity, see their sin as God sees it, and run to Jesus Christ by faith alone for salvation from eternal wrath.
Pastor Geoff walks through:
1) God's purpose for marriage
2) The only 2 allowances for divorce in the Bible
1. Sexual unfaithfulness & adultery
2. When an unbeliever leaves (desertion)
3) The way to endure through a hard & difficult marriage
Pastor Geoff teaches on the NON-NEGOTIABLES IN YOUR LOCAL CHURCH (titus)
*a survey thru TITUS*
Proper Understanding of God (1:1-4)
Above-Reproach & Qualified Leaders (1:5-16)
Healthy Body Life (2:1-10)
Commitment to the Exclusive Gospel (2:11-14)
Fervent preaching of God’s Word (2:1, 15)
Zealous & Intentional Living in Godliness (3:1-8)
Adherence to the Purity of the Church (3:9-11)
Serving One another in need (3:12-15)
Pastor Geoff open-air preaches 2 Kings 17 on what most certainly brings God's judgment and then he ends with a gospel plea from 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 on what true repentance is and how Jesus Christ alone is the one who rescues us from the wrath to come.
Listen to this evangelistic sermon.
"What Brings Great Joy to a Pastor & to a Parent?"
Geoff preaches on five elements that must characterize a biblical ministry from Paul's letter to the Thessalonians (1:5-8). Learn these important elements and serve in a faithful local church such as what Paul describes.
Pastor Geoff preaches verse by verse through Psalm 3 and shows how David trusted in the Lord even when he was being viciously attacked by enemies — especially verbal attacks. He trusted in the Lord and gazed on God's character.
Geoff preaches on what it means to be a godly husband. He gives the biblical mandate for husbands from 1 Peter 3:7 and the surrounding context. Listen and apply this very practical sermon to your life.
"What Does It Mean to be One in the Body of Christ?"
Pastor Geoff provides a word-study on the word "compel" in Luke 14:23 when the Master says to the slave: "go out into the highways and along the hedges, and COMPEL them to come in, so that my house may be filled."
What does it mean to "compel" people to be saved? What does this mean for you personally?
"What Does the Bible Say About Marriage and Divorce?"
God hates divorce. It was never His intention for marriage since the beginning of time. The only reason why God allows divorce is because of the "hardness of man's heart." And there are two, and only two, allowances for divorce. But divorce must never be the first option, it must always be the last resort. What God has joined together in the covenant bond of marriage, let NO man separate.
Acts 15.35 - Paul and Barnabas … teaching and preaching the Word of the Lord…
Authorial intent (2 Tim 2.15)
Care for every word (2 Tim 3.16)
Hard work (1 Tim 4)
Desperate prayer (Acts 6.4)
Progressive revelation (1 Pet 2)
Exalting the Word (Ps 119)
Divine illumination (1 Cor 2)
Ministerial courage (1 Thess 2)
Expounding the meaning (Rom 10)
Thoughtful application (Acts 2.38)