Pastor Geoff provides 5 traits for godly leadership.
1. Prayerful (dependent)
2. Biblical (theological -- men of God; men who pursue God)
3. Trustworthy (integrity)
4. Humble (servants)
5. Encouragers (care about others genuinely; seek to delegate to others; use others; train others; support & encourage them)
Pastor Geoff preaches through the results & effects of Hezekiah's great Reformation. One of the great results is that God's people provided tithes and offerings so that the priests and Levites could "devote themselves to the study & teaching of the Law of God"
Pastor Geoff provides helps for interpeting the Book of Revelation properly:
Interpret the Book of Revelation:
Canonically (how it fits into the canon at large)
Remember: God does not wish to HIDE truth from us.
Remember the Genre - it is prophecy, prophetic literature (from God/re: the future)
Remember the OT - interpret Scripture with Scripture
Remember authorial intent — what did the A/author mean by what he wrote
Remember progressive relation - start w/ OT & build on this foundation when coming to Revelation & NT
Remember straightforward, plain, normal interp - interpret it normally whenever this is permitted by the context or comparing scripture with Scripture
Remember figures of speech & symbols - note the key words: “Like/As"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff expounded Ephesians 3 on the Christian ministry. In Ephesians 3:8-13, Paul exposes his heart by discussing the glory of Christian ministry -- preaching the unsearchable riches of Christ. This sermon brings out 5 marks that describe every Christian who views ALL OF LIFE as a ministry (=service) to God:
1. A proper perspective of self
2. A consuming love for Christ
3. A precise grasp of theology
4. A clear understanding of salvation
5. A heartfelt concern for believers
Listen to the Word of God and let us respond accordingly and apply it to our hearts and lives!
Pastor Geoff preaches at the Brookes Bible College Graduation Ceremony on May 14, 2016. In this message and charge to the graduates, Pastor Geoff exhorts them to remember 5 non-negotiables in the Christian life as we learn from the example of Epaphras.
Pastor Geoff preaches and gives 5 reasons why every Christian should be diligently committed to -- in membership -- a local assembly of believers.
1) for the sake of your soul
2) for the sake of your elders
3) for the sake of your brethren
4) for the sake of the lost
5) for the sake of Christ
"5 Reasons Why We Celebrate on Resurrection Sunday!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 119:129-136 and provides 5 responses that all believers must have because God's Word is so wonderful & desirable for direction in life & for delight in the soul.
God's Word is wonderful! Christ Himself is our Wonderful counselor! Let God's people hear and heed this text of Scripture & worship Christ, who is The Word of God!
In this audio-devotional, Pastor Geoff provides 5 pastoral-encouragements to young mothers with small children in the home.
These 5 words of encouragement are:
1. preach truth to your heart daily.
2. prioritize communion with God deliberately.
3. proactively shepherd your kids hearts to Christ frequently.
4. embrace God's call on you & place he has you in life.
5. remember that character is formed over the long haul.
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff teaches on what you must have in your preaching:
Six Must-Haves of PREACHING
Explication — what it means
Precision — be precise, theologically accurate.
Application — how the meaning should affect you
Persuasion — why you must believe this
Evangelization — the hope in Christ
Passion — i know this & i believe it.
"6 Identifying Marks of a True, God-Sent Revival!"