In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Ephesians.
In Ephesians 2:1-10 -- Paul showed the work of the gospel in our relationship with God.
Now, in Ephesians 2:11-22 -- Paul shows that in LIGHT of that work of Christ in bringing us to God, we have PEACE with one another (=Jew and Gentile).
In Ephesians 2:11-13 we looked at who we were (alienation from God). Now in Ephesians 2:14-18 we see our reconciliation with God and with each other. This is a glorious text that gives 3 marvelous pronouncements for the child of God.
1. Jesus is our PEACE WITH EACH OTHER.
2. Jesus is our RECONCILIATION WITH GOD.
3. Jesus is our ACCESS TO THE FATHER.
"Christ On the Cross: How It Relates To You Personally!"
*Jesus took the wrath of God for you (propitiation):
1. It was a soul-agonizing wrath (32-34)
2. It was necessary to prepare in prayer (35)
3. It was a wrath that Jesus willingly took for you (36)
4. It was a lesson for you to watch and pray (37-42)
"Christ's Authority Over the Fierce Storm: The Cure For Fear"
This account shows the power/authority of Jesus Christ over NATURE / disaster. Christ calms the storm while he and the disciples are in the boat.
His power is seen...
1. as a result of their obedience.
2. in a situation of terror
3. as he's the Savior of power
4. with the sure-cure of fear
"Christ's Commission to All Christians! Go & Preach Christ & Call All to Repent!"
This message concludes the long discourse that Jesus gave with both the disciples & the Pharisees present (15:1-17:10) and here our Lord provides 3 crucial lessons for all of His disciples...
1. TOTAL Forgiveness
2. TRIUMPHANT Faith
3. TIRELESS Faithfulness
Listen to this exposition & apply these ambitions to your life to be an obedient & glad disciple in the blessed Lord!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches this wonderful text on Christ's authority over demons and this demonized man.
We'll walk thru this account with 3 headings:
1. The guy who seemed too wicked to be saved (1-5)
2. The Savior who is able to save completely (6-13)
3. The transformation in the man's heart & life (14-20)
PREACH THE WORD! (2 Tim 4.2)
what are the 4 compelling reasons from the surrounding discourse/context?
Because of the...
1. Sinful context
2. Sufficient Scriptures
3. Supreme mandate
4. Singular ambition (of saints)
"Christian! Open Your Home & Welcome Others In! The Need for Hospitality"
Pastor Geoff talks from Ephesians 6:19-20 and gives practical counsel to Christians on how to practically and daily serve in worldwide missions.
Pray for your missionaries...
Pray for their FAITHFULNESS (faithful to truth, to the Word)
Pray for their PERSEVERANCE (persevere thru hardships, changed situations, visa problems, etc.)
Pray for their PROCLAMATION (faithful to evangelize)
Pray for their HUMILITY (for them to stay lowly and Christ-like)
Pray for their USEFULNESS (God may use them)
Pray for their COMMUNICATION (with their local church & other believers)
"Christian! You Must Fight Hard for Sexual Purity!"
In this message, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Ephesians and covers Paul's exhortations to believers to NOT walk like they used to live -- to NOT live like the unbelieving Gentiles live. They live in their futile minds. How is this described?
1. They are DARKENED
2. They are ALIENATED
3. They are CALLOUS/depraved