This sermon is an exposition of 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 at the chapel of Brookes Bible College in St Louis, MO. Pastor Geoff exhorts the men and women to learn from Paul's example when ministry is tough, and sheep are biting. How do you respond?
Rather than responding impatiently, emotionally, impulsively, or unwisely, we must THANK before we SPANK. Paul models this in 1 Cor 1.
Paul gives thanks for...
1. God's amazing grace (4)
2. God's profound wisdom (5-6)
3. God's triumphant promises (7-8)
4. God's faithful character (9)
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Ephesians 5.3-6 on Abstaining from evil. The two headings are:
1. The RESPONSIBILITY for you to abstain from evil
2. The REASONS for you to abstain from evil
Geoff preaches at CFBC on 2 Peter 1:10-11 on how believers can make their calling and election sure. This is done by living a life of holiness and by fixing our hope on heaven. Geoff brings in the larger context of 2 Peter 1 and shows how every believer in Jesus Christ must validate his calling by a life of Christ-exalting holiness. Listen & apply!
Pastor Geoff continues to look at the qualifications for eldership in the local Church. In this brief devotional, he examines 2 more — an elder must be (1) able to teach and (2) not addicted to alcohol.
In this study, Pastor Geoff explains the vision of CFBC — to be a "disciple-making church." He examines the power of the Word of God and the need that we have to read the Scriptures one to another. He gives some practical ways we can do this & encourage each other day by day.
Listen to & apply this message.
"Church Unity: Don't Live Selfishly, but For Others!"
Pastor Geoff continues preaching through the central, discourse peak in the entire letter of Philippians -- 2:1-4. And here, this sermon focuses on verse 3 which presents us with 2 specific lessons for us as God's people:
1. Let us diligently PUT OFF SELFISHNESS.
2. Let us diligently PUT ON SELFLESSNESS.
Listen to the exposition through Philippians 2:3 so that we would honor Christ, empowered by His Spirit, and live with "humility of mind."
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches a gospel message to prepare the flock for communing with Christ in the Lord's Supper.
2 TIm 1.9 teaches that GOD SAVES SINNERS. Here are 6 descriptive clauses:
1. By a sovereign, effectual call.
2. Not according to your works
3. According to His sovereign purpose.
4. According to His sovereign grace
5. By uniting you to Jesus Christ
6. From all eternity, God decreed it.
"Cling to the Essential Gospel: A Resurrected Savior!"