Geoff preaches on why Paul gives thanks for the Thessalonian Church. He expresses his manner of giving thanks (praying always for the believers) and then the first reason he gives thanks (because of their work of faith, their labor of love, and their steadfastness of hope). Hear & apply this very important text of Scripture!
Pastor Geoff talks about the preaching of Jesus Christ. How did he preach?
Note 5 characteristics of Jesus' preaching from Luke 8:1 --
the ongoing work -- he began going...
the itinerant work - going around from one city & village to another
the public work - going from one city & village to another...
the preaching work - proclaiming & preaching
the gospel-work -= the kingdom of God
"How Do You Pray for God's Help & Praise Him in Hard Times?"
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 86 and shows from David's prayer how we must respond to hard and painful times in our lives. David prayed in his pain. He prayed with perspective. And in his praying, he presented his petitions.
We can learn about God and His character and how David's thinking in hard times was saturated with Scripture and divine truth.
Pastor Geoff preaches on how to prepare for and respond after the preaching of the Word. What if we asked good questions afterwards to help fellow believers apply the truth heard.
Consider these questions:
*What did God show you about Himself and His character?
*In what way did God minister His Word to you to help you in a current situation you're in?
*How did you see the reality of sin & the grace of Christ through the preached WORD?
*How did the Spirit of God use His Word to encourage you, convict you, challenge or enlighten you?
Pastor Geoff continues preaching through the Gospel of Luke and teaches on the parable that Jesus tells because people supposed that He was going to start the kingdom immediately.
But Jesus tells a parable to show that He, as the King, will depart for a while and then He will return and call all of His slaves to account for how faithful they have been.
This message is a call for all of God's slaves to serve Him faithfully. Let God deal with the results. Our duty is to remain faithful.
It's also a warning to those who are lazy, idle, unbelieving, and self-congratulating. The warning is sober because when the Master returns He will slay all His enemies and cast them to judgment forever.
Turn to Christ today! Serve Him with faithfulness!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the grace of God that provides the power to live a transformed life. We cannot live out all the commands that God calls us to IN OUR OWN strength. We need HIS almighty and sovereign strength. Titus 2:11-14 provides the glorious hope in the book of Titus -- God's grace supplies us with all we need to live out what He calls us to!
"How I Lead Morning Devotions With Kids Practically"
Pastor Geoff tackles a question that might be asked: "how must I as a Christian respond to the many movies, TV shows, etc. that are promoting nudity in all of its forms?" How should Christians respond? What should we do? How should we act? What should we say?
Pastor Geoff speaks on the biblical texts that describe how a pastor must live? What should he do? How holy should he be? How diligent and passionate must he be in sanctification and holiness?
Listen to these Scriptures that help clarify the pastoral responsibilities.
"How People Change! God's 3 Ingredients to Help You Grow!"