In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exposits Psalm 48 — a Zion psalm — and shows how the OT worshiper would travel to Jerusalem (=Mt Zion) to worship God in the once place that He so designated.
But for us as the NT Church, we don't go to a place or a mountain, we must worship "in spirit & in truth". There also awaits a day when we will enter the full & glorious heavenly Zion to worship the unrestricted presence of God forevermore.
Pastor Geoff preaches on this psalm where David (see parallel in 1 Chron 16) recounts Old Testament history from the Abrahamic Covenant, to the Joseph story, to the time in Egypt, to the Exodus, to the Conquest of Canaan. All this is for the purpose of obedience ('so that'); the people of God are to delight in who God is and devote themselves to obedience of Him. Listen & apply this practical sermon from Ps 105.
Pastor Geoff teaches in the senior living home in St Louis, Missouri and preaches the meaning of Christmas from the Matthew 2 account of the Magi -- the wise men -- traveling to Jerusalem to worship Jesus!
Listen to this exposition & the call to worship Christ the LORD!
In this Christmas Eve message, Pastor Geoff proclaims this one verse and shows four glorious -- and essential -- realities about Jesus.
1. Jesus' humanity
2. Jesus' identity
3. Jesus' deity
4. Jesus' exclusivity
Listen to & examine your own heart to see if you have come to this King! Have you come to "Kiss the Son?"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff works through Luke 10 and shows how Christ sent his followers out to saturate the land with the gospel and he provides some helpful principles that we can apply from this narrative passage.
Listen to and apply this encouraging message.
"Work Hard, with Joy in God, as Under the Eye of God!"
Isaiah 31 is a prophet "woe" oracle on the people of Judah because of their willful determination to NOT trust Yahweh but rather to seek Egypt's help.
This chapter can be summarized in 4 words:
Pastor Geoff preaches on Amos 3 and reminds us that with great privilege comes great responsibility. As God's chosen people, Israel was not exempt from God's punishment because of their sin. And the situation is the same with us today. He talked about living wholeheartedly for God, walking in a way that proclaims the gospel in everything we do, and striving to fulfill our responsibility that God gave. To whom much is given, much is required.
"Wisdom Shouts To You: 'Repent Or You'll Be Violently Destroyed'!"
In this sermon, God personifies wisdom as a street preacher who calls out to the multitudes of people passing by (the naive, the fools, the scoffers) and pleads with great urgency & severity:
1. Wisdom HERALDS, so Listen (20-22)
2. Wisdom PLEADS, so Repent (23)
3. Wisdom WARNS, so Fear (24-33)
"Wisdom Is What You Need For Life! 6 Fatherly Imperatives!"
Pastor Geoff exposits Proverbs 3:1-12 and proclaims these "fatherly imperatives" as we see God's "Truth for Youth" in this profound section of wisdom literature.
The 6 fatherly imperatives for us are:
1. Treasure God's Word
2. Emulate your God
3. Trust your God
4. Live with humility
5. Give with generosity
6. Embrace God's discipline
"Will Your Works Damn You At the Great White Throne Judgment?"