This podcast covers part 6: "Love, Submit & Believe the Best (Rom 13-14)"
1 Peter 2.13 - submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution
1 Pet 2.15 - for such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men … act as free men and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as slaves of God. …
We want three themes/circles of thought to intersect at all times as believers (toward other believers):
we must LOVE ONE ANOTHER
we must SUBMIT TO AUTHORITIES
we must TOLERATE OTHERS’ OPINIONS
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff pleads with men to love their wives with passionate EXCLUSIVITY -- as we learn from Solomon and his exclusive love and verbal affection that he lavishes upon his wife in Song of Solomon 7.
Here is what that looks like...
Specifically Affirm Her Features (1-5)
Verbally Affirm Her Beauty (6)
Happily Enjoy Her Sexually (7-9)
Exclusively Love Her Resolutely (10)
Willingly Be with Her Intimately (11-13)
"Love Your Enemies! The Conduct of Christ's Kingdom Citizens!"
Pastor Geoff continues the study on the Sermon on the Mount and looks at the section on 'loving our enemies.' This section contains the conduct of Christ's kingdom citizens -- what sort of lives should we live?
In this message, two main points are discussed:
1. The ultimate exhortation to love your enemies
2. The ultimate example to love your enemies
Listen to this sermon & specifically apply it to your life.
CFBC Daily Word of Truth: LOVE YOUR CHURCH MORE.
Love your Church because…
it’s Christ’s Body
It’s God’s Plan for Your Growth
It’s a Costly Gift to Christ and to You
It’s your Spiritual Family
It’s the counterpoint of your ministry/service
It’s the refuge for your comfort, strengthening & joy
"Love Jesus! A Sad History of the Church of Ephesus"
Ephesians 6:5-9 provides a crucial text for understanding the relationship of slaves to masters in the ancient world. The application for us is to see how employees and employers can honor and glorify Christ in the work environment.
"Look! The Lamb of God Who Takes Away the Sin of the World!"
Geoff preaches Revelation 2 and calls the men to repent, believe in Christ, and live holy lives like the solid, persecuted Church in Smyrna, not as the Churches of Ephesus, Pergamum, or Thyatira.
"Look at the Churches & Take Spiritual Inventory of Your Life" Part 1
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the verse by verse exposition thru this urgently needed book in our day. This chapter is the woman's response to the man -- and it is her heartfelt and passionate response to a man who protects, provides for her, and pursues her, and woos her.
This sermon has 6 important lessons for us in dealing with love & relationships.
Download the PDF outline at www.CFBCSTL.org/sermons
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 37 which tells us how to live a life trusting God while in the midst of a crooked & perverse generation — especially when the wicked seem to prosper.
How do we react? How do we live? What should we focus on? What does it mean to 'inherit the earth?'
Pastor Geoff heralds the gospel on the streets of St Louis during the loud & rowdy Mardi Gras festival in February of 2016. He proclaims the One, true, and Living God and calls on all men and women to flee from sin & fly to Christ for salvation from divine wrath!
"Listen to the Call to Worship God the Coming Judge!"
Psalm 96, written when David brought the Ark from Kiriath Jearim to Jerusalem when he was crowned King over all Israel, beckons believers to sing to the Lord, to ascribe glory and honor to the Lord, and to rejoice in the Lord and long for that future day when Christ will reign on earth. Psalm 96 reminds us of what true worship is, how worthy God is, how worthless idols are, and how necessary it is to proclaim what God has done to the nations and tell them that: "The Lord Reigns."
"Listen to and Apply the Word of God! Practical Ways to Benefit from the Preached Word!"
In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches Proverbs 8:32 and shows that we must (1) hear the Word & (2) apply the Word.
Then he provides six very practical steps to diligently hearing and applying the Word of God when it's preached. How do we profit from the Word? How must be listen to sermons? How do we really change because of them?
"Light from the Word & Your Obedience to the Word!"