Pastor Geoff preaches on the story where Jesus has been invited into a home of a ruling Pharisee and it is in this context where Jesus rebukes:
1) the invited guests for seeking to take the places/seats of honor at the dinner feast.
2) the host himself for he invited only his friends (that could repay him!) and did not invite the poor, crippled, lame, blind, and outcasts.
This message and text deals with the sin of pride. And in this message, pastor Geoff concludes with 7 ways to practically wage war with your pride & replace it with humility.
Winter Retreat Session #3. Pastor Geoff preaches on John 10:11 and many other various Scriptures that teach that Jesus died on the cross for His own sheep. When he died, he actually, fully, eternally, and effectually accomplished salvation for His elect only. Hear how this message should encourage your heart as you learn what Jesus endured and accomplished for His elect.
Pastor Geoff preaches through this final phase of the Jewish trials of Jesus Christ. It is just after daybreak, probably about 5 or 6AM and Jesus is now brought before the Council (=Sanhedrin, 71 Jewish 'Supreme Court' leaders) and they will put Jesus on trial so as to attain a charge to then take Him to Pilate.
This message covers the trial of Christ. It also surveys the unjust accusations that He faced. This message reveals how we can face unjust and unfair times of suffering/accusations as well.
"Jesus Christ, the Great Shepherd, Is Risen from the Dead!"
In this Resurrection Day message, Pastor Geoff works phrase by phrase through Hebrews 13:20 and shows how the author of Hebrews presents the Lord Jesus Christ:
1. Jesus is Living
2. Jesus is Loving
3. Jesus is Redeemer
4. Jesus is LORD
Listen to this message & be reminded of the foundational and essential truths of Christianity!
"Jesus Christ Alone Is the Head Over His Church [Not the Pope]!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on what it means to "carry one's cross". From this text, Pastor Geoff speaks on:
1. the MEANING of carrying one's cross
2. the MAN who carried Christ's cross (Simon)
3. the MULTITUDE who observed Jesus carrying His cross
4. the MANDATE for you to carry your cross
"Jesus Carries His Cross to the Place of Execution! The Lamb Led to the Slaughter!"
Pastor Geoff preaches the next section in the study through Luke's gospel. This narrative covers the disciples & Jesus on a boat crossing the Sea of Galilee when a massive storm breaks. The disciples are full of worry, anxiety, doubt, and worry & they run to Christ & beg Him to act. He rises up, commands the winds and the waves to cease, and they obey Him immediately. The disciples reply: "Who then is this?" You must answer this question as well! Who, then, is Jesus?
Jesus is fully man (sleeping) as well as fully God (controlling creation).
He deserves our worship!
"Jesus Begins His Journey to Jerusalem: Lessons on Compassion and Discipleship"
Pastor Geoff teaches on this last pericope of Luke's gospel as he records the historical occasion when Jesus literally, bodily, visibly ascended up from Bethany (on the Mt of Olives) into heaven. It was here that He then sat down at the Father's right hand!
"Jesus As a 12-Year Old Boy: Consecrate Your Life to God!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the only biblical text that speaks of Christ in his years growing up as a youth. When he was 12, His parents took Him to the Temple for the Passover Feast and it was here, at this occasion, that Christ revealed that He must about His Father's business.
Listen to this sermon & a clear exhortation to the youth to live sold-out for Christ and for His glory!