In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the narrative of the two and a half tribes returning home to the East Side of the Jordan River. The zeal for the LORD almost leads Israel into a full-blown internal war.
Look at how we can learn from this example of having a godly zeal for God. Yet we must be willing to make and maintain peace in God's community as well.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Habakkuk. How do the people of God live when the wicked seem to triumph? Where do we go? Where do we turn? How do we find hope?
In Habakkuk 2 (esp v.4), we find that the chief element to remember is to 'live by faith' (cf. Hebrews 10:36-39).
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff concludes the 3-part series on Habakkuk and shows how the 'just shall live by faith' and when the Godly man lives a life praising God, marveling at God's majesty & glory, His eyes will lift from the problems and situations here and gaze upon the sovereign Warrior-Lord of heaven and earth.
This is part 1 of a 3-part series as Pastor Geoff preaches through Habakkuk. How could God seem silent when the wicked seem to prosper (cf. Ps 73)? How could God seem indifferent, inactive, apathetic? Does He care?
When God's people are oppressed, does God not care?
In using the Islamic "shariah" law as an example, Pastor Geoff speaks about how believers must respond in perplexing situations — have an unshakable, unwavering faith in God and in His unchanging character!
"In Your Distress--Pray Openly, Honestly, and Determinatively"
In this psalm, Pastor Geoff shows that God is a safe protection for all His children. God is the Most High, the Almighty, the Rock, the Refuge, the Fortress, the One under whose wings a Christian can hide.
Listen to this preeminent psalm of comfort and reassurance.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through 1 Thessalonians and talks about what it is to "give thanks in everything." He gives an explanation of the verse, some hindrances to thanksgiving, the foundation of thanksgiving, and the ways that the gospel produces thanksgiving in the life of the Christian.
Listen to & apply this sermon!
"In Days of Distress, Turn from Me-Centered Pain to God-Centered Peace!"
Pastor Geoff concludes the exposition through Habakkuk and shows how to turn trouble and travail to triumph in God. How do we praise God in times of crisis? How does Habakkuk praise and worship God even in hard times? This chapter provides marvelous insights to help us live by faith and triumph in Christ even when undergoing difficult times.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through Ephesians. We cover Ephesians 5:1-2. The main imperative verbs provide the structural outline:
1. Imitate Your God!
2. Walk In Love!
But the motivation and the ability to carry out these commands comes from the 'as/just as' clauses. We are to imitate God AS beloved children. We are to walk in love JUST AS we have been loved by Christ who gave Himself for us.
Geoff preaches on what it means that God elects His people (1 Thess 1.4). He provides seven elements that are descriptive of election all from this verse & the surrounding context. He also gives objections that people raise to election & answers them as well as some concluding applications that this doctrine must have on our lives.
"If We Believe God, Then... -- The Urgency of Evangelism!"