Pastor Geoff shows how there is a great depth to a Premil understanding -- a literal, grammatical, historical interp of the BIble will inevitably lead to Premil. A faithful hermeneutic and consistent one will lead to Premil.
Far from being superficial or a surface level understanding, Premil is actually quite deep in its thoroughness and comprehensive cohesion of Scripture. It employs a faithful hermeneutic and results in a right and accurate interpretation of the Bible.
"Depression: Battling the Dark Night of the Soul Biblically"
Pastor Geoff provides counsel to seek wisdom from others -- from Godly counselors -- before making decisions:
Make decisions (when you have to decide between two good options):
- biblically -- be biblical, read/survey/carefully go thru the Word
- seek counsel from your shepherds
- multitude of counselors
- the motive of your decision(s)
- where's Christ in your thinking
- what could best serve your local church?
Geoff preaches 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 where Paul challenges us to excel still more in our love for one another. Geoff exposits this passage of Scripture & shows how we can practically love one another.
"Dear Flock — Love Each Other & Excel at Christian Work!" Part 2
Pastor Geoff continues the practical commands of Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4 and talks about work. In this sermon, he provides some helpful truths from this text on how we can work in such a way as to glorify God, evangelize others & not exploit the church. Form your biblical theology of work & then begin working out that biblical theology of work!
In this lengthy account, John the Baptist battles with some doubts as to whether Jesus is in fact the "Expected One". Jesus gently, compassionately & biblically reminds John of who He really is (from texts in Isaiah) and reminds the people that John is the greatest of those born of women -- yet anyone born in the new era (under the New Covenant) have far more blessings and benefits that John enjoyed.
This message provides 7 ways for you to battle with doubt in your life.
From the Mount of Transfiguration now we descend to the mess in the valley. The 9 disciples have failed to cast out a demon from a boy. A desperate father comes to Jesus and tells the story (in detail) and Jesus will cast out the demon.
The disciples were over confident and did not pray (and fast); nor did they have great faith (cf. Matt 17).
"Danger! Setting Aside Scripture to Uphold Tradition!"
Description In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exposits Mark 7:1-13 on how the Pharisees/scribes set aside God's Laws to uphold their own traditions.
We see the account unfold in 3 ways:
1. CONFRONTATION -- tradition of man (1-5)
2. CONDEMNATION -- Truth of God (6-8)
3. CORRECTION -- Tragedy of error (9-13) www.CFBCSTL.org
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Philippians 4:1
and provides 2 lessons for us to glean from Pastor
Paul's example. Paul overflows with love for the
believers and lavishes love upon them.
So, for us, what can we learn?
1. Cultivate affection for the believers.
2. Stand firm in the Lord!
"Cultivate a Lofty View of God & Then Respond with Humility, Worship & Awe!"
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ -- the heart of Pauline theology -- as Philippians 3:3-6 reveals two very different ways of life --- trusting in Christ or trusting in credentials.
Verse 3 reveals trust in Christ alone as those who are the "true circumcision" (of the heart). Verses 4-6 shows Paul's list of credentials where he shows the magnitude of his religiosity and how it is all unable to add to or contribute to his saving in any way whatsoever.
Salvation is found by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.
"Creationism & Evolution; It Really Does Matter—Examining the Biblical Texts"
In this Super Study, Pastor Geoff declares that CFBC unashamedly confesses the literal, historical-narrative reading of Genesis 1-2 which inevitably leads one to a young-earth, divine-fiat, sovereign, supernatural, unrepeatable viewpoint on Creation.
Listen to this helpful sermon & the discussion at the end.
"Creating & Cultivating a Church of Love — Hospitality"
Here Pastor Geoff Gives Some Helps for the Lonely: -- from Psalm 36
Nothing in this world will ever lastingly satisfy or cure your loneliness. (1, 4)
God dwells in interpersonal relationship of happy joy in the Triune Godhead. (5, 6-7, 9)
God created man with deep fellowship with Him and with others. (10)
Saints must live by faith & actively trust in the abiding & satisfying love of God. (7-9)
"Corrupt Officials Will Be Punished Once and for All!"