Pastor Geoff continues to look at the qualifications for eldership in the local Church. In this brief devotional, he examines 2 more — an elder must be (1) able to teach and (2) not addicted to alcohol.
Geoff preaches at CFBC on 2 Peter 1:10-11 on how believers can make their calling and election sure. This is done by living a life of holiness and by fixing our hope on heaven. Geoff brings in the larger context of 2 Peter 1 and shows how every believer in Jesus Christ must validate his calling by a life of Christ-exalting holiness. Listen & apply!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Ephesians 5.3-6 on Abstaining from evil. The two headings are:
1. The RESPONSIBILITY for you to abstain from evil
2. The REASONS for you to abstain from evil
This sermon is an exposition of 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 at the chapel of Brookes Bible College in St Louis, MO. Pastor Geoff exhorts the men and women to learn from Paul's example when ministry is tough, and sheep are biting. How do you respond?
Rather than responding impatiently, emotionally, impulsively, or unwisely, we must THANK before we SPANK. Paul models this in 1 Cor 1.
Paul gives thanks for...
1. God's amazing grace (4)
2. God's profound wisdom (5-6)
3. God's triumphant promises (7-8)
4. God's faithful character (9)
"Christian: Do Not Walk Like the Unbelievers Walk!"
In this message, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Ephesians and covers Paul's exhortations to believers to NOT walk like they used to live -- to NOT live like the unbelieving Gentiles live. They live in their futile minds. How is this described?
1. They are DARKENED
2. They are ALIENATED
3. They are CALLOUS/depraved
"Christian: Be Armed With Your Belt & Breastplate!"
Pastor Geoff talks from Ephesians 6:19-20 and gives practical counsel to Christians on how to practically and daily serve in worldwide missions.
Pray for your missionaries...
Pray for their FAITHFULNESS (faithful to truth, to the Word)
Pray for their PERSEVERANCE (persevere thru hardships, changed situations, visa problems, etc.)
Pray for their PROCLAMATION (faithful to evangelize)
Pray for their HUMILITY (for them to stay lowly and Christ-like)
Pray for their USEFULNESS (God may use them)
Pray for their COMMUNICATION (with their local church & other believers)
PREACH THE WORD! (2 Tim 4.2)
what are the 4 compelling reasons from the surrounding discourse/context?
Because of the...
1. Sinful context
2. Sufficient Scriptures
3. Supreme mandate
4. Singular ambition (of saints)
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches this wonderful text on Christ's authority over demons and this demonized man.
We'll walk thru this account with 3 headings:
1. The guy who seemed too wicked to be saved (1-5)
2. The Savior who is able to save completely (6-13)
3. The transformation in the man's heart & life (14-20)
This message concludes the long discourse that Jesus gave with both the disciples & the Pharisees present (15:1-17:10) and here our Lord provides 3 crucial lessons for all of His disciples...
1. TOTAL Forgiveness
2. TRIUMPHANT Faith
3. TIRELESS Faithfulness
Listen to this exposition & apply these ambitions to your life to be an obedient & glad disciple in the blessed Lord!
"Christ's Commission to All Christians! Go & Preach Christ & Call All to Repent!"