In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches verse by verse through this summary paragraph in Mark's gospel. It is a transitional paragraph concluding Mark 2.1 - 3:6 focusing on "CONFLICT." And it also is preparing for the main pivot/turning point in the book (Mark 3.10-20 -- the public, official rejection: The blasphemy of the Spirit).
In this account, we see 4 things about your Savior:
1. Your Savior's MINISTRY
2. Your Savior's MERCY
3. Your Savior's AUTHORITY
4. Your Savior's IMPORTUNITY
"A Strong Warning! Dont' Trust the Mighty Nations; Trust the Sovereign God Alone!"
Pastor Geoff exhorts the men to have an exclusive, sole, singular love for their wives. Every husband must have no competitors who steal his love away from his wife. He must have an exclusive and singular love for his bride alone!
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the psalms at the CFBC prayer meetings on Wednesday nights. This psalm models for us how to pray in serious pain. Remarkably, David shows that having a God-centered perspective (='let God be magnified') provides the proper perspective in times of hardship.
True it is that prayer is the medicine for the soul.
"A Simple Explanation/Defense of Street Preaching"
This sermon surveys all of Isaiah 6 -- God is HOLY HOLY HOLY.
1. SIGHT - Isaiah saw the LORD (1-4)
2. INSIGHT - Isaiah saw himself (5-7)
3. MISSION - Isaiah saw the need (8-12)
4. FAITH - Isaiah saw the hope (13b)
"A Sermon for Children: True Happiness in Walking Closely With God!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Philippians 4 and shows the children that they must study to know God and remember His great attributes, and then remember that this is THE very reason that they can always rejoice -- through any season and situation of life -- because God Himself never changes.
He is worthy of praise at all times.
"A Self-Righteous Man & A Desperately Humble Man!"
Pastor Geoff preaches at the Senior Living Home in Ellisville, MO and preaches on the Tax Collector and the Pharisee and the parable Jesus tells of these two men going up to the Temple to pray.
One is the self-righteous man -- the Pharisee -- who praises himself all throughout his prayer. He dies in his futile self-exaltation and is humbled as he eternally goes to hell.
The other is the desperately humble man -- the tax-collector -- and he humbles himself and begs for God's mercy -- His propitiation -- so that he can be saved. He humbles himself and is exalted at death to enter heaven: all by God's grace!
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel at a Senior Living facility in St Louis, MO as he preaches Psalm 92 to the elderly and shows how even in old age men and woman can be like fruitful, prosperous, vibrant, strong trees.
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ from the Old Testament prophet of Micah. In Micah 5:2ff, Pastor Geoff preaches on the streets the glorious gospel of this prophecy given more than 600 years BEFORE Jesus came into the world:
The Prophecy of the Messiah
The Birth of the Messiah
The Authority of the Messiah
The Kingship of the Messiah
The Eternity of the Messiah
The Shepherd in the Messiah
The Peace from the Messiah
All this is derived from Micah 5:2ff. Come & believe in this God-Man, Jesus Christ, the Lord!
Geoff open-air preaches at the Central West End Metrolink station in St. Louis, MO. He preaches during the afternoon rush-hour period as the people run to their trains from work. Listen as he exposits Judges 2 & proclaims the glory of the gospel & salvation found only in Christ.
"A Primer on the Gospel — 'God Justifies the Ungodly'"
In preparation for communion, pastor Geoff preaches on Romans 4:5 and preaches on the gospel of Jesus Christ. He notes how all of us are ungodly sinners who have rebelled against God, how God is the One who justifies, and how the sinner who has saving faith in Christ receives full forgiveness and is clothed with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Hear and apply this message from God's Word.
"A Primer on the 1,000 Year Millennium When Jesus Reigns on Earth!"
This message surveys the prayer of Daniel when he was in exile. Daniel 9 is one of the most important chapters in all the Bible -- especially because of the prophecy of the "70 weeks" at the end (vv.24-27).
This sermon covers 3 simple lessons for us:
1. Study the Scriptures! (as Daniel studied Jeremiah!)
2. Respond in Prayer
3. Anticipate God's Answer
Pastor Geoff preaches on the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Two men. Two deaths. Two destinies. The rich man who lived comfortably in this life immediately went to hell at death. The poor man who had nothing in this life immediately went to heaven at death.
This sermon also provides 13 sobering realities about eternal hell that we need to understand.
"A Prayer for Rescue: Preparing & Fighting Thru Spiritual Warfare!"
Pastor Geoff teaches through Philippians 2:19-24 where Paul wishes to send Timothy, his trusted and faithful ministry companion, to the Philippians to encourage them and bring a report back to Paul in Rome.
Here we see 5 brushstrokes of ministry faithfulness from the character portrait of Timothy.
Let us learn and emulate the godly example of Timothy.
"A Political Question With a Brilliant, Spiritual Answer"
In this very 'charged' and confrontational account between the Herodians/Pharisees against Jesus, we see the story unfold in 2 ways:
1. The Question: shall we pay taxes to Caesar?
2. The Answer: render to him what's due; render to God everything unconditionally!
Pastor Geoff teaches on the biblical discipline of hospitality. The Lord gives us clear instructions in the Word to pursue and practice hospitality. This should be evident in the lives of believers and should be a regular practice in the life of a local church.
In this message, Pastor Geoff provides many Scriptures that support the duty of hospitality and he also provides many blessings that come from hospitality. He also answers a handful of objections that many may raise regarding this.
Listen to this plea to practice hospitality!
"A Pastor: A Defender and a Declarer of the Truth!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches that every pastor/elder must be ABOVE REPROACH in the heart. Titus 1:7 deals with the SIN-VICES that the man of God MUST avoid. These must *not* describe the man of God who serves in ministry.