PODCAST: What if my kids don’t like our Church?
A few encouragements...
Pray — seek the elders’ help and encouragement and prayer
Persevere — keep enduring and persevering patiently and prayerfully
Inquire — for help/encouragement/accountability
Engage — even more in ministry life
Capitalize — use it as opportunity to shepherd them on what a local church is to be/do
"What If I Love My Church But It Doesn't Preach the Word?"
Pastor Geoff answers the question: "What if a pastor/elder continues in sin?" What if a pastor does not repent of a known sin and brings reproach on Christ, no longer lives a blameless/above-reproach life?
How should this situation be handled with a pastor/elder who persists in sin?
The Bible, in 1 Timothy 5:20, provides clear biblical help in this situation.
"What If a Friend Tells You About Sins of Another?"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches 1 Thess 4:13-18 on the coming of the Lord Jesus for His people. This text discusses how the dead in Christ will rise first & then how living saints will be raptured up/caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Listen to this practical sermon on Christ's coming for His church!
"What Happens to Babies Who Die? 10 Reasons Why Babies Go to Heaven"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches through the narrative of Mark's account of the crucifixion. He provides background on crucifixion, the ironies that happened on the cross, the perfection & propitiation that Christ accomplished as well as some helpful application principles.
Listen to this sermon & apply the teaching of the Word of God.
Acts 15.35 - Paul and Barnabas … teaching and preaching the Word of the Lord…
Authorial intent (2 Tim 2.15)
Care for every word (2 Tim 3.16)
Hard work (1 Tim 4)
Desperate prayer (Acts 6.4)
Progressive revelation (1 Pet 2)
Exalting the Word (Ps 119)
Divine illumination (1 Cor 2)
Ministerial courage (1 Thess 2)
Expounding the meaning (Rom 10)
Thoughtful application (Acts 2.38)
"What Does the Bible Say About Marriage and Divorce?"
God hates divorce. It was never His intention for marriage since the beginning of time. The only reason why God allows divorce is because of the "hardness of man's heart." And there are two, and only two, allowances for divorce. But divorce must never be the first option, it must always be the last resort. What God has joined together in the covenant bond of marriage, let NO man separate.
Pastor Geoff provides a word-study on the word "compel" in Luke 14:23 when the Master says to the slave: "go out into the highways and along the hedges, and COMPEL them to come in, so that my house may be filled."
What does it mean to "compel" people to be saved? What does this mean for you personally?
"What Does It Mean to be One in the Body of Christ?"
Geoff preaches on what it means to be a godly husband. He gives the biblical mandate for husbands from 1 Peter 3:7 and the surrounding context. Listen and apply this very practical sermon to your life.
Pastor Geoff preaches verse by verse through Psalm 3 and shows how David trusted in the Lord even when he was being viciously attacked by enemies — especially verbal attacks. He trusted in the Lord and gazed on God's character.
Geoff preaches on five elements that must characterize a biblical ministry from Paul's letter to the Thessalonians (1:5-8). Learn these important elements and serve in a faithful local church such as what Paul describes.
"What Causes Paul to Pray & What's His Main Request?"
Pastor Geoff open-air preaches 2 Kings 17 on what most certainly brings God's judgment and then he ends with a gospel plea from 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 on what true repentance is and how Jesus Christ alone is the one who rescues us from the wrath to come.
Pastor Geoff teaches on the NON-NEGOTIABLES IN YOUR LOCAL CHURCH (titus)
*a survey thru TITUS*
Proper Understanding of God (1:1-4)
Above-Reproach & Qualified Leaders (1:5-16)
Healthy Body Life (2:1-10)
Commitment to the Exclusive Gospel (2:11-14)
Fervent preaching of God’s Word (2:1, 15)
Zealous & Intentional Living in Godliness (3:1-8)
Adherence to the Purity of the Church (3:9-11)
Serving One another in need (3:12-15)