Pastor Geoff gives a podcast on the doctrine of the "New birth" -- or "regeneration." This is the work of God in saving a dead sinner. It is the life of God in the soul of a man.
â€œLydia was listening, whose heart the Lord opened to respond to the things spoken by Paulâ€
The REALM - the heart
The REGENERATOR - the LORD
The RENOVATION - opened
The RESULT - to respond to the things spoken
4 reasons why regeneration precedes faith:
The Clarity of Scripture
The Inability of Man
The Thoroughness of Regeneration
The Glory of God
The Lord reigns! Psalm 93 magnifies this blessed reality that God is the sovereign King who reigns over everything—everything that could rise up against the LORD. God has revealed Himself in his testimonies and holiness befits His Temple forevermore. Let the blessed truth of God's absolute sovereignty encourage you as you live knowing that God absolutely rules over every single thing that ever happens.
"The Sovereign Reign of Our Supreme Christ Over All!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 2 on the Sunday prior to the election (2016) and shows how we must have an exalted & grand view of Jesus Christ, the King. He deserves worship. He is the glorious Son of God who will conquer & crush all His enemies. Yet, God, out of His infinite mercy, provides ONE refuge from the coming anger of Jesus -- trusting in Him alone by faith and 'kissing the Son' in humble, unreserved submission & delight.
In this Revelation 15 message, Pastor Geoff shows how this chapter serves as the introduction to Revelation 16 -- the seven bowl judgments that God will dispense near the conclusion of the future-seven-year Tribulation period. This chapter, however, speaks of the Redeemed in heaven and how they are singing to & praising God (nearly all their phrases come directly from Old Testament scriptures).
Pastor Geoff exposits Isaiah 25 -- and in the context this is the song of praise for the future, earthly Kingdom when messiah will reign for 1,000 years.
We can study and apply this chapter in 2 ways:
1. PRAISE GOD for the coming kingdom.
2. CONSIDER THE EFFECTS of the coming kingdom.
"The Song of Eternal Security: The Love of God & Love of Christ!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff concludes the exposition through Romans 8 and he provides five compelling proofs why a believer can never lose his salvation. Salvation is secure, eternal, unfading, and preserved by God.
Listen to this sermon & be comforted in the mighty power of God!
"The Song of Eternal Security! The Love of God & Christ's Work Guarantee You!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff begins the concluding song of 'eternal security' and shows how Paul raises 3 legal challenges to eternal security -- who could oppose me? who could accuse me? who could condemn me?
All of these answers show that the work of God in salvation cannot be undone by anyone or anything. God's gift of salvation is secure!
"The Son of Man's Loving Work in Suffering in Your Place"
Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through the Gospel of Luke and preaches on this final phase of Christ's trials before Pontius Pilate.
Pilate affirms that Jesus is innocent. The Jews roar for the murderer, Barabbas, to be released and for Jesus to be crucified. Pilate caves and capitulates to the shouts of the crowd and hands Jesus over to be scourged and crucified.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the account of King Uzziah of Judah -- and his sin of pride. This sermon explains the root of pride (the heart), the devastating consequences of pride, and how to mortify pride & replace it with humility.
Tom Rayborn open air preaches the gospel from Genesis 6 and shows how great the sinfulness of man is and yet he calls all men and women to turn from sin and flee to Jesus Christ for refuge and safety from the coming wrath!
Pastor Geoff preaches on the waywardness and sinfulness of ancient Israel and how we today have also committed sins in our hearts. The plea is for all men to turn from sin and flee to Jesus Christ for forgiveness!
Pastor Geoff preaches the saving gospel of Jesus Christ at the Sunshine Ministry homeless shelter in downtown St Louis. In this message, he pleads with the men to trust in Christ and believe in this simple gospel to be saved from eternal wrath.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the simple gospel -- the clear gospel -- from one verse in 2 Timothy 1 -- that God has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace!
Pastor Geoff preaches on the next unit in this 'end-times' discourse that Jesus gives to His disciples on the Mt of Olives (see parallels in Matt 24-25 and Mark 13). In this sermon, Jesus speaks of when the stones will fall from the Temple and not be left upon one another.
Jesus answers the question of "when" the temple will be destroyed here in 21:20-24. It is a severe, divine, just, and swift punishment -- for sin. It occurs because Israel did not recognize the day of God's visitation (in Christ).
But all of this foreshadows, it pictures, it points to a coming day of ultimate vengeance not with human armies, but with God's Son when Christ returns in power & glory to judge the world for its unrighteousness!
Flee to Christ! Be saved from divine wrath! There's safety only in Him!
Pastor Geoff preaches through this Olivette Discourse (since Jesus preached it on the Mt of Olives) as he answered the disciples' question about when the Temple will be destroyed, what the signs will be of His coming and of the end of the age.
This first sermon deals with Jesus' answer of the 'signs that will come' that lead to the end (vv.5-19).