In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches part 4 on the "Golden Chain" of salvation — justification by faith alone.
Pastor Geoff examines justification, explains the meaning of God imputing Christ's righteousness to the sinner's account, and he exhorts the flock to know, live for, understand, love, and die for this doctrine.
Finally, he provides 5 ways to enjoy this doctrine.
"The Sovereignty of God in Salvation, Part 3: Calling"
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Romans 8 and works through the "Golden Chain" of salvation. In vv.28-30, Paul shows the utter sovereignty of God in salvation and the eternal security of the believer's salvation.
Listen to this sermon on God's effectual, efficacious, saving, sovereign call.
"The Sovereignty of God in Salvation, Part 2: Predestination"
This sermon surveys the divine sovereignty & human responsibility truths that are both found in the Bible. God is absolutely sovereign in ordaining, decreeing, and predestining everything that ever takes place -- but God is not the doer of sin, man is culpable and accountable for his sins.
Isa 10 is God's judgment upon ASSYRIA - the people in God's Hand that He used to judge Israel. Assyria acted in great and haughty pride.
This chapter shows us God's magnificence & wisdom in 2 profound ways...
1. Be HUMBLED BY GOD'S HOLINESS (10.5-19)
2. Be HOPEFUL IN GOD'S FAITHFULNESS (10.20-34)
"The Sovereign Work of the New Birth -- Regeneration!"
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.
"The Sinfulness Of Man & the Lovingkindness of God!"
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 opening section of James 2 on the sin of partiality -- favoritism.
He defines favoritism.
Then James illustrates favoritism with a parable.
Then we have 5 reasons why favoritism is a sin.