Pastor Geoff exposits 1 Peter 5:1-4 on this Sunday that the church affirmed & installed a new shepherd-elder.
This text teaches what a shepherd-elder is to be and do:
He must shepherd the flock of God that He has put among them.
1. NOT under compulsion, but voluntarily.
2. NOT for gain, but eagerly.
3. NOT as authoritarian dictators, but exemplary servants.
In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches on the 2 travelers who journey to Emmaus as the Risen Lord meets them on the road. And He then explains the meaning of the Scriptures to them starting with Moses and all the Prophets.
This sermon walks through the narrative in three phases.
"The Risen Jesus: The Solution for Your Troubled Heart!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the text in Luke 24:36-43 (and the parallel in John 20) when Christ appears to the disciples when they were locked behind closed doors (and Thomas was absent). He is the solution for the troubled heart.
He COMES to you.
He COMFORTS you.
He COMMUNES with you.
He CONVINCES you.
Pastor Geoff preaches part 18 on the study through Psalm 119 and teaches on how God is righteous & how the Word is perfectly righteous.
This 8-verse stanza (vv.137-144) unveils 9 attributes of the Word that comprises the heart of this sermon.
Understand how great God's Word is, how perfect it is, how reliable and trustworthy it is, and thank God for His unswerving righteousness revealed in Scripture & imputed to those who put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation!
"The Righteousness of God Meted Out on Earthdwellers!"
Pastor Geoff continues preaching expositionally & verse by verse through this discourse in Luke 12:1 which continues through Luke 13:9. He teaches before myriads of people who swarm him as he travels in the open air.
In this message, Jesus warns His listeners to be on guard against every form of greed (or, covetousness).
This message defines greediness, cautions against greediness, illustrates greediness, explains how to mortify (kill) greediness, and shows why God indicts greediness.
Listen to this message & draw near to Christ with fervent love for Him in your soul!
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Listen, Learn, Heed!"
Pastor Geoff gives a brief devotional on the importance of understanding the substitution of Jesus Christ and the corresponding necessity that all God's people will be zealous for good works.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the reality and certainty of heaven and how this must energize the believer to 'press into the Kingdom' (that is, to take the kingdom by force). Sanctification must be an aggressive pursuit.
Heaven is about Christ and so the believer's life must be a constant pursuit of Christ and His glory.