The Minister

Colossians 4:7-18
Being complete in Christ means being a disciple, being a minister, someone who serves others in the name of Jesus, and it’s not something we are to do alone.
Preacher: Geoff Cook.

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  • Stability and Growth

    Stability and Growth

    Colossians 1:1-14 Knowing Jesus Christ is not just a one-time decision and you are done. Knowing Jesus Christ is a relationship where His people are growing in knowledge and love of Him. Preached by Geoff Cook on 8 October 2017 as part of the Colossians: Complete in Christ series.

  • Christ Above All

    Christ Above All

    Colossians 1:15-23 Jesus takes first place in everything, and everything leads back to Jesus. Preached by Geoff Cook on 22 October 2017 as part of the Colossians: Complete in Christ series.

  • Proclaiming Christ

    Proclaiming Christ

    Colossians 1:24-29 As Christians we are called (by Christ) to a life in Christ and to the task of making him known. Is this your main passion in life? Preached by Geoff Cook on 12 November 2017 as part of the Colossians: Complete in Christ series.

  • Encouraged in Heart and United in Love

    Encouraged in Heart and United in Love

    Colossians 2:1-7 You can’t survive spiritually without other Christians who support you, encourage you, pray for you, and help you grow into a strong follower of Jesus Christ. Preached by Geoff Cook on 26 November 2017 as part of the Colossians: Complete in Christ series.

  • Complete in Christ

    Complete in Christ

    Colossians 2:8-15 Have we truly grasped the concept that we are complete in Christ? That He is sufficient for everything we will ever need? Preached by Geoff Cook on 10 December 2017 as part of the Colossians: Complete in Christ series.

  • Connected to Christ

    Connected to Christ

    Colossians 2:16-23 Don’t let anyone or anything  distract you from the goal and focus of Jesus. Accept no imposters! What more do you need to be truly spiritual, than to be connected to Jesus Christ? Preached by Geoff Cook on 14 January 2018 as part of the Colossians: Complete in Christ series.

  • Kingdom Relationships

    Kingdom Relationships

    Colossians 3:12-17 The mystery of you is that you are still being revealed; because Christ is still being revealed in you. You are changing, growing into the image of the one who created you. That is the mysterious force that is working within you, if you will let it. Preached by Geoff Cook on 25…

  • Church Relationships

    Church Relationships

    Colossians 3:12-17 Church is where we learn how to relate, where we work on our relationships with God and with others, where we learn how to be citizens of the kingdom and we become more like our King. Preached by Geoff Cook on 4 March 2018 as part of the Colossians: Complete in Christ series.

  • Family Relationships

    Family Relationships

    Colossians 3:18-21 Does our relationship with Jesus make a difference in our family, and particularly our married, relationships? What difference does it make? Paul gives us some practical instruction that will enable us to have relationships that honour God. Preached by Geoff Cook on 11 March 2018 as part of the Colossians: Complete in Christ…

  • Working Relationships

    Working Relationships

    Colossians 3:22-4:1 Who is it that reigns where we live and work? If you’re a Christian, work is part of your worship – not just on Sunday at church, but everyday at work. Preached by Geoff Cook on 25 March 2018 as part of the Colossians: Complete in Christ series.

  • The Disciple

    The Disciple

    Colossians 4:2-6 Is there an urgency about our discipleship? Are we watching for opportunities to serve, getting stuck in, getting our hands dirty? Preached by Geoff Cook on 8 April 2018 as part of the Colossians: Complete in Christ series.

  • The Minister

    The Minister

    Colossians 4:7-18 Being complete in Christ means being a disciple, being a minister, someone who serves others in the name of Jesus, and it’s not something we are to do alone. Preached by Geoff Cook on 15 April 2018 as part of the Colossians: Complete in Christ series.

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Rev Geoff Cook is the Minister of FBC.

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    Reforming the People

    Nehemiah 13 Any church will enter into spiritual entropy and decline when it loses its passion for Jesus. As we look to the future, we must ask God to give us a renewed vision of himself, and a renewed vision of what it means to be his church here in Faversham. Preached by Geoff Cook…

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    Nehemiah 9:1-12:47 The first few chapters of Nehemiah are just about the building of a wall, but the wall was not the ultimate dream. The grand scheme was for the nation to respond to God’s Word, repent, and restore their relationship with him. Preached by Geoff Cook on 14 January 2024.

  • Reading the Word

    Reading the Word

    Nehemiah 7:73b-8:18 The critical importance of the Word of God for the Christian believer. What does God want to say to you today? What does God want to say to us today? Preached by Geoff Cook on 19 November 2023.

  • Reorganising The Team

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    Nehemiah 7:1-73 What mattered to Nehemiah was what mattered to God. What has God put into your heart? Preached by Geoff Cook on 12 November 2023.

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    Responding To Trouble

    Nehemiah 4:1-6:19 When playing our part in the coming of God’s kingdom we will inevitably face trouble and opposition. But God uses these things to build something far more important than a wall: faith. Preached by Geoff Cook on 29 October 2023.

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    Nehemiah 13 Any church will enter into spiritual entropy and decline when it loses its passion for Jesus. As we look to the future, we must ask God to give us a renewed vision of himself, and a renewed vision of what it means to be his church here in Faversham. Preached by Geoff Cook…

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    Nehemiah 9:1-12:47 The first few chapters of Nehemiah are just about the building of a wall, but the wall was not the ultimate dream. The grand scheme was for the nation to respond to God’s Word, repent, and restore their relationship with him. Preached by Geoff Cook on 14 January 2024.

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    Nehemiah 7:73b-8:18 The critical importance of the Word of God for the Christian believer. What does God want to say to you today? What does God want to say to us today? Preached by Geoff Cook on 19 November 2023.

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    Nehemiah 7:1-73 What mattered to Nehemiah was what mattered to God. What has God put into your heart? Preached by Geoff Cook on 12 November 2023.

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    Responding To Trouble

    Nehemiah 4:1-6:19 When playing our part in the coming of God’s kingdom we will inevitably face trouble and opposition. But God uses these things to build something far more important than a wall: faith. Preached by Geoff Cook on 29 October 2023.

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