In this podcast we study this statement: ELDERS ARE DISQUALIFIED IF THEY LEGITIMIZE ‘GAY-CHRISTIANS’ AND HOMOSEXUALITY
Titus 1.8 — elders are qualified if they are “loving what is good”
What does that mean?
What is good? GOD is the highest good
What is good? TRUTH is the revelation of good
What is good? CHRIST is the quintessential good
What is good? the LOVE OF CHRIST and the GOSPEL OF CHRIST is good
what is good? TO HATE EVIL and PURSUE RIGHTEOUSNESS IS GOOD.
"Pastors & Professors Who Condone LGBT+ Are Deceived"
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff Kirkland shows that pastors and academic professors who condone the LGBT+ movement are deceived.
We must stand courageously and speak biblically as we stand upon the sufficient, clear, and authoritative Word of God (=the Bible):
Men in the pulpits must teach TRUTH to God’s people.
Professors in the instructions must teach SCRIPTURE to Believers.
Christians in the pews must understand the NATURE of sin.
Christians in the pews must believe the POWER of regeneration.
Christians in the pews must warn with urgency of homosexuality (SSA)
Christians in the pews must speak with courage in these times.
Christians in the pews must expect the hatred of the world.
"Why Homosexuals & 'Gay-Christians' Are Deceived & Need a Savior"
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff teaches on: why homosexuals and “Gay-Christians” are deceived and need a Savior:
1 Timothy 1 provides clarity and help:
They must repent and come to Christ for salvation...
B/c of Their Depravity
B/c of Their Sin
B/c of Their Rebellion
B/c of Their Patterns (of sin)
B/c of Their Unholiness
B/c of Their Choice
B/c of Their Impenitence
"The Utter Impossibility of Being a 'Gay-Christian'"
Pastor Geoff deals with the common phrase used by many in our day that they are "Gay-Christians" -- often they say they are celibate and don't 'act out.' But what does the Bible say? How can we have clarity about this phrase that many identify themselves as, namely, as being a 'Gay-Christian"?
In this, Pastor Geoff provides 7 Reasons Why This Is Utterly Impossible. It's absolutely impossible to be a 'Gay-Christian'. Here's why...
It Blasphemes the Character of God.
It Contradicts the Clarity of Scripture.
It Ignores the Severity of Hell.
It Disregards the Glory of Regeneration
It Belittles the Power of Grace
It Shames the Name of Christ
It Destroys the Witness to the Lost
"The Joy of Worshiping God Together & A Warning of Unbelief!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the reign of King Asa -- where, here, he leads the nation in great reformation and revival.
He receives the Word from the prophet.
He is a courageous leader.
He is committed to leading the congregation in a re-committal ceremony to God and to their covenant with Him.
He clings to God in holiness of life.
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
In this Summer in the Psalms series, Pastor Geoff kicks it off with this exposition through Psalm 103 -- how to be gloriously occupied with and preoccupied with the supremacy and glory and radiance of our great God!
How do you occupy yourself with God? Here are 5 ways that the Psalm provides so we can be overwhelmed at the glory of our God!
"How to Start an Activity in a God-Honoring Way: Lessons from Asa"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff teaches 2 Chronicles 14 on the beginning of the reign of King Asa. How do you begin something well? How do you venture out in a new activity or ministry in a God-glorifying way?
Pastor Geoff provides a brief podcast about congregational singing and picking theologically rich, theo-centric hymns.
It MODELS (for next generation/kids)
It PREPARES (for heaven/heavenly worship)
It EXALTS (focuses on God/not man)
Pastor Geoff provides helps for interpeting the Book of Revelation properly:
Interpret the Book of Revelation:
Canonically (how it fits into the canon at large)
Remember: God does not wish to HIDE truth from us.
Remember the Genre - it is prophecy, prophetic literature (from God/re: the future)
Remember the OT - interpret Scripture with Scripture
Remember authorial intent — what did the A/author mean by what he wrote
Remember progressive relation - start w/ OT & build on this foundation when coming to Revelation & NT
Remember straightforward, plain, normal interp - interpret it normally whenever this is permitted by the context or comparing scripture with Scripture
Remember figures of speech & symbols - note the key words: “Like/As"
"Bad Leadership 101: The Corrupt Leadership of King Rehoboam!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the sad & tragic account of this prideful man, King Rehoboam.
The DOMINATION of Rehoboam
The Distracted DEVOTION of Rehoboam
The DEFILEMENT of Rehoboam
The DISOBEDIENCE of Rehoboam