Pastor Geoff Kirkland teaches the systematic theology class on the topic of eschatology (end times) and focuses specifically on the future, 1000 year millennial kingdom when Jesus will rule as King on the earth.
This message surveys the entire book of Isaiah to show the clear teaching of the future earthly kingdom where Messiah will reign over Israel with peace and prosperity where righteousness prevails.
Pastor Geoff urges the many who pass by to turn to Jesus Christ and live. This message was preached in downtown St Louis before a St Louis Cardinals baseball game. Thousands heard the gospel and the plea to enter through the narrow door and not be self-deceived in trusting in their religiosity.
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 147 at the CFBC prayer meeting to prepare the flock to meet with God in prayer. This psalm focuses the hearts of the readers on God. God is mentioned or referred to more than 40 times in this 20-verse psalm! Worship is, and always must be, God-centered. It must focus on God and who He is and what He has done!
Praise God for His WORTHINESS
Praise God for His WILLINGNESS
Praise God for His WORDS
Pastor Geoff recounts the ambition of his own life and how this comes from 2 Timothy 4:2 -- preach the Word!
In this audio-blog, a few remarks are mentioned concerning faithful, biblical preaching and how the goal is never to entertain people or to be novel or create some new idea. Rather, the goal is for the man of God to take God's already-revealed Word (in Scripture) and to herald it faithfully, unapologetically, and boldly to all who may be present.
A number of features come out from this text and inform us as to the mandate and duties of the minister of the gospel.
"The Biblical Truth Regarding Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage"
Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through the Book of Psalms and teaches on this triumphant psalm of trust. The psalmist exhorts us to NOT trust in man but to only trust in Jehovah!
Listen to the 11 towering reasons to trust only in the LORD God Almighty!
Pastor Geoff preaches Luke 16:14-18 and shows how this is a paragraph characterized by confrontation. The Pharisees hear Jesus speak on wealth and godly giving (16:1-13) and they respond with mockery and scoffing.
In this paragraph, Jesus responds to them by providing them 3 stern warnings.
Listen to this message to ensure that you are walking in the truth & not walking like the hypocritical false-teachers.
This message covers the eschatological era called the "Tribulation" which comprises a seven-year period of time when God will judge the world for her sin & prepare Israel to receive her Messiah.
This message is an overview of the Tribulation & a jet-tour through the Book of Revelation.
Pastor Geoff preaches at the very affluent Clayton, MO during a lunch-hour break in the downtown area. He preaches Titus 3:3 on how sinners who are not converted are "enslaved to various lusts." Yet there is hope in Jesus Christ. There is one way of salvation -- through repenting of sin and trusting solely and fully in the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Geoff speaks to the issue of people not know what to do or where to serve in the church. And he shows some benefits and some practical ideas as to how people can plug in and begin to involve themselves by serving in the life of the local church by serving others in the body of Christ.
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel at a Senior Living facility in St Louis, MO as he preaches Psalm 92 to the elderly and shows how even in old age men and woman can be like fruitful, prosperous, vibrant, strong trees.
"Eschatology: The Biblical Case for the Pre-Trib Rapture"
In this message, Pastor Geoff teaches on eschatology (doctrine of end-times) and provides a biblical case for the pretribulation rapture.
That is to say, Jesus Christ will return to catch up His people (all who are alive) to meet Him in the clouds to be with Him forever. And this immediate, quick, sudden coming will occur before the seven-year Tribulation period that will come upon the whole earth.
"Handling Our Wealth Rightly: Faithfulness Now, Preparing for Eternity!"
Pastor Geoff concludes the 7-part summer expository preaching class with the CFBC men in this session as he deals with "Preaching & the sovereignty of God."
This message talks about the dual role of preaching -- the divine role and the human role. This message covers God's sovereignty and how essential it is for effective preaching. It also surveys unction and how the Spirit of God attends the going forth of His Word powerfully.
Listen to & apply this text to your preaching.
Download the FULL course PDF notes at www.CFBCSTL.org/sermons
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 part 2 on this long parable of the LOST SON. In this message, the focus specifically centers on the joyful reception of the Father as the penitent, wayward, Prodigal son returns home.
Then, the sermon focuses on the older son, the older brother, who was the self-righteous hypocrite who felt that he always obeyed the Father and deserved to be rewarded for his conduct.
Listen to this gospel message and the pleas to repent and trust in Christ at the end of the sermon.
"Take Care How You Listen to & Apply Every Sermon!"
Pastor Geoff preaches James 1:19-25 on how believers must respond to God's Word. In this message, specifically, Pastor Geoff provides 3 helps for us to take care how we listen to & apply every sermon.
BEFORE the sermon = PREPARE
DURING the sermon = PERSEVERE
AFTER the sermon = PRACTICE
May God's truth burn deeply into our souls that we would be hearers and doers of the Word!
"Expository Preaching Class: Session 6: Delivering the Sermon"
This is session #6 in the Expository Preaching Class offered at CFBC. In this session, Pastor Geoff teaches on the "Delivery of the Sermon." Topics in this discussion include:
-desperation in preaching
-the Spirit in preaching
-passion in preaching
-using notes in preaching
-extemporaneousness in preaching
-preaching the gospel
-mannerisms/gestures in preaching
Download the PDF outline at CFBCSTL.org/sermons.
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"How Should a True Believer React to the Word of God?"