In this audio-blog, Pastor Geoff Kirkland teaches an introduction to the upcoming 7-part audio-blog series on: THE BIBLICAL TRUTH ABOUT GENDER & MARRIAGE.
This introductory message lays the foundation and presuppositions for the upcoming podcasts.
June is not LGBT Pride month. June is God's month. And Pastor Geoff explains how God is the authority and has every right, as God, to define and set the boundaries for gender, identity, roles, and marriage.
Listen to this audio-blog -- part 1 of the upcoming series on marriage & gender matters.
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"Jesus' Compassionate Lament for a Nation That Has Rejected Him!"
In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches the text where Christ demonstrates courage & compassion.
God's sovereign plans cannot be thwarted or overcome by any opposition. And Christ Himself has such overwhelming compassion for the lost & laments the unwillingness of the people to come to Him -- who is so willing to receive sinners!
Pastor Geoff provides biblical counsel on "how to die well." We need to be people of God who die well in the Lord. And to die well, we must finish well. And to finish well, we must persevere and triumph in Christ.
This message provides biblical truths and historical anecdotes from Puritans who died well in the LORD.
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ on the streets of St Louis, MO. In this open-air sermon, he preaches John 3.30 when the Baptist says: "He must increase; but I must decrease!"
In this message, Pastor Geoff proclaims that Jesus must increase because...
1. He is God
2. He is Man
3. He is Gracious
4. He is Savior
5. He is Atonement
6. He is Willing
Come to Christ today & live!
"An Evening Prayer for Your Spiritual Growth & Protection!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 141 -- an evening prayer for 'closing each day with God.' In this psalm we learn from David how to pray in the evening & some key elements that should characterize our evening petitions:
1) hear me!
2) sanctify me!
3) protect me!
Listen to this psalm expounded & be a doer of the Word as well as a hearer!
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Listen, Learn, Heed!"
Pastor Geoff preaches at the Brookes Bible College Graduation Ceremony on May 14, 2016. In this message and charge to the graduates, Pastor Geoff exhorts them to remember 5 non-negotiables in the Christian life as we learn from the example of Epaphras.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the exclusivity of Jesus Christ as the only Savior that God offers to sinners whereby sinful beings can escape His certain, coming wrath. God must punish sin. The one way of escape is through coming to Jesus Christ, the substitute, in repentance & by faith alone.
No other way to be saved exists. No other way to escape hell is provided.
The invitation is given to all! Come! Partake of Christ! Believe in Him! Drink freely of this Fountain!
In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches on how to respond in a Godly way when others slander and verbally abuse you.
In the present day in which we live, slanders, verbal assaults, and accusations will fly our way in increasing measure as we live for and serve Christ as King! So let us prepare now for when those slanderous darts fly our way & penetrate our lives. Let us never retaliate but run to God in prayer!
the PDF is available at www.CFBCSTL.org/sermons
"You're Visiting a New Church, How Do You Know If It's the Right One for You?"
Pastor Geoff preaches Luke 13:18-21 where Christ provides 2 parables (short stories with spiritual meaning):
1. the parable of THE MUSTARD SEED
2. the parable of LEAVEN
The simple point in these parables is this: the kingdom of God grows -- and it will grow -- till it reaches and permeates the world & nothing can stop or hinder this growth!
This message also covers what the kingdom of God, how the Old Testament & New Testament speak of this Kingdom & surveys the concept of the kingdom in Luke's gospel.
Listen to this message & be encouraged that God's Kingdom cannot be stopped!
Pastor Geoff preaches at a Senior Living Home during the chapel service. He shows how evil and corrupt our day is -- just like Micah's day in the 8th century BC. God sent Micah to prophesy of coming judgment upon the sinful nation of Israel and yet God gave hope in the coming One -- the Prince of Peace -- who is our Peace.
This message talks about the coming 1,000 earthly kingdom when the Lord Jesus Christ will descend from heaven (2nd coming, Revelation 19:11-21) and then establish His kinship on earth from Zion with worldwide peace and worship of the LORD (Revelation 20:1-10). This will endure for 1,000 years.
Get right with this King and repent of your sin & trust in Him today!
"Jesus Heals a Sick Woman on the Sabbath: Some Glorify God & Some Rage Against God!"
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Luke's gospel. In Luke 13:10, Luke begins a new travel unit narrative that journeys through the final couple of months of Christ's life before the Passion Week. In Luke 13:10-17:10, we have the final travels and teachings and conflicts of the final months of Christ's life.
This story in 13:10-17 is of Jesus healing a 'bent double' woman in a Synagogue on the Sabbath. Christ by His power supernaturally heals and reveals His overwhelming tenderness toward the hurting woman & His overwhelming power of Satan, the Evil One.
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel of the Cross on the streets of St Louis, MO and talks about what it means that Jesus was forsaken by the Father on Calvary when the Father crushed Him as Christ bore our curse.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the streets of St Louis, MO during a busy afternoon rush. He shows from Scripture the absolute necessity of the bodily, physical, literal resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. Repent and believe in Him!
Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through the Gospel of Luke. Luke 12:1-13:9 is one unit -- it's a traveling narrative as Jesus speaks to thousands of people as He journeys in Judea.
In this text, Luke 13:1-9, Jesus calls all those who hear Him to repent for if they do not they will perish!
This message speaks of the DEMAND for repentance (unless you repent you'll perish) and the DESCRIPTION of genuine repentance (fruitbearing & the parable of the barren fig tree).
Listen to this exposition & ask yourself: "have I genuinely repented?" Turn from your wicked ways and live!