In this message, Pastor Geoff teaches from the Bible as to how we as Bible-believing Christians must engage with and interact with our homosexual friends, loved ones, neighbors, co-workers.
The Word of God makes clear that we must interact with our unbelieving friends by speaking the Truth with Love.
This message gives clarity so that we can stand courageously on the Word of God and engage with the lost world and shine as lights in the midst of it.
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"Homosexuals Cannot See Jesus In Your Good Behavior!"
Homosexuals Can’t See Jesus In Your Good Behavior
2 Chronicles 33:15-16 - true change
They’re Dead in Sin
You Must Preach the Gospel
Remember God’s Sovereign Regeneration
Glory in Supernatural Transformation
We must open our mouths and courageously and lovingly plead with sinners (whether heterosexual or homosexual) to flee from their sinful ways and turn to Jesus Christ alone in repentance & faith to be saved from the coming wrath of God.
Pastor Geoff now discusses with the CFBC family Jesus' view of homosexuality. Many may (wrongly) claim that since Jesus never directly addressed homosexuality, then he didn't really care about it. He didn't probit it.
But what do the gospels teach? Is there clarity here?
Yes! Pastor Geoff provides a handful of headings to equip us about the clear and unambiguous teaching of Jesus in upholding and affirming marriage a covenant between one man and one woman (Matt 19).
In this "Shepherd's Moment of Equipping," Pastor Geoff equips the CFBC flock on what the Bible says about homosexuality -- behavior and desires -- from the Old Testament. This teaching provides clear exposition, word studies, and hope found in Jesus Christ alone.
1. the beautiful PLAN OF GOD (=marriage)
2. the blasphemous PERVERSION AGAINST GOD (=homosexuality)
3. the beautiful PICTURE OF MARRIAGE (=a pointer to the union between Jesus Christ and His Bride, the Church)
"What To Say To a 'Same-Sex-Attracted-Christian'?"
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff pleads for a biblical understanding of the doctrine of regeneration -- the new birth, a sovereign, powerful work of God -- from Ezekiel 11:19-20. A SSA (same sex attracted) person who professes to be a Christian needs to be instructed on the reality of regeneration -- it's not only a change of heart, it's a full change of one's nature. Regeneration is a complete, total work of God. It not only saves a soul from hell, but it changes the desires, the affections, the ambitions, the longings here and now. For someone to say I'm SSA and it's just my cross to bear or my lot in life is hopeless and it leads one to despair. But the glory of the new birth, biblically and exegetically, is that God changes the soul and He changes the nature. It's like a new Genesis-one-like 'new creation.' Radical transformation. So we must reject the notion that Christians can be SSA. We need to uphold, maintain and glory in the sovereign, powerful, soul-transforming and heart-transforming work of regeneration, the new birth.
Pastor Geoff works through 1 Corinthians 6 and provides a 3-point outline to this very important text that clearly and specifically addresses the topic of homosexuality and, so called, gay-christians.
The Sobering Plea to Not Be Deceived By Charlatans (9a)
The Sinful Patterns That Keep You Out Of Heaven (9-10)
The Sure Promises of Christ’s Blood & the Power of the Spirit’s Regeneration (11)
WHY WE MUST PREACH WHAT *GOD* SAYS REGARDING THE SIN & ETERNAL DANGER OF THE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY & SAME-SEX ATTRACTION:
We must preach the truth for the following reasons...
Because GOD HAS SPOKEN
Because HELL IS HOT
Because SALVATION IS AVAILABLE
Because REGENERATION IS SUPERNATURAL
Because SINNERS NEED TRUTH
Because HOLINESS IS NECESSARY
Because DECEPTION IS RAMPANT
Because PLEASING GOD IS PRIORITY
"Elders Are Disqualified If They Affirm Homosexuality & 'Gay-Christians'"
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.
"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
"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
"Why Do So Many Promote LGBT/Pride? How Must We Respond?"
Pastor Geoff Kirkland provides the answer to a simple question: "why do so many cheer and champion LGBT/Pride Month?
4. Future (long way to go) (discrimination ideas)
So how do we as evangelical Christians respond to these and lovingly, biblically, and winsomely proclaim the saving gospel of Jesus Christ as we unashamedly and courageously speak the Truth.
"How We Must Relate to Homosexuals & Transgender People & the LGBT Community"
Pastor Geoff preaches on Luke 5 and answers the question: How must evangelical Christians relate to homosexuals? How must we speak with those who claim to be transgender? How do we engage with the LGBT community? What are we to say? How are we to talk to them? How do we speak the truth in love?
This sermon answers the question under 5 headings.
"What the Bible Says About Homosexuality & to the LGBT Movement"
Pastor Geoff preaches the Word of God from Romans 1:18-32 and shows what the Bible says about the topic of homosexuality.
1. God is known.
2. God is just.
3. God is patient.
This sermon gives clarity from God's sufficient Word regarding homosexuality, transgenderism, and various sexual deviancies. God's gospel is sufficient and able to convert the heart, cleanse the conscience, and change a life.
May God powerfully work through His Word for the saving and sanctifying of many. May God equip us as His people so that we would speak confidently, courageously and with conviction regarding these matters.
In this audio-blog, Pastor Geoff completes a series of messages dealing with gender, identity, and marriage matters.
And in this final segment, he deals with salvation -- what it is, why it's needed, and how it is the nucleus of every segment of theology.
Christians must be armed with God's Word, knowledgeable of God's Gospel, and speaking the truth in love with our neighbors. We must proclaim Christ!
Listen to this podcast, know the gospel, trust in Christ alone, and speak the truth in love in a culture & in a generation where confusion abounds. Let Christ's truth thunder through the streets in our land!
Pastor Geoff teaches this audio-blog/podcast on the important & relevant topic of homosexuality -- or, 'same-sex marriage.'
Pastor Geoff shows what God says about marriage and how the Bible explicitly and undeniably calls homosexuality sin. Those who persist in such lifestyles will not go to heaven; but they will perish forevermore under God's just wrath.
But God extends grace and mercy to those who repent (turn from/forsake/abandon) their sinful ways and trust (believe, follow, obey) in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Homosexuality is a sin that can be forgiven (just as other sins) because God's grace is such that it extends even to the worst of sinners and it is so sufficient that it can cover even the most vile and heinous of sins.
This audio blog speaks to the sinfulness of homosexuality and why it is sinful. Believers today must stand courageously on God's truth and not shy away from declaring God's Word regarding such issues in our society.
Come to Christ! Trust in Him! Flee from your wicked ways!
"Biblical Truth About Gender & Marriage Matters, Part 1: Introduction"
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.
Pastor Geoff provides biblical truths from the New Testament that all show homosexual behavior as deviant from God's righteous Law and how it will incur God's just wrath unless sinners flee from sin & turn to Christ!
Now is the acceptable time! Flee to Christ & be delivered!
Pastor Geoff shows how homosexuality rejects the glory of Christ and it goes against the radiant purity of Christ's righteousness. This message exposes the perverted nature of homosexuality, it presents the glorious character of Jesus Christ, and it calls homosexuals and those who struggle with such deviant immorality to turn to this glorious Savior and be changed!
Pastor Geoff speaks of pertinent verses from the Old Testament that specifically address the topic of homosexuality.
Listen to these Scriptures which speak of the wickedness of this deviation from God's original design. Those caught in this lifestyle must turn from sin, seek the Lord, and follow after Him to be saved!