Pastor Geoff gives counsel to all parents -- and fathers, particularly -- to hear the preached Word well and to impress them and apply them to their own hearts and lives and THEN to re-preach these truths to the children throughout the upcoming week.
Many illustrations and examples are given in this podcast.
May God graciously equip and help us to do this for His glory and for the good of our children.
Pastor Geoff preaches on how to prepare for and respond after the preaching of the Word. What if we asked good questions afterwards to help fellow believers apply the truth heard.
Consider these questions:
*What did God show you about Himself and His character?
*In what way did God minister His Word to you to help you in a current situation you're in?
*How did you see the reality of sin & the grace of Christ through the preached WORD?
*How did the Spirit of God use His Word to encourage you, convict you, challenge or enlighten you?
"Meet With God: An Open Bible, Open Hymnal, Open Heart"
Pastor Geoff talks about "Meeting with God" in the daily grind of life. Whatever you call it: quiet time, devotions, fellowship with God, personal time with God -- it's hard and it takes time. But how do we do this well and improve this important & wonderful means of grace?
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff gives counsels:
From Psalm 119:172, we learn 4 things:
Hear from God = an open Bible
Worship your God = an open Hymnal
Humility before God = an open heart
Talk to God = an open mouth
"Who Is This Jesus? Son of David & Lord Over All!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues to preach through the Gospel of Luke & here looks at the Passion Week of our Lord. This section is when Jesus asks the Jewish leaders whose son the Messiah is -- David's!
But Messiah is NOT ONLY the son of David; He's David's Lord & sovereign One over all! Implication? Bow before Him! Believe in Him! Surrender to Him! And live!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff teaches on the odd, hypothetical question that the Sadducees raise to Jesus in order to show that his doctrine of the resurrection is totally illogical & foolish.
Jesus responds with brilliant directness & clarity. He shows that there IS a future resurrection and He shows it with a theological argument and an exegetical (biblical) argument.
Learn from our Savior and see how masterful and clear He responds to those who posed this question to Him.
"A Self-Righteous Man & A Desperately Humble Man!"
Pastor Geoff preaches at the Senior Living Home in Ellisville, MO and preaches on the Tax Collector and the Pharisee and the parable Jesus tells of these two men going up to the Temple to pray.
One is the self-righteous man -- the Pharisee -- who praises himself all throughout his prayer. He dies in his futile self-exaltation and is humbled as he eternally goes to hell.
The other is the desperately humble man -- the tax-collector -- and he humbles himself and begs for God's mercy -- His propitiation -- so that he can be saved. He humbles himself and is exalted at death to enter heaven: all by God's grace!
Pastor Geoff Kirkland continues the exposition through Philippians and shows how Paul has the all-consuming ambition to 'magnify Christ in his body.'
He provides 3 ways that he can rejoice -- even in his suffering -- because he knows ALL things will turn out for his deliverance...
1. through the prayers of the saints
2. through the provision of the Spirit
3. through the priority of magnifying Christ
"Evangelism Class #8 - Evangelism and Loving Your Neighbor"
Pastor Geoff teaches 10 reasons why Jesus Christ is glorious:
1. His Prophetic Fulfillment
2. His Undeniable Deity
3. His Genuine Humanity
4. His Impeccable Righteousness
5. His Tender Compassions
6. His Complete Atonement
7. His Bodily Resurrection
8. His Triune Fellowship
9. His Infinite Attributes
10. His Unrivaled Loveliness
Pastor Geoff preaches in the open square on the doctrine of the Love of God that is revealed in Jesus Christ. It's ultimately found and seen most clearly at the cross when God crushed His own Son so that sinners may be saved -- all out of His free & infinite & sovereign love!
Pastor Geoff teaches more on a biblical theology evangelism and here discusses how evangelism is related to a correct doctrine of:
- ecclesiology (doctrine of the church)
- eschatology (doctrine of last things)
"A Parable of the Wicked Vine-Growers & Sending of the Beloved Son!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the story (parable) of the wicked vine-growers who worked the owner's vineyard and mistreated the slaves he repeatedly sent over and over and over. All this symbolized the history of Israel and their rejection of God and of His Beloved Son, Jesus the Messiah.
See the story about Israel
See the prophecy about Christ
See the judgment on unbelievers
Be warned! Don't trip over this Stone who is Christ and be judged! Don't let Him fall on you in utter judgment & irresistible wrath! Come to Christ, the Beloved Son and know Him as Savior!
Pastor Geoff teaches the next section of the 'biblical theology of evangelism' and in this class session, Geoff teaches on the doctrine of soteriology (salvation) and how the work of salvation is ALL of God -- totally, fully from God (from first to last).
The primary text that this class works through is Romans 8:28-30.
Listen to this and let the absolute sovereignty of God fuel your confidence in and desire for evangelism.