Pastor Geoff teaches this class on the Intertestamental period -- and here he discusses the Roman empire, the Herodian dynasty, 1st century life in Palestine, the LXX (Septuagint), Targums, the languages of the 1st century, and then the Jewish sects at this time.
"NT Survey: Intertestamental Period (Babylon, Media/Persia, Greece)"
Pastor Geoff preaches Revelation 17 and explains the Harlot-Babylon in the Tribulation period. The only hope of escape of this time of great trouble and tribulation is to be cleansed and pure robed in Christ's righteousness!
Listen to this gospel message.
"Forming a Theology of Suffering: Going from Me-Centered Pain to God-Centered Hope!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches through the text phrase by phrase and shows exactly what God demands of all church-leaders who serve as pastor-elders. What is a church-leader to do?
(By application: what should family shepherds do as they lead in the context of their homes?)
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff brings out the text in 3 headings:
1. the SUPREME MANDATE for every shepherd
2. the SPECIFIC MINISTRY of every shepherd
3. the STEADFAST MOTIVATION of every shepherd
may the Lord raise up an army of faithful shepherds who serve His Church and care for God's flock which He purchased with His own blood.
Brethren -- pray for your elders!
"Solomon's Preparations to Build the Temple! Our God Is Worthy of Worship!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the power of God on display in the creation of all things -- by His spoken Word!
The power of God is seen around 4 headings in this message. Genesis 1 is surveyed along with other Scriptures in the Old and New Testaments to show that God sovereignly, monergistically, gloriously created ALL things -- in 6 literal, 24-hour days -- all by His spoken, unstoppable, glorious word!
"The Centerpoint of Revival: The Supreme Glory of Jesus Christ!"
Pastor Geoff lifts up the voice and heralds in the central square in ST Louis, MO the meaning of Christmas in the following headings:
1. the MEANING of Christmas
2. the NEED for Christmas
3. the GLORY of Christmas
4. the HOPE of Christmas
5. the GOOD NEWS of Christmas
This all leads to the warning to come to Christ now! Flee from the wrath to come! Be delivered from divine wrath by coming to the Divine substitute! Come by faith and rest in His saving & substitutionary work!
"Final Words of Pastoral Encouragements to a Faithful Church!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff concludes the expository series through the Book of Philippians and shows how Paul bids farewell to the congregation with 2 heart-warming pastoral encouragements:
1) Greet Every Saint!
2) Remember God's Grace!
Listen to how Paul elaborates on these two important features that should be present in every church.
Pastor Geoff works through 2 Kings 22-23 and looks at the young man, Josiah, and provides a handful of lessons for us as we glean from this young man of God.
This sermon shows why God often uses young people and Pastor Geoff provides many calls for young people to repent, come to Christ, devote their lives to Christ, and live wholly and fully for His glory.
Pastor Geoff works on the fundamentals of *preparation* in the study before one gets to the pulpit. This study works through the importance of hermeneutics, the meaning of the text, prayer, self-discipline, etc.
"What to Do When Someone Doesn't Want Discipleship?"
Pastor Geoff Kirkland talks about true discipleship and the essential feature of leadership in passing the baton on to others. How to train others? What to do when others don't want discipleship?
"3 Things to Be Actively Praying for & Observing In Your Local Church!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches through Paul's very personal paragraph of gratitude and comfort to the Philippians and Pastor Geoff brings out 5 principles for financial giving that we see in this text.
Pastor Geoff walks through:
1) God's purpose for marriage
2) The only 2 allowances for divorce in the Bible
1. Sexual unfaithfulness & adultery
2. When an unbeliever leaves (desertion)
3) The way to endure through a hard & difficult marriage