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.
"Praise Your God Who Is Majestic in Glory & Tender in Care!"
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 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 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 preaches on the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Two men. Two deaths. Two destinies. The rich man who lived comfortably in this life immediately went to hell at death. The poor man who had nothing in this life immediately went to heaven at death.
This sermon also provides 13 sobering realities about eternal hell that we need to understand.
Pastor Geoff preaches the saving gospel of Jesus Christ on the streets of St Louis. There is only 1 way to escape eternal hell and that is through repentance toward God & faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
This message was preached during a busy afternoon rush as 1,000s heard as they passed by in St Louis City.
Pastor Geoff Kirkland preaches the gospel at the funeral for Tim Schiller -- member of CFBC and fellow open air preacher on the streets of St Louis. This message was given to extol the glory of God, the gospel of Christ, and the sufficiency of the atonement for God's people.
Listen to this message & repent & believe in the gospel!
This message concludes the long discourse that Jesus gave with both the disciples & the Pharisees present (15:1-17:10) and here our Lord provides 3 crucial lessons for all of His disciples...
1. TOTAL Forgiveness
2. TRIUMPHANT Faith
3. TIRELESS Faithfulness
Listen to this exposition & apply these ambitions to your life to be an obedient & glad disciple in the blessed Lord!
Pastor Geoff preaches on Christ's healing of the 10 lepers and the return of the one to worship and give thanks to Christ. This is a message not only on gratitude but also on the sovereign glory of Christ & His grace toward the outcast sinners (like the lepers, even a Samaritan leper!).
Pastor Geoff preaches 1 John 5 on the streets of St Louis in the open air during a busy afternoon rush. He preaches about God giving testimony about His own Son, Jesus Christ. In Jesus is life. Apart from Him there is no life at all.
Flee to Christ!
"The Breathtaking Consummation of the Church in Heaven!"
Pastor Geoff continues the verse by verse exposition thru the Book of Luke and teaches on this eschatological (end-times) 'little Lukan apocalypse' as Christ conveys truths about His future coming & His kingdom.
Don't be caught off guard! This text provides us with 5 features of the coming of the Son of Man.
"The Foundation of the Preaching of the Word of God!"
Pastor Geoff teaches part 1 of a 10-part series on the 'foundations of a church' -- and part 1 deals with the foundational essential of: the preaching of the Word of God.
1. The solemnity of the call to preach the Word (1)
2. The simplicity of the call to preach the Word (2)
3. The spurning of the call to preach the Word (3-4)
4. The steadfastness of the call to preach the Word (5)
Listen to this series - "FOUNDATIONS" - at www.CFBCSTL.org/sermons