In this psalm, Pastor Geoff shows how David prayed when enemies rose up against him. They were violent, hostile, eager to pounce on him, and eager to tear him down from his high position of leadership.
Yet David honestly prayed to God. He was full of integrity and argued his case to God. He told God to test him in his heart, in his words, and in his deeds.
The climax of the psalm is the last verse where he remembers that he will see God's face in future glory! What hope this gives! What a towering perspective!
Listen to & apply this psalm!
"Enjoy the Beauty of Marriage in a God-Glorifying Way!" Part 1
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff shows how we can enjoy the beauty of marriage in a God-glorifying, gospel-centered, Christ-exalting way. This comes when love is at the foundation of the marriage covenant.
Pastor Geoff shows that marriage is a God-given covenant of companionship between one man and one woman for life.
Then he spells out three ways that this kind of love manifests itself so as to properly display the glory of the gospel in our marriages.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 18 and shows how David exalted God when God delivered him from Saul & from all his enemies. This is a tremendous model for us as to how we can pray, praise, and conduct ourselves!
We must worship God, praise God, and remember His faithful deliverance that He has wrought for us, His elect. May we be constantly praising Him!
"Enjoy the Beauty of Marriage in a God-Glorifying Way!" Part 2
In this Family Bible Hour study, Pastor Geoff teaches on the important discipline of Family Worship. He presents the need for family worship, the defense for it biblically, and then he provides some helpful and practical ways to structure and implement family worship:
1. Sing the Word
2. Read the Word
3. Pray the Word
Listen to & apply this sermon so that we can train up our children in the ways of the Lord as we shepherd them and daily bring God's Word to bear in the home.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches an evangelistic message on the Anti-Christ and the false-prophet who will arise during the Tribulation period to deceive the world and cause them to turn away from Christ.
The only way to be spared from this coming judgment (and from God's eternal wrath) is by fleeing to Christ & running to Jesus alone for safety and refuge!
"The Glory of God in the World, in the Word, & in Your Life!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 19 and shows how this magnificent psalm reveals the glory of God in a number of ways:
1. In general creation (the heavens)
2. In special revelation (the Scriptures)
3. In the heart of every saint (the application of the Word)
What a glorious psalm to study and upon which to meditate. May the words of our mouths (external actions) and the meditations of our heart (internal thoughts) be pleasing in your sight, O Yahweh, our Rock and our Redeemer.
"Beware of False Conversion! Some Marks of a False Convert"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff begins the exposition through the book of Joshua. And as God is about to bring Israel across the Jordan River into the Promised Land, God first prepares the new leader of His people — Joshua. He is a man of integrity, a man of the Word, a man of faithfulness.
There are 4 marks of Godly leadership which Geoff shows from this chapter tonight. Listen & apply this message.
"Checkup on CFBC: Who Are We & Where Are We Going?"
Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 23 and shows what it means that God is our Shepherd. He protects, provides, leads, guards, guides, comforts, and sustains His sheep! He also is the host of His people and their exceeding joy!
Listen to & apply this psalm! See how Jesus is in fact our "good shepherd" who lays down his life for His sheep!
"From the Pit of Sin to Justified by Faith! — The Story of Rahab the Prostitute!"
In this study, Pastor Geoff preaches Psalm 24 and heralds the lofty and sovereign majesty of God! In this psalm, the character of God is richly displayed — in His creative power, in His infinite holiness, and in His utter sovereignty.
Jesus fulfills this psalm & He is the sovereign King!
Also, there are 4 ways that we can prepare our hearts to come and meet with the Lord. Listen to & apply this psalm specifically to your life.
Psalm 25 provides a wonderful template for how to make decisions in life. In this sermon, Pastor Geoff provides 5 essential characteristics of decision making. Then, when these are in place, we can make a decision confidently and with integrity and trust in the good and sovereign hand of God to direct the results.
In Joshua 4, God has just led His people Israel across the Jordan River miraculously on dry ground. Now God commands them to take 12 stones to set up a "memorial" at the place they are to lodge that evening.
The purpose for these memorial stones, according to Joshua 4, is so that the parents can instruct their children as to the works and ways of God and call them to fear the Lord and follow Him!
Listen to and apply this sermon.
"The Horrors of Eternal Hell — And the Only Way to Escape It!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches about the 144,000 who will believe upon Christ and how they are characterized as those who "follow the Lamb." They are pure, they are undefiled, they are Christ-centered, and headed for glory.
Yet there are also those who will not worship the Lamb and they worship the beast. They are idolaters. They will forever be in the lake of fire which is eternal and full of God's wrath, anger, and hatred. It will be a place of torment, fire and brimstone without any rest.
The only hope is the gospel of God's grace: fear God, give Him glory and worship Him! Be saved from God's wrath by faith alone in Christ!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exhorts us to live a life of utmost integrity. What is there in our lives that we would be ashamed of if it were broadcasted in public for all to see? What thoughts, words, motives, intentions, actions would we be ashamed of if God brought it to public light?
Let us strive to life a life of integrity — wholeness, blamelessness — like David did in Psalm 26.
There are 5 ingredients to a life of integrity that this psalm contains. Listen to & apply this psalm!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Joshua 5 and calls us to be consecrated to God before we can do great things for God as we learn from and apply the historical account of Israel's consecration to God before the going to battle in Canaan.
In this sermon, Geoff provides three ways that we can be consecrated to God in our Christian lives.
Listen to & apply this sermon.
"BRIEFING: Biblical Truth in Light of Boston's Bombings"
In this psalm, Pastor Geoff Kirkland preaches on the most important means of grace that the Christian has — prayer. The question is not: 'do we say our prayers' but rather do we 'take hold of the Living God' in fervent, heartfelt, believing prayer?
Geoff exhorts us to pray passionately, pray believingly, and to respond worshipfully when God answers.