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
Pastor Geoff speaks of Christ and how he is the prophet, the priest, & the King. And in the same way, men are to love their wives as Christ loves the Church.
Men must lead as Christ leads and loves — men must be those who lead as a...
1. Prophet in the home - teaching/instructing with the Word of God
2. Priest in the home - interceding on behalf of the family to God
3. King in the home - servant-humble leadership leading as the Head of the home in a Christ-exemplifying way.
"Men's Discussion: Finding Sinful Anger, Putting It Off & Exchanging It with Godliness!"
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!
"Messianic Trilogy, part 3" - Worship the Holy & Sovereign Creator!"
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.
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the Book of Psalms and covers Psalm 117. In this sermon, he gives two global truths about God & Missions:
1) Praise the LORD all you nations!
2) Praise the LORD for His perfections!
Listen to this psalm, its comprehensiveness, and its call to all nations, peoples, tribes, and tongues to worship our great God!
"Missions: The Glory of God & the Exaltation of Christ Among the Nations!"
Pastor Geoff begins an expository preaching series through the SONG OF SOLOMON -- actually, it's the Song of all Songs. This is Solomon's Song; the best of the 1,005 songs that he wrote (1 Kings 4:32).
This message provides introductory information -- authorship, theme verse, interpretive method/framework, speakers, themes, etc.
This is a song that Solomon wrote that speaks of the intoxicating and happy joys of marital love between one man and one woman. It extols exclusive, heterosexual, God-glorifying, and delightful blessings that come with human love.
At the same time, human love in marriage is a mystery -- that points to something bigger & greater -- the love of Jesus Christ for His Bride, the Church.
Listen to this message as we journey through Song of Solomon chapter 1 together.
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff Kirkland talks about his main commitments:
2. Study of the Word
3. Sober-mindedness (focus, not being discouraged, distracted, deterred, sidetracked)
4. Preaching (in the church for edifying/equipping the saints & on the streets to call the lost to repent & believe)
5. Shepherd the flock
In this audio-blog, Pastor Geoff elaborates on his sermon preparation routine each week as he prepares full-length expositions for CFBC, for open air preaching, and for men's studies, homeless shelters, and senior living facilities.
"My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation! Beholding the Face of the God-Man!"
Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through Luke's gospel and teaches on "Simeon." Simeon was an elderly man waiting for the Messiah to appear. And when God providentially brought Simeon into the Temple to behold the newborn baby, the God-Man, Simeon praised God and gave a prophecy of the future life & work of Jesus. He would, in fact, be the dividing line so that many would receive Him for eternal life & many would reject Him for eternal death.
My role is a SERVANT (of the LORD)
My role is a SHEPHERD (of the FLOCK)
My role is a STUDENT (of the Word)
***I want 5 marks to characterize me as a pastor…
By God’s grace, I want to be...
Faithful (to serve, to remain, to suffer, to continue, to finish well)
Fruitful (fruitful to have many converts; to sanctify many; to see many come to faith NEAR and FAR)
Useful (useful to God as a TOOL IN HIS HAND/ instrument in HIS HAND; Not useless; not profitless; not a hindrance)
Prayerful (prayerful individually, with my family, with my church) — desperately, importunate
Powerful (powerful in my preaching of TRUTH, of CHRIST, of SCRIPTURE, of the GOSPEL) —> powerful b/c of the message!
Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through Romans 8 and shows why there is 'now no condemnation for those who are in Christ.' There is no condemnation because of the work of the Father, the work of the Son, and the work of the Spirit. Truly this is an eternal salvation!
"No Matter What Comes in Life, Pray and Trust God!"