CONCLUSION = Babylon is a literal city that will dominate the world in the future Tribulation empire.
It will be characterized as a harlot that prostitutes her moral values for material luxury.
The entire city is viewed as a mystery in that her future position, relationship to the AntiChrist, and ultimate destruction BY the antiChrist had not been known before John’s vision (it was new/unveiled)
Babylon will have influence/control over the world — over the entire globe.
This is NOT a mystical system.
It is a real city and system that is intoxicated with power, luxury, immorality & evil.
THE BABYLON in these chapters — though it is religious — it will exist geographically, politically, commercially, religiously and wickedly — and GOD WILL UTTERLY ANNIHILATE IT.
Pastor Geoff preaches on the foundational truth of participating in corporate worship. This message emphasizes the reality that every believer plays an active part in worshiping God corporately.
Rather than the mindset of "I'm going to church to get/take something," we should try to cultivate the mindset of: "I'm going to gather with the saints in order to serve them today!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the background of sexual immorality in the ancient Roman World (in Thessalonica) and then he provides, from the text, the first of eight pointsso that we can all fight against lust & delight supremely in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In this sermon Pastor Geoff continues his plea to passionately pursue sexual purity. In this series, he provides 8 ways that you can pursue purity. Tonight he covers part 2:
1. Flee sexual immorality
2. Control your body
3. Reject lustful passions
4. Know God intimately
5. Honor your brothers
Pastor Geoff preaches on the text when Jesus is in the upper room having the Passover meal with the Twelve. This message brings us into the Jewishness of the feast and brings out the highlighted features of the night:
1. The theological moment of the Passover.
2. The true meaning of the Passover.
3. The tragic betrayer at the Passover.
In this podcast, Pastor Geoff Kirkland shows that pastors and academic professors who condone the LGBT+ movement are deceived.
We must stand courageously and speak biblically as we stand upon the sufficient, clear, and authoritative Word of God (=the Bible):
Men in the pulpits must teach TRUTH to God’s people.
Professors in the instructions must teach SCRIPTURE to Believers.
Christians in the pews must understand the NATURE of sin.
Christians in the pews must believe the POWER of regeneration.
Christians in the pews must warn with urgency of homosexuality (SSA)
Christians in the pews must speak with courage in these times.
Christians in the pews must expect the hatred of the world.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues his exposition of 1 Corinthians 1-2 at the Senior Living Home in St Louis, Missouri. Here, he exhorts the elderly to learn from the Apostle Paul and his 3 non-negotiables for Christian living and Christian ministry:
1. The plan of God
2. The passion for Christ
3. The power of the Spirit
Listen to this gospel message.
"Paul's Use of Psalm 68 in Ephesians 4 — An Exegetical Study"
Pastor Geoff provides an explanation of how the New Testament uses the Old Testament. In particular, Pastor Geoff shows how Paul uses Psalm 68 in Ephesians 4. What has baffled many in wondering 'how' Paul used the psalm to further his argument in Ephesians 4, Pastor Geoff endeavors to explain.
Paul used Psalm 68 in context and, in fact, the way in which Paul uses the psalm to enhance his argument in Ephesians 4 could not have been more appropriate and compelling.
This sermon was preached at a Senior Living home in St Louis, Missouri to a group of older folks who gather for the weekly Bible study. We are working through the book of Hebrews to show that "Jesus is better" -- and our study is one chapter per study to give the big picture of Christ's unrivaled & beautiful supremacy!
"Persevere in Prayer Under Pressure: Cast Your Burdens on the LORD!"
Pastor Geoff preaches Ps 55 and shows how to cope with the most severe heartache in life — enemies rising up against you and the betrayal of an intimate, close friend. What do you do? How do you cope? How does anxiety turn to assurance? How does worry become worship?
Psalm 55 provides the answer (along with 1 Peter 5:6-7).
Pastor Geoff leads the congregation through the events that transpire in the middle of the night as Jesus is tried before Caiaphas and Peter is, at the same time, outside in the courtyard -- where he will deny his Savior on three different occasions.
The events will be laid out under three headings as we go back to this scene and observe the denials of Peter and as we learn from this episode so we can walk closely with Christ, by God's grace, and for His glory.
Pastor Geoff provides biblical counseling to those who find themselves battling postpartum depression.
5 encouragements to mothers:
you can feel disconnected, hard to concentrate, tired/weary/weak, sad, not bonding with baby, feel overwhelmed.
1. CHILDBEARING is designed by God & it's good!
2. CHILDBEARING is a blessing & children are miracles from God & Gifts to us
3. CHILDBEARING comes with pain, travail & hardship as a result of the FALL (not the way God designed it)
4. CHILDBEARING (that is, motherhood) is the greatest privilege that God could ever bestow on a woman w/ child
5. CHILDBEARING is a picture of how GOD deals with His people (Hosea 11.1-4 & 1 Thess 2)
And, here are four words of biblical counseling to women struggling with these hardships:
FOCUS - on gospel, Word, truth, God's character
DEPEND - on God's grace
INVOLVE - in church
DISCIPLESHIP - a godly woman to walk thru this with you (Titus 2)
"Practical Instructions: Obey Leaders & Remember Your Old Depraved Nature!"
Pastor Geoff preaches on the practical instructions of Titus 3:1-2 on how to live in the world/culture. To do that well, we must remember the gospel (vv.3-8). But the gospel always begins with the bad news of our real, radical, depraved, and hopeless state without Christ (v.3). That's the sermon text for today.
We are looking at what the person is like BEFORE Christ saves them. This is your old nature.
"Practical Lessons for Preserving Unity Among God's People!"
Pastor Geoff guest preaches at New Community Church in St Louis, Missouri and proclaims the faithfulness of God from the Word of God so that we may learn how to preserve unity among the people of God.
We commend the zeal of the Israelite tribes for the purity and holiness of God.
But we also learn lessons about preserving and cultivating unity. 4 practical lessons:
1. Prioritize obedience
2. Shun accusations
3. Respond patiently
4. Continue harmoniously