This podcast covers the topic of why Christians must be Rejecting the Black Lives Matter “Religion”:
The monster of this insatiable, new religion can never be satisfied until its fleshly desires are met (religion built upon fleshly desires)
1. The Radical social agenda to change and reform
2. The lawlessness and injustice and violence
3. The Anti-Biblical Religion of BLM
Social Engagement >> are all contrary to biblical Truth
"Rejoice Always! The Duty & Delight That Will Change Your Life!"
Pastor Geoff preaches through Luke 10:17-24 -- the return of the 70 after they fulfilled their evangelistic mission. And Christ reminds them not to rejoice in temporary results in ministry but ultimately to find their ground for rejoicing in the unchangeable and eternal reality that their names are 'recorded in heaven'.
This is the surest ground for joy in the Christian's life -- that one's POSITION before God (=name in heaven) is the foundation for joy that catapults my PRACTICE (=serving Christ in ministry) for His glory.
In this sermon there are 2 main causes for joy that are presented:
1. Rejoice that your names are eternally recorded in heaven!
2. Rejoice that your salvation is sovereignly given by Christ!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff teaches on the meaning of joy, how we get joy, and how to cultivate joy in our lives!
Biblical joy is a settled confidence that God gives to believers that He is sovereignly in control.
True joy is independent of circumstances. In hardships, we can still be joyful because our joy is dependent on God and His unchanging character, not ourselves and our changing circumstances.
"Rejoicing in Suffering Knowing Everything Will Work for Your Deliverance!"
Pastor Geoff Kirkland continues the exposition through Philippians and shows how Paul has the all-consuming ambition to 'magnify Christ in his body.'
He provides 3 ways that he can rejoice -- even in his suffering -- because he knows ALL things will turn out for his deliverance...
1. through the prayers of the saints
2. through the provision of the Spirit
3. through the priority of magnifying Christ
Pastor Geoff preaches on the 5 disadvantages of every Gentile (non-Jew) before God saved him. What were you like? What condition were you in? What was your condition? But v.13 provides the hope that GOD drew sinners near to Himself through the blood of Christ!
"Remember the Battle of Jericho — God's Glory on Display!"
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.
"Remember Your Creator in the Days of Your Youth!"
Pastor Geoff proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ on the St Louis Community College Meramec Campus as the students walk to class. He heralds Ecclesiastes 12.1 â€” remember your creator in the days of your youth.
May God save many young people & snatch them from the fires & use them for His glory & His purposes in furthering the gospel!
"Remember Your God! Lessons from Damascus & Israel"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Titus 3.3 and shows the doctrine of radical -- pervasive -- depravity. This is who we "ONCE" were BEFORE God saved us. We are to remember this so that it increases our awe, wonder, and joy in the glory of Grace in the Gospel!
"Remember--God Judges the Proud and Exalts the Humble!"