In this message, Pastor Geoff heralds the first part of Paul's prayer in Ephesians 3 -- this prayer is a transitional hinge reflecting on all the glorious Truth from chapters 1-3 and it also prepares the believers for the exhortations and commands in chapters 4-6. This prayer shows us:
1. his posture -- kneeling
2. his position -- as a son coming before the Father
3. his petitions
In the petitions, there are 3 primary requests Paul prays for in this prayer to the Father on behalf of the Ephesians...
1. Paul wants them to be STRENGTHENED WITH GOD'S POWER (16-17a)
2. Paul wants them to be ASTONISHED BY CHRIST'S LOVE (17b-19a)
3. Paul wants them to be FILLED WITH GOD'S FULLNESS (19b)
Description This sermon covers Ephesians 3:17-18 and is Paul's prayer for the saints to really know, to genuinely know the exceeding love of Christ.
This message is for us to KNOW the love from Christ & to grow in our affectionate love FOR Christ.
10 astonishing features of this love:
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Pastor Geoff exposits Psalm 38 and shows how to pray when suffering. What are some questions to ask so as to figure out if a sickness or trial has happened because of a sin? How do we kill sin? Who is the One who conquered all our sin and bore our burden?
In this sermon, pastor Geoff preaches on one of the theme verses of Titus 3 -- that Paul exhorted Pastor Titus to SPEAK THE GOSPEL TRUTHS with all confidence SO THAT believers will carefully, thoughtfully and intentionally engage in good deeds.
This verse gives the key and the end and the purpose of ALL gospel preaching -- SO THAT God's people (=believers) will carefully engage in good deeds (NOT to get saved; but as a result of God's grace in saving them!).
Pastor Geoff preaches in front of Clayton High School (in ST Louis, MO) when the bell rings and the students exit the building. He preaches from Mark 8:35ff and shows that it's not foolish to think now about eternity -- and to take action now to repent of sin and trust in Christ alone!
“I CONSIDER THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL TO BE THE MOST HONORABLE AND IMPORTANT WORK IN THE WORLD.
Because of the DESIGNER of the work = God has revealed himself
Because of the DUTY of the work = preaching praying, preaching, shepherding
Because of the DURATION of the work == it goes on for ever
Pastor Geoff preaches through 2 Timothy 4:1-5 at the STL Chinese Christian Church on Sunday, May 17, 2020.
This text provides the clear truth that preaching must be the FOUNDATION of the healthy church.
1. The SOLEMNITY of the foundation of preaching.
2. The SUPREMACY/SPECIFICS of the foundation of preaching.
3. The SPURNING of the foundation of preaching.
4. The STEADFASTNESS of the foundation of preaching.
In this roundtable discussion, 5 men gather together to discuss PRECISION IN OUR PROCLAMATION -- how can we be precise in our theology, in our proclamation of the gospel, in our prayerfulness, in our humility and demeanor, and in our preparation to preach on the streets.
The 5 men at this Roundtable are:
1. Tom Rayborn
2. Dave Bowman
4. Nathan Groves
5. Geoff Kirkland
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.
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.