Defining what a local church is - podcast
Defining the church
Who enters/how to enter the church
Who is the church
the marks of the church
the Governance of the church
the ordinances of the church
membership in the church
protection of the church (church discipline)
the mission of the church
the culmination of the church
A final plea to intentional involvement and sacrificial love in your local church.
Pastor Geoff preaches a 25-minute sermon on the biblical gospel. What is the message that saves from coming wrath? What is the full, biblical message of the gospel? How is one reconciled to God? What saves? How is one saved?
Listen to this message that reveals the biblical gospel from Exodus 34 and Ephesians 2.
Pastor Geoff asks the question: "What is true saving faith?" We know that salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone. But what is it to 'believe in Jesus Christ for eternal life'? What does this look like?
In this 17-minute audio, Pastor Geoff works through the Scriptures to show that biblical saving faith is a repenting faith and one that turns from sin, submits to the Lordship of Christ, and surrenders to Him as he follows Christ and abides in His Word.
A faith that saves is a faith that repents, works, obeys, and demonstrates itself in active service and heart-felt and worshipful obedience to Christ as sovereign Lord & King.
Pastor Geoff preaches on what the worship in heaven will be like from Revelation 19:1-10. Here, he shows that it is God-centered, Christ-focused, and it centers on a 4-fold Hallelujah affirmation here in this text.
Why should we praise God? How should we praise God? What is heaven like? These are some of the questions that are answered from the text and in this sermon.
On the busy streets of downtown Clayton, MO during the lunch hour, Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ. He calls men to realize what they're trusting in & to forsake everything to follow Christ!
Listen to this gospel plea (with conversations interspersed throughout) to the masses as they walk by during the lunch hour.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches through the text phrase by phrase and shows exactly what God demands of all church-leaders who serve as pastor-elders. What is a church-leader to do?
(By application: what should family shepherds do as they lead in the context of their homes?)
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff brings out the text in 3 headings:
1. the SUPREME MANDATE for every shepherd
2. the SPECIFIC MINISTRY of every shepherd
3. the STEADFAST MOTIVATION of every shepherd
may the Lord raise up an army of faithful shepherds who serve His Church and care for God's flock which He purchased with His own blood.
Pastor Geoff preaches the Word of God from Romans 1:18-32 and shows what the Bible says about the topic of homosexuality.
1. God is known.
2. God is just.
3. God is patient.
This sermon gives clarity from God's sufficient Word regarding homosexuality, transgenderism, and various sexual deviancies. God's gospel is sufficient and able to convert the heart, cleanse the conscience, and change a life.
May God powerfully work through His Word for the saving and sanctifying of many. May God equip us as His people so that we would speak confidently, courageously and with conviction regarding these matters.
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the book of Joshua. In chapter 11, he shows how we can learn from God's Word how to respond to the seemingly impossible situations in life. It involves trusting God, relying on His promises, obeying Him, and persevering in faith.
Listen & apply this sermon!
"What to Do When Someone Doesn't Want Discipleship?"
Pastor Geoff Kirkland talks about true discipleship and the essential feature of leadership in passing the baton on to others. How to train others? What to do when others don't want discipleship?