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
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.
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!
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
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Ps 114 and shows how God manifested His power with Israel in the Old Testament -- from Sinai, to bringing them out of Egypt, to parting the Red Sea, to splitting the Jordan River.
And the way that God commands all the earth -- and all people -- to respond to Him is to 'tremble'!
Listen to this sermon & stand in awe of God's power!
Pastor Geoff preaches the saving gospel of Jesus Christ on the streets of St Louis. There is only 1 way to escape eternal hell and that is through repentance toward God & faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
This message was preached during a busy afternoon rush as 1,000s heard as they passed by in St Louis City.
In this Sermon, Pastor Geoff goes through Romans 8:14-17, verse by verse, explaining "Why You Can Fulfill the God-Given Obligation to Kill Your Sin". Pastor Geoff then ask us "Can we obey the obligation the Spirit has given?" & gives us Four reasons why we CAN put the deeds of the flesh to death.
Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel as to what real worship is and the kind of worship God requires. He preaches at the St Louis Cardinals playoff game (NLCS) on Oct 18, 2013 in downtown St Louis.