In this podcast, Pastor Geoff pleads for a biblical understanding of the doctrine of regeneration -- the new birth, a sovereign, powerful work of God -- from Ezekiel 11:19-20. A SSA (same sex attracted) person who professes to be a Christian needs to be instructed on the reality of regeneration -- it's not only a change of heart, it's a full change of one's nature. Regeneration is a complete, total work of God. It not only saves a soul from hell, but it changes the desires, the affections, the ambitions, the longings here and now. For someone to say I'm SSA and it's just my cross to bear or my lot in life is hopeless and it leads one to despair. But the glory of the new birth, biblically and exegetically, is that God changes the soul and He changes the nature. It's like a new Genesis-one-like 'new creation.' Radical transformation. So we must reject the notion that Christians can be SSA. We need to uphold, maintain and glory in the sovereign, powerful, soul-transforming and heart-transforming work of regeneration, the new birth.
The psalmist prays in Psalm 94 when he and his people are sorely mistreated by the wicked. He finds relief by asking God to act, remembering God's (soon-coming) relief and deliverance, and by adoring God's attributes. Listen to the exposition of Psalm 94 here.
"What To Do When You're Maligned and Accused for Christ"
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?
"What to Do When Faced With a Seemingly Impossible Task!"
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.