But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Vassal of the King - Apologetic Report
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How can we continue to grow at, equip, work together, and excel as men of God who want to know the Word and be skilled in preaching God's Word faithfully.It was in the Puritan era that the "Prophesying meetings" gained steam and notoriety.  These were simply "preaching services."  A text...

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The Privilege and Blessings of Godly Motherhood.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchNo higher calling exists for mothers than to teach the glories of God and the gospel of Christ. This essay provides 5 specific privileges and blessings of godly motherhood.1) Intentional.The...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 23:47

Thank God for Your Trials.

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Thank God for your trials.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchTrials. We talk about them. To varying degrees and with various intensities, we all go through them. The Lord instructs His people to rejoice at all times. Furthermore, believers are told to give thanks in all...

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 06:12

How a Pastor Loves His Flock.

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How a Pastor Loves His Flock.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThe measure of a pastor’s love for God is directly linked to his deliberate care for Christ’s sheep. That’s what the Lord told Peter after Peter affirmed his love for Christ. The Lord said:...

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:59

Are You Prepared to Suffer?

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Are you prepared to lose your job, social relationships, and comforts for your identification with Christ & His gospel?Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThe Apostle Paul provides a wonderful example of God’s grace working in a man even while going through hardships. Paul...

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Recently, we concluded going through the Book of Joshua with the men from Christ Fellowship Bible Church. We spent an additional week working slowly through Joshua 24:15 and talking about Joshua's resolve: "As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." What is family worship? What does it look...

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Praying for families in your local church.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThe Lord calls all believers to pray at all times in the Spirit … and to be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints (Eph 6.18). What a privilege. But it may appear to...

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Pastors Should Beware of These Common Dangers.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchSatan is a roaring lion seeking those whom he may devour. To be sure, he is chained and unable to spiritually destroy believers. Nevertheless, the chained monster hungrily pursues ministers of God and...

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Friday, 10 March 2017 05:10

The Core Tenets of Biblical Counseling.

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The Core Tenets of Biblical CounselingGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchConsider the following characteristics that should have a place in the life of every healthy local church:
  • Counseling One Another
  • Loving one another
  • Reproving one another
  • Warning one another
  • Bearing the burdens of...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 23:57

What's a Christian? One Who Is Speechless.

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Some helpful words from Martyn Lloyd Jones answering the question: What is a Christian?"You are not a Christian unless you have been made speechless!  How do you know whether you are a Christian or not?  It is that you 'stop talking.'  The trouble with the non-Christian is that he...

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 22:59

Church Member! Fight to Attend Your Church Weekly!

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Church Member!  Fight to Attend Your Church Weekly!Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchFight? Attend Church? Weekly? Church member? Yes, indeed! We live in such a swirlingly busy age with countless distractions and endless entertainments and overly-busy schedules. How easily and...

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Over the last few months, we at Christ Fellowship Bible Church (St Louis, MO) have been working through a course called: The Foundations of the Local Church.Here are all the topics, audios, and links put together in one place.1. Preaching the Word of God  |  Link2. Penal, substitutionary...

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 10:13

Give Yourself to Constant Committed Prayer!

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Give Yourself to Constant & Committed Prayer.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchProverbs 15:8  — The prayer of the upright is His delight.Every Christian has at his disposal the most mind-boggling wonder. The weakest saint can come before the throne of Almighty God in...

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Principles from Paul's PrayersGleanings from Philippians 1:4Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchPhilippians 1.4   πάντοτε ἐν πάσῃ δεήσει μου...

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 05:30

Husband, Lead by Evangelizing.

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HUSBAND: LEAD BY EVANGELIZING!Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchAs a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and as one who has been sought by God, selected by God, saved by God, secured by God, and satisfied in God, you have the heart-thrilling duty to speak of Jesus Christ to the lost....

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 04:28

Why I Love My Church — 10 Reasons.

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I have the marvelous privilege of being called by God to devote myself to prayer and to the ministry of the Word as I serve Christ's blood bought sheep at Christ Fellowship Bible Church of St Louis.There is no higher calling in all the world that God could have given to me. To meet with God every...

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Join Christ Fellowship Bible Church for the next 3 Wednesday nights, 7:00PM, as we engage in a series: THE WONDERS OF OUR INCARNATE KINGPART #1 - Jesus Christ, our HOLINESSWednesday, December 14We'll sing the WordWe'll study the WordWe'll pray the WordPART #2 - Jesus Christ, our HELPERWednesd...

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 14:16

Husband, Pray for Your Wife!

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HUSBAND: PRAY FOR YOUR WIFE!Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThere just might be some news that would toweringly soar far above any other news you could receive today. That news is that you have, at this present instant, a Great High Priest who intercedes for you before God’s...

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Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:42

Husband, Sacrifice for Your Wife!

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HUSBANDS: SACRIFICE FOR YOUR WIVES!Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church (St Louis, MO)Love costs a lot. It’s easy to get and to receive and to take, but that’s not love! True love is a sacrificial giving of oneself to another for their good. It’s easy and natural to...

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 11:27

Why I Preach with an Open Bible.

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WHY I PREACH WITH AN OPEN BIBLE.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchBlogs and articles abound in promoting myriads of ideas relating to preaching and of being relevant to the audience and clever in the delivery. My commitment has been and will continue to be simple: to open the Bible,...

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 06:59

Husband, Affirm Your Wife.

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HUSBANDS: AFFIRM YOUR WIVES!Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchJust read The Song. Yes, open the book of Song of Solomon and marvel at how Solomon verbally affirmed his bride. And let this serve as a Spirit-inspired, divinely given model for godly men to speak affectionately,...

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 06:56

Husband, Lead at Home in Repentance.

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HUSBANDS: LEAD AT HOME IN REPENTANCE!Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchHusbands should be the leading repenters in the home. This does not intimate that he does so merely to earn a prideful title. Rather, it means that out of every person in the home, the husband must be the one who...

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Friday, 25 November 2016 13:40

Husband, Learn Your Wife.

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HUSBANDS: LEARN YOUR WIVES!Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchHusbands must live with their lives in an understanding way (1 Pet 3:7). The Greek phrase for “an understanding way” literally could be translated, ‘according to knowledge.’ Every husband must dwell...

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How to actively serve in worldwide missions where you are in your local church.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchWe must labor hard for the global spreading of the gospel because God’s heart is for the nations. He beckons the nations to worship Him! Indeed, He deserves worship...

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Thursday, 24 November 2016 05:53

Husband, Love Your Wife.

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HUSBANDS: LOVE YOUR WIVES!Love! It might as well just be one of the most misunderstood words today. What is love? Songs are composed asking the question and countless lyric-poems seek to define what love is. But when God is not the root and when Christ is not the ultimate example and when the...

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