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

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15 Benefits to Having Children in the Worship ServiceGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchAn audio podcast can be found here.What are some benefits to having the children in the entire worship service? What can be gained? Why do I have this conviction? This is by no means an exhaustive...

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 06:04

Learning From a Leaf.

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Learning From a Leaf.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchOn most days I walk to church. On my way home on this warm, October day, I was praying and giving thanks to the Lord and I noticed a beaming-bright red tree in front of me.  The branches were dancing in the wind and the...

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 04:52

How to Preach with Great Power!

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How to Preach with Great PowerGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchIf we are to be gospel-proclaiming men filled with God’s truth and called to preach it in season and out of season, then we desperately need God’s help. We acutely understand the great responsibility that we...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 01:29

The CONVICTION of preaching.

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The CONVICTION of PreachingGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThe man of God who preaches the Bible must have conviction. When Jesus taught those who heard him said that he taught them with authority — not as their teachers. To fully understand that we speak of eternal things...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 06:37

The NECESSITY of Preaching.

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The NECESSITY of PreachingGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchSome current church gurus have quipped that preaching is outdated and now irrelevant. We’ve stepped into a new era where monologue doesn’t work anymore, they say. In fact, many may affirm that standing behind a...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 02:24

When Threats Loom, Where Do You Turn?

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From Michael Wilcock, 2 Chronicles, Bible Speaks Today, p. 247:Speaking of King Hezekiah...
"When there is a financial crisis, the first thing we think about is money. When there is a communications crisis, our prime concern is to learn how to talk the language of the modern generation. When there...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 01:03

The SERIOUSNESS of Preaching.

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THE SERIOUSNESS of PreachingGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church, St Louis, MONo other event comes with such weightiness than the preaching of the Word of God. In a day where seriousness lacks in the pulpits what can be done? What must preachers remember? What must all pastors bear in...

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In a Society of the Acceleration of Accusations…. Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchI wonder if a day goes by where someone, somewhere isn’t accused of some heinous sin and grievous offense. Recently politics have swirled with accusations (of many sorts) regarding...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 05:47

The POWER of Preaching.

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THE POWER OF PREACHINGGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church,  St Louis, MissouriNo power exists on the face of the earth comparable to the Word of God. The Bible goes forth with divine power because the Bible is itself divinely powerful. The Scriptures are the God-breathed Word so...

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 06:54

The PRIMACY of Preaching.

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THE PRIMACY OF PREACHING
Geoffrey R. Kirkland
Christ Fellowship Bible Church
Upcoming blogs in this preaching series...The PRIMACY of preaching
The POWER of preaching
The SERIOUSNESS of preaching
The NECESSITY of preaching
The CONVICTION of preaching
 
I. THE PRIMACY OF PREACHING
The authoritative...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 07:10

Trashing Your Grumbling.

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Trashing Your Grumbling.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchWe’ve all been there when a person grumbled about a certain circumstance that they can’t stand. Perhaps in that moment the language goes on and on about how unfortunate it is, how they wish it’d be...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:57

Ordinary Work Can Produce Extraordinary Results!

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Ordinary Work Can Produce Extraordinary Results!Encouragements to Preachers & Churches.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchTHE THESIS —Ordinary preachers heralding ordinary sermons to ordinary congregations over manyyears will produce EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS by an EXTRAORDIN...

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The Continuing Journey of Teaching Kids to Sit StillGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church, St Louis, MOSummary:
  • Teaching them to sit still at MEALS.
  • Teaching them to sit still during FAMILY WORSHIP.
  • Teaching them to sit still & with us during bible study & PRAYER MEETING.
  • Teaching...

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The Bible Wasn’t Accepted Until The 4th Century A.D.Not a few skeptics of biblical Christianity and those even in the academic world often maintain that the Christian Bible was not accepted -- or “codified” -- until the 4th century A.D., specifically at the Council of Nicea...

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Christians [& Most Who Go to Church] Are Just Hypocrites, So I Just Don’t Go.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church, St Louis, MOMany people who once went to church, or who grew up in church, now find themselves disenchanted with church and put off by local assemblies for...

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I’m Not Good Enough And I Keep Doubting My Salvation.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church, St Louis, MOA great number of people wonder whether or not they’re really saved. Some have seasons of doubt and discouragement questioning whether or not they really know Christ....

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...Yea But, My Friend Goes to Catholic Church And Really Does Believe In Jesus.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchOf course, Mary was baptized as an infant! She was confirmed. She has served in many various roles in her local parish. In fact, she attends mass daily. She even goes to...

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Yea but, I’m Not That Bad [or, “I’m Good!”]Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchNearly everyone says it. How are you: “I’m good” or “I’m fine.” A Christian may inquire to someone: “Have you ever heard of the gospel of...

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Yea but, You’re Pushing Someone Away From Jesus With Your Bold & Constant Evangelism.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchYou’ve seen it and heard people respond to the street preacher standing on the corner of a busy intersection with a Bible in his hand loudly...

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Yea But, He Has His Own Choice To Come to God Or Not.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThis blog is part of a forthcoming eBook that answers "common objections" that people have to the biblical gospel. Many may suggest that people can make their own choice as to whether or not they...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:26

A Biblical Perspective of Sex.

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A Biblical Perspective of Sex.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThe Word of God speaks frequently about the importance of sexual fidelity within marriage. And it does so in an unashamed and in a clear manner. God created marriage and He also created the intimacy that must be enjoyed...

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The King & His Kingdom Is Yet to Come to Earth!Exegetical and Theological Support for PremillennialismDr. Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church(St. Louis, Missouri)[This was originally published at True Declination Ministries website in 2015.]Introduction:    As the...

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 06:42

Commendation to the Church (1 Thess 1:3)

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A WORD OF COMMENDATION TO THE CHURCHThis is an encouragement to the saints (1 Thess 1.2-3)Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church1Thessalonians 1:3 — constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence...

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In Mark's account of the choosing of the 12 (Mark 3:13-19), Jesus goes up on the mountain and then selects men whom He Himself wanted to serve with Him. Drawing from the text, here are four application points to consider devotionally.1) ORDINARY MENThe men who were designated to be Apostles were...

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 22:17

Specific Helps on Family Worship

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A while back, we posted a number of articles to help Christians in understand why family worship proves to be so valuable and how to equip believers to implement this in the home.Here are the articles:1. Family worship & evangelism2. Family worship & prayer3. Family worship & Scripture4....

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