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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As we eagerly await the OPEN AIR PREACHER'S DAY OF INSTRUCTION & EQUIPPING hosted by Christ Fellowship Bible Church (St Louis, Missouri) [this Saturday, May 25th], I think it'd be helpful to provide a few helpful blogs on some related issues around the importance of faithful, biblically sound,...

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BIBLE READING PLANWe have gathered together a simple Bible-reading plan that many folks have used at Christ Fellowship Bible Church.  It'll take you through the Old Testament one time and the New Testament twice each year.  It consists in reading a couple of chapters in the Old Testament...

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The Heartfelt Embrace of Young Womanhood, Part 2Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchTitus 2:4-5 is a gloriously clear text that defines what biblical womanhood is about. In fact, these verses provide the ingredients for a wonderful ministry of older women coming alongside to...

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The Heartfelt Embrace of Young WomanhoodGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchTitus 2:4-5 speaks of the older women who are to be “teaching what is good so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at...

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OPEN AIR PREACHER ANNOUNCEMENT!!! What?The Open Air Preacher’s Day of Equipping & InstructionWhen? Saturday, May 25th, 2019 | 9AM - 2PM | with STL Cardinals Game Evangelism that evening 6PM [optional]
Where?Located at Christ Fellowship Bible Church (9321 Litzsinger Road, St...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 22:07

How Should You Listen to a Sermon?

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How Should You Hear the Word of God Preached?Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchQ. 160. What is required of those that hear the Word preached? [From the Westminster Confession, 1647]A. It is required of those that hear the Word preached, that they attend upon it with diligence,...

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 23:40

Snatch Out Of the Fire!

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The Urgency of Soul-Winning.Jude 23 — save others, snatching them out of the fire…Soul willing, by definition, must be urgent. The urgency comes not just from the method but from the reality of the spiritual state of men. Time is short and all those who die in their sins will perish in...

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Friday, 22 February 2019 05:37

Duties of Christian Wives [19-part e-Book]

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Here is the link to the recent 19-part eBook on Duties of Christian Wives that I completed. May the Lord use it to edify and build up Christian women in marriages for the glory of Christ.  Here are the articles:1. submitting2. following3. affirming4. respecting5. speaking well of6. working...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 23:35

God-Honoring, Good Sex.

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God-Honoring, Good Sex.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchGod has given marriage to humankind for many reasons. Marriage serves to point to the great Marriage between Christ and His Bride, the Church. It is to be a means of sanctification, a blessing of companionship, the means of...

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Sunday, 20 January 2019 21:13

The Process Journey of Becoming an Elder

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The Process of Becoming a Leader of Christ Fellowship Bible ChurchGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThe church belongs to Jesus Christ! He resides as the sovereign Head over His Body, the church and He has spoken clearly and sufficiently in His Word, the Bible. What He says has...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 20:48

We Beg You, Church-Member, Pray For Your Elders!

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We Beg You, Church-Member, Pray For Your Elders!Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church (St Louis, MO)The Christian has no more powerful weapon that is constantly available to him than the glorious privilege of prayer. Intercessory prayer proves to be the greatest -- and at the same...

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Saturday, 29 December 2018 06:31

Christ Our Curse For Our Gain!

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CHRIST OUR CURSE FOR OUR GAINGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchI love the gospel. But I have a tremendous burden pressing upon my soul. I wonder how many professing Christ-knowers and Jesus-lovers actually know and believe the biblical gospel. Just what is the real good news of...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 00:47

Leading in Family Worship During Conflict!

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Leading in Family Worship During Conflict.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchI’m a great sinner who has been redeemed by a greater Savior. But I still am a sinner! Recently, I lashed out in anger at my children. I raised my voice pointed my finger at them in selfish anger...

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 21:17

Desiring Eldership! It's a Good and Blessed Thing!

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Desiring Eldership! It’s a Good & Blessed Thing!Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchGod’s Word states in 1 Timothy 3.1 that if any man aspires to the office of an overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do! It’s good to desire eldership! How noble it is...

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 06:03

The Spiritual Battles of a Minister of the Gospel.

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Spiritual Battles of a Minister.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchBefore any minister is a shepherd, he first is a sheep. A man may be a leader in front of a congregation of believers but he is foremost a servant who must bow low before the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  That...

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Monday, 03 December 2018 20:35

How to Attend Your Church.

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HOW TO ATTEND YOUR CHURCH.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchBelievers love God and love the people of God. True Christians take great joy in worshiping together with the saints. But, how should you attend your church? What should mark your deliberateness in attending corporate...

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:48

Glorifying God and Blessing Your Pastor.

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Glorifying God & Blessing Your PastorGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchDo you ever wonder how you can glorify God in practical and tangible ways as you serve in your local church? Or, do you consider how you can actively minister in your church? How can you bless your pastor and...

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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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