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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Preparing to actively “minister” in Sunday worshipGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThis is a letter written to the members of CFBC to encourage them and seek to help them think broadly and widely about "ministering" to one another when the saints gather together on...

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 06:52

16 Benefits of Expository Preaching

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16 Benefits of Expository PreachingGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchIn what follows, I'll provide 16 benefits of expository preaching. Expository preaching...
  1. Allows God to speak through His written Word, by His chosen mouthpiece, to all who are present.
  2. Defines the primary way...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 23:59

Twelve Features of Biblical Preaching

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Twelve Features of Biblical PreachingGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThis brief write-up will expound upon 12 features of biblical preaching. These features need to be reviewed and recovered in our day so that God’s Word will go forth with mighty thunder, in the power of...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:52

A Pastor's Responsibility to Train Men.

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A Pastor’s Responsibility To Train MenGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchWhen I read the Pastoral Epistles, my heart reflects on the duty that God gives to shepherds to care for, train up, and multiply men of God. Truly this is God’s work ultimately. To this I...

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When the Pastor Speaks at a Graveside ServiceGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchIt’s a time of loss and a time when the cruel effects of sin stand visibly before our eyes, when you stand in a graveyard with the casket there ready to be lowered into the ground, what does a...

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Fullness of Joy: Honoring God & His Sufficient Word Rightly.The Fullness of Joy in Being a CessationistGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchIt was not too long ago that someone posed the question to John Piper about whether or not continuationists have more and greater joy than...

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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: the Guarantee, the Glory & the Assurance.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchIt is of first importance, the Apostle Paul said. The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead proves to be the bedrock doctrine of the Christian faith. One...

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 22:25

Words of Advice to Church Planters.

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Words of Advice to Church PlantersGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchI’m a church planter. By His grace and by a call that I never would have foreseen for myself in seminary, God gave me the awesome privilege to care for His people and preach His Word to His sheep of Christ...

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The Commitments of Christ Fellowship Bible Church include the following [mp3 is here]:1. Expository preaching2. Corporate praying3. Aggressive sanctification4. Triune exaltation5. Urgent evangelism6. Global missionsEach of these commitments has a 2-3 minute audio podcast of explanation and biblical...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:08

The Foolishness in a Child's Heart.

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The Foolishness in a Child’s Heart.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThe Word of God declares in Proverbs 22:15 that FOOLISHNESS is bound up in a child’s heart, and it is the rod of discipline that removes it [the foolishness] far from him.  What kind of foolishness...

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Friday, 16 March 2018 02:50

A Pastor's Intentional Resolve

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A Pastor’s Intentional ResolveGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchAs a man called by God to serve His people as a shepherd, I commit myself to these intentional and essential duties of pastoral ministry. By God’s grace and with His help, I will faithfully live out and seek...

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Monday, 05 March 2018 19:50

Wise Counsel for Preachers

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The year was 1768. A twenty-eight year old preacher by the name of Augustus Toplady, who wrote many of our best hymns, including "Rock of Ages", spent the afternoon in London with Mr. Brewer--an older, veteran Gospel preacher, whom he greatly admired and from whom he learned much. This is what Mr....

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Encouragements for those who are distractedSome of these gleanings are from the puritansGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchRemember to RepentWhen we find ourselves distracted in the worship of the Lord, let us be diligent to repent of the sin and bewail the fact that we take our...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:21

Commitments of CFBC Restated Reaffirmed.

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The Commitments of CFBC Restated & Reaffirmed.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchExpository PreachingThe highest form of worship that mortal man could reach is the hearing from God as He speaks through the reading and preaching of his Word. The grand and majestic interaction...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 23:43

A Catechism for Teaching Youth

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Here's the catechism that we use at Christ Fellowship Bible Church for teaching our young people theology:


Some introductory remarks:

1.The duty falls upon all Christian parents to diligently teach their children biblical truths (Deut 6:4-9; Ps 78:1-8)
2. Parents can...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:38

A Few Considerations as a New Year Begins!

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A Few Considerations as a New Year BeginsGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchAs we come to the close of one year and anticipate a new year of God’s providences, how can we discipline ourselves for godliness in a greater way? How can we fervently love Christ more and gaze upon...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 03:58

My Personal Philosophy of Open Air Preaching.

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Personal Philosophy of Open Air PreachingGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchI am a minister of the gospel. By His grace, God has called me to be a herald of the unfathomable riches of Christ. My ambition in life is to please God by magnifying His Son and proclaiming His gospel to the...

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Philosophy of Preaching the Word in Corporate WorshipGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchGod has called me to preach. He has placed upon my soul the weighty and blessed privilege of studying His Word and feeding His people with the truth of Scripture. I wouldn’t trade it for...

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 02:14

How to Greet the Saints.

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HOW TO GREET THE SAINTSGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchAt the conclusion of Paul’s letters, he greets believers and exhorts believers to greet one another. Seemingly tagged on at the end of some theologically-rich epistles, readers can easily skim past these verses. But...

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Friday, 08 December 2017 03:52

Why Invest In the Men?

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Why Invest in the Men?Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchEvery Friday morning I meet with about 6-8 men from the local church where I serve. From the very first week that I moved to St. Louis, I have endeavored to meet faithfully with these band of brothers. I remember the very first...

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 22:58

Metaphors for a Minister of the Word.

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METAPHORS FOR A MINISTER OF THE WORD.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThe noblest of all callings that God could give to a man is to be a carer of the souls whom Christ has purchased with His own blood. To feed God’s people the Word, to shepherd God’s people through the...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 10:38

Why Do We Need Revival?

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WHY DO WE NEED REVIVAL?Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchWe must have revival or we will perish!One only needs to survey the Old Testament to find out what God does when God gives revelation to people and they reject Him, despise His Word, scoff at His messengers, and refuse to...

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 03:39

God Gave You to the Son!

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Consider the High Priestly prayer of Jesus to the Father in John 17:2 - "Even as you gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom you have given Him,He may give eternal life..."John MacArthur elaborates on the glory of this marvelous reality that God gave a particular group of people to His...

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Helping Our Children Prepare for Worship, Engage in Worship, & Respond Accordingly.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchLike every Christian parent, I want to teach my children to sit still and to engage in the corporate worship gathering of the saints! But it’s hard!...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:59

Specific Ways to Pray for Your Local Church

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SPECIFIC ELEMENTS TO PRAY FOR IN THE LOCAL CHURCHGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThis is a list that provides many ways that you can pray for your local church.
  1. pray for God's glory to permeate your church
  2. pray for unity in the church
  3. pray for almighty power in the preaching of the...

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