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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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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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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