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

Thursday, 21 May 2020 05:35

A Benefit of Open Air Preaching

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A Benefit of Open-Air PreachingBy Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church
When the Word of God goes forth, the believers are built up, the saints are strengthened, the elect are edified. 
When I arrived on site today for a lunch-hour evangelism outing, a brother from our local church...

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Creative Evangelism SuggestionsGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church(CFBCSTL.org)In these strange times in which we live, here are some creative evangelism suggestions for you. Take one, or two, or more, or create other ways to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost!1. Rock...

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Thursday, 20 February 2020 02:38

Lessons Learned From a Hospital Visit.

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LESSONS LEARNED FROM A HOSPITAL VISIT. Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church  |  St. Louis, MORecently, I visited a church member who has lost eyesight in one eye. I went to encourage her but I think I was the one who left being most encouraged. Here are a few take-aways....

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Encouraging Kids for the “Sunday-Sermon-Feast”Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchI love being a dad. Being a dad is at the same time gloriously rewarding wonderfully difficult. Thanks be to God for His Word and for His Truth and for His Church. As a dad, I want to...

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Practical ways to evangelize:Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchHere are some very pastoral and practical tips for you to consider as you proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. These are just some suggestions and practical ways that you can begin and engage in conversations with the...

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DIMENSIONS OF THE GOSPEL AS IT PERTAINS TO ME.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThe gospel consists of the good news that God has accomplished the work of saving sinners. This message is the good news of God and the great message about God! Many dimensions of this gospel can be...

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Friday, 27 December 2019 01:18

The Needed Area of Ministry In the Home

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 The Needed Area of Ministry In the HomeGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchWe often talk about serving in the ministry of the Lord! And rightly so. We must stress that the ministry of the Lord does not always equate with busyness outside the home. What about the young mom with...

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Sunday, 22 December 2019 20:53

The Preacher's Monday A Rock-Like Pillow

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The Preacher’s Monday & A Rock-Like PillowGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchSpurgeon said it well: “The sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which the child of God rests his head at night, giving perfect peace.” I agree with this statement with all my heart. I...

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RE-GAINING THE PROFOUND PRIVILEGE OF THE PREACHER!Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThe preacher! The minister of the gospel! A shepherd of the church. Perhaps in times past these were elevated positions held in high esteem by the common man, but today we must regain the profound...

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Describe The Ideal, Biblical Church! How Would You Respond?Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThis morning in my weekly men’s Bible study, I started our discussion by asking this question to all the men present: If you were to plant a new church, what would you have and what...

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Some Benefits to Having a Paper Bible on Your Lap
Geoffrey R. Kirkland

 

I have the mobile and electronic devices. I have a computer. I have an iPhone. And I use them daily. They benefit me tremendously in my work, in my writing, in my communication, and in my research. So...

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A Strong Plea to Bring Your Bible To Church (Not the Phone, but the Book)
Geoffrey R. Kirkland

When the post-exilic people of Israel gathered at the Water Gate after they had returned to the land and resided there for some time, they asked Ezra the scribe to “Bring...

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Saturday, 09 November 2019 03:48

My Earnest Desire to Preach the Word

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My Earnest Desire to Preach the WordGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThe Lord requires His servants to be faithful in all things. As I handle the Word, as an expository preacher of the Bible, I earnestly desire to preach the Word faithfully. The Lord will take care of the results,...

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Crucial Reminders Regarding Biblical Preaching in An Era That Mocks It.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchI’m a preacher and I love to preach. I live and breathe preaching. God has called me to preach and I praise Him for the inestimable privilege more royal than ruling as a...

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The Faithful Church Ministry According to ScriptureGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchThe Lord of the Church has not left His church to wonder about faithful church ministry and how it must be done. Christ Himself promised to build His church and He guaranteed that even the forces of...

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Set It On Your Heart to Serve Your Local Church FamilyGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchAll Christians do well to serve as Christ has served us. How gracious is His love for us! O how lavish is His mercy toward us! How steadfast is His faithfulness toward us. In light of who our...

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Philosophy of EvangelismGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchAt Christ Fellowship Bible Church, we believe that part of our mission is to evangelize the lost. The joyful privilege and God-given duty that rests upon every single Christian includes the proclamation of the saving message...

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Answering Some Common Questions About CFBC, Part 5Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church  (St Louis, MO) 1. Do you believe divorce is permissible?   —   We uphold and affirm a high view of marriage as the permanent union between one man and one...

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Answering Some Common Questions About Christ Fellowship Bible Church,Part 4 Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible Church (St Louis, Missouri) 1. Why do you not own your own building?  — When CFBC began in 2011 with only a few people, purchasing a building was not, of...

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Why is it important to have regular family worship?Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchI believe it’s critical. Family worship, I’m convinced, should have a central place in the regular life of every Christian household. It’s essential. Not because of who I am or who...

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The Christ Fellowship Bible Church leadership has provided questions and answers to some of the common questions that folks have asked.  www.CFBCSTL.orgThis is part 3 of the ongoing series.11. Do you believe the Bible speaks to real-life struggles and problems? —   The...

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The Christ Fellowship Bible Church leadership seeks to answer some of the common questions that folks have asked us.  (www.CFBCSTL.org) This is part 2. It is continued from part 1. 6. What ministries do you have?   —  When people often ask what ministries we offer, it...

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In this blog, the Christ Fellowship Bible Church (www.CFBCSTL.org) leadership seeks to answer some questions that folks have asked:Part 11. Why do you prefer & use the NASB translation?  —  We prefer to use the New American Standard Bible (NASB) as our preferred English...

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Monday, 24 June 2019 21:47

Praying for Men of God!

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Praying for Men of GodGeoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchAs a church planter and as a man devoted to the trustworthiness and clarity of the Bible, I have begged God over the years to raise up men -- faithful men, humble men, Bible-men, servant-minded men. I praise God that He has...

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As we've journeyed through the Summer Expository Preaching Class with the men of Christ Fellowship Bible Church, I've endeavored to compile many of the thoughts into twenty-five brief essays all related to the topic of expository preaching.Download the eBook — Preach the Word! 25-Articles on Preaching. More resources on preaching at vassalof...
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