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How Do You Bleed?

Charles Spurgeon: Oh, that you and I might get into the very heart of the Word of God, and get that Word into ourselves! As I have seen the silkworm eat into the leaf, and consume it, so ought we to do with the Word of the Lord—not crawl over its surface, but eat right into it till we have taken it into our inmost parts. It is idle merely to let the eye glance over the words, or to recollect the poetical expressions, or the historic facts; but it is blessed to eat into the very soul of the Bible until, at last, you come to talk in Scriptural language, and your very style is fashioned upon Scripture models, and, what is better still, your spirit is flavored with the words of the Lord. I would quote John Bunyan as an instance of what I mean. Read anything of his, and you will see that it is almost like the reading the Bible itself. He had read it till his very soul was saturated with Scripture; and, though his writings are charmingly full of poetry, yet he cann

Is Same-Sex Attraction Sinful? A 5-Part Audio-Blog Series

Recently, I put together a 5-part audio-blog asking the question: Is Same-Sex Attraction Sinful? Among evangelical Christians, there is a general consensus that rightly affirms that homosexual activity and behavior is sinful.  But what about those that struggle with same-sex attraction ? Is that sinful? In this audio-blog, I endeavor to show from the Word of God that same-sex attraction is sinful. THE AUDIO BLOG SERIES Part 1: It Opposes God's Creative Order Part 2: God Looks at the Heart & Not Merely the External Behavior Part 3: The Outward Act of "Homosexual Activity" Does Not Begin the Sin Part 4: The Desire on the Part of Men in the Old Testament Is Called "Wickedness/Evil" Part 5: The Strong Desire of Romans 1:27 (2 Peter 2:8) Is Seen as Sinful You can also listen to an mp3 sermon from Christ Fellowship Bible Church recently that affirms CFBC's position on homosexuality & clearly addresses the issue of same-sex attraction

Biblical Parenting: Foundational Essentials for Faithful Dads and Moms

Biblical Parenting —  Foundational Essentials for Faithful Dads and Moms Geoffrey R. Kirkland Christ Fellowship Bible Church My son, keep my words, And treasure my commandments within you. Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye.                                                                                   —Proverbs 7:1–2 No one can overstate how important parenting is. God entrusts the important duty and joyous privilege of caring for His precious creatures by pointing them constantly, passionately, urgently, and Christocentrically to the gospel of grace. But how could one summarize biblical parenting? What are some foundational essentials for faithful dads and moms? This essay will provide a few. 1. INSTRUCT your children. Teachers disseminate information to their pupils. Parents must, in like manner, pass on God’s truth to their children. The parents have the primary duty and responsibility in all of life’s ambitions and endeavors to take bibl

Constructing a Clear Christology — Gleanings from Hebrews 1:1-13

Constructing a Clear Christology — Gleanings from Hebrews 1:1–13 Geoffrey R. Kirkland Christ Fellowship Bible Church Hebrews 1:1-14 catapults one into heavenly, triumphant, awe-inspiring Christological thinking. One cannot read Hebrews chapter one without being amazed at the glorious, divine, eternal, righteous, and sufficient Christ. God has spoken in His Son. Let the text construct a clear Christology for for the reader. It is impossible to have a Christology that is too lofty, too biblical, too robust, and too glorious. So let the text speak for itself. Twenty Essential Features (in this text) in Building This Edifice of Biblical Christology: 1. God Has Spoken In Jesus, the Son (2a). Of old, God spoke to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways. But now, in these last days, God has manifested Himself, revealed His glory, spoken His will, and made His character visible in Christ. 2. God Appointed Jesus Heir of All Things (2b). The person of Jesus Chri