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The PRIMACY of Preaching.

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 declaration from God is rare to come by in these days. In a society where much of professing evangelicalism are looking to learn from the culture rather than to speak authoritative truth to the culture, we have exchanged the truth of God for the scraps of entertainment. So many have given up on the expository preaching of Truth and have instead replaced it with a talk that may last for 20-30 minutes so people can leave and get on with their already busy Sundays. The case is clear. The need is urgent. We must return to the primacy of preaching and uphold the glory of God’s timeless call to preach the Word — and to be ready in season and out of season to declare: “Thus says the LORD!” The

Trashing Your Grumbling.

Trashing Your Grumbling. Geoffrey R. Kirkland Christ Fellowship Bible Church We’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 different, and how they surely know the answer and solution for how to make it different. We’ve heard it. We’ve been there. We’ve done it. Yet the Bible says: do everything without grumbling or disputing (Philippians 2:14). So what can we do? We must affirm and apply these factors. 1. Grumbling is a sin. We must call it for what it is. God calls grumbling sin. Period. But grumbling expresses dissatisfaction with someone that has happened, occurred. It’s can even include a perceived disapproval of something that may or may not have happened. To grumble is to live discontent. To grumble is to not glorify God in that moment. To give into grumbling is to pour lighter fluid on the fire of our discontent and ungr

Ordinary Work Can Produce Extraordinary Results!

Ordinary Work Can Produce Extraordinary Results! Encouragements to Preachers & Churches. Geoffrey R. Kirkland Christ Fellowship Bible Church THE THESIS — Ordinary preachers heralding ordinary sermons to ordinary congregations over many years will produce EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS by an EXTRAORDINARY GOD. I want to break that down phrase by phrase. 1. ORDINARY PREACHERS Amazingly, God fills his pulpits with men — sinful men! Redeemed men purchased by Christ who have submitted to Him by faith alone and who have turned from sin and who stand desperately in need of divine grace when entering the pulpit, most astonishingly, God uses men to handle His Word. But that’s just the point. God uses ordinary men. God employs frail human beings into His work of ministry. Clay pots and weak vessels are called by God to do His work. There are many preachers who have left indelible marks on human history, to God be the glory! But far more are the untold numbers who have just plodded fait