"Gaze Upon the Glorious GOSPEL in This Text!"

Philippians 2:5-11


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on the true gospel from the Philippians 2.5-11 paragraph:1. the impossible standard2. the incarnated Savior3. the incalculable substitution4. the indomitable Sovereign5. the inviting summonswww.CFBCSTL.org

"Bible Survey - 1 Chronicles"

1 Chronicles


Description:Randy Kirkland, one of CFBC's elders, teaches through the book of 1 Chronicles and surveys the Life of David and shows some observations so that we can glean helpful insights from this most important book!www.CFBCSTL.org

"What the Bible Says About Homosexuality & to the LGBT Movement"

Romans 1:18-32


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches the Word of God from Romans 1:18-32 and shows what the Bible says about the topic of homosexuality. 1. God is known.2. God is just.3. God is patient.This sermon gives clarity from God's sufficient Word regarding homosexuality, transgenderism, and various sexual deviancies. God's gospel is sufficient and able to convert the heart, cleanse the conscience, and change a life. May God powerfully work through His Word for the saving and sanctifying of many. May God equip us as His people so that we would speak confidently, courageously and with conviction regarding these matters. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Behold Jesus Christ: The Divine-Man! The Glorious CHRISTOLOGY of this Text!"

Philippians 2:5-11


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on the Christology from the Kenosis passage in Philippians 2:5-11. In this text, Pastor Geoff preaches the glorious Christ:1. Jesus is GOD2. Jesus is MAN3. Jesus is HUMBLE4. Jesus is SAVIOR5. Jesus is EXALTED6. Jesus is LORDwww.CFBCSTL.org

"The Gospel: Ultimate, Good News!"

Ephesians 2:8-9


Description:In this message, Pastor Geoff preaches a gospel message at a homeless ministry in downtown St Louis. This message surveys the good news of the gospel:Gospel of GRACEGospel of ASSURANCEGospel of FAITHGospel of HUMILITYListen to this gospel proclamation & exhortation to repent & believe in Christ for salvation!www.CFBCSTL.org

"Bible Survey - 2 Kings"

2 Kings


Description:In this message, Randy Kirkland provides an overview of the book of 2 Kings. Listen to the theological themes and outline of the book in this message. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Motherhood as a Ministry Model"

1 Thessalonians 2:7-8


Description:Listen to this message as Robert Thurman, president of Brookes Bible College & pastor of Forest Park Bible Church, preaches the word from 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8 on the blessings of ministry and the ministry model of motherhood. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Having a Humble Attitude Like That of Christ: The Glorious Meaning of This Text"

Philippians 2:5-11


Description:Pastor Geoff teaches Philippians 2:5-11 and proclaims the meaning of this text -- that we are to have the humility like that which is found in Jesus Christ. 1. See how Jesus humbled himself.2. See how God exalted Him.www.CFBCSTL.org

"A Warning Against Personal Declension (Backsliding)"

Hebrews 3:12-13


Description:In this message, Tom Rayborn (CFBC's pastoral intern) preaches Hebrews 3:12-13 and provides a most sobering warning to the congregation to be on guard against personal declension -- spiritual declension, or, backsliding. This sermon provides the warnings of it, the signs if one is backsliding, and the sufficient hope found in Christ and in His omnipotent grace. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Bible Survey - 1 Kings

1 Kings


Description:This study surveys the book of 1 Kings -- and specific attention is given to 1 Kings 11 -- and it looks at the tragedy of Solomon's downfall and his heart that was led away from the LORD to serve various gods. This led to the division of the kingdom -- into the kingdoms of Israel and Judah.

"Do You Pray?"

Selected Scriptures


Description:In this mid-week prayer meeting sermon, Tom Rayborn, CFBC"s pastoral-intern, preaches on the topic of "Do You Pray?" Listen to this encouragement to the people of God to meet with God and commune with Him in fervent, heartfelt, constant prayer. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Godly Living in Light of Christ's Soon Coming! Be Watchful & Alert!"

Luke 21:29-38


Description:Pastor Geoff teaches on living in light of the Lord's coming. We must be observant of the signs of the times and we must always be on the alert and watchful so that the day of His coming does not take people by surprise.Let all God's people heed the words of Christ and be alert, sober, ready and anticipating His soon-return!www.CFBCSTL.org

Bible Survey - 2 Samuel

2 Samuel


Description:In this message, shepherd-elder, Randy Kirkland teaches through the book of 2 Samuel and gives particular focus on the Davidic covenant in 2 Samuel 7.www.CFBCSTL.org

"Church Unity: God's Clear Wisdom on How to Maintain Unity"

Philippians 2:4


Description:Pastor Geoff teaches part 4 on the section of Philippians 2:1-4 dealing with Church Unity. Phil 2:4 has one main idea but stated both positively and negatively:1. Do NOT look out for your own personal interests2. DO Carefully look out for the interests of othersListen to an exposition of this text of Scripture and practical ways to apply and implement it in our lives.www.CFBCSTL.org

"1 Samuel — Bible Survey"

1 Samuel


Description:In this Family Bible Hour, Randy Kirkland teaches thru the Book of 1 Samuel and focuses primarily on chapters 13-15 -- Saul's downfall and disobedience.www.CFBCSTL.org

"The Ultimate Sign of the End: Christ's Coming in the Clouds with Power & Glory!"

Luke 21:25-28


Description:In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the Gospel of Luke and here the text covers the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ in power & glory.This sermon provides the background of this lengthy discourse and the importance of the 2nd coming event. The sermon shows how the events of the end are unmistakable:1. Unmistakable SIGNS2. Unmistakable SOVEREIGN3. Unmistakable SALVATIONwww.CFBCSTL.org

"Church Unity: Specific HEART ATTITUDES Necessary to Preserve Unity"

Philippians 2:3


Description:Pastor Geoff continues preaching through the central, discourse peak in the entire letter of Philippians -- 2:1-4. And here, this sermon focuses on verse 3 which presents us with 2 specific lessons for us as God's people:1. Let us diligently PUT OFF SELFISHNESS.2. Let us diligently PUT ON SELFLESSNESS.Listen to the exposition through Philippians 2:3 so that we would honor Christ, empowered by His Spirit, and live with "humility of mind."www.CFBCSTL.org

"Cling to the Essential Gospel: A Resurrected Savior!"

Matthew 28


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches this Resurrection Morning sermon from Matthew 28 and provides 4 words that our Lord wants us to hear from this chapter on this day of celebration:1. I am alive!2. Do not fear!3. Be on guard!4. Go and tell!www.CFBCSTL.org

"5 Triumphant Realities of the Cross-Event"

Hebrews 9:14


Description:In this Good Friday sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Hebrews 9:14 and provides 5 triumphant realities from this magnificent verse. Worship Christ & marvel at this great gospel that God accomplished for sinners!www.CFBCSTL.org/sermons

"Church Unity: The INGREDIENTS to Preserve Unity in Your Church"

Philippians 2:2


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches Philippians 2:2 and preaches on how to "be of the same mind" -- or, literally: "be thinking the same thing" in the local church. How do we preserve church unity? 3 ingredients:1. Reciprocal Love2. Inner Harmony3. Gospel-OrientationMore from Phil 2:2 in this message. www.CFBCSTL.org/sermons

"Ruth — Bible Survey"



Description:After reading all four chapters in full, Randy Kirkland teaches on the authorship, overview, themes, and theological motifs of this magnificent book that highlights the glorious Providence of God. Ruth is a wonderful transition book between the dark times of the Judges and the Monarchy of Samuel. See the glorious Providence of God unfold in this small, yet wonderful, book of Ruth.

"The Signs of the End: The Desolation of Jerusalem: A Foreshadowing of the Ultimate Desolation to Come"

Luke 21:20-24


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on the next unit in this 'end-times' discourse that Jesus gives to His disciples on the Mt of Olives (see parallels in Matt 24-25 and Mark 13). In this sermon, Jesus speaks of when the stones will fall from the Temple and not be left upon one another. Jesus answers the question of "when" the temple will be destroyed here in 21:20-24. It is a severe, divine, just, and swift punishment -- for sin. It occurs because Israel did not recognize the day of God's visitation (in Christ). But all of this foreshadows, it pictures, it points to a coming day of ultimate vengeance not with human armies, but with God's Son when Christ returns in power & glory to judge the world for its unrighteousness!Flee to Christ! Be saved from divine wrath! There's safety only in Him!

"Unity in the Church, Part 1 — The Glorious FOUNDATION for Unity"

Philippians 2:1


Description:Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through Philippians and here begins the section in Philippians 2:1-4 -- the center-point, the hub, the discourse peak, the Mt Everest of the book. This brief paragraph is the thematic center of the entire epistle. Verse 1 lays the foundation of what God has *already done* in every true believer -- so that verses 2-4 can build on this foundation with exhorting the believers to live in unity. But verse 1 is simply stating to the believers what they *already now currently enjoy* because of God's gracious & sovereign & selfless workings. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Judges — Bible Survey"



Description:Randy Kirkland continues teaching thru the Bible and here covers the Book of Judges. This splendid summary shows the apostasy and moral depravity of Israel. Why is the book of Judges recounting such evils among Israel? Where did they all come from? How did they sink so low in sin? Answer: Because they didn't *completely* obey God. Partial obedience leads to calamity. Judges proves this.

"The Signs of the End of the Age: Are You Ready?"

Luke 21:5-19


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches through this Olivette Discourse (since Jesus preached it on the Mt of Olives) as he answered the disciples' question about when the Temple will be destroyed, what the signs will be of His coming and of the end of the age. This first sermon deals with Jesus' answer of the 'signs that will come' that lead to the end (vv.5-19).www.CFBCSTL.org/sermons

"God's Gifts to You to Both Believe & Suffer for the Sake of Christ!"

Philippians 1:29-30


Description:Pastor Geoff expounds Philippians 1:29-30 on the 2 privileged graces that God gives to each believer (as spelled out in these verses):1. The grace to BELIEVE2. The grace to SUFFERwww.CFBCSTL.org (Download the PDF outline & song sheet below.)

"Joshua — Bible Survey"



Description:In this study, shepherd-elder Randy Kirkland teaches through the Book of Joshua. The wonderful faithfulness of God to all of His promises is the grand theme of this magnificent book. This survey works through all 24 chapters and highlights some of the theological themes of the book.www.CFBCSTL.org

"The Condemnation of False Teachers & the Commendation of a Poor Widow"

Luke 20:45-21:4


Description:In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the account in Luke 20:45-48 on the woe judgments on the Pharisees. Matthew 23 is the longer version of this account. Then, Luke 21:1-4 deals with a practical demonstration of how the crooked teachers devour widow's households by exploiting them. Listen to this sermon & find out the marks of FALSE teachers and the marks of TRUE men of God. www.CFBCSTL.org

"3 Reminders for Every Heavenly Citizen"

Philippians 1:27-28


Description:Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition thru the Book of Philippians and here teaches Philippians 1:27-28 -- conduct yourselves worthy of the gospel of Christ.This text provides 3 reminders for us...1) Mind your conduct! (v.27a)2) Strive for unity! (v.27b)3) Remember your salvation! (v.28)Let us take heed to these truths and remember to LIVE OUT practically who we really ARE positionally in Christ.www.CFBCSTL.org

"Deuteronomy — Bible Survey"



Description:Randy Kirkland teaches the book of Deuteronomy in the CFBC "Bible Survey" class. In this overview, he shows the wonderful importance of this book & understanding the original context in which it was written. www.CFBCSTL.org

"The Valley of Dry Bones — Regeneration: The Act of God Alone in Giving Life to Dead Sinners"

Ezekiel 37:1-10


Description:In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on Ezekiel's vision of the Valley of Dry Bones. And he shows that God powerfully gives life to the dead.1) the utter ruin of man2) the sovereign regeneration from Godwww.CFBCSTL.org

"A True Christian's Autobiography"

Philippians 1:21


Description:In this sermon, Tom Rayborn, CFBC's pastoral intern, preaches Philippians 1:21 and shows that TO LIVE is Christ and TO DIE is Gain!Listen to this message & download the PDF outline below. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Numbers — Bible Survey"



Description:In this Family Bible Hour Study, shepherd-elder, Randy Kirkland, teaches through the book of Numbers and gives the overview of the book and many practical implications for us as the people of God.Download the PDF handout below.

"Who Is This Jesus? Jesus Christ: The Son of David and Lord Over All!"

Luke 20:41-44


Description:In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues to preach through the Gospel of Luke & here looks at the Passion Week of our Lord. This section is when Jesus asks the Jewish leaders whose son the Messiah is -- David's! But Messiah is NOT ONLY the son of David; He's David's Lord & sovereign One over all! Implication? Bow before Him! Believe in Him! Surrender to Him! And live!www.CFBCSTL.org

"What Are the Marks of a Life Utterly Devoted to Jesus Christ?"

Philippians 1:21-26


Description:Pastor Geoff teaches on the 5 marks of a life utterly devoted to Jesus Christ -- from the text in Philippians 1:21-26.www.CFBCSTL.org

"An Intriguing Question on Marriage, the Resurrection & the Afterlife!"

Luke 20:27-40


Description:In this sermon, Pastor Geoff teaches on the odd, hypothetical question that the Sadducees raise to Jesus in order to show that his doctrine of the resurrection is totally illogical & foolish. Jesus responds with brilliant directness & clarity. He shows that there IS a future resurrection and He shows it with a theological argument and an exegetical (biblical) argument. Learn from our Savior and see how masterful and clear He responds to those who posed this question to Him.www.CFBCSTL.org

"Leviticus - Bible Survey"



Description:In this message, Randy Kirkland walks through the Book of Leviticus and shows the paramount importance of this book in knowing the Holiness of God, the sinfulness of sin, and the atonement that He accomplishes for sinners!Download the PDF full outline/notes below.

"You Can Rejoice Knowing that Everything Will Work Out for Your Deliverance on That Final Day!"

Philippians 1:18-20


Description:Pastor Geoff Kirkland continues the exposition through Philippians and shows how Paul has the all-consuming ambition to 'magnify Christ in his body.' He provides 3 ways that he can rejoice -- even in his suffering -- because he knows ALL things will turn out for his deliverance...1. through the prayers of the saints2. through the provision of the Spirit3. through the priority of magnifying Christwww.CFBCSTL.org/sermons

"A Loaded Political Question & A Brilliant Spiritual Answer!"

Luke 20:20-26


Description:Pastor Geoff teaches on the political question that the Jewish 'spies' bring to Jesus: "Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar?"Jesus replies with a most profound and beautiful word that takes the discussion to an entirely different plane altogether -- away from the political (only) but to the spiritual. Give to Caesar what he deserves and demands. Give to God all that He deserves & demands -- and that's all that we are and all that we have!www.CFBCSTL.org

"Exodus -- Bible Survey"



Description:In this message, Randy Kirkland teaches an overview of the book of Exodus. Moses wrote this book and it conveys the sheer, miraculous deliverance that Yahweh gives to His people Israel from the cruel bondage they faced in Egypt. 1. Journeying TO Sinai (Ex 1-18)2. While AT Sinai (Ex 19-40)Download the full PDF notes below. www.CFBCSTL.org

"How Does Suffering Advance the Gospel?"

Philippians 1:12-18


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on how suffering advances the gospel. This paragraph provides 3 important reasons why this can be the case. www.CFBCSTL.org

"A Parable of the Wicked Vine-Growers & the Inevitable Judgment that Will Come to All Who Reject Christ"

Luke 20:9-19


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on the story (parable) of the wicked vine-growers who worked the owner's vineyard and mistreated the slaves he repeatedly sent over and over and over. All this symbolized the history of Israel and their rejection of God and of His Beloved Son, Jesus the Messiah. See the story about IsraelSee the prophecy about ChristSee the judgment on unbelieversBe warned! Don't trip over this Stone who is Christ and be judged! Don't let Him fall on you in utter judgment & irresistible wrath! Come to Christ, the Beloved Son and know Him as Savior!www.CFBCSTL.org

"Genesis -- Bible Survey"



Description:This message begins the lengthy series on "Bible Survey" that we'll launch for the 4PM Family Bible Hour class. In this hour, you'll hear the overview of Genesis -- the book of Beginnings. You'll learn about the literal, 6-day, 24-hour creation account by God (Gen 1-2), Adam and Eve, sin's entrance into the world, the worldwide flood, and God's sovereign choosings and covenant with Abraham and with his seed. www.CFBCSTL.org Download the pdf outline below.

"Lessons on How to Pray for Your Church"

Philippians 1:9-11


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on Paul's prayer for the Philippian church from 1:9-11. In this section, pastor Geoff shows how we can learn 5 lessons from Paul's prayer.O God -- grow us to be more...1. Loving2. Discerning3. Blameless4. Serving5. God-GlorifyingListen to this exposition & let us take God's Words (from 1:9-11) and use them as our own prayer for our own church!www.CFBCSTL.org

"Restoring a Sinning Brother in the Church: Your Duty, Privilege, and Adequacy to Help Others in Sin."

Galatians 6:1-2


Description:Pastor Geoff teaches Galatians 6:1-2 and shows the believers' duty, privilege, and adequacy (competency) to help others who are caught in a trespass. Listen to this study that works phrase by phrase (even word by word) through these important verses. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Who Gave Jesus His Authority? A Controversy With the Jewish Scholars"

Luke 20:1-8


Description:In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the verse by verse study through the Gospel of Luke (and, the Passion Week) and here we see Jesus confronted by the Jewish elite -- an official delegation of rabbinical scholars. And Jesus totally baffles them and confounds them and traps those who came to trap Him!This sermon traces what happens and shows that Jesus does, in fact, have all authority!

"Let Us Grow in Genuine Love for the Believers as Our Love is Centered on the Gospel"

Philippians 1:7-8


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches the Word of God from Philippians 1:7-8 where Paul expresses genuine care and tender affection for all of the believers in Philippi.How can we learn from Pastor Paul and grow in our genuine love for one another...1. Think intentionally about the brethren2. Serve consistently with the brethren3. Care affectionately for the brethrenListen to this sermon flesh out these three ways that we can grow in our genuine love for all of the believers at CFBC.www.CFBCSTL.org

"Jesus Clears the Temple: God's Judgment on False Religion!"

Luke 19:45-48


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches Luke 19:45-48 on the text where Jesus clears the Temple courts and casts out all those buying and selling in the House of God. This is a full-blown judgment on false worship -- the Pharisaical and Sadducean worship system of works-righteousness and greed in ancient Israel. Behold the glory of Christ in His magnificent power & Messianic authority!www.CFBCSTL.org

"What Are the Marks of True Conversion?"

Selected Scriptures


Description:In this message, Randy Kirkland goes through the book of 1 John and other Scriptures to show what are some of the marks that flow from a truely converted soul.These marks don't save, nor do they contribute to salvation, nor do they keep us saved. But true conversion will always result in fruit that is demonstrable. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Thank Your God for His Work in Your Salvation ... From Beginning to End!"

Philippians 1:6


Description:Pastor Geoff continues the exposition thru Philippians and shows how this section (vv.3-8) deals with Paul speaking of WHY he prays for the Philippian believers. He gives thanks to God for them (v.3). Verse 6 is a triumphant theological reality but it's inseparably linked to prayer. This verse teaches us 3 reasons why Paul gives thanks...1. Your salvation STARTED WITH GOD.2. Your salvation IS SUSTAINED BY GOD.3. Your salvation IS SECURE IN GOD.www.CFBCSTL.org