"Jesus Is Crucified: Jesus Is Shamefully Mocked & He Prayerfully Intercedes for His Own!"

Luke 23:33-38


Description:Pastor Geoff continues the exposition through the Gospel of Luke and here covers the beginning moments when Jesus is crucified. Two robbers are crucified with Him.And when Jesus is nailed to the cross, His priestly, intercessory work takes place. He prays for all of His own when he prays: "Father, forgive them..."This sermon covers some truths about Jesus as we ponder His beauty & glory together...1. Ponder the HUMILITY of Jesus Christ2. Ponder the INTERCESSION of Jesus Christ3. Ponder the SCOFFING at Jesus Christwww.CFBCSTL.org

"Song of Solomon: Satisfying Expressions of Love -- Bible Survey"

Song of Solomon


Description:In this message, shepherd-elder Randy Kirkland teaches an overview & summary of the Song of Solomon. He shows the proper method of hermeneutics and how to understand and enjoy this God-given book!www.CFBCSTL.org

"Guard Who You Follow! Consider the Lost & Ponder Their Everlasting Destruction!"

Philippians 3:17-19


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches the text from Philippians 3:17-19 as Paul pastorally exhorts the congregation to guard who they follow and to emulate him as he pursued Jesus Christ (v.17). Then in verses 18-19 Paul weeps as he considers the lost -- enemies of the cross of Christ! He describes them:-their end is destruction-their god is their appetite-they glory in their shame-their mind is on earthly thingsO let us weep for the lost & pursue them with loving, urgent passion & plead with them -- earnestly warn them! -- to turn from sin and to trust in Christ to escape everlasting torment!www.CFBCSTL.org/sermons

"Ecclesiastes: Enjoy Life! — Bible Survey"



Description:Randy Kirkland surveys the Book of Ecclesiastes with the CFBC flock and shows the proper meaning, interpretation and features of the book. Enjoy your life in the fleeting & passing days in which you live! Though we will never understand the full integrative key, the sovereign plan of God in its entirety, let us trust God, be happy in God, and live life to the fullest!www.CFBCSTL.org/sermons

"Jesus Carries His Cross to the Place of His Execution: The Lamb Led to the Slaughter!"

Luke 23:26-32


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on what it means to "carry one's cross". From this text, Pastor Geoff speaks on:1. the MEANING of carrying one's cross2. the MAN who carried Christ's cross (Simon)3. the MULTITUDE who observed Jesus carrying His cross4. the MANDATE for you to carry your crosswww.CFBCSTL.org

"2 Essentials on the Focused & Strenuous Journey of Sanctification!"

Philippians 3:12-16


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on 2 essentials that Paul gives us from his own pursuit of Christ:1) diligently pursue biblical holiness2) diligently cultivate godly thinkingMay we forget what lies behind and may we strain forward with every ounce of energy toward the goal to receive the prize! May God help us walk in fervent obedience as we serve Him to the max!Make us useful, O God! Make us as holy as justified sinners can possibly be!www.CFBCSTL.org

"Proverbs — Wisdom and Skill for Living: Bible Survey"



Description:Randy Kirkland teaches a survey through the Book of Proverbs and provides much background information to appreciate and benefit and get at the meaning of these Proverbs.www.CFBCSTL.org

"The Sinless Jesus on Trial Before Pilate: Rejected, Condemned, Scourged & Crucified!"

Luke 23:13-25


Description:Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through the Gospel of Luke and preaches on this final phase of Christ's trials before Pontius Pilate. Pilate affirms that Jesus is innocent. The Jews roar for the murderer, Barabbas, to be released and for Jesus to be crucified. Pilate caves and capitulates to the shouts of the crowd and hands Jesus over to be scourged and crucified. www.CFBCSTL.org

"I Want to Know Christ: The Sweetness of Growing in Grace Till Glory!"

Philippians 3:10-11


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches Philippians 3:10-11 and shows the journey of the Christian who is righteous in the merits of Christ (Phil 3:9) in the growth of sanctification...I want to know...1. Jesus Christ2. Spiritual Power3. Fellowship in Sufferingwww.CFBCSTL.org

"Jesus on Trial Before Herod: Unshakably Silent & Shamefully Mocked!"

Luke 23:8-12


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches the portion of the Roman Trials when Christ Jesus stands before Herod Antipas. Herod questions Jesus and after Jesus remains silent, Herod turns to mocking, jeering, and contemptuous behavior toward Christ, the King.This sermon provides 4 features to see in this narrative. www.CFBCSTL.org

"The Heart of the Saving Gospel: How Can a Man Be Righteous Before God?"

Philippians 3:9


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches the very heart of the gospel from Philippians 3:9 -- how can a man be JUST (=righteous) before God?5 affirmations of this only saving message.1. You are Found IN CHRIST (and may be found in Him...)2. You RENOUNCE all Self-Righteousness (not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law)3. You gain CHRIST's Righteousness (but that which is through faith IN CHRIST)4. You Passively Receive it From God (the righteousness which comes FROM GOD...)5. You Receive It By Faith Alone (on the basis of faith...)www.CFBCSTL.org DOWNLOAD the pdf outline below.

"Jesus on Trial Before the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate"

Luke 23:1-7


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on the first phase of the Roman Trials that Jesus will undergo just before He is crucified. This trial is before Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor. In this text, Luke brings out the innocence of Jesus and the glories of our Savior in many ways. Gaze upon Christ and see His innocence and spotlessness as He, the Judge of the World, stands before Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Psalms — The Worship of God! Bible Survey"



Description:This is part 1 of a 2-part study that Randy Kirkland teaches on an overview of the Book of Psalms as he continues teaching through the Bible Survey class at CFBC.www.CFBCSTL.org

"Everything I Earned Is Loss Compared With the Supremacy of Knowing Christ!"

Philippians 3:7-8


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on Philippians 3:7-8 on the verses that Paul says that everything that he had gained (earned) in his own self-righteousness he now considers to be loss -- indeed, he calls it "rubbish/dung!"There's something far greater that every child of God receives -- the knowledge of Jesus Christ the LORD. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Jesus Christ: Your Glorious Savior & Sovereign Judge Subjected to Sinful, Unjust Judges"

Luke 22:63-71


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches through this final phase of the Jewish trials of Jesus Christ. It is just after daybreak, probably about 5 or 6AM and Jesus is now brought before the Council (=Sanhedrin, 71 Jewish 'Supreme Court' leaders) and they will put Jesus on trial so as to attain a charge to then take Him to Pilate.This message covers the trial of Christ. It also surveys the unjust accusations that He faced. This message reveals how we can face unjust and unfair times of suffering/accusations as well.www.CFBCSTL.org

"Job — God Is Sovereign Over Suffering"



Description:Randy Kirkland teaches a survey through the Book of Job and provides the teaching that God is absolutely sovereign over all human suffering. He is powerful. And He is entirely & eternally good.www.CFBCSTL.org

"Credentials or Christ? — Which Is It For You?"

Philippians 3:3-6


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ -- the heart of Pauline theology -- as Philippians 3:3-6 reveals two very different ways of life --- trusting in Christ or trusting in credentials.Verse 3 reveals trust in Christ alone as those who are the "true circumcision" (of the heart). Verses 4-6 shows Paul's list of credentials where he shows the magnitude of his religiosity and how it is all unable to add to or contribute to his saving in any way whatsoever.Salvation is found by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Malachi — Bible Survey"



Description:In this Family Bible Hour study, Randy Kirkland, one of CFBC's elder-shepherds, leads the congregation through the overview, purpose, and themes of the post-exilic book of Malachi.www.CFBCSTL.org

"Peter Denies His Lord: The Danger of Following Jesus at a Distance!"

Luke 22:54-62


Description:Pastor Geoff leads the congregation through the events that transpire in the middle of the night as Jesus is tried before Caiaphas and Peter is, at the same time, outside in the courtyard -- where he will deny his Savior on three different occasions. The events will be laid out under three headings as we go back to this scene and observe the denials of Peter and as we learn from this episode so we can walk closely with Christ, by God's grace, and for His glory. www.CFBCSTL.org

"3 Pastoral Life-Reminders for Every Christian!"

Philippians 3:1-3


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches Phil 3.1-3 and provides 3 life-reminders for every child of God from this text:1. REJOICE! 2. BEWARE!3. KNOW!www.CFBCSTL.org

"Betrayed with a Kiss! The Light of the World Betrayed in the Hour of Darkness!"

Luke 22:47-53


Description:Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition of the Gospel of Luke and paints a full picture of this betrayal-event. All four gospels are brought together and harmonized in this sermon.Judas is the prime example of a false disciple. What a tragedy!What a Savior -- the Light of the world -- rejected by the world but come to seek and save that which was lost!www.CFBCSTL.org

"Bible Survey -- Zechariah, Part 2"

Zechariah 7-14


Description:In this family bible hour study, shepherd-elder Randy Kirkland teaches on the Book of Zechariah. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Living By Heavenly Wisdom!"

James 3:13-18


Description:In this message, Tom Rayborn, CFBC's pastoral-intern, preaches on heavenly wisdom vs. earthly wisdom. May God's Word sink deep into our hearts that we would live our lives by God's wisdom and God's ways -- by His grace -- and for His glory!

"Your Savior's Fervent Prayer in the Garden: Pray that You May Not Enter Into Temptation!"

Luke 22:39-46


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on the Garden of Gethsemane narrative when our Lord agonizes in prayer just hours before the cross. In the Garden, he pours out His soul to the Father and begs that the "cup" may pass from Him. This message focuses on the glorious Savior that we worship -- he is a suffering Savior, a praying Savior, a compassionate Savior, and a praiseworthy Savior!And he drank the cup -- the cup of God's almighty wrath -- for His people. He quenched God's thunderous wrath aimed at sinners! He took it all for us!Consider this text and rest in God's great love for His people!www.CFBCSTL.org

"Zechariah 1-6 - Bible Survey"

Zechariah 1-6


Description:In this message, Randy Kirkland teaches a genearl survey of the book of Zechariah and specifically looks at the first portion of this prophecy.

"Hope for the Discouraged!"



Description:In this study, Randy Kirkland provides biblical counseling truths for those who battle discouragement. The Book of Haggai is a wonderful help to those who are struggling. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Personal Evangelism"

Selected Scriptures


Description:In this family bible hour class, Al Baker teaches on 'personal evangelism.' In fact, he specifically speaks about door-to-door evangelism. He speaks very practically about how to do this and some ways to bring the gospel into these conversation with your neighbors. www.CFBCSTL.org

"The Love of God"

Romans 5:1-10


Description:Al Baker preaches Romans 5:1-10 and speaks on the great love of God and how we as believers should take this divine love that has been given to us and we should proclaim that to those around us!www.CFBCSTL.org

"10 Marks of a Revival Culture"



Description:In this message, Al Baker walks through the Book of Acts and shows what a "revival culture" looks like. He sums it up in 10 marks.

"Gaining an Intolerable Burden"

Selected Scriptures


Description:In this message, Al Baker starts the day of revival teaching & prayer by teaching on what it is for us to gain an intolerable burden.

"Making Your Church a House of Prayer for the Nations"

Selected Scriptures


Description:In this final session, Al Baker taught on what it means to have a church as a house of prayer or all nations. Al gave 2 foundational building blocks and then 12 essential stones in the strong house of prayer. Listen & be blessed. www.CFBCSTL.org

"A Brief History of Revival & The Need for Desperation!"

Luke 24:44-49


Description:In this hour and a half message, Al Baker (with Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship) speaks from Luke 24 and also provides a brief sketch of the history of Revival in our land. Listen to how God has worked and how God is ABLE to work. Let us also gain a sense of great desperation so that we would pray with mighty boldness & unstoppable zeal for God to pour out His Holy Spirit upon us and save many souls!www.CFBCSTL.org

"Epaphroditus: Let's Learn from a Man Who Risked His Life to Serve Christ!"

Philippians 2:25-30


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches Philippians 2:25-30 on the man Epaphroditus -- and how he risked everything for the service of Christ, of Paul, and for the advance of the gospel. This is a wonderful biographical text of Scripture where Paul paints this man and fellow laborer in high regards. And he serves as a fitting model for us to emulate as we pursue Christ. This sermon provides 3 lessons we can learn as we look at Epaphroditus. www.CFBCSTL.org

"3 Crucial Lessons for You to Understand Concerning Difficulties that Come When You're Following Jesus"

Luke 22:31-38


Description:Pastor Geoff teaches through Luke 22:31ff which is the final conversation in Luke's gospel while Jesus is with the eleven disciples still in the Upper Room after they had the Passover Meal and after Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper.The 3 crucial lessons are:1. Satan wants to destroy you2. Jesus powerfully prays for you.3. It will be a fierce ministry before youMay God write His eternal truths upon our hearts as we study God's Word, verse by verse, together.

"Bible Survey - Haggai"



Description:Randy Kirkland, one of CFBC's shepherd-elders, teaches thru the Book of Haggai in this Bible Survey. Listen to the background, the overview, and some specifc points of teaching on this small, yet very important, prophetic book. www.CFBCSTL.org

"A Portrait of Selfless Faithfulness: Learning from Timothy"

Philippians 2:19-24


Description:Pastor Geoff teaches through Philippians 2:19-24 where Paul wishes to send Timothy, his trusted and faithful ministry companion, to the Philippians to encourage them and bring a report back to Paul in Rome.Here we see 5 brushstrokes of ministry faithfulness from the character portrait of Timothy. Let us learn and emulate the godly example of Timothy. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Bible Survey - Esther"



Description:Randy Kirkland teaches through the book of Esther in the continuing study of the Bible Survey. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Learning About True Greatness & Future Rewards in the School of Christ!"

Luke 22:24-30


Description:Pastor Geoff teaches on the text where Christ responds to an angry contention among the 11 disciples in the upper room about 'who is the greatest'. He responds by teachin gon what true godly leadership is and He also promises lavish rewards to those who are faithful in serving Him. www.CFBCSTL.org

"5 Specifics on How to Work Out Your Salvation"

Philippians 2:14-18


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches Philippians 2:14ff. In this text, Paul builds on and provides specific ways that the believers can 'work out your own salvation' (Phil 2.12-13).All of these points in Phil 2:14-18 must be built upon the reality that it is GOD who is first and initially at work in us whereby we are thus enabled to walk in holiness.This sermon presents 5 specifics for us to work out our own salvation.www.CFBCSTL.org

"Bible Survey - Nehemiah"



Description:In this message, Shepherd-elder, Randy Kirkland teaches through the Book of Nehemiah in the Bible Survey class.www.CFBCSTL.org

"The Passover Meal, the Lord's Supper, & Christ's Great Love for You!"

Luke 22:14-23


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on the text when Jesus is in the upper room having the Passover meal with the Twelve. This message brings us into the Jewishness of the feast and brings out the highlighted features of the night:1. The theological moment of the Passover.2. The true meaning of the Passover.3. The tragic betrayer at the Passover.More at www.CFBCSTL.org

"The God-Given Grace & Joyful Necessity of Working Out Your Salvation!"

Philippians 2:12-13


Description:In this message, pastor Geoff provides the context which is absolutely crucial for a proper understanding of the meaning of these verses. Then, he defines what sanctification is and asks what is the believer's role to play in growth in Christlikeness? Should you be passive? Active? Zealous? 'Let go and let God?' Earnestly pursuing holiness?This sermon provides 4 vital characteristics of sanctification. www.CFBCSTL.org

"Bible Survey - Ezra"



Description:In this Family Bible Hour study, Randy Kirkland leads the congregation thru the Bible survey in the book of Ezra.

"Jesus Prepares for the Passover: The Divine Drama of Deliverance!"

Luke 22:1-13


Description:Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition thru the Gospel of Luke and here shows the preparatory events for the Passover meal that Jesus will have with His disciples...We see three factors that set the final Passover narrative in motion:1. See the ferocious determination2. See the false disciple3. See the final dinnerConsider these points as we journey through this text together...www.CFBCSTL.org

"The Glorious Eschatology: All Will Declare that Jesus Christ is LORD!"

Philippians 2:9-11


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on the glorious pronouncement that Jesus Christ is LORD! But how does the Lordship of Christ relate to eschatology (end times)? What does it mean that 'every knee will bow' and 'every tongue will confess' that Jesus Christ is LORD? What about demons, devils, angels, saints, nonbelievers, those in hell? What will they do? Will they all declare Jesus is LORD?This study examines Philippians 2:9-11 and shows how all rational creatures on that future day will most certainly affirm and pronounce that Jesus Christ is LORD!www.CFBCSTL.org

"Bible Survey - 2 Chronicles"

2 Chronicles


Description:In this study, Randy Kirkland surveys the book of 2 Chronicles and brings out some of the highlights and themes of this great book of the Bible.www.CFBCSTL.org

"How We Must Relate to Homosexuals, Those Who Are Transgender & the LGBT Community"

Luke 5:29-32


Description:Pastor Geoff preaches on Luke 5 and answers the question: How must evangelical Christians relate to homosexuals? How must we speak with those who claim to be transgender? How do we engage with the LGBT community? What are we to say? How are we to talk to them? How do we speak the truth in love? This sermon answers the question under 5 headings. 1. Realization2. Celebration3. Instruction4. Compassion5. Convictionwww.CFBCSTL.org

"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