Sermons on John

Sermons on John

God is in Control (32 min)

John Dennison preaches on the 7 times “the Scripture was fulfilled” in John’s Gospel, which encourages us to understand that “God is in control” of the details of our lives. Readings: John 7:40-42. (Recorded in North America, 27th Oct 2019)

Jesus is God ( 21 min)

Dr A.J. Higgins preaches on the proof for the deity of Christ found in the Gospel of John Ch 5.17-21. The Lord Jesus is seen there as having unique ability, unparalleled unity (with His Father), unrivalled capability, uninterrupted intimacy (with His Father), unlimited capacity and unquestionable reliability. (Recorded at the Gospel Hall Toronto Easter Conference, 30th Mar 2024)

The Entrance Hallway to the Gospel of John (25 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the first 18 verses of John Chapter 1, which he calls the “entrance hallway” to the 21 rooms of the Gospel of John. He outlines the designations, the divisions, the diction, the distinctions, the doctrine and the denials of this pivotal section of Holy Scripture. (Recorded at the Belfast Christmas Conference)

The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved (49 min)

John Fleck preaches on the life and service of the “disciple whom Jesus loved”, who was also the writer of the 4th Gospel, John the son of Zebedee and Salome. Readings: John 1:35-39, 13:1, 19:25-27, 21:20-25. (Recorded at Huyton Gospel Hall, Liverpool, 19th Apr 2019)

Christ in the Gospels (52 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on how the 4 Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – present the Lord Jesus Christ. He links each gospel to a different aspect of of the person of Christ, and links the authors of each Gospel to their particular Gospel in fascinating ways. Reading: John 20:30-31, 21:25. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The Presentation of Christ in the Gospels The Presentation of Christ in the Acts of the Apostles The Presentation of Christ…

The Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Christ (34 min)

David Vallance preaches on the events recorded in the last few chapters of the Gospel of John concerning the death, burial, resurrection, appearances, and ascension of Christ back to heaven. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 28th Feb 2015) Complete series: The deity of Christ The virgin birth and humanity of Christ The impeccability of Christ The atonement of Christ Christ’s death, resurrection and ascension Christ at the right hand of God and returning Christ in the garden of Gethsemane

The Deity of Christ (42 min)

David Vallance preaches on the deity of Christ. He takes up Christ’s pre-existence, His title “only begotten” and “first-begotten”, and the “I am” titles in John’s gospel. Reading: John 1:1-18. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 28th Feb 2015) Complete series: The deity of Christ The virgin birth and humanity of Christ The impeccability of Christ The atonement of Christ Christ’s death, resurrection and ascension Christ at the right hand of God and returning Christ in the garden of Gethsemane  

Jacob’s Well Compared to the Lord Jesus’s Well (59 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 6 – David Gilliland preaches on the story of the Lord Jesus, weary with His journey, sitting on Jacob’s well and revealing Himself to the woman of Samaria. After a look at the theme of water in the Gospel of John. Mr Gilliland draws contrasts between Jacob’s well and “Jesus’s well” – the living water that springs up on the inside of believers in Christ. Reading: John 4:1-7. (Message preached in Portavogie, Northern…

The Father Himself (48 min)

In the first of a 3 part series on “Resources in the Trinity”, David Gilliland preaches on “the Father Himself”. From John’s Gospel he shows that the Father has resources for our every need. The Father’s heart, house, hearing, hands, husbandry, helper, holiness, hedge and honour. Readings: John 12:26, 14:2-3, 16-17, 25-26, 15:1-3, 8, 16:23-24, 26-28, 17:11-13. (Message preached in Ontario, Canada) Complete series: The Father Himself Jesus Himself The Spirit Himself

4 Marked Out Men in John’s Gospel (27 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on 4 marked out men in the gospel of John. “One of the officers” (18:22), “one of the servants” (18:26), “one of the soldiers” (19:34) and “one of the 12” (20:24). Lessons are drawn from each one, in relation to sinners, saints, the Scriptures and the Saviour respectively. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 25th June 2023) (Photo: a street in Jerusalem)

The Old Testament in John (63 min)

David Gilliland preaches on how the Lord Jesus expounds the Old Testament Scripture in the Gospel of John. He highlights the finality of Scripture, the function of Scripture and the fulness of Scripture in this Gospel. Readings: John 2:20-22, 7:37-39, 10:33-36, 12:14-16, 20:8-10. (Message preached in North America) Complete series: How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Matthew How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Mark How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Luke How the Lord…

The Great Commission (32 min)

Jim Allen preaches on the restoration of Peter at the fire on the seashore of Galilee and the commission the Lord gave to both Peter and John. Reading: John 20:15-25. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials – Jim Allen The Crucifixion – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Death and Burial – Jim…

Christ on The Lake Shore (32 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the post-resurrection incident where the Lord Jesus meets His disciples on the shore of Lake Galilee after they have caught 153 fish. Reading: John 21:1-14. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials – Jim Allen The Crucifixion – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Death and Burial – Jim Allen…

The Risen Christ (37 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the post-resurrection appearances of Christ to His disciples, especially His interaction with doubting Thomas, who expressed worship to the risen Christ in the famous exclamation “My Lord and My God”. Reading: John 20:10-31. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials – Jim Allen The Crucifixion – Jim Flanigan…

The Empty Tomb (28 min)

Jim Allen preaches on the resurrection of Christ, who rose on the first day of the week leaving an “empty tomb” for the disciples to examine and understand that His prediction had come true and that He really was the Son of God. Reading: John 20:1-18. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil…

Christ’s Death and Burial (34 min)

Jim Allen preaches on the death and burial of the Lord Jesus Christ. John the apostle was there to witness the actual death of Jesus and the proof of it given in the soldier piercing the Lord’s side which brought forth blood and water. Reading: John 19:31-42. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s…

The Crucifixion of Christ (34 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the subject of the crucifixion of Christ. Mr Flanigan for many years led tours to Israel and includes some observations from his visits to Jerusalem in this message. Reading: John 19:19-30. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials – Jim Allen The Crucifixion – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s…

The Civil Trials of Christ (34 min)

Jim Allen preaches on the civil trials of Christ that took place after the Jewish leaders took Him early on the morning of the crucifixion to Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea. Reading: John 18:28-40. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Photo: The “Pilate stone”. Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials – Jim Allen The Crucifixion…

The Religious Trials of Christ (39 min)

Jim Allen preaches on the religious trials of Christ. The Lord endured 6 trials, 3 religious and 3 civil. Here Mr Allen focuses on the Lord being tried by Annas and Caiaphas, and brings in the story of the denials of Peter. Reading John 18:12-27. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Photo: The ruins of Caiaphas’s palace in Jerusalem. Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious…

In The Garden of Gethsemane (28 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the events following the Passover in the Upper Room as the Lord Jesus crossed the brook Kidron and entered into the Garden of Gethsemane, where He anticipated Calvary and was was betrayed by Judas and then arrested. Reading: John 18:1-11. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials –…

Refreshment and Worship at the Meeting Place (38 min)

Jon Procopio preaches on the importance of refreshment and worship at the meeting place, from the story of the woman of Samaria meeting the Lord Jesus at Jacob’s well. Reading: John 4:1-14. (Message preached at Crandon Gospel Hall, Virginia, USA, 2022)

Title in Turmoil (65 min)

PART 4 – David Gilliland preaches on the “feasts of the Jews” in the Gospel of John and develops teaching from the unique perspective given on the feasts in the 4th gospel. Readings: John 2:13-17, 5:1-10, 6:4-5, 7:1-2, 10:22-24, 31-33, 11:55, 12:1-5. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, 2002) (Photo: Israel)

Philip Harding – “Let not your heart be troubled” (27 min)

Philip Harding (1932-2017) grew up in a godly home in South Wales, but in his teen years he learned to gamble, to drink and to dance, though he kept up a respectable image and continued to attend church. But God intervened in his life in January 1951, when a stranger approached young Philip and his friends and challenged them about their sin and danger of judgement. God used this incident to convict Philip of his need of salvation. He was…

When Life Doesn’t Seem Fair (30 min)

Eric Parmenter passes on a word of encouragement from John Ch 11, a chapter in which two sisters, Mary and Martha, are mourning the death of their brother. Their experience highlights 4 problems believers often face in life: the problem of suffering, the problem of delayed answers to prayer, the problem of ‘inequalities’ (perceived unfairness), and finally, the problem of the silence of God. Reading: John 20:30-31 (Message preached at the Vancouver Thanksgiving Conference 2007)

What is “the World”? (48 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the neglected subject of “the world” and the believer’s relation to it. After providing some technical information about the various words used in the New Testament for “world”, Phil deals with 4 items. The believer is “out of the world” in salvation; “in the world” in situation; “not of the world” in sanctification, and “into the world” in service. A helpful, practical and challenging word of ministry. Readings: John 17:4-5, Eph 2:1-2, Rev 12:7-9. (Message preached…

Sign No 8 – The Catch of Fish (38 min)

PART 9 – John Salisbury preaches on the 8th sign in John’s gospel – the miraculous catch of 153 fish. After some introductory remarks about the setting and pairing of the final sign, John divides his remarks into four: the importance of 1. obedience, 2. love for Christ, 3. shepherding and 4. following. He gives an explanation for the counting of the 153 fish, as well as discussing the interplay between two Greek verbs for love (agapao and phileo) in…

Sign No 7 – Raising of Lazarus (44 min)

PART 8 – Gordon Stewart preaches on the 7th sign in John’s gospel – the raising of Lazarus from the dead. This was the pivotal climactic sign that led quickly to the Lord’s crucifixion. After some helpful introductory remarks about the “delays of Christ” in Scripture, Gordon outlines 7 lessons from John Ch 11 in connection with this mighty sign: about Christ’s glory, His promise, His sympathy, His troubled soul, His prayer, His shout of authority, and His worthiness of…

Sign No 6 – The Blind Man (39 min)

PART 7 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on the 6th sign in John’s gospel; the giving of sight to the blind man at the Pool of Siloam in Ch 9. Why did the Lord deal differently with this man, compared to how He dealt with Bartimaeus? Why was he sent to the pool of Siloam, not the pool of Bethesda? After answering these two related questions, Peter looks at a number of theological and practical issues thrown up by this remarkable…

Sign No 5 – The Storm on the Lake (39 min)

PART 6 – Michael Penfold preaches on the 5th sign in John’s gospel, the calming of the storm on the lake (and the walking on the water), from John Ch 6. After an introduction about how John in his first 12 chapters interweaves the “words” and the “works” of the Son, Michael looks at how the 5th sign proves that Jesus is the Son of God. He also explains how God’s dispensational dealings with the nation of Israel are seen…

Sign No 3 – The Lame Man at the Pool (49 min)

PART 4 – Dan Rudge preaches on the third sign in John’s gospel, the healing of the lame man at the pool of Bethesda on the Sabbath day. Dan looks at this sign historically, thematically, dispensationally and practically. The man is a picture of Israel, in his 38 years of weakness and his expressions of unbelief. The act of the Lord in healing the man on the Sabbath was hugely significant and led to the persecution of the Lord and…

Jeffrey Harrison – The Coming of the Lord (40 min)

Jeffrey Harrison (1909-1990) grew up in a religious home in the North West of England, but was not converted until he heard the gospel in his late teens. Soon after WW2 he launched forth in full time preaching and teaching. Working with a Gospel Tent and a caravan in the country of Norfolk, he saw numerous souls saved and a few assemblies established. Back in Merseyside in 1960 he began to travel widely expounding the scriptures. He was well versed…

Sign No 2 – The Nobleman’s Son (37 min)

PART 3 – David West preaches on the second sign in John’s gospel, the “healing at a distance” of the nobleman’s son (4:43-54). After some introductory remarks about the fact that the 8 signs in John’s gospel are written as an inversion of 4 pairs, David points out the main features of the sign. David believes 1. the nobleman was a Gentile, and 2. all Gentiles are healed at a distance (Centurion’s servant, Syrophenician’s daughter etc.). The sign is a…

Sign No 1 – Water into Wine (31 min)

PART 2 – Jim Flanigan preaches on the first sign that the Lord Jesus performed – turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana of Galilee – a sign that “manifested the Lord’s glory”. This and the signs that follow in the gospel of John give proof to the Lord’s claim to the the Son of God from heaven and were written that people might believe.

The 8 Signs in John’s Gospel – Introduction (45 min)

PART 1 – Mervyn Hall introduces the 8 signs in John’s gospel by asking three questions: “What is a sign?”, “What are the signs in John?”, and “What is the purpose of the signs in John?” He works through the signs giving their significance and both their evidential and evangelistic purpose as part of John’s great intention: “These things are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God and that believing you might have…

How to Know The Lord Better (35 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on 4 people in John’s gospel who “knew the Lord”, even though the world did not know Him. Why did they know the Lord and not others? The servants knew because when Christ said “do” they did it (2:9) The nobleman knew because when Christ said “go” he went (4:53) The blind man knew, because when Christ said “wash” he washed (9:25) Martha knew because when Christ said “remove the obstacle” it was removed (11:22) If we…

Even So Send I You (48 min)

After showing how the Upper Room appearance of the Lord in John 20 is a picture of the local assembly, Ian Jackson preaches a powerful and challenging message on how to serve God when He sends us…with a “consecrated heart”, with an “undivided loyalty”, within a “separated pathway”, with a “submissive mind”, and with the “strengthening of the assembly” in view (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 22nd April 2019)

In the Beginning Was the Word (48 min)

Dan Rudge expounds the first 18 verses of John’s gospel (John 1:1-18). He explains that the passage has a chiastic structure that makes vvs12-13 the centre of the passage. He addresses a number of important issues throughout his thorough exposition: when was “in the beginning”?; what is the significance of “the logos”?; why would “the Word was a god” be an inadmissible translation in v1?; and what does “grace for grace” mean? (Message preached 18th Oct 2018)

Christ in the Gospel of John (43 min)

Peter Scarsbrook preaches on “Christ in the Gospel of John”. After some introductory remarks, Peter takes up numerous statements that other people made about Christ, starting with the words of John the Baptist in John Ch 1. Through these positive and negative comments, a portrait of the Son of God is brought before the hearer (Message preached 28th Sept 2017)

Christ on the Mount of Olives (38 min)

Thomas West preaches on the topic of the Mount of Olives in relation to the Lord Jesus. The Mount of Olives is where the Lord “went apart”, was “alone”, was “arrested”, from where he “ascended” and to where He will “arrive” on His return. An instructive and practical look at this interesting subject. Readings: John 7, Matt 26, Acts 1 and Zech 14 (Message preached May 11th 2017)

An Overview of the Gospel of John (46 min)

Gordon Stewart gives an overview of the gospel of John. He highlights John’s content, context and purpose as he sets out the themes and format of the 4th gospel. He speaks of Christ as the soul winner (Chs 1-4), the Shepherd (Chs 5-12), the School teacher (Chs 13-17) and the Sacrifice (Chs 18-21) before rounding off his message with a look at the glory of Christ in the gospel (Message preached 25th Feb 2016)

Lessons from the Feeding of the 5,000 (47 min)

Dan Rudge preaches on the feeding of the 5,000 from the Gospel of John. He works through John 6:1-13 drawing out numerous spiritual truths and practical lessons for his audience. Faced with an overwhelming need and a scant supply, take encouragement from what the Lord is able to do! (Message preached 26th June 2014)

The Glory and Majesty of Christ (23 min)

Mervyn Hall speaks on the “glory of Christ” under 3 headings: His essential glory, His official glory and His moral glory. Starting in John 17 and drawing from other sections of John’s gospel, Mervyn gives a helpful overview of this grand subject that will reward further meditation, exploration and development (Message preached 27th Oct 2013)

Zacharias, Elizabeth and John the Baptist (34 min)

Alan Barber preaches on the lives and testimonies of Zacharias and Elizabeth, and their son John the Baptist. He challenges his audience with various features of their godly lives and draws lessons from incidents connected with these three characters in the gospels of Luke and John (Message preached 2nd May 2013)

The High Priestly Ministry of Christ (40 min)

HIGH PRIESTLY MINISTRY OF CHRIST – Gordon Stewart handles the ascension of Christ and His high priestly ministry in heaven. He gives insights from Christ’s prayer in John 17 and from the the High Priest in Exod 28 (Message preached 26th March 2009)

That They May Be One (40 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the meaning of the statement ‘That they may be one’ (from John 17) and gives a much-needed warning against the Ecumenical Movement, which misuses this statement of Christ (Ministry given in Bicester, Easter 7th April 2007)