Sermons on Numbers

Sermons on Numbers

Plan A or Plan B? (26 min)

Shad Kember preaches on the choice of 2.5 Israelite tribes to stay on the wrong side of Jordan, instead of dwelling in the Promised Land. God had “Plan A” for them, but they wanted “Plan B”. How often in our own lives do we resist God’s plan and try and go our own way? Reading: Numbers 32:1-23, 25, 27, 31-32. (Message preached at Stark Road Gospel Hall, 22nd Oct 2016)

A Refreshing Well in the Wilderness (53 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 5 – David Gilliland preaches on well at Beer, where Israel drank refreshing water on their way to the land of promise. Israel’s hinderances included death, defeat, discouragement, and dearth. The dearth was overcome by the well at Beer; a well connected with a gift, a gathering, a getting, and a gladness. Readings: Num 20:22, 28-29, 21:1-3, 10-13, 16-20, 24, 33, 35, 22:1. (Message preached in Portavogie, Northern Ireland) Complete Series: The well…

The Pressure to Go with the Flow (29 min)

Shad Kember preaches on the “pressure to go with the flow” from three examples in the book of Numbers: Caleb and Joshua, the sons of Korah, and Phinehas, all of whom wisely and courageously resisted peer pressure and group think. Readings: Num 14:36-39, 16:31-34, 25:6-9, 26:11. (Message preached at Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 23rd Oct 2016)

Feasts in Focus (57 min)

PART 2 – Tom Bentley (1924-2011) preaches on the subject of the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly responsibilities of the children of Israel in relation to offerings and feasts, bringing out practical teaching along the way. Readings: Numbers Ch 28 and 29. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, 2002) (Photo: Israel)

Egypt to Canaan (Part 7)

PART 7 of 7 – In the final part of this series, John Grant preaches a message on the group of tribal kings that set out to try and stop Israel entering the land. The king of Edom, Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan and others. These kings represent enemies that try to defeat us in our Christian walk and progress, enemies such as the flesh, materialism, ease and strife. Another powerful and helpful study from author…

Egypt to Canaan Part 6 (52 min)

PART 6 of 7 – John Grant takes up the story of Korah’s rebellion in Numbers 16, the only incident recorded in the 38 years between Israel’s refusal to enter the land, and their eventual recommencing of the journey to Canaan. How solemn. 38 years with nothing of value for God. Mr Grant warns of the danger of prayerless, worshipless and powerless Christians in our own day and draws numerous practical lessons from this important passage of Scripture. Reading: Num…

Egypt to Canaan – Part 5 (47 min)

PART 5 of 7 – Another mighty message from John Grant in his series dealing with the journey of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land. In this session he takes up the heart-breaking story of Israel’s refusal to go into the land, even though they saw the grapes and heard the exhortations of Caleb and Joshua. They did not go in because of fear and unbelief, more influenced by the 10 other spies. Mr Grant draws out the lessons…

Egypt to Canaan – Part 4 (58 min)

PART 4 of 7 – John Grant continues his series of sermons on the journey of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land by looking at the “preparations for the journey” that God outlined for Moses and the people in the early chapters of Numbers. God gave them a number of responsibilities as follows: Numbers Ch 1 – The responsibility for combat; Ch 2 the responsibility to camp; Chs 3-4 the responsibility to carry; Chs 5-8 the responsibility to be…

Faithfulness and Failure in the Wilderness (46 min)

Egypt to Canaan (Part 5) – Eugene Higgins preaches on 4 stand-out instances of Israel’s failure in the wilderness, each of which sees some individuals marked by faithfulness instead. A failure in obedience (the spies), a failure in submission (Korah), a failure in separation (Baal-Peor), and a failure in wholeheartedness (the 2.5 tribes who stayed east of Jordan). Some challenging lessons lie in these things that were “written for our learning”. Readings: Num 13:33, 14:1-9, 16:1-7, 25:1-5, 26:9-11, 32:1-8 (Message…

Israel Shall Dwell Alone (38 min)

Tom West preaches on the Israel’s separation as a picture of ours. He takes up the subject under three headings: the strangeness, strength and sufficiency of separation. Israel’s walk and worship were designed to be different to the surrounding nations. “Dwelling alone” and not intermingling meant they remained strong and retained their identity. In this difficult path, God promised to meet all their needs. Readings: Exod 34:11-17, Num 22:1-2, 5-6, 23:7-10, Deut 7:1-6, 17:14-15. (Message preached 10th May 2018)

Moses – Rebellious Relatives (26 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the plots against Moses from his sister and brother (Numbers Ch 12) and his cousin (Ch 16). The two passages are compared and similarities noted. Marked by jealousy, discontentment and hunger for power, Miriam and Korah took on the leadership of Israel with disastrous results. (Message preached 11th Jan 2015)

The Feast of Trumpets (48 min)

PART 5 – John Stubbs preaches on Israel’s fifth annual feast, “The Feast of Trumpets”. This is the first of the last 3 feasts which all have a future fufillment. The feast points to the coming of the Lord and the regathering of the nation of Israel. Readings: Lev 23:22-25, Num 10:1-10.

The Deadly Sin of Jealousy (49 min)

Philip Kaye preaches on the sin of Miriam and Aaron in Numbers 12. Behind their complaint against Moses in connection with marriage lay a deeper issue – a jealous and critical spirit, bent on bringing him down from the position that God had given him. A challenging message on how jealousy and bitterness can hinder an assembly’s progress (Message preached 16th Feb 2012)

Egypt to Canaan Part 4 (40 min)

John Stubbs preaches on the “bread from heaven”, know as “Manna” in the Old Testament book of Numbers. From the Manna Mr Stubbs draws pictures of Christ and lessons for the Christian relative to feeding on Him (Message preached on 28th Nov 2006)

Egypt to Canaan Part 2 (34 min)

John Stubbs preaches the gospel from the incident of the “serpent on the pole” from Number Ch 21. This is a striking message drawn from a pivotal narrative recorded during the journey of the children of Israel from Egypt to Canaan (Message preached on 26th Nov 2006)