2022

2022

How Do We Know the Bible Has 66 Books? (50 min)

In the fifth of a 7-part series on “How we got our Bible”, Mervyn Hall deals with the topic of canonisation and answers the question “How do we know the Bible has 66 books? Readings: Gal 6:14-16, Luke 11:45-51, 24:25-27, 44, 2 Pet 3:1-3, 14-16, 1 Tim 5:17-18, 1 Cor 13:8-10. (Message preached in Huyton Gospel Hall, Liverpool) Complete series: Part 1 – God has spoken: the nature of divine revelation Part 2 – William Tyndale: to scatter darkness by…

Great Gospel Words – Remission (43 min)

In the first of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of the remission, pardon and forgiveness of sins. Readings: Matt 26:26-28, Heb 10:12-18 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption

The Call of Abram (44 min)

THE WORLD’S 7 GREAT CRISES Jeffrey Harrison (1909-1990) preaches on the subject of “the call of Abram”. Abram’s call and sojourn takes place between crisis 3 (Babel) and crisis 4 (Egypt) and sees the beginning of the nation of Israel, who will be pivotal to all of God’s dealings ever after. Readings: Heb 11:8-22. (Message preached in King’s Square Gospel Hall, King’s Square, Gloucester, UK, 11th Feb 1965). (Photo: Beersheba, Israel) Complete series: Part 1 – The Survey of God’s…

Has the Bible Been Changed? (48 min)

In the fourth of a 7-part series on “How we got our Bible”, Mervyn Hall answers the question “Has the Bible been changed?” How do we know that the Bible we have in our hands is the same as was originally given by God? Is our Bible reliable? Mr Hall shows that Scripture’s preservation is defined in the Word of God; preservation is the deliberate work of God; preservation is a demonstration of the wisdom of God; and preservation is…

I’ll Tell You When We Get Home (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on “I’ll tell you when we get home”, highlighting “Someone who lives forever”, “something that lasts forever”, and “somewhere to dwell forever” from the Hebrew epistle. Readings: Heb 7:25, 10:32, 34, 13:10-14. (Message preached in Newtownstewart, Northern Ireland, 1st Jan 2015)

The Tower of Babel (53 min)

THE WORLD’S 7 GREAT CRISES Jeffrey Harrison (1909-1990) preaches on the subject of the “the Tower of Babel”. This is the world’s 3rd great crisis. In the 1st crisis, man lost God’s presence and his flesh was enslaved by Satan. In the 2nd crisis, man lost possession of the earth after an effort was made by Cain to refine man’s flesh. In the 3rd crisis, man loses relationship with his fellow man when languages are confused, after Nimrod had sought…

What Legacy Are You Leaving Behind? (29 min)

Albert Hull (1936-2015) preaches on the challenging topic of legacy. In his final epistle, written in jail to Timothy, Paul urges him to be a devoted soldier, a disciplined athlete, a diligent farmer and a dedicated workman. What legacy are you leaving behind? Readings: 2 Tim 2:1-15, 19-26. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel hall, Livonia, Michigan, USA, 21 Oct 1995).

The Deluge (36 min)

THE WORLD’S 7 GREAT CRISES Jeffrey Harrison (1909-1990) preaches on the subject of the “the Deluge”, more commonly known as “Noah’s flood”. This is the world’s 2nd great crisis. He outlines the reasons for the flood and gives his view that the sons of God in Genesis Ch 6 were not angels. Readings: Genesis 4:17-25, 5:15-32, 6:1-8 (Message preached in King’s Square Gospel Hall, King’s Square, Gloucester, UK, 9th Feb 1965). Complete series: Part 1 – The Survey of God’s…

Is the Bible Divinely Inspired? (48 min)

In the third of a 7-part series on “How we got our Bible”, Mervyn Hall preaches on how God actually gave Scripture to us. He takes up the principle, the pattern, the paradox, the proofs, the point, and the period of divine inspiration. Readings: 2 Tim 3:14-17. 2 Pet 1:12-21, 1 Cor 2:10-14a, Psa 19:7-11 (Message preached in Huyton Gospel Hall, Liverpool) Complete series: Part 1 – God has spoken: the nature of divine revelation Part 2 – William Tyndale:…

The Two Seeds (44 min)

THE WORLD’S 7 GREAT CRISES Jeffrey Harrison (1909-1990) preaches on the subject of the “two seeds” in Scripture, the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman. These seeds were spoken of by the Lord just after the world’s first great crisis in Eden. The two seeds are seen in Cain and Abel’s lives, which set the tone for the battle of the ages that runs through the Bible. The “darnel” Mr Harrison refers to is the weed…

William Tyndale: To Scatter Darkness by His Light (40 min)

In the second of a 7-part series on “How we got our Bible”, Mervyn Hall preaches on the life and work of William Tyndale (1494-1536): the man, his mission, his mandate, his method, his message, his motive, his martyrdom and the mark he left on history. Reading: 2 Tim 2:7-9. (Message preached in Huyton Gospel Hall, Liverpool) Complete series: Part 1 – God has spoken: the nature of divine revelation Part 2 – William Tyndale: to scatter darkness by His…

A Survey of God’s Prophetic Programme (48 min)

THE WORLD’S 7 GREAT CRISES Jeffrey Harrison (1909-1990) preaches on God’s programme for the ages (see original flyer below). Starting with creation and the rebellion of Lucifer, Mr Harrison proceeds to explain how biblical history can only be understood when Israel, the church and the nations are clearly distinguished (Message preached in King’s Square Gospel Hall, King’s Square, Gloucester, UK, 5th Feb 1965). Complete series: Part 1 – The Survey of God’s Purpose Part 2 – Gospel meeting – The…

A Funeral Like No Other (17 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the unique funeral of the Monarch of the ages, our Lord Jesus Christ, outlining 5 unique aspects of the funeral of the King of Kings. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 18 Sept 2022)

How Did We Get Here? (61 min)

David Vallance asks “How did we get here?” in reference to the morally corrupt state of affairs in Western culture. He traces history from pre-modern, through modern, to the postmodern/woke era, examining the lives and philosophies of Rousseau, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche and Freud along the way. He covers issues such as tolerance, identity politics, intersectionality, gender dysphoria, homosexuality and transgenderism, bringing biblical teaching to bear on each. Reading: Gen 1:26-28 (Message given 13th July 2022 in Stark Road Gospel Hall,…

“If you want to see grandad again you’ll need to be saved” (11 min)

Glenn Moore grew up hearing the gospel in Bracondale Gospel Hall in Toronto, Canada (above), knowing he was a sinner and fearing being left behind when the Lord comes. In April 1966 at the Toronto Easter Conference, he spoke to Harold Paisley about his desire to be saved. Listen to hear how the Lord used 1 John 1:7 to bring light to Glenn’s soul. (Testimony given at Blue River Gospel Hall Conference, Wisconsin, 2008)

How I Learned to Pray (5 min)

Mr Robert McPheat (1933-1990) was converted at the age of 14 in 1947. Baptised and received into the assembly in Plains, Scotland, young Robert was greatly helped in his early days by his spiritual father, Mr John King. In a message on the life of Abraham’s wife Sarah, given in Crowle Gospel Hall in April 1984, Mr McPheat told the story of how he learned to pray in the days soon after he was saved, while working as a coal…

“It was for me, yes all for me” (7 min)

The gospel came to Blue River, Wisconsin, in the autumn of 1932 and souls were saved. In 2008 Brent Studnicka gave his testimony of salvation at the Blue River conference and reflected on where he might have been had the gospel never come to his home. Listen to hear how Brent was saved as a teenager partly through the verse of a well know hymn “Was it for me for me alone?”.

God Has Spoken – The Nature of Divine Revelation (43 min)

In the first of a 7-part series on “How we got our Bible”, Mervyn Hall preaches on the nature of divine revelation – how God reveals Himself to humanity – most especially how He reveals Himself in the inspired written Word of God. Readings: Heb 1:1-3, John 1:1-12, Psa 119:105, 19:1-3, 7-11, 2 Pet 1:19-21, Jas 1:21-25. (Message preached in Huyton Gospel Hall, Liverpool) Complete series: Part 1 – God has spoken: the nature of divine revelation Part 2 –…

Never, Never, Never Give Up (50 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the need for perseverance in the Christian life and the need for believers in Christ to press on rather than give in. Readings: Heb 1:10-12, 6:18-20, 12:2, 12-13, 27-29, 13:7-9. (Message preached in Northern Ireland).

“I feared my parents, and therefore I feared God” (5 min)

Philip Pancake’s parents were saved when evangelist Robert Surgenor brought the gospel to the town of New Creek in West Virginia, USA, in the 1970’s. As they raised Philip in the fear of God, his heart was soft towards the gospel, and the Lord saved him as a child a quarter a century after his parents. Reading: Prov 23:14. (Message preached at Blue River, Wisconsin, USA, 2008)

“I know how to do this. I can get saved whenever I feel like it” (6 min)

Jonathan Ward was a “preacher’s kid”. He knew the gospel well, so he thought. “I know how to do this. I can get saved whenever I feel like it.” But when it came to it, he found what the Bible says about the human heart is true – we are all in the dark by nature, and it needs the illuminating work of the Holy Spirit to bring about salvation. Reading: Isa 53:5-6. (Message preached in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA,…

What is Wrong with the World? (41 min)

Mervyn Hall speaks on the frequently asked question “What is wrong with the world?” The current economic, familial and racial crises have been around since the dawn of time, but they are not THE problem. They are symptoms the actual “root problem”, which is diagnosed by Paul in the Bible book of Romans. Readings: Rom 3:10-19, 1 Tim 1:15. (Message preached 4th Sept 2022 in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall)

The Christian and the Will of God (50 min)

John Fleck concludes his series of helpful messages for new believers by taking up the matter of the Christian and the will of God – knowing the will of God and doing the will of God. Readings: Mark 3:31-33, Rom 12:1-2, 1 Pet 3:17, 4:1-4a, 19, 1 Thess 4:2-3, 8, 5:17-18 (Message preached in Ballymena, 2017)

Gender Distinctives in Scripture (60 min)

John Fleck continues his series of messages for new believers with a look at what the Bible says about gender distinctives: in present day culture, in creation, in constitution, in characteristics, in contributions in the home and the assembly. Readings: Gen 1:26-28, 2:8, 18-24a. (Message preached in Ballymena, 2017)

Fellowship in a Church of God (55 min)

John Fleck continues his series of messages for new believers with a look at the truth of the local assembly – what it is, how it functions and helpful associated themes. Readings: 1 Cor 1:1-10, 10:16-22, 31, 14:16-19, 23a. (Message preached in Ballymena, 2017)

The New Believer (52 min)

John Fleck begins a series of helpful messages for new believers by taking up the themes of assurance, sanctification, the flesh and the spirit, the old and the new man, and the need to set our affections on things above. Readings: Rom 4:24b-5:1, 6:3-5, 11, Gal 2:20, 5:16-18, 24, Eph 4:20-30, Col,3:1-4. (Message preached in Ballymena, 2017)

“My problem was with the word ‘believe’.” (12 min)

Matthew Kundert relates how he was saved as a teenager after a struggle with “how to believe”. He grew up knowing all about the Bible and salvation. He had no problem accepting it all. How then could he “believe” what he already knew, in order to be saved? (Testimony told at the Blue River Gospel Hall conference, Wisconsin, USA, 2009)

Eden as a Picture of the Local Assembly (55 min)

Robert McPheat (1933-1990) preaches on the Garden of Eden as a picture of the local assembly – the planting, the provision, the refreshment, the purpose, the employment etc. Mr McPheat also takes up some of the characters who appear in early Genesis. Readings: selections from the early chapters of Genesis. (Message preached in Crowle Gospel Hall, Worcestershire, UK, April 1984).

PROVERBS: The Scornful Man and His Insolence (44 min)

PART 4 – Walter Boyd preaches on another major character in the book of Proverbs – the “scornful” man who lacks the fear of God and acts accordingly. Beware the scornful attitude of the scorner. Readings: Prov 1:22, 22:15. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands Conference, Malaysia 2004) Full series: The senseless man and his ignorance (David Gilliland) The slothful man and his indolence (Tom Bentley) The simple man and his innocence (John Grant) The scornful man and his impudence (Walter…

PROVERBS: The Simple Man and His Innocence (53 min)

PART 3 – John Grant preaches on another major character in the book of Proverbs – the “simple” man who lacks discernment and wanders into by path meadow. Beware the “innocence” of the simple man. Readings: Prov 1:22, 32, 7:7-23, 8:1, 5-7, 9:4-6, 13-18, 14:15, 18, 19:25-26, 27:12. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands Conference, Malaysia 2004) Full series: The senseless man and his ignorance (David Gilliland) The slothful man and his indolence (Tom Bentley) The simple man and his innocence…

PROVERBS: The Slothful Man and His Indolence (59 min)

PART 2 – Tom Bentley preaches on a major character in the book of Proverbs – the lazy man, called the slothful man in the KJV. He is marked by indolence, neglect and carelessness. Beware the slothful habits of the flesh. Readings: Prov 12:24, 18:9, 21:25, 24:30-34. 26:13-16. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands Conference, Malaysia 2004) Full series: The senseless man and his ignorance (David Gilliland) The slothful man and his indolence (Tom Bentley) The simple man and his innocence…

PROVERBS: The Senseless Man and His Ignorance (47 min)

PART 1 – David Gilliland introduces the book of Proverbs (nature, name, need, nobility and navigation). He then looks at Proverbs Chapter 9 and takes up the theme of “the senseless man and his ignorance”. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands Conference, Malaysia 2004) Full series: The senseless man and his ignorance (David Gilliland) The slothful man and his indolence (Tom Bentley) The simple man and his innocence (John Grant) The scornful man and his impudence (Walter Boyd)

John Thompson – Gospel: “Salvation or Deception” (23 min)

John Thompson (1921-2008) grew up in Northern Ireland and was saved at the age of 16, on 26th Feb 1937. A Policeman, Mr Thompson was used mightily of the Lord, while stationed in Rosslea, Co Fermanagh, to see some of his colleagues saved, among whom were John Rowe, Ernest Gribben and William Nesbitt (to hear the “Rosslea story”, and Mr Thompson’s testimony, click here). In 1951 Mr Thompson turned down promotion in the Royal Ulster Constabulary and went out full…

Alan Parks Hymn Selection (22 min)

A selection of 6 hymns from Alan Parks’s albums: 00.00 – My Redeemer O what beauties 03.50 – O Blessed Lord what hast Thou done 06.44 – Gathered to Thy name Lord Jesus 10.58 – I am waiting for the dawning 14.23 – The crowning day is coming 18.11 – Jesus is coming again To listen to more of Alan Parks’s hymns, check your streaming service or look for MP3 downloads or CDs from your music retailer. Tracks featured here…

Regaining Your First Love (33 min)

David Vallance preaches on regaining your first love. Step one: stop loving yourself. Step two: stop loving the world. Step three: stop trying to manufacture love for God by concentrating on “my love for God”, but rather dwell on God’s love for me. Reading: Rev 1:9-2:7. (Message preached in the USA)

God’s Answer for Stress (61 min)

David Gilliland preaches on “God’s answer for stress”. He takes up the subject under various headings: the commonness of stress, the causes of stress, the complexity of stress, the categories of stress and the control of stress. Readings: John 16:33, Psa 4:1-8 (Message preached in Northern Ireland).

Christ Supreme – in the Parables He Told (31 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on the supremacy of Christ in the parables He told. Does Christ have first place in your life? This is the third part in a series of 3 messages on the supremacy of Christ. Readings: John 13:1-14, Luke 7:37, 40-50, Matt 22:1-5, Luke 19:11-13 (Message preached in Scotland in 2012)

Christ Supreme – in the Lives He Touched (35 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on the supremacy of Christ in the lives He touched. Does Christ have first place in your life? This is the second part in a series of 3 messages on the supremacy of Christ. Readings: Luke 24:13-18, 22:54-62, Mark 3:1-5, John 5:1-9 (Message preached in Scotland in 2012)

Christ Supreme – in the Miracles He Performed (37 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on the supremacy of Christ in the miracles He performed. Does Christ have first place in your life? This is the first part in a series of 3 messages on the supremacy of Christ. Readings: Matt 8:1-3, 16, 23-27, 9:18-19, 23-26 (Message preached in Scotland in 2012)

Creation Topics Part 5 – Science and the Bible (48 min)

Gordon Williams (1942-2018), scientist and Bible teacher, continues his series of messages on “Creation topics”. After looking at astronomy, geology, biology, he takes a look at “science and the Bible” and points to numerous places in the Bible where, by divine inspiration, the Bible has proved itself to be way ahead of the discoveries of science. Reading: 2 Tim 3:16-17. (Message given in Kamloops, Canada, 26th April 2012)

Creation Topics Part 4 – Life (42 min)

Gordon Williams (1942-2018), scientist and Bible teacher, continues his series of messages on “Creation topics” with a look at biology and Darwin’s theory of “evolution by natural selection”. He looks at the Bible concept of “kinds” and relates it to the issue of species and how the theory of evolution totally contradicts true science and the record of Genesis chapter 1. Reading: Gen 1:11-12, 20-31 (Message given in Kamloops, Canada, 25th April 2012)

Gospel Hall Hymn Singing – Part 2 (50 min)

Hymns from Gospel Hall conferences: 00.05 – I am waiting for the dawning 02.55 – There is a land of pure delight 05.32 – I know not when but this I know 08.58 – My Redeemer O what beauties 12.35 – God holds the key to all unknown 14.28 – Great God of wonders 17.36 – When I shall wake in that fair morn of morns 22.59 – The perfect righteousness of God 25.43 – Out of the ivory palaces…

Gospel Hall Hymn Singing – Part 1 (44 min)

Hymns from Gospel Hall conferences: 00.04 – What was it blessed God? 03.16 – I am so glad that our Father in heaven 05.18 – When I survey the wondrous cross 09.25 – O joy of the justified 12.36 – Jesus lover of my soul 17.01 – In the land of fadeless day 19.46 – He’ll come and tarry not 23.15 – Glory to Thee Thou Son of God most high 29.01 – Moment by moment 31.08 – The crowning…

Creation Topics Part 3 – Rocks (50 min)

Gordon Williams (1942-2018), scientist and Bible teacher, continues his series of messages on “Creation topics” with a look at geology and what he calls the “story of the rocks”. Mr Williams outlines the three main types of rock on planet earth: igneous rock, metamorphic rock, and sedimentary rock. He compares uniformitarianism and catastrophism, as well as discussing plate tectonics and continental drift. He tells two stories of rocks: their catastrophic formation, and the fossils they contain. Reading: Gen 1:9-27 (Message…

Why I am Not an Atheist (41 min)

As the inevitable fruit of the Enlightenment and Darwin’s theory of evolution, the UK has eventually become a decidedly secular and atheistic society. Against this backdrop Michael Penfold explains “Why I am not an atheist”, and gives the biblical explanation for humanity’s widespread desire to suppress the knowledge of God. Reading: Rom 1:18-25. (Message given in Chalfont St Peter, 7th Aug 2022)

Creation Topics Part 2 – Earth (42 min)

Gordon Williams (1942-2018), scientist and Bible teacher, continues his series of messages on “Creation topics” with a look at the earth – its size, structure, stability, satellite, surface etc. He outlines the anthropic principle and reveals many of the striking design features of this life sustaining planet. Reading: Gen 1:1-10. (Message given in Kamloops, Canada, 23rd April 2012)

The Qualifications for Elders (35 min)

David Vallance preaches on the qualifications for elders in 1 Timothy Ch 3, dealing with the topic both in general terms and verse by verse, also taking in the topic of deacons and commenting on the verses at the end of the chapter beginning “God was manifest in the flesh” (Message preached in Stark Road, Gospel Hall, Livonia, USA, 23rd Sept 2021)

Creation Topics Part 1 – Space (46 min)

Gordon Williams (1942-2018), scientist and Bible teacher, opens a series of messages on “Creation topics” with a look at the nature, size, beginning and end of space. He takes a tour through the world’s changing understanding of space – discussing Ptolemy, Aristotle, Newton, Einstein and Hubble along the way – and sets out what the Bible teaches on the topic. Readings: Psalm 8:1-4, 19:1-4, Gen 1:1. (Message given in Kamloops, Canada, 22nd April 2012)

Is the Local Assembly Unique? (41 min)

David Gilliland makes the case for the uniqueness of a New Testament local assembly. It is distinct from the pagan shrine in its theology; from the Jewish synagogue in its Christology; from Christendom in its simplicity; from denominationalism in its identity; from para-church organisations in its unity; from the body of Christ in its boundary; and from every other local assembly in its autonomy. (Message preached at the Toronto Easter Conference. 2011)

The Love of God (5 min)

Albert Hull (1936-2015), from Northern Ireland, preached the gospel and taught the truth of God for several decades mainly in Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada and North America. He was a warm-hearted, earnest and much loved servant of the Lord, who was never happier than when he was preaching the gospel of Christ to perishing sinners. Here he is, preaching on “the love of God”, in a video produced by his family soon after his home-call. More about…

Secular Society – The Secrets of Survival (59 min)

PART 3 – In the third and last of his “Secrets of Survival in a Secular Society” series, David Gilliland further expounds the Upper Room ministry of the Lord Jesus. Our is not to imitate the world, nor to isolate from the world, but to be insulated against the world by the ministry of Christ. Mr Gilliland’s outline: John 13 “holiness”, John 14 “hope”, John 15 “husbandman”, John 16 “help”, and John 17 “harmony”. Readings: John 13:6, 8, 14:9, 14,…

Glory in the Millennial Temple (60 min)

PART 6 – Jim Baker (1934-2016) concludes his series on the Temples of Scripture by taking a broad overview of events from the rapture, through the tribulation, to the manifestation of Christ and into the Millennial Kingdom, in which time Ezekiel’s temple will be in operation with the return of the glory of the Lord. Reading: 1 Thess 4:13-18 (Message preached in Redditch, UK). (Photo: model of Herod’s temple). For a book dealing in detail with Ezekiel’s Temple, it’s construction,…

Is There Life After Death? (43 min)

Michael Penfold speaks on the question “Is there life after death?” He divides his remarks into three sections: the case for life after death, the characteristics of life after death, and the choice of life after death. Know what to say next time someone says “No one has ever come back to tell us”. Reading: Job 14:14. (Message preached in Winchmore Hill, nr Chalfont St Peter, 19th June 2022)

What is the Meaning of Life? (31 min)

Mervyn Hall addresses the big question of “the meaning of life”. He sums up his answer in two purpose statements from the Bible: “that we should seek the Lord” and “that we might know him”. Readings: John 17:1-3, Acts 17:16-27, Rev 4:10-11. (Message preached in Winchmore Hill, nr Chalfont St Peter, 12th June 2022)

Apostasy and the Antichrist’s Temple (45 min)

PART 5 – Jim Baker (1934-2016) continues his series on the Temples of Scripture by taking a look at the temple that will be built in Jerusalem after the rapture, what he calls “antichrist’s temple”. He links the apostasy of the Jewish nation in the tribulation with events recorded in the gospels during the first coming of Christ. Reading: Matt 11:20-21, 24, 12:6, 41-42 (Message preached in Redditch, UK). (Photo: model of Herod’s temple).

“I’m sure of heaven, no matter what!” (10 min)

John Selesnic grew up going to church and trusting in his religion to get him to heaven. But he never felt sure he would make it. What if he got hit in a traffic accident and died before the priest arrived to give him the last rites? Listen to find out how John discovered he could be “sure of heaven no matter what”. (Story told in Brampton Gospel Hall, Ontario, Canada 2022)

Secular Society – a Biblical Survival Kit (56 min)

PART 2 – In the second of his “Secrets of Survival in a Secular Society” series, David Gilliland expounds the Upper Room ministry of the Lord Jesus as a survival kit for us to utilise now that He has gone back to heaven and left us in a hostile world. Mr Gilliland highlights the features, fruit and foes in the teaching of Christ and applies it to dealing with erroneous philosophies such as pluralism and relativism. Readings: John 14:16-20, 15:9-12,…

Apathy and the Temple of Herod (48 min)

PART 4 – Jim Baker (1934-2016) continues his series on the Temples of Scripture by taking a look at the Temple of Herod, the temple that existed when the Lord was on earth. The nation of Israel at that time was marked by apathy and had made the house of prayer into a house of merchandise. Reading: Mal 1:6-13 (Message preached in Redditch, UK). (Photo: model of Herod’s temple).

Secular Society – What is it? (42 min)

PART 1 – Opening a series called “The Secrets of Survival in a Secular Society”, David Gilliland defines secularism and takes a look at – and refutes from the Bible – ideas such as deism, nihilism and pragmatism. Readings: John 12:31-33, 13:1, 14:17, 15:18-19, 22-24, 17:25-26 (Message preached in Curzon Street, Derby, May 2004)

Recovery and the Temple of Zerubbabel (51 min)

PART 3 – Jim Baker (1934-2016) continues his series on the Temples of Scripture by taking a look at the temple rebuilt under Zerubbabel. This is a practical message highlighting timeless principles of recovery in assembly testimony. Readings: Ezra 1:1-11 (Message preached in Redditch, UK). (Photo: model of Herod’s temple).

Overview of Titus (37 min)

Michael Penfold gives an overview of the epistle of Paul to Titus, one of three of his “pastoral epistles”. The overview is given in three parts: “What about Crete?”, “What about Titus?”, and “What about the Epistle?”. For a chart of this overview of Titus click here. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 3rd July 2022) Other book overviews: Overview of Genesis Overview of Ruth Overview of Proverbs Overview of Isaiah Overview of Daniel Overview of Joel Overview of Zechariah…

“A time when, a place where and a manner how” (21 min)

Ashley Milne relates his story of conversion as a young man growing up, the son of missionaries in Venezuela, South America. “Everyone who is saved has a time when, a place where and a manner how they were saved”. Do you? (Message given in Fleetwood, Vancouver, 2022)

Overview of James (50 min)

Mervyn Hall gives an overview of the epistle of James under two broad headings: its historical context, and its theological contact. This is the first New Testament book, written by James the brother of the Lord to the Jewish dispersion. Its broad theme is how to meet the trials of life as a Christian (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 10th July 2022) Other book overviews: Overview of Genesis Overview of Ruth Overview of Proverbs Overview of Isaiah Overview of…

Glorious Welsh Hymn Tunes (38 min)

Why make available on GHA a recording of hymns from 1963, sung by 5,000 Welsh men and women in the Welsh language – to mainly Welsh tunes – in the Royal Albert Hall in London? Because these are some of the most beautiful tunes ever composed. Some have tricky harmonies and minor keys – but persevere; this recording will help you learn these wonderful tunes. The tune names, along with suggested hymns in English to which they can be sung,…

4 Things the Lord Became (32 min)

Albert Leckie (1920-1988) preaches a devotional Christ-exalting message on 4 things the Lord became. He became flesh (John 1:14); He became poor (2 Cor 8:9); He became obedient (Phil 2:8); and He became dead (Rev 1:18). (Message preached in Redditch, UK).

Fervency and the Temple of Solomon – Part 2 (29 min)

PART 2 – Jim Baker (1934-2016) continues his series on the Temples of Scripture by taking a second look at Solomon’s temple. Mr Baker looks at the fervour and interest of David, Solomon and the people in the building of the temple and draws lessons therefrom. Readings: 2 Sam 7:1-3, 12-13, 1 Chron 28:1-10, 29:1-3 10-11 (Message preached in Redditch, UK). (Photo: model of Herod’s temple).

Fervency and the Temple of Solomon – Part 1 (32 min)

PART 1 – Jim Baker (1934-2016) begins a series on the Temples of Scripture by looking at the concept of God dwelling among His people from Jacob’s experience in Gen 28 and from Paul’s 3rd chapter in 1 Timothy. He then speaks of Solomon’s original temple: divinely chosen, enabled, possessed and guided (Message preached in Redditch, UK). (Photo: model of Herod’s temple)

The Roles of Men and Women in the Assembly (17 min)

Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on the roles of the two sexes from the pivotal New Testament passage of 1 Tim 2:8-15, in which the apostle Paul goes back to creation to explain the roles of men and women in the local assembly. (Preached in Ayr, Scotland, in 1993)

“No wise man will sleep until he knows his sins are forgiven” (28 min)

David Ambrose recounts the story of his conversion to Christ. Born in the fishing village of Portavogie, Co Down, Northern Ireland, David knew the gospel from his childhood. God spoke to him through a number of life’s experiences, but it was eventually in a series of gospel meetings in early 1975 that God saved him at the age of 16. (Testimony given in Portavogie Harbour Drive-in gospel meeting, 29th May 2022)

The Book of the Generation of Jesus Christ (58 min)

PART 2 – Phil Coulson looks at the “book of the generation of Jesus Christ”. The New Testament begins with a long list of names – a genealogy – which is seldom addressed in ministry. Mr Coulson expounds the topic to profit. Reading: Matt 1:1-17 (Preached in Edmonton, Canada, 2019).

The Book of the Generations of Adam (51 min)

PART 1 – Phil Coulson takes a broad sweeping look at the course of history from Adam to Christ, taking a particular interest in the early chapters of Genesis and the “generations of Adam”. A thought provoking message. Reading: Gen 5:1-3, Matt 1:1 (Preached in Edmonton, Canada, 2019).

John McCracken – Bible Superlatives (18 min)

John McCracken was born in Northern Ireland, and went to serve the Lord in “the Maritimes” (Eastern Canada) in 1937, preaching the gospel in Nova Scotia and elsewhere along with his brother Robert and other gospel preachers. In this message on “Bible Superlatives”, given during a visit back to his home country of in Northern Ireland, he preaches on the oldest promise, the greatest work, the sweetest kiss, the darkest doom and the brightest morning. Mr & Mrs McCracken’s dates:…

Christ’s Appearing and Kingdom (56 min)

PART 5 – Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on the topic of the appearing of Christ in glory and the millennial kingdom that He will set up and reign over for 1,000 years. Israel restored, the world regenerated and the church ruling and reigning with Christ; this is the future promised in Scripture. Reading: Revelation 19:11-21 (Preached in Ayr, Scotland, in 1982)

The One World Church of the End Times (52 min)

PART 4 – Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on the “one world church” of the end times, mystery Babylon the Great. He traces Babylon through Scripture from Genesis to Revelation and gives pertinent warnings about the present ecumenical movement, the precursor to the “Mother of Harlots” of the period known as the great tribulation. Reading: Revelation 17-18. (Preached in Ayr, Scotland, in 1982)

John Wells – “The Eternal State” (15 min)

Mr & Mrs John Wells were commended from Bleary, Northern Ireland, to serve the Lord in Venezuela, leaving home in 1929 to join William Williams in pioneer gospel work in that South American country. John Wells (1898-1989) came from an unsaved background and was converted to Christ in a gospel mission in 1920, to which he had been invited by his newly converted friend Eddie Fairfield. The young Mr Fairfield, who had recently found his way into assembly fellowship in…

The Coming World Superman (52 min)

PART 3 – Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on the coming world superman, the antichrist, and various other personages who will be prominent in the end times, such as the false prophet and the King of the North. The antichrist’s number will be 666 and no man will be able to buy or sell without that number in their forehead or in their right hand. Reading: Revelation 13:1-18. (Preached in Ayr, Scotland, in 1982)

Singing from Trimsaran, Wales (36 min)

The “Trimsaran Bible Readings”, in south west Wales, UK, took place each August for several decades in the second half of the 20th century and featured famed Welsh singing. Here’s a recording of the following 11 hymns from the 1975 meetings: Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour Thou O Lord our souls adoring view On Christ salvation rests secure O Christ Thou Son of God Lord of glory we adore Thee What raised the wondrous thought (Albert Leckie, who led the…

Hymns for the Little Flock (48 min)

A selection of hymns from “Hymns for the Little Flock” hymn book, sung at Curzon St Gospel Hall, Derby, conferences, 2008-09: Let saints on earth their anthems raise Awake each soul, awake each tongue! What was it blessed God? O blessed God what hast Thou done? Jesus that name is love Guide us O Thou gracious Saviour And is it so I shall be like Thy Son? Lord Jesus are we one with Thee? O Jesus Lord ’tis joy to…

The Great Tribulation (55 min)

PART 2 – Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on the subject of “the great tribulation”, the period of time between the rapture of the church and Christ’s appearing in glory to set up His kingdom. Mr Hunter outlines the unveiling of the seals in Revelation Ch 6 and the events of the period from Matthew Ch 24. Reading: Luke 13:22-30 (Preached in Ayr, Scotland, in 1982)

The Morning After the Rapture (33 min)

PART 1 – Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on what it will be like the morning after the rapture, when millions will be missing and you might be left behind. Are you ready for the Lord to return? Reading: Luke 13:22-30 (Preached in Ayr, Scotland, in 1982)

Women’s Ministry (28 min)

Andrew Ussher speaks on the “ministry of women” from the Pastoral Epistles. He takes up various topics such as adornment, learning, acceptance of one’s role, character, excelling for God and mentoring the next generation. Readings: 1 Tim 2:9-15, 3:11, 5:9-10, 14, Titus 2:1-5. (Preached in North America, 29th Sept 2019)

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)

Feasts in Fulfillment (66 min)

PART 3 – John Grant (1942-2020) looks at the first 4 of the 7 feasts of Jehovah and explains how they were fulfilled in the New Testament. Pentecost and its unity, Passover and Unleavened bread and their purity, and firstfruits and its security. Readings: Acts 2:1-8, 38, 41-47, 1 Cor 5:1-8, 15:20-26, 1 Pet 1:14-15. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, 2002) (Photo: Israel)

“I hate the way I am. Why is everything so empty?” (29 min)

Steve Faviere from Ontario, Canada relates how he came to Christ. Steve grew up in a religious family, but as a young man he got into bad company and soon began taking drugs and going to night clubs. But God worked in his life to show him both the emptiness of sin and his danger of perishing in hell. Listen and find out how Steve finally became saved. Readings: Rom 3:9-20, John 1:29, 3:16. (Sermon preached in Canada, Jan 3rd…

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)

Seasons in Sequence (70 min)

PART 1 – David Gilliland gives an overview of the 7 feasts of Jehovah before looking at Leviticus Ch 23 in detail. His headings include the setting of the chapter, and its subject and sections etc. This is a very comprehensive look at this pivotal topic. Readings: Lev 18:1-4, 23:1-4, 44, 26:2-4, 6, 11-13. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, 2002) (Photo: Israel)

The Church and Its Functioning (42 min)

The Church from Eternity to Eternity – Part 5 – John Riddle preaches on the functioning of the local church from 1 Corinthians Ch 12, as he highlights issues the use of gift and the priority of edification. Reading: 1 Cor 12:1-11:19-27 (Message preached in Forres, Scotland, 2010)

The Church and Its Continuation (36 min)

The Church from Eternity to Eternity – Part 4 – John Riddle preaches on the continuation of the church from the book of Acts, highlighting the local assembly at Antioch as an example of the pattern of how God has worked through the ages: gospel preaching, exhortation, teaching and fellowship. Reading: Acts 11:19-30 (Message preached in Forres, Scotland, 2010)

The Church and Its Composition (30 min)

The Church from Eternity to Eternity – Part 3 – John Riddle preaches on the composition of the church from the pivotal passage in Ephesians 2, which shows it to be made up of Jews and Gentiles in one new body, something entirely new and distinct from the composition of God’s people in the Old Testament. Readings: Eph 2:11-21, 3:8-11 (Message preached in Forres, Scotland, 2010)

The Church and Its Commencement (44 min)

The Church from Eternity to Eternity – Part 2 – John Riddle preaches on the commencement of the church on the Day of Pentecost. He explains that the church did not exist prior to Acts 2 and expounds the dispensational purpose of the church. The coming of the Holy Spirit and the gift of tongues are discussed. Readings: John 20:21-22, Acts 2:1-4 (Message preached in Forres, Scotland, 2010) (Photo: Jerusalem)

You Are Not Your Own (31 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on “You are not your own”, and the implications of this Bible statement on the Christian’s life. To understand this verse is to have one’s life totally, radically and permanently revolutionised. If Christ has bought me with a price, He owns me. He’s sovereign over me. I cannot just do as I like with my body and my life. Everything is now no longer about me but about Him. Christ bought me for a purpose – to…

The Church and Its Construction (45 min)

The Church from Eternity to Eternity – Part 1 – John Riddle preaches on the construction of the church from the well-known passage in Matthew 16 which is the first mention of the church in the New Testament. The church is built upon “this rock”, but what is the rock? Reading: Matt 16:13-20 (Message preached in Forres, Scotland, 2010)

VIDEO Assembly Principles Part 7 (50 min)

PART 7 – Andrew Ussher preaches on the subject of the Lord Jesus Christ’s present interaction with local assemblies from the record of John in Revelation Chs 1, 2 and 3. The Lord is in the midst and is actively observing what is going on in each assembly. Andrew lifts 8 lessons from these chapters. Readings: Rev 1:10-18, 2:1-2, 5, 8-9, 12-13, 16, 18-19, 3:1, 7-8, 14-15, 20. (Series given in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, Jan 2022)

VIDEO Assembly Principles Part 6 (62 min)

PART 6 – Andrew Ussher preaches on the issue of leadership in assembly life – elders, overseers and shepherds. Andrew outlines the desire for the work of overseership, its qualifications and characteristics. Readings: John 21:15-17, Acts 20:17-18, 27-35, 1 Tim 3:1, Titus 1:5, Heb 13:7, 17, 24, 1 Pet 5:1-4 (Series given preached in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, Jan 2022)
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