2023

2023

“I looked like a pretty good Christian kid” (7 min)

Austin Joyce grew up hearing the gospel. Feeling the peer pressure of being surrounded by saved people, he made a profession of faith as a child, but it took him until his late teens before he discovered that he did not have a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus. He could trick himself and others, but not God. Listen to hear how Austin found peace and rest in Christ. (Testimony given 15th Jan 2023 in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia,…

“Oh my, I’m going to hell” (10 min)

Laverne Weber grew up hearing the gospel, but he rebelled and went off to enjoy the pleasures of the world. Married and now with children, he attended a series of gospel meetings with Albert Hull and Gaius Goff and discovered for the first time in his life, “Oh my, I’m going to hell.” Photo: Stout Gospel Hall. (Testimony given in Stout, Iowa, USA, 2013)

Never Cut Corners, Never Look Back, Never Give Up (42 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on 3 biblical exhortations for the believer running the marathon of the Christian life: “Never cut corners, never look back, never give up.” Readings: 1 Cor 9:24-26a, 2 Tim 2:5, Phil 3:13-14, Heb 12:1-3, 2 Tim 4:6-8. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newbury, 14th Jan 2023)

“God has taken away my friends, and I hate Him.” (8 min)

James Vallance (1931-2020) was born in Bo’ness, Scotland, emigrating to the USA at the age of 16 in 1947 with his family, where he spent the rest of his life. As a youngster, James spent many many days in bomb shelters, seeking refuge from German bombs. Jim wanted to be saved, but he could not admit he was bad enough to deserve hell. He was also angry at God for taking away a number of his friends through illness during…

A Meditation on Psalm 144 (40 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 144, Mr Flanigan outlines the new song of deliverance, and the happy people whose God is the Lord. (Message preached in Ayr, Scotland, 1984) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm 19 Psalm…

I Thought I Had it All (14 min)

Born in 1933, Bill Lavery turned his back on God as a teenager. He thought he “had it all”, as drinking, gambling and ballroom dancing filled his spare time. After marriage, he emigrated to the USA (in 1961), settling in Michigan. He secured a good job in Detroit and enjoyed a “cocktail party” lifestyle into his early thirties. But God began to work in his life, eventually bringing him and his wife to repentance and faith in Christ. Reading: Matt…

A Meditation on Psalm 139 (40 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 139, Mr Flanigan outlines God’s omniscience and omnipresence and His fearfully and wonderfully made creation. (Message preached in Ayr, Scotland, 1984) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm 19 Psalm 22 Psalm 24 Psalm…

The Counterintuitive Wisdom of God (41 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the counterintuitive wisdom of God in the gospel. God designed a ‘foolish’ message, He saved a ‘foolish’ people, and He employed a ‘foolish’ method, all to repudiate human wisdom and humiliate human pride. So, let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord. Reading: 1 Cor 1:17-2:5. Photo: University students. (Message preached in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, in May 2012)

The Manhood of Christ Typically (54 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the manhood of Christ typically, from the meal or grain offering Leviticus chapter 2. He speaks of the meal offering’s substance (what it was made of), its shape (how it was presented), and the sustenance that it provided to the priests. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The manhood of Christ historically (Luke 2) The manhood of Christ practically (Phil 2) The manhood of Christ doctrinally (Heb 2) The manhood of Christ typically (Lev 2)…

A Meditation on Psalm 110 (60 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 110, Mr Flanigan outlines the high priestly position and ministry of David’s Lord. (Message preached at the Eastbourne Bible Readings, 1995) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm 19 Psalm 22 Psalm 24…

The Manhood of Christ Pictorially (54 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the manhood of Christ pictorially, from the book of Ruth, in particular Ruth Ch 2. He outlines 10 ways in which Boaz is a picture of Christ. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The manhood of Christ historically (Luke 2) The manhood of Christ practically (Phil 2) The manhood of Christ doctrinally (Heb 2) The manhood of Christ pictorially (Ruth 2) The manhood of Christ typically (Lev 2)

There is a Pattern for the Local Church (50 min)

David Vallance sets out the case for a positive pattern for the local church, contending that how Christians gather corporately is set out in the Bible in a blueprint that ought to be followed by churches in all cultures and in all generations. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, Michigan, USA, in Sept 2021)

A Meditation on Psalm 84 (44 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 84, Mr Flanigan expounds the Psalmist’s longing for the house of God and makes applications to his audience. (Message preached in Ayr, Scotland, 1984) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm 19 Psalm…

The Manhood of Christ Doctrinally (57 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the manhood of Christ doctrinally, from Hebrews chapter 2, a passage that brings before the reader the three anointed offices of Christ, prophet, priest and king, all of which are tied to His humanity. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The manhood of Christ historically (Luke 2) The manhood of Christ practically (Phil 2) The manhood of Christ doctrinally (Heb 2) The manhood of Christ pictorially (Ruth 2) The manhood of Christ typically (Lev 2)

A Meditation on Psalm 51 (37 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 51, Mr Flanigan takes up the themes of repentance and restoration based on the life of King David. A section of Mr Flanigan’s message has had to be cut out due to distortion on the…

Where would you be if you died tonight? (5 min)

Tom Novak knew the gospel from childhood, but in 1979 he, for the first time in his life, faced up to the fact that we was going to be in hell if he didn’t get saved. Have you ever faced that reality? In Tom’s case, it led to his salvation. (Testimony given in Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA, in 2018)

A Meditation on Psalm 24 (53 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 24, Mr Flanigan outlines the prophesied rule over the Millennial earth by the returning “King of glory”, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Message preached at the Eastbourne Bible Readings, 1995) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2…

The Manhood of Christ Practically (55 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the manhood of Christ practically, from Philippians Ch 2:1-11, a passage about the attitude, action and award of Christ’s humility. Mr Gilliland highlights numerous features of the perfect character of Christ – His courage, His convictions, His commitment, His considerateness, His compassion, His calmness and His cheerfulness. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The manhood of Christ historically (Luke 2) The manhood of Christ practically (Phil 2) The manhood of Christ doctrinally (Heb 2) The…

It is written. It is appointed. It is finished. (28 min)

Michael Penfold preaches the gospel from three biblical statements: “it is written” – my condemnation (Rom 3:10); “it is appointed” – my destination (Heb 9:27); and “it is finished” – my salvation (John 19:30). (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 1st Jan 2023)

The Manhood of Christ Historically (54 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the manhood of Christ historically from Luke Ch 2. The chapter outlines the place, purpose, programme and perfection of Christ’s manhood. Topics covered include the virgin birth, the incarnation, and the meaning of the ‘inn’ and the ‘manger’. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The manhood of Christ historically (Luke 2) The manhood of Christ practically (Phil 2) The manhood of Christ doctrinally (Heb 2) The manhood of Christ pictorially (Ruth 2) The manhood of…

The Peril of Partiality (35 min)

Mervyn Hall expounds the context, character and content of James 2:1-7, a passage dealing with partiality amongst Christians. This is the well-known passage that mentions “a man with a gold ring”. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 1st Jan 2023)

A Meditation on Psalm 22 (53 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 22, Mr Flanigan outlines the prophetic foreview that the psalmist gives of the sufferings of Christ on the cross, as He was forsaken by His God. (Message preached at the Eastbourne Bible Readings, 1995) Complete…

“Don’t read verses to me; just tell me how to get saved.” (15 min)

The gospel intersected John Fleming’s life in 1960 when a friend of his got saved in Oil Springs, Ontario, Canada. His friend started working on John and insisting he take an interest in his soul and come to gospel meetings. It took a while, but John eventually came to know Christ for himself. Readings: John 3:16, 18, 36. (Testimony given in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA, 2012)

A Meditation on Psalm 19 (42 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 19, Mr Flanigan outlines the revelation of God to man in the skies, in the Scriptures and in the Saviour. (Message preached in Ayr, Scotland, 1984) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm…

Are You A Door Opener or a Door Shutter? (39 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on two types of people in God’s assembly – door openers and door shutters. Ahaz was a door shutter (2 Chron 28:24): Hezekiah was a door opener (2 Chron 29:3). Which one are you, in terms of attendance, attitude and attractiveness? (Message preached in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, 2018)

A Meditation on Psalm 8 (38 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 8, Mr Flanigan outlines the dominion over creation, lost by Adam but restored in Christ. (Message preached at the Eastbourne Bible Readings, 1995) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm 19 Psalm 22…

“My experience had nothing to do with the work of Christ” (6 min)

Thinking he was “OK for heaven”, Joel Frazier attended a gospel meeting in Blue River, Wisconsin, USA, on a Sunday evening in March 1988, only to discover that the “salvation” he hitherto thought he possessed was no more than “a light little experience that had nothing to do with the work of Christ on the cross but was just feelings within myself”. Listen to find out how the Lord delivered Joel from this common deception and put him on a…

A Meditation on Psalm 2 (43 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 2, Mr Flanigan outlines the Messianic glory of the Son of God who will be King on Mount Zion. (Message preached at the Eastbourne Bible Readings, 1995) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8…

“I believe NOW! But nothing happened.” (39 min)

Jim Beattie was born in Belfast in 1943, but moved to Canada as a boy of 10. While very young he made up a story of conversion, including a date, just so he had something to tell people when they asked him if he was saved, rather than be embarrassed. But the time came when Jim finally faced the fact that he was lost. Only then did he come into the blessing of salvation. Readings: John 9:10-11a, Acts 16:25-31. (Testimony…

A Meditation on Psalm 1 (40 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 1, Mr Flanigan outlines the portrait of the godly and the ungodly man. (Message preached in Ayr, Scotland, 1984) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm 19 Psalm 22 Psalm 24…

What Does It Mean to Die with Christ? (52 min)

Ian Jackson answers the question “What does it mean to die with Christ?” in a detailed look at the subject of the mortification of the believer’s body as it relates to the past, the present and the future. Readings: Rom 6:12-14, 8:12-16, Col 3:1-11. (Message preached in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, 16th Nov 2022)

The Grace and Duty of Continuing (30 min)

Andrew Bergsma (1930-2013) preaches on the topic of “continuing” in worship and service for the Lord, starting in Daniel 6 and moving through the Scriptures on this challenging topic. (Message preached Jan 1992 in Winnipeg, Canada)

Calvary Affects Everything (29 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the wide reach of the cross. Not just getting me to heaven, but affecting my marriage, my relationships, my wallet, my struggles, my all. Calvary affects everything. Readings: Eph 5:24-25, Phil 4:2, 2:5-8, 2 Cor 8:9-11a, Heb 12:1-3, Rom 12:1-2. (Message preached at Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, Nov 2014)

“It’s like at Christmas…but you don’t take the gift” (5 min)

James Hubbord grew up on the East coast of Canada without a knowledge of the gospel. But one day he was presented with the truth of “salvation as a gift” from the Bible’s most famous verse, John 3:16. Are you saved? Have you taken God’s free gift of eternal life? (Message preached in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA, 2009).

A Husband and Wife Saved Inside a Month and a Day (7 min)

Gary Southerd’s childhood home was transformed when his mother got saved, but Gary didn’t get saved until after he was married. Then his wife got saved a month and a day later! The photo above is the car Gary refers to in his story: evangelist Oliver Smith’s “gospel car” (Testimony given in Stout, Iowa, USA, 2013)

Unforgettable Stories (19 min)

Evangelist Sydney Maxwell (1919-1993) preached the Word in the UK and North American for many years. He was a warm-hearted teacher and exhorter and a great story teller too. In September 1993 in Larne, Northern Ireland, he related the story of his life and labours. The stories from that message have been extracted and put along with photographs in this video.

“You’ll never see my face in a gospel meeting again” (7 min)

Cal Erickson grew up going to meetings and hearing the gospel, but there came a time when he said, “You’ll never see my face in a gospel meeting again.” But God has His ways. Later in his life, as a company executive on the run from God, there came a time when Cal DID sit in a gospel meeting again. (Testimony given in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA, 2017).

The Idolatry of Secular Culture (35 min)

In a message based on the words of Paul in 1 Thess 1:9 “You turned to God from idols”, Mervyn Hall explains the tragic irony of the fact that advanced secular societies are just as idolatrous as the ancient “pagan” ones they so disdain. Turning to God from idols is still both relevant and required in today’s secular world. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 18th Dec 2022)

I Thought “I’ve Been Left Behind” (7 min)

Abraham Brisuela tells the story of his conversion to Christ. Abraham’s parents were born Roman Catholics in Venezuela, but because they got saved by the grace of God, young Abraham grew up hearing the true gospel. The truth of the coming of the Lord was what God used to awaken Abraham to his need of salvation. Reading: 1 Pet 1:23-26 (Message preached in Highland, Wisconsin, USA).

There is a Way Back (28 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches an encouraging message on the topic of restoration, for believers away from the Lord. Readings: Luke 15:11-24, 2 Sam 11:27b-12:13, Psa 51:1-10 (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA).

The Existence and Nature of God from Gen 1:1 (38 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the first verse in the Bible, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). He outlines what the verse denies (atheism, pantheism, humanism, materialism, and evolution) and what the verse affirms about the existence and nature of God (God’s divinity, eternity, deity, singularity, plurality, unity, transcendency, ability). (Message preached in Sarnia, Ontario Canada)

The Truth of Election (35 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the subject of election, highlighting the references in the Bible to the expression “the elect of God” and outlining their definition, their description and their destination. Readings: Rom 8:31-39, Col 3:12-14, Titus 1:1-4. (Message preached in Glenburn Gospel Hall, Northern Ireland).

Unforgettable Stories (16 min)

Bible teacher and evangelist Harold Paisley (1924-2015) served the Lord full time for well over 60 years. His many years of labour for the Lord yielded a unique store of unforgettable stories. In a message given in Larne, Northern Ireland, in 1983, Mr Paisley reminisced about the past and told a number of touching, poignant and often humorous anecdotes. The stories from that message have been extracted and put along with photographs in this video.

7 Purposes of the Lord’s Miracles (41 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on 7 leading purposes of the Lord’s miracles: manifestation, signification, authentication, vindication, illustration, education and anticipation. Readings: John 2:11, 3:1-2, 5:35-6, 20:30-31. (Message preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, 4th Dec 2022) Sessions: 1. Seven characteristics of the Lord’s miracles 2. Seven purposes of the Lord’s miracles

7 Characteristics of the Lord’s Miracles (47 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on 7 leading characteristics of the Lord’s miracles, which were numerous, unique, public, efficacious, undeniable, compassionate and artless. How can we still believe in miracles in the secular West? Are miracles “contrary to nature”? What about the claims of miracles in Christendom? Readings: Acts 2:22, 10:38-39. (Message preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, 3rd Dec 2022) Sessions: 1. Seven characteristics of the Lord’s miracles 2. Seven purposes of the Lord’s miracles

Stewardship of Truth (43 min)

PART 6 – Andrew Ussher preaches on the stewardship of truth. God has given us a deposit of truth, His Word, the Bible. We are responsible to keep it and obey it and will give account one day for our faithfulness to this stewardship. Readings: John 1:17, 8:31-32, 13:17, 14:6, 17:15, Acts 2:41-42, 1 Tim 1:11-12, 18, 3:14-15, 4:13-16, 2 Tim 2:2, Jude 1:3, 3 John 1:3-4. (Message preached in Saskatoon, SK, Canada in 2011) Complete Series: Stewardship introduction Stewardship…

Stewardship of our Bodies (37 min)

PART 5 – Andrew Ussher preaches on the stewardship of our bodies, given to us by the Lord. A helpful message majoring on the issue of temptation to immorality and the preservation of holiness. Readings: Gen 39:9-12, Psa 51:3-4, 1 Cor 6:12-20, Gal 6:7-8, 1 Thess 4:1-8. (Message preached in Saskatoon, SK, Canada in 2011) Complete Series: Stewardship introduction Stewardship of time Stewardship of money Stewardship of giving Stewardship of our bodies Stewardship of truth

Stewardship of Giving (32 min)

PART 4 – Andrew Ussher takes up the topic of giving and expounds what the Scriptures have to say about our responsibility to give from what the Lord has blessed us with. God loves a cheerful giver. Readings: 1 Tim 6:17-19, Eph 4:28, 2 Cor 8:1-9, 9:6-8. (Message preached in Saskatoon, SK, Canada in 2011) Complete Series: Stewardship introduction Stewardship of time Stewardship of money Stewardship of giving Stewardship of our bodies Stewardship of truth

Stewardship of Money (22 min)

PART 3 – Andrew Ussher takes up the topic of money, lent to us by the Lord as a stewardship. Another very challenging message on a vital topic. Readings: 1 Chron 29:11-12, Prov 22:7, Matt 6:19-21, 24-33, Luke 12:15-21, 1 Tim 6:6-11, 17-19. (Message preached in Saskatoon, SK, Canada in 2011) Complete Series: Stewardship introduction Stewardship of time Stewardship of money Stewardship of giving Stewardship of our bodies Stewardship of truth

Stewardship of Time (34 min)

PART 2 – Andrew Ussher takes up the topic of time, lent to us by the Lord as a stewardship. A very challenging message on a neglected but vital topic. Readings: Gen 1:1, 5, 8, 13-19, Psa 39:4-5, Eph 5:15-16, Jas 4:14-15, 1Pet 4:1-3. (Message preached in Saskatoon, SK, Canada in 2011) Complete Series: Stewardship introduction Stewardship of time Stewardship of money Stewardship of giving Stewardship of our bodies Stewardship of truth

Stewardship – Introduction (21 min)

PART 1 – Andrew Ussher introduces a series on “Things that don’t belong to us” by explaining the biblical principle of “stewardship”. Stewardship involves 4 things: 1. Something that doesn’t belong to us; 2. Responsibility in that thing; 3. A limited time period; 4. Accountability to the Lord at the end. (Message preached in Saskatoon, SK, Canada in 2011) Complete Series: Stewardship introduction Stewardship of time Stewardship of money Stewardship of giving Stewardship of our bodies Stewardship of truth

Can God Do Wonders in the Dark? (13 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the question in Psalm 88:12, “Shall Thy wonders be known in the dark?” God has worked in the past in creation darkness, cultural darkness, Calvary darkness, and pre-conversion darkness. Can God still do wonders in my current darkness? Readings: Psa 88:6-12, 2 Cor 4:1-6. (Message preached in Midland Park, New Jersey, USA, Sept 2019)

The Temptation in the Wilderness (33 min)

PART 3 – David Gilliland preaches on the temptation of Christ in the wilderness, and explains how Satan works to tempt us today as he did in the past, both with our Lord Jesus and with our first parents in Eden. Readings: Mark 1:1-4a, 12-13, 35-39. (Message preached in Midland Park Gospel Hall, New Jersey, USA, Sept 2019). Complete series: A table in the wilderness A Tabernacle in the wilderness The temptation in the wilderness

A Tabernacle in the Wilderness (37 min)

PART 2 – David Gilliland preaches on the “Tabernacle of testimony” in the wilderness and likens numerous features of that Tabernacle to the local assembly of God in the New Testament. Reading: Acts 7:43-44. (Message preached in Midland Park Gospel Hall, New Jersey, USA, Sept 2019). Complete series: A table in the wilderness A Tabernacle in the wilderness The temptation in the wilderness

A Table in the Wilderness (33 min)

PART 1 – David Gilliland preaches on the question in Psalm 78 “Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?” He looks at the lives of men like David and Elijah and shows how God always provides for His people in the wilderness experiences of life. Readings: Psa 78:14-16, 19-20, 23-29. (Message preached in Midland Park Gospel Hall, New Jersey, USA, Sept 2019). Complete series: A table in the wilderness A Tabernacle in the wilderness The temptation in the wilderness

The Whole Head is Sick (31 min)

Tom West preaches on the greatest problem facing humanity – the sickness of sin. From Isaiah 1:18 he proclaims the only remedy available: not good works and religion, but the person and work of Christ. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 27th Nov 2022)

I Thought I Could Get Saved Whenever I Felt Like It (13 min)

Timothy Green relates the story of his conversion to Christ in Canada in the year 2,000. He grew up imagining he could get saved whenever he felt like it, only to discover when the time came that he was “without strength”. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 27th Nov 2022)

The Liberating Power of Obedience (41 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the “perfect law of liberty” from James 1:22-27 and expounds the “liberating power of obedience” based on both hearing and doing the Word of God. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 27th Nov 2022)

Masculine and Feminine Roles in God’s Order (38 min)

Albert Leckie (1920-1988) outlines what the Bible has to say about masculine and feminine roles in the local church, basing his remarks on portions of Scripture from both Old and New Testaments. Reading: 1 Tim 5:9-10. (Message preached in Ayr, Scotland, 1980)

“Nobody gets saved in a casual way” (23 min)

Michael Verner relates how he trusted the Lord Jesus for salvation in his early 20’s. Attending Greenmount College in Northern Ireland, Michael met a fellow student who was a believer in Christ and who influenced him with the gospel. Then in 1992 he attended a series of gospel meetings where he was awakened and saved. Readings: John 19:30, Rom 6:23, Eph 2:8-9 (Testimony given at a gospel drive-in meeting, Riverside Farm, Nr. Ballykeel, 31st July 2022)

The Prophetic Days of Scripture (57 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the prophetic days of Scripture: the day of man, the day of the Lord, the day of Christ and the day of God. He traces the history of the Gentile nations, the nation of Israel and the Church, in the various stages of the dealings of God with mankind from the Tower of Babel to the new heavens and the new earth. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 2nd June 2022)

The Lesson of the Leftovers (26 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on “the lesson of the leftovers”. Why did the disciples panic in the storm on the lake? Because they “considered not the miracle of the loaves”. The 12 leftover basket-fulls that they had on hand should have been all they needed to rest in the Lord in the new trial, but they hadn’t learnt “the lesson of the leftovers”. Readings: John 6:5-13, Mark 6:45-52. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 20th Nov 2022)

Bird Watching: “O That I Had the Wings of a Dove” (50 min)

PART 5 – David Gilliland closes his series looking at “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by preaching on the sentiments of David in Psalm 55 “O that I had the wings of a dove! For then would I fly away and be at rest.” Reading: Psalm 55 (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ “O that…

Bird Watching: Birds in the Ministry of Christ (61 min)

PART 4 – David Gilliland continues his series on “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by looking at the birds that the Lord Jesus spoke about and that featured in his life, drawing practical teaching therefrom. (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ “O that I had the wings of a dove”

Bird Watching: The Wings of Birds (59 min)

PART 3 – David Gilliland continues his series on “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by looking at the wings of various birds in the Bible, drawing practical teaching therefrom. (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ “O that I had the wings of a dove”

Bird Watching: The Character of Birds (58 min)

PART 2 – David Gilliland continues his series on “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by looking at the character of various birds in the Bible; the unclean birds of Leviticus 11, and other individual birds mentioned in Job and Psalms (owl, pelican, sparrow, cuckoo etc), drawing practical teaching therefrom. (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ…

Bird Watching: The Nests of Birds (52 min)

PART 1 – David Gilliland opens a series on “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by looking at a number of references in Scripture to birds’ nests, and drawing practical teaching therefrom. Readings: Job 12:7-9, Gen 8:6-12, Psa 84:1-4, Prov 7:8 (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ “O that I had the wings of a dove”

The Drama of Redemption (24 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the great “drama of redemption” whereby God purposes to undo the works of Satan (in causing the fall through the first Adam’s sin in Eden), by bringing in redemption and restoration through the last Adam, the Man Christ Jesus. Reading: Heb 2:1-4. (Message preached at the Garnavillo Conference, Iowa, USA, 2022)

“I made up my mind; I want to get saved” (19 min)

Jonathan Bingham tells how he was saved as a young lad in Ballykeel, in the Mourne Mountains district of Northern Ireland. Jonathan always knew the gospel, but didn’t get saved until he was awakened to his need of Christ in gospel meetings and made up his mind to go in for salvation. Readings: John 19:30-31, Acts 16:30-31. (Testimony given at the Riverside Farm drive-in meetings, 29th May 2022)

Why So Many People are Religious But Lost (29 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on Christ’s words about the “many” people who will, to their great surprise, be shut out of heaven despite a profession of salvation, and despite a lifetime of religious activity (Matt 7:21-23). Then from Romans 10:1-4 there’s a principle such people need to learn, a performance they need to stop, and a Person they need to trust (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 13th Nov 2022)

The 7 Pillars of a New Testament Assembly (31 min)

Albert Ramsay (1913-1993) preaches on the 7 pillars of a New Testament assembly and sets out, from the Word of God, his own convictions as to how Christians should gather. He mentions how he was saved, baptised and gathered into the first New Testament assembly in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Readings: Prov 9:1, Matt 16:13-18, 18:19-20, Luke 24:44-49, John 7:37-39, Acts 2:1-7, 36-43. (Message preached in the Maritimes, Canada)

The Prophecy of the Coming Messiah (51 min)

PART 6 – Jim Baker preaches on Daniel Ch 9 and speaks about the pivotal prophecy of “Daniel’s 70 weeks”, an Old Testament passage that forms the backbone of Messianic prophecy. Mr Baker wrote the commentary on Daniel in the What the Bible Teaches series of commentaries published by John Ritchie Ltd. (Series preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, UK, Feb 1999) For a chart of Daniel’s prophecy click here. Complete series: Daniel Ch 1 – The prophet who became Prime Minister…

The Voices of D.L. Moody, Ira Sankey, Harry Ironside and others (12 min)

This is a recording with a difference! Anecdotes about the hymns, writings and experiences of the likes of Moody, Sankey, Ironside and Spurgeon are occasionally heard in sermons on this site. A handful of very old recordings of these men have been preserved. They make for interesting listening. This recording includes the following: 0.01-0.49 min D.L. Moody (1837-1899), quoting the beatitudes from Matthew’s gospel. 0.50-2.58 min Ira Sankey (1840-1908), singing “God be with you till we meet again”, in a…

The Preservation of the People of God (50 min)

PART 5 – Jim Baker preaches on Daniel Chs 5-6 and speaks about the preservation of the people of God in the dark days when the Babylonian King Belshazzar was ruling, and then when the Medo-Persian King Darius put Daniel into the den of lions. Mr Baker wrote the commentary on Daniel in the What the Bible Teaches series of commentaries published by John Ritchie Ltd. (Series preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, UK, Feb 1999) For a chart of Daniel’s prophecy…

The Greatest Thoughts that Ever Entered my Mind (37 min)

Michael Penfold relates the story of his conversion to Christ. He highlights a series of 4 life-changing thoughts that entered his mind as he heard the truth of the Bible preached in his youth, which led to his salvation. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 30th Oct 2022)

The Providence of God (48 min)

PART 4 – Jim Baker preaches on Daniel Ch 4 and speaks about the providence of God in the humbling experience of Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian King who played such a pivotal role in the history of God’s dealings with Israel. Mr Baker wrote the commentary on Daniel in the What the Bible Teaches series of commentaries published by John Ritchie Ltd. (Series preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, UK, Feb 1999) For a chart of Daniel’s prophecy click here. Complete series: Daniel…

“I wanted to be saved more than anything else in the world” (10 min)

Alexander H. Joyce (1926-2006) grew up in a preacher’s home. His father was the evangelist Albert Joyce (1897-1982). As a boy, young Alec attended many many gospel meetings, and developed a great longing to be saved. After a lengthy period of soul trouble, Alec’s mother was used of the Lord to direct her 13 year old son to read and be blessed through the words of John 5:24, the same year that World War 2 started in 1939. (Message preached…

“I was trying to get saved, but I could not believe.” (6 min)

Elton W. Decker (1933-2021) from Michigan, USA, was born again as a 15 year old young man on 29th July 1949 at the close of a series of gospel meetings taken by Norman Crawford and Lorn McBain. His difficulty in getting saved was a common one: “I was trying to get saved, but I couldn’t believe.” Listen to how Mr Decker found deliverance from the Word of God. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, Michigan, USA).

The Persecution of Israel (51 min)

PART 3 – Jim Baker preaches on Daniel Ch 3 and speaks about the persecution of Israel from the story of the “burning fiery furnace” of Nebuchadnezzar. Mr Baker wrote the commentary on Daniel in the What the Bible Teaches series of commentaries published by John Ritchie Ltd. (Series preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, UK, Feb 1999) For a chart of Daniel’s prophecy click here. Complete series: Daniel Ch 1 – The prophet who became Prime Minister Daniel Ch 2 –…

“You can never truly know you are saved” (35 min)

Derek Hofer was raised on a Hutterite Colony in Manitoba, Canada. He ran away from the Colony in his teens to enjoy the pleasures of the world, but the Lord intervened in his life to bring him to salvation. Derek grew up believing a person can never truly know they are saved – but he learned differently through the preaching of the gospel from the Bible. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 6th Nov 2022)

The Programme of the Times of the Gentiles (37 min)

PART 2 – Jim Baker preaches on Daniel Ch 2 and outlines the particulars and the dispensational interpretation of “Daniel’s image”, starting with the head of gold and ending with the feet of iron and clay. Mr Baker explains when these “times of the Gentiles” began, and how and when will they end. Mr Baker wrote the commentary on Daniel in the What the Bible Teaches series of commentaries published by John Ritchie Ltd. (Series preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, UK,…

How the Lord Saved Steve and Lucy West (28 min)

Steve West tells the story of how the Lord first saved his wife Lucy, whose life was beset by an alcohol addiction, and then, through the transformation Steve witnessed in her, eventually brought Steve to salvation too – a husband and wife united in Christ. (Testimony given in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 23rd Oct 2022) (Photo: The Gospel Tent the Wests attended, 1994).

“Maybe I’m beyond help from God. It was a dark moment” (20 min)

Jim McCandless tells how he was born again on Aug 9th 1977. Raised in a Christian family, Jim rebelled and left home seeking pleasure in the world. The prayers of his family followed him until, by a series of providential events, first his girlfriend got saved and then Jim himself. (Testimony given in the Gospel hall, Tampa, Florida, USA, 2021).

The Prophet who Became Prime Minister (38 min)

PART 1 – Jim Baker opens up a series of ministry sessions on the book of Daniel by introducing the prophecy as a whole and dealing with the material in Chapter 1. Mr Baker wrote the commentary on Daniel in the What the Bible Teaches series of commentaries published by John Ritchie Ltd. (Series preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, UK, Feb 1999) For a chart of Daniel’s prophecy click here. Complete series: Daniel Ch 1 – The prophet who became…

The Nature and Characteristics of Righteousness (30 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the vital but seldom expounded topic of “righteousness” – what it is and what marks it in its various manifestations in Scripture, and its practical implications. Reading: Psalm 11:4-7 (Message preached at the Belfast Christmas Conference 2004)

The Life of Rebekah, the Wife of Isaac (52 min)

Robert McPheat (1933-1990) preaches on the life of Rebekah, the wife of Isaac from the book of Genesis. In his own inimitable style, Mr McPheat brings out many practical and poignant lessons from this biographical study. Readings: Gen 24:15-67, 27:6-22 (Message preached in Crowle Gospel Hall, Worcestershire, UK, April 1984).

The Life of Sarah, the Mother of the Faithful (54 min)

Robert McPheat (1933-1990) preaches on the life of Sarah, the mother of the faithful. In his own inimitable style, Mr McPheat brings out many practical and poignant lessons from this biographical study. (Message preached in Crowle Gospel Hall, Worcestershire, UK, April 1984).

Which World Are You Living For? – Part 2 (32 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the world’s desire to make us love it and be like it. 1. The Egypt world – the world of intelligence that wants to dazzle us. It says “Be like us”. 2. The Babylon world – the world of idolatry that wants to delude us. It says “Think like us”. 3. The Sodom world – the world of immorality that wants to defile us. It says “Act like us”. In each world there was an overcomer:…

Which World Are You Living For? – Part 1 (32 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on “this world” under 4 headings: 1. The identity of the world – what the world is; 2. The mentality of the world – how the world thinks; 3. The destiny of the world – where the world’s headed; and 4. The strategy of the world – what the world wants. Readings: Gen 4:12b, 16-25, 1 John 2:15–17, John 12:31-32, Rom 12:1-2. (Message preached at the Stark Road Gospel Hall Conference, Livonia, Michigan, USA, 27th Oct 2010)

Resources When Trials Come (17 min)

Sandy Higgins draws lessons from the trials of the assembly at Jerusalem to expound the resources available to us when trials come upon the people of God. Reading: Acts 11:27-12:25. (Message preached at he Vancouver Thanksgiving Conference, 2014)

The Law of the Offerings (60 min)

Tom Bentley (1924-2011) expounds the subject of the law of the offerings and brings out its typological significance. Reading: Leviticus Ch 6:8-7:34. (Message preached in Blue River, Wisconsin, USA, 1999) Complete series: The Burnt offering The Meal offering The Peace offering The Sin offering The Trespass offering The Law of the offerings

The Trespass Offering (54 min)

Tom Bentley (1924-2011) expounds the subject of the trespass offering and brings out its typological significance. Reading: Leviticus Ch 5:14-6:7, 7:1-10. (Message preached in Blue River, Wisconsin, USA, 1999) Complete series: The Burnt offering The Meal offering The Peace offering The Sin offering The Trespass offering The Law of the offerings

The Sin Offering (53 min)

Tom Bentley (1924-2011) expounds the subject of the sin offering and brings out its typological significance. Reading: Leviticus Ch 4:1-5:13. (Message preached in Blue River, Wisconsin, USA, 1999) Complete series: The Burnt offering The Meal offering The Peace offering The Sin offering The Trespass offering The Law of the offerings

The Peace Offering (53 min)

Tom Bentley (1924-2011) expounds the subject of the peace offering and brings out its typological significance. Reading: Leviticus Ch 3. (Message preached in Blue River, Wisconsin, USA, 1999) Complete series: The Burnt offering The Meal offering The Peace offering The Sin offering The Trespass offering The Law of the offerings