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Enjoying and Valuing Our Inheritance (22 min)

Bill Lavery preaches on enjoying and valuing our inheritance, in particular the treasure of truth we have been given in the Word of God. Reading: 1 Kings 21:1-10. (Message preached in Roseisle, Manitoba, Canada, 2017)

Staleness or Freshness in Worship? (23 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on freshness in worship when the church is gathered to break bread. Worship should be marked by preparation, devotion, appreciation, variation, perception and continuation. Reading: Lev 1:1-17, 6:8-13. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 13th Aug 2023)

Household Baptism Didn’t Save Me (29 min)

Dave Smith (1928-2022) grew up in a single parent family in Devizes, Wiltshire, England. His household baptism didn’t make him a child of God, but he didn’t know that till years later. Emigrating to British Columbia, Canada, he eventually started his own construction business. On the verge of going bankrupt, a Christian lady told him of his need of Christ, a name Dave Smith was blaspheming dozens of times a day. But Dave’s wife had been saved for a while…

A Life of Significance (32 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on what we can learn from the Father sending the Son into the world, as we realise that the Son has now sent us into the world. Andrew draws lessons from the perspective of the Father who sent Him, the sphere into which He was sent, and the life He lived as the sent One. Readings: John 17:11, 15-18, 20:19-21. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Michigan, USA, 24th Oct 2015).

How Would YOU Answer This Question? (25 min)

John Tolsma was born into a religious home in the Netherlands in 1947. Emigrating as a young lad to British Columbia, Canada, John continued his respectable ‘Christian’ lifestyle. Then one day a preacher by the name of Lou Swaan asked him if he had ever been born again. John said “Yes”, and related a story from his life where God had healed him in answer to prayer. Lou Swaan followed up with a devastating question that completely stunned good-living Mr…

Philemon and Apphia (56 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the life and character of a married couple who made their home in Colossae and were friends of the apostle Paul – Philemon and Apphia. He looks at the family in their home, the features of the home, the focus of the home, the fugitive from the home (Onesimus) etc. Readings: Philemon, Col 4:15-18. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series of “Couples that Count in Christianity”: Zacharias and Elizabeth Zebedee and Salome Ananias and Sapphira…

Aquila and Priscilla (54 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the life and character of Aquila and Priscilla, a godly New Testament couple who were friends of the apostle Paul. He follows their history from Corinth, to Ephesus, to Rome and back to Ephesus again. Readings: Acts 18:1-6, 18-21, 24-28, Rom 16:3-4, 1 Cor 16:19-20, 2 Tim 4:19-21a. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) (Photo: Corinth canal) Complete series of “Couples that Count in Christianity”: Zacharias and Elizabeth Zebedee and Salome Ananias and Sapphira Aquila and Priscilla…

Ananias and Sapphira (53 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the story of a couple in the book of Acts called Ananias and Sapphira. He looks at them in relation to their names, the church in Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit, the devil and the young men who buried them. Reading: Acts 4:31-5:14. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series of “Couples that Count in Christianity”: Zacharias and Elizabeth Zebedee and Salome Ananias and Sapphira Aquila and Priscilla Philemon and Apphia

Zebedee and Salome (48 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the life and character of Zebedee and Salome, the parents of James and John. He highlights Salome’s husband, her sons, her sister (Mary the Lord’s mother) and her Lord. Readings: Matt 4:18-22, 20:17-28, 27:55-56, Mark 15:40-41, John 19:25-27. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) (Photo: Sea of Galilee) Complete series of “Couples that Count in Christianity”: Zacharias and Elizabeth Zebedee and Salome Ananias and Sapphira Aquila and Priscilla Philemon and Apphia

Zacharias and Elizabeth (52 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the life and character of Zacharias and Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist. He highlights their piety, their patience and their poetry. Readings: Luke 1:5-13, 39-45, 67-80. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series of “Couples that Count in Christianity”: Zacharias and Elizabeth Zebedee and Salome Ananias and Sapphira Aquila and Priscilla Philemon and Apphia

The Hand of the Lord was Upon Me (25 min)

Tom Bentley (1924-2011) preaches on the seven times “the hand of the Lord was upon me” occurs in the book of Ezekiel. In captivity in Babylon, Ezekiel was conscious of the Lord’s hand upon him in significant ways. (Message preached at the Stark Road Gospel Hall Conference, Livonia, MI, USA, October 1997)

What If That Was Your Last Chance? (24 min)

Jonathan Howard grew up hearing the gospel. He knew he was a sinner and he knew that Jesus died for sinners. He thought, “I believe it all, so why am I not saved?” One night in a gospel meeting a preacher set off an alarm clock that woke Jonathan up physically and spiritually! That very night, 5th Oct 1986, he understood for the first time that “Jesus died for me”. (Testimony given in Canada on 25th April 2021)

Daddy, If You Don’t Get Saved You’re Going to Hell (35 min)

Ralph Bunch didn’t know he needed to be saved until he was 24 years old. Growing up in Cold Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada, he took up a career in the military. Serving in Ontario, his daughter started attending Sunday School. Coming home from Sunday School one day she announced “Daddy, if you don’t get saved you’re going to hell”. Listen to hear how Ralph eventually got saved on 19th Feb 1981. (Testimony given in Canada 6th April 2021)

Is This The Most Avoided Doctrine in the Bible? (38 min)

Michael Penfold gives a basic introduction to the topic of separation from the world, one of the most avoided doctrines in the Bible. The Bible outlines a path of separation for the believer in Christ – ecclesiastical, social, political, marital and financial. Readings: John 12:31, Gal 6:14, 1 John 2:15-17, 2 Cor 6:14-18. (Sermon preached in Burnaby Gospel Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 14th May 2023) Click here for accompanying handout (Letter size) Complete series on Bible basics: Why Christians Need to be…

The Family is the Foundation of Society (33 min)

Michael Penfold gives a basic introduction to the topics of family, marriage and home. The family is the foundation of society, and marriage is the foundation of the family. Readings: Gen 1:27-28, Eph 5:22-23, 6:1-3, 1 Tim 2:15, 5:14, Titus 2:5. (Sermon preached in Burnaby Gospel Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 14th May 2023) Click here for accompanying handout (Letter size) Complete series on Bible basics: Why Christians Need to be Part of a Local Church Preaching is the Divinely Chosen Method Understanding…

Understanding the Bible’s 7 Dispensations (47 min)

Michael Penfold gives a basic introduction to the topic of dispensations. Each of the Bible’s 7 dispensations is marked by a 4-part cycle of: revelation, responsibility, rebellion and retribution. Readings: Luke 16:1-2, Mark 16:15, Acts 10:23, 34-42. (Sermon preached in Burnaby Gospel Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 13th May 2023) Click here for accompanying handout (Letter size) Complete series on Bible basics: Why Christians Need to be Part of a Local Church Preaching is the Divinely Chosen Method Understanding the Bible’s Seven Dispensations…

Preaching is the Divinely Chosen Method (49 min)

Michael Penfold gives a basic introduction to the topic of gospel preaching under 4 headings: the mandate, the multitude, the method and the message. Readings: Mark 16:15, Acts 10:23, 34-42. (Sermon preached in Burnaby Gospel Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 13th May 2023) Click here for accompanying handout (Letter size) Complete series on Bible basics: Why Christians Need to be Part of a Local Church Preaching is the Divinely Chosen Method Understanding the Bible’s Seven Dispensations The Family is the Foundation of…

Why Christians Need to be Part of a Local Church (44 min)

Michael Penfold gives a basic introduction to the topic of the local church under 4 headings: the plan, the purpose, the principle, the pattern. Readings: Matt 18:20, Acts 2:41-43, 15:14, 1 Cor 3:10, 14:37. (Sermon preached in Burnaby Gospel Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 13th May 2023) Click here for accompanying handout (Letter size) Complete series on Bible basics: Why Christians Need to be Part of a Local Church Preaching is the Divinely Chosen Method Understanding the Bible’s Seven Dispensations The Family…

Three Brothers Saved in One Night (22 min)

In a much-blessed month of gospel meetings in an old Schoolhouse in Millbrook, Nova Scotia, Canada, in the 1960’s, the Lord saved three brothers in one night. A few days later their mother and sister got saved. David Swan relates the fascinating story, which began when a preacher called Fred Holder sent a telegram to another preacher called Doug Howard, saying “I am free for the month of August. How about some gospel meetings?” Readings: John 3:16, 16:7-8, Luke 19:9-10.…

From Rags to Riches (32 min)

Bob Stairs grew up in difficult circumstances in New Brunswick, Canada. No modern conveniences, and all the kids in the large family sleeping in one bed. His family broke up when he was a small boy, and he ended up in a “poor farm”, a home for children and adults in need. He was moved around quite a bit but, by the grace of God, one foster home in which he stayed was run by a couple who knew the…

I Was A Heavy Metal Band Drummer (27 min)

Ken Biddington describes what he got into as a teenager as “heavy darkness”. He was a drummer in a heavy metal band, lived a drugs-and-party lifestyle and even had an altar in his bedroom. But in 1993 God intervened in his life. Some of his friends got saved. As Ken read the Bible his life was majorly impacted. He cut his hair, finished with his girlfriend and came off drugs. He tried to get saved, but to no avail. Then…

Give That Man A Boat! (24 min)

Just before David Flynn was born in 1962, his mother was saved (1957) and his father shortly after (1959). They were converted as a result of the labours of Herb Harris and George Campbell, who sailed on the “Missionary Gospel Messenger” boat around Newfoundland and preached the gospel in port after port. One day a man opposed to their efforts shot at the boat with a high-powered rifle and ruined the loud speaker that was broadcasting the gospel. David tells…

Saved While Preparing for a Children’s Meeting! (15 min)

Neil Morton relates the fascinating story of his conversion to Christ while preparing to take a children’s meeting. Neil had a profession when he was younger, but had never actually been saved. Years of anxiety and trouble came to an end in early 1993 as he studied how he would explain Acts 4:12 to a group of children. God works in mysterious ways. (Testimony given in Canada on 5th Mar 2021)

How A Country Boy Was Saved (30 min)

Steve Budd grew up in rural Eastern Canada. The gospel first impacted his family about 1930 when Isaac McMullan brought gospel meetings to one room School house in a country area just north of Moncton, New Brunswick, called “New Scotland”. Steve was a thoughtful, observant and serious-minded young child who, despite his tender age, experienced a real conversion to Christ in July 1960. (Testimony given in Canada in 8th Aug 2020). (Photo: Magnetic Hill, Moncton, NB, Canada)  

Major Prophets: Major Faith (37 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the faith of the 4 major prophets. Isaiah: faith in the midst of anxiety and fear. Jeremiah: faith in the midst of opposition and persecution. Ezekiel: faith in the midst of frustration and disappointment. Daniel: faith in the midst of pressure and intimidation. Reading: Isaiah 43:1-7. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 16th July 2023)

Hymn Singing and Scenery from the USA (50 min)

50 minutes of hymn singing by a group of men and women from Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, Michigan, USA, selected from a number of their CD’s, produced in the 1990’s and the 2000’s. Composer and director: Elizabeth Vallance. Hymn selection: Love, Wonderful Love of God & For God So Loved the World O Lord When We The Path Retrace O Lord It Is Thyself To Meet There is a Name I Love to Hear & Thank You Lord for…

Never to Come Back Anymore (38 min)

Steve Howard was a preacher’s son. But that didn’t make him a Christian. Born in 1949, he grew up on the East coast of Canada during the days when men like Herb Harris, Fred Holder, John McCracken and his own father Doug Howard, were pioneering gospel work in Newfoundland and the Maritimes. The prayers and tears of Herb Harris made a deep impression on young Steve, as did the “Two Roads Chart”. Another voice to Steve was the phrase John…

The Spirit Himself (59 min)

In the last of a 3 part series on “Resources in the Trinity”, David Gilliland preaches on “the Spirit Himself”. From the epistle to the Romans chapter 8 he looks at seven of the ministries of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the people of God. Readings: Rom 8:1-4, 8-17, 22-23. (Message preached in Ontario, Canada) Complete series: The Father Himself Jesus Himself The Spirit Himself

Jesus Himself (46 min)

In the second of a 3 part series on “Resources in the Trinity”, David Gilliland preaches on “Jesus Himself”. From Luke’s Gospel he links “Jesus Himself” with 1. the dignity of His person, 2. the dependence of His prayer life, 3. the drawing near of His presence and 4. the declaration of His peace. Readings: Luke 3:21-23, 38, 5:15-17, 24:13-17, 30-48. (Message preached in Ontario, Canada) Complete series: The Father Himself Jesus Himself The Spirit Himself

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

How a Zealous Hutterite Man Found Peace in Christ (14 min)

Cody Waldner grew up on a Hutterite colony in Manitoba, Canada. He kept all the rules, went to church regularly, got sprinkled, took communion, and even studied the Bible in German – but he could find no peace. His sins troubled him and his efforts to make himself acceptable to God weren’t working. At one point he even turned to alcohol just to soothe his pain. Listen to find out how Cody finally found true and lasting peace in Jesus…

The Worship, the Wedding, the War (27 min)

Norman Mellish preaches on the events surrounding the return of Christ to earth as recorded in Revelation Ch 19 – the 4 Alleluias, the marriage of the Lamb, the battle of Armageddon, the beast and the false prophet cast into the lake of fire, and the judgement of the living nations – all of which precede the inauguration of the 1,000 reign of Christ in His kingdom. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 24th Oct 1998)

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)

Football Got a Tremendous Grip on Me (40 min)

Born in Belfast, Sammy Maze was good with his feet as a young lad. He progressed well and knew the thrill of playing in front of 60,000 people at Old Trafford in Manchester. But the Lord worked in his life to bring the reality of eternity before his mind through early influences in Sunday School, and through a cousin who prayed for him and took him to gospel meetings. By the grace of God, Sammy was saved at an open…

All Hope Seemed to Have Gone (19 min)

Albert McShane (1914-2002) grew up in Kilmore, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. Deep impressions of eternal matters were made on his mind in Sunday School. As a child he lost a brother, and event which, with other family bereavements, weighed heavily on his heart. As a youngster he heard both Hawthorne Baillie and Frank Knox in series of gospel meetings. Troubled over many months, he was finally awakened to his urgent need of salvation in a prayer meeting in 3rd January…

Our Minds and Our Hardships (39 min)

In the last instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins takes up the issue of trials and hardships and how they affect our minds. He does so from the life of Job. Readings: Job 29:1-25, 30:1, 9, 16, 24, 42:9-17. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds and our helpfulness Our minds and our homes Our minds and our hot-headedness Our minds…

Our Minds and our Hopelessness (Depression) (52 min)

In the sixth instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins takes up the issue of depression and God’s “repair for our despair”. The story of Elijah running for his life in 1 Kings 19:1-19a is the Scripture passage under consideration. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds and our helpfulness Our minds and our homes Our minds and our hot-headedness Our minds…

Our Minds and Our Hot-headedness (50 min)

In the fifth instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins takes up the issue of anger, one of the works of the flesh. He takes up Jonah’s anger in Jonah Ch 4 and gives scriptural counsel on dealing with anger and becoming less hot-headed and more controlled in our minds. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds and our helpfulness Our minds…

Our Minds and Our Homes (51 min)

In the fourth instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins emphasises the incredibly important impact of our thinking on marriage, family and the home. Readings: Eph 5:21-6:4, Heb 13:4. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds and our helpfulness Our minds and our homes Our minds and our hot-headedness Our minds and our hopelessness Our minds and our hardships

Our Minds and Our Helpfulness (52 min)

In the third instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins explains what it is to have the mind of Christ. It will make us helpful harmonious people, willing to serve others, and not standing on ceremony demanding apologies and making sure we get our pound of flesh. Reading: Eph 4:25-32, Phil 2:2-8, 1 Cor 13:4-7. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds…

Our Minds and Our Holiness (46 min)

In the second instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins explains the importance of the Christian mind in living a holy life. What fills our minds directs our feet and regulates our lives. You are what you think. Reading: Gen 1:1-3, 31, Prov 4:23, 16:32, 25:28, Eph 4:23-5:16. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds and our helpfulness Our minds and our…

Our Minds and Our Hearts (53 min)

In the first instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins explains what the Bible means when it talks about “the mind”, i.e. a person’s non-material being, made up of intellect, emotion and will. How does a Christian’s mind differ from that of an unbeliever? Reading: Psa 139:23-24. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds and our helpfulness Our minds and our homes…

I Wasn’t Sure If God Was Satisfied With My Believing (20 min)

Phil Howard grew up in a Christian family. His father was a travelling evangelist. As a 4-year-old young Phil was coaxed into a profession of faith which wasn’t real. Over the years he had doubts and struggles, especially when one persistent and perceptive preacher, Mr Fred Holder, kept asking him if he was saved. The Lord eventually used the parable of the two foundations in Matthew Ch 7 to reveal Phil’s true situation, which led to Him finding true rest…

What Wilt Thou Say When He Shall Punish Thee? (25 min)

Peter Smyth grew up in an area of Northern Ireland that was greatly impacted by “the troubles”, yet as he tells his conversion story, it is “soul trouble” that impacted him for eternity. Sitting under earnest gospel preaching, a verse from Jeremiah deeply concerned him: “What wilt thou say when He shall punish thee?” (Jer 13:21). Readings: Gen 28:10-21, 47:7-10, 48:1-4, 49:33. (Testimony given in Chalfont St Peter, 9th Apr 2023)

Reverencing a Real God (24 min)

How real is God to me? Is He a living reality in my life day by day? Brandon Doll preaches on reverencing a real God and the effect that this should have. He develops his theme from three passages in Deuteronomy about fearing the Lord. Readings: Heb 5:7-9, 12:28-29. (Message preached Stout, Iowa, USA, April 2022)

The Reality of the Local Assembly (49 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the reality of assembly fellowship, and reminds his audience of a number of features of an assembly from 1 Corinthians Ch 14; completeness, composition, convocations, concord, contribution and consideration. Readings: 1 Cor 14:23-26, 32-34, 39-40. (Message preached at Cork Conference, Ireland)

The Unrestrained Flesh (40 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on a third obstacle to the life of faith, “the unrestrained flesh”. The flesh, with its covetousness and cravings, causes strife and contentions among believers. Reading: James 4:1-3. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 2nd July 2023) Complete series: The untamed tongue The untrained mind The unrestrained flesh

The Untrained Mind (37 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the untrained mind, another “obstacle to a life of faith” outlined in the New Testament epistle of James. Our minds either exhibit earthly wisdom or heavenly wisdom. The characteristics of each are set forth. Reading: James 3:13-18 (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter on 11th June 2023) Complete series: 1, The untamed tongue 2. The untrained mind 3. The unrestrained flesh

The Untamed Tongue (43 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the untamed tongue, one of the “obstacles to a life of faith” outlined in the New Testament epistle of James. He explains the metaphors used – horses’ bits, ships’ rudders etc. Reading: James 3:1-12 (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter on 28th May 2023) Complete series: The untamed tongue The untrained mind The unrestrained flesh

The Rapture of the Church (28 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on the next event in God’s prophetic programme – the rapture of the church prior to the beginning of “the tribulation”, outlining its characteristics and its sequence. Readings: John 14:1-3, 1 Cor 15:51-58, 1 Thess 4:13-18. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 4th Nov 2013)

Spiritual Survival Secrets for Students (30 min)

John Dennison preaches on how to succeed and survive at School and University, from the experiences of Daniel and his three friends in Babylon. How does a young person cope with the pressure to conform to the culture around them in their educational environment? Readings: Acts 7:20-22, 19:9, 22:3, Dan 1:3-20, 2:17-18, 6:10. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, Nov 2011)

Christ Supreme (32 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on “Christ supreme” from Hebrews Chapter 1. This glorious chapter sets out Christ’s unique relationship, His unbroken relationship, and His undisputed relationship. Then follows details of the power, permanence and pre-eminence of Christ’s kingdom. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, Nov 2011)

5 Mentions of “Until” the Lord Comes (47 min)

Tom Armstrong preaches on 5 mentions of “until I come”, or “until the Lord comes” etc. in the New Testament. He speaks about truth and testimony until the Lord returns to receive us and review us. Readings: John 21:21, 1 Cor 11:23-27, Rev 2:25, Luke 19:12-19, 1 Cor 4:5 (Message preached in Ballymena on 7th Jan 2023)

The Prayers (32 min)

Elton Fairfield preaches on “the prayers” in Acts 2:42 and develops a message on the assembly prayer meeting(s). Prayer’s importance, characteristics, subject, delight, basics and voice. (Message preached in Ballymena, 21st Oct 2020) Complete series on “following Christ”; The apostles’ doctrine Fellowship Breaking of bread Prayers

The Breaking of Bread (27 min)

Elton Fairfield preaches on the “breaking of bread”, the Lord’s Supper, under 4 headings. A command to appreciate, a cross to announce, a coming to anticipate, and a chastening to acknowledge. Readings: Acts 2:41-43, 1 Cor 11:20-34. (Message preached in Ballymena, 14th Oct 2020) Complete series on “following Christ”; The apostles’ doctrine Fellowship Breaking of bread Prayers

The Fellowship (25 min)

Elton Fairfield preaches on what it means to be in assembly fellowship, concentrating first on the “bonds” of fellowship, before dealing with the “boundaries” of fellowship. Reading: Acts 2:41-47. (Message preached in Ballymena, 31st Sept 2020) Complete series on “following Christ”; The apostles’ doctrine Fellowship Breaking of bread Prayers

The Apostles’ Doctrine (27 min)

Elton Fairfield preaches on what happens after a person gets saved – they start following Christ. After baptism, they continue steadfastly in 4 things, the first of which is “the apostles’ doctrine”. Their doctrine (teaching) is summed up in 4 words: gospel, gifts, gatherings and glory. Reading: Acts 2:41-42. (Message preached in Ballymena, 30th Sept 2020) Complete series on “following Christ”; The apostles’ doctrine Fellowship Breaking of bread Prayers

Conformed or Transformed? (11 min)

Brandon Doll preaches on the challenge of Romans 12:1-2 – be not conformed, but be transformed. Israel wanted to be “like the nations”; our temptation is to be “conformed to the world”, but God’s will for us is to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. (Message preached in Highland, WI, USA, 2021)

I Hit Absolute Rock Bottom (41 min)

Born in Iraq, Bachar Mouchi’s persecuted family fled to Lebanon and finally ended up in Canada. There young Bachar became involved in drugs and crime, hitting rock bottom in prison. Out on parole and working in a metal factory, Bachar’s boss invited him to the Gospel Hall in Richmond, British Columbia, where he heard a message that transformed his life. (Recorded in Parkview Gospel Hall, Abbotsford, BC, Canada, 11th June 2023)

Run Well (27 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on running the Christian race well, highlighting the contest of the race, chastening in the race, the course of the race and the climax of the race in Hebrews Ch 12. (Message preached at the Stark Road Gospel Hall conference, Livonia, MI, USA, Nov 2011)

Love Always Hurts (24 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on love as the essential ingredient in an assembly. Love described, love demanded, love desired, love denied and love developed. Readings: John 13:34-35, Rom 5:5, 1 Cor 13:1-14:1, Gal 5:13-18, 22a, Col 3:12-14, 1 Pet 1:22, 1 John 3:17-18, 4:7-8, 18-21. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, Nov 2010)

Becoming Active Again for the Lord (25 min)

Spiritual dormancy is something that creeps up on you and, before you know it, you’ve slowed down, settled down and stopped working for the Lord. Hear Haggai’s message again, expounded by John Dennison, and be stirred to renewed activity for the Saviour. Readings: Ezra 4:24-5:1, 6:14, Haggai 1:1-15. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, Nov 2011)

A City Where You Don’t Belong (38 min)

Elton Fairfield preaches on the city built by Cain and named after his son Enoch – a city of manufacturing and music, but a city without God – and draws lessons for us in our relationship to the world. Readings: Gen 4:16-24, 5:18-24, Heb 11:5-6, 11-16, Jude 1:11-17, Rev 21:1-3. (Message preached in Ballymena 20th Oct 2018)

From a Measuring Line to a Plumb Line (51 min)

Zerubbabel lived in “a day of small things” – but in the book of Zechariah a series of visions were given that encouraged him to build for God and see the temple restored. Jim Allen looks at 4 of those visions and explains the lessons contained in them about God’s presence, priesthood, power and principles. Readings: Zechariah 2:1-11, 4:8-10. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 31st Mar 1999)

Knowing Him (44 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the topic of “knowing Him”, as the secret of the Christian life. Christ the purpose, the power and the pattern for living. Readings: Phil 1:19-21, Gal 2:20, 1 Cor 10:32-11:1. (Message preached in Langley, BC, Canada, 12th May 2023) Complete Series – What every Christian should know Knowing for sure you are saved Knowing you are dead and risen with Christ Knowing Him

Knowing You Are Dead and Risen with Christ (46 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the topic of Christian being dead and risen with Christ. Understanding this “positional truth” is transformational. Three key words in Romans 6:1-14 are highlighted: know, reckon and yield. (Message preached in Langley, BC, Canada, 11th May 2023) Complete Series – What every Christian should know Knowing for sure you are saved Knowing you are dead and risen with Christ Knowing Him

Knowing For Sure You Are Saved (46 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the assurance of salvation – how to know you are truly saved. The Bible states clearly that a person can know, but many struggle with doubts. After looking are a few common unreliable indicators of assurance, Mr Penfold outlines the biblical way to know you are saved. Reading: 1 John 5:5-13. (Message preached in Langley, BC, Canada, 10th May 2023) Complete Series – What every Christian should know Knowing for sure you are saved Knowing you…

Enjoying What We Have (43 min)

David Gilliland preaches on “possessing our possessions”, Christians enjoying the things “we have”. We have forgiveness, peace, a great high priest, an anchor, access, a more sure Word of prophecy, a treasure in earthen vessels, and a building of God a house not made with hands. Reading: Obadiah 1:17-22. (Message preached in Ballymena, 31st Dec 2019)

Far Above All (43 min)

Elton Fairfield preaches a wide-ranging message on the person of Christ – His essence, His exaltation and His experience. Christ is “far above all”. Readings: Heb 1:1-3, Eph 1:15-2:1, Matt 17:1-5. (Message preached in Ballymena, 12.10.2019)

Is Christ Enough? (25 min)

Peter, the disciple, asked the Lord one day “What shall we have?”, in return for forsaking everything and following Christ. Brandon Doll takes a look at this narrative and asks “Is Christ enough?” Reading: Matt 19:26-20:16. (Message preached at LaCrosse Conference, Wisconsin, USA, in 2019)

Priesthood, Sacrifice and Worship (55 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the three related topics of priesthood, sacrifice and worship. He outlines the biblical teaching of “the priesthood of all believers” and opens up various important principles connected with our approach to God. (Message preached in Ballymena on 7th Dec 2019)

Appreciating the House of God (38 min)

Sandy Higgins preaches on the revelation of the “house of God” in Scripture and the implications of the term for Christians today. Readings: Gen 28:10-22, 1 Tim 3:15. (Message preached in Hatboro, PA, USA, 28th Mar 2023)

Consecration (52 min)

John Fleck preaches on the topic consecration under three headings: its motivation, its mindset and its marks. Readings: Rom 12:1-9, 13:1, 14:1-3, 10-12, 15:1-3, 19b-20, 16:1-13. (Message preached in Banbridge Gospel Hall, 28th April 2023) Complete series: Redemption Adoption Election Resurrection Consecration

Resurrection (52 min)

John Fleck preaches on the topic of the resurrection of Christ and all that flows from it, including the gifts given by the risen Christ to the church. Readings: John 19:40-20:11a, 19-21, Acts 2:23-25, 1 Cor 15:3-8. (Message preached in Banbridge Gospel Hall, 27th April 2023) Complete series: Redemption Adoption Election Resurrection Consecration

Election (61 min)

John Fleck preaches on the topic of election. The “problem” over the centuries with this issue, the programme of election, the present election, and the preaching of election. Reading: Eph 1:1-4. (Message preached in Banbridge Gospel Hall, 26th April 2023) Complete series: Redemption Adoption Election Resurrection Consecration

Adoption (46 min)

John Fleck preaches on the topic of adoption – sonship – under 6 headings: its Author, its arrival, its assurance, attitude, afflictions and anticipation. Readings: Rom 8:14-23, Gal 4:1-6, Eph 1:3-5. (Message preached in Banbridge Gospel Hall, 25th April 2023) Complete series: Redemption Adoption Election Resurrection Consecration

Redemption (52 min)

John Fleck preaches on the topic of redemption, outlining the call for redemption, the character of redemption and the cost of redemption. Readings: Rom 3:23-24, 1 Cor 6:20, Eph 1:7-14, Heb 2:14-15, 1 Pet 1:18-21, 2:1-2. (Message preached in Banbridge Gospel Hall, 24th April 2023) Complete series: Redemption Adoption Election Resurrection Consecration

Kilravock Conference Singing (52 min)

50 minutes of acapella hymn singing from the Kilravock conference that was held annually in Kilravock Castle, which lies between Inverness and Nairn in Scotland. This recording was made in the 1970’s. 00:00 I Am The Lord’s O Joy Beyond Expression 01:21 O Lord Who Now Art Seated 04:34 Rejoice! the Lord is King 06:54 O Christ He is the Fountain 11:11 My Redeemer! O What Beauties 14:17 Look Ye Saints the Sight is Glorious 16:44 Abba, Father! We Adore…

Exposition of Genesis Ch 5 (37 min)

Sandy Higgins expounds Genesis chapter 5 and highlights the story of the life and translation of Enoch, the man who walked with God, but who “was not” because God took Him. Reading: Genesis 5. (Message preached in North America) Complete series: Exposition of Genesis 1 Exposition of Genesis 2 Exposition of Genesis 3 Exposition of Genesis 4 Exposition of Genesis 5

Exposition of Genesis Ch 4 (39 min)

Sandy Higgins expounds Genesis chapter 4, which outlines the beginning of the world’s cities and its culture, as mankind tries to make itself comfortable outside of Eden’s garden, but without God. Reading: Genesis 4. (Message preached in North America) Complete series: Exposition of Genesis 1 Exposition of Genesis 2 Exposition of Genesis 3 Exposition of Genesis 4 Exposition of Genesis 5

Exposition of Genesis Ch 3 (37 min)

Sandy Higgins expounds the crucial and critical chapter 3 of Genesis, which outlines the fall of mankind and all that flows from it. This chapter contains the first prophecy in the Bible, of the seed (Christ) who would crush the serpent’s head. Reading: Genesis 3. (Message preached in North America) Complete series: Exposition of Genesis 1 Exposition of Genesis 2 Exposition of Genesis 3 Exposition of Genesis 4 Exposition of Genesis 5

Exposition of Genesis Ch 2 (34 min)

Sandy Higgins summarises the first 5 books of the Bible before giving an exposition of Genesis chapter 2, a chapter in which the creation of Adam and the formation of Eve, and their placing in the Garden of Eden, are outlined. Reading: Genesis 2. (Message preached in North America) Complete series: Exposition of Genesis 1 Exposition of Genesis 2 Exposition of Genesis 3 Exposition of Genesis 4 Exposition of Genesis 5

Exposition of Genesis Ch 1 (44 min)

Sandy Higgins introduces Genesis and gives an exposition of Chapter 1, a chapter that is divinely inspired and must be taken literally. Reading: Genesis 1. (Message preached in North America) Complete series: Exposition of Genesis 1 Exposition of Genesis 2 Exposition of Genesis 3 Exposition of Genesis 4 Exposition of Genesis 5

How to Obtain Righteousness from God (23 min)

The key issue between God and you is righteousness. In your natural human condition, you are unrighteous. Says the Bible, “There is none righteous, no not one.” Religion cannot change this basic fact. Righteousness is not obtainable by law, works or human effort. However, as Frank Sona explains, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God can declare you righteous, without works on your part. Place your faith for salvation in Jesus Christ alone and God will credit righteousness…

The Consequences of Our Heavenly Calling (44 min)

PART 7 – Michael Penfold preaches on the Christian’s citizenship. God has severed our links with a world under judgment. We are dead to the world, and are now a heavenly people, linked to a “Man in the glory”. But what are the consequences of our heavenly calling and how should we relate to the world in which we still live? Readings: John 12:31, 1 Cor 10:32, Phil 1:27-30, 3:20-21. (Message preached in Manchester, CT, USA, 30th Mar 2023) Complete…

Discovering and Using My Gift (51 min)

PART 6 – Michael Penfold preaches on the Christian’s stewardship of time, talent (gift), treasure and truth. Every Christian has one or more divinely given spiritual gifts, but how do you discover and use that gift? Readings: 1 Pet 4:10-11, 1 Cor 12:1, 4-6, 12-28. (Message preached in Manchester, CT, USA, 29th Mar 2023) Complete series on “critical assembly issues”: The evangelical revolution (Ownership and Lordship) Why are head coverings in only one chapter? (Headship) What’s involved in being part…

What is the Biblical Church Leadership Model? (54 min)

PART 5 – Michael Penfold looks at the issue of “church leadership” (identification, designation, qualification, classification). Today’s mainline denominations use a hierarchical form of governance involving regional bishops. Large independent evangelical churches tend to have a group of “Pastors” who are responsible to a “board of elders”. Are either of these models scriptural? If not, what is the biblical model for assembly leadership? Readings: Acts 20:17, 28, 1 Pet 5:1-4, Titus 1:5-9. (Message preached in Manchester, CT, USA, 28th Mar…

It Matters How We Worship (50 min)

PART 4 – Michael Penfold preaches on concept and character of worship in the present dispensation. How churches worship has totally changed in the past 70 years, as music and emotion have come to the fore, but the Scripture is clear that we cannot just worship as we please, we must worship “in spirit and in truth”. Readings: 1 Pet 2:4-5, 9, Heb 13:13-16, John 4:19-24. (Message preached in Manchester, CT, USA, 27th Mar 2023) Complete series on “critical assembly…

What’s Involved in Being Part of an Assembly? (51 min)

PART 3 – Michael Penfold preaches on the privileges and responsibilities of being in fellowship in a New Testament assembly. In light of what Scripture has to say on this subject, what are we to make of an “open table” and inter-denominationalism? Readings: Acts 2:41-43, 9:26-28. (Message preached in Manchester, CT, USA, 26th Mar 2023) Complete series on “critical assembly issues”: The evangelical revolution (Ownership and Lordship) Why are head coverings in only one chapter? (Headship) What’s involved in being…

Why Are Head Coverings in Only One Chapter? (52 min)

PART 2 – The present-day use of head coverings is sometimes questioned because “they are only in one chapter of the Bible”. Michael Penfold addresses this issue as he sets out the order, meaning, operation and symbols of the biblical doctrine of “headship”. Readings: 1 Cor 11:1-17, 1 Tim 2:8-15. (Message preached in Manchester, CT, USA, 25th Mar 2023) Complete series on “critical assembly issues”: The evangelical revolution (Ownership and Lordship) Why are head coverings in only one chapter? (Headship)…

The Evangelical Revolution (48 min)

PART 1 – The evangelical revolution of recent years has, in many places, turned “the church” into a reflection of the consumer culture that surrounds it. Michael Penfold looks at the topic of the relationship of Christ to the local assembly – He owns it, He dwells in it, He rules it – to refocus our thoughts biblically on this issue. Readings: 2 Tim 4:1-3, 1 Cor 14:37. (Message preached in Manchester, CT, USA, 25th Mar 2023) Complete series on…

He Must Reign (42 min)

Mark Sweetnam preaches on the topic of the “Millennium”, answering two questions: “Why must there be a Millennium?” Divine purpose demands it! The glory of Christ demands it! And secondly, what does it mean to me? Readings: 1 Cor 15:21-27, Rev 20:1-7, Eph 1:7-12. (Message preached in Ballymena, 24th Nov 2018)