A Complete Theology of the Gospel

A Complete Theology of the Gospel

Preaching the Gospel Part 2 (25 min)

Michael Penfold gives guidance on preparing and delivering gospel messages. He describes the three main categories of gospel messages, and the three essential parts each message must have. He gives pointers as to how to effectively preach with repentance and faith as the desired result (Message preached 16th Oct 2011).

Preaching the Gospel Part 1 (27 min)

Michael Penfold gives Biblical counsel on gospel preaching and holding an audience’s attention. He describes the necessary attitude and bearing of the preacher, a man who will feel the burden of the message, and whose preaching must be scriptural, serious, simple and structured (Message preached 9th Oct 2011)

Eternal Security (31 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the eternal security of the believer. He deals with the oft-raised objection, “If a person is ‘once saved always saved’, doesn’t that mean they can live as they like and still go to heaven”? (Message preached 25th Sept 2011)

How Can I be Sure I am Saved? (27 min)

Michael Penfold addresses the question “How can I be sure I am saved?” He explains that the work of Christ secures salvation, the word of God settles salvation and the witness of the Spirit seals salvation. Blessed assurance – Christ’s work for us, God’s word to us and the Spirit’s witness in us. (Message preached 18th Sept 2011)

What Does it Mean to “Come to Christ”? (22 min)

From the parable of the sower, Michael Penfold preaches on what it means to truly “come to Christ”. Not a physical act, nor a mere mental act, not a mystical act, nor even a mere “decision”, but a definite resting on the person and work of Christ for salvation (Message preached 11th Sept 2011)

What Does it Mean to Believe? (26 min)

Mervyn Hall addresses the question, “What does it mean to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ?” He explains the concept of “receiving Christ” and outlines what is involved in the sinner trusting in Christ for salvation (Message preached 4th Sept 2011)

What is Biblical Repentance? (24 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the vital subject of “repentance”. A definition, the doctrine and the demands of repentance. By way of illustration he contrasts the repentance of the prodigal son with the mere regret of Judas (Message preached 31st July 2011)

What is Conviction of Sin? (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on “conviction of sin”. He seeks to explain what it is, and what it is not, so that as witnesses, preachers and parents, we can be discerning in dealing with souls (Message preached 17th July 2011)

The Exclusivity of the Gospel (29 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the exclusive claims of the gospel. He deals with the issue of whether people who have never heard the gospel can still get to heaven. Rob Bell’s universalist book “Love Wins” is addressed, as is pluralism and inclusivism in general (Message preached 3rd July 2011)

What is Redemption? (28 min)

Mervyn Hall expounds the truth of redemption, which he defines as “to deliver in full by buying back”. Different Bible root words are examined as the truth of sinners being set free from the slave market of sin is examined (Message preached 19th June 2011)

What is Justification by Faith? (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on “justification”. He clears up the Reformed confusion which says that the righteous life of Christ is imputed to the sinner, explaining instead that “righteousness from God” is imputed on the basis of the death of Christ (Message preached 5th June 2011)

What is Propitiation? (26 min)

Michael Penfold expounds how the gospel meets the real need of the sinner – cleansing, justification, reconciliation etc. – all of which are based on the propitiation made at the cross (Message given 29th May 2011)

The Cross, Blood and Death of Christ (24 min)

Mervyn Hall outlines the doctrinal meaning behind the cross, the blood and the death of Christ. Some distinctions between these themes are explained, but care is taken to show that they form a glorious whole as to the finished work of Christ (Message preached 22nd May 2011)

The Necessity of the Cross (27 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the necessity of the cross and the suitability of Christ as Saviour. Both Christ and His cross were divinely appointed and prophetically predicted. Mervyn explains why God’s remedy, “Christ crucified”, is the only way to heaven (Message preached 15th May 2011)

Why Good Works Cannot Save (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the futility of good works to merit salvation. He explains why God views such good works as filthy rags, and outlines ways in which this can be expounded effectively in gospel preaching (Message preached May 1st 2011)

The Wrath and Judgment of God (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the vital subject of the judgment of God – its reality, solemnity, eventuality, unavoidability, accuracy and finality. He speaks of God’s wrath approaching, accumulating, abiding and appeased (Message given 17th April 2011)

God’s Right to Judge Sin and Sinner (23 min)

Mervyn Hall expounds upon the theme of God’s eternal, creatorial and legal right to judge sin and sinners. He outlines three results of God’s holy character and His righteous demands against sin – death in Adam, eternal punishment, and the propitiatory satisfaction made in the death of Christ on the cross (Message preached 20th Mar 2011)

The World’s False Measures of Justice (30 min)

Mervyn Hall examines 4 of the world’s false philosophies – utilitarianism, libertarianism, Kantianism and Aristotelianism – and explains how these systems of thought have corrupted sinful man’s view of God’s justice and His judgment on sin (Message preached 13th Mar 2011)

The Nature of the Sinner’s Need (23 min)

Michael Penfold gives a 12-point description of the sinner (rebellious, dead, lost, guilty etc.), outlining the stark Biblical picture of the sinner’s true condition “under sin” and “under sentence” (Message preached 20th Feb 2011)

Man’s Position Before God (26 min)

“What is man?” Mervyn Hall expounds on the nature of man: uniquely privileged and blessed, yet falling into a state of sin, death and condemnation through his rebellion in the garden of Eden (Message preached 6th Feb 2011)

The Gospel Must be God-Centred (27 min)

Mervyn Hall expounds on the need to keep gospel preaching “God-centred”. He includes some interesting comments on the best-selling Campus Crusade tract “The 4 Spiritual Laws” (Message preached 9th Jan 2011)

Why God Chose Preaching (21 min)

Michael Penfold sets forth numerous reasons why drama is an unsuitable method of communicating the gospel, and explains why God specifically ordained the means of “preaching” (Message preached 21st Nov 2010)

The Source and Immutability of the Gospel (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the source of the gospel message, explaining that it is a sacred immutable deposit that God gave to Paul, about man’s ruin, God’s remedy and man’s responsibility to repent and believe (Message preached 7th Nov 2010)

Preaching the Gospel (34 min)

Phil Coulson preaches a weighty message from Acts 28 on the dignity of public preaching and the purity of the message of the gospel. He passes comment on the use of PowerPoint in gospel preaching (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 5th April 2010)

What is Propitiation? (37 min)

PROPITIATION – Michael Penfold teaches on the subject of propitiation – the sacrifice of Christ that satisfies the just demands of God against sin and appeases His wrath. He explains that ‘atonement’ is the Old Testament equivalent of the New Testament concept of ‘propitiation’ (Message preached 29th March 2007)