Mervyn Hall gives an overview of the epistle to the Hebrews. He outlines the epistle’s genre, title, audience, author, date, subject and contents. The theme of Christ’s supremacy and superiority and how the epistle’s author presents it (construction, progression and conclusion) is laid out chapter by chapter. Hebrews is a vital New Testament book – a working knowledge of its contents will greatly edify and benefit the Bible student (Message preached 17th Mar 2016)
Peter Scarsbrook gives an overview of the apostle Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians. He works through the 16 chapters of the epistle one by one, outlining each chapter’s chief characteristics and giving practical teaching therefrom. He contends that “carnality” was the chief problem at Corinth which in turn gave rise to all of the other problems in the assembly (division, immorality, idolatry etc.) (Message preached 10th Mar 2016)
Gordon Stewart gives an overview of the gospel of John. He highlights John’s content, context and purpose as he sets out the themes and format of the 4th gospel. He speaks of Christ as the soul winner (Chs 1-4), the Shepherd (Chs 5-12), the School teacher (Chs 13-17) and the Sacrifice (Chs 18-21) before rounding off his message with a look at the glory of Christ in the gospel (Message preached 25th Feb 2016)
Gary Woods gives an overview of the book of Zechariah. He gives the setting and context of the book, outlines the main characters of the time period (Haggai, Zechariah, Zerubbabel and Joshua) and touches on the 8 visions in the prophecy. The Christological references in the “branch” prophecies of 3:8 and 6:12 are developed, as well as the important prophetic passages in Chs 12-14 which are looked at from a dispensational viewpoint (Message preached 11th Feb 2016)
John Salisbury gives an overview of the book of Joel. A much neglected but important book, Joel is the first Bible writer to mention “the day of the Lord”. He is the first of the “writing prophets” and the first writer to outline the end of the age and the Millennial Kingdom. This is a thorough, detailed and comprehensive look at Joel’s prophecy and its five sections. 46 min
Dan Rudge gives an overview of the book of Daniel. He looks at it historically, critically, Biblically, analytically, prophetically and practically. Details are given about the 3 invasions of Nebuchadnezzar, the life and times of Daniel, the major visions of the book and a good deal about the critical attacks on Daniel’s writings and how to counteract the same. For a chart of the book of Daniel to go with this message, click here (Message preached 28th Jan 2016)
Scott Dunn gives an overview of the book of Isaiah. He outlines Isaiah’s great theme of salvation in its near aspect and its future aspect. He looks at King Ahaz and King Hezekiah’s different reactions to enemy attack and highlights Israel/Judah’s perpetual problem of relying on other nations instead of on the Lord. Finally he introduces “God’s perfect Servant”, the Messiah, who submissively trusted in His God, unlike Israel. Through Him, the Lord Jesus, God will yet bring national and…
Michael Penfold gives an overview of the book of Genesis. He explains the crucial nature of the book, being the fountain head of the many rivers of truth that run throughout the rest of Scripture. He defends the Mosaic authorship of the book and emphasises the reliability of the creation account. The book is divided into 4 events in the first 11 chapters and 4 men in the last 39 chapters. The crucial hinge of the book, Gen 12:1-3, is…
Mervyn Hall gives and overview of Romans. Paul’s epistle to the Romans is a pivotal New Testament book and a grasp of its contents will be a major blessing to every Christian. Dividing the book into three sections, Mervyn concentrates on the two hinges of Romans at 3:21 and 12:1 as he outlines Paul’s gospel diagnosis, his gospel prescription and the outcome for those who believe the gospel…they live it! Click here for a PDF outline of Romans (Message preached…
PART 1 – Mervyn Hall gives an introduction to the Old Testament book of Ruth. He outlines a number of ways in which the book can be approached – historically, doctrinally, dispensationally, practically and devotionally. This message presents a helpful overview of this precious jewel of a book, and serves to open up numerous avenues of profitable study (Message given Apr 26th 2015)
Mervyn Hall gives an introduction to and an overview of the book of Proverbs, helpfully dividing up its chapters, outlining its features and explaining its place within the canon of Scripture. He highlights various linguistic features of the book – restatements, amplifications and contrasts – and points out the need to distinguish between absolutisms, truisms and generalisations (Message preached 31st Aug 2014)
Mervyn Hall gives an introductory overview to Paul’s first epistle to the Thessalonians. He gives the background of the epistle, explains its structure and outlines its purpose and relevance for 21st century readers. The central theme of the second coming of Christ is also highlighted (Message preached 13th Mar 2014) (Photo: March of Galerius, Thessaloniki).
Michael Penfold gives an overview of the two single chapter epistles of 2nd and 3rd John. He speak on each epistle’s author, audience, aspect, approach, aim and arrangement. He analyses the epistles, comparing and contrasting them side by side highlighting their interwoven themes of love and truth (Message preached 14th Oct 2013)
Mervyn Hall gives an introductory overview to Paul’s epistle to the Philippians under 4 main headings: its background, breakdown, burden and bearing. He outlines the three main prison epistles as: Ephesians – “the body…in Christ”, Philippians – “the mind…of Christ”, and Colossians “the head…is Christ” (Message preached 28th Feb 2013)
Sandy Higgins gives an overview of Paul’s epistle to the Philippians. This is a masterly treatment of the epistle and will open up the chapters to the listener in a clear and helpful manner (Ministry given in Bicester, Easter 5th April 2007)
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