Doctrinal messages

Doctrinal messages

What Does Christ Do As Our Advocate? (26 min)

Ian Jackson expounds the role of Christ as the believer’s advocate. Exactly what does He do in that role? When, how and why does His advocacy work? Reading: 1 John 2:1-2. (Recorded in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Ontario, Canada, 25th May 2024)

The Laws of Bible Interpretation (Hermeneutics) (20 min)

Norman Crawford gives an introduction to the laws of Bible interpretation, a discipline known as hermeneutics. He discusses the laws of context, relevance, positive pattern, total mention, plain sense, grammar, first mention and progressive mention, using the doctrine of the local church throughout as he gives examples of the laws in operation. (Recorded in Jackson, MI, USA) See also: How to Understand and Interpret Bible Prophecy (Phil Coulson)

Born as Children: Placed as Sons (9 min)

Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on the truth of “sonship” which he calls “the greatest blessing in the New Testament”, distinguishing between what it means to be a child of God and a son of God. (Recorded in Lossiemouth Gospel Hall, Scotland)

Your Three Enemies (44 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the Christian’s three enemies – the world, the flesh and the Devil. Deliverance from these three enemies is outlined in Paul’s epistles to the Galatians: from the Devil in Ch. 2, from the flesh in Ch. 5 and from the world in Ch. 6. Readings: Gal 2:20, 5:24, 6:14. (Recorded in Northampton, 23rd Oct 1999)

Are Believers Priests Only in the Local Assembly? (28 min)

Robert Surgenor preaches on the nature of the priesthood of believers in the present church dispensation. What exactly does it mean to be a priest today? What are the functions of a priest? Are believers priests only when they meet together in the local church? Readings: Exod 19:6, 1 Chron 23:13, Rev 1:4-6. (Recorded in North America, 3rd Dec 1995)

Q&A with Harry Bell (40 min)

Harry Bell (1905-1976) gives spontaneous answers to live questions posed to him in 1964 at a Bible Conference held in Plas Menai, Llanfairfechan, North Wales. List of questions: What does “If thine eye offend thee cut it out” mean? Who are the two witnesses in Revelation Ch 11? Did the Lord Jesus die on a cross or a stake? Did the Lord Jesus die on a Friday? Are the last 12 verses of Mark 16 part of Mark’s original gospel?…

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)

What Happened When You Were Saved? (35 min)

John Grant preaches on some of the things that happened when you were saved – in relation to sin, the world, and the law. From Paul’s New Testament epistles he looks at the stronghold of sin, separation from the world, and security and salvation in Christ. (Message preached in the USA in 2011)

Headship and Lordship Explained (45 min)

David Vallance explains the meaning of the two biblical concepts of ‘headship’ and ‘lordship’, distinguishing between them and drawing out their significance creatorially, ecclesiastically, maritally, individually and universally. Readings: 1 Cor 1:1-3, 9, 8:5-6, 11:2-16, 12:2-3, 16:22-24. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 28th July 2021)

If Anyone Sins (43 min)

Albert Leckie (1920-1988) preaches on what happens when a believer sins. Says 1 John 2:1: “We have an advocate with the Father”. What is meant by “the advocate” and what is involved in the “advocacy of Christ”? A sermon on the work of Christ in the restoration of the sinning believer. (Message preached in Quarry Lane Gospel Hall, Birmingham, Oct 1974).

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 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)

One God in Three Persons (42 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the vital and fundamental doctrine of the Trinity – God in three persons. He explains that the Lord Jesus is not “part of God”. Each person in the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is wholly, equally, simultaneously and fully God. Mervyn exposes Arianism, modalism and tri-theism, and identifies their modern proponents. He also explains why illustrating the Trinity using examples such as the sun, water, clover leaf or an egg, is misleading and…