The Primacy of Preaching

The Primacy of Preaching

The Case for a Gospel Meeting (15 min)

What has happened to the gospel meeting? Sidelined, replaced or cancelled in many places, can a case still be made for holding a gospel meeting? After 60 years of full-time gospel preaching, Norman Crawford (1927-2013) spoke at a conference on the topic of “the gospel meeting” and provided a positive case from 1. the words used in the New Testament and 2. from the history of apostolic outreach in the book of Acts. Essential listening. Readings: 1 Tim 3:14-16, 1…

The Landmark of the Gospel Meeting (30 min)

Jon Procopio follows up his message on the landmark of the prayer meeting with a message on the landmark of the gospel meeting. In another powerful sermon, Jonathan flags up the importance of preaching the gospel and urges his audience not to abandon gospel preaching, nor to add to it, nor to replace it with other methods that are not found in Scripture. Jonathan’s insightful message is based on Scripture and backed up by decades of experience in gospel work.…

Gospel Work (35 min)

Dan Shutt preaches on “gospel work”. He highlights the necessity of public preaching, the superiority of preaching, the need for a discreet gospel meeting rather than a “family Bible hour” that confuses teaching for Christians with preaching the gospel. He also includes sound advice to help us bring others to hear the gospel and suggest ways in which we can influence our neighbours for Christ (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 31st Mar 2016) (Painting: Paul preaching at Mars Hill in…

Preparation and Preaching (51 min)

Ian Jackson gives wise and challenging counsel on how to prepare for handling the word of God, and how to publicly preach it. He speaks of the essential preparation of both the soul of the preacher, and the sermon itself. He distinguishes between “speaking” and “preaching”. Included is advice on how to structure a message, the use of notes, the need for eye contact, a hearty spirit, clarity, humility and other vital ingredients (Message preached 11th Feb 2012)

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)

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)

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)

The Unchanging Gospel (27 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the unchanging gospel. He traces (in Acts) the way the apostles always preached the same message but adapted it to different audiences, without ever lowering the gospel by the use of drama (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 5th April 2010)