Sermons by David Gilliland

Sermons by David Gilliland

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You Must Be Born Again (25 min)

David Gilliland preaches from the Gospel of John Chapter 3 on two births in one life, two natures in one Person, two parts in one book, two destinies in one eternity, and two categories in one meeting. (Recorded in Midland Park Gospel Hall, NJ, USA, 17th Sept 2023)

With Christ in the Storms of Life (46 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the storms through which the disciples passed in the Gospel of Mark, and draws lessons for us in the storms of life through which we pass. Readings: Mark 4:37-41, 5:1-2, 6:45-52, 8:13-18, 21.

What Moses Learned at the Burning Bush (35 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the revelation of the character of God given to Moses at the burning bush. A God who comes close, a God who makes claims, a God who keeps His promises etc. Moses’s God is “the I am that I am”. Reading: Exod 3:1-15. (Message preached at Midland Park Gospel Hall, NJ, USA, 16th Sept 2023)

You Will Hear a Voice Behind You (31 min)

David Gilliland preaches on people in the Bible who heard the voice of the Lord behind them. From Isaiah 30 “a voice for your ears”, from John 20 “a voice for your tears”, and from Revelation 1 “a voice for your fears”. Readings: Isa 30:18-21, John 20:11-17, Rev 1:9-13, 17-19. (Message preached in Lurgan, Northern Ireland, May 2023)

The Saviour’s Friends (49 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the words of Christ about His friends and friendship in His teaching and parables. Then he homes in on the expression of Christ to His disciples “You are My friends”. Reading: John 15:12-27. (Message preached in Newtownbreda Gospel Hall, Northern Ireland) Complete series “The Bible Society of Friends”: The Stranger’s Friend The Shepherd’s Friend The Student’s Friends The Sufferer’s Friends The Saviour’s Friends

The Sufferer’s Friends (37 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the interaction Job had with his three friends Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar, who tried to comfort Job and explain his suffering. How do we react to the suffering of others? Readings: Job 2:11-3:1, 6:14-17, 19:1-3, 17-27, 32:2-10, 42:7-12. (Message preached in Newtownbreda Gospel Hall, Northern Ireland) Complete series “The Bible Society of Friends”: The Stranger’s Friend The Shepherd’s Friend The Student’s Friends The Sufferer’s Friends The Saviour’s Friends  

The Student’s Friends (54 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the advice of Solomon to his son Rehoboam about the subject of friends. Good lasting friendships are scarce, and one needs to understand biblical principles to realise and enjoy them. Readings: Various verses in Proverbs and Song of Solomon about friends. (Message preached in Newtownbreda Gospel Hall, Northern Ireland) Complete series “The Bible Society of Friends”: The Stranger’s Friend The Shepherd’s Friend The Student’s Friends The Sufferer’s Friends The Saviour’s Friends

The Shepherd’s Friend (52 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the covenant friendship between David and Jonathan. It was a surprising friendship, a strong friendship etc. Readings: 1 Sam 18:1-5, 19:1-2, 4-7, 20:1-2, 8-9, 11-17, 41-42, 23:14-18, 2 Sam 1:25-27, 9:1-3. (Message preached in Newtownbreda Gospel Hall, Northern Ireland) Complete series “The Bible Society of Friends”: The Stranger’s Friend The Shepherd’s Friend The Student’s Friends The Sufferer’s Friends The Saviour’s Friends

The Stranger’s Friend (52 min)

David Gilliland preaches on Abraham, the friend of God. The commencement, the comfort, the communication and the commitment of the friendship. Readings: James 2:20-24, Gen 18:1-9, 17-19, 22-23, 33. (Message preached in Newtownbreda Gospel Hall, Northern Ireland) Complete series “The Bible Society of Friends”: The Stranger’s Friend The Shepherd’s Friend The Student’s Friends The Sufferer’s Friends The Saviour’s Friends  

Beneficial Things (30 min)

David Gilliland preaches on three things described as good or beneficial in Scripture: “It is good to be here” (a summit worth remembering), “It is good to bear the yoke in one’s youth” (a shoulder worth yielding), and “It is good to draw near to the Lord” (a sanctuary worth visiting). Readings: Matt 17:1-5, Lam 3:22-32, Psa 73:1-3, 16-19, 28 (Message preached at Midland Park Gospel Hall, NJ, USA, 15th Sept 2023)

Jacob’s Well Compared to the Lord Jesus’s Well (59 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 6 – David Gilliland preaches on the story of the Lord Jesus, weary with His journey, sitting on Jacob’s well and revealing Himself to the woman of Samaria. After a look at the theme of water in the Gospel of John. Mr Gilliland draws contrasts between Jacob’s well and “Jesus’s well” – the living water that springs up on the inside of believers in Christ. Reading: John 4:1-7. (Message preached in Portavogie, Northern…

A Refreshing Well in the Wilderness (53 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 5 – David Gilliland preaches on well at Beer, where Israel drank refreshing water on their way to the land of promise. Israel’s hinderances included death, defeat, discouragement, and dearth. The dearth was overcome by the well at Beer; a well connected with a gift, a gathering, a getting, and a gladness. Readings: Num 20:22, 28-29, 21:1-3, 10-13, 16-20, 24, 33, 35, 22:1. (Message preached in Portavogie, Northern Ireland) Complete Series: The well…

The Royal Significance of the Gihon Spring (50 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 4 – David Gilliland preaches on the topic of the Gihon Spring and items connected with it – a gutter, a conduit, a tunnel (Hezekiah’s) and a pool (Siloam). Gihon: the area of it, the abundance of it and the royal associations of it. Readings: 2 Sam 5:6-8, 1 Kings 1:33-39, 45, 2 Chron 32:1-6, 30, Isa 7:1-4, 14, 8:5-8, John 9:10-11. (Message preached in Portavogie, Northern Ireland) Complete Series: The well of…

The Vital Work of Digging Wells (55 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 3 – David Gilliland preaches on the story of the digging of wells in the days of Isaac. He outlines the essentials, enemies, example, environment and enthusiasm of digging wells. Pilgrims have tents of witness, priest have altars of worship and pastors have wells of water. Are you willing to do the hard work of digging to bring refreshment for the people of God? Reading: Genesis 26. (Message preached in Portavogie, Northern Ireland)…

The Well of Him that Liveth and Seeth Me (56 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 2 – David Gilliland preaches on the well Lahai-roi – “the well of Him that liveth and seeth me.” He outlines the territory, terms and titles of the well where God revealed Himself to Hagar. She found Him to be a seeking, searching, sensitive, sovereign, seeing and speaking God. Readings: Gen 16:6-14, 25:7-11. (Message preached in Portavogie Gospel Hall, Northern Ireland) Complete Series: The well of Bethlehem (Soldiers at the well) The well…

The Well of Bethlehem (43 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 1 – David Gilliland preaches on the story of three of David’s mighty men breaking through the army of the Philistines to fetch David a drink from the well of Bethlehem, and draws out lessons therefrom. Reading: 2 Sam  23:13-17. (Message preached in Portavogie, Northern Ireland) Complete Series: The well of Bethlehem (Soldiers at the well) The well of Him that liveth and seeth me (Slave-girl at the well) The vital work of…

Stewardship in Corinthians (54 min)

David Gilliland takes up the subject of stewardship in Paul’s epistle to the Corinthians. Each of us are stewards of all that the Lord has given us. How are we carrying out that stewardship? Reading: 1 Cor 4:1-5 (Message preached in Northern Ireland in January 2002) Complete series: Lordship in Corinthians Fellowship in Corinthians Headship in Corinthians Membership in Corinthians Stewardship in Corinthians

Membership in Corinthians (61 min)

David Gilliland takes up the subject of membership in Paul’s epistle to the Corinthians. Membership in relation to morality in Ch 6, and membership in relation to ministry in Ch 12. Readings: 1 Cor 6:15-18, 1 Cor 12:12-27 (Message preached in Northern Ireland in January 2002) Complete series: Lordship in Corinthians Fellowship in Corinthians Headship in Corinthians Membership in Corinthians Stewardship in Corinthians

Headship in Corinthians (66 min)

David Gilliland takes up the subject of headship in Paul’s epistle to the Corinthians. Headship in relation to the godhead, genders, glories and gatherings. He expounds what the Bible has to say on the issue of head coverings. Reading: 1 Cor 11:1-16 (Message preached in Northern Ireland in January 2002) Complete series: Lordship in Corinthians Fellowship in Corinthians Headship in Corinthians Membership in Corinthians Stewardship in Corinthians

Fellowship in Corinthians (57 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the topic of “fellowship” from Paul’s letters to the Corinthians. Mr Gilliland explains the perspective, preciousness, participants, prohibitions, and permanence of assembly fellowship. Readings: 1 Cor 1:9-12, 10:15-24, 2 Cor 6:14-16, 13:14. (Message preached in Northern Ireland in January 2002) Complete series: Lordship in Corinthians Fellowship in Corinthians Headship in Corinthians Membership in Corinthians Stewardship in Corinthians

Lordship in Corinthians (54 min)

David Gilliland begins a series on some of the “ships” in Corinth, by looking at the topic of “lordship”. After giving some background on the city of Corinth, Mr Gilliland describes how the apostle Paul emphasises the lordship of Christ in his first epistle to “the church of God in Corinth”. Reading: 1 Cor 1:1-10 (Message preached in Northern Ireland in January 2002) Complete series: Lordship in Corinthians Fellowship in Corinthians Headship in Corinthians Membership in Corinthians Stewardship in Corinthians

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 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

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)

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)

The Old Testament in John (63 min)

David Gilliland preaches on how the Lord Jesus expounds the Old Testament Scripture in the Gospel of John. He highlights the finality of Scripture, the function of Scripture and the fulness of Scripture in this Gospel. Readings: John 2:20-22, 7:37-39, 10:33-36, 12:14-16, 20:8-10. (Message preached in North America) Complete series: How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Matthew How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Mark How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Luke How the Lord…

The Old Testament in Luke (60 min)

David Gilliland preaches on how the Lord Jesus expounds the Old Testament Scripture in the Gospel of Luke. He who fulfils Scripture in Matthew, and applies it in Mark, expounds it in Luke. Readings: Luke 4:3-4, 16-21, 5:1, 5-6, 6:47-48, 7:2, 6-7, 8:11, 15, 9:35, 10:38-39, 24:25-27, 44-49 (Message preached in North America) Complete series: How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Matthew How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Mark How the Lord uses the Old Testament…

The Old Testament in Mark (57 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the beginning, the boundaries and the breadth of the Lord’s ministry in the gospel of Mark as it relates to the Old Testament. Readings: Mark 1:1-4, 9-11, 7:10-3, 5-8, 10:1-9, 11:15-18, 12:10-12, 24-27, 35-37. (Message preached in North America) Complete series: How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Matthew How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Mark How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Luke How the Lord uses the Old Testament in…

The Old Testament in Matthew (59 min)

David Gilliland preaches on allusions to Old Testament Scripture, and accomplishments of OT Scripture, and answers to OT Scripture in the Gospel of Matthew. Readings: Matt 1:1, 21-23, 21:1-7, 26:47-48, 51-56. (Message preached in North America) Complete series: How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Matthew How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Mark How the Lord uses the Old Testament in Luke How the Lord uses the Old Testament in John

Postures of Christ in the Book of Daniel (43 min)

David Gilliland preaches on three postures of Christ in the book of Daniel: walking in the fire (Ch 3), sitting on the cloud (Ch 7) and standing above the river (Chs 10-12). Readings: Dan 3:24-26, 7:1-14, 10:4-9, 11:27, 35, 40, 12:4-13. (Message preached at the Vancouver Fall Conference, Canada, 2012)

The Cross and My Relationship to the Saviour (51 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the cross’s effect on my relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ my Saviour. Christ “gave Himself” to redeem “to Himself” a special people. The paragraphs, the Person and the purpose of Titus 2:11-15 are expounded. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newry, Northern Ireland) Complete Series “Crucial Christianity” – The cross affects my relationship to: To sinners – He gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim 2:6) – Gospel preaching To my self – He gave…

The Cross and My Relationship to My Spouse (71 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the cross’s effect on my relationship to my spouse. In Ephesians 5:22-33 the Bible teaches that the model for marriage is the relationship between Christ and the church, which means that the cross must positively impact my marriage. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newry, Northern Ireland) Complete Series “Crucial Christianity” – The cross affects my relationship to: To sinners – He gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim 2:6) – Gospel preaching To my self…

The Cross and My Relationship the Saints (63 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the cross’s effect on my relationship with other Christians. The love expressed to me in the cross of Christ, must affect my attitude to others who also belong to the Lord. Reading: Eph 4:31-5:6. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newry, Northern Ireland) Complete Series “Crucial Christianity” – The cross affects my relationship to: To sinners – He gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim 2:6) – Gospel preaching To my self – He gave Himself…

The Cross and My Relationship to Society (56 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the cross’s effect on my relationship to society, or what the Bible calls “this present evil world”. The blood of Christ fits me for heaven; the cross of Christ finishes me for this world. Readings: Gal 1:3-5, 6:14. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newry, Northern Ireland) Complete Series “Crucial Christianity” – The cross affects my relationship to: To sinners – He gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim 2:6) – Gospel preaching To my self…

The Cross and My Relationship to Self (53 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the cross’s effect on my “self”. The Christian has been crucified with Christ, which means the life he or she now lives is “no longer I, but Christ”. The cross properly understood is the end of self. Readings: Gal 1:13-16, 21-24, 2:8, 11-14, 19-21. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newry, Northern Ireland) Complete Series “Crucial Christianity” – The cross affects my relationship to: To sinners – He gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim 2:6)…

The Cross and Sinners (44 min)

David Gilliland preaches the gospel from 1 Tim 2:5-6, in particular highlighting the phrase “He gave Himself a ransom for all” and proclaiming the freeness, fulness, function and fruit of the cross of Christ. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newry, Northern Ireland) Complete Series “Crucial Christianity” – The cross affects my relationship to: To sinners – He gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim 2:6) – Gospel preaching To my self – He gave Himself for me [not…

How Should We Then Live? (23 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the question in Ezekiel 33:10, “How should we then live?” He answers it from three verses in the New Testament: we should live “unto righteousness”, “unto the will of God” and “unto Him”. Readings: 1 Pet 2:24-25, 4:1-4, 2 Cor 5:10, 14-15, Titus 2:11-13, Eze 33:10. (Message preached in North America).

The ‘Arch’ Titles of Christ (27 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the 6 ‘arch’ titles of Christ in the New Testament, revealing Him as the President, the Pledge, the Pioneer, the Priest, the Pastor and the Prince. Readings: 1 Cor 15:20, Col 1:18, Heb 4:14, 12:2, 1 Pet 5:5, Rev 1:5-6. (Message preached in Belfast, 2005)

A Nation Unique Among Peoples (58 min)

David Gilliland preaches on “a nation unique among peoples”. In an easy to follow and comprehensive panoramic view of the past, present and future of the nation of Israel, Mr Gilliland shows their uniqueness as a nation, and their place in God’s plan for the ages. Readings: Exod 19:1-7, Rom 9:1-7, 11:12, 25-26a, 29. (Message preached in Northern Ireland in 2005) Complete series: A species unique among creatures A period unique among the ages A gathering unique among meetings A…

A Book Unique Among Volumes (60 min)

In the fourth message of a series entitled “Distinctive doctrines that divide and decide”, David Gilliland preaches on “a book unique among volumes”. The Bible is unique in a number of ways: its source, its survival, its scrolls, its subject, its similes, its sufficiency, its Saviour, its supernatural prophecies. and its study. Readings: 2 Tim 3:13-5:3a. (Message preached in Northern Ireland in 2005) Complete series: A species unique among creatures A period unique among the ages A gathering unique among…

A Gathering Unique Among Meetings (57 min)

In the third message of a series entitled “Distinctive doctrines that divide and decide”, David Gilliland preaches on “a gathering unique among meetings”. The Lord’s Supper is unique in a number of ways: it is a remembrance, a proclamation, an ordinance, a communion, a supper, a table, a celebration, a foretaste, a test and a gospel. Readings: 1 Cor 10:14-17, 21-22, 11:20-32. (Message preached in Northern Ireland in 2005) Complete series: A species unique among creatures A period unique among…

A Period Unique Among the Ages (58 min)

In the second of a series of messages on “Distinctive doctrines that divide and decide”, David Gilliland preaches on “a period unique among the ages”. The present age, between the first and second coming of Christ, sometimes called “the dispensation of the grace of God”, is unique in many ways connected with the Lord Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the church, the preaching of the gospel and prayer. Readings: 2 Thess 2:6-8a, 1 Tim 1:17, 2:6-7, 6:14-16, Titus 2:11-15. (Message preached…

A Species Unique Among Creatures (54 min)

Opening a series of messages entitled “Distinctive doctrines that divide and decide”, David Gilliland preaches on “a species unique among creatures”. The creation of man was deliberate, divine, dignified, designed, dual and double. Readings: Gen 1:24-31, 2:7, 9, 19-20. (Message preached in Northern Ireland in 2005) Complete series: A species unique among creatures A period unique among the ages A gathering unique among meetings A book unique among volumes A nation unique among peoples

The Manhood of Christ Typically (54 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the manhood of Christ typically, from the meal or grain offering Leviticus chapter 2. He speaks of the meal offering’s substance (what it was made of), its shape (how it was presented), and the sustenance that it provided to the priests. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The manhood of Christ historically (Luke 2) The manhood of Christ practically (Phil 2) The manhood of Christ doctrinally (Heb 2) The manhood of Christ typically (Lev 2)…

The Manhood of Christ Pictorially (54 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the manhood of Christ pictorially, from the book of Ruth, in particular Ruth Ch 2. He outlines 10 ways in which Boaz is a picture of Christ. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The manhood of Christ historically (Luke 2) The manhood of Christ practically (Phil 2) The manhood of Christ doctrinally (Heb 2) The manhood of Christ pictorially (Ruth 2) The manhood of Christ typically (Lev 2)

The Manhood of Christ Doctrinally (57 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the manhood of Christ doctrinally, from Hebrews chapter 2, a passage that brings before the reader the three anointed offices of Christ, prophet, priest and king, all of which are tied to His humanity. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The manhood of Christ historically (Luke 2) The manhood of Christ practically (Phil 2) The manhood of Christ doctrinally (Heb 2) The manhood of Christ pictorially (Ruth 2) The manhood of Christ typically (Lev 2)

The Manhood of Christ Practically (55 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the manhood of Christ practically, from Philippians Ch 2:1-11, a passage about the attitude, action and award of Christ’s humility. Mr Gilliland highlights numerous features of the perfect character of Christ – His courage, His convictions, His commitment, His considerateness, His compassion, His calmness and His cheerfulness. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The manhood of Christ historically (Luke 2) The manhood of Christ practically (Phil 2) The manhood of Christ doctrinally (Heb 2) The…

The Manhood of Christ Historically (54 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the manhood of Christ historically from Luke Ch 2. The chapter outlines the place, purpose, programme and perfection of Christ’s manhood. Topics covered include the virgin birth, the incarnation, and the meaning of the ‘inn’ and the ‘manger’. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The manhood of Christ historically (Luke 2) The manhood of Christ practically (Phil 2) The manhood of Christ doctrinally (Heb 2) The manhood of Christ pictorially (Ruth 2) The manhood of…

The Truth of Election (35 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the subject of election, highlighting the references in the Bible to the expression “the elect of God” and outlining their definition, their description and their destination. Readings: Rom 8:31-39, Col 3:12-14, Titus 1:1-4. (Message preached in Glenburn Gospel Hall, Northern Ireland).

The Temptation in the Wilderness (33 min)

PART 3 – David Gilliland preaches on the temptation of Christ in the wilderness, and explains how Satan works to tempt us today as he did in the past, both with our Lord Jesus and with our first parents in Eden. Readings: Mark 1:1-4a, 12-13, 35-39. (Message preached in Midland Park Gospel Hall, New Jersey, USA, Sept 2019). Complete series: A table in the wilderness A Tabernacle in the wilderness The temptation in the wilderness

A Tabernacle in the Wilderness (37 min)

PART 2 – David Gilliland preaches on the “Tabernacle of testimony” in the wilderness and likens numerous features of that Tabernacle to the local assembly of God in the New Testament. Reading: Acts 7:43-44. (Message preached in Midland Park Gospel Hall, New Jersey, USA, Sept 2019). Complete series: A table in the wilderness A Tabernacle in the wilderness The temptation in the wilderness

A Table in the Wilderness (33 min)

PART 1 – David Gilliland preaches on the question in Psalm 78 “Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?” He looks at the lives of men like David and Elijah and shows how God always provides for His people in the wilderness experiences of life. Readings: Psa 78:14-16, 19-20, 23-29. (Message preached in Midland Park Gospel Hall, New Jersey, USA, Sept 2019). Complete series: A table in the wilderness A Tabernacle in the wilderness The temptation in the wilderness

Bird Watching: “O That I Had the Wings of a Dove” (50 min)

PART 5 – David Gilliland closes his series looking at “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by preaching on the sentiments of David in Psalm 55 “O that I had the wings of a dove! For then would I fly away and be at rest.” Reading: Psalm 55 (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ “O that…

Bird Watching: Birds in the Ministry of Christ (61 min)

PART 4 – David Gilliland continues his series on “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by looking at the birds that the Lord Jesus spoke about and that featured in his life, drawing practical teaching therefrom. (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ “O that I had the wings of a dove”

Bird Watching: The Wings of Birds (59 min)

PART 3 – David Gilliland continues his series on “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by looking at the wings of various birds in the Bible, drawing practical teaching therefrom. (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ “O that I had the wings of a dove”

Bird Watching: The Character of Birds (58 min)

PART 2 – David Gilliland continues his series on “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by looking at the character of various birds in the Bible; the unclean birds of Leviticus 11, and other individual birds mentioned in Job and Psalms (owl, pelican, sparrow, cuckoo etc), drawing practical teaching therefrom. (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ…

Bird Watching: The Nests of Birds (52 min)

PART 1 – David Gilliland opens a series on “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by looking at a number of references in Scripture to birds’ nests, and drawing practical teaching therefrom. Readings: Job 12:7-9, Gen 8:6-12, Psa 84:1-4, Prov 7:8 (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ “O that I had the wings of a dove”

The Nature and Characteristics of Righteousness (30 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the vital but seldom expounded topic of “righteousness” – what it is and what marks it in its various manifestations in Scripture, and its practical implications. Reading: Psalm 11:4-7 (Message preached at the Belfast Christmas Conference 2004)

Great Gospel Words – Adoption (52 min)

In the last of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of adoption and expounds what is involved in the sonship of believers in Christ. Readings: Rom 8:14-23, Gal 4:1-7, Eph 1:1-6 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption

Great Gospel Words – Reconciliation (55 min)

In the fifth of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of reconciliation including; sinners being reconciled to God, Jew and Gentile reconciled through the cross, and the reconciliation of all things. Readings: Col 1:19-22, 3:15, Eph 2:13-18, 2 Cor 5:17-21 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption

Great Gospel Words – Redemption (56 min)

In the fourth of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of redemption. He outlines the parties in the process, plus the price paid and the wideness of the doctrine of redemption. Readings: Rom 3:23-24, 1 Pet 1:14-21 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption

Great Gospel Words – Regeneration (51 min)

In the third of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of regeneration. In contrast to the objective legal work of justification that deals with the sentence of our guilt, regeneration is a subjective inward work that deals with our self, bringing new life and enabling us to live for God. Readings: Matt 19:28, Titus 3:1-7 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption

Great Gospel Words – Justification (52 min)

In the second of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of the justification. Its platform, its principle, its purpose etc. Readings: Rom 3:19-28, 5:1-2 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption  

Great Gospel Words – Remission (43 min)

In the first of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of the remission, pardon and forgiveness of sins. Readings: Matt 26:26-28, Heb 10:12-18 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption

Never, Never, Never Give Up (50 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the need for perseverance in the Christian life and the need for believers in Christ to press on rather than give in. Readings: Heb 1:10-12, 6:18-20, 12:2, 12-13, 27-29, 13:7-9. (Message preached in Northern Ireland).

PROVERBS: The Senseless Man and His Ignorance (47 min)

PART 1 – David Gilliland introduces the book of Proverbs (nature, name, need, nobility and navigation). He then looks at Proverbs Chapter 9 and takes up the theme of “the senseless man and his ignorance”. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands Conference, Malaysia 2004) Full series: The senseless man and his ignorance (David Gilliland) The slothful man and his indolence (Tom Bentley) The simple man and his innocence (John Grant) The scornful man and his impudence (Walter Boyd)

God’s Answer for Stress (61 min)

David Gilliland preaches on “God’s answer for stress”. He takes up the subject under various headings: the commonness of stress, the causes of stress, the complexity of stress, the categories of stress and the control of stress. Readings: John 16:33, Psa 4:1-8 (Message preached in Northern Ireland).

Is the Local Assembly Unique? (41 min)

David Gilliland makes the case for the uniqueness of a New Testament local assembly. It is distinct from the pagan shrine in its theology; from the Jewish synagogue in its Christology; from Christendom in its simplicity; from denominationalism in its identity; from para-church organisations in its unity; from the body of Christ in its boundary; and from every other local assembly in its autonomy. (Message preached at the Toronto Easter Conference. 2011)

Secular Society – The Secrets of Survival (59 min)

PART 3 – In the third and last of his “Secrets of Survival in a Secular Society” series, David Gilliland further expounds the Upper Room ministry of the Lord Jesus. Our is not to imitate the world, nor to isolate from the world, but to be insulated against the world by the ministry of Christ. Mr Gilliland’s outline: John 13 “holiness”, John 14 “hope”, John 15 “husbandman”, John 16 “help”, and John 17 “harmony”. Readings: John 13:6, 8, 14:9, 14,…

Secular Society – a Biblical Survival Kit (56 min)

PART 2 – In the second of his “Secrets of Survival in a Secular Society” series, David Gilliland expounds the Upper Room ministry of the Lord Jesus as a survival kit for us to utilise now that He has gone back to heaven and left us in a hostile world. Mr Gilliland highlights the features, fruit and foes in the teaching of Christ and applies it to dealing with erroneous philosophies such as pluralism and relativism. Readings: John 14:16-20, 15:9-12,…

Secular Society – What is it? (42 min)

PART 1 – Opening a series called “The Secrets of Survival in a Secular Society”, David Gilliland defines secularism and takes a look at – and refutes from the Bible – ideas such as deism, nihilism and pragmatism. Readings: John 12:31-33, 13:1, 14:17, 15:18-19, 22-24, 17:25-26 (Message preached in Curzon Street, Derby, May 2004)

Title in Turmoil (65 min)

PART 4 – David Gilliland preaches on the “feasts of the Jews” in the Gospel of John and develops teaching from the unique perspective given on the feasts in the 4th gospel. Readings: John 2:13-17, 5:1-10, 6:4-5, 7:1-2, 10:22-24, 31-33, 11:55, 12:1-5. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, 2002) (Photo: Israel)

Seasons in Sequence (70 min)

PART 1 – David Gilliland gives an overview of the 7 feasts of Jehovah before looking at Leviticus Ch 23 in detail. His headings include the setting of the chapter, and its subject and sections etc. This is a very comprehensive look at this pivotal topic. Readings: Lev 18:1-4, 23:1-4, 44, 26:2-4, 6, 11-13. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, 2002) (Photo: Israel)

Atonement – “Received” not “Achieved” (25 min)

David Gilliland preaches the gospel on the subject of “the atonement” – its meaning, cost, reception, effect and urgency of atonement. The blessings from Christ’s atonement are received not achieved: obtained not attained. Reading Rom 5:6-11 (Preached in Northern Ireland).

What is our hope? (54 min)

PART 4 of 4 – In the last of a series of 4 messages on big Bible questions, David Gilliland preaches on the question “What is our hope?” and takes up the topic of the Christian’s sure hope from various parts of the New Testament. Reading: 1 Thess 2:17-20 (Message preached in Dundonald, 2006) Complete series: 1. What is man? – The question of identity 2. What is truth? – The question of reality 3. What is your life? –…

What is your life? (54 min)

PART 3 of 4 – In the third of a series of 4 messages on big Bible questions, David Gilliland preaches on the question “What is your life?” In a challenging message he urges his audience to assess what they are really living for. “Only one life, ’twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” Reading: James 5:13-17 (Message preached in Dundonald, 2006) Complete series: 1. What is man? – The question of identity 2. What is…

What is truth? (53 min)

PART 2 of 4 – In the second of a series of 4 messages on big Bible questions, David Gilliland preaches on the question “What is truth?” This is a fundamental question, the answer to which David divides into four: the problems for truth, the phraseology of truth, the pictures of truth, and the profile of truth. A helpful and important message. Reading: John 18:33-40 (Message preached in Dundonald, 2006) Complete series: 1. What is man? – The question of…

What is man? (49 min)

PART 1 of 4 – In the first of a series of 4 messages on big Bible questions, David Gilliland preaches on the question “What is man?” He looks at man in his dignity, a unique and purposeful creation of God. Then, man in his depravity – a creature who now worships the gods of money, sex and power. Then man in his deliverance, his development and ultimately his destiny. Readings: Job 7:17-21, 15:14-16, Psa 8:3-9, Psa 144:3-4, 11-12, Heb…

The Teaching in the Trees (52 min)

David Gilliland preaches on 4 Bible trees and draws a wealth of teaching from them. The fruit tree and the separated life; the palm tree and the serviceable life; the cedar tree and the steadfast life: and the olive tree and the spiritual life. Readings: Psa 1:1-4, 52:2, 7-9, 92:7, 12-15 (Message preached at the Lurgan Conference 2018)

The Glory that Follows Justification (65 min)

PART 5 of 5 – David Gilliland preaches the last message in his series on “justification by faith”. He expounds the glorious 8th chapter of Romans – a chapter full of glory – using the following headings: the fitness for glory, the family of glory, the fulness of glory, the freedom of glory, the focus of glory, the fears for glory, and the freeness of glory. He closes by looking at 4 questions: the power question, the prosecution question, the…

The Godliness that Accompanies Justification (59 min)

PART 4 of 5 – David Gilliland preaches on justification’s twin: sanctification. Chs 5-8 of Romans explain how we should live in the light of our justification. The fact that we have been cleared of all guilt doesn’t mean we can now live as we like. Quite the reverse; godly, holy living is what follows. David expounds the 2 men (order), 2 masters (obligation), 2 marriages (occupation) and 2 minds (operation) that the apostle Paul introduces as he outlines the…

The Grace which Bestows Justification (61 min)

PART 3 of 5 – David Gilliland preaches on how a person can be justified. Christ has died and risen, but how can a condemned guilty sinner receive the blessing of justification and be declared righteous? By faith alone. This is the wonder of divine grace. And this is what Romanism calls anathema! A vital message on the central issue of how a person can be made right with God. A comprehensive message covering multiple fundamental issues. Readings: Rom 3:27-4:5,…

The Ground that Secures Justification (58 min)

PART 2 of 5 – David Gilliland expounds the pivotal passage in Romans 3:19-26 and outlines 10 points in connection with God’s plan to justify sinners on the ground of the work of Christ. He explains the crucial doctrine of propitiation, whereby God’s justice has satisfied through the appeasing of His wrath in the sacrifice of Christ. This is the ground, the basis, of justification. (Message preached in Ballywatermoy, 2005) Messages in this series: The guilt that requires justification (Audio)…

The Guilt that Demands Justification (57 min)

PART 1 of 5 – David Gilliland opens a series of messages on the fundamental and vital topic of “justification by faith” in the epistle of Paul to the Romans, with a look at the need for it brought about by human guilt. He works his way through Chs 1 and 2 and into the first half of Ch 3 tracing the scope, the seriousness, the standard, the statement, the sentence, and the silence of the guilt of humanity. This…

The Challenge of the Unmanned Gap (37 min)

David Gilliland preaches on God’s word to Israel in Ezekiel Ch 22, a chapter in which God speaks about the state of the land, the sins of the land, and finally the search in the land: God’s search for a man to “stand in the gap”. Along life’s journey there is a need for boundaries and hedges with no gaps. Personal hedges, family hedges, marriage hedges, business hedges, and assembly hedges. Mr Gilliland speaks on the hedge of separation, of…

The Everlasting God (50 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the three mentions of the expression “the everlasting God” in our English Bible. The everlasting God of the Patriarch (Gen 21:31-34), of the Prophet (Isa 40:27-31) and of the Preacher (Rom 16:25-27). An encouraging and strengthening message that focuses our hearts on the greatness and glory of the One who is from everlasting to everlasting (Message originally preached in Curzon Street, Derby).

WYSIWYG Christianity (51 min)

David Gilliland preaches a message he entitled “WYSIWYG Christianity”. WYSIWYG stands for “What You See Is What You Get”. We project an image, we create an impression, but does that correspond to what we really are? The Pharisees were “expert performers” but the Lord exposed them as hypocrites. David Gilliland looks at a number of people in the Bible who pretended to be someone they were not. The challenge is to be real, genuine and transparent, in a world of…

Sitting Exams in God’s School (28 min)

When we were saved, we not only became sons in God’s family, but students in God’s school. Every so often throughout our lives there’s a test – an exam – and through these various tests and trials, God proves us and refines us, to be more like His Son. David Gilliland looks at 6 tests in the history of God’s people in the Old Testament and draws lessons for us today. The tests are: the Moriah test, the Marah test,…
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