Sermons by Ian Jackson

Sermons by Ian Jackson

The Blessing of a Godly Home (46 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the home of Amram and Jochebed, the parents of Moses. Their marriage was entered into on divine principle; their house run by divine order; their children viewed from a divine perspective, and their home blessed by divine favour. Reading: Heb 11:23-28. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA on 20th Nov 2022)

Is Your All On The Altar? (51 min)

Ian Jackson challenges his audience with Paul’s call to “present your bodies a living sacrifice to God” (Rom 12:1-2). “All this I did for thee, what hast thou done for me?” (Message preached in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, 18th Nov 2022)

The Biggest Thing in the Christian Life (42 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the importance of “daily devotions” (reading the Bible and prayer), and reminds his audience that what God does in us is more important than what God does through us. Ian gives advice and suggestions as to how to have meaningful daily “quiet times”. Reading: 2 Tim 3:14-17.

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)

A Chapter Study in Genesis – Ch 24 (47 min)

PART 3 – Ian Jackson gives a “chapter study” of Genesis Ch 24, looking at the chapter contextually, historically, morally, practically, illustratively and dispensationally. Readings: Gen. 1.1, 26-27; 2.4; 3.15; 5.1; 12.1-3. (Message preached in Bracknell, 18th Jun 2022).

The 7 Days of Creation (44 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on “the 7 days of creation”. After reading Genesis 1, he explains how the chapter is foundational to all of Scripture. It is narrative, not poetry, giving a literal history of the 7 literal days of creation. Ian discusses various theories (gap theory, day age theory etc) and gives various weighty reasons why they ought not to be believed. He shows how Genesis 1 reveals the true nature of both God and man. Finally he points out…

A Warning from History (54 min)

It has been said that “The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.” Looking back over the history of the last 2,000 years of Christian testimony, Ian Jackson sounds an alarm for believers and assemblies in the present day, lest we lose our way by forgetting the lessons of the past. By going back to Scripture and then tracing the providential ways of God throughout history, Ian issues a much needed and eye-opening warning…

PART 5 – Overview of Dispensationalism (46 min)

A conference on the topic of dispensationalism was held in Sarnia, Ontario, in 2015, with Dan Shutt, David Vallance and Ian Jackson sharing 5 preaching sessions between them. PART 5 – In the closing message of the conference, Ian Jackson gives a ‘prophetic overview’ from a dispensational viewpoint. He starts with the goal of God’s plan from Ephesians 1:10 (everything to be headed up in Christ in the Millennium), moving on to outline the programme of Daniel’s 70 weeks, and then…

PART 3 – Dispensationalism and the Church (58 min)

A conference on the topic of dispensationalism was held in Sarnia, Ontario, in 2015, with Dan Shutt, David Vallance and Ian Jackson sharing 5 preaching sessions between them. PART 3 – Ian Jackson makes a solid scriptural case for the need to draw a very clear distinction between Israel and the Church – as to origin, character and destiny. Israel is God’s earthly people; the church is His heavenly people. Israel has been set aside for now – while the kingdom…

Some Remove the Landmarks (44 min)

We think of a “landmark” today as a notable building that’s popular with tourists. A “landmark” in the Bible, however, was a stone or some other kind of monument used to mark the boundary of a person’s land. People who “removed the landmarks” (Job 24:2) were therefore stealing the heritage that belonged to a family or tribe from ancient times. In a powerful message given in 2013 (in Basingstoke, UK), Ian Jackson applies this idea of “landmark removal” to the…

His Death (47 min)

PART 4 – Ian Jackson preaches on “His death”, the death of Christ. While our justification has been brought about by His blood, our reconciliation has been brought about by His death. Ian expounds the truths of substitution, representation and identification and shows that our deliverance from sin has been brought about by our death with Christ – and one of the keys to victory over sin is therefore to reckon this fact to be so and to yield myself…

His Blood (47 min)

PART 3 – Ian Jackson preaches on “His blood”, the blood of Christ. He expounds the difference between sin and sins in Paul’s epistle to the Romans, and shows how the blood of Christ deals with the legal guilt of our sins (what we’ve done), while the death of Christ, and our identification with it, deals with “sin” (what we are by nature). He goes on to distinguish between blood-shedding and blood-sprinkling by reference to the picture of Calvary given…

His Cross and the Old Man (44 min)

PART 2 – Ian Jackson preaches on “His cross and the old man”. Having looked at the cross historically, Ian looks at “the cross” doctrinally. He develops the truth that at the cross “our old man was crucified with Christ”. Ian explains that the old man is not the same as the flesh. Rather, “the old man” is “Adamic man”. God terminated “the old man” at the cross, judicially passing sentence on “man in Adam”. The one act of the…

His Cross and the World (55 min)

PART 1 – Ian Jackson preaches on “His cross and the world”. In the first in a series of messages on His cross (Galatians), His blood (Hebrews) and His death (Romans), Ian explains that the cross is a symbol of the world’s hatred against Christ. While God gave Christ our sins, the world awarded Christ with “the cross”. Ian explores the origin of “this world” from the book of Genesis and finishes with an appeal: “Can I love the world’s…

Even So Send I You (48 min)

After showing how the Upper Room appearance of the Lord in John 20 is a picture of the local assembly, Ian Jackson preaches a powerful and challenging message on how to serve God when He sends us…with a “consecrated heart”, with an “undivided loyalty”, within a “separated pathway”, with a “submissive mind”, and with the “strengthening of the assembly” in view (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 22nd April 2019)

The Glory of God, and Jesus Standing (44 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the martyrdom of Stephen in Acts 7:54-60, and Stephen’s view of “the glory of God and Jesus standing”. He draws out numerous lessons from this pivotal passage concerning Israel, the church, God’s purpose for this age and the significance of “the man in the glory”, and the Holy Spirit’s present ministry on earth (Message preached in Bicester 22nd April 2019)

Bible Reading in Romans 3:19-31 (95 min)

Ian Jackson opens up Romans 3:19-31, a passage that gives the doctrinal underpinnings of the gospel and explains how God can be just, as well as the justifier of someone who believes in Christ. All Christians, and especially all gospel preachers, must get to grips with this hugely significant Bible passage. A discussion of the passage follows, verse by verse. Vital matters discussed include: the difference between the righteous character of God and “a righteousness from God”; the difference between…

Pray Without Ceasing (42 min)

From 1 Thess 5:17, “Pray without ceasing”, Ian Jackson preaches on the need for private, fervent, believing prayer in the life of every Christian. “The secret of failure, is failure in secret”. He urges us to be more prayerful and gives guidance on how to address God in prayer  (Message preached in Bicester, Easter Apr 20th 2019)

The House of Amram and the Heritage of God (40 min)

PART 5 – Ian Jackson preaches on the home of Amram (and Jochebed), the parents of Moses. He highlights the faith of Moses’s parents who had no “Egyptian ambitions” for their son, but saw Moses as a stewardship from the Lord to be raised for Him and to serve Him as the deliverer of His people. Their task was to raise Moses in such a way as would fit him for that role. A message designed to guide parents in…

The House of Ananias and the Assembly of God (51 min)

PART 4 – Ian Jackson preaches on the home of Ananias (and Sapphira) from Acts Ch 5. This sad home was marked by pretence, by hypocrisy and by deception. This couple were pretending to be what they weren’t. The root and the fruit of their iniquity is explained and the audience is urged to have, by contrast, homes marked by truth, holiness and heart devotion to God (Message preached 18th Feb 2017)

Eternal Salvation in Christ (52 min)

Tom Armstrong preaches on “eternal salvation” and “eternal judgment” – you need one to avoid the other. Ian Jackson follows with a message called “Jesus saves”. You don’t need “help”, or “education” or “religion”…you need to be saved! (Messages preached 19th Feb 2017)

The House of Abraham and the Worship of God (48 min)

PART 3 – Ian Jackson preaches on the home of Abraham, a man in whose life the altar and the worship of God always came first. This is a powerful message on the topic of the need for a “family altar” where families read the word of God and pray together daily. A vital message on a vital subject that needs to be heeded in a busy technological age (Message preached 18th Feb 2017)

The House of Aquila and the Work of God (57 min)

PART 2 – Ian Jackson preaches on the home of Aquila and Priscilla, a married couple in the New Testament who, mightily used in the work of the Lord, serve as a “pattern couple” for others to follow. Ian develops his message around three headings: the “priority” of the work of the Lord in their home, the “equality” of their share in that work, and the “variety” of their labours in evangelism, teaching, hospitality and assembly function (Message preached 17th…

The House of Achan and the Enemies of God (54 min)

PART 1 – Ian Jackson preaches on the home of Achan from Joshua Chs 6-7. What Achan did, and what he brought into his home, negatively affected him, his children and the whole assembly of God’s people. The lesson? Home life impacts all of life – work, family, and assembly. What is needed today is a restoration of sanctified homes where God is honoured. Mr Jackson asks “Is it time your home changed?” (Message preached 16th Feb 2017)

The Ark of the Covenant (39 min)

Ian Jackson preaches about the Ark of the Covenant that stood in the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle of Moses. He sees it as a picture of the risen exalted Christ presently “sitting where only God can sit” in the throne in heaven. The Ark of the Covenant, with its acacia wood overlaid with gold, is a clear and powerful picture of the humanity and deity of Christ – two whole and perfect natures in One glorious Person (Message…

The Hard Journey Home (50 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the thief on the cross, who was “saved at the last minute”. Mervyn Hall continues the theme with a look at a rebel son who took “a long outbound journey further and further into sin” but repented and began the “hard inbound journey home”. (Message preached 18th July 2014)

His Will – Your Sanctification (42 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on “His Will, Your Sanctification”, and gives a timely and challenging exposition of 1 Thess 4:1-8, highlighting the need for holiness in the life of the believer. He addresses matters of importance amid a climate of moral change in Western culture (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 21st Apr 2014)

Failure Doesn’t Need to be Final (46 min)

Ian Jackson delivers a warning about the danger of moral failure in the life of a believer. If David can fall (1 Kings 15:1-5), as he did “in the matter of Uriah the Hittite”, none of us can afford to be complacent. Ian also gives an explanation of Christ’s work as “the advocate” who works for the restoration of erring believers. (Message preached 21st April 2014)

Bible Reading in Hebrews Ch 2 (1 hour 33 min)

Ian Jackson opens up Hebrews Ch 2 and leads the company through a study of this glorious passage which portrays the Son of man as greater than angels in both rule and redemption. A profitable and helpful session of teaching and discussion (Bible Reading at Bicester, Easter April 20th 2014)

He Endured! (36 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the endurance of Christ in the face of the “contradiction of sinners against Himself” and urges his audience to likewise endure, looking to Him and considering Him (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 19th Apr 2014)

1 Thessalonians Ch 4 (64 min)

Ian Jackson expounds 1 Thessalonians Chapter 4. This chapter is one of the great prophetic chapters in the New Testament and reveals much of the truth of the pre-tribulation rapture of the church and the “hope of the believer” (Photo: March of Galerius, Thessaloniki).

Personal Devotion, Prayer and Bible Reading (70 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the biggest thing in the Christian life – a personal consistent walk with the Lord, through prayer and Bible reading. As well as giving helpful hints on the practical side of prayer and reading, he outlines the vital need for devotion and the importance of the Word in our lives, for instruction, growth, guidance, sanctification and discernment (Message preached 9th Feb 2012)

Opening and Contributing to Bible Readings (31 min)

Ian Jackson give guidance as to opening and contributing in local assembly conversational Bible Readings. He explains the need to prepare by studing the context, the verses and the words of the chosen passage. Any brother “leading the Reading” should read distinctly, give a short opening, move the conversation steadily through the verses and ensure with the Lord’s help that everyone goes home helped and edified (Message preached 12th Feb 2012)

The Gospel Message (25 min)

Ian Jackson preaches a “back to basics” gospel message giving a clear, straightforward and challenging presentation of three key Bible texts: 1 Timothy 1:15 – “Christ Jesus Came into the World to Save Sinners” Isaiah 53:5 – “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed.” John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten…

Hints on Conduct in Meetings (53 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on conduct and order in connection with gospel meetings. He touches on practical issues in connection with preaching, such as the use of the human voice and intelligent interaction with one’s audience. In a wide-ranging message, he deals with the need for punctuality, dignity in delivery and dress, avoidance of long public prayers, what kind of hymns are useful, and the impact of sincere welcomes and handshakes. A most practical message. (Message preached 11th Feb 2012)

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)

How to Study the Bible (67 min)

Ian Jackson exhorts his audience to diligently and reverently read and study the Bible to be fitted to worship and serve the Lord for His glory. He outlines a helpful system of study that involves repeated reading, note taking, word studies, the use of Bible dictionaries and concordances and other helps. “There is no short cut to gaining a thorough grasp of scripture” (Message preached 10th Feb 2012)

4 Essential Looks (37 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on 4 essential looks which are the means to a holy life that pleases God: “looking back and reckoning – identification” (Rom 6:11), “looking in and mortifying – mortification” (Rom 8:13), “looking up and minding – sanctification” (John 17:19) and “looking on and anticipating – purification” (1 John 3:3) (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 25th April 2011)

The Bible’s Cure for Disharmony (42 min)

The Bible’s remedy for strife is totally counter-intuitive. Ian Jackson explains how it works, in an insightful and penetrating message on the cure for disharmony in an assembly. He takes up the example of the humility of Christ in surrendering His rights as outlined in Philippians Ch. 2 (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 25th April 2011)

The Red Heifer (37 min)

Ian Jackson preaches from Num 19 (the red heifer) and takes up the problem and danger of the defiling effect of sin in the believer’s life, both in the world and in the home. He warns against becoming used to and unconcerned by that which nullifies our effectiveness for God (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 24th April 2011)

The Cross: The Answer (49 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on how the cross answers the problem raised by the issue of God’s unutterable holiness versus man’s total ruin. Wesley Martin continues with the value of man’s soul, Calvary’s sacrifice and the precious Saviour (Messages preached in Bicester, Easter 24th April 2011)

Almost Persuaded (47 min)

Ian Jackson preaches a stirring message on the text Acts 26:28, “Almost persuaded to be a Christian”. He explains the tragic fact that it is possible to ‘believe’ the whole Bible yet still be lost and go to hell (Message preached in Ambrosden 4th Mar 2010).

Enter in at the Strait Gate (47 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the text – Matt 7:13 – “Enter in at the strait gate”. A searching message on eternity, and the broad and narrow way. Which road are you on? (Message preached in Ambrosden 23rd Feb 2010).

He That Believeth Hath (48 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the text – John 3:36 – and the contrast “believeth” or “believeth not”? A challenging message that urges sinners to face up to where they stand. Where do you stand? (Message preached in Ambrosden 21st Feb 2010)

Great Prophetic Chapters – Revelation 20 (67 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Revelation 20 under the heading “The Decisive Fulfilment of God’s Plans for Israel and the Church”. A wide-ranging exposition of the millennium, the final judgment and the eternal state (Message preached 25th October 2008)

Great Prophetic Chapters – Matt 24 (67 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Matthew 24 under the heading “The Difficult Time of Jacob’s Trouble.” He outlines the events of the great tribulation commenting on its antichrist deception and outpoured wrath of God (Message preached 23rd October 2008)

Great Prophetic Chapters – Revelation 4 & 5 (60 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Revelation Chs. 4 and 5 under the heading “The Dramatic Unfolding of the Tribulation”. He concentrates on the Throne, the Lamb and the Book, which he calls the “title deeds of the universe” (Message preached 22nd October 2008)

Great Prophetic Chapters – 1 Thess 4 (66 min)

Ian Jackson expounds 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 under the heading “The Detailed Account of the Rapture of the Church”. He painstakingly but thrillingly works his way through the verses to their glorious conclusion (Message preached 21st October 2008)

Great Prophetic Chapters – Matthew 13 (57 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Matthew 13, “The Dispensational Underpinning of Prophecy”. He gives a panoramic view of God’s dealings in the present age as seen in the 7 parables of the kingdom (Message preached 20th October 2008)

A Matter of Eternity (43 min)

On September 15th 2008 the unthinkable happened. The famous investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, setting off an international banking crisis that threatened the entire world financial system. There followed a stock market meltdown, a global economic downturn and the greatest world recession since the 1930’s. During this time, Ian Jackson preached a sermon that he entitled A Matter of History, a Matter of Necessity and a Matter of Eternity (based on John Ch 3:14-15). Find somewhere quiet and peaceful today…

Great Prophetic Chapters – Daniel 9 (61 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Daniel Chapter 9 under the heading “The Divine Time Frame for God’s Prophetic Plan”. He explains the meaning of the pivotal subject of “Daniel’s 70 weeks” (Message preached 18th October 2008)

The Righteousness of God (50 min)

Ian Jackson expounds on the righteousness of God from the epistle to the Romans and gives an explanation of how the gospel should be preached (Ministry given 9th April 2007)

Help Lord, for the Godly Man Ceaseth (50 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on ‘the godly man’ and how to live a godly life from the text, “Help Lord, for the godly man ceaseth” – Psalm 12:1. Only one life ’twill soon be passed, only what’s done for Christ will last. (Ministry preached 9th April 2007)

That They May Be One (40 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the meaning of the statement ‘That they may be one’ (from John 17) and gives a much-needed warning against the Ecumenical Movement, which misuses this statement of Christ (Ministry given in Bicester, Easter 7th April 2007)