Sermons by Jim Flanigan

Sermons by Jim Flanigan

The Offerings as Types of Christ (50 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the offerings as types of Christ, with a particular emphasis on the meal or grain offering in Leviticus Ch 2, which helps us know how to approach the other principal offerings. Reading: Lev 2:1-3, 11-13. (Recorded in Northern Ireland) Complete Series on Types and Pictures of Christ in the Old Testament: People (Melchizedek and Aaron) Places (The Tabernacle) Pictures (The Offerings) Prophets (Isaiah) Psalms (Messianic) Poetry (Song of Solomon)

The Tabernacle as a Type of Christ (43 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the Tabernacle as a type of Christ. He starts at the altar in the court and works his way to the ark in the holy of holies, bringing out the typical teaching along the way. Reading: Exod 40:17-34. (Recorded in Northern Ireland) Complete Series on Types and Pictures of Christ in the Old Testament: People (Melchizedek and Aaron) Places (The Tabernacle) Pictures (The Offerings) Prophets (Isaiah) Psalms (Messianic) Poetry (Song of Solomon)

Melchizedek and Aaron as Types of Christ (48 min)

Jim Flanigan starts a series on types of Christ in the Old Testament by looking at Melchizedek and Aaron. Christ is after “the order of Melchizedek”, and after “the pattern or Aaron”. From these types we learn about the ministry of Christ as our Great High Priest. Readings Gen 14:14-15:1, Exod 28:1-12, 29-38. (Recorded in Northern Ireland) Complete Series on Types and Pictures of Christ in the Old Testament: People (Melchizedek and Aaron) Places (The Tabernacle) Pictures (The Offerings) Prophets…

Christ in the Book of Revelation (45 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the manifestation of Christ in the book of the Revelation as He returns to earth to reveal His glory and set up His kingdom. That event will be the great reversal of what happened to Christ when He came the first time, to die at the place called Calvary. Readings: Rev 10:1-6, 19:11-16. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The Presentation of Christ in the Gospels The Presentation of Christ in the Acts of the…

Christ in Hebrews (54 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the presentation of Christ in the epistle to the Hebrews, which is “Christ supreme”. There are 8 mentions of “Jesus” in Hebrews, and Mr Flanigan takes up the christological content of Chs 1 and 2 in this expository message. Readings: Heb 1:1-4, 2:8b-9, 13:10-14. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The Presentation of Christ in the Gospels The Presentation of Christ in the Acts of the Apostles The Presentation of Christ in Romans The Presentation…

Christ in Romans (49 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on Paul’s portrayal of Christ in his epistle to the Romans. Christ in relation to the world (Chs 1-8), to Israel (Chs 9-11) and to the Church (Chs 12-16). Readings: Rom 1:1-4, 8:31-39. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The Presentation of Christ in the Gospels The Presentation of Christ in the Acts of the Apostles The Presentation of Christ in Romans The Presentation of Christ in Hebrews The Presentation of Christ in the Revelation

Christ in the Acts of the Apostles (47 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on how Christ is portrayed in the Acts of the Apostles, in particular drawing attention to 7 references to “Jesus of Nazareth” in the book. Reading: Acts 2:22-24, 6:13-15, 7:54-60. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The Presentation of Christ in the Gospels The Presentation of Christ in the Acts of the Apostles The Presentation of Christ in Romans The Presentation of Christ in Hebrews The Presentation of Christ in the Revelation

Christ in the Gospels (52 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on how the 4 Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – present the Lord Jesus Christ. He links each gospel to a different aspect of of the person of Christ, and links the authors of each Gospel to their particular Gospel in fascinating ways. Reading: John 20:30-31, 21:25. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The Presentation of Christ in the Gospels The Presentation of Christ in the Acts of the Apostles The Presentation of Christ…

The City Foursquare (44 min)

Jim Flanigan concludes his Revelation series of sermons by preaching on the New Jerusalem, known as “the city foursquare”. Reading: Revelation Chs 21 and 22. (Message preached in Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland) Complete series of sermons on “The Book of Revelation”: The promise of His coming How to Understand the symbolism The seven lampstands The rainbow circled throne The Lamb and the Book The Great Tribulation Eternity The Beast (666) Babylon The reign of the King The…

The Millennial Kingdom of Christ (46 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the subject of the millennial reign of Christ in His kingdom. He takes a premillennial view of the Lord’s return in glory, and teaches the return and recovery of God’s earthly people Israel to the Lord, and to the land promised to Abraham. Reading: Revelation Ch 20. (Message preached in Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland) Complete series of sermons on “The Book of Revelation”: The promise of His coming How to Understand the symbolism…

The Glory of the Return and Reign of the King (46 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the subject of the return and the reign of the Lord Jesus Christ. Reading: Revelation Chs 19. (Message preached in Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland) Complete series of sermons on “The Book of Revelation”: The promise of His coming How to Understand the symbolism The seven lampstands The rainbow circled throne The Lamb and the Book The Great Tribulation Eternity The Beast (666) Babylon The reign of the King The Millennium The City foursquare

Babylon in History and Prophecy (50 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the subject of the city and system of Babylon in history and prophecy, and how that city relates to the beast of the end times. Reading: Revelation Chs 17 and 18. (Message preached in Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland) Complete series of sermons on “The Book of Revelation”: The promise of His coming How to Understand the symbolism The seven lampstands The rainbow circled throne The Lamb and the Book The Great Tribulation Eternity…

The Beast – 666 (44 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on “the beast” of the book of Revelation, the end time global ruler with the number 666. His designation, his domination and his doom. Readings: Rev 13:1-18, 17:7-18. (Message preached in Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland) Complete series of sermons on “The Book of Revelation”: The promise of His coming How to Understand the symbolism The seven lampstands The rainbow circled throne The Lamb and the Book The Great Tribulation Eternity The Beast (666) Babylon…

Eternity – There Is No End (40 min)

Jim Flanigan takes up the subject of eternity. There is no end to the great eternity, either in heaven or the lake of fire. In which will you be? Reading: Revelation Ch 20:11-21:5. (Message preached in Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland) Complete series of sermons on “The Book of Revelation”: The promise of His coming How to Understand the symbolism The seven lampstands The rainbow circled throne The Lamb and the Book The Great Tribulation Eternity The Beast…

Will the Church go through the Great Tribulation? (51 min)

Jim Flanigan takes up the subject of the Great Tribulation, and proves from Scripture that the church, which is Christ’s body, will not pass through any part of that period, which is known as “Jacob’s trouble”. Reading: Revelation Ch 7. (Message preached in Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland) Complete series of sermons on “The Book of Revelation”: The promise of His coming How to Understand the symbolism The seven lampstands The rainbow circled throne The Lamb and the…

The Lamb and the Book (48 min)

Jim Flanigan expounds Revelation Ch 5, the chapter about the 7-sealed book. He outlines the waiting document, the wondering universe, the weeping apostle, the worthy Lamb, the worshipping host and the watching cherubim. (Message preached in Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland) Complete series of sermons on “The Book of Revelation”: The promise of His coming How to Understand the symbolism The seven lampstands The rainbow circled throne The Lamb and the Book The Great Tribulation Eternity The Beast…

The Rainbow-Circled Throne (42 min)

Jim Flanigan expounds Revelation Ch 4, a chapter about the rainbow-circled throne in heaven. This is really an exposition of the doctrine of the sovereignty of God. (Message preached in Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland) Complete series of sermons on “The Book of Revelation”: The promise of His coming How to Understand the symbolism The seven lampstands The rainbow circled throne The Lamb and the Book The Great Tribulation Eternity The Beast (666) Babylon The reign of the…

The 7 Lampstands of Revelation (45 min)

Jim Flanigan expounds Revelation Chs 2 and 3, and takes up the topic of the letters to the 7 churches of Asia. He looks at them historically, prophetically and practically. He gives his view on what the angel of each church is. (Message preached in Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland) Complete series of sermons on “The Book of Revelation”: The promise of His coming How to Understand the symbolism The seven lampstands The rainbow circled throne The Lamb…

How to Understand the Symbolism (42 min)

Jim Flanigan starts in Revelation Ch 1 and gives an introduction to the book of Revelation, explaining why it should be studied and how its symbolism should be interpreted. Reading: Rev Ch 1. (Message preached in Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland) Complete series of sermons on “The Book of Revelation”: The promise of His coming How to Understand the symbolism The seven lampstands The rainbow circled throne The Lamb and the Book The Great Tribulation Eternity The Beast…

The Promise of His Coming (43 min)

Jim Flanigan inherited David Craig’s large wall chart on the book of Revelation. Mr Craig had used it for Bible teaching for 40 years, and Mr Flanigan then made use of it for many more years, so much so that he became known as “Mr Revelation”. In this 12-part series, Mr Flanigan expounds the book of Revelation from a pre-tribulational, pre-millennial viewpoint. In this first installment he speaks on the promise, purpose, and some of the problems associated with the…

The Uniqueness of Christ (47 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) preaches a richly doctrinal and devotional message on “the uniqueness of Christ”. Reading: Heb 7:4. (Message preached in Ballymena, 13th Mar 1982)

Christ on The Lake Shore (32 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the post-resurrection incident where the Lord Jesus meets His disciples on the shore of Lake Galilee after they have caught 153 fish. Reading: John 21:1-14. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials – Jim Allen The Crucifixion – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Death and Burial – Jim Allen…

The Risen Christ (37 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the post-resurrection appearances of Christ to His disciples, especially His interaction with doubting Thomas, who expressed worship to the risen Christ in the famous exclamation “My Lord and My God”. Reading: John 20:10-31. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials – Jim Allen The Crucifixion – Jim Flanigan…

The Crucifixion of Christ (34 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the subject of the crucifixion of Christ. Mr Flanigan for many years led tours to Israel and includes some observations from his visits to Jerusalem in this message. Reading: John 19:19-30. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials – Jim Allen The Crucifixion – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s…

In The Garden of Gethsemane (28 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the events following the Passover in the Upper Room as the Lord Jesus crossed the brook Kidron and entered into the Garden of Gethsemane, where He anticipated Calvary and was was betrayed by Judas and then arrested. Reading: John 18:1-11. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials –…

The Simplicity of the Lord’s Supper (39 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) outlines the Bible’s teaching on the Lord’s Supper. He looks at it institutionally, historically, doctrinally and devotionally, making a plea for an understanding of the biblical simplicity of “the Lord’s Supper”. Reading: Luke 22:7-20. (Message preached in Ballymena, 24th Oct 1981)

A Meditation on Psalm 144 (40 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 144, Mr Flanigan outlines the new song of deliverance, and the happy people whose God is the Lord. (Message preached in Ayr, Scotland, 1984) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm 19 Psalm…

A Meditation on Psalm 139 (40 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 139, Mr Flanigan outlines God’s omniscience and omnipresence and His fearfully and wonderfully made creation. (Message preached in Ayr, Scotland, 1984) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm 19 Psalm 22 Psalm 24 Psalm…

A Meditation on Psalm 110 (60 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 110, Mr Flanigan outlines the high priestly position and ministry of David’s Lord. (Message preached at the Eastbourne Bible Readings, 1995) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm 19 Psalm 22 Psalm 24…

A Meditation on Psalm 84 (44 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 84, Mr Flanigan expounds the Psalmist’s longing for the house of God and makes applications to his audience. (Recorded in Ayr, Scotland, 1984) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm 19 Psalm 22…

A Meditation on Psalm 51 (37 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 51, Mr Flanigan takes up the themes of repentance and restoration based on the life of King David. A section of Mr Flanigan’s message has had to be cut out due to distortion on the…

A Meditation on Psalm 24 (53 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 24, Mr Flanigan outlines the prophesied rule over the Millennial earth by the returning “King of glory”, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Message preached at the Eastbourne Bible Readings, 1995) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2…

A Meditation on Psalm 22 (53 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 22, Mr Flanigan outlines the prophetic foreview that the psalmist gives of the sufferings of Christ on the cross, as He was forsaken by His God. (Message preached at the Eastbourne Bible Readings, 1995) Complete…

A Meditation on Psalm 19 (42 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 19, Mr Flanigan outlines the revelation of God to man in the skies, in the Scriptures and in the Saviour. (Message preached in Ayr, Scotland, 1984) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm…

A Meditation on Psalm 8 (38 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 8, Mr Flanigan outlines the dominion over creation, lost by Adam but restored in Christ. (Message preached at the Eastbourne Bible Readings, 1995) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm 19 Psalm 22…

A Meditation on Psalm 2 (43 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 2, Mr Flanigan outlines the Messianic glory of the Son of God who will be King on Mount Zion. (Message preached at the Eastbourne Bible Readings, 1995) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8…

A Meditation on Psalm 1 (40 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) authored numerous books in his lifetime, one of which was a notable 640-page commentary on the book of Psalms. In his travels around the world, teaching the Word of God, Mr Flanigan also preached series of messages on the Psalms. Here, looking at Psalm 1, Mr Flanigan outlines the portrait of the godly and the ungodly man. (Message preached in Ayr, Scotland, 1984) Complete series: Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 8 Psalm 19 Psalm 22 Psalm 24…

The Last Glimpse (19 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) was saved as a boy of 11 in Belfast, shortly after his mother’s homecall. When his family home was destroyed in the air blitz of May 1941, the motherless young Jim was evacuated from the city. Back in Belfast 2 years later he was taken by a friend to Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall where he grasped the principle of gathering to the name of the Lord in accordance with the pattern of the New Testament. In 1946…

Jim Flanigan – “For me, it was like a second conversion” (43 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) tells the story of how he came from an evangelical denomination into a scripturally gathered local assembly. As a member of his church growing up in Belfast, young Jim just accepted the denominational world around him as normal. He says “I had no idea that assemblies existed”. However, when he learnt the truth of gathering to the Lord’s name, Mr Flanigan says, “For me it was like second conversion”. In this message he outlines, under 4 headings,…

The Virgin Birth: Essential or Optional? (44 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) preaches a comprehensive and clear message on the fundamental truth of the virgin birth of Christ. In the mid-1980’s, a leading Bishop in the Church of England became well known for his denial of both the virgin birth and the resurrection of Christ. In response Mr Flanigan took up this topic at a large meeting in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, on 2nd Feb 1985. He asked 4 questions. 1. What is the virgin birth? 2. Why do we…

Do You Have a Sectarian Spirit? (39 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) preaches on “the sin of sectarianism”. Brought up, saved and baptised in a Baptist Church, Mr Flanigan later found that he could not accept a “sectarian name” – Baptist – that divided him from other Christians. He wrote to his Pastor and resigned from the church. At Parkgate Gospel Hall in Belfast he came into local assembly fellowship, which he describes in this message as “the nameless place”. However, Mr Flanigan makes the oft-missed point that while…

Will the Church Go Through the Tribulation? (46 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) expounds 7 reasons from the book of Revelation why the church will not go through any part of the 7-year tribulation. Mr Flanigan takes the pre-tribulation view of the Lord’s coming which indicates that the church will be raptured to heaven before the 7 year period known as “Daniel’s 70th week” begins.

Sign No 1 – Water into Wine (31 min)

PART 2 – Jim Flanigan preaches on the first sign that the Lord Jesus performed – turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana of Galilee – a sign that “manifested the Lord’s glory”. This and the signs that follow in the gospel of John give proof to the Lord’s claim to the the Son of God from heaven and were written that people might believe.