Sermons by Mervyn Hall

Sermons by Mervyn Hall

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7 Things That Are Better Than Other Things (39 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the 7 counterintuitive comparisons outlined by Solomon in Ecclesiastes 7:1-13, dealing with reputation, reward, reality, reflection, rebuke, resolution and restraint. (Recorded in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 26th May 2024)

3 Great Reasons To Rejoice (10 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on three reasons every Christian can rejoice: your name is in heaven, your reward is in heaven, and your Saviour is in heaven. Readings: Luke 10:17-20, John 14:25-26, Matt 5:11-12. (Recorded in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 14th Apr 2024)

Good Christian Habits (44 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on good Christian habits from the Apostle John’s first epistle. The habits of our actions, our attitudes, our appetites and our affections. Readings: 1 John 2:14-17, 24-25, 28-29, 3:4-10, 13-14, 4:1-4. (Recorded at Helions Gospel Hall, 25th Oct 2014)

The Most Inclusive Message in the World (38 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on 4 Bible expressions that outline the intent and extent of the hope of the gospel through the Lord Jesus. “Christ died for all”, “Christ died for the ungodly”, “Christ died for our sins”, and “Christ died for us”. Readings: 2 Cor 5:14-15, Rom 5:6-8, 1 Cor 15:3-5. (Recorded at Chalfont St Peter Gospel hall, 18th Feb 2024)

I Never Really Had Peace About My Salvation (45 min)

When he was a young boy Mervyn Hall said and thought he was saved, but he lived for a decade or so afterwards with no real peace. Listen to hear how, in the sovereign providence of God, he was eventually saved while singing a hymn at the Lord’s Supper. Isa 57:20-21, Rom 5:1-2. (Testimony given in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 14th Jan 2024)

At the Turn of the Year (9 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the biblical expression “at the turn of the year” and draws poignant lessons on the eve of a New Year. Readings: 1 Kings 20:22-23, Psa 121:1-8. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 31st Dec 2023)

What Next? (46 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the question “What next?” He looks at 7 future events, 3 for the church, 3 for the world, and one for you. Readings: Heb 9:26-27, 1 Thess 1:9-10, 4:13-18, 2 Thess 2:5-12, 1 Cor 15:51-55, Rev 19:5-9, 20:11-15. The chart Mervyn refers to is below. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, Bucks, UK, 12th Nov 2023) Complete Series: Who am I? Who is Jesus? What is the gospel? Why the resurrection? What next?

Why the Resurrection? (44 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the question “Why the resurrection?” He answers under three headings: 1. The historicity of the resurrection 2. The criticality of the resurrection 3. The applicability of the resurrection. Readings: 1 Cor 15:1-9, 12-19, Acts 17:16-34, Rom 1:1-4. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, Bucks, UK, 19th Nov 2023) Complete Series: Who am I? Who is Jesus? What is the gospel? Why the resurrection? What next?

What is the Gospel? (41 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the question “What is the gospel?” It is the power of God unto salvation:- From what? (from sins); For who? (Everyone who believes); By what? (By a revelation of a gift of righteousness from God). Readings: Rom 1:1, 13-18, 1 Cor 15:1-8. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, Bucks, UK, 12th Nov 2023) Complete Series: Who am I? Who is Jesus? What is the gospel? Why the resurrection? What next?

Who is Jesus? (41 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the question “Who is Jesus?” The Lord Jesus said He was “the Son of God”, the Christ “sent from God”, and “the only way to God”. Readings: John 10:24-38, 8:48-59, 14:1-6, Matt 16:13-18 (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, Bucks, UK, 5th Nov 2023) Complete Series: Who am I? Who is Jesus? What is the gospel? Why the resurrection? What next?

Who Am I? (38 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the question “Who am I?” Answering from the Bible, he provides three responses: I am made in the image of God, I am subject to the judgment of God, and I am an object of the love of God. Readings: Gen 1:25-19, 2:15-17, 20, Rom 5:6-8, 12, 19, John 3:16. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, Bucks, UK, 29th Oct 2023) Complete Series: Who am I? Who is Jesus? What is the gospel? Why…

7-Fold Old Testament Proof of the Superiority of the Son of God (50 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the 7 Old Testament quotations in Hebrews 1 that prove the supremacy of the Son of God and His superiority over angels. 1. “Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten Thee.” 2. “I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to me a Son.” 3. “Let all the angels of God worship Him.” 4. “Who maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire.” 5. “Thy throne, O God,…

7-Fold Statement of the Deity of the Son of God (42 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the seven-fold statement of the deity of the Son of God in Hebrews 1:1-4. The Son is the established heir, the creator of the universe, the effulgence of glory, the image of God, the upholder of all things, the sin-purger, and the seated one. Reading: Hebrews 1. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Osborne Road, Northampton, UK, 15th Oct 2019) Complete series: The 7-Fold Statement of the Deity of the Son of God in Hebrews 1…

Liberty and the Christian Conscience (37 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the topic of Christian liberty, and what to do when your own, or another’s conscience, is troubled by a particular issue, albeit not one related to fundamental doctrine. Readings: Rom 14:1-3, 10-13, 21-23, 15:1-7, Gal 5:13-15, 1 Pet 2:13-16. (Message preached in Northampton, 22nd Sept 2018)

The Character Required of Genuine Disciples (33 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the beatitudes from Matthew’s Gospel, highlighting the attitude, appetites, and actions of a genuine disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, Reading: Matt 4:1-5:16. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 10th Sept 2023)

The Unrestrained Flesh (40 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on a third obstacle to the life of faith, “the unrestrained flesh”. The flesh, with its covetousness and cravings, causes strife and contentions among believers. Reading: James 4:1-3. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 2nd July 2023) Complete series: The untamed tongue The untrained mind The unrestrained flesh

The Untrained Mind (37 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the untrained mind, another “obstacle to a life of faith” outlined in the New Testament epistle of James. Our minds either exhibit earthly wisdom or heavenly wisdom. The characteristics of each are set forth. Reading: James 3:13-18 (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter on 11th June 2023) Complete series: 1, The untamed tongue 2. The untrained mind 3. The unrestrained flesh

The Untamed Tongue (43 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the untamed tongue, one of the “obstacles to a life of faith” outlined in the New Testament epistle of James. He explains the metaphors used – horses’ bits, ships’ rudders etc. Reading: James 3:1-12 (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter on 28th May 2023) Complete series: The untamed tongue The untrained mind The unrestrained flesh

The Trump of God (51 min)

In the last of four messages entitled “Truth worth fighting for”, Mervyn Hall preaches on “the trump of God” and sets out the events that lie ahead in Bible prophecy, distinguishing between the pre-tribulation rapture of the church and the coming of the Son of Man in glory to set up His Kingdom. Readings: 1 Thess 4:13-18, 1 Cor 15:50-58, Phil 3:17-21, John 14:1-3. (Message preached in Helions Bumpstead Gospel Hall, 9th April 2023) Complete series: The Christ of God…

The Church of God (68 min)

In the third of four messages entitled “Truth worth fighting for”, Mervyn Hall preaches on “the Church of God” and outlines its pattern, purpose and definition. The 4 conditions for local assembly testimony are set out from Matt 18: plurality, locality, regularity and authority. Readings: 1 Cor 1:10-3, 1 Tim 3:14-16, Matt 18:1-22. (Message preached in Helions Bumpstead Gospel Hall, 8th April 2023) Complete series: The Christ of God The Gospel of God The Church of God The Trump of…

The Gospel of God (60 min)

In the second of four messages entitled “Truth worth fighting for”, Mervyn Hall preaches on “the Gospel of God” and sets out the fundamentals in relation to the origin, subject and purpose of the gospel. He highlights “righteousness” as the key concept at the heart of the truth of the gospel. Reading: Romans Ch 3. (Message preached in Helions Bumpstead Gospel Hall, 8th April 2023) Complete series: The Christ of God The Gospel of God The Church of God The…

The Christ of God (49 min)

In the first of four messages entitled “Truth worth fighting for”, Mervyn Hall preaches on “the Christ of God” and sets out the fundamentals in relation to the person of Christ – His deity and humanity. Readings: Luke 9:18-22, John 1:1-5, Heb 1:1-5, 2:2-18, Col 1:15-19, 2:8-10, 1 John 4:1-3, 2 John 1:7-9. (Message preached in Helions Bumpstead Gospel Hall, 8th April 2023) Complete series: The Christ of God The Gospel of God The Church of God The Trump of…

The Question of Rahab’s Lie (35 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the issue raised by Rahab’s words in Josh 2:4-5, where she says the spies have left Jericho, when actually they were hiding on her roof. Was she right to tell a lie? How does her choice sit with the 9th commandment? What does this incident mean for us today? Readings: Josh 2:1-24, 6:23-25, Matt 1:5-6, 16, Heb 11:31, Jas 2:25, 4:17. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 23rd Apr 2023) (Photo: the ruins of Jericho)

The Sinner’s Vital Five (47 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches from Hebrews 9:27-28. on “the sinner’s vital five”: Man is mortal Sin is fatal The soul is immortal Judgment is unavoidable Salvation is essential (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 16th Apr 2023)

Learning From How He Suffered (32 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the phrase “He suffered” from 1 Pet 2:18-25, a passage that outlines 4 ways in which the Lord suffered: sacrificially, unjustly, submissively and faithfully. The sufferings that Christ endured at the hands of men provide us with an example to follow. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 19th Mar 2023)

The Peril of Partiality (35 min)

Mervyn Hall expounds the context, character and content of James 2:1-7, a passage dealing with partiality amongst Christians. This is the well-known passage that mentions “a man with a gold ring”. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 1st Jan 2023)

The Idolatry of Secular Culture (35 min)

In a message based on the words of Paul in 1 Thess 1:9 “You turned to God from idols”, Mervyn Hall explains the tragic irony of the fact that advanced secular societies are just as idolatrous as the ancient “pagan” ones they so disdain. Turning to God from idols is still both relevant and required in today’s secular world. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 18th Dec 2022)

Can God Do Wonders in the Dark? (13 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the question in Psalm 88:12, “Shall Thy wonders be known in the dark?” God has worked in the past in creation darkness, cultural darkness, Calvary darkness, and pre-conversion darkness. Can God still do wonders in my current darkness? Readings: Psa 88:6-12, 2 Cor 4:1-6. (Message preached in Midland Park, New Jersey, USA, Sept 2019)

The Liberating Power of Obedience (41 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the “perfect law of liberty” from James 1:22-27 and expounds the “liberating power of obedience” based on both hearing and doing the Word of God. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 27th Nov 2022)

Christ Died for Our Sins (32 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the text “Christ died for our sins” (1 Cor 15:1-8). The death of Christ was “recorded in history”, “predicted in prophecy”, “verified by personal testimony”, “on behalf of humanity” and “on account of iniquity”. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter 16th Oct 2022)

Martin Luther’s Testimony of Salvation (19 min)

In the final message of a 7-part series on “How we got our Bible”, Mervyn Hall preaches the gospel and tells the story of how Martin Luther was converted to Christ. Martin Luther made three discoveries in his life that opened his eyes to the truth. Readings: 2 Tim 3;15, Eph 2:8-9 (Message preached in Huyton Gospel Hall, Liverpool) Complete series: Part 1 – God has spoken: the nature of divine revelation Part 2 – William Tyndale: to scatter darkness…

What Makes a Good Bible Translation? (55 min)

In the sixth of a 7-part series on “How we got our Bible”, Mervyn Hall answers the question “What makes a good Bible translation?” and gives guidance on the translating of the Bible into other languages. He discusses the timeline, the texts and different types of translations. Readings: Matt 28:18-20, Rev 5:6-10 (Message preached in Huyton Gospel Hall, Liverpool) Complete series: Part 1 – God has spoken: the nature of divine revelation Part 2 – William Tyndale: to scatter darkness…

How Do We Know the Bible Has 66 Books? (50 min)

In the fifth of a 7-part series on “How we got our Bible”, Mervyn Hall deals with the topic of canonisation and answers the question “How do we know the Bible has 66 books? Readings: Gal 6:14-16, Luke 11:45-51, 24:25-27, 44, 2 Pet 3:1-3, 14-16, 1 Tim 5:17-18, 1 Cor 13:8-10. (Message preached in Huyton Gospel Hall, Liverpool) Complete series: Part 1 – God has spoken: the nature of divine revelation Part 2 – William Tyndale: to scatter darkness by…

Has the Bible Been Changed? (48 min)

In the fourth of a 7-part series on “How we got our Bible”, Mervyn Hall answers the question “Has the Bible been changed?” How do we know that the Bible we have in our hands is the same as was originally given by God? Is our Bible reliable? Mr Hall shows that Scripture’s preservation is defined in the Word of God; preservation is the deliberate work of God; preservation is a demonstration of the wisdom of God; and preservation is…

Is the Bible Divinely Inspired? (48 min)

In the third of a 7-part series on “How we got our Bible”, Mervyn Hall preaches on how God actually gave Scripture to us. He takes up the principle, the pattern, the paradox, the proofs, the point, and the period of divine inspiration. Readings: 2 Tim 3:14-17. 2 Pet 1:12-21, 1 Cor 2:10-14a, Psa 19:7-11 (Message preached in Huyton Gospel Hall, Liverpool) Complete series: Part 1 – God has spoken: the nature of divine revelation Part 2 – William Tyndale:…

William Tyndale: To Scatter Darkness by His Light (40 min)

In the second of a 7-part series on “How we got our Bible”, Mervyn Hall preaches on the life and work of William Tyndale (1494-1536): the man, his mission, his mandate, his method, his message, his motive, his martyrdom and the mark he left on history. Reading: 2 Tim 2:7-9. (Message preached in Huyton Gospel Hall, Liverpool) Complete series: Part 1 – God has spoken: the nature of divine revelation Part 2 – William Tyndale: to scatter darkness by His…

God Has Spoken – The Nature of Divine Revelation (43 min)

In the first of a 7-part series on “How we got our Bible”, Mervyn Hall preaches on the nature of divine revelation – how God reveals Himself to humanity – most especially how He reveals Himself in the inspired written Word of God. Readings: Heb 1:1-3, John 1:1-12, Psa 119:105, 19:1-3, 7-11, 2 Pet 1:19-21, Jas 1:21-25. (Message preached in Huyton Gospel Hall, Liverpool) Complete series: Part 1 – God has spoken: the nature of divine revelation Part 2 –…

What is Wrong with the World? (41 min)

Mervyn Hall speaks on the frequently asked question “What is wrong with the world?” The current economic, familial and racial crises have been around since the dawn of time, but they are not THE problem. They are symptoms the actual “root problem”, which is diagnosed by Paul in the Bible book of Romans. Readings: Rom 3:10-19, 1 Tim 1:15. (Message preached 4th Sept 2022 in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall)

What is the Meaning of Life? (31 min)

Mervyn Hall addresses the big question of “the meaning of life”. He sums up his answer in two purpose statements from the Bible: “that we should seek the Lord” and “that we might know him”. Readings: John 17:1-3, Acts 17:16-27, Rev 4:10-11. (Message preached in Winchmore Hill, nr Chalfont St Peter, 12th June 2022)

Overview of James (50 min)

Mervyn Hall gives an overview of the epistle of James under two broad headings: its historical context, and its theological contact. This is the first New Testament book, written by James the brother of the Lord to the Jewish dispersion. Its broad theme is how to meet the trials of life as a Christian (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 10th July 2022) Other book overviews: Overview of Genesis Overview of Ruth Overview of Proverbs Overview of Isaiah Overview of…

7 Items of Tabernacle Furniture (48 min)

Mervyn Hall speaks on the 7 items of furniture in the Tabernacle of Moses. Three that give us a backward look to the crucified Christ, and 4 that give us an upward look to a glorified Christ. The brazen altar (justification); the laver (regeneration); the mercy seat (propitiation); the lampstand (illumination); the table of showbread (provision); the altar of incense (communication) and the ark of the covenant (Message preached 13th May 2021)

Daniel – A Lifetime of Consistently Standing for God (39 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on Daniel who repeatedly, throughout his long life in exile, took a stand for God and truth despite overwhelming pressure from the dangerous and godless culture of Babylon. He refused Babylon’s way of living (Dan 1), its worldview (Dan 2) and its worship (Dan 3). Each victory took shape from the previous one as he formed godly habits of spiritual discipline in a far off land. Mervyn applies these lessons to the challenging times in which we…

David – Making a Mark in Difficult Days (41 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the young David – the shepherd, the Psalmist and the armour-bearer. God prepared David as a youth for later public service and leadership in the nation of Israel; but first David had to learn to be alone, to be obscure and to rely up on his God. The test of the battle with Goliath in the valley of Elah would prove the value all that David had learned in private in his walk with God: and…

Standing For God in a Difficult Age (39 min)

Opening a series of biographical studies on young people in the Bible who stood for God in difficult times, Mervyn Hall explains the features of the uniquely difficult “present evil age” in which we now live. He outlines from Scripture 1. the corruption of this age, 2. the charm of this age, and 3. the challenge of this age and gives practical Biblical guidance as to how to walk for God and stand for God at such a time. Readings:…

Witnessing to Secularists and Atheists (47 min)

Mervyn Hall gives guidance on witnessing to secularists and atheists. He deals with 4 different types: the pragmatist, the activist, the theorist and the antagonist. Mervyn recommends presuppositional – rather than evidential – apologetics, as the most scriptural approach, the danger being that when you convince an atheist using evidence all you get is a deist. It is not our responsibility to convince people that God exists; they already know He exists and we have the authority of Scripture for…

The 8 Signs in John’s Gospel – Introduction (45 min)

PART 1 – Mervyn Hall introduces the 8 signs in John’s gospel by asking three questions: “What is a sign?”, “What are the signs in John?”, and “What is the purpose of the signs in John?” He works through the signs giving their significance and both their evidential and evangelistic purpose as part of John’s great intention: “These things are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God and that believing you might have…

The Primacy of Preaching – Part 1 (45 min)

After outlining what the Bible means by “preaching”, Mervyn Hall shows from Scripture that God intends His gospel to be communicated through “public proclamation”. He takes time to answer the objection of many that “plain preaching” is less effective than other methods of communication more favoured in our culture. In our attempts at bridge-building with the lost, we need to keep the main thing the main thing. Readings: 1 Tim 4:1-5, Rom 1:16-19, 1 Cor 1:14-21 (Message preached 15th Sept…

The Lord’s Prayer (45 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on “the Lord’s prayer” under 6 headings. Its scope, setting, shortness (66 words), simplicity, structure and substance. His examination of the Lord’s prayer reveals essential features for all prayer: adoration, submission, petition and confession (Readings: Matt 6:1-8 and Luke 11:2-4) (Message preached 14th July 2019)

The Prayers of Abraham and Eliezer (44 min)

Mervvn Hall draws out “principles of prayer” from Gen Chs. 18 and 24. Abraham and Eliezer’s prayers teach us 6 features of prayer: that we should pray with priority, comprehensively, confidently, expectantly, continually and Biblically. At the end of his message, in reference to Eliezer’s experience, Mervyn distinguishes between what we need to pray about, and what we don’t (Message preached 12th May 2019)

Exposition of 1 Timothy Ch 1 (46 min)

After briefly introducing 1st and 2nd Timothy, Mervyn Hall expounds 1 Timothy Ch 1. He highlights the author, the addressee, the aim and the ambition of chapter. In light of Paul’s words to Timothy, and the situation in the assembly at Ephesus, Mervyn has some interesting input for us today on the danger of conspiracy theories, and on the Christian’s relationship to the law of Moses (Message preached 4th April 2019)

Why I am a Dispensationalist (46 min)

After defining what a ‘dispensation’ (Gk. oikonomia) is, Mervyn Hall explains that a dispensational hermeneutic is critical to an accurate understanding of the Bible. He refutes numerous criticisms of dispensationalism, as well as pointing out weaknesses in the main alternative, namely “covenant theology”. He then gives 4 reasons why he is a dispensationalist, before finishing up with an inductive study of Scripture that demonstrates the Biblical basis for dispensationalism (Readings: Eph 1:10-11, 3:1-21) (Message preached 17th Mar 2019)

Why I Am Evangelical (45 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on “Why I am Evangelical”. After some introductory historical remarks, he highlights the four “C’s” underpinning the gospel (“evangelical” comes from the Greek word for gospel; “euangelion”). The authority of the canon; the centrality of the cross; the necessity of conversion, and the priority of the commission. (Message preached 27th Jan 2019)

Why Stand for Truth? (42 min)

Mervyn Hall introduces a series of messages on “Why we believe what we believe” by asking a basic preliminary question – “Why stand for truth?” Is truth still as important as ever? Isn’t it all just a matter of opinion? Should not love hold the trump card over truth? Basing his remarks on Paul’s two epistles to Timothy, Mervyn not only defends the basic concept of truth, but also outlines 5 reasons why we still must stand for truth in…

The “Bema” – Review, Reward and Revelation (49 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the topic of the judgment seat of Christ under 6 headings: survey, subjects, scope, schema, schedule, and significance. Three issues in connection with the “bema” are: review, reward and revelation. The significance of the event is 4-fold: a caution, a challenge, a commandment and a comfort. Readings: Rom 14:7-14, 1 Cor 3:9-15, 4:1-5, 2 Cor 5:1-15 (Message preached 23rd Dec 2018)

Was “Genocide” Committed in Egypt and Canaan? (38 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the judgment that God meted out to Egypt (and its gods) and later to the Canaanites. In each case, Mervyn outlines the context of the judgment, the charge made against Christianity because of the judgment, the cause of the judgment and the conclusions to be drawn from the judgment. He explains that atheists are “borrowing from God” when they complain about Joshua’s destruction of the Amorites (Message preached 11th Nov 2018)

The Righteousness of God (46 min)

Mervyn Hall expounds the key NT passage that explains the heart of “the gospel” – Rom 3:19-31. He distinguishes between God’s righteous character on the one hand (v24-25), and the “gift of righteousness” that God dispenses to the sinner who believes in Christ on the other (v21-22). The passage brings these two together at the end, where God, through the cross, is “righteous” while at the same time “declaring righteous” the sinner who trusts in His Son (Recorded 8th Nov…

Were There Two Falls of Angels? (46 min)

Mervyn Hall expounds the subject of God’s judgments on Satan and his angels – discussing God’s motive, manner and moment of judgment. Questions addressed include: When did Satan fall? What brought about his fall? Were there two falls of angels, or one? Who are the sons of God in Genesis 6? Readings in Gen 3, 6, John 16, 2 Pet 2 and Jude (Message preached 14th Oct 2018)

You Must Be Born Again (21 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the Bible text: “You must be born again” (John 3:7). “You” – it’s personal; “must” – it’s essential; “be” – it’s real; “born again”; it’s spiritual. (Message preached 22nd July 2018)

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…

The Unequal Yoke (37 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the issue of the “unequal yoke” from 2 Cor 6:13-18, the key NT passage on separation. Mervyn works through the passage using 4 headings; 1. the apostolic authority, 2. the logical argument, 3. the OT analogy and 4. the only action (“Come out”). He applies Paul’s prohibition about the unequal yoke to marital, financial, political and social situations, but cautions against taking the principle to an extreme (Message preached 17th May 2018)

How to Study the Bible (44 min)

Mervyn Hall gives a hands-on demonstration – using 2 Tim 2:15-16 – of how to study the Bible. (Graphics here and here). 1st: Divide the text (punctuation, conjunctions, verbs, participles, prepositions etc.). 2nd: Organise the text (flow and main point). 3rd: Probe the text (note the context, culture, history, and examine grammar). 4th: Synthesise the text (pull together and check for consistency with the rest of Scripture) (Message preached 18th Mar 2018)

The Christian and The Bible (44 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the purpose and value of the Bible for the Christian in today’s world. It is a “light” that enables us to “look out” and employ a Biblical worldview. It is also a “lamp” with which to “look down” and be guided in our Christian walk. Finally it is a “mirror” with which to “look in” – it corrects, challenges and rebukes us and causes us to seek to be more holy and more like our Saviour…

Why Did God Give Us the Bible? (41 min)

Mervyn Hall asks three questions: What is the Bible? (Definition); Why do we have a Bible? (Design); and How did we get our Bible? (Delivery). He outlines the 4 types of revelation through which God speaks to humanity (Creation, conscience, Christ and the Canon) and lists numerous reasons why God gave us the Word of God (Readings: Psa 19:1-7, 2 Tim 2:14-16, Heb 4:12, 2 Pet 1:2-21, Luke 24:25-27) (Message preached 7th Jan 2018)

Christ as the Mediator (36 min)

Mervyn Hall speaks on Christ in His role as our Mediator. Starting with Job’s lament in the Old Testament that there was no ‘daysman’, Mervyn traces the truth through to the New Testament and presents its fulfilment in Christ. He underlines the need that the Mediator be possessed of the same substance of the one for whom he acts, and the same essence as the One to whom He acts (Message preached 26th Nov 2017)

Christ in Thessalonians (39 min)

Noting the eight references in the two epistles to Christ’s return, Mervyn Hall presents Christ in Thessalonians as “the coming One” and emphasises the practical implications for His people. Particular reference is made to the first and last references, where Paul commended the Thessalonians for their patient waiting for Christ. (Message preached 23rd Nov 2017)

Mary Magdalene (40 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on Mary Magdalene. After introducing the subject by listing and briefly commenting on a number of different women who followed Christ and ministered to Him, he speaks of Mary Magdalene in detail. She exemplified the power of regeneration; she identified with Christ in His crucifixion; she testified of Christ in His resurrection (Message preached 12th Nov 2017)

Christ in Ephesians (43 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on “Christ in the epistle to the Ephesians”. He divides the epistle into two sections: Chs 1-3 he entitles “in Whom – the sphere of our blessing”, and Chs 4-6 he calls “from Whom – the source of our behaviour”. The richness of our blessings “in Christ” – in union with Christ – are set forth; salvation, redemption, identification, incorporation etc. after which the practical conduct that flows from our union with Christ is set forth (Message…

Rahab, Deborah and Jael (34 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on Rahab, Deborah and Jael. Each of these three women lived counter-culturally in times of difficulty and danger – because they were “women of conviction”. The days of the “judges” were dark days in which “everyone did that which was right in their own eyes”. The lives of these godly women contain many lessons for us today (Message preached 24th Sept 2017)

John The Baptist’s Preaching Points (38 min)

Mervyn Hall brings a challenging message from three of John the Baptist’s “preaching points”. He outlines John’s purpose in the wilderness, his perspective at Bethabara (“the house of the ford”) and his persistence in the Palace, when preaching to Herod. Pertinent and poignant lessons are drawn from these narratives that guide us in our own 21st century gospel endeavour (Message preached June 1st 2017)

The Significance of the Title “Son of God” (41 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the title “the Son of God”. He outlines the “distinction between persons” in the Trinity on the one hand, and the “oneness in nature” shared by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit on the other. The eternal sonship of Christ is defended as well as His absolute deity. The exclusive rights of the Son in relation to heirship in principle and in particular are expounded (Message preached 19th Mar 2017)

The Golden Altar (37 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches about the Golden Altar that stood in the holy place in the Tabernacle, which typifies the High Priestly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ now in heaven on behalf of His people. From the details of the construction, shape, position and use of the altar, Mervyn highlights features of Christ’s succouring, sympathising and supplicating work as our Great High Priest (Message preached Dec 11th 2016)

The Glory of God – His Person (46 min)

PART 1 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the doctrine of the Trinity – “One God in three persons”. He deals with the topic under 4 headings: 1) Who is God? Identity. 2) Where is God? Eternity. 3) How does God exist? Trinity. and 4) What does God do? Activity. The Bible truth of the Trinity is expounded, while the errors of Arianism (Jehovah’s Witnesses), Modalism (Oneness Pentecostalism) and tri-theism (Mormonism) are refuted (Message preached 3rd Nov 2016)

Where is History Headed? (50 min)

PART 4 – Mervyn Hall completes his series on the ‘Christian worldview’ by addressing what the Bible says about where history is heading. He shows that history is not meaningless (just a series of unrelated random events) or even cyclical (the same things happening over and over again), but is linear, purposeful and controlled by God. He concludes with a stark warning of final judgment – the Great White Throne – and shows that sinners can be cleared from judgment…

Is There Any Hope? (41 min)

PART 3 – Addressing the third of four major questions, “Is there any hope?” Mervyn Hall turns to the Bible and expands God’s way of Salvation as presented by Paul in Athens – Jesus and His resurrection. He underlines the futility of hoping in society, or government, or charity, or self, and points to Christ as the only means of salvation (Message given Oct 16th 2016)

The Laver (40 min)

Mervyn Hall takes up the subject of the Laver and underlines its typological meaning for the Christian today. He refers to its use in the once-off washing of the Priests at their consecration and likens that to the “washing of regeneration” in Titus 3:5. He then looks at the continual daily washing at the Laver prior to priestly service and highlights the need for us to be continually clean, by the “washing of the water of the word” mentioned in…

What Went Wrong with the World? (49 min)

PART 2 – What is the solution to the world’s ills? Social justice? Politics? Economics? In a wide ranging message, Mervyn Hall tackles a number of related questions in this field of enquiry: “What actually is wrong with the world?”, “Why do good things happen to bad people?” and “If there’s a God, why all the suffering?” Central to his treatment of these issues are “human free will” and “human sin”, the latter of which he defines Biblically as “when…

Why is There Something Rather than Nothing? (44 min)

PART 1 – Mervyn Hall poses the most fundamental of all existential questions – “Why is there something rather than nothing?” How did space, time and matter come into existence? Was it created by God or did it create itself? Using a presuppositional approach, Mervyn explores whether or not the Bible gives a credible answer to this big “worldview question” (Message given Oct 2nd 2016)

Ministry at the Supper (32 min)

Mervyn Hall takes up the subject of ministry of the Word of God at the Lord’s Supper. Using the example of the Lord in the Upper Room and on the Emmaus Road (Luke 22 & 24) and that of Paul in Acts 20, he outlines the scope, style and subject of ministry suitable on such an occasion both before and after partaking of the emblems. Mervyn also gives practical hints in relation to studying for, preparing for and delivering ministry…

The Meaning and Purpose of the Lord’s Supper (42 min)

Mervyn Hall speaks about “the Lord’s Supper” or “the breaking of bread”, taking up its purpose, dignity, responsibility and declarative message. He also delves into history and reveals some interesting facts as to how this central Christian privilege has been viewed over the centuries (Message preached Sept 4th 2016)

Membership and the Local Assembly (41 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on membership of the local assembly from 1 Corinthians 12. Concepts of necessity, equality, unity and diversity are brought out in connection with the metaphor of the body. The topic is dealt with under three headings: foundation, figure and fruition. Practical teaching is given relative to gift in the assembly (Message preached May 2016)

How Does an Assembly Function? (38 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches from 1 Corinthians Ch 3 and highlights the three metaphors for the local assembly in the chapter – God’s husbandry, God’s building and God’s temple. After expounding the background to the chapter, Mervyn develops numerous principles essential to the proper, unified and scriptural functioning of a local assembly (Message preached 8th May 2016)

Governmental Order in the Assembly (44 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on leadership – the role, the appointment, the qualifications and the work of elders/overseers/shepherds in the local assembly. Biblical assembly leadership is always by a plurality of elders, raised up within the assembly by the Holy Spirit, and fitted for their role by their character, attitude, gift and labours, all of which is outlined in this message (Message preached Apr 2016)

Overview of Hebrews (51 min)

Mervyn Hall gives an overview of the epistle to the Hebrews. He outlines the epistle’s genre, title, audience, author, date, subject and contents. The theme of Christ’s supremacy and superiority and how the epistle’s author presents it (construction, progression and conclusion) is laid out chapter by chapter. Hebrews is a vital New Testament book – a working knowledge of its contents will greatly edify and benefit the Bible student (Message preached 17th Mar 2016)

Honouring Parents (43 min)

Mervyn Hall outlines the duties and responsibilities of children toward their parents in three stages – dependence (at home), independence (leaving home) and interdependence (once married). This message includes a detailed look at Ephesians 6:1-2 (Message preached 6th Mar 2016)

The Foundational Nature of the Family (30 min)

Mervyn Hall introduces a series on “the Bible and the family”. He explains that the family is the foundation of humanity, the organisation at the heart of society, and is intimately bound up in what God is doing in the present dispensation in the church. In a wide ranging message, the importance and centrality of the family to all of God’s purposes is outlined (Message preached 10th Jan 2016)

An Overview of the Book of Romans (47 min)

Mervyn Hall gives and overview of Romans. Paul’s epistle to the Romans is a pivotal New Testament book and a grasp of its contents will be a major blessing to every Christian. Dividing the book into three sections, Mervyn concentrates on the two hinges of Romans at 3:21 and 12:1 as he outlines Paul’s gospel diagnosis, his gospel prescription and the outcome for those who believe the gospel…they live it! Click here for a PDF outline of Romans (Message preached…

The Rapture – Pre, Mid or Post-Tribulation? (39 min)

Mervyn Hall looks at the subject of the rapture of the Church and asks will it be before, in the middle or at the end of Daniel’s 70th week, that period sometimes called “the 7-year tribulation”? Mervyn works his way through Ch 4 and Ch 5 of 1st Thessalonians and looks at the timing, the terminology and the teaching connected with this event and concludes that Scripture teaches a “pre-tribulation rapture”. (Message preached 8th Nov 2015)

Is the Lord’s Day the Christian Sabbath? (40 min)

Although aware that they are “not under law”, the question of whether or not to keep the Sabbath is an issue that still poses problems for many believers. Mervyn Hall addresses this problem by tracing Paul’s argument though Colossians Ch 2, showing that we are not legally bound to keep the Sabbath, nor are we required to treat the Lord’s Day as the “Christian Sabbath”. However, he urges caution against treating the Lord’s Day as any other day, by drawing…

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit (48 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the 21 gifts of the Spirit listed in 1 Cor 12, Romans 12, Eph 4 and 1 Peter 4. Do all Christians have a gift? How do you know what your gift is? What is the relationship, if any, between natural ability and spiritual gift? Are all 21 gifts still in operation or have some of them ceased? These and other questions are answered in this wide ranging message about this important and practical subject of…

An Overview of Bible Covenants (43 min)

Mervyn Hall gives a helpful overview of the Covenants of the Bible. He lists five: Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic and Messianic (New). He explains that these Covenants are God’s programme to restore everything that was lost in the fall. The culmination of God’s Covenant programme will be seen in “the Millennium”, the 1,000 year reign of Christ in a literal kingdom on earth. The Dispensational view of the Covenants differs greatly from the Reformed “Covenant Theology” view, making this a…

The Life and Legacy of William Tyndale (56 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the life and work of William Tyndale (1494-1536). Martyred for his faith at the age of 42, Tyndale was the first person in history to translate the New Testament into English from the Greek and his contribution to the Reformation, to the people of God in general, to the history of the world, not to mention to the development of the English language, in incalculable. (Recorded 13th Sept 2015)

The Principles of Biblical Hermeneutics (42 min)

Laying a foundation for a series of messages on dispensational truth, Mervyn Hall preaches on the basic principles of Biblical interpretation. How should the Bible be approached and studied? To rightly divide the word (2 Tim 2:15) – to cut a straight course through Scripture – what principles should guide us? Mervyn outlines 5: the synthesis principle; the historical principle; the literal principle; the grammatical principle and the practical principle (Message preached 6th Sept 2015)

Why the Assembly Matters (50 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on “Why the assembly matters”. After defining what a local assembly is, Mervyn outlines three major reasons why the local assembly is so important. Firstly, it is the habitation of God, God’s dwelling place. Secondly, it is the handiwork of God. Thirdly, it is the herald of the truth of God – it exists as the pillar and ground of truth (Message preached 30th July 2015)

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary (48 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the subject of Magna Carta, on its 800th Anniversary in June 2015. The rights enshrined in this historic document touch on issues of life, liberty and property. After giving the historical background, Mr Hall moves to the subject of moral freedom and explains that personal freedom from sin can only come through Christ – One who gave up “property” so that we could have an inheritance, who gave up His “liberty” so we could be free,…

The Apostle John (42 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the apostle John – as a disciple, servant, brother and elder. Highlighting various incidents in the life of “the disciple whom Jesus loved”, Mervyn draws out lessons in connection with John’s separation, suffering and service. John’s life and ministry teach us that truth without love is brutal, while love without truth is fatal (Message preached 7th May 2015)
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