Sermons by Michael Penfold (Page 2)

Sermons by Michael Penfold (Page 2)

Pre, Post or A-Millennialism? (45 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the subject of the Millennium, the 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth in His Kingdom. He outlines Old Testament prophecies about the Millennium, how the Millennium fits into the future, its purpose, the people who will be in it, how it will be administered, what it will be like and how it will end. He explains the weaknesses of the a-millennial and post-millennial views and argues in favour of a pre-millennial view of prophecy (Message…

What is the Believer’s Rule of Life? (43 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the question, “What is the believer’s ‘rule of life’?” Believers today are “under grace”, not “under law”. That is to say, the Mosaic law, in all its aspects – ceremonial, civil and moral – has no connection with Christians in the Church age. They are neither under the law for justification nor for sanctification. Are believers then “lawless”? Is dispensationalism antinomian? Does “grace” mean Christians are free to do what they please? These and other related…

If God Exists, Why Is There Evil? – Origins Part 7 (40 min)

In October 2015 an “Origins” apologetics conference was held at the Gospel Hall in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Over seven sessions, a wide range of fundamental issues were taken up by Michael Penfold, all relating to the question of origins. PART 7 – The Origin of Evil Time Magazine’s cover on June 10th 1991 asked “Evil – Does it exist or do bad things just happen?” In a Darwinian world there is no evil. There’s just DNA. Nature red in tooth and…

The Gospel: Man-Made or Divine? – Origins Part 6 (51 min)

Isn’t Christianity just another human construct? Isn’t a person’s religion just a matter of geography? Evidence is given in this session for the divine origin of Christianity. Tracing the message of “the gospel” back through Saul of Tarsus – who wrote much of the New Testament – to the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, this session argues for the reality of the Christian faith, its grounding in the eye-witnessed facts of history and in the Messiah, the Son of God.…

Darwin’s Deadly Legacy – Origins Part 5 (73 min)

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution has cast a dark shadow over theology, history and morality. Michael Penfold examines the direct and staggeringly negative influence that Darwin’s erroneous ideas have had on the likes of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Neitzsche and Hitler, and on the tragic course of human history as a result. By way of contrast, the Bible speaks truth on the issues of origin, meaning, morality and destiny. Readings: Gen 3:1-5, Judg 21:25, Rom 1:28-32. From the October 2015 Origins…

Why Charles Darwin Was Wrong – Origins Part 4 (89 min)

Taking its title from Darwin’s famous book “On the Origin of Species”, this session examines the question of how thousands of different species of animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and algae came to be? What process developed the eye, ear, hand, knee, liver, kidney, heart and brain (with its 100 billion neurons connected by 100 trillion synapses, the most complicated object in the universe)? From whence came photosynthesis, pollination, metamorphosis and migration? How did human reproduction arise, a process in which…

Where Did Life Come From? – Origins Part 3 (62 min)

One of the vital and fundamental issues that all serious worldviews have to answer is, “Where did life come from?”. Between a living cell and the most highly ordered non-biological system, such as a crystal or snowflake, there is a chasm as vast and absolute as it is possible to conceive – so how did life arise from non-life? What came first, proteins, DNA or RNA? How was the universe fine-tuned to allow for life to exist in the first…

Who Made God? – Origins Part 2 (78 min)

There are 4 options for the origin of the universe: 1. The universe is not really here – it’s an illusion. 2. The universe has always been here. 3. The universe created itself from nothing. 4. The universe was created by God. Referencing Romans Ch 1, the case is made that the existence of God is patently obvious to all but the deliberate unbeliever. This leads to the conclusion that atheism is a moral and volitional choice, not an intellectual…

Does Truth Exist – Origins Part 1 (77 min)

At the foundation of everything is Pilate’s question: “What is truth?” That and other truth issues are discussed in this video: Is truth knowable? Is truth absolute or relative, subjective or objective? How does the Bible counter the approaches of rationalism, empiricism, pragmatism and relativism? Is the Bible true and is there any evidence for its divine inspiration? What is the relationship between reason and faith? Readings: John 8:32, 14:6, 17:17, 18:38, 19:35. From the October 2015 Origins Apologetics Conference,…

The Holy Spirit in Regeneration (38 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the work of the Holy Spirit in convicting, awakening and regenerating sinners. Being born again is not the result of a mere “decision” or “commitment” as many in evangelicalism understand it today – but rather it is a momentous event in which, upon repentance and faith in Christ, dead sinners are divinely quickened. The meaning, source, manner and nature of this new birth are all explained in detail (Message preached 24th Sept 2015)

An Overview of the 7 Dispensations (38 min)

Michael Penfold defines the critical terms “age” and “dispensation” before working his way through history from creation to the new heavens and new earth outlining the 7 Biblical dispensations as he proceeds. The 4 basic, always-repeated characteristics of each dispensation – revelation, responsibility, rebellion and retribution – are delineated in detail. (Message preached 20th Sept 2015)

Why the Gospel Matters (42 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on “Why the gospel matters”. He outlines a number of features of the gospel that flow from the gospel message’s divine origin: its dignity, its authority, its potency, its verity, its exclusivity, its eternality and its solemnity (Message preached 23rd July 2015)

The Apostle Paul (38 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the apostle Paul – his character, his conversion, his career and his coronation. Paul’s authority as an apostle, his ministry as a preacher, his energy in gospel labour, his responsibility in caring for all the churches, his adversity in suffering for Christ and his loyalty to the truth of God, are all commented on and applied (Message preached 14th May 2015)

Ruth Ch 1 (28 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on Ruth Chapter 1, which features Naomi the restored backslider, Ruth the new believer, and Orpah the false professor. Moab, a nation marked by immorality, enmity, idolatry and luxury, sat just “next door” to Israel and tempted God’s people to recross Jordan and head “back to the world”, especially during a time of famine. This is a “chapter of choices” which holds many pertinent lessons for us (Message given May 3rd 2015)

Salvation – A Blessing Like No Other (38 min)

PART 4 – Michael Penfold preaches on the incomparable blessing of salvation, that eclipses every other blessing known to man. It is unique in a 7-fold way: in its means, scope, value, character, effect, terms and outcome. Nothing in this world comes close to the altogether wonderful blessing of salvation through Jesus Christ. (Message preached 29th Jan 2015)

Moses – Rebellious Relatives (26 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the plots against Moses from his sister and brother (Numbers Ch 12) and his cousin (Ch 16). The two passages are compared and similarities noted. Marked by jealousy, discontentment and hunger for power, Miriam and Korah took on the leadership of Israel with disastrous results. (Message preached 11th Jan 2015)

Moses – Confrontation with Pharoah (27 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on Moses’s confrontation with Pharoah. What would Moses do? Accept Pharoah’s compromises or obey the Lord’s commandment? Would Moses meet Pharoah halfway and find an accommodation with him, or would he “hold the line” and obey the Lord? (Message preached 30th Nov 2014)

“The Scorner” in Proverbs (22 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the scorner, a major character in the book of Proverbs. He compares three of Solomon’s case studies – the simple, the fool and the scorner. The scorner has contempt for Christ and His gospel, and for the people of God. It has ever been thus, since they first mocked Christ and “laughed Him to scorn.” The scorner is warned – “If thou shalt be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself, but if thou scornest, thou…

“The Wise Man vs The Foolish Man” in Proverbs (26 min)

Michael Penfold contrasts the wise and the foolish man in the book of Proverbs. He outlines 7 major features of the fool, everything from his godless mindset, to his troublesome tongue to his disastrous influence. How different to the wise man, whose attitudes, decisions and movements are governed by wisdom’s overarching “first principle”, the fear of the Lord (Message preached 7th Sept 2014)

Entertainers and the News Media (39 min)

Michael Penfold examines the power and influence of the entertainment industry and the news media. Under the headings of consumption, consequences and cure, he describes a world addicted to “the screen” and the corrosive output of Hollywood. The negative impact of  “53 hours a week in front of the screen for the average teenager” on independent thinking, Biblical discernment, good use of time, and holiness, are immense. The cure? Recognise the devil’s strategy and refuse to conform to it…”Walk in…

Ecumenists and Charismatics (39 min)

Michael Penfold examines the history, beliefs and influence of two dangerous forces within Christendom – the Ecumenical and Charismatic Movements. The ideas and assumptions of these closely allied movements have permeated the entire globe and left unprecedented confusion and compromise in their wake. Terms like interdenominationalism, ecumenism, inter-faith and syncretism are defined. Warnings and guidance are given from scripture, combined with an exhortation to “Come out from among them and be separate” (2 Cor 6:17)  (Message preached 18th May 2014)

1 Thessalonians Ch 5 (43 min)

Michael Penfold expounds 1 Thessalonians Chapter 5. The chapter introduces us to the great subject of “the day of the Lord” which will come upon a world proclaiming “Peace and safety!” The believers of this present dispensation will not be overtaken by the day of the Lord, but will be raptured to heaven before its commencement (Message preached 10th Apr 2014) (Photo: March of Galerius, Thessaloniki).

John’s Three Tests of Salvation (25 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the subject of the apostle John’s “three tests”. In his epistles John outlines a moral test, a social test and a doctrinal test. These tests provide assurance to true believers, but sound an alarm to “false believers”, in particular the false teachers who were denying that Jesus is the Christ come in flesh (Message preached 23rd Mar 2014)

The Mystery of Israel’s Blindness (22 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the “mystery of Israel’s blindness”. He explains that Israel’s current national hardening and blindness is neither universal in its extent (individual Jews are still being saved) nor final in its duration (the nation of Israel will yet be restored and brought into Millennial blessing). Rom 11:25 is seen to be the death knell of amillennialism (Message preached 23rd Feb 2014)

The Mystery of the One Body, the Church (26 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the “mystery of the one body”. He asks the Who, When, What, How and Why of the “mystery” that sees Jews and Gentiles becoming fellow heirs, fellow members of the body of Christ and fellow partakers of all the associated blessings. The church is not a continuation of Israel – it is something entirely new (Message preached 2nd Feb 2014)

The Submission and Suffering of Christ (25 min)

Michael Penfold speaks on the submissiveness and sufferings of Christ, based on the apostle Peter’s remarks in his first epistle. Peter learned, while witnessing the sufferings of Christ, how to react in a spiritual way to difficult circumstances in society, the workplace, the home and the assembly (Message preached 15th Dec 2013)

The Holiness and Sinlessness of Christ (24 min)

Michael Penfold speaks on the holiness and sinlessness of Christ, Who did no sin, knew no sin and in Whom is no sin. He addresses two vital theological questions: “Could the Lord Jesus Christ have sinned?”, and “What was the purpose of the temptation in the wilderness?” (Message preached 1st Dec 2013)

The Wisdom and Knowledge of Christ (24 min)

Michael Penfold speaks on the wisdom and knowledge of Christ. Wisdom in His person, in creation, in incarnation, in salvation and in kingdom administration. He explains that the Lord Jesus was both omniscient and omnipresent the whole time He was on earth, having left behind none of His divine attributes at the incarnation (Message preached 17th Nov 2013)

Deity in Manifestation – Humanity in Perfection (24 min)

Michael Penfold introduces a series on the character of our Lord Jesus Christ. Under the headings of “Deity in manifestation” and “Humanity in Perfection” he reminds his audience of some foundational truths in connection with the person and character of Christ – true man, true God – containing in Himself a perfect balance of flawless features and characteristics (Message preached 20th Oct 2013)

An Overview of 2 and 3 John (17 min)

Michael Penfold gives an overview of the two single chapter epistles of 2nd and 3rd John. He speak on each epistle’s author, audience, aspect, approach, aim and arrangement. He analyses the epistles, comparing and contrasting them side by side highlighting their interwoven themes of love and truth (Message preached 14th Oct 2013)

What is our Ground of Gathering? (25 min)

A back to basics message from Michael Penfold on what a local assembly is, how it comes to be and how it functions. From Matthew 18:20 we learn that an assembly is summoned by a divine call, submits to divine authority, and surrounds a divine person (Message given 8th Sept 2013)

A Real, Risen, Returning Christ (26 min)

Michael Penfold compares the epistles of Paul, Peter and John, men who wrote of faith, hope and love respectively. Each was an eye-witness…to the resurrection, to the transfiguration and the incarnation. They urge us, in turn, to believe in a risen Christ, to hope in a returning Christ and to love a real Christ (Message preached 4th Aug 2013)

Conclusion – Things That Differ (27 min)

Michael Penfold concludes the series with a look at some fine distinctions in the Bible, such as, ‘the second man’ and ‘the last Adam’; ‘the righteousness of God’, and ‘righteousness from God’; ‘the fulness of time’ and ‘the fulness of times’; ‘the age to come’ and ‘the ages to come’ etc. (Message preached 14th July 2013)

Creation vvs. Evolution Part 1 (56 min)

CREATION vvs. EVOLUTION (Part 1) – Michael Penfold sets out the scientific bankruptcy of Darwinism. In this presentation, 14 ‘proofs’ for the theory of evolution are refuted and 8 of its major problems are discussed (Message preached in May 2005)

Creation vvs. Evolution Part 2 (63 min)

CREATION vvs. EVOLUTION (Part 2) – Michael Penfold outlines the philosophical bankruptcy of Darwinism and discusses the dark shadows it has cast over theology, history and morality. Reveals Darwin’s influence over Hitler and Stalin etc. (May 2005)

Creation vvs. Evolution Part 3 (69 min)

CREATION vvs. EVOLUTION (Part 3) – Michael Penfold puts forward Biblical creation as the true explanation for the origin of life, matter, intelligence, morality and much more. Includes numerous evidences that the Bible is the word of God (May 2005)

Kings Abijam and Asa (35 min)

KINGS OF JUDAH Part 2 – Michael Penfold preaches on the 2nd and 3rd Kings of Judah, Abijam and Asa. Asa was a “revival King” and challenging lessons are drawn from the foundation that underpinned the revival, the faith the accompanied the revival and the folly that wrecked the revival (Message preached May 30th 2013)

Philippians Ch 2 (37 min)

Michael Penfold expounds Philippians Ch 2. Assembly unity is the subject of the chapter and Paul sets before the Philippians the motivations for unity, the hard choices necessary for unity and the examples of the attitude needed to promote unity, as seen primarily in our Lord Jesus. The difficult Christological passage (2:5-7) is discussed in its context (Message preached 14th Mar 2013)

Hades vs Gehenna (21 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the difference between “hell” (hades) and the “lake of fire” (gehenna). The former is temporary and for souls; the latter eternal for “body and soul”. He also deals with the errors of soul sleep and annihilationism. In closing he urges the continued preaching of eternal punishment, quoting from Jonathan Edwards sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” as an example (Message preached 23rd June 2013)

The First vs the Second Resurrection (25 min)

Michael Penfold distinguishes between the first and second resurrections. The choice between a-millennialism and pre-millennialism can be rightly said to hang on this crucial question. Four proofs are given that there are two future separate physical resurrections of the dead. These resurrections are separated by 1,000 literal years (Message preached 9th June 2013)

The Rapture vs the Manifestation (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the distinctions between the rapture of the church on the one hand and the Lord’s second coming to earth on the other. He explains the difference between pre-, post- and a-Millennialism. He also distinguishes between pre- and post-tribulationism, contending that the church will not go through the tribulation (Message preached 26th May 2013)

The Church vs the Kingdom (26 min)

PART 20 – Michael Penfold preaches on the distinction between the kingdom and the church. He explains the two aspects of the Kingdom of God – the “universal” kingdom, and the “mediatorial” kingdom and traces their history from Genesis to Revelation. Is there a difference between the “kingdom of God” and the “kingdom of heaven”? Are Christians of the present day in the kingdom? These and other questions are addressed (Message preached 5th May 2013)

The Body of Christ vs the Local Assembly (20 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the distinctions between the “church which is His body” (Matt 16, Eph 5) and the “church of God at…” (a local assembly, Matt 18, 1 Cor 1:2). These are the only two aspects of “the church” that the New Testament envisages and a clear understanding of this fact will preserve from denominational confusion (Message preached 7th April 2013)

Baptism in the Spirit vs Filling of the Spirit (26 min)

Michael Penfold distinguishes between the “baptism in the Spirit” and the “filling of the Spirit”. He points out that while the baptism in the Spirit is not a post-conversion “second experience” that believers should look for, the filling of the Spirit is something constantly expected of all Christians (Message preached 24th March 2013)

Judicial vs Parental Forgiveness (29 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the difference between “judicial forgiveness”, which a sinner receives once for all at conversion, and “parental forgiveness” which the Christian receives throughout life as sins are confessed regularly. The former forms a “union” between the sinner and Christ; the latter restores “communion” between the child of God and his Father, through the ministry of Christ his high priest and advocate (Message preached 3rd Mar 2013)

The Old Man vs the Flesh (22 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the distinction between “the old man” and “the flesh”. From its 3 references in Rom 6, Eph 4 and Col 3 “the old man” is seen to be what we were in Adam prior to conversion (our “old standing”), whereas the “flesh” is the evil principle within (our “old nature”) (Message preached 3rd Feb 2013)

Justification by Faith vs by Works (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the distinction between justification by faith (Romans 3) and justification by works (James 2). He explains why “faith alone” in Romans is a good thing, while “faith alone” in James is a bad thing. In summary, faith alone justifies, but the faith that justifies is never alone (Message preached 6th Jan 2013)

Under Law vs Under Grace (28 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the difference between being “under law” and “under grace”. He exposes an error of Reformed theology which maintains that Christians are still under the law for sanctification, though not for salvation. The Christian’s true “rule of life” is explained (Message preached 2nd Dec 2012)

Sin in Principle vs Sins Personal (28 min)

Michael Penfold outlines the differences between sin in principle and individual personal sins. What I am in Adam (sinful self, the root) and what I have done (sins, the fruit) must be distinguished. Adam’s sin introduced death; our own sins lead to hell. Sins may be forgiven, but sin in principle can only ever be condemned (Message preached 18th Nov 2012)

Faith vs the Faith (25 min)

Michael Penfold outlines the difference between personal faith and the faith, the sacred body of truth known as the apostles’ doctrine, and ultimately the entire Bible. Personal faith, however, is that trust and confidence exercised savingly in Christ at conversion and thereafter daily as the Christian walks by faith. True faith is contrasted to false faith (Message preached 4th Nov 2012)

The Feast of Unleavened Bread (37 min)

PART 2 – Michael Penfold preaches on Israel’s second annual feast, “The Feast of Unleavened Bread”, known in scripture as “the bread of affliction”. He explains its close link with the Passover and draws practical lessons from its features; no servile work, daily offerings, purging out leaven, and feeding on unleavened bread (Message preached 1st Nov 2012)

Introduction – Things that Differ (26 min)

Michael Penfold introduces a series of messages that will focus on the vital need to distinguish between “things that differ” in the Bible. He gives 4 examples of common yet confusing errors that stem from failing to differentiate between, for example, the Biblical concepts of “standing and state” and “the church and the kingdom” (Message preached 21st Oct 2012)

Preparing and Structuring Gospel Sermons (25 min)

Michael Penfold gives guidance on preparing, structuring and delivering gospel messages. He describes the three main categories of gospel sermons, and the three essential parts each message must have. He gives pointers as to how to effectively preach with repentance and faith as the desired result (Message preached 16th Oct 2011).

Holding Your Audience’s Attention (27 min)

Michael Penfold gives Biblical counsel on gospel preaching and holding an audience’s attention. He describes the necessary attitude and bearing of the preacher, a man who will feel the burden of the message, and whose preaching must be scriptural, serious, simple and structured (Message preached 9th Oct 2011)

How Can I be Sure I am Saved? (27 min)

Michael Penfold addresses the question “How can I be sure I am saved?” He explains that the work of Christ secures salvation, the word of God settles salvation and the witness of the Spirit seals salvation. Blessed assurance – Christ’s work for us, God’s word to us and the Spirit’s witness in us. (Message preached 18th Sept 2011)

What Does it Mean to “Come to Christ”? (22 min)

From the parable of the sower, Michael Penfold preaches on what it means to truly “come to Christ”. Not a physical act, nor a mere mental act, not a mystical act, nor even a mere “decision”, but a definite resting on the person and work of Christ for salvation (Message preached 11th Sept 2011)

What is Conviction of Sin? (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on “conviction of sin”. He seeks to explain what it is, and what it is not, so that as witnesses, preachers and parents, we can be discerning in dealing with souls (Message preached 17th July 2011)

What is Justification by Faith? (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on “justification”. He clears up the Reformed confusion which says that the righteous life of Christ is imputed to the sinner, explaining instead that “righteousness from God” is imputed on the basis of the death of Christ (Message preached 5th June 2011)

What is Propitiation? (26 min)

Michael Penfold expounds how the gospel meets the real need of the sinner – cleansing, justification, reconciliation etc. – all of which are based on the propitiation made at the cross (Message given 29th May 2011)

Why Good Works Cannot Save (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the futility of good works to merit salvation. He explains why God views such good works as filthy rags, and outlines ways in which this can be expounded effectively in gospel preaching (Message preached May 1st 2011)

The Wrath and Judgment of God (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the vital subject of the judgment of God – its reality, solemnity, eventuality, unavoidability, accuracy and finality. He speaks of God’s wrath approaching, accumulating, abiding and appeased (Message given 17th April 2011)

An Examination of the Contemporary Gospel (43 min)

PART 3 – Michael Penfold examines the “contemporary gospel”. He argues that the modern message lacks essential elements in connection with repentance and faith, and that the modern methods involving drama and music are unbiblical and counterproductive. The mandate, method and message of the true gospel are outlined. (Message preached in the Gove Hall, Ealing, London, 5th Mar 2011)

Should Assemblies Embrace Contemporary Worship? (51 min)

PART 2 – Michael Penfold addresses the issue of the contemporary worship movement. He contends that rock music is worldly and unsuitable for use in the worship of God. New actions, appointments, arrangements and accompaniments are all examined. (Message preached in the Grove Hall, Ealing, London, 5th Mar 2011)

Tongues, Healing and Baptism in the Spirit (50 min)

PART 1 – Michael Penfold preaches on the subjects of speaking in tongues, miraculous healing and baptism in the Spirit, explaining the purpose, power, pattern and period of the apostolic sign gifts. He mentions the Alpha Course and other influential charismatic phenomena. (Message preached in the Gove Hall, Ealing, London, 5th Mar 2011)

The Nature of the Sinner’s Need (23 min)

Michael Penfold gives a 12-point description of the sinner (rebellious, dead, lost, guilty etc.), outlining the stark Biblical picture of the sinner’s true condition “under sin” and “under sentence” (Message preached 20th Feb 2011)

Why God Chose Preaching (21 min)

Michael Penfold sets forth numerous reasons why drama is an unsuitable method of communicating the gospel, and explains why God specifically ordained the means of “preaching” (Message preached 21st Nov 2010)

The Source and Immutability of the Gospel (24 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the source of the gospel message, explaining that it is a sacred immutable deposit that God gave to Paul, about man’s ruin, God’s remedy and man’s responsibility to repent and believe (Message preached 7th Nov 2010)

Exposition of Genesis Chs 9 and 10 (38 min)

Michael Penfold expounds Genesis Chs 9 and 10. He outlines details of the Noahic covenant and the division of the nations. He examines the difficult issues of the sin of Noah and the curse pronounced on Canaan (Message preached 27th May 2010)

Lessons from the Life of Samson (38 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on lessons from the life of Samson, “The man who got used to doing the wrong thing”. Samson ended up losing his sight, his strength, his freedom and his testimony (Ministry given Thursday 17th Sept 2009)

The Humanity of Christ (46 min)

HUMANITY OF CHRIST – Michael Penfold preaches on the crucial doctrine of the humanity of Christ under two main headings: the need for it, and its nature. He tackles a number of dangerous misconceptions on this subject (Message preached 26th Feb 2009)

The Importance of the Local Assembly (35 min)

Dedication to the local assembly is a central teaching of the New Testament epistles. A casual approach to attendance and participation is widespread. Michael Penfold contends that a believer should be fully committed to the principles and practices of the local assembly (Message preached 8th Nov 2008)

Man’s Fall and God’s Call (39 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on “man’s Fall” and “God’s Call”, answering the question “If there’s a God why is there evil in the world?” and challenging the audience as to their own sin and need (Message preached 28th Sept 2008)

The Doctrine of Sin (37 min)

SIN – Michael Penfold defines the doctrine of sin, outlining its origin, results & scope, as well as explaining its relation to the law & judgment of God. Also included is a look at the believer’s standing & state (Message preached 5th June 2008)

A Bad Man Saved: a Good Man Lost (22 min)

Faced with an audience of people who considered themselves to be good-living upright people and who, at the same time, despised others who they considered lower than themselves, the Lord Jesus related the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (Recorded in Luke’s gospel Ch 18:9-14). Michael Penfold preaches the gospel from this passage in a message directed at people who are religious but unconverted (Message preached 2008) (Painting: “The Pharisee and the Publican” by James Tissot, 1836-1902)

The Life and Times of Enoch (36 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the life and times of Enoch, highlighting the secret of his walk with God and how he pleased God and by virtue of his faith was translated to heaven without dying (Ministry given on 28th Feb 2008)

Gathering Unto His Name (38 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the meaning of the Biblical expression “gathering in the name of the Lord” and its implication for local assembly testimony (Message preached Dec 13th 2007)

Parents and Children (41 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on what the Bible has to say about the kind of relationship that should exist between parents and their children. A touching incident from the life of John Paton is included (Message given in 2007)

What is Propitiation? (37 min)

PROPITIATION – Michael Penfold teaches on the subject of propitiation – the sacrifice of Christ that satisfies the just demands of God against sin and appeases His wrath. He explains that ‘atonement’ is the Old Testament equivalent of the New Testament concept of ‘propitiation’ (Message preached 29th March 2007)

What Does it Mean to be Born Again? (30 min)

The Lord Jesus told Nicodemus “You must be born again” (John 3:7). But what does it mean to be born again? Michael Penfold preaches on how to be born again, outlining the need, nature and results of the new birth (Message preached in 2006)
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