Tom West speaks on the 7 garments of the High Priest: the linen breeches, the linen coat, the girdle of fine needlework, the mitre, the blue robe, the ephod, and the breastplate. He draws doctrinal and practical teaching from these types, both in relation to the person of Christ and also the believer. Readings: Exod 28:1-4, Heb 2:14-18, 4:14-16 (Message preached 20th May 2021)
After reading 2 Tim 3:1-17, 2 Pet 3:1-4 and Jude 1:3-4, 17-39, Tom West preaches on 2 Timothy Ch 3 under three divisions: v1-9 The False Christian, v10-12 The Faithful Christian, v13-17 The Furnished Christian. Tom majors on the danger of false doctrine in the last days and exposes the character, conduct and conclusion of the “evil men and seducers” who will grow worse and worse until the Lord’s return – while exhorting us to give heed to the inspired…
PART 1 – Tom West preaches on the parable of the sower from Matt Ch 13. He explains the what, when and why of the Lord’s parables before outlining the parable under 5 headings: its significance, scene, sower, seed and soil. Tom gives 6 reasons why the Bible says one cannot understand the Lord’s other parables, unless one first understands the parable of the sower (Message preached 4th Oct 2018)
PART 3 – Tom West preaches on the Israel’s separation as a picture of ours. He takes up the subject under three headings: the strangeness, strength and sufficiency of separation. Israel’s walk and worship were designed to be different to the surrounding nations. “Dwelling alone” and not intermingling meant they remained strong and retained their identity. In this difficult path, God promised to meet all their needs. Readings: Exod 34:11-17, Num 22:1-2, 5-6, 23:7-10, Deut 7:1-6, 17:14-15 (Message preached 10th…
Tom West preaches on the Christian and the workplace under 4 headings – God’s wisdom in providing the workplace, the worth of the believer in the workplace; the Christian’s well-being in the workplace; and, witnessing in the workplace. He refers to Joseph, Daniel and Samuel as three men who faced danger in the workplace; moral, social and religious danger respectively (Message preached 22nd Feb 2018)
PART 2 – Tom West preaches on “Christ in the Gospel of Mark”. He brings out the main characteristics of all 4 gospels and likens Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to the faces of the 4 living creatures in Revelation Ch 4. In Mark Christ is portrayed as the perfect Servant – delightful, devoted, discerning, not distracted but determined to do His Father’s will (Message preached 14th Sept 2017)
Thomas West preaches on the topic of the Mount of Olives in relation to the Lord Jesus. The Mount of Olives is where the Lord “went apart”, was “alone”, was “arrested”, from where he “ascended” and to where He will “arrive” on His return. An instructive and practical look at this interesting subject. Readings: John 7, Matt 26, Acts 1 and Zech 14 (Message preached May 11th 2017)
[Photos below] Tom West tells the story of the martyrdom of Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley and Thomas Cranmer (in 1555 and 1556). This stirring account of the courage of those who suffered through faithfulness to the Word of God, serves as a powerful reminder both of the cost of religious freedom in the UK and of the need for our own generation to hold firmly to the truth of the Word of God (Message preached 4th Oct 2015) (Photo: in…
PART 5 – Thomas West preaches a message from Ruth Chapter 4. Summarising the book of Ruth, Thomas wraps up by explaining the Levitical law of levirate marriage and the picture it presents of Christ being willing and able, as our ‘kinsman-redeemer’, to purchase us to Himself, despite us Gentiles being outside the commonwealth of Israel (Message given May 24th 2015)
Tom West preaches on Joseph and Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus. He outlines the lineage, the leading and the legacy of this godly couple in whose home the Lord of glory was raised. The Lord’s links to King David through the two genealogies – Matthew Ch 1 and Luke Ch 3 – are traced and explained. Mary is given her proper place as a privileged woman, but nevertheless one who was a sinner in need of a Saviour…
PART 5 – Tom West preaches on the uniqueness of the local assembly. He stresses the non-negotiable nature of the doctrine of the local New Testament church and highlights its preciousness to God. Precious because it belongs to Christ, because Christ is there, because it speaks of Christ and because it is a home for those who belong to Christ. (Message preached 5th Feb 2015)
Thomas West expounds 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1 and emphasises the character of the assembly to which Paul wrote – a working assembly, a watching assembly, a witnessing assembly, a worshipping assembly and a waiting assembly. A relevant practical message (Message preached 20th Mar 2014) (Photo: March of Galerius, Thessaloniki).
Tom West preaches a probing message from Luke 12 on the rich fool whose selfish pleasure was his destruction. Gene Higgins closes with a powerful look at “the salvation of the soul” (Messages preached in Bicester 22nd Aug 2013)
Tom West expounds Philippians Ch 3. He outlines Paul’s appeal, achievements, abandonment, ambition and advice. He urges his audience to aspire to be like Paul, whose life’s ambition – after being saved on the Damascus road – was “that I may know Him, and the power of his resurrection” (Message preached 21st Mar 2013)
Thomas West recounts his struggle to break free from a false conversion, to find true rest in Christ and His finished work. It’s not easy to come out and say you’re not saved when you’ve already been baptised and others view you as a Christian. But when you’re not resting on Christ, you daren’t rest easy: no point putting a sticking plaster on a crumbling foundation. An interesting, instructive and helpful testimony that God has blessed to many. (Testimony given…
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