Sermons on Christology

Sermons on Christology

The Word Became Flesh (44 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the incarnation of Christ, and the profound stoop of the eternal Son of God in becoming flesh. Mr Coulson addresses the question of whether the Lord took anything from Mary and what the Bible means when it says of Christ “a body hast Thou prepared Me”. Readings: John 1:14, Phil 2:5-8, Heb 10:5-7, Eph 4:9-10, Psa 139:1-16. (Messages preached in Kingsmoss, Northern Ireland)

The Last Glimpse (19 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) had a special gift for speaking on the person of Christ. He had a devotional ministry that touched the hearts of many. In this message he speaks on three last things connected with the Lord Jesus. Christ’s last garment, Christ’s last gift (the tomb), and the last glimpse His own had of Him before the stone was rolled over mouth of the tomb. A memorable meditation on the Saviour. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Also by Mr…

The Hidden Years of the Carpenter of Nazareth (21 min)

Harold Paisley (1924-2015) preaches an unusual word on the hidden years of Christ in Nazareth in 4 parts: the hidden years 1. foreshadowed, 2. foretold, 3. factual, and 4. fruitful. A touching and richly devotional look at the person of Christ that will warm your heart. Readings: Exod 16:33, Isa 50:4, Luke 2:51-52, Heb 4:14-16. (Message preached at the Toronto Easter Conference, 24th March 1989) Further listening: Harold Paisley’s testimony Harold Paisley 50 Years in the Lord’s work Video of…

Behold the Man! (50 min)

Michael Penfold preaches a wide-ranging message on the person of Christ, based on Pilate’s exclamation “Behold the Man!”, under 7 headings. Behold the deity of this man, the humanity of this man, the humility of this man, the purity of this man, the consistency of this man, the ability of this man, the victory of this man. Reading: John 19:1-6 (Message preached in Derriaghy, 2017) (Photo above: the “Garden Tomb” in Jerusalem)

Part 2 – The Temptation of Christ (45 min)

PART 2 – David Vallance continues on the theme of the temptation of Christ in the wilderness, but in this second message, after examining the character of each of the three temptations, he shows how Satan uses these same temptations with us. Satan tempts us to be something, to do something and to gain something. He works with the lust of the flesh, the pride of life and the lust of the eyes. This insightful message will open your understanding…

Part 1 – The Temptation of Christ (26 min)

PART 1 – David Vallance preaches a most interesting and instructive message on the temptation of Christ in the wilderness. He explains the three temptations of Christ by Satan and traces their character through Scripture. He tackles the difficult questions of 1. Could Christ have sinned? and 2. If not, in what way was the temptation real? Although only 26 minutes long, this message is packed full of sound and weighty doctrinal content, and will repay repeated listening. Reading: Matthew…

Great Are The Offices He Bears (48 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the three great mediatorial offices of the Messiah – ‘prophet’, ‘priest’ and ‘king’. The only person able to hold all three offices at one time is the Lord Jesus. The character, purpose and timing of each of these roles of Christ is examined, with special attention being given to His priesthood. The title of this message is taken from Samuel Medley’s famous hymn, “Come let us sing the matchless worth”, which contains the lines, “Great are…

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

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

Christ as Prophet (42 min)

PART 5 – Dan Rudge preaches on the topic of Christ’s office as prophet from Deut 18:15-22. He defines what a prophet is, and then distinguishes between Christ as prophet, as priest and as king. He explains how Christ fulfilled the prophetic office, only speaking what He heard from His Father. Dan also gives counsel from Deut 18 as to how to avoid falling for the many false prophets that are moving freely in Christendom today (Message preached 7th Oct…

Christ the King (46 min)

PART 4 – Jonathan Black preaches on the topic of Christ’s office as King – the requirement of a King (His times); the royal house of the King (His tribe); the record of the King (His titles); the rejection of the King (His trial) and the reign of the King (His throne). He explains why the Bible never describes Christ as the “king of the Church” and draws a distinction between the Father’s throne, on which Christ now sits in…

One Person – Two Natures (36 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the incarnation of Christ. Answering the mistaken idea that “the Lord took nothing from Mary”, Michael proves from Scripture that our incarnate Saviour was both conceived in and connected to His mother, and that this fact is vital for our redemption. In addition, the fact that the Lord Jesus had two natures – deity and humanity – in one person (‘hypostatic union’) is expounded. It is vital that Christ’s person is never divided, and His natures…

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 or an egg, is misleading and liable…

Christ our Great High Priest (49 min)

PART 3 – Jonathan Black preaches on the topic of Christ as our Great High Priest under 6 headings: the office, the order, the oath, the offerer, the offering and the outcome. Basing his remarks on the epistle to the Hebrews, Jonathan explains that Christ is priest “after the pattern of Aaron” and after “the order of Melchizedek”. Christ’s death was a priestly offering, offered by our Great High Priest, once for all, in the completed value of which He…

Christ our Advocate (36 min)

PART 2 – Michael Penfold preaches on the topic of the advocacy of Christ. He spends some time differentiating between Christ’s offices of Mediator, High Priest and Advocate, and shows this pictured in the actions of Moses, Aaron and Hur “on the hill” in Exodus 17. Then he explains the meaning of the word “advocate” as used by John in 1 John 2:1 and sets it in the context of John’s first epistle to show how, when and why Christ…

Christ our Mediator (36 min)

PART 1 – Mervyn Hall commences a series on some of the offices of Christ by outlining His role as our Mediator. Starting with Job’s lament in the Old Testament that there was no ‘daysman’, he traces the truth through to the New Testament and presents its fulfilment in Christ. He particularly 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…

Christ on the Mount of Olives (38 min)

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)

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)

What Does “Only Begotten Son” Mean? (40 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the expression “the only begotten Son” (Gk: monogenes) and explains its significance. He also takes up another title of Christ, “the first-begotten” (Gk: prototokos), and expounds its meaning. Finally, he takes up the words “This day have I begotten Thee” and, starting in Psalm 2, reveals the import of this precious expression (Message preached 26th Feb 2017)

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 Patience and Endurance of Christ (29 min)

Mervyn Hall speaks on the patience and endurance of Christ – He Who endured the contradiction of sinners against Himself (Heb 12:3). That contradiction involved a questioning of the Lord’s purpose, parentage, principles and power, yet He responded with patience and grace – ever the perfect Saviour! (Message preached 8th 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)

The Power and Authority of Christ (21 min)

Mervyn Hall speaks on the power and authority of Christ, that is His ability and liberty. He distinguishes between the two and presents some detail as to Christ’s power over disaster, demons and death – power over the natural, physical and spiritual worlds (Message preached 10th Nov 2013)

The Glory and Majesty of Christ (23 min)

Mervyn Hall speaks on the “glory of Christ” under 3 headings: His essential glory, His official glory and His moral glory. Starting in John 17 and drawing from other sections of John’s gospel, Mervyn gives a helpful overview of this grand subject that will reward further meditation, exploration and development (Message preached 27th Oct 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)

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)

Aspects of the Ministry of Christ as High Priest (24 min)

James Armstrong speaks on 4 things that Christ does for us as our Great High Priest. He bears four burdens: Ex 28:12 “their names on his shoulders” (our security), 28:29 “their names on his heart” (our sympathy) 28:30 “the urim and thummim” (our guidance), and 28:38 “the holy mitre” (our acceptance) (Message preached 13th Jan 2013)

A Meditation on Christ’s Miracles (30 min)

Malcolm Radcliffe preaches on the dispensational, practical and evangelistic lessons to be drawn from the unique intertwined narratives of the raising of Jairus’s daughter and the healing of the woman with the issue of blood (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 4th April 2010)

Christ and His Coming (41 min)

Albert Hull preaches on “Christ and His compassion” and “Christ and His coming” in a devotionally rich message on the person of Christ, delivered with warmth and freshness (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 13th April 2009)

Christ and His Church (27 min)

Albert Hull preaches a powerful message on “Christ and His Control” and “Christ and His Church”. Mr Hull had a unique gift for devotional heart-warming ministry on the person of Christ (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 12th April 2009)

Christ & His Creation (31 min)

Albert Hull preaches on “Christ and His Creation” and “Christ and His Cross”, a message delivered with joy and power. Enjoy! (Message preached at Bicester, Easter 11th April 2009)

The Second Coming of Christ (42 min)

SECOND COMING OF CHRIST – Mervyn Hall expounds upon the timing and context of the Lord’s return, drawing particular attention to the pictures provided by the morning star and the sun of righteousness (Message preached 2nd April 2009)

The High Priestly Ministry of Christ (40 min)

HIGH PRIESTLY MINISTRY OF CHRIST – Gordon Stewart handles the ascension of Christ and His high priestly ministry in heaven. He gives insights from Christ’s prayer in John 17 and from the the High Priest in Exod 28 (Message preached 26th March 2009)

The Resurrection of Christ (48 min)

RESURRECTION OF CHRIST – Norman Mellish preaches on the facts, faith and future connected with Christ’s resurrection. He develops the consequences of the resurrection as outlined in the New Testament epistles (Message preached 19th March 2009)

The Death of Christ (48 min)

DEATH OF CHRIST – Robert Plant preaches a rich devotional word of ministry on Psalm 69. He takes up the “lily” in the Psalter and draws his audience into a fresh appreciation of the sufferings of Christ (Message preached 12th March 2009)

The Sinlessness of Christ (45 min)

SINLESSNESS OF CHRIST – David Dalton faithfully outlines the sacred and precious truth of the sinlessness of Christ. He specifically deals with the fact that the Lord Jesus not only did not sin but could not sin (Message preached 5th March 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 Deity of Christ (35 min)

DEITY OF CHRIST – Joshua Jacob preaches on the theme of the deity of Christ. He speaks of the attributes of deity, the adoration of deity, the admission of deity and the actions of deity (Message preached 19th Feb 2009)

The Eternal Sonship of Christ (31 min)

ETERNAL SONSHIP OF CHRIST – Kevin Oh expounds on the twin themes of the pre-existence and eternal sonship of the Lord Jesus. He speaks on the essence, expressions, evidences and errors connected with these subjects (Message preached 12th Feb 2009)