Sermons on Doctrinal Subjects

Sermons on Doctrinal Subjects

What Does Christ Do As Our Advocate? (26 min)

Ian Jackson expounds the role of Christ as the believer’s advocate. Exactly what does He do in that role? When, how and why does His advocacy work? Reading: 1 John 2:1-2. (Recorded in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Ontario, Canada, 25th May 2024)

The Laws of Bible Interpretation (Hermeneutics) (20 min)

Norman Crawford gives an introduction to the laws of Bible interpretation, a discipline known as hermeneutics. He discusses the laws of context, relevance, positive pattern, total mention, plain sense, grammar, first mention and progressive mention, using the doctrine of the local church throughout as he gives examples of the laws in operation. (Recorded in Jackson, MI, USA) See also: How to Understand and Interpret Bible Prophecy (Phil Coulson)

Born as Children: Placed as Sons (9 min)

Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on the truth of “sonship” which he calls “the greatest blessing in the New Testament”, distinguishing between what it means to be a child of God and a son of God. (Recorded in Lossiemouth Gospel Hall, Scotland)

Your Three Enemies (44 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the Christian’s three enemies – the world, the flesh and the Devil. Deliverance from these three enemies is outlined in Paul’s epistles to the Galatians: from the Devil in Ch. 2, from the flesh in Ch. 5 and from the world in Ch. 6. Readings: Gal 2:20, 5:24, 6:14. (Recorded in Northampton, 23rd Oct 1999)

Are Believers Priests Only in the Local Assembly? (28 min)

Robert Surgenor preaches on the nature of the priesthood of believers in the present church dispensation. What exactly does it mean to be a priest today? What are the functions of a priest? Are believers priests only when they meet together in the local church? Readings: Exod 19:6, 1 Chron 23:13, Rev 1:4-6. (Recorded in North America, 3rd Dec 1995)

Little Picture or Big Picture? (54 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the future ahead of Christian. Do you have a small view of the future, centred only on you getting to heaven, or do you see the big picture of God’s plan for His Son and His Son’s bride? Readings: Rom 8:18-25, Eph 1:9-12, 3:10-11, 1 John 3:8. (Recorded in Charlottetown Gospel, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 19th Oct 2023) Complete series: Self-ID or Scripture ID? (What is my identity?) All About Me or All About Him? (What…

Egalitarianism or Complementarianism? (57 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the roles of the sexes as set out in the Bible by the design of God. From relevant scriptures he addresses hot-button contemporary issues such as gender equality, discrimination, feminism, “the patriarchy”, and Marxism. Readings: Gen 1:26-27, 2:18, 21-22, 3:1, 6, 16. (Recorded in Charlottetown Gospel, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 18th Oct 2023) Complete series: Self-ID or Scripture ID? (What is my identity?) All About Me or All About Him? (What is my purpose?) Egalitarianism or…

All About Me or All About Him? (54 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the Christian’s purpose in time and eternity. In the words of the Westminster Confession, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” What does this mean, what should motivate me in doing so, and how should I do it? Readings: 1 Cor 10:31-11:1, 6:19-20. (Recorded in Charlottetown Gospel, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 17th Oct 2023) Complete series: Self-ID or Scripture ID? (What is my identity?) All About Me or All About Him? (What…

Self-ID or Scripture-ID? (52 min)

Michael Penfold expounds the Christian and biblical view of human identity, dealing with it in 4 parts: creation identity, fallen identity, redeemed identity and transformed identity. Readings: Gen 1:26-27, Gal 3:28, Rom 8:29. (Recorded in Charlottetown Gospel, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 16th Oct 2023) Complete series: Self-ID or Scripture ID? (What is my identity?) All About Me or All About Him? (What is my purpose?) Egalitarianism or Complementarianism? (What is my role?) Little Picture or Big Picture? (What is my…

The Kingdom of God in the Millennium (47 min)

Jonathan Seed preaches on the arrival, the features, and the consummation of the Kingdom of God in its manifestation in the Millennium, after the Lord has returned to earth at His second coming. Readings: Matt 19:28, 25:31, 1 Cor 6:2, 2 Tim 2:12, Rev 2:26-27, 12:5, 19:5-6. (Message preached at the Tampa Gospel Hall conference, 14th Jan 2024) Complete series: The Kingdom of God in the Old Testament The Kingdom of God in the New Testament The Kingdom of God…

The Kingdom of God in the New Testament (25 min)

Jonathan Seed preaches on the Kingdom of God in the NT. In evangelical churches many speak in terms of “Kingdom now” and of doing “Kingdom work” etc. but the New Testament is clear: the Kingdom was rejected at the first coming of Christ and has been postponed, to be manifested at the return of Christ. Readings: Matt 4:23 and numerous other NT references. (Message preached at the Tampa Gospel Hall conference, 13th Jan 2024) Complete series: The Kingdom of God…

The Kingdom of God in the Old Testament (18 min)

Jonathan Seed introduces a series of sermons on the Kingdom of God, starting with Kingdom of God in the Old Testament, looking at God’s mediatorial Kingdom ruled over originally by Adam, followed by a look at the Kingdom of God in relation to the nation of Israel. Readings: Gen 1:27-28 and many other OT references. (Message preached at the Tampa Gospel Hall conference, 13th Jan 2024) Complete series: The Kingdom of God in the Old Testament The Kingdom of God…

Is Infant Baptism Biblical? (19 min)

Jim Bergsma preaches on the topic of baptism and clears up from the Bible the issues of: Infant baptism (paedobaptism, by sprinkling or pouring) Household baptism Double baptism Baptism for salvation (baptismal regeneration) He then shows the positive teaching of baptism as obedience to Christ’s command, and as a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Reading: Matt 18:18-20. (Message preached in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, 5th April 2021)

Q&A with Harry Bell (40 min)

Harry Bell (1905-1976) gives spontaneous answers to live questions posed to him in 1964 at a Bible Conference held in Plas Menai, Llanfairfechan, North Wales. List of questions: What does “If thine eye offend thee cut it out” mean? Who are the two witnesses in Revelation Ch 11? Did the Lord Jesus die on a cross or a stake? Did the Lord Jesus die on a Friday? Are the last 12 verses of Mark 16 part of Mark’s original gospel?…

Old Worship vs New Worship (38 min)

Michael Penfold explains the difference between “old worship” and “new worship”. The Lord Jesus taught the woman at the well in John Ch 4 that the way God’s people worshipped in the old times was changing. Worship today must be “in spirit” and “in truth”, but the tendency is often to revert to the forms of the past. Reading: John 4:19-24. (Message preached in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 15th Oct 2023) Rightly Dividing the Word Handout Complete “Rightly Dividing the…

Priests vs Bishops (40 min)

Michael Penfold explains the difference between priests and bishops (overseers), replacing the common cultural conception of what priests and bishops are with a correct biblical understanding. Readings: 1 Pet 2:4-10, 5:1-4. (Message preached in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 15th Oct 2023) Rightly Dividing the Word Handout Complete “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth” series: State vs Standing Local assembly vs the Body of Christ Male vs Female Roles Priests vs Bishops Old Worship vs New Worship

Male vs Female Roles (38 min)

Michael Penfold explains the difference between the roles that God has given to men and women in marriage and in the assembly. Going back to Genesis he highlights the creation of the sexes in chapter 1, the assignment of the roles of the sexes in chapter 2, and the reversal of roles in chapter 3. Readings: 1 Cor 11:3, Eph 5:24-25, Gal 3:28-29. (Message preached in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 14th Oct 2023) Rightly Dividing the Word Handout Complete “Rightly…

Local Assembly vs the Body of Christ (44 min)

Michael Penfold explains the difference between the local assembly and the body of Christ under 5 headings: definition, composition, distinction, description and ramification. Readings: Matt 16:18, 18:17-20. (Message preached in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 14th Oct 2023) Rightly Dividing the Word Handout Complete “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth” series: State vs Standing Local assembly vs the Body of Christ Male vs Female Roles Priests vs Bishops Old Worship vs New Worship

State vs Standing (40 min)

Michael Penfold explains the difference between the Christian’s “standing” before God, and his or her every day “state”. Understanding the difference between and the relationship between a believer’s eternal position and his or her daily practice is vital. Readings: 2 Tim 2:15, Eph 1:3-6, 4:1-3. (Message preached in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, 14th Oct 2023) Rightly Dividing the Word Handout Complete “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth” series: State vs Standing Local Assembly vs the Body of Christ Male vs…

The 4 Water Baptisms of the New Testament (6 min)

David Vallance sets out the differences between the 4 water baptisms found in the New Testament. First, John’s baptism; second, the 12 disciples’ baptism; third, “Jewish” baptism; and finally Christian baptism. In this presentation Mr Vallance tackles the question of some of the transitional anomalies in the book of Acts. (Presented in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 10th Nov 2022)

Is This The Most Avoided Doctrine in the Bible? (38 min)

Michael Penfold gives a basic introduction to the topic of separation from the world, one of the most avoided doctrines in the Bible. The Bible outlines a path of separation for the believer in Christ – ecclesiastical, social, political, marital and financial. Readings: John 12:31, Gal 6:14, 1 John 2:15-17, 2 Cor 6:14-18. (Sermon preached in Burnaby Gospel Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 14th May 2023) Click here for accompanying handout (Letter size) Complete series on Bible basics: Why Christians Need to be…

The Family is the Foundation of Society (33 min)

Michael Penfold gives a basic introduction to the topics of family, marriage and home. The family is the foundation of society, and marriage is the foundation of the family. Readings: Gen 1:27-28, Eph 5:22-23, 6:1-3, 1 Tim 2:15, 5:14, Titus 2:5. (Sermon preached in Burnaby Gospel Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 14th May 2023) Click here for accompanying handout (Letter size) Complete series on Bible basics: Why Christians Need to be Part of a Local Church Preaching is the Divinely Chosen Method Understanding…

Understanding the Bible’s 7 Dispensations (47 min)

Michael Penfold gives a basic introduction to the topic of dispensations. Each of the Bible’s 7 dispensations is marked by a 4-part cycle of: revelation, responsibility, rebellion and retribution. Readings: Luke 16:1-2, Mark 16:15, Acts 10:23, 34-42. (Sermon preached in Burnaby Gospel Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 13th May 2023) Click here for accompanying handout (Letter size) Complete series on Bible basics: Why Christians Need to be Part of a Local Church Preaching is the Divinely Chosen Method Understanding the Bible’s Seven Dispensations…

Preaching is the Divinely Chosen Method (49 min)

Michael Penfold gives a basic introduction to the topic of gospel preaching under 4 headings: the mandate, the multitude, the method and the message. Readings: Mark 16:15, Acts 10:23, 34-42. (Sermon preached in Burnaby Gospel Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 13th May 2023) Click here for accompanying handout (Letter size) Complete series on Bible basics: Why Christians Need to be Part of a Local Church Preaching is the Divinely Chosen Method Understanding the Bible’s Seven Dispensations The Family is the Foundation of…

Why Christians Need to be Part of a Local Church (44 min)

Michael Penfold gives a basic introduction to the topic of the local church under 4 headings: the plan, the purpose, the principle, the pattern. Readings: Matt 18:20, Acts 2:41-43, 15:14, 1 Cor 3:10, 14:37. (Sermon preached in Burnaby Gospel Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 13th May 2023) Click here for accompanying handout (Letter size) Complete series on Bible basics: Why Christians Need to be Part of a Local Church Preaching is the Divinely Chosen Method Understanding the Bible’s Seven Dispensations The Family…

Knowing Him (44 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the topic of “knowing Him”, as the secret of the Christian life. Christ the purpose, the power and the pattern for living. Readings: Phil 1:19-21, Gal 2:20, 1 Cor 10:32-11:1. (Message preached in Langley, BC, Canada, 12th May 2023) Complete Series – What every Christian should know Knowing for sure you are saved Knowing you are dead and risen with Christ Knowing Him

Knowing You Are Dead and Risen with Christ (46 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the topic of Christian being dead and risen with Christ. Understanding this “positional truth” is transformational. Three key words in Romans 6:1-14 are highlighted: know, reckon and yield. (Message preached in Langley, BC, Canada, 11th May 2023) Complete Series – What every Christian should know Knowing for sure you are saved Knowing you are dead and risen with Christ Knowing Him

Knowing For Sure You Are Saved (46 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the assurance of salvation – how to know you are truly saved. The Bible states clearly that a person can know, but many struggle with doubts. After looking are a few common unreliable indicators of assurance, Mr Penfold outlines the biblical way to know you are saved. Reading: 1 John 5:5-13. (Message preached in Langley, BC, Canada, 10th May 2023) Complete Series – What every Christian should know Knowing for sure you are saved Knowing you…

Priesthood, Sacrifice and Worship (55 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the three related topics of priesthood, sacrifice and worship. He outlines the biblical teaching of “the priesthood of all believers” and opens up various important principles connected with our approach to God. (Message preached in Ballymena on 7th Dec 2019)

Consecration (52 min)

John Fleck preaches on the topic consecration under three headings: its motivation, its mindset and its marks. Readings: Rom 12:1-9, 13:1, 14:1-3, 10-12, 15:1-3, 19b-20, 16:1-13. (Message preached in Banbridge Gospel Hall, 28th April 2023) Complete series: Redemption Adoption Election Resurrection Consecration

Resurrection (52 min)

John Fleck preaches on the topic of the resurrection of Christ and all that flows from it, including the gifts given by the risen Christ to the church. Readings: John 19:40-20:11a, 19-21, Acts 2:23-25, 1 Cor 15:3-8. (Message preached in Banbridge Gospel Hall, 27th April 2023) Complete series: Redemption Adoption Election Resurrection Consecration

Election (61 min)

John Fleck preaches on the topic of election. The “problem” over the centuries with this issue, the programme of election, the present election, and the preaching of election. Will help clarify issues regarding Calvinism. Reading: Eph 1:1-4. (Message preached in Banbridge Gospel Hall, 26th April 2023) Complete series: Redemption Adoption Election Resurrection Consecration

Adoption (46 min)

John Fleck preaches on the topic of adoption – sonship – under 6 headings: its Author, its arrival, its assurance, attitude, afflictions and anticipation. Readings: Rom 8:14-23, Gal 4:1-6, Eph 1:3-5. (Message preached in Banbridge Gospel Hall, 25th April 2023) Complete series: Redemption Adoption Election Resurrection Consecration

Redemption (52 min)

John Fleck preaches on the topic of redemption, outlining the call for redemption, the character of redemption and the cost of redemption. Readings: Rom 3:23-24, 1 Cor 6:20, Eph 1:7-14, Heb 2:14-15, 1 Pet 1:18-21, 2:1-2. (Message preached in Banbridge Gospel Hall, 24th April 2023) Complete series: Redemption Adoption Election Resurrection Consecration

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…

An Overview of the Gifts of the Spirit (39 min)

Colin Hutchison gives an overview of the gift of the Holy Spirit, of spiritual gift, and of the gifts of the Holy Spirit from the Day of Pentecost until the present day. Readings: Acts 2:1-6, Rom 12:1, 4-8, 1 Cor 12:1-13, Eph 4:7-13, 1 Pet 4:10-11. (Message preached in Ballymena, 23rd Mar 2019)

Quench Not the Spirit (51 min)

Elton Fairfield preaches on the New Testament command, “quench not the Spirit”, expanding the concept under three headings: quench not the Spirit’s enlightenment, the Spirit’s encouragement and the Spirit’s empowerment. Reading: 1 Thess 5:16-22 (Message preached in Ballymena on 4th March 2023)

What Happened When You Were Saved? (35 min)

John Grant preaches on some of the things that happened when you were saved – in relation to sin, the world, and the law. From Paul’s New Testament epistles he looks at the stronghold of sin, separation from the world, and security and salvation in Christ. (Message preached in the USA in 2011)

Headship and Lordship Explained (45 min)

David Vallance explains the meaning of the two biblical concepts of ‘headship’ and ‘lordship’, distinguishing between them and drawing out their significance creatorially, ecclesiastically, maritally, individually and universally. Readings: 1 Cor 1:1-3, 9, 8:5-6, 11:2-16, 12:2-3, 16:22-24. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 28th July 2021)

If Anyone Sins (43 min)

Albert Leckie (1920-1988) preaches on what happens when a believer sins. Says 1 John 2:1: “We have an advocate with the Father”. What is meant by “the advocate” and what is involved in the “advocacy of Christ”? A sermon on the work of Christ in the restoration of the sinning believer. (Message preached in Quarry Lane Gospel Hall, Birmingham, Oct 1974).

A Nation Unique Among Peoples (58 min)

David Gilliland preaches on “a nation unique among peoples”. In an easy to follow and comprehensive panoramic view of the past, present and future of the nation of Israel, Mr Gilliland shows their uniqueness as a nation, and their place in God’s plan for the ages. Readings: Exod 19:1-7, Rom 9:1-7, 11:12, 25-26a, 29. (Message preached in Northern Ireland in 2005) Complete series: A species unique among creatures A period unique among the ages A gathering unique among meetings A…

A Book Unique Among Volumes (60 min)

In the fourth message of a series entitled “Distinctive doctrines that divide and decide”, David Gilliland preaches on “a book unique among volumes”. The Bible is unique in a number of ways: its source, its survival, its scrolls, its subject, its similes, its sufficiency, its Saviour, its supernatural prophecies. and its study. Readings: 2 Tim 3:13-5:3a. (Message preached in Northern Ireland in 2005) Complete series: A species unique among creatures A period unique among the ages A gathering unique among…

A Gathering Unique Among Meetings (57 min)

In the third message of a series entitled “Distinctive doctrines that divide and decide”, David Gilliland preaches on “a gathering unique among meetings”. The Lord’s Supper is unique in a number of ways: it is a remembrance, a proclamation, an ordinance, a communion, a supper, a table, a celebration, a foretaste, a test and a gospel. Readings: 1 Cor 10:14-17, 21-22, 11:20-32. (Message preached in Northern Ireland in 2005) Complete series: A species unique among creatures A period unique among…

A Period Unique Among the Ages (58 min)

In the second of a series of messages on “Distinctive doctrines that divide and decide”, David Gilliland preaches on “a period unique among the ages”. The present age, between the first and second coming of Christ, sometimes called “the dispensation of the grace of God”, is unique in many ways connected with the Lord Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the church, the preaching of the gospel and prayer. Readings: 2 Thess 2:6-8a, 1 Tim 1:17, 2:6-7, 6:14-16, Titus 2:11-15. (Message preached…

A Species Unique Among Creatures (54 min)

Opening a series of messages entitled “Distinctive doctrines that divide and decide”, David Gilliland preaches on “a species unique among creatures”. The creation of man was deliberate, divine, dignified, designed, dual and double. Readings: Gen 1:24-31, 2:7, 9, 19-20. (Message preached in Northern Ireland in 2005) Complete series: A species unique among creatures A period unique among the ages A gathering unique among meetings A book unique among volumes A nation unique among peoples

The Counterintuitive Wisdom of God (41 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the counterintuitive wisdom of God in the gospel. God designed a ‘foolish’ message, He saved a ‘foolish’ people, and He employed a ‘foolish’ method, all to repudiate human wisdom and humiliate human pride. So, let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord. Reading: 1 Cor 1:17-2:5. Photo: University students. (Message preached in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, in May 2012)

What Does It Mean to Die with Christ? (52 min)

Ian Jackson answers the question “What does it mean to die with Christ?” in a detailed look at the subject of the mortification of the believer’s body as it relates to the past, the present and the future. Readings: Rom 6:12-14, 8:12-16, Col 3:1-11. (Message preached in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, 16th Nov 2022)

The Existence and Nature of God from Gen 1:1 (38 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the first verse in the Bible, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). He outlines what the verse denies (atheism, pantheism, humanism, materialism, and evolution) and what the verse affirms about the existence and nature of God (God’s divinity, eternity, deity, singularity, plurality, unity, transcendency, ability). (Message preached in Sarnia, Ontario Canada)

The Truth of Election (35 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the subject of election, highlighting the references in the Bible to the expression “the elect of God” and outlining their definition, their description and their destination. Will help in understanding the issues surrounding Calvinism. Readings: Rom 8:31-39, Col 3:12-14, Titus 1:1-4. (Recorded in Glenburn Gospel Hall, Northern Ireland).

The Nature and Characteristics of Righteousness (30 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the vital but seldom expounded topic of “righteousness” – what it is and what marks it in its various manifestations in Scripture, and its practical implications. Reading: Psalm 11:4-7 (Message preached at the Belfast Christmas Conference 2004)

Great Gospel Words – Adoption (52 min)

In the last of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of adoption and expounds what is involved in the sonship of believers in Christ. Readings: Rom 8:14-23, Gal 4:1-7, Eph 1:1-6 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption

Great Gospel Words – Reconciliation (55 min)

In the fifth of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of reconciliation including; sinners being reconciled to God, Jew and Gentile reconciled through the cross, and the reconciliation of all things. Readings: Col 1:19-22, 3:15, Eph 2:13-18, 2 Cor 5:17-21 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption

Great Gospel Words – Redemption (56 min)

In the fourth of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of redemption. He outlines the parties in the process, plus the price paid and the wideness of the doctrine of redemption. Readings: Rom 3:23-24, 1 Pet 1:14-21 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption

Great Gospel Words – Regeneration (51 min)

In the third of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of regeneration. In contrast to the objective legal work of justification that deals with the sentence of our guilt, regeneration is a subjective inward work that deals with our self, bringing new life and enabling us to live for God. Readings: Matt 19:28, Titus 3:1-7 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption

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…

Great Gospel Words – Justification (52 min)

In the second of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of the justification. Its platform, its principle, its purpose etc. Readings: Rom 3:19-28, 5:1-2 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption  

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…

Great Gospel Words – Remission (43 min)

In the first of a series of 6 messages on “great gospel words”, David Gilliland preaches on the topic of the remission, pardon and forgiveness of sins. Readings: Matt 26:26-28, Heb 10:12-18 (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: Remission of sin Justification Regeneration Redemption Reconciliation Adoption

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 –…

The Book of the Generation of Jesus Christ (58 min)

PART 2 – Phil Coulson looks at the “book of the generation of Jesus Christ”. The New Testament begins with a long list of names – a genealogy – which is seldom addressed in ministry. Mr Coulson expounds the topic to profit. Reading: Matt 1:1-17 (Preached in Edmonton, Canada, 2019).

The Book of the Generations of Adam (51 min)

PART 1 – Phil Coulson takes a broad sweeping look at the course of history from Adam to Christ, taking a particular interest in the early chapters of Genesis and the “generations of Adam”. A thought provoking message. Reading: Gen 5:1-3, Matt 1:1 (Preached in Edmonton, Canada, 2019).

7 Parts of the Armour of God (48 min)

Cameron Piper speaks on the 7 parts of the armour of God from Ephesians ch 6. He takes up the subject of spiritual warfare and outlines the strategy of the evil one as he seeks to attack Christians with his fiery darts. By taking to ourselves the whole armour of God, we can stand and withstand in the evil day. (Message preached 17th June 2021)

7 Churches of Asia (46 min)

John Salisbury speaks on the 7 churches of Asia from Revelation Chs 1, 2 and 3. After setting the 7 churches in their context with the book of Revelation, Mr Salisbury looks at the 7 churches historically, prophetically and practically. (Message preached 10th June 2021)

7 Parables of the Kingdom (36 min)

David West speaks on the 7 parables of the Kingdom of Heaven in Matthew Ch 13. The sower, the wheat and the tares, the mustard seed, the leaven in the meal, the treasure in the field, the pearl of great price and the dragnet. Mr West sets the context of the passage and explains how these parables should be understood dispensationally. (Message preached 27th May 2021)

7 Garments of the High Priest (52 min)

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)  

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)

What is our hope? (54 min)

PART 4 of 4 – In the last of a series of 4 messages on big Bible questions, David Gilliland preaches on the question “What is our hope?” and takes up the topic of the Christian’s sure hope from various parts of the New Testament. Reading: 1 Thess 2:17-20 (Message preached in Dundonald, 2006) Complete series: 1. What is man? – The question of identity 2. What is truth? – The question of reality 3. What is your life? –…

What is your life? (54 min)

PART 3 of 4 – In the third of a series of 4 messages on big Bible questions, David Gilliland preaches on the question “What is your life?” In a challenging message he urges his audience to assess what they are really living for. “Only one life, ’twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” Reading: James 5:13-17 (Message preached in Dundonald, 2006) Complete series: 1. What is man? – The question of identity 2. What is…

What is truth? (53 min)

PART 2 of 4 – In the second of a series of 4 messages on big Bible questions, David Gilliland preaches on the question “What is truth?” This is a fundamental question, the answer to which David divides into four: the problems for truth, the phraseology of truth, the pictures of truth, and the profile of truth. A helpful and important message. Reading: John 18:33-40 (Message preached in Dundonald, 2006) Complete series: 1. What is man? – The question of…

What is man? (49 min)

PART 1 of 4 – In the first of a series of 4 messages on big Bible questions, David Gilliland preaches on the question “What is man?” He looks at man in his dignity, a unique and purposeful creation of God. Then, man in his depravity – a creature who now worships the gods of money, sex and power. Then man in his deliverance, his development and ultimately his destiny. Readings: Job 7:17-21, 15:14-16, Psa 8:3-9, Psa 144:3-4, 11-12, Heb…

The Sovereignty of God (43 min)

THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD – Michael Penfold preaches on the self-existence, self-sufficiency and sovereignty of God. He addresses the question, “If God is sovereign, how can man be free?” Helpful in relation to the issue of Calvinism. (Recorded 11th Mar 2010)

The Glory that Follows Justification (65 min)

PART 5 of 5 – David Gilliland preaches the last message in his series on “justification by faith”. He expounds the glorious 8th chapter of Romans – a chapter full of glory – using the following headings: the fitness for glory, the family of glory, the fulness of glory, the freedom of glory, the focus of glory, the fears for glory, and the freeness of glory. He closes by looking at 4 questions: the power question, the prosecution question, the…

The Godliness that Accompanies Justification (59 min)

PART 4 of 5 – David Gilliland preaches on justification’s twin: sanctification. Chs 5-8 of Romans explain how we should live in the light of our justification. The fact that we have been cleared of all guilt doesn’t mean we can now live as we like. Quite the reverse; godly, holy living is what follows. David expounds the 2 men (order), 2 masters (obligation), 2 marriages (occupation) and 2 minds (operation) that the apostle Paul introduces as he outlines the…

The Grace which Bestows Justification (61 min)

PART 3 of 5 – David Gilliland preaches on how a person can be justified. Christ has died and risen, but how can a condemned guilty sinner receive the blessing of justification and be declared righteous? By faith alone. This is the wonder of divine grace. And this is what Romanism calls anathema! A vital message on the central issue of how a person can be made right with God. A comprehensive message covering multiple fundamental issues. Readings: Rom 3:27-4:5,…

The Ground that Secures Justification (58 min)

PART 2 of 5 – David Gilliland expounds the pivotal passage in Romans 3:19-26 and outlines 10 points in connection with God’s plan to justify sinners on the ground of the work of Christ. He explains the crucial doctrine of propitiation, whereby God’s justice has satisfied through the appeasing of His wrath in the sacrifice of Christ. This is the ground, the basis, of justification. (Message preached in Ballywatermoy, 2005) Messages in this series: The guilt that requires justification (Audio)…

The Guilt that Demands Justification (57 min)

PART 1 of 5 – David Gilliland opens a series of messages on the fundamental and vital topic of “justification by faith” in the epistle of Paul to the Romans, with a look at the need for it brought about by human guilt. He works his way through Chs 1 and 2 and into the first half of Ch 3 tracing the scope, the seriousness, the standard, the statement, the sentence, and the silence of the guilt of humanity. This…

Bible Basics for Beginners – How Can I Know? (38 min)

PART 6 of 6 – Sandy Higgins preaches on one of the most important questions facing young believers as they start out in their new life in Christ: how can I know what the will of God is for my life? What should I do? Where should I live? Who should I marry? Do I go on feelings, or on some kind of “spiritual hunch”?  An excellent message giving much needed scriptural guidance. Readings: Num 9:19-20, 10:1-2, 12-16, 33-35a, Psa…

Bible Basics for Beginners – What can I do? (38 min)

PART 5 of 6 – Sandy Higgins give guidance from the Word of God to help the Christian understand “what should I be doing for God?” Each believer has a gift and a sphere of service. No one is useless: everyone is vital. Sandy speaks on the privilege of serving God, the power for serving God, the pathway of serving God,  the purpose of serving God and the peril of serving God. Listen out for Sandy’s advice on “How do…

Bible Basics for Beginners – What about my Struggles? (43 min)

PART 4 of 6 – Sandy Higgins opens up the subject of the struggles of the new Christian as he or she faces “the enemy”, which comes in three forms – the world, the flesh and the devil. It comes as a shock to some newly saved people to discover that the Christian life is marked by constant struggle! Mr Higgins works through a number of issues that can come into our life and pose a great danger, and also…

Bible Basics for Beginners – Is It OK? (43 min)

PART 3 of 6 – Now that I am saved, what is permissible? Can I still do this or that, can I go here or there? What is allowed and what isn’t? Sandy Higgins preaches on the subject of sanctification and separation under the following headings: separation’s spheres, scope, standard, sequel and strength. A faithful and wise setting forth of vital truth. Readings: Gen 2:1-3, 2 Cor 6:14-7:1. 1 Thess 4:1-2, Heb 10:9-10, 12:14, 1 Pet 1:14-16. 1 John 1:5-7…

Bible Basics for Beginners – Can I Trust My Bible? (37 min)

PART 2 of 6 – Sandy Higgins preaches on the vital relationship between the new believer and the Word of God. He does so by asking a series of questions about the Bible: 1. Is the Bible a revelation? 2. Is it reliable? 3. Is it relevant? 4. Is it reasonable? 5. Is it rational? and, 6. Is it rewarding? Readings: Prov 2:1-5, 1 Cor 2:10-16, 2 Tim 3:14-17, 1 Pet 1:10-12, 2:1-3, 2 Pet 1:19-21 (Recorded in Barrington Gospel…

Bible Basics for Beginners – What Did I Get? (37 min)

PART 1 of 6 – Sandy Higgins gives one of the best introductions you’ll hear to “what happens when a person gets saved”. This is an ideal message for a new believer (and a refresher for the rest of us). His three sections are “What’s in a name (salvation)?” “What are God’s claims?” and “What is God’s aim?” Listen up for his powerful answer to the objection “If ‘once saved always saved’ is true, then I can live as I…

Theology 101 – Lordship (40 min)

PART 6 of 6 – In the last of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks on the subject of Lordship. He first takes it up dispensationally and reveals the significance of the title “Lord Jesus Christ”. Then he takes a look at Lordship personally and practically and what it really means for a person to say “Jesus is Lord”. A challenging weighty message. Readings: Phil 2:5-11, Acts 2:36, 9:6, Rom 10:8-10, 14:6-12 (Message…

7 Sayings of the Cross (54 min)

Dan Rudge preaches on the 7 sayings of the Lord Jesus on the cross. He raises some questions: “Father forgive them”; but who are the “them”? “Today in Paradise”; but where is Paradise? “My God, My God”; but why not “My Father, My Father”? Dan addresses these questions (and much else beside) in a wide-ranging helpful message. His headings for the Lord’s 7 sayings are: A word for the transgressors A word of truth A word of tenderness A word…

Theology 101 – Sanctification (29 min)

PART 5 of 6 – In the fifth part of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks on the subject of sanctification. The root idea of the word sanctification, Mr Allen explains, is to be “set apart”. Its basis – the blood of Christ; its agent – the Holy Spirit; its result – seen in three areas of my person…my mind with which I know God, my emotions with which I love God and…

Theology 101 – Propitiation (36 min)

PART 4 of 6 – In the fourth part of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks on the subject of propitiation. Distinguishing biblical propitiation from pagan propitiation, Mr Allen shows that God has set forth Christ to be the sacrifice that satisfies His righteousness and thereby appeases His wrath, allowing Him to be merciful to the guilty on a righteous basis. This is the very heart of the gospel, whereby a work has…

7 Titles of Jehovah (46 min)

Peter Scarsbrook speaks on 7 of the titles of Jehovah, namely: Jehovah-Tsidkenu, Jehovah-Jireh, Jehovah-Ropheka, Jehovah-Shalom, Jehovah-Mekaddishkem, Jehovah-Nissi and Jehovah-Shammah. These “compound names” have much to teach us about the nature of God, and provide much by way of practical thought-provoking ministry flowing therefrom. (Message preached 5th Dec 2020)