Sermons on Alcohol, Drugs, Suicide

Sermons on Alcohol, Drugs, Suicide

I Don’t Need Jesus; I Don’t Want Jesus (19 min)

Richard Pardy hated Sunday School and thought Christians were hypocrites. As a young man he lived the party lifestyle. He told his Christian friend “I don’t need Jesus, I don’t want Jesus and if you’re going to talk to me about Jesus I’m leaving.” Years later a work colleague asked a 27-year-old Richard, “If you were to die today where would you be?” Listen to hear how this led to Richard and his wife Pauline being saved. (Testimony given in…

My Life Was a Broken Mess (32 min)

Dave Chisolm grew up going to church, but as a young man he got into drink, drugs and fighting. By the age of 33 his life was a broken mess, living daily on the edge of suicide. He kept crying out to God for help, and God answered his prayer through the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ. Dave was saved by the grace and power of God on 16th Jan 1983. 40 years later, he told his life story in…

I Was A Heavy Metal Band Drummer (27 min)

Ken Biddington describes what he got into as a teenager as “heavy darkness”. He was a drummer in a heavy metal band, lived a drugs-and-party lifestyle and even had an altar in his bedroom. But in 1993 God intervened in his life. Some of his friends got saved. As Ken read the Bible his life was majorly impacted. He cut his hair, finished with his girlfriend and came off drugs. He tried to get saved, but to no avail. Then…

Saved in Tesco’s Car Park (31 min)

Steve West tells the story of how the Lord first saved his wife Lucy, whose life was beset by an alcohol addiction, and then, through the transformation Steve witnessed in her, eventually brought Steve to salvation too – a husband and wife united in Christ. (Testimony given in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 3rd Dec 2023)

“I hate the way I am. Why is everything so empty?” (29 min)

Steve Faviere from Ontario, Canada relates how he came to Christ. Steve grew up in a religious family, but as a young man he got into bad company and soon began taking drugs and going to night clubs. But God worked in his life to show him both the emptiness of sin and his danger of perishing in hell. Listen and find out how Steve finally became saved. Readings: Rom 3:9-20, John 1:29, 3:16. (Sermon preached in Canada, Jan 3rd…

One word exploded in my mind: “Eternity!” (37 min)

Ben Sutton (1922-2007) grew up in a drunkard’s home. Hardship turned to tragedy when his mother died while he was still a boy. When Ben left school he became a coal miner and then, during WW2, served in the Merchant Navy. He saw the horrors of war close-up, as German U-boats targetted the British and US ship convoys. With the War over, Ben returned home to South Shields in the north east of England, where his favourite places were the…

I Didn’t Really Care if I Lived or Died (24 min)

Theodore Chiasson, born and raised in a Roman Catholic home in Cape Breton Island, Canada, relates his story of conversion as a 24 year old young man back in the 1970’s, after hearing the gospel for the very first time. Theodore had a wholesome God-fearing childhood, but at college he went into drugs and ended up disillusioned and empty. Then a Christian witnessed to him and gave him a Bible…and the Lord saved him that same day! (Testimony recorded 7th…

Part 1 – Out of Drugs. Peter Orasuk’s Conversion (55 min)

Raised in a strict home and taught traditional values as a child, Peter Orasuk (1948-2005) got in with a rough crowd in his youth and ended up a drug addict and dealer, and eventually behind bars. His was the party lifestyle, constantly flirting with danger, always knowing his next fix could be his last. But, in 1976, by a remarkable series of events, light came into Peter’s darkness. Through the gospel message in the Bible he was completely and miraculously…

“Pleasure was putting myself right out of my mind” (26 min)

Mark Thomas was born and bred in “the West country”, a few yards from the scenic Cheddar Gorge and just half an hour from the epicentre of the UK’s festival scene in Glastonbury. So, when Mark got into the drug and rave lifestyle as a young man, he had every opportunity right on his doorstep to dive into the ‘ecstasy culture’ where pleasure was defined as “putting yourself right out of your mind”. Despite a couple of close shaves with…

A Wild Night on Mount Rushmore (36 min)

Mr Ward, an alcoholic purple heart WW2 veteran, used to beat his wife and get his 8 year old son Art (pictured right) drunk, much to the amusement of the men at the tavern. Small wonder that Art’s tragic childhood turned into a wild adulthood filled with drink, drugs, violence and fast motorbikes. Art heard the gospel message as a young man, but it made little impact on him. Then God intervened in his life. On a bike trip to…

Drink and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll (49 min)

Paul Thomas grew up in a traditional Christian family with wholesome old-fashioned values. He went to church meetings every week. But Paul wasn’t the type to just blindly follow his parents! You know how it goes. First cigarettes, then drink, then drugs…eventually the whole lifestyle associated with the rave scene and events like the Glastonbury Festival. But God intervened to stop Paul in his tracks. First a near heroin overdose, and then the death of his grandfather in 1999 whose…

From Bulgaria to Britain…to Christ (24 min)

George Rassovsky relates his story of conversion at the age of 19. Growing up in a godly home in Bulgaria, George rebelled and became involved in drugs and crime. Yet he could never shake off the conviction of the truth he had heard in his childhood. Moving from Bulgaria to the UK to study, George came in contact with the gospel again and was converted to Christ in 2010. This is a joyful story of the grace of God in…