Sermons on The Christian Life

Sermons on The Christian Life

Am I in the Place of God? (47 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the contrasting lives of Jacob and Joseph. Jacob constantly tried to manipulate his life’s circumstances and was always scrambling for control, whereas Joseph left everything in the hands of the Lord. In Joseph’s own words, “Am I in the place of God?” Readings: Gen 32:22-23, 50:15-21. (Recorded at Welcome Gospel Hall, Winchester, 1st April 2024)

Guidance on Taking Public Part in Meetings (55 min)

John Fleck preaches on the topic of taking public part in assembly gatherings. The problems of taking part, the principles of taking part, and pointers in relation to taking part. Readings: Rom 12:3-6, 1 Thess 5:16-21, 1 Pet 4:10-11, 1 Cor 14:1, 3-4, 7-9, 14, 16-20, 23-27, 33-34, 39-40. (Recorded in Ballymena on 3rd Feb 2024)

Hindrances to Spiritual Growth (34 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on 4 men who were growing spiritually but were hindered in their progress and wasted their potential. Reuben, hindered by defilement; Saul, by disobedience; the “man of God” by deceit; and Demas by desertion. Readings: Gen 49.1-4, 1 Sam 15:1-9, 1 Kings 13:1-2, 7-24, 2 Tim 4:9-11. (Recorded in Northampton, 26th Aug 2007) Complete series: He shall grow up before Him The concept of spiritual growth Spiritual development Hindrances to spiritual growth  

Spiritual Development (36 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on Paul’s words to Timothy in his second epistle and develops the theme of how to develop spiritually. Readings: 2 Tim 1:1-13, 2:1-15. (Recorded in Northampton, 25th Aug 2007) Complete series: He shall grow up before Him The concept of spiritual growth Spiritual development Hindrances to spiritual growth

The Concept of Spiritual Growth (47 min)

Colin Hutchison takes up a number of plants in the Bible to illustrate the concept of spiritual growth. Joseph the fruitful bough, the cut down tree in Job 14, the plant of Psalm 92, the noble vine in Jeremiah 2, and the grapes in the wilderness in Hosea 9. Readings: Gen 49:22, Job 14:7, Psa 92:12-15, Jer 2:21, Hos 9:10. (Recorded in Northampton, 25th Aug 2007) Complete series: He shall grow up before Him The concept of spiritual growth Spiritual…

He Shall Grow Up Before Him (20 min)

Colin Hutchison opens up a series of messages on the subject of spiritual growth by looking at Christ in Isaiah 53, the One who “grew up before Him, as a tender plant”. (Recorded in Northampton, 24th Aug 2007) Complete series: He shall grow up before Him The concept of spiritual growth Spiritual development Hindrances to spiritual growth

Away, Apart and Alone (43 min)

David Gilliland preaches on “away”, “apart” and “alone” from Matthew 14:23 as a pattern set by Christ for believers to find a deeper spiritual life in Him. Readings: Matt 14:1, 10-14, 19-20, 22-24. (Recorded in Midland Park Gospel Hall, NJ, USA, 17th Sept 2023)

Living for God Now (42 min)

Tom Armstrong preaches on living for God “now”. Looking back, and looking forward, helps us to live for God in the present moment. Readings; Eph 2:1-8, 11-13a, Isa 42:23, 2 Cor 5:-14-16, Gal 2:19-21, 1 Tim 4:7-8. (Recorded in Ballymena, 2nd Mar 2024)

The Finish of a Faithful Man (31 min)

Dan Shutt preaches on the last day of the life of Moses and challenges his audience to finish their Christian journey well. Readings: Deut 31:1-2, 14, 32:48-50, 33:1, 26-29a, 34:1-10. (Recorded at Jackson Conference, Michigan, USA, 3rd Mar 2024)

Good Christian Habits (44 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on good Christian habits from the Apostle John’s first epistle. The habits of our actions, our attitudes, our appetites and our affections. Readings: 1 John 2:14-17, 24-25, 28-29, 3:4-10, 13-14, 4:1-4. (Recorded at Helions Gospel Hall, 25th Oct 2014)

Are You a “Hero” or a Helper? (32 min)

Murray McCandless preaches on helpers in the time of David and the time of Paul. Some would like to be a “hero” but God is looking for helpers. Readings: 1 Chron 11:1-2, 10-12, 17-18, 20, 22-23, 12:1, 3, 8, 17-18, 21-22, 1 Cor 1:11-13, 12:25-31, Rom 16:1-4, 9. (Recorded at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2017)

Surrendering to the Lord (25 min)

John Dennison preaches on an illustration of, a quotation about and an instruction to total surrender to the Lord in our lives and service. Readings: Exod 21:2-6, Psa 40:6-8, Heb 10:4-10. (Recorded at the Belfast Easter Conference, 2012)

Bible Calves (20 min)

Bill Lavery (1932-2024) preaches on the golden calf, the calves of our lips and the fatted calf and draws lessons from each for Christian service. Readings: Exod 32:1-4, 17-18, 33:7-8, Hos 14:1-2, Luke 15:3-8, 11-12, 20-29. (Recorded at Roseisle Conference, Manitoba, Canada in 2019)

6 Good-Looking Young Men Who Said “No” (36 min)

David West preaches on a number of young men in the Bible who wisely and courageously said “No” in situations of temptation to sin or to compromise. Joseph was tested morally, Daniel socially, Moses politically and Daniel’s three companions religiously. Readings: Gen 39:1-15, Dan 1:8-15, 3:16-18, Heb 11:24-26. (Recorded in Northampton, UK, on 23rd Oct 1999)

When the Lord Tests Us (16 min)

Brandon Doll preaches on three tests in Scripture. When Philip was tested on the Lord’s presence, Israel on the Lord’s promises, and Abraham on the Lord’s purposes. Readings: John 6:5-6, Deut 8:2-3, Gen 22:1-3. (Recorded in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA, 2015)

Better is the End of a Thing Than The Beginning (43 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on one of Solomon’s “betters” from Ecclesiastes 7 – “better is the end of a thing than the beginning”, looking at it in the panorama of history, in the people of God in the Bible, and in the purposes of God for the Christian’s life. (Recorded in Newbury Gospel Hall, 10th Feb 2024) Contact: contact@gospelhallaudio.org

It’s All Christ (17 min)

Henry Dyke preaches on “Christ before us” as our example, “Christ for us” as our substitute advocate and High Priest, “Christ with us” as our companion, and “Christ in us”. Readings: Rom 8:26-27, Matt 18:20, John 14:16, 20, 15:4-7, 17:22-23, Heb 13:5, 1 Pet 2:21-23, 4:1. (Recorded at Roseisle Gospel Hall Conference on 3rd Oct 2021)

With Christ in the Storms of Life (46 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the storms through which the disciples passed in the Gospel of Mark, and draws lessons for us in the storms of life through which we pass. Readings: Mark 4:37-41, 5:1-2, 6:45-52, 8:13-18, 21.

Restarting a Work That’s Stopped (47 min)

Albert McShane preaches on the struggle the people of God had in restarting a work that had stopped due to opposition. The foundation had been built, but there was an urgent need for energy, faith and devotion to get the work going again. If you have a burden to restart a work, here is some sage advice for you. Readings: Ezra 4:1-6, 11-16, 21-24, 5:1. (Message preached in Plantation Gospel Hall, Lisburn, Northern Ireland)

What Moses Learned at the Burning Bush (35 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the revelation of the character of God given to Moses at the burning bush. A God who comes close, a God who makes claims, a God who keeps His promises etc. Moses’s God is “the I am that I am”. Reading: Exod 3:1-15. (Message preached at Midland Park Gospel Hall, NJ, USA, 16th Sept 2023)

Plan A or Plan B? (26 min)

Shad Kember preaches on the choice of 2.5 Israelite tribes to stay on the wrong side of Jordan, instead of dwelling in the Promised Land. God had “Plan A” for them, but they wanted “Plan B”. How often in our own lives do we resist God’s plan and try and go our own way? Reading: Numbers 32:1-23, 25, 27, 31-32. (Message preached at Stark Road Gospel Hall, 22nd Oct 2016)

Do You Ever Feel Like Everything Is Against You? (7 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on the words in Romans 8:31 – “God is for us”. When everything is against us, we have the comfort from this passage of knowing the Father is for us, Christ is for us, and the Spirit is for us. Reading: Rom 8:26, 31-35, 37. (Message preached at the Tampa Gospel Hall conference, 14th Jan 2024)

The Church of the Open Door (38 min)

After giving an outline of the 7 churches of Asia, David Vallance expounds the letter to the assembly in Philadelphia which is full of practical ministry for the believer. Reading: Rev 3:7-13. (Message preached in North America, 28th Sept 2019)

The Cost of Staying the Other Side of Jordan (21 min)

David Vallance preaches on the challenging topic of half-hearted Christianity, which he illustrates from the story of the 2.5 tribes who wanted to stay on the “other side of Jordan” (instead of entering the promised land). Reuben, Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh paid a heavy price for their half-heartedness. Readings: Num 32:1-6, 10-11, 23, Josh 22:1-6, 10-12, 34, 1 Chron 5:23-26. (Message preached in Spring Creek Gospel Hall, Illinois, USA, 2019)

At the Turn of the Year (9 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the biblical expression “at the turn of the year” and draws poignant lessons on the eve of a New Year. Readings: 1 Kings 20:22-23, Psa 121:1-8. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 31st Dec 2023)

Cancer Wasn’t Supposed to Knock at My Door (16 min)

Al Christopherson preaches on the cure for times when your “chin is on the cement”. When we are under oppressing circumstances, or have been offended by others, or are anxious and worried about life, then we need a glimpse of Christ – like the one they got in Luke 24:21-31. (Message preached at LaCrosse Conference, Wisconsin, USA, Autumn 2023) Click here for more audio sermons on encouragement Get in touch: contact@gospelhallaudio.org

One Red Hot Christian Can Do Exploits (14 min)

Albert Ramsay (1913-1993) preaches from the book of Jonah about the impact that one man can have for good or for bad. We all bring an atmosphere with us wherever we go. Are you an enthusiastically infectious Christian, or one who has no energy for the service of the Lord? (Message preached in North America)

What Are You Bringing to Christ? (27 min)

Albert Hull (1936-2015) preaches on “bringing sheaves to Christ” in gospel service, on bringing ourselves to Christ in consecration, and on God bringing sons to glory through it all. Readings: Psa 126.1-6, Rom 12.1-2, Heb 2.8-10. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel hall, Livonia, Michigan, USA, 21 Oct 1995).

Houses in Mark’s Gospel (35 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on houses in Mark’s gospel, and draws lessons from each one relative to Christian doctrine and practice. Readings: Mark 3:13-19, 7:14-17, 24-26, 9:28, 33-37, 10:5-12. (Message preached at Cork Conference, Ireland, March 2023)

The Call of Christ – “Follow Me” (16 min)

David Herlihy preaches on the challenging call of Christ – “Follow Me”. David highlights the call, the cross and the cost of discipleship from Luke 9.23-25, 57-62 and 14.25-35. (Message preached 30th Sept 2023 in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada, at the annual Sussex Gospel Hall conference).

You Will Hear a Voice Behind You (31 min)

David Gilliland preaches on people in the Bible who heard the voice of the Lord behind them. From Isaiah 30 “a voice for your ears”, from John 20 “a voice for your tears”, and from Revelation 1 “a voice for your fears”. Readings: Isa 30:18-21, John 20:11-17, Rev 1:9-13, 17-19. (Message preached in Lurgan, Northern Ireland, May 2023)

Do Not Despair: God is Still on the Throne (30 min)

Mark Sweetnam preaches on the scene and events described in Revelation Chs 4 and 5, examining 4 things found in heaven that come from earth, and highlighting the sovereignty and rule of the throne of God in heaven. (Message preached at Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 21st Oct 2023)

Three Choices for the Christian (36 min)

Sandy Higgins preaches on three choices for the Christian from 1 Peter 4. The choice to live for the will of God; the choice to live for the welfare of others; and the choice to live for a world to come. Readings: 1 Pet 4:1-13 (Message preached at the Vancouver Thanksgiving Conference, 2014)

Come Near to Christ…Now (8 min)

Frank Sona preaches on the words of Joseph to His brothers, “Come near to me.” After all the failures, regret and difficulties of our lives, the Lord still graciously invites us to come near to Him now. Reading: Gen 44:18-45:8. (Message preached at Blue River Conference, WI, USA, 2023)

The Christian’s Confidence (17 min)

Brandon Doll preaches on Caleb’s confidence in God. He stilled the people, he rent his clothes, but through faith in the person and promises of God he wholly followed the Lord into old age, Readings: Num 13:30-33, 14:6, 24, 30, Josh 14:6-15. (Message preached Lancaster, WI, USA, in 2019)

Beneficial Things (30 min)

David Gilliland preaches on three things described as good or beneficial in Scripture: “It is good to be here” (a summit worth remembering), “It is good to bear the yoke in one’s youth” (a shoulder worth yielding), and “It is good to draw near to the Lord” (a sanctuary worth visiting). Readings: Matt 17:1-5, Lam 3:22-32, Psa 73:1-3, 16-19, 28 (Message preached at Midland Park Gospel Hall, NJ, USA, 15th Sept 2023)

He Bears our Burdens (22 min)

Dan Rudge preaches on two of the four burdens that Christ, our great High Priest, bears on our behalf. Reading: Exodus 28 (Message preached in Roseisle, MB, Canada, 30th Sept 2023)

Is Your Life Different? (36 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on the walk of the believers from Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians. My walk needs to be consistent with what God has done and is doing in my life. Is your life different to what it was before you were saved, and different to the world around you? (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 29th Oct 2017)

Does Grace Mean I Can Live As I Like? (48 min)

Michael Penfold explains from Scripture that what Christians say they believe must be reflected in the way they live. This is what the Bible expects. In Romans, justification leads to sanctification; in Ephesians, grace leads to godliness; in Titus, doctrine leads to duty; in James, faith leads to works, and in 1st John, the new birth leads to new behaviour. (Coleford Gospel Hall, Somerset, 21st Nov 2020)

Jacob’s Well Compared to the Lord Jesus’s Well (59 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 6 – David Gilliland preaches on the story of the Lord Jesus, weary with His journey, sitting on Jacob’s well and revealing Himself to the woman of Samaria. After a look at the theme of water in the Gospel of John. Mr Gilliland draws contrasts between Jacob’s well and “Jesus’s well” – the living water that springs up on the inside of believers in Christ. Reading: John 4:1-7. (Message preached in Portavogie, Northern…

A Refreshing Well in the Wilderness (53 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 5 – David Gilliland preaches on well at Beer, where Israel drank refreshing water on their way to the land of promise. Israel’s hinderances included death, defeat, discouragement, and dearth. The dearth was overcome by the well at Beer; a well connected with a gift, a gathering, a getting, and a gladness. Readings: Num 20:22, 28-29, 21:1-3, 10-13, 16-20, 24, 33, 35, 22:1. (Message preached in Portavogie, Northern Ireland) Complete Series: The well…

The Royal Significance of the Gihon Spring (50 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 4 – David Gilliland preaches on the topic of the Gihon Spring and items connected with it – a gutter, a conduit, a tunnel (Hezekiah’s) and a pool (Siloam). Gihon: the area of it, the abundance of it and the royal associations of it. Readings: 2 Sam 5:6-8, 1 Kings 1:33-39, 45, 2 Chron 32:1-6, 30, Isa 7:1-4, 14, 8:5-8, John 9:10-11. (Message preached in Portavogie, Northern Ireland) Complete Series: The well of…

The Vital Work of Digging Wells (55 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 3 – David Gilliland preaches on the story of the digging of wells in the days of Isaac. He outlines the essentials, enemies, example, environment and enthusiasm of digging wells. Pilgrims have tents of witness, priest have altars of worship and pastors have wells of water. Are you willing to do the hard work of digging to bring refreshment for the people of God? Reading: Genesis 26. (Message preached in Portavogie, Northern Ireland)…

The Well of Him that Liveth and Seeth Me (56 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 2 – David Gilliland preaches on the well Lahai-roi – “the well of Him that liveth and seeth me.” He outlines the territory, terms and titles of the well where God revealed Himself to Hagar. She found Him to be a seeking, searching, sensitive, sovereign, seeing and speaking God. Readings: Gen 16:6-14, 25:7-11. (Message preached in Portavogie Gospel Hall, Northern Ireland) Complete Series: The well of Bethlehem (Soldiers at the well) The well…

The Well of Bethlehem (43 min)

“Drawing Water from Bible Wells” – Part 1 – David Gilliland preaches on the story of three of David’s mighty men breaking through the army of the Philistines to fetch David a drink from the well of Bethlehem, and draws out lessons therefrom. Reading: 2 Sam  23:13-17. (Message preached in Portavogie, Northern Ireland) Complete Series: The well of Bethlehem (Soldiers at the well) The well of Him that liveth and seeth me (Slave-girl at the well) The vital work of…

Are You Satisfied with Christ? (13 min)

Brandon Doll preaches on the tendency of the human heart to be dissatisfied with Christ and to retreat from the presence of the Lord, highlighting Adam and Eve, Cain, Jonah and those asked by the Lord “Will you also go away?” Readings: Gen 3:8, 4:16, Jonah 1:3, 10, 4:2, John 6:66-69. (Message preached in Blue River, Wisconsin, USA, 2009)

Liberty and the Christian Conscience (37 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the topic of Christian liberty, and what to do when your own, or another’s conscience, is troubled by a particular issue, albeit not one related to fundamental doctrine. Readings: Rom 14:1-3, 10-13, 21-23, 15:1-7, Gal 5:13-15, 1 Pet 2:13-16. (Message preached in Northampton, 22nd Sept 2018)

The Christian and Morals (49 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the moral standards of behaviour expected of the regenerated child of God from Ephesians 4:17-5:22. The new birth brings about a change of life that evidences a real work of God in salvation. (Message preached in Ballymena, 29th Nov 2008). 2-part series: Why the moral decline (in the nation)? The Christian and morals

Why the Moral Decline? (42 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the condition of the nation and what lies behind its moral decline. Behind every moral decline is a spiritual decline. Reading: Psalm 2:1-3. (Message preached in Ballymena, 22nd Nov 2008). 2-part series: Why the moral decline (in the nation)? The Christian and morals

The Character Required of Genuine Disciples (33 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the beatitudes from Matthew’s Gospel, highlighting the attitude, appetites, and actions of a genuine disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, Reading: Matt 4:1-5:16. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 10th Sept 2023)

Honouring the Lord Even When You’re Hurting (35 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on the importance, possibility and need to honour the Lord even when we are hurting from slander and false accusation. Instead of defending yourself, fighting back and trying to reset the narrative, keep your eyes on the Lord, who “when He was reviled, reviled not again.” Reading 1 Peter 2:19-24. (Message preached at Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, Nov 2019)

Little Is Much If God Is In It (22 min)

Philip Tinsley preaches on some of the little things in Scripture – a little cake, a little cloud, a little call, a little captive and a little child. The lesson? Little is much if God is in it. 1 Kings 17:1, 8-16, 24, 18:42-46, 19:12, 2 Kings 5:1-5, 13-15, Mark 9:33-37. (Recorded in Winnipeg, MC, Canada, 4th July 2023)

Enjoying and Valuing Our Inheritance (22 min)

Bill Lavery preaches on enjoying and valuing our inheritance, in particular the treasure of truth we have been given in the Word of God. Reading: 1 Kings 21:1-10. (Message preached in Roseisle, Manitoba, Canada, 2017)

Staleness or Freshness in Worship? (23 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on freshness in worship when the church is gathered to break bread. Worship should be marked by preparation, devotion, appreciation, variation, perception and continuation. Reading: Lev 1:1-17, 6:8-13. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 13th Aug 2023)

A Life of Significance (32 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on what we can learn from the Father sending the Son into the world, as we realise that the Son has now sent us into the world. Andrew draws lessons from the perspective of the Father who sent Him, the sphere into which He was sent, and the life He lived as the sent One. Readings: John 17:11, 15-18, 20:19-21. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Michigan, USA, 24th Oct 2015).

The Spirit Himself (59 min)

In the last of a 3 part series on “Resources in the Trinity”, David Gilliland preaches on “the Spirit Himself”. From the epistle to the Romans chapter 8 he looks at seven of the ministries of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the people of God. Readings: Rom 8:1-4, 8-17, 22-23. (Message preached in Ontario, Canada) Complete series: The Father Himself Jesus Himself The Spirit Himself

Jesus Himself (46 min)

In the second of a 3 part series on “Resources in the Trinity”, David Gilliland preaches on “Jesus Himself”. From Luke’s Gospel he links “Jesus Himself” with 1. the dignity of His person, 2. the dependence of His prayer life, 3. the drawing near of His presence and 4. the declaration of His peace. Readings: Luke 3:21-23, 38, 5:15-17, 24:13-17, 30-48. (Message preached in Ontario, Canada) Complete series: The Father Himself Jesus Himself The Spirit Himself

The Father Himself (48 min)

In the first of a 3 part series on “Resources in the Trinity”, David Gilliland preaches on “the Father Himself”. From John’s Gospel he shows that the Father has resources for our every need. The Father’s heart, house, hearing, hands, husbandry, helper, holiness, hedge and honour. Readings: John 12:26, 14:2-3, 16-17, 25-26, 15:1-3, 8, 16:23-24, 26-28, 17:11-13. (Message preached in Ontario, Canada) Complete series: The Father Himself Jesus Himself The Spirit Himself

Our Minds and Our Hardships (39 min)

In the last instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins takes up the issue of trials and hardships and how they affect our minds. He does so from the life of Job. Readings: Job 29:1-25, 30:1, 9, 16, 24, 42:9-17. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds and our helpfulness Our minds and our homes Our minds and our hot-headedness Our minds…

Our Minds and our Hopelessness (Depression) (52 min)

In the sixth instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins takes up the issue of depression and God’s “repair for our despair”. The story of Elijah running for his life in 1 Kings 19:1-19a is the Scripture passage under consideration. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds and our helpfulness Our minds and our homes Our minds and our hot-headedness Our minds…

Our Minds and Our Hot-headedness (50 min)

In the fifth instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins takes up the issue of anger, one of the works of the flesh. He takes up Jonah’s anger in Jonah Ch 4 and gives scriptural counsel on dealing with anger and becoming less hot-headed and more controlled in our minds. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds and our helpfulness Our minds…

Our Minds and Our Homes (51 min)

In the fourth instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins emphasises the incredibly important impact of our thinking on marriage, family and the home. Readings: Eph 5:21-6:4, Heb 13:4. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds and our helpfulness Our minds and our homes Our minds and our hot-headedness Our minds and our hopelessness Our minds and our hardships

Our Minds and Our Helpfulness (52 min)

In the third instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins explains what it is to have the mind of Christ. It will make us helpful harmonious people, willing to serve others, and not standing on ceremony demanding apologies and making sure we get our pound of flesh. Reading: Eph 4:25-32, Phil 2:2-8, 1 Cor 13:4-7. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds…

Our Minds and Our Holiness (46 min)

In the second instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins explains the importance of the Christian mind in living a holy life. What fills our minds directs our feet and regulates our lives. You are what you think. Reading: Gen 1:1-3, 31, Prov 4:23, 16:32, 25:28, Eph 4:23-5:16. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds and our helpfulness Our minds and our…

Our Minds and Our Hearts (53 min)

In the first instalment of a 7-part series on “the Christian mind”, Dr. A.J. Higgins explains what the Bible means when it talks about “the mind”, i.e. a person’s non-material being, made up of intellect, emotion and will. How does a Christian’s mind differ from that of an unbeliever? Reading: Psa 139:23-24. (Message preached in Iowa, USA, 2004) Complete series: Our minds and our hearts Our minds and our holiness Our minds and our helpfulness Our minds and our homes…

Reverencing a Real God (24 min)

How real is God to me? Is He a living reality in my life day by day? Brandon Doll preaches on reverencing a real God and the effect that this should have. He develops his theme from three passages in Deuteronomy about fearing the Lord. Readings: Heb 5:7-9, 12:28-29. (Message preached Stout, Iowa, USA, April 2022)

The Unrestrained Flesh (40 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on a third obstacle to the life of faith, “the unrestrained flesh”. The flesh, with its covetousness and cravings, causes strife and contentions among believers. Reading: James 4:1-3. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 2nd July 2023) Complete series: The untamed tongue The untrained mind The unrestrained flesh

The Untrained Mind (37 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the untrained mind, another “obstacle to a life of faith” outlined in the New Testament epistle of James. Our minds either exhibit earthly wisdom or heavenly wisdom. The characteristics of each are set forth. Reading: James 3:13-18 (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter on 11th June 2023) Complete series: 1, The untamed tongue 2. The untrained mind 3. The unrestrained flesh

The Untamed Tongue (43 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the untamed tongue, one of the “obstacles to a life of faith” outlined in the New Testament epistle of James. He explains the metaphors used – horses’ bits, ships’ rudders etc. Reading: James 3:1-12 (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter on 28th May 2023) Complete series: The untamed tongue The untrained mind The unrestrained flesh

Spiritual Survival Secrets for Students (30 min)

John Dennison preaches on how to succeed and survive at School and University, from the experiences of Daniel and his three friends in Babylon. How does a young person cope with the pressure to conform to the culture around them in their educational environment? Readings: Acts 7:20-22, 19:9, 22:3, Dan 1:3-20, 2:17-18, 6:10. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, Nov 2011)

5 Mentions of “Until” the Lord Comes (47 min)

Tom Armstrong preaches on 5 mentions of “until I come”, or “until the Lord comes” etc. in the New Testament. He speaks about truth and testimony until the Lord returns to receive us and review us. Readings: John 21:21, 1 Cor 11:23-27, Rev 2:25, Luke 19:12-19, 1 Cor 4:5 (Message preached in Ballymena on 7th Jan 2023)

Conformed or Transformed? (11 min)

Brandon Doll preaches on the challenge of Romans 12:1-2 – be not conformed, but be transformed. Israel wanted to be “like the nations”; our temptation is to be “conformed to the world”, but God’s will for us is to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. (Message preached in Highland, WI, USA, 2021)

Run Well (27 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on running the Christian race well, highlighting the contest of the race, chastening in the race, the course of the race and the climax of the race in Hebrews Ch 12. (Message preached at the Stark Road Gospel Hall conference, Livonia, MI, USA, Nov 2011)

Love Always Hurts (24 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on love as the essential ingredient in an assembly. Love described, love demanded, love desired, love denied and love developed. Readings: John 13:34-35, Rom 5:5, 1 Cor 13:1-14:1, Gal 5:13-18, 22a, Col 3:12-14, 1 Pet 1:22, 1 John 3:17-18, 4:7-8, 18-21. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, Nov 2010)

Becoming Active Again for the Lord (25 min)

Spiritual dormancy is something that creeps up on you and, before you know it, you’ve slowed down, settled down and stopped working for the Lord. Hear Haggai’s message again, expounded by John Dennison, and be stirred to renewed activity for the Saviour. Readings: Ezra 4:24-5:1, 6:14, Haggai 1:1-15. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, Nov 2011)

A City Where You Don’t Belong (38 min)

Elton Fairfield preaches on the city built by Cain and named after his son Enoch – a city of manufacturing and music, but a city without God – and draws lessons for us in our relationship to the world. Readings: Gen 4:16-24, 5:18-24, Heb 11:5-6, 11-16, Jude 1:11-17, Rev 21:1-3. (Message preached in Ballymena 20th Oct 2018)

Enjoying What We Have (43 min)

David Gilliland preaches on “possessing our possessions”, Christians enjoying the things “we have”. We have forgiveness, peace, a great high priest, an anchor, access, a more sure Word of prophecy, a treasure in earthen vessels, and a building of God a house not made with hands. Reading: Obadiah 1:17-22. (Message preached in Ballymena, 31st Dec 2019)

Is Christ Enough? (25 min)

Peter, the disciple, asked the Lord one day “What shall we have?”, in return for forsaking everything and following Christ. Brandon Doll takes a look at this narrative and asks “Is Christ enough?” Reading: Matt 19:26-20:16. (Message preached at LaCrosse Conference, Wisconsin, USA, in 2019)

There is Much Rubbish (23 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the phrase in Nehemiah 4:10 – “There is much rubbish”. Rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem involved recognising the rubbish, removing the rubbish and reviving the stones out of the rubbish. (Message preached in Ballymena, 31st Dec 2018)

Hindrances to Blessing (15 min)

Brandon Doll preaches on hindrances to blessing, notably 4 sins outlined by the Lord: faithlessness, selfishness, prayerlessness and the desire for greatness. Readings: Matt 17:14-21, Luke 9:44-48 (Message preached at La Crosse Conference, USA, 2016)

Is Your All On The Altar? (51 min)

Ian Jackson challenges his audience with Paul’s call to “present your bodies a living sacrifice to God” (Rom 12:1-2). “All this I did for thee, what hast thou done for me?” (Message preached in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, 18th Nov 2022)

The Study of a Passage (48 min)

Dan Rudge preaches on how to study a Bible passage, using Philippians chapter 4 as an example and highlighting the many imperatives in the text. (Message preached in Ballymena 23rd Feb 2020) Complete series: Study of a book (Phil 1) Study of a theme (Phil 2) Study of a person (Phil 3) Study of a passage (Phil 4)

The Study of a Person (52 min)

Dan Rudge preaches on how to study a Bible person, using Philippians chapter 3 and its content about the apostle Paul as an example. (Message preached in Ballymena 22nd Feb 2020) Complete series: Study of a book (Phil 1) Study of a theme (Phil 2) Study of a person (Phil 3) Study of a passage (Phil 4)

The Study of a Theme (49 min)

Dan Rudge preaches on how to study a Bible theme, using Philippians chapter 2 as an example and looking at the Christological theme of the passage. (Message preached in Ballymena 21st Feb 2020) Complete series: Study of a book (Phil 1) Study of a theme (Phil 2) Study of a person (Phil 3) Study of a passage (Phil 4)

The Study of a Book (44 min)

Dan Rudge preaches on how to study a Bible book, using Philippians as an example. Readings: Acts 16: 13-40, Phil 1:1-2 (Message preached in Ballymena 20th Feb 2020) Complete series: Study of a book (Phil 1) Study of a theme (Phil 2) Study of a person (Phil 3) Study of a passage (Phil 4)

Am I a Soldier of the Cross? (47 min)

Andrew Steele preaches on the Christian soldier’s armour, attitude, attention, assurance and anticipation. Readings: 1 Cor 14:6-9, Eph 6:10-18, Phil 2:24-25, 4:4-7, 1 Thess 4:15-18 and 2 Tim 2:3-4. (Message preached in Ballymena, 4th Feb 2023)

How Can I Recognise My Gift? (45 min)

Tom Armstrong preaches on the topic of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and answers the question “How can I recognise my gift?” Readings: 1 Tim 4:12-16, 2 Tim 1:6-7, Rom 12:1-8. (Message preached in Ballymena, 18th Jan 2020)

The Danger of Drifting (26 min)

Tom Meekin (1947-2017) preaches on “the danger of drifting”. A man drifting without a sure anchor; a man drifting without a steady aim; a man drifting without a strong arm. Readings: Heb 6:17-20, Phil 3:10-16, 1 John 2:12-17. (Message preached in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, 6th Feb 1982) (Image above used courtesy of Select Insure Group – Boat Insurance)

Outward Conformity, But Something’s Missing (22 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the danger of mechanical formality in worship and service. The Lord neither needs nor wants what we can give Him unless it comes from a heart of devotion. God wants our devotion, our diligence and our dependence. Reading: Psalm 50:5. (Message preached in Belfast 2009)

When Life Doesn’t Turn Out The Way You Had Hoped (34 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on the Christian’s confidence, which can sometimes be shaken by the experiences of life. He finds the answer in 2 Tim 1:12, where Paul says in effect “I have not lost my confidence”. The difficult experiences of the prison-bound Paul had not put him to shame. Why? Because of the Person whom he had believed; because of his relationship with that Person; and because of the truth about that Person (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall,…