Sermons on Serving the Lord - Various speakers

Sermons on Serving the Lord - Various speakers

The Day Two Men Were Born For (21 min)

Robert Plant preaches on the character and actions of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea the two men who came forward to bury the body of the Lord Jesus. Reading: John 19:38-42. (Recorded at Nineveh Gospel Hall conference, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2023)

Lessons from Bible Axes (18 min)

David Kane (1922-2015) preaches on three axes in the Bible: the boasting axe (Isa 10:12-15), the borrowed axe (2 Kings 6:5-7) and the blunt axe (Ecc 10:10) and draws out lessons in Christian service. (Recorded at the Belfast Easter Conference)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

How to Discern the Guidance of God (9 min)

Jack Hunter (1916-1994) outlines how to discern the guidance of God in one’s life from the experience of Jacob. Jacob had an inward conviction, plus matching outward circumstances, plus a communication from the Lord, and finally heaven’s confirmation. (From a message preached in Vancouver, Canada).

Earnestly Contending (38 min)

Tom Meekin (1947-2017) preaches on the topic of “earnestly contending for the faith” and looks at the need not only to contend for right things, but not to contend for wrong things. Readings: Jude 1:1-4, Luke 22:24-27. (Message preached in Ballymena, 21st Nov 1981)

A Heart to Fear God (18 min)

Jack Hay preaches on Deut 5:29 “O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!” He exhorts his audience to have a heart for God at all times and in all things (Message preached 16th Apr 2017)

The Secret of the Christian Life (25 min)

Sandy Higgins preaches on the “balanced Christian life” from Luke 10. The calling and service of the Christian are revealed section by section until the “Mary and Martha” incident at the end. From there we learn that the secret to the Christian life is “the secret Christian life” (Message preached April 6th 2015)

The Ministry of the Prophet (18 min)

Colin Hutchison highlights three men who should have been priests – Jeremiah, Ezekiel and John the Baptist – but each of whom God sent forth as prophets because of the broken state of God’s people. Each man had a specific ministry to adjust the people hearts, to adjust the condition of God’s house and to make straight the way of the Lord. A challenging message (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 5th April 2015)

The Vow of the Nazarite (35 min)

John Grant preaches on the vow of the Nazarite from Numbers 6. He urges separation unto the Lord as he outlines the cause, the character, the conditions and the conclusion of the Nazarite’s vow. A warm hearted exhortation to dedication to the Lord (Message preached in Bicester 1st April 2013)

The Devotion of the Hebrew Servant (38 min)

John Grant preaches on the devoted Hebrew servant of Exod 21 and applies it to his audience as an illustration of the devotion that should mark present day Christians. The narrative provides a challenging line of ministry on our bond-service to Christ, the best of Masters (Message preached in Bicester 30th Mar 2013)

Service For Christ (26 min)

Harold Hatt links three statements (“What wilt Thou have me to do?”, “Whatsoever He saith unto you, do”, and “All that thou sayest unto me I will do”) and gives challenging ministry on service for Christ (Message preached 15th Apr 2006)

Serving God in a Busy, Demanding World (36 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on serving the Lord in a busy world where our heavy life commitments often leave us with little time for the things of the Lord. How are we to navigate the difficult choices in the work place, and all the demands of a mortgage and other financial commitments, so that we can still be useful to the Lord? Reading: Mark 1:16-20 (Message preached 17th April 2006)

Christian Service from Romans 12 (24 min)

Norman Mellish preaches on Romans ch 12. He compares the three sections of the chapter with the levitical service of Gershon, Kohath and Merari at the tabernacle altar (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 28th March 2005)

Paul the Apostle and Levite (24 min)

Dan Gillies takes up the concepts of Paul the Levite and Priest from Romans 1 and shows him handling precious truths such as the humanity and Messiahship of Christ typified in the ark of the covenant & its contents (Message preached in Bicester, Easter 28th March 2005)