Sermons from June 2022

Sermons from June 2022

VIDEO Assembly Principles Part 6 (62 min)

PART 6 – Andrew Ussher preaches on the issue of leadership in assembly life – elders, overseers and shepherds. Andrew outlines the desire for the work of overseership, its qualifications and characteristics. Readings: John 21:15-17, Acts 20:17-18, 27-35, 1 Tim 3:1, Titus 1:5, Heb 13:7, 17, 24, 1 Pet 5:1-4 (Series given preached in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, Jan 2022)

A Primer on Basic Gospel Doctrine (47 min)

Norman Crawford (1927-2017) reminds his audience of the basic doctrines of the gospel, including human depravity, the resurrection of Christ, eternal punishment, propitiation, justification and redemption. Essential listening. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Michigan, March 2001) For other messages by Norman Crawford, click here.

VIDEO Assembly Principles Part 5 (62 min)

PART 5 – Andrew Ussher preaches on the issue of relationships between believers in an assembly. In contrast to envy, strife and gossip, Andrew outlines 6 attitudes or actions that we can take to foster good relationships with one another. Readings: Gal 5:13-15, 26, Phil 2:3-4, Rom 12:10, 1 Pet 1:22, Eph 4:1-2, 32, Heb 10:25, Rom 12:13, 1 Pet 4:8-9 (Series given preached in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, Jan 2022)

A Character Study in Genesis – Joseph (51 min)

PART 4 – Dan Rudge gives a “character study” of Joseph from the last few chapters of Genesis. (Message preached in Bracknell, 18th Jun 2022). Notes: A Character Study: Joseph [Gen. 37] Your study should be… Scriptural [Survey]. More than 10 different Josephs. Three other major NT passages: • Psa. 105. Feet shackled. Neck in iron collar. Divine providence. “He sent a man before them, even Joseph”. • Acts 7. “And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt:…

A Chapter Study in Genesis – Ch 24 (47 min)

PART 3 – Ian Jackson gives a “chapter study” of Genesis Ch 24, looking at the chapter contextually, historically, morally, practically, illustratively and dispensationally. Readings: Gen. 1.1, 26-27; 2.4; 3.15; 5.1; 12.1-3. (Message preached in Bracknell, 18th Jun 2022).

A Book Study of Genesis (+ chart) (41 min)

PART 1 – Dan Rudge gives a “book study” of the whole of Genesis, outlining the story, structure, subjects and seven individuals highlighted in the book. Readings: Gen. 1.1, 26-27; 2.4; 3.15; 5.1; 12.1-3. (Message preached in Bracknell, 18th Jun 2022). Click here for Dan Rudge’s chart of Genesis Notes: A Book Study: An Overview of Genesis  The Story [Context] of the Book • Hebrew name = Bĕrēʾšît, “in the beginning”. Greek name = Geneseos, ‘origin’ or ‘generation’. Origin of…

VIDEO Assembly Principles Part 4 (39 min)

PART 4 – Andrew Ussher preaches on the body character of the local assembly and the need for believers to understand and appreciate their place and their gift, have the right attitude, and not to complete with other believers or feel unhappy with their God-given role. Readings: 1 Cor 12:12-17 (Series given preached in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, Jan 2022)

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)

VIDEO: The Crowd’s Choice at the Cross (25 min)

Peter Orasuk preaches on the choice of the crowd on the day Christ was crucified. He highlights the crowd’s denial of Christ, its doubt of Christ and its dishonour of Christ. Be sure to listen to the end to hear Peter tell the story of a man who took a chance he didn’t need to take. Reading: Luke 23:33-43. (Preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, Michigan, USA, 5th Nov 1998)

VIDEO Assembly Principles Part 3 (64 min)

PART 3 – Andrew Ussher preaches on the subject of “headship” from 1 Cor 11, He also takes up the subject of “worship” especially in relation to the gathering of the Lord’s Supper. Readings: 1 Cor 11:1-16. (Series given in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, Jan 2022)

“I could no longer bear the guilt of my sin” (6 min)

Wesley Pickett heard the gospel often in his youth, but he got so used to it that any concern for his soul seemed to have left him. However, God worked through the preaching of the gospel to bring him to the place where he could no longer live with the burden and guilt of his sin…and then God saved him. (Testimony given in Blue River, Wisconsin, 2021)

The Role of Russia in Bible Prophecy (+ printable notes) (59 min)

Dan Rudge speaks on “the role of Russia in Bible prophecy”, looking at the attack against Israel that will be launched by Russia during the “great tribulation”. This message was given during the conflict in 2022 between Russian and Ukraine. Reading: Eze 38:1-23. Click here for Mr Rudge’s notes. (Message preached 12th Mar 2022) (Photo: Kremlin Wall, Red Square, Moscow, Russia).

“For the first time in my life I couldn’t argue with God” (4 min)

Jon Novak grew up on a farm and knew the gospel from his earliest days. He resisted the gospel until his mid teen when under the preaching of the gospel he reached the place where he “couldn’t argue with God” any more. Listen to hear how he found peace with God. (Preached in Blue River, Wisconsin, 2019)

VIDEO Assembly Principles Part 2 (61 min)

PART 2 – Andrew Ussher preaches on the vital topic of “stewardship of doctrine” in relation to the New Testament assembly, making the key point that “doctrine matters”. He then take up the biblical concept of “fellowship” in a local assembly. Readings: Acts 2:14-15, 1 Tim 3:14-15. (Series given in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, Jan 2022)

“Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re saved. You get it for yourself.” (11 min)

David Yoder grew up in the home of parents who had been saved from an Amish background, but his wholesome upbringing wasn’t enough to save him. Noticing the attention that was paid to people who profess to be saved, David too made a profession – but it wasn’t real. Listen to find out how he discovered his need and trusted in Christ. Readings: Psa 37:4, Isa 53:5-6 (Testimony given in Blue River, Wisconsin, 2021) (Photo: Farm in Wisconsin)

VIDEO: The King of Love My Shepherd Is – Acapella Hymn (2 min)

The hymn “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” sung by young people from Roseisle Gospel Hall, Manitoba Canada. The King of love my Shepherd is, Whose goodness faileth never; I nothing lack if I am His And He is mine for ever. Where streams of living water flow My ransomed soul He leadeth, And where the verdant pastures grow With food celestial feedeth. Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, But yet in love He sought me, And on His…

VIDEO: The Experience of Two Men (27 min)

Peter Orasuk preaches the gospel from “the experience of two men” in Luke 23:39-43. The thieves on the crosses stand for all of humanity – those who receive Christ and those who reject Him. Peter highlights 3 things the thieves had in common and 3 things that distinguish them. (Sermon preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, Michigan, USA, Nov 4, 1998)

VIDEO Assembly Principles Part 1 (60 min)

PART 1 – Andrew Ussher opens a 7-part series on New Testament assembly principles by looking at the meaning of the word “church”, by examining what the Bible means by “house of God”, by calling out the intent of relevant NT passages, and by highlighting the priority of Christ in relation to the local assembly. Readings: Exod 25:8, Matt 16:13-18. 18:15-20, 1 Cor 1:1-2, 3:9-17, 1 Tim 3:15. (Series given in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, Jan 2022)

Believer’s Hymns – Harry McClelland and Sammy Campbell (39 min)

Harry McClelland, accompanied on the keyboard by Sammy Campbell, sings believer’s hymns: I’ve found a friend, O such a friend The sands of time are sinking And is it so we shall be like Thy Son? O love that wilt not let me go Glory to Thee Thou Son of God most high Face to face with Christ my Saviour We’ll all gather home in the morning All that thrills my soul is Jesus I am waiting for Thee Lord…

Following in the Footsteps of the Saviour (33 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on “following in the footsteps of the Saviour”. The life of Christ is the example (for people who are saved) of how to live on earth before their God. A challenging message highlighting three resources we need in living for God. Readings: 1 Pet 2:20-23, Heb 12:1-3. (Message preached at the Vancouver Thanksgiving Conference, 2018)

“I tried all the world had to offer” (30 min)

James Logan grew up in a Christian family and knew the gospel from his earliest days, but he decided to try all the world had to offer him. Through the tragic death of a friend James was awakened to his need of salvation and went to hear Willie Fenton and Matthew McKillen preaching the gospel. Through “verse 3 of number 36” (“Adore Him, the glorious work is done”) James was saved by the grace of God at the age of…

The Gospel in Brazil – Wilfred Glenn (30 min)

Wilfred Glenn was a missionary from Northern Ireland who served the Lord in Brazil from 1970 to his unexpected sudden homecall to heaven in 1987. During his 17 years of labour in Brazil, Wilfred and his wife Kathleen left their mark on the work, in particular in a place called San Gabriel in the Rio Grande do Sul. Very small beginnings had been made in the work there, and our brother and his wife moved there to press on with…

VIDEO: Fairest Lord Jesus – Acapella Hymn (4 min)

The hymn “Fairest Lord Jesus” sung by young people from Roseisle Gospel Hall, Manitoba Canada. Lyrics: Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature O thou of God and man the Son Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honour Thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown. All fairest beauty, heavenly and earthly, Wondrously, Jesus, is found in Thee, None can be nearer, fairer or dearer, Than Thou My Saviour art to me. Beautiful Saviour! Lord of all the nations, Son…

Atonement – “Received” not “Achieved” (25 min)

David Gilliland preaches the gospel on the subject of “the atonement” – its meaning, cost, reception, effect and urgency of atonement. The blessings from Christ’s atonement are received not achieved: obtained not attained. Reading Rom 5:6-11 (Preached in Northern Ireland).

Apologetics 101: The Uniqueness of Christianity (58 min)

Apologetics 101 – PART 5 of 5 Consciously or not, every human being has a worldview; it’s the way they view themselves, the world and all of reality. That worldview has consequences, for what a person believes determines how they live. So what is the correct worldview and how can it be verified? Michael Penfold tests 5 common worldviews against three questions: “Where do we come from?”, “What’s wrong with the world?”, and “How do we solve the problem?”. After…

Apologetics 101: The Rock of Scripture (63 min)

Apologetics 101 – PART 4 of 5 In 1890, British Prime Minister, William Gladstone, wrote a book about the Bible entitled “The Impregnable Rock of Holy Scripture”. Battering this rock over recent centuries has been Higher Criticism, one of the off-shoots of the Enlightenment. In an Enlightenment world, where the universe is a self-propelled machine, man is the measure of all things, and reason has replaced revelation, there is no room for miracles, nor for a book about miracles. How…

Apologetics 101: The Lie of Evolution (65 min)

Apologetics 101 – PART 3 of 5 The foundation upon which the secular and naturalistic worldview of the mainstream media, the mainstream political parties and the academic establishment rests, is Darwinism. While the Enlightenment got rid of Scripture and turned theists into deists, it was Darwin who got rid of God and turned deists into atheists. Richard Dawkins has famously remarked that Darwin’s theory of evolution “made it possible to become an intellectually fulfilled atheist”. But what if evolution is…