Sermons from July 2022

Sermons from July 2022

“A time when, a place where and a manner how” (21 min)

Ashley Milne relates his story of conversion as a young man growing up, the son of missionaries in Venezuela, South America. “Everyone who is saved has a time when, a place where and a manner how they were saved”. Do you? (Message given in Fleetwood, Vancouver, 2022)

Overview of James (50 min)

Mervyn Hall gives an overview of the epistle of James under two broad headings: its historical context, and its theological contact. This is the first New Testament book, written by James the brother of the Lord to the Jewish dispersion. Its broad theme is how to meet the trials of life as a Christian (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 10th July 2022) Other book overviews: Overview of Genesis Overview of Ruth Overview of Proverbs Overview of Isaiah Overview of…

Glorious Welsh Hymn Tunes (38 min)

Why make available on GHA a recording of hymns from 1963, sung by 5,000 Welsh men and women in the Welsh language – to mainly Welsh tunes – in the Royal Albert Hall in London? Because these are some of the most beautiful tunes ever composed. Some have tricky harmonies and minor keys – but persevere; this recording will help you learn these wonderful tunes. The tune names, along with suggested hymns in English to which they can be sung,…

4 Things the Lord Became (32 min)

Albert Leckie (1920-1988) preaches a devotional Christ-exalting message on 4 things the Lord became. He became flesh (John 1:14); He became poor (2 Cor 8:9); He became obedient (Phil 2:8); and He became dead (Rev 1:18). (Message preached in Redditch, UK).

Fervency and the Temple of Solomon – Part 2 (29 min)

PART 2 – Jim Baker (1934-2016) continues his series on the Temples of Scripture by taking a second look at Solomon’s temple. Mr Baker looks at the fervour and interest of David, Solomon and the people in the building of the temple and draws lessons therefrom. Readings: 2 Sam 7:1-3, 12-13, 1 Chron 28:1-10, 29:1-3 10-11 (Message preached in Redditch, UK). (Photo: model of Herod’s temple).

Fervency and the Temple of Solomon – Part 1 (32 min)

PART 1 – Jim Baker (1934-2016) begins a series on the Temples of Scripture by looking at the concept of God dwelling among His people from Jacob’s experience in Gen 28 and from Paul’s 3rd chapter in 1 Timothy. He then speaks of Solomon’s original temple: divinely chosen, enabled, possessed and guided (Message preached in Redditch, UK). (Photo: model of Herod’s temple)

The Roles of Men and Women in the Assembly (17 min)

Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on the roles of the two sexes from the pivotal New Testament passage of 1 Tim 2:8-15, in which the apostle Paul goes back to creation to explain the roles of men and women in the local assembly. (Preached in Ayr, Scotland, in 1993)

“No wise man will sleep until he knows his sins are forgiven” (28 min)

David Ambrose recounts the story of his conversion to Christ. Born in the fishing village of Portavogie, Co Down, Northern Ireland, David knew the gospel from his childhood. God spoke to him through a number of life’s experiences, but it was eventually in a series of gospel meetings in early 1975 that God saved him at the age of 16. (Testimony given in Portavogie Harbour Drive-in gospel meeting, 29th May 2022)

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).

John McCracken – Bible Superlatives (18 min)

John McCracken was born in Northern Ireland, and went to serve the Lord in “the Maritimes” (Eastern Canada) in 1937, preaching the gospel in Nova Scotia and elsewhere along with his brother Robert and other gospel preachers. In this message on “Bible Superlatives”, given during a visit back to his home country of in Northern Ireland, he preaches on the oldest promise, the greatest work, the sweetest kiss, the darkest doom and the brightest morning. Mr & Mrs McCracken’s dates:…

Christ’s Appearing and Kingdom (56 min)

PART 5 – Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on the topic of the appearing of Christ in glory and the millennial kingdom that He will set up and reign over for 1,000 years. Israel restored, the world regenerated and the church ruling and reigning with Christ; this is the future promised in Scripture. Reading: Revelation 19:11-21 (Preached in Ayr, Scotland, in 1982)

The One World Church of the End Times (52 min)

PART 4 – Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on the “one world church” of the end times, mystery Babylon the Great. He traces Babylon through Scripture from Genesis to Revelation and gives pertinent warnings about the present ecumenical movement, the precursor to the “Mother of Harlots” of the period known as the great tribulation. Reading: Revelation 17-18. (Preached in Ayr, Scotland, in 1982)

John Wells – “The Eternal State” (15 min)

Mr & Mrs John Wells were commended from Bleary, Northern Ireland, to serve the Lord in Venezuela, leaving home in 1929 to join William Williams in pioneer gospel work in that South American country. John Wells (1898-1989) came from an unsaved background and was converted to Christ in a gospel mission in 1920, to which he had been invited by his newly converted friend Eddie Fairfield. The young Mr Fairfield, who had recently found his way into assembly fellowship in…

The Coming World Superman (52 min)

PART 3 – Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on the coming world superman, the antichrist, and various other personages who will be prominent in the end times, such as the false prophet and the King of the North. The antichrist’s number will be 666 and no man will be able to buy or sell without that number in their forehead or in their right hand. Reading: Revelation 13:1-18. (Preached in Ayr, Scotland, in 1982)

Singing from Trimsaran, Wales (36 min)

The “Trimsaran Bible Readings”, in south west Wales, UK, took place each August for several decades in the second half of the 20th century and featured famed Welsh singing. Here’s a recording of the following 11 hymns from the 1975 meetings: Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour Thou O Lord our souls adoring view On Christ salvation rests secure O Christ Thou Son of God Lord of glory we adore Thee What raised the wondrous thought (Albert Leckie, who led the…

Hymns for the Little Flock (48 min)

A selection of hymns from “Hymns for the Little Flock” hymn book, sung at Curzon St Gospel Hall, Derby, conferences, 2008-09: Let saints on earth their anthems raise Awake each soul, awake each tongue! What was it blessed God? O blessed God what hast Thou done? Jesus that name is love Guide us O Thou gracious Saviour And is it so I shall be like Thy Son? Lord Jesus are we one with Thee? O Jesus Lord ’tis joy to…

The Great Tribulation (55 min)

PART 2 – Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on the subject of “the great tribulation”, the period of time between the rapture of the church and Christ’s appearing in glory to set up His kingdom. Mr Hunter outlines the unveiling of the seals in Revelation Ch 6 and the events of the period from Matthew Ch 24. Reading: Luke 13:22-30 (Preached in Ayr, Scotland, in 1982)

The Morning After the Rapture (33 min)

PART 1 – Jack Hunter (1916-1994) preaches on what it will be like the morning after the rapture, when millions will be missing and you might be left behind. Are you ready for the Lord to return? Reading: Luke 13:22-30 (Preached in Ayr, Scotland, in 1982)

Women’s Ministry (28 min)

Andrew Ussher speaks on the “ministry of women” from the Pastoral Epistles. He takes up various topics such as adornment, learning, acceptance of one’s role, character, excelling for God and mentoring the next generation. Readings: 1 Tim 2:9-15, 3:11, 5:9-10, 14, Titus 2:1-5. (Preached in North America, 29th Sept 2019)

Title in Turmoil (65 min)

PART 4 – David Gilliland preaches on the “feasts of the Jews” in the Gospel of John and develops teaching from the unique perspective given on the feasts in the 4th gospel. Readings: John 2:13-17, 5:1-10, 6:4-5, 7:1-2, 10:22-24, 31-33, 11:55, 12:1-5. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, 2002) (Photo: Israel)

Feasts in Fulfillment (66 min)

PART 3 – John Grant (1942-2020) looks at the first 4 of the 7 feasts of Jehovah and explains how they were fulfilled in the New Testament. Pentecost and its unity, Passover and Unleavened bread and their purity, and firstfruits and its security. Readings: Acts 2:1-8, 38, 41-47, 1 Cor 5:1-8, 15:20-26, 1 Pet 1:14-15. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, 2002) (Photo: Israel)

“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…

Feasts in Focus (57 min)

PART 2 – Tom Bentley (1924-2011) preaches on the subject of the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly responsibilities of the children of Israel in relation to offerings and feasts, bringing out practical teaching along the way. Readings: Numbers Ch 28 and 29. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, 2002) (Photo: Israel)

Seasons in Sequence (70 min)

PART 1 – David Gilliland gives an overview of the 7 feasts of Jehovah before looking at Leviticus Ch 23 in detail. His headings include the setting of the chapter, and its subject and sections etc. This is a very comprehensive look at this pivotal topic. Readings: Lev 18:1-4, 23:1-4, 44, 26:2-4, 6, 11-13. (Message preached in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, 2002) (Photo: Israel)

The Church and Its Functioning (42 min)

The Church from Eternity to Eternity – Part 5 – John Riddle preaches on the functioning of the local church from 1 Corinthians Ch 12, as he highlights issues the use of gift and the priority of edification. Reading: 1 Cor 12:1-11:19-27 (Message preached in Forres, Scotland, 2010)

The Church and Its Continuation (36 min)

The Church from Eternity to Eternity – Part 4 – John Riddle preaches on the continuation of the church from the book of Acts, highlighting the local assembly at Antioch as an example of the pattern of how God has worked through the ages: gospel preaching, exhortation, teaching and fellowship. Reading: Acts 11:19-30 (Message preached in Forres, Scotland, 2010)

The Church and Its Composition (30 min)

The Church from Eternity to Eternity – Part 3 – John Riddle preaches on the composition of the church from the pivotal passage in Ephesians 2, which shows it to be made up of Jews and Gentiles in one new body, something entirely new and distinct from the composition of God’s people in the Old Testament. Readings: Eph 2:11-21, 3:8-11 (Message preached in Forres, Scotland, 2010)

The Church and Its Commencement (44 min)

The Church from Eternity to Eternity – Part 2 – John Riddle preaches on the commencement of the church on the Day of Pentecost. He explains that the church did not exist prior to Acts 2 and expounds the dispensational purpose of the church. The coming of the Holy Spirit and the gift of tongues are discussed. Readings: John 20:21-22, Acts 2:1-4 (Message preached in Forres, Scotland, 2010) (Photo: Jerusalem)

When 40 Were Baptised in Gander Bay (23 min)

In the 1970’s Marvin Derksen left Ontario and went east to help in the work in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He entered into the labours of men like Albert Joyce, Herb Harris and George Campbell. Marvin tells of the early days, but also of his own labours in various places, especially in Gander Bay where, after a year of work, 40 believers were baptised and an assembly was formed.  Reading: John 4:31-38. (Preached at the Belfast Easter Conference, Northern Ireland…

The Church and Its Construction (45 min)

The Church from Eternity to Eternity – Part 1 – John Riddle preaches on the construction of the church from the well-known passage in Matthew 16 which is the first mention of the church in the New Testament. The church is built upon “this rock”, but what is the rock? Reading: Matt 16:13-20 (Message preached in Forres, Scotland, 2010)

VIDEO Assembly Principles Part 7 (50 min)

PART 7 – Andrew Ussher preaches on the subject of the Lord Jesus Christ’s present interaction with local assemblies from the record of John in Revelation Chs 1, 2 and 3. The Lord is in the midst  and is actively observing what is going on in each assembly. Andrew lifts 8 lessons from these chapters. Readings: Rev 1:10-18, 2:1-2, 5, 8-9, 12-13, 16, 18-19, 3:1, 7-8, 14-15, 20. (Series given in Sarnia Gospel Hall, Canada, Jan 2022)