Sermons from November 2022

Sermons from November 2022

Bird Watching: “O That I Had the Wings of a Dove” (50 min)

PART 5 – David Gilliland closes his series looking at “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by preaching on the sentiments of David in Psalm 55 “O that I had the wings of a dove! For then would I fly away and be at rest.” Reading: Psalm 55 (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ “O that…

Bird Watching: Birds in the Ministry of Christ (61 min)

PART 4 – David Gilliland continues his series on “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by looking at the birds that the Lord Jesus spoke about and that featured in his life, drawing practical teaching therefrom. (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ “O that I had the wings of a dove”

Bird Watching: The Wings of Birds (59 min)

PART 3 – David Gilliland continues his series on “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by looking at the wings of various birds in the Bible, drawing practical teaching therefrom. (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ “O that I had the wings of a dove”

Bird Watching: The Character of Birds (58 min)

PART 2 – David Gilliland continues his series on “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by looking at the character of various birds in the Bible; the unclean birds of Leviticus 11, and other individual birds mentioned in Job and Psalms (owl, pelican, sparrow, cuckoo etc), drawing practical teaching therefrom. (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ…

Bird Watching: The Nests of Birds (52 min)

PART 1 – David Gilliland opens a series on “Lessons for living from the birds of the air” by looking at a number of references in Scripture to birds’ nests, and drawing practical teaching therefrom. Readings: Job 12:7-9, Gen 8:6-12, Psa 84:1-4, Prov 7:8 (Message preached in Portrush Gospel Hall, 2002) Complete series: Lessons from birds’ nests Lessons from birds’ character Lessons from birds’ wings Birds in the ministry of Christ “O that I had the wings of a dove”

The Drama of Redemption (24 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the great “drama of redemption” whereby God purposes to undo the works of Satan (in causing the fall through the first Adam’s sin in Eden), by bringing in redemption and restoration through the last Adam, the Man Christ Jesus. Reading: Heb 2:1-4. (Message preached at the Garnavillo Conference, Iowa, USA, 2022)

“I made up my mind; I want to get saved” (19 min)

Jonathan Bingham tells how he was saved as a young lad in Ballykeel, in the Mourne Mountains district of Northern Ireland. Jonathan always knew the gospel, but didn’t get saved until he was awakened to his need of Christ in gospel meetings and made up his mind to go in for salvation. Readings: John 19:30-31, Acts 16:30-31. (Testimony given at the Riverside Farm drive-in meetings, 29th May 2022)

Why So Many People are Religious But Lost (29 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on Christ’s words about the “many” people who will, to their great surprise, be shut out of heaven despite a profession of salvation, and despite a lifetime of religious activity (Matt 7:21-23). Then from Romans 10:1-4 there’s a principle such people need to learn, a performance they need to stop, and a Person they need to trust (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 13th Nov 2022)

The 7 Pillars of a New Testament Assembly (31 min)

Albert Ramsay (1913-1993) preaches on the 7 pillars of a New Testament assembly and sets out, from the Word of God, his own convictions as to how Christians should gather. He mentions how he was saved, baptised and gathered into the first New Testament assembly in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Readings: Prov 9:1, Matt 16:13-18, 18:19-20, Luke 24:44-49, John 7:37-39, Acts 2:1-7, 36-43. (Message preached in the Maritimes, Canada)

The Prophecy of the Coming Messiah (51 min)

PART 6 – Jim Baker preaches on Daniel Ch 9 and speaks about the pivotal prophecy of “Daniel’s 70 weeks”, an Old Testament passage that forms the backbone of Messianic prophecy. Mr Baker wrote the commentary on Daniel in the What the Bible Teaches series of commentaries published by John Ritchie Ltd. (Series preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, UK, Feb 1999) For a chart of Daniel’s prophecy click here. Complete series: Daniel Ch 1 – The prophet who became Prime Minister…

The Voices of D.L. Moody, Ira Sankey, Harry Ironside and others (12 min)

This is a recording with a difference! Anecdotes about the hymns, writings and experiences of the likes of Moody, Sankey, Ironside and Spurgeon are occasionally heard in sermons on this site. A handful of very old recordings of these men have been preserved. They make for interesting listening. This recording includes the following: 0.01-0.49 min D.L. Moody (1837-1899), quoting the beatitudes from Matthew’s gospel. 0.50-2.58 min Ira Sankey (1840-1908), singing “God be with you till we meet again”, in a…

The Preservation of the People of God (50 min)

PART 5 – Jim Baker preaches on Daniel Chs 5-6 and speaks about the preservation of the people of God in the dark days when the Babylonian King Belshazzar was ruling, and then when the Medo-Persian King Darius put Daniel into the den of lions. Mr Baker wrote the commentary on Daniel in the What the Bible Teaches series of commentaries published by John Ritchie Ltd. (Series preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, UK, Feb 1999) For a chart of Daniel’s prophecy…

The Greatest Thoughts that Ever Entered my Mind (37 min)

Michael Penfold relates the story of his conversion to Christ. He highlights a series of 4 life-changing thoughts that entered his mind as he heard the truth of the Bible preached in his youth, which led to his salvation. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 30th Oct 2022)

Gospel Blessing Among the Hutterites (30 min)

Derek Hofer relates details of a move of God among the Hutterites in Manitoba, Canada, in 2022, where numbers of souls have been reached and brought into the assurance of eternal salvation through the preaching of the gospel. (Report given in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 6th Nov 2022)

The Providence of God (48 min)

PART 4 – Jim Baker preaches on Daniel Ch 4 and speaks about the providence of God in the humbling experience of Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian King who played such a pivotal role in the history of God’s dealings with Israel. Mr Baker wrote the commentary on Daniel in the What the Bible Teaches series of commentaries published by John Ritchie Ltd. (Series preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, UK, Feb 1999) For a chart of Daniel’s prophecy click here. Complete series: Daniel…

“I wanted to be saved more than anything else in the world” (10 min)

Alexander H. Joyce (1926-2006) grew up in a preacher’s home. His father was the evangelist Albert Joyce (1897-1982). As a boy, young Alec attended many many gospel meetings, and developed a great longing to be saved. After a lengthy period of soul trouble, Alec’s mother was used of the Lord to direct her 13 year old son to read and be blessed through the words of John 5:24, the same year that World War 2 started in 1939. (Message preached…

“I was trying to get saved, but I could not believe.” (6 min)

Elton W. Decker (1933-2021) from Michigan, USA, was born again as a 15 year old young man on 29th July 1949 at the close of a series of gospel meetings taken by Norman Crawford and Lorn McBain. His difficulty in getting saved was a common one: “I was trying to get saved, but I couldn’t believe.” Listen to how Mr Decker found deliverance from the Word of God. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, Michigan, USA).

The Persecution of Israel (51 min)

PART 3 – Jim Baker preaches on Daniel Ch 3 and speaks about the persecution of Israel from the story of the “burning fiery furnace” of Nebuchadnezzar. Mr Baker wrote the commentary on Daniel in the What the Bible Teaches series of commentaries published by John Ritchie Ltd. (Series preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, UK, Feb 1999) For a chart of Daniel’s prophecy click here. Complete series: Daniel Ch 1 – The prophet who became Prime Minister Daniel Ch 2 –…

“You can never truly know you are saved” (35 min)

Derek Hofer was raised on a Hutterite Colony in Manitoba, Canada. He ran away from the Colony in his teens to enjoy the pleasures of the world, but the Lord intervened in his life to bring him to salvation. Derek grew up believing a person can never truly know they are saved – but he learned differently through the preaching of the gospel from the Bible. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 6th Nov 2022)

The Programme of the Times of the Gentiles (37 min)

PART 2 – Jim Baker preaches on Daniel Ch 2 and outlines the particulars and the dispensational interpretation of “Daniel’s image”, starting with the head of gold and ending with the feet of iron and clay. Mr Baker explains when these “times of the Gentiles” began, and how and when will they end. Mr Baker wrote the commentary on Daniel in the What the Bible Teaches series of commentaries published by John Ritchie Ltd. (Series preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, UK,…

How the Lord Saved Steve and Lucy West (28 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, 23rd Oct 2022) (Photo: The Gospel Tent the Wests attended, 1994).

“Maybe I’m beyond help from God. It was a dark moment” (20 min)

Jim McCandless tells how he was born again on Aug 9th 1977. Raised in a Christian family, Jim rebelled and left home seeking pleasure in the world. The prayers of his family followed him until, by a series of providential events, first his girlfriend got saved and then Jim himself. (Testimony given in the Gospel hall, Tampa, Florida, USA, 2021).

The Prophet who Became Prime Minister (38 min)

PART 1 – Jim Baker opens up a series of ministry sessions on the book of Daniel by introducing the prophecy as a whole and dealing with the material in Chapter 1. Mr Baker wrote the commentary on Daniel in the What the Bible Teaches series of commentaries published by John Ritchie Ltd. (Series preached in Redditch Gospel Hall, UK, Feb 1999) For a chart of Daniel’s prophecy click here. Complete series: Daniel Ch 1 – The prophet who became…

The Nature and Characteristics of Righteousness (30 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the vital but seldom expounded topic of “righteousness” – what it is and what marks it in its various manifestations in Scripture, and its practical implications. Reading: Psalm 11:4-7 (Message preached at the Belfast Christmas Conference 2004)

The Life of Rebekah, the Wife of Isaac (52 min)

Robert McPheat (1933-1990) preaches on the life of Rebekah, the wife of Isaac from the book of Genesis. In his own inimitable style, Mr McPheat brings out many practical and poignant lessons from this biographical study. Readings: Gen 24:15-67, 27:6-22 (Message preached in Crowle Gospel Hall, Worcestershire, UK, April 1984).

The Life of Sarah, the Mother of the Faithful (54 min)

Robert McPheat (1933-1990) preaches on the life of Sarah, the mother of the faithful. In his own inimitable style, Mr McPheat brings out many practical and poignant lessons from this biographical study. (Message preached in Crowle Gospel Hall, Worcestershire, UK, April 1984).