Sermons from March 2023

Sermons from March 2023

The Crucifixion of Christ (34 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the subject of the crucifixion of Christ. Mr Flanigan for many years led tours to Israel and includes some observations from his visits to Jerusalem in this message. Reading: John 19:19-30. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials – Jim Allen The Crucifixion – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s…

The Civil Trials of Christ (34 min)

Jim Allen preaches on the civil trials of Christ that took place after the Jewish leaders took Him early on the morning of the crucifixion to Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea. Reading: John 18:28-40. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Photo: The “Pilate stone”. Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials – Jim Allen The Crucifixion…

The Religious Trials of Christ (39 min)

Jim Allen preaches on the religious trials of Christ. The Lord endured 6 trials, 3 religious and 3 civil. Here Mr Allen focuses on the Lord being tried by Annas and Caiaphas, and brings in the story of the denials of Peter. Reading John 18:12-27. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Photo: The ruins of Caiaphas’s palace in Jerusalem. Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious…

In The Garden of Gethsemane (28 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the events following the Passover in the Upper Room as the Lord Jesus crossed the brook Kidron and entered into the Garden of Gethsemane, where He anticipated Calvary and was was betrayed by Judas and then arrested. Reading: John 18:1-11. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil Trials –…

The Last Sign (40 min)

Jim Allen preaches on “the last sign” that the Lord Jesus performed prior to His crucifixion. The raising of Lazarus precipitated the Lord’s arrest, trial and death, and Mr Allen sets out the event in all its significance and power. Reading: John 11:4-6, 21, 32, 40. (Message preached in Scotland in the year 2,000). Complete series: The Last Sign – Jim Allen In the Garden of Gethsemane – Jim Flanigan The Lord’s Religious Trials – Jim Allen The Lord’s Civil…

Headship and Lordship Explained (45 min)

David Vallance explains the meaning of the two biblical concepts of ‘headship’ and ‘lordship’, distinguishing between them and drawing out their significance creatorially, ecclesiastically, maritally, individually and universally. Readings: 1 Cor 1:1-3, 9, 8:5-6, 11:2-16, 12:2-3, 16:22-24. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 28th July 2021)

Learning From How He Suffered (32 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the phrase “He suffered” from 1 Pet 2:18-25, a passage that outlines 4 ways in which the Lord suffered: sacrificially, unjustly, submissively and faithfully. The sufferings that Christ endured at the hands of men provide us with an example to follow. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter, 19th Mar 2023)

How Are You Waiting for the Lord? (22 min)

Brandon Doll preaches on 4 people in the gospel of Luke who were waiting for the Kingdom – Simeon, Anna, John the Baptist and Joseph of Arimathea. They were waiting justly, patiently, reverently etc. How are you waiting for the Lord? Readings: Luke 2:25-32, 36-38, 7:20-23, 23:50-54. (Message preached in Highland, WI, USA, 2022)

What Field Are You In? (12 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on Naomi’s move from the fields of Moab to the fields of Bethlehem, described in Scripture as, “She went forth from the place where she was” (Ruth 1:7): from the fields of Moab, a luxurious place of ease and distance from the Lord – to the fields of Bethlehem, the house of bread. Readings: Ruth 1:6-7, 2:3, 15-17, 19a. (Recorded in Saugus Gospel Hall, Boston, USA, June 2015)

The Cross and My Relationship to the Saviour (51 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the cross’s effect on my relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ my Saviour. Christ “gave Himself” to redeem “to Himself” a special people. The paragraphs, the Person and the purpose of Titus 2:11-15 are expounded. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newry, Northern Ireland) Complete Series “Crucial Christianity” – The cross affects my relationship to: To sinners – He gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim 2:6) – Gospel preaching To my self – He gave…

The Cross and My Relationship to My Spouse (71 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the cross’s effect on my relationship to my spouse. In Ephesians 5:22-33 the Bible teaches that the model for marriage is the relationship between Christ and the church, which means that the cross must positively impact my marriage. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newry, Northern Ireland) Complete Series “Crucial Christianity” – The cross affects my relationship to: To sinners – He gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim 2:6) – Gospel preaching To my self…

The Cross and My Relationship the Saints (63 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the cross’s effect on my relationship with other Christians. The love expressed to me in the cross of Christ, must affect my attitude to others who also belong to the Lord. Reading: Eph 4:31-5:6. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newry, Northern Ireland) Complete Series “Crucial Christianity” – The cross affects my relationship to: To sinners – He gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim 2:6) – Gospel preaching To my self – He gave Himself…

The Cross and My Relationship to Society (56 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the cross’s effect on my relationship to society, or what the Bible calls “this present evil world”. The blood of Christ fits me for heaven; the cross of Christ finishes me for this world. Readings: Gal 1:3-5, 6:14. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newry, Northern Ireland) Complete Series “Crucial Christianity” – The cross affects my relationship to: To sinners – He gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim 2:6) – Gospel preaching To my self…

The Cross and My Relationship to Self (53 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the cross’s effect on my “self”. The Christian has been crucified with Christ, which means the life he or she now lives is “no longer I, but Christ”. The cross properly understood is the end of self. Readings: Gal 1:13-16, 21-24, 2:8, 11-14, 19-21. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newry, Northern Ireland) Complete Series “Crucial Christianity” – The cross affects my relationship to: To sinners – He gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim 2:6)…

The Cross and Sinners (44 min)

David Gilliland preaches the gospel from 1 Tim 2:5-6, in particular highlighting the phrase “He gave Himself a ransom for all” and proclaiming the freeness, fulness, function and fruit of the cross of Christ. (Message preached in the Gospel Hall, Newry, Northern Ireland) Complete Series “Crucial Christianity” – The cross affects my relationship to: To sinners – He gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim 2:6) – Gospel preaching To my self – He gave Himself for me [not…

Role Models (35 min)

Harold Paisley (1924-2015) preaches on two role models in the Bible. Daniel, a role model for men: Ruth a role model for women. Daniel had an excellent spirit; Ruth was a woman of virtue. Readings: Dan 1:3-6, 6:1-3, 9:23, Ruth 1:14-19a, 3:11. (Message preached at the Toronto Easter Conference 1991)

The Pressure to Go with the Flow (29 min)

Shad Kember preaches on the “pressure to go with the flow” from three examples in the book of Numbers: Caleb and Joshua, the sons of Korah, and Phinehas, all of whom wisely and courageously resisted peer pressure and group think. Readings: Num 14:36-39, 16:31-34, 25:6-9, 26:11. (Message preached at Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 23rd Oct 2016)

Is the Lord Receiving Fruit from My Life? (45 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on the question of fruitfulness for God in the Christian life, presenting his material under 3 headings: desiring fruit, defining fruit and developing fruit. Readings: Luke 13:6-9, Rom 7:4, Gal 5:19-26, John 15:1-9, 16-17. (Message preached at Stark Road Gospel Hall Conference, Livonia, Michigan, USA, 4th Nov 2013)

Alone with Thee, O Master (50 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on the effects of being “along with Christ”, using 4 examples from the New Testament. Spending time alone with Christ leads to an appreciation of the greatness of His knowledge, the power of His Word, the brightness of His glory, and the full understanding He has of Scripture. Readings: John 4:1-8, 28, 46-53, Matt 17:1-5, Luke 24:27. (Message preached at the annual conference at Bracknell Gospel Hall, 2017)

Lordship, Leadership and Love (48 min)

Sandy Higgins preaches on three core topics in relation to a local assembly of Christians: the Lordship to which we bow, the leadership which we recognise, and the love which we express to others. Readings: 1 Cor 1:1-3, 9, 1 Thess 5:12-15, Heb 13:17, Rom 12:9-16. (Message preached in Crandon Gospel Hall, Virginia, USA).

The Christian’s Journey (51 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on the journey of the Christian, drawing lessons from 4 journeys recorded in the Bible: the journey of a nation (Deut 1:1-3a), the journey of a judge (Judg 4:1-2), the journey of a King (1 Sam 15:16-19) and the journey of a prophet (1 Kings 19:1-5). (Message preached at Bracknell Gospel Hall conference 2017)

The Disease of Sin (22 min)

Peter Orasuk preaches on “the disease of sin”. He gives a thorough and sound exposition of the sinner’s need, followed by a setting forth of the cure through Christ. Readings: Jas 1:15, John 19:30.

Refreshment and Worship at the Meeting Place (38 min)

Jon Procopio preaches on the importance of refreshment and worship at the meeting place, from the story of the woman of Samaria meeting the Lord Jesus at Jacob’s well. Reading: John 4:1-14. (Message preached at Crandon Gospel Hall, Virginia, USA, 2022)

Choosing Friends and Cultivating Relationships (52 min)

Elton Fairfield preaches on the topic of friendship and relationships, giving advice, especially to the young, as to how to wisely choose good friends and avoid the bad. He includes advice on finding a friend for life in courtship and marriage. Reading: Matt 22:34-40 (Message preached in Ahoghill Gospel Hall, 2019)

The Biggest Thing in the Christian Life (42 min)

Ian Jackson preaches on the importance of “daily devotions” (reading the Bible and prayer), and reminds his audience that what God does in us is more important than what God does through us. Ian gives advice and suggestions as to how to have meaningful daily “quiet times”. Reading: 2 Tim 3:14-17.

How Should We Then Live? (23 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the question in Ezekiel 33:10, “How should we then live?” He answers it from three verses in the New Testament: we should live “unto righteousness”, “unto the will of God” and “unto Him”. Readings: 1 Pet 2:24-25, 4:1-4, 2 Cor 5:10, 14-15, Titus 2:11-13, Eze 33:10. (Message preached in North America).

God Sent His Son (22 min)

John Dennison preaches on the reason why God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world: because humanity is dead, in debt and lost, and can do nothing to save itself. Are you saved? Readings: 1 John 4:9-10, 14. (Sermon preached at the Jackson Gospel Hall annual conference, Michigan, USA, Feb 2023)

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).

3 Things That Need Bringing Back (18 min)

Andrew Bergsma (1930-2013) preaches on “bring back the book”, “bring back the ark” and “speak ye not a word of bringing the King back”. Readings: 2 Sam 19:9-10,  1 Chron 13:1-3, Neh 8:1-6. (Message preached in Winnipeg, Canada. 28th April 2001)

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)

The Lord is Able to Give You Much More Than This (21 min)

Brandon Doll preaches on the story of Amaziah’s unequal yoke: the logic behind it, the Lord denied, the lessons to be learned and the loss sustained. Unequal yokes are always costly. Before it goes too far, back out, and remember: “The Lord is able to give you much more than this”. Readings: 2 Chron 25:5-11, 2 Cor 6:14-18. (Message preached at Manchester, Iowa, 2021)