Sermons from January 2024

Sermons from January 2024

Christ My Advocate (33 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on Christ as the Christian’s advocate. If a Christian sins, he or she already has at the Father’s right hand an advocate – Jesus Christ the righteous. But what does this mean? What does Christ do as our advocate? Readings: Rom 6:1-2, 15, 8:31-34, 1 John 1:7-2:2. (Message preached at the Tampa Gospel Hall conference, 13th Jan 2024) Complete series: Christ my Saviour Christ my advocate Christ my Great High Priest Christ my Lord

Christ My Saviour (30 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on Christ as Saviour. He looks at the why, the what and the how of salvation, and defines several gospel words such as justification, reconciliation and regeneration. Readings: Matt 1:21, 22:42, Luke 2:11, Rom 5:9, 8:28-30, Eph 2:4-5, Phil 1:21, 3:20-21, Heb 7:23-25. (Message preached at the Tampa Gospel Hall conference, 13th Jan 2024) Complete series: Christ my Saviour Christ my advocate Christ my Great High Priest Christ my Lord

With Christ in the Storms of Life (46 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the storms through which the disciples passed in the Gospel of Mark, and draws lessons for us in the storms of life through which we pass. Readings: Mark 4:37-41, 5:1-2, 6:45-52, 8:13-18, 21.

I Prayed Countless Sinner’s Prayers (10 min)

Samuel McKinley struggled for a long time with assurance of salvation. Every time he had a doubt, he prayed another sinner’s prayer hoping to get peace. But no matter how many time he prayed, he never felt sure he was saved. Is that you? Listen to find out how he finally found true peace. (Testimony given in Victoria Drive Gospel Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 8th Jan 2024) Contact us: contact@gospelhallaudio.org

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)

What Moses Learned at the Burning Bush (35 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the revelation of the character of God given to Moses at the burning bush. A God who comes close, a God who makes claims, a God who keeps His promises etc. Moses’s God is “the I am that I am”. Reading: Exod 3:1-15. (Message preached at Midland Park Gospel Hall, NJ, USA, 16th Sept 2023)

Plan A or Plan B? (26 min)

Shad Kember preaches on the choice of 2.5 Israelite tribes to stay on the wrong side of Jordan, instead of dwelling in the Promised Land. God had “Plan A” for them, but they wanted “Plan B”. How often in our own lives do we resist God’s plan and try and go our own way? Reading: Numbers 32:1-23, 25, 27, 31-32. (Message preached at Stark Road Gospel Hall, 22nd Oct 2016)

I Was Restricted, But They Had Freedom (18 min)

Eric Bell was the oldest of 5 children, but was the last of the 5 to be saved. In a Christian family he felt restricted and longed for “freedom”, only to find emptiness when he tried it. Listen to find out how Eric was saved and found peace and joy in Christ. Readings: John 1:10-13, 3:1-3, 9, 14-16. (Message preached in Highbury Ave Gospel Hall, London, Ontario, Canada)

The More He Preached The More I Smoked (9 min)

Joe Bennett attended Sunday School as a boy, but drifted away through lack of interest. 15 years later he went back to the Gospel Hall with his own child, looking for a change in his life. There he discovered that what he needed was a Saviour. The first thing that spoke to him was the “Two Roads Chart” on the wall of the Hall (see below). Listen to hear how Joe found peace with God through the Lord Jesus Christ.…

Do You Ever Feel Like Everything Is Against You? (7 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches on the words in Romans 8:31 – “God is for us”. When everything is against us, we have the comfort from this passage of knowing the Father is for us, Christ is for us, and the Spirit is for us. Reading: Rom 8:26, 31-35, 37. (Recorded at the Tampa Gospel Hall conference, 14th Jan 2024)

They Never Told Us There Was a God (18 min)

Harry Chen was born the year the cultural revolution started in China. He grew up chanting “Long live the Communist Party” and “Long live Chairman Mao”. He had zero knowledge of the Bible or God. Here is the incredible story of how he heard about eternal life and how he found it in the Lord Jesus Christ through the Bible. (Testimony given in Victoria Drive Gospel Hall, Vancouver, Canada, 8th Jan 2024)

The Kingdom of God in the Millennium (47 min)

Jonathan Seed preaches on the arrival, the features, and the consummation of the Kingdom of God in its manifestation in the Millennium, after the Lord has returned to earth at His second coming. Readings: Matt 19:28, 25:31, 1 Cor 6:2, 2 Tim 2:12, Rev 2:26-27, 12:5, 19:5-6. (Message preached at the Tampa Gospel Hall conference, 14th Jan 2024) Complete series: The Kingdom of God in the Old Testament The Kingdom of God in the New Testament The Kingdom of God…

The Kingdom of God in the New Testament (25 min)

Jonathan Seed preaches on the Kingdom of God in the NT. In evangelical churches many speak in terms of “Kingdom now” and of doing “Kingdom work” etc. but the New Testament is clear: the Kingdom was rejected at the first coming of Christ and has been postponed, to be manifested at the return of Christ. Readings: Matt 4:23 and numerous other NT references. (Message preached at the Tampa Gospel Hall conference, 13th Jan 2024) Complete series: The Kingdom of God…

The Kingdom of God in the Old Testament (18 min)

Jonathan Seed introduces a series of sermons on the Kingdom of God, starting with Kingdom of God in the Old Testament, looking at God’s mediatorial Kingdom ruled over originally by Adam, followed by a look at the Kingdom of God in relation to the nation of Israel. Readings: Gen 1:27-28 and many other OT references. (Message preached at the Tampa Gospel Hall conference, 13th Jan 2024) Complete series: The Kingdom of God in the Old Testament The Kingdom of God…

The Church of the Open Door (38 min)

After giving an outline of the 7 churches of Asia, David Vallance expounds the letter to the assembly in Philadelphia which is full of practical ministry for the believer. Reading: Rev 3:7-13. (Message preached in North America, 28th Sept 2019)

I Never Really Had Peace About My Salvation (45 min)

When he was a young boy Mervyn Hall said and thought he was saved, but he lived for a decade or so afterwards with no real peace. Listen to hear how, in the sovereign providence of God, he was eventually saved while singing a hymn at the Lord’s Supper. Isa 57:20-21, Rom 5:1-2. (Testimony given in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 14th Jan 2024)

The Presence of the Kingdom (42 min)

Mark Sweetnam expounds the biblical and premillennial view of the kingdom of God. Contrary to widely held opinion, the Kingdom has not been manifested yet and awaits the coming of Christ to set it up. Readings: Psa 8:1-9, Heb 2:5-9, 1 Cor 15:20-28. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, 25th Oct 2023) Complete series: The Power of the Kingdom The Promises of the Kingdom The Presence of the Kingdom

The Promises of the Kingdom (47 min)

Mark Sweetnam expounds the covenant programme of God by which He will restore all that was lost through the Fall in Eden. The condescension, calm, certainty and coherence of the covenants is discussed, and the 6 main covenants of the Bible are outlined: 1. Noahic (Gen 6), Abrahamic (Gen 12-17), Mosaic (Exod 19-24), Levitical (Num 25), Davidic (2 Sam 7) and New (Jer 31). Readings: Jer 31:31-40, 32:6-16, 25-27, 36-44, 33:19-22. (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI,…

The Power of the Kingdom (43 min)

Mark Sweetnam commences a series of messages on the “Kingdom of God” by asking the question “Does the Lord Jesus have the power that is needed to carry out God’s Kingdom plan?” Solving the world’s problems, defeating His enemies and bringing about global restoration and peace, will take enormous power. The Lord has already shown His power over disease, death, the devil in His life on earth, which was a foretaste of the powers of the world to come. Readings:…

The Cost of Staying the Other Side of Jordan (21 min)

David Vallance preaches on the challenging topic of half-hearted Christianity, which he illustrates from the story of the 2.5 tribes who wanted to stay on the “other side of Jordan” (instead of entering the promised land). Reuben, Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh paid a heavy price for their half-heartedness. Readings: Num 32:1-6, 10-11, 23, Josh 22:1-6, 10-12, 34, 1 Chron 5:23-26. (Message preached in Spring Creek Gospel Hall, Illinois, USA, 2019)

Daniel’s 70 Weeks Explained in Less Than 15 Minutes

Phil Coulson introduces the pivotal subject of Daniel’s 70 weeks. It is the backbone of all prophetic Scripture, and holds the key to understanding the great purpose and plan of God for Israel past, present and future. Reading: Daniel 9. (Message preached in Mount Sterling, WI, USA, Spring 2023)

I Ran Away from a Hutterite Colony (37 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. Reading: John 19:30. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 7th Jan 2024)

Don’t Go There, They’re Holy Rollers! (15 min)

Cliff Rutledge went off for the summer to Army Cadet camp, only to return and find both his parents had been saved during his absence. He witnessed a tremendous change in the home and it wasn’t long before Cliff to wanted to be saved and indeed was saved. A fascinating story of how the gospel made inroads into a small Northern Ontario town in the early 1980’s. (Recorded in Canada, 4th June 2022)

Street Preaching Impacted Me (24 min)

Hamish Lawrence’s conversion to Christ proves the value of preaching the gospel on the streets. Hamish repeatedly heard the gospel in downtown Toronto, Canada, being preached in the “open air”. Even though he thought he was too big a sinner to be saved, the rich grace of God brought him into the blessing of salvation. Readings: Psa 102:28, John 3:18. (Recorded in Canada, 7th Mar 2021)

That’s Why Jesus Died! (25 min)

Shawn Markle relates the story of his salvation. As a child growing up in Canada, Shawn was greatly troubled both about the Lord’s coming and the possibility of going to hell. One day in desperation he said to himself “I’ll just have to go to hell, because that’s what I deserve.” Then the Lord opened his heart to the gospel! Readings; Heb 9:27, 1Isa 53:5-6. (Testimony given in Highbury Ave Gospel Hal, London, Ontario, Canada, 30th Oct 2023)

I Hated All the Restrictions Put On Me (28 min)

Tommy Kyle had a childhood “profession of salvation” but in teenage years he hated the restrictions he felt were being imposed on him, and wanted nothing to do with the gospel. Yet underneath he was deeply unhappy. Listen to find out how God spoke to Tommy and how he was saved as an 18 year old fisherman, on Remembrance Sunday in 1984. Readings: Psa 40:1-3, 1 Pet 3:18, 1 John 3:1-3. (Testimony given at a Drive-In in Portavogie, Northern Ireland,…

How To Interpret and Understand Bible Prophecy (50 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the key issues every believer needs to be aware of in order to understand future events. This is what theologians would call a “biblical eschatological hermeneutic”, or in simpler terms “How to go about interpreting and understanding what the Bible says about the future in books like Daniel and Revelation”. Without these keys, you will be at the mercy of a host of conflicting views (pre-trib , mid-trib, post-trib, pre-mill, a-mill, post-mill etc). Readings: Rev 19:10,…

Don’t Talk to Me About Religion (41 min)

Terry Halpin grew up nominally Roman Catholic but gave up religion in his youth to enjoy himself in the pleasures of the world. In his early 30’s, a close friend of Terry’s became a Christian. Terry set out to convince him that he had been deceived…only to become convinced from the Bible that evolution is a lie and that the gospel is the truth! (Testimony given in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 31st Dec 2023)

Christ in the Book of Revelation (45 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the manifestation of Christ in the book of the Revelation as He returns to earth to reveal His glory and set up His kingdom. That event will be the great reversal of what happened to Christ when He came the first time, to die at the place called Calvary. Readings: Rev 10:1-6, 19:11-16. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The Presentation of Christ in the Gospels The Presentation of Christ in the Acts of the…

Christ in Hebrews (54 min)

Jim Flanigan preaches on the presentation of Christ in the epistle to the Hebrews, which is “Christ supreme”. There are 8 mentions of “Jesus” in Hebrews, and Mr Flanigan takes up the christological content of Chs 1 and 2 in this expository message. Readings: Heb 1:1-4, 2:8b-9, 13:10-14. (Message preached in Northern Ireland) Complete series: The Presentation of Christ in the Gospels The Presentation of Christ in the Acts of the Apostles The Presentation of Christ in Romans The Presentation…

At the Turn of the Year (9 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the biblical expression “at the turn of the year” and draws poignant lessons on the eve of a New Year. Readings: 1 Kings 20:22-23, Psa 121:1-8. (Message preached in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 31st Dec 2023)