Sermons from July 2024

Sermons from July 2024

Why Take a Stand for Truth? (37 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on why Christians should stand for the truth. Because of its source, its substance, its being under siege, its scope, its need for succession. Readings: 1 Tim 1:1-7, 2:1-7, 4:6-7, 12-16, 6:20-21, 2 Tim 1:12-14, 2:1-6, 4:1-5. (Recorded in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 14th July 2024)

How to Deliver a Gospel Sermon (48 min)

Michael Penfold speaks on how to deliver a gospel message. Preachers should preach with authority, dignity, sensitivity, simplicity, clarity, cogency, authenticity, solemnity, intensity and fervency. Advice is given on how to maintain attention throughout; opening and closing in prayer; time-keeping; the use of notes; gestures; eye contact and the use of the human voice. Reading: Ecc 12:10-11. (Recorded in Bury St Edmunds Gospel Hall, Suffolk, UK, 11th May 2024) The “Glorious Gospel” series: Its Method – Is Gospel Preaching Still…

How To Prepare a Gospel Sermon (44 min)

Michael Penfold speaks on preparing to preach the gospel – preparing the preacher, and preparing the sermon. He outlines the three main genres of sermon before discussing the preparation process and how to structure messages. Readings: Rom 1:16-17, 1 Cor 2:1-5, 1 Tim 4:13-16, 2 Tim 3:15, 4:1-5. (Recorded in Bury St Edmunds Gospel Hall, Suffolk, UK, 11th May 2024) The “Glorious Gospel” series: Its Method – Is Gospel Preaching Still Relevant? Its Message – The Three “R’s” of the…

What Are The Three “R’s” of the Gospel? (30 min)

Michael Penfold gives a 3-fold proof from Scripture that the gospel consists of three “R’s” – man’s ruin, God’s remedy, and man’s responsibility. In this sermon, the three R’s are expanded, with particular attention paid to the subjects of repentance and faith. Readings: Mark 16.16, Luke 24:46-47, Acts 2:37-38a, 20:21, 24-25, 1 Cor 15:3-4. (Recorded in Bury St Edmunds Gospel Hall, Suffolk, UK, 11th May 2024) The “Glorious Gospel” series: Its Method – Is Gospel Preaching Still Relevant? Its Message…

Is Gospel Preaching Still Relevant? (42 min)

Michael Penfold takes up the subject of “the divine method of communication”. In an era when many are arguing that politics, social work and the performing arts are the key methods for spreading the gospel, Michael contends that preaching is still the divine method. If you think “preaching doesn’t work any more”, you need to listen to this message. Readings: Mark 16.15-16, Acts 10.42, Rom 10.14-15a. (Recorded in Bury St Edmunds Gospel Hall, Suffolk, UK, 11th May 2024) The “Glorious…

It’s a Dark Moment When You Find Out You’re Lost (16 min)

Sherman MacDonald grew up in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and knew the truth of the gospel from childhood. He turned away from the gospel in his teens, to live a life enjoying “the pleasures of sin”…until God intervened in his life at the age of 25. Listen to find our how he was saved. (Recorded in Pope Road Gospel Hall, PEI, Canada, 23rd June 2024)

What Happens If You Remove Genesis 3 From the Bible? (45 min)

David West preaches on one of the most important chapters in the Bible, Genesis Ch 3. This chapter is to be taken historically and literally and is shown to be foundational to the rest of Scripture. Readings: Genesis 3:1-24, 2 Corinthians 11:2-3, 1 Timothy 2:11-14. (Recorded in Northampton, 26th Aug 2006)

The Purpose of the Cross in Galatians (48 min)

After outlining how the cross is viewed in different parts of the Bible, Tom Armstrong preaches on “the purpose of the cross” in Paul’s epistle to the Galatians. Readings: Gal 1:3-5, 2:19-20, 3:1, 12-14, 4:3-5, 5:24-25, 6:12-14. (Recorded in Northampton, 30th Apr 2018) Complete series: The Pictures of the Cross in Genesis The Power of the Cross in Corinthians The Purpose of the Cross in Galatians

The Power of the Cross in Corinthians (29 min)

Tom Armstrong preaches on “the power of the cross in 1st Corinthians”. He highlights the preaching, purity, proclamation and power of the cross, and relates these as the solution to the various problems that existed in the church at Corinth. Readings: 1 Cor 1:17, 5:1-8, 10:16-17, 21, 11:23-26, 15:1-2, 13-14, 20, 51-58. (Recorded in Northampton, 29th Apr 2018) Complete series: The Pictures of the Cross in Genesis The Power of the Cross in Corinthians The Purpose of the Cross in…

Pictures of the Cross in Genesis (42 min)

Tom Armstrong preaches on pictures of the cross in Genesis, highlighting numerous pictures of the atoning work of Christ in the first book of the Bible. Readings: Gen 2:21-24, 3:15, 21, 6:11, 14, 22, 7:1, 22:1-14, 39:11, 47:23. (Recorded in Northampton, 28th Apr 2018) Complete series: The Pictures of the Cross in Genesis The Power of the Cross in Corinthians The Purpose of the Cross in Galatians

We Rest On Thee – Hymn (6 min)

The hymn “We Rest On Thee”, sung by young people from Roseisle Gospel Hall in Manitoba, Canada, to the tune “Finlandia”. “We Rest on Thee” was written by Edith G. Cherry (1872-1897). Lyrics: We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender! We go not forth alone against the foe; Strong in Thy strength, safe in Thy keeping tender, We rest on Thee, and in Thy name we go. Yea, in Thy name, O Captain of salvation! In Thy dear…

The Day Two Men Were Born For (21 min)

Robert Plant preaches on the character and actions of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea the two men who came forward to bury the body of the Lord Jesus. Reading: John 19:38-42. (Recorded at Nineveh Gospel Hall conference, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2023)

Do You Resemble The Butler or The Baker? (36 min)

After a 6-minute introduction, Jonathan Procopio compares the butler and the baker in Genesis Ch 40 and draws spiritual lessons from them about a Christian’s character and service. (Recorded in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, November 2008)

Core Christianity (32 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on “Core Christianity”. From one verse in the Bible (Romans 10.9) he expounds three points: Jesus is God, He died, and He rose from the dead. Amazingly, Islam sides with atheism in denying every part of this “core Christianity”. Even “cultural Christian” Jordan Peterson will only say the resurrection “probably” happened. What about you? Do you believe the gospel? Are you saved? (Recorded in Chalfont St Peter, 30th June 2024)

As You Begin a New Journey (38 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the new journey that Joshua undertook as he entered Canaan. Are you about to start a new journey? Remember, every journey with God has a goal, a guarantee, a governor and a guide. Reading: Josh 1:1-27. (Recorded in Chalfont St Peter Gospel Hall, 23rd June 2024)

The Rebellion of Absalom and the Return of David (35 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the rebellion of Absalom – its cause, its course and its characters. Mr Grant divides the chapters under consideration into 4 parts: Absalom’s revolt, David’s retreat, Absalom’s reign, and David’s return. Reading: 2 Sam 15:1-19:43. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the…

Thou Art the Man (34 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches on the silence and sorrow of David after his sin with Bathsheba in 2 Samuel Ch 12. He also looks at two Psalms written by David after he was brought to repentance. Reading: 2 Sam 12:1-31. (Recorded in Scotland) Complete sermon series on Saul, David and Samuel: 1 Sam 1 – Samuel’s Home 1 Sam 2-3 – Samuel’s Call 1 Sam 4-5 – Ichabod: The Glory is Departed 1 Sam 6-7 – Ebenezer: Hitherto Hath the…