Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

7 Parables of the Kingdom (36 min)

PART 7 – In the seventh of our series on “Scripture Sevens”, David West speaks on the 7 parables of the Kingdom of Heaven in Matthew Ch 13. The sower, the wheat and the tares, the mustard seed, the leaven in the meal, the treasure in the field, the pearl of great price and the dragnet. Mr West sets the context of the passage and explains how these parables should be understood dispensationally. (Message preached 27th May 2021)

Part 2 – The Temptation of Christ (45 min)

PART 2 – David Vallance continues on the theme of the temptation of Christ in the wilderness, but in this second message, after examining the character of each of the three temptations, he shows how Satan uses these same temptations with us. Satan tempts us to be something, to do something and to gain something. He works with the lust of the flesh, the pride of life and the lust of the eyes. This insightful message will open your understanding…

Part 1 – The Temptation of Christ (26 min)

PART 1 – David Vallance preaches a most interesting and instructive message on the temptation of Christ in the wilderness. He explains the three temptations of Christ by Satan and traces their character through Scripture. He tackles the difficult questions of 1. Could Christ have sinned? and 2. If not, in what way was the temptation real? Although only 26 minutes long, this message is packed full of sound and weighty doctrinal content, and will repay repeated listening. Reading: Matthew…

Introduction to the Assembly (48 min)

PART 1 – John Dennison introduces a 3-part series of messages on the local assembly. In this introduction he looks at the first mention of the local assembly in the New Testament in Matt 18. He outlines the context of the passage, the concept of the assembly it contains, the crisis being resolved in the passage, and some characteristics of assembly found in the passage. Mr Dennison asks “What makes the local assembly unique?” He distinguishes it from the body…

Willie Trew – Forgiveness (43 min)

Willie Trew (1902-1971) was saved in Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 17, and was commended to serve the Lord full time two years later. He laboured in the 1920’s and 30’s in South Wales with Walter Norris, often conducting series of meetings for 16 weeks or so, usually in pioneer areas where there was no assembly. In later years he devoted himself to the careful exposition of God’s Word. When a famous evangelical preacher came to the UK in…

Upon this Rock (39 min)

PART 2 – Michael Penfold preaches on the Lord’s statement in Matt 16:18-19; “Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven”. Questions addressed in this message include, “When did the church begin?”, “Who is the rock upon which the church is built?” and “What are the keys of the Kingdom of heaven?”  (Message…

The Parable of the Sower (35 min)

PART 1 – Tom West preaches on the parable of the sower from Matt Ch 13. He explains the what, when and why of the Lord’s parables before outlining the parable under 5 headings: its significance, scene, sower, seed and soil. Tom gives 6 reasons why the Bible says one cannot understand the Lord’s other parables, unless one first understands the parable of the sower (Message preached 4th Oct 2018)

Commandment No 6 (39 min)

PART 7 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the 6th commandment – “Thou shalt not kill”. He takes the subject up under three headings: What is murder? Why and when was it prohibited? and How does this principle apply today? Issues such as “killing in war” and whether or not “capital punishment” applies today are examined, as well as the Lord’s words in Matt 5:21-22 where He deals with anger in the heart as the motivation behind murder (Message preached 27th…

Christ in the Gospel of Matthew (44 min)

PART 1 – John Salisbury gives an overview of the whole of the gospel of Matthew, in which Christ is portrayed as “King”. The King and His credentials, the King and His kingdom, and the King and His cross are the headings that divide the gospel into three sections. The three titles – “Son of David”, “Son of Abraham” and “Son of Man” – are highlighted and expounded. Plenty of material in this message and ample food for thought (Message…

Care-free Christianity (47 min)

John Salisbury expounds the secret of “care-free Christianity” from Matthew 6:1-7:11. Worry and anxiety seem to be part and parcel of our busy modern lives, yet the Lord Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount gives practical teaching on how to live care-free lives – lives lived in the enjoyment of a personal relationship with God as our Father. A most helpful and insightful exposition of Scripture (Message preached 18th May 2017)

The Mount of Olives (38 min)

Thomas West preaches on the topic of the Mount of Olives in relation to the Lord Jesus. The Mount of Olives is where the Lord “went apart”, was “alone”, was “arrested”, from where he “ascended” and to where He will “arrive” on His return. An instructive and practical look at this interesting subject. Readings: John 7, Matt 26, Acts 1 and Zech 14 (Message preached May 11th 2017)

Joseph and Mary (31 min)

PART 2 – Tom West preaches on Joseph and Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus. He outlines the lineage, the leading and the legacy of this godly couple in whose home the Lord of glory was raised. The Lord’s links to King David through the two genealogies – Matthew Ch 1 and Luke Ch 3 – are traced and explained. Mary is given her proper place as a privileged woman, but nevertheless one who was a sinner in need…

Is Matthew 18:20 really about our “Ground of Gathering”?

EASTER CONF 2014 – David Vallance preaches on Matthew 18:20 (“For where 2 or 3 are gathered together in My name…”) and defends the view of this verse which takes it to be foundational in relation to the gathering together of the local assembly throughout the church dispensation. This message is deliberately technical in some parts and includes an in depth examination of the Greek text behind the verse (Message preached 19th Apr 2014)

The Mystery of the Kingdom (25 min)

PART 4 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the “mystery of the kingdom”. He distinguishes both between the kingdom and the church, and between the concepts of the “universal” and “mediatorial kingdom”. He takes a journey through the 8 parables of the kingdom in Matt 13 outlining their relevance to God’s kingdom programme. A helpful chart accompanies this message (Message preached 16th Feb 2014)

What is our Ground of Gathering? (25 min)

A back to basics message from Michael Penfold on what a local assembly is, how it comes to be and how it functions. From Matthew 18:20 we learn that an assembly is summoned by a divine call, submits to divine authority, and surrounds a divine person (Message given 8th Sept 2013)

The Body of Christ vs The Local Assembly (20 min)

PART 18 – Michael Penfold preaches on the distinctions between the “church which is His body” (Matt 16, Eph 5) and the “church of God at…” (a local assembly, Matt 18, 1 Cor 1:2). These are the only two aspects of “the church” that the New Testament envisages and a clear understanding of this fact will preserve from denominational confusion (Message preached 7th April 2013)

He Saved Others (45 min)

GOSPEL – Ian Jackson preaches on Matt 27:42 and the three words “He saved others”. He demonstrates that this statement is on the one hand a glorious fact, but if you don’t get saved, could be an eternal expression of regret (Message preached 5th Mar 2010 in Ambrosden Village Hall)

PROPHECY 2 – Parables of the Kingdom (57 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Matthew 13, “The Dispensational Underpinning of Prophecy”. He gives a panoramic view of God’s dealings in the present age as seen in the 7 parables of the kingdom (Message preached 20th October 2008)

The Great Tribulation (36 min)

Jim Baker teaches on the great tribulation, the sequence of events in the book of Revelation, the four horsemen, the antichrist and the covenant of Daniel 9. He helpfully compares Matthew 24 to Revelation 6.

PART 3 – The Character of God’s Present Rule (50 min)

PART 3 of 6 – In the third of a series of 6 messages entitled “A Divine Foreview” Mr Fred Cundick (1907-1975) preaches on the parables of the Kingdom from Matthew Ch 13 which ourtlines the course of the kingdom during the absence of the King from earth. (Preached in Bicester in 1973)