Sermons on Numbers

Sermons on Numbers

Faithfulness and Failure in the Wilderness (46 min)

Egypt to Canaan (Part 5) – Eugene Higgins preaches on 4 stand-out instances of Israel’s failure in the wilderness, each of which sees some individuals marked by faithfulness instead. A failure in obedience (the spies), a failure in submission (Korah), a failure in separation (Baal-Peor), and a failure in wholeheartedness (the 2.5 tribes who stayed east of Jordan). Some challenging lessons lie in these things that were “written for our learning”. Readings: Num 13:33, 14:1-9, 16:1-7, 25:1-5, 26:9-11, 32:1-8 (Message…

Israel Shall Dwell Alone (38 min)

PART 3 – Tom West preaches on the Israel’s separation as a picture of ours. He takes up the subject under three headings: the strangeness, strength and sufficiency of separation. Israel’s walk and worship were designed to be different to the surrounding nations. “Dwelling alone” and not intermingling meant they remained strong and retained their identity. In this difficult path, God promised to meet all their needs. Readings: Exod 34:11-17, Num 22:1-2, 5-6, 23:7-10, Deut 7:1-6, 17:14-15 (Message preached 10th…

The Consecration of the Servant (39 min)

Jonathan Black preaches from Numbers 6 on the need for consecration in the life of the Christian. A servant of God must have a consecrated heart, home, head, hands and hours. A challenging message urging total consecration to God in service for His glory. Lessons from the Nazarite about self-control, content and connections are powerfully applied (Message preached 21st Feb 2015)

Moses – Rebellious Relatives (26 min)

PART 6 – Michael Penfold preaches on the plots against Moses from his sister and brother (Numbers Ch 12) and his cousin (Ch 16). The two passages are compared and similarities noted. Marked by jealousy, discontentment and hunger for power, Miriam and Korah took on the leadership of Israel with disastrous results. Lessons on the need for faithfulness are drawn from these two striking passages of scripture (Message preached 11th Jan 2015)

The Feast of Trumpets (29 min)

PART 5 – Joshua Jacob preaches on Israel’s fifth annual feast, “The Feast of Trumpets”. He emphasises the practical implications of a day “set apart for the Lord” as a holy convocation as well as outlining the three uses of the two silver trumpets in Num Ch 10 – for worship, walk and warfare (Message preached 22nd Nov 2012)

The Sin of Jealousy (49 min)

Philip Kaye preaches on the sin of Miriam and Aaron in Numbers 12. Behind their complaint against Moses in connection with marriage lay a deeper issue – a jealous and critical spirit, bent on bringing him down from the position that God had given him. A challenging message on how jealousy and bitterness can hinder an assembly’s progress (Message preached 16th Feb 2012)

Egypt to Canaan Part 4 (40 min)

John Stubbs preaches on the “bread from heaven”, know as “Manna” in the Old Testament book of Numbers. From the Manna Mr Stubbs draws pictures of Christ and lessons for the Christian relative to feeding on Him (Message preached on 28th Nov 2006)

Egypt to Canaan Part 2 (34 min)

John Stubbs preaches the gospel from the incident of the “serpent on the pole” from Number Ch 21. This is a striking message drawn from a pivotal narrative recorded during the journey of the children of Israel from Egypt to Canaan (Message preached on 26th Nov 2006)