Sermons on Revelation

Sermons on Revelation

7 Churches of Asia (46 min)

PART 8 – In the eighth of our series on “Scripture Sevens”, John Salisbury speaks on the 7 churches of Asia from Revelation Chs 1, 2 and 3. After setting the 7 churches in their context with the book of Revelation, Mr Salisbury looks at the 7 churches historically, prophetically and practically. (Message preached 10th June 2021)

Theology 101 – Retribution (29 min)

PART 3 of 6 – In the third part of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks on the subject of the last judgment, when Christ will judge the wicked dead of all ages. Reading one of the Bible’s most solemn passages, Revelation 20:11-15, Mr Allen then speaks on the setting of the judgment, the scene of the judgment, the subjects of the judgment, the standards of the judgment, and the sentence of the…

The Mark of the Beast (41 min)

Sam Jennings preaches on the topic of what the Bible calls “the mark of the beast” (666), which is mentioned 8x in the book of Revelation. This mark will be introduced in the tribulation period after the rapture of the church, once the antichrist is on the scene. Mr Jennings asks two questions: 1. What is the mark of the beast? and 2. Why will there be a mark of the beast? He suggests it is a literal visible mark…

Unto the Church at Laodicea (48 min)

PART 7 – Jim Allen finishes his series on the “7 Churches of Asia” with a message on the letter to the church at Laodicea from Revelation 3:14-22. Looked at historically, he sees Laodicea as a picture of the charismatic movement. Practically he sees a wealthy glamorous church that was not aware of its real spiritual condition of poverty. Mr Allen works his way through the Lord’s message to this church sentence by sentence and makes challenging applications. (Message preached…

Unto the Church at Philadelphia (55 min)

PART 6 – Jim Allen takes up the message of the Lord to the church at Philadelphia from Revelation 3:7-13. Philadelphia had “a little strength”. They “kept God’s word” and had “not denied My name”. They are warned “Let no man take thy crown”. So, the Lord gives information, instruction and admonition, and there’s a lot for us to learn from the message to this church. Mr Allen contends that Revelation 3:10, which says “I will keep thee from the…

Unto the Church at Sardis (49 min)

PART 5 – Jim Allen takes up the message of the Lord to the church at Sardis from Revelation 3:1-6. Sardians generally were a proud people. Proud of their history and prowess. But the local assembly in that town had very little that the Lord could commend. In fact, the Lord says they had a “name to live but are dead”. In other words, they had a reputation, but that was it. Mr Allen challenges his audience with this message…

Unto the Church at Thyatira (48 min)

PART 4 – Jim Allen takes up the message of the Lord to the church at Thyatira from Revelation 2:18-29. Mr Allen brings out 4 lessons: historical, local, prophetic and practical. This is the “false church” where Jezebel held sway, bringing with her deception, seduction and compromise. If Ephesus is passion, and Smyrna is persecution, and Pergamos is patronisation, then Thyatira is pollution. Taking the historical view of the 7 churches, Mr Allen dates Ephesus at 70-170AD, Smyrna at 170-312AD,…

Unto the Church at Pergamos (56 min)

PART 3 – Jim Allen takes up the message of the Lord to the church at Pergamos from Revelation 2:12-17. This is the faltering church that was on a knife edge when the Lord spoke to them. He lines up the details of this church with the period in history after 312AD when the Emperor Constantine embraced Christianity. No longer was persecution a problem: now it was popular to be a “Christian”. This brought all kinds of compromise and mixture…

Unto the Church at Smyrna (48 min)

PART 2 – Jim Allen takes up the message of the Lord to the church at Smyrna from Revelation 2:8-11. This is the “suffering church” of the 7, recorded by John the apostle on the Isle of PAtmos (pictured above). Mr Allen’s remarks centre around 4 things: Christ’s character – “He lives”. Christ’s consolation – “He knows”. Christ’s command – “He speaks”. Christ’s challenge – “He opens their understanding. (Message preached in Wallingford, Nov 2004)

Unto the Church at Ephesus (60 min)

PART 1 – Jim Allen begins a series on the 7 Churches of Asia (Revelation Chs 2-3) with a 24 minute introduction, before looking in detail at the first of the 7 churches, namely Ephesus. Each of the 7 churches was 1. a specific church, 2. manifested a certain spiritual condition and 3. represents a stage in Christian history. John the apostle is on the island of Patmos in Greece (pictured above) and 7 letters are given to him by…

Jim Allen – Living Contrary to the Culture (25 min)

Jim Allen grew up in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. As a young man raised under the preaching of the gospel he became quite indifferent to it. He would sit at the back of the Gospel Hall near the heater and sleep through gospel meetings. Then in his own words: “When Mr. Harold Paisley and Mr. Joe Poots began gospel meetings in a little hut in Dollingstown, two miles from Lurgan, N. Ireland, an older cousin persuaded me to miss the cinema…

Jim Flanigan – The Pre-Tribulation Rapture (46 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) was saved as a boy of 11 in Belfast, shortly after his mother’s homecall. When his family home was destroyed in the air blitz of May 1941, the motherless young Jim was evacuated from the city. Back in Belfast 2 years later he was taken by a friend to Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall where he grasped the principle of gathering to the name of the Lord in accordance with the pattern of the New Testament. In 1946…

Why I Am a Futurist (45 min)

PART 12 – There are 4 main views of the timing of the book of Revelation: preterism, historicism, idealism and futurism. Michael Penfold explains that how we choose between them ultimately comes down to how we interpret Bible prophecy. He sets out the general laws of hermeneutics and then gives specific direction as to how to interpret prophetic symbols. He finishes by testing the 4 views against three items in the book of Revelation (Message preached 14th Apr 2019)

The Great White Throne (37 min)

THE JUDGMENTS OF SCRIPTURE PART 11 – In the final part of the series, Josh Jacob outlines (from Rev 20:1-15) how the world will end – with 1. God’s judgment being poured out on the final rebellion of man at the end of the Millennium, and 2. the judgment of Satan, who is cast into the lake of fire, and 3. the judgment of the “wicked dead” whose names are not found written in the book of life. A solemn…

The Chastening of Believers (30 min)

THE JUDGMENTS OF SCRIPTURE PART 8 – Michael Penfold preaches on the topic of “chastening” – the Father’s loving discipline of us as His sons, designed to correct our faults and develop our character. Michael outlines 3 categories of chastening: verbal, judicial and developmental. Both the nature and purpose of each one are outlined, accompanied by examples from Scripture (Readings: 1 Pet 4:17-18, Rev 3:19, 2 Tim 3:16-17, 1 Cor 11:30-32, Heb 12:4-13) (Message preached 2nd Dec 2018)

The Church at Laodicea (40 min)

PART 7 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the church at Laodicea (Rev 3:14-22). This was the assembly known for being “lukewarm”. But what does this mean? Mervyn suggests that the assembly was a mixture of saved (hot) and lost (cold) and thus was nauseating to God. God counsels the assembly in Laodicea to buy gold tried in the fire, buy white raiment and anoint their eyes with eye salve. The meaning of these expressions is expounded (Message preached 30th July…

The Church at Philadelphia (39 min)

PART 6 – Joshua Jacob preaches on the church at Philadelphia (Rev 3:7-13). This was the assembly that had a little strength, that “kept God’s word” and did not deny His name. To them was given the promise “I will keep thee from the hour of temptation”. They were an evangelistic assembly, before whom God has set an open door. Much can be learned from a study of this commendable company of the Lord’s people! (Message preached 23rd July 2017)

The Church at Sardis (40 min)

PART 5 – Michael Penfold preaches on the church at Sardis (Rev 3:1-6). The city of Sardis had a great history, was in a great location, possessed great wealth and was proud of its “great culture”. It had a reputation! But in reality its great days were in the past. In like manner, the assembly at Sardis had a reputation for being alive – but the Lord said they were dead. This message is a challenge to formal, dead, complacent…

The Church at Thyatira (39 min)

PART 4 – Jonathan Black preaches on the church at Thyatira (Rev 2:18-29). Despite this assembly’s many good points, it was marked by a tolerance of error. It was allowing a woman (“Jezebel”) to teach and to mislead the Christians. This message serves as a warning against compromise and weakness in assembly principles, especially as to the subject of “women’s ministry” (Message preached 9th July 2017)

Overview of Revelation (49 min)

Joshua Jacob gives an overview of the book of Revelation. He outlines the unfolding of future events given in the book, which encompasses most of the details of the 7-year “tribulation” period of Bible prophecy including the 7 seals, 7 trumpets and 7 vials. The book is expounded within a pre-tribulational and pre-millennial framework with all the events from Ch 6:1 lying in the future, after the rapture of the church to heaven (Message preached 7th Apr 2016)

Where Do The Dead Go? (36 min)

Dispensationalism Part 13 – Michael Penfold takes up the subject of man’s future state under three headings: Where do people go at death? Where did Christ go at death? What is the future resurrection programme for the Church, Israel and the “wicked dead”? He deals with a number of false ideas such as annihilation, reincarnation, purgatory, soul-sleep and universalism and refutes them all from scripture. He also critiques the two-compartment theory. A wide ranging message that includes a look at the…

The Church at Pergamos (28 min)

PART 3 – Jonathan Black preaches on the church at Pergamos (Rev 2:12-17). To this church the Lord says “I know where thou dwellest”. They were in a dangerous city and faced huge pressure to compromise with false doctrine. Jonathan applies the point with effectiveness and warns against compromise in our generation (Message preached 14th June 2015)

Great and Marvellous Are Thy Works (39 min)

EASTER CONF 2015 – Colin Hutchinson preaches on Rev 15:3 – “Great and marvellous are Thy works, Lord God almighty.” He traces God’s sovereign dealings in the lives of His people, using individuals like Abraham, Jacob and Naomi to illustrate the need to trust in God in every circumstance, however dark and trying. “We will never regret leaving our lives in God’s hands” (Message preached April 6th 2015)

The Church at Smyrna (21 min)

PART 2 – Jonathan Black preaches a challenging message on the church at Smyrna (Rev 2:8-11). This 1st century assembly featured poor persecuted Christians, yet the Lord says of them “Thou art rich”. However, of the neighbouring assembly in Laodicea, who claimed they were rich, the Lord says “Thou art poor”. What made the difference and what can we learn from the Lord’s assessment? (Message preached 18th Jan 2015)

The Church At Ephesus (22 min)

PART 1 – Jonathan Black preaches a searching message from Revelation Ch 2 on the assembly of God in Ephesus – in many ways a model assembly that had many good points and was active for the Lord, yet had left their first love…have we? (Message preached 7th July 2013)

PROPHECY 6 – The Millennium (67 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Revelation 20 under the heading “The Decisive Fulfilment of God’s Plans for Israel and the Church”. A wide-ranging exposition of the millennium, the final judgment and the eternal state (Message preached 25th October 2008)

PROPHECY 5 – Olivet Discourse (67 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Matthew 24 under the heading “The Difficult Time of Jacob’s Trouble.” He outlines the events of the great tribulation commenting on its antichrist deception and outpoured wrath of God (Message preached 23rd October 2008)

PROPHECY 4 – The Tribulation (60 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Revelation Chs. 4 and 5 under the heading “The Dramatic Unfolding of the Tribulation”. He concentrates on the Throne, the Lamb and the Book, which he calls the “title deeds of the universe” (Message preached 22nd October 2008)

The Second Advent of Christ (40 min)

Jim Baker teaches on the ‘manifestation’ of Christ at the second advent from Revelation, 2 Thessalonians and Zechariah, including what happens to the beast, the false prophet and Satan.

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.

The False Religious System of Babylon (42 min)

Eric Parmenter preaches from Revelation 17 on the false religious system of Babylon. This was a powerful address and showed a keen level of discernment for what was happening in the ecumenical movement at that time (Message preached in Hebron Gospel Hall at the Boxing Day Conference, 26th Dec 1973)