2020

2020

Theology 101 – Lordship (40 min)

PART 6 of 6 – In the last of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks on the subject of Lordship. He first takes it up dispensationally and reveals the significance of the title “Lord Jesus Christ”. Then he takes a look at Lordship personally and practically and what it really means for a person to say “Jesus is Lord”. A challenging weighty message. Readings: Phil 2:5-11, Acts 2:36, 9:6, Rom 10:8-10, 14:6-12 (Message…

We Shall See His Glory – “Maranatha” (41 min)

One of John Glenville’s (1920-2013) favourite occupations was to exclaim “Maranatha” when he met another believer. Mr Glenville really seemed to live in a genuine and daily expectation of the imminent return of Christ, as should we all. In this message, given at the Belfast Easter Conference many years ago, Mr Glenville speaks on “beholding the glory of the Lord” and, of course, speaks in anticipation of the day when, caught up all together, we shall see Him and be…

“We’re only playing at church” (54 min)

Albert Hull (1936-2015) preaches an urgent message on the character and cost of discipleship, taking up the subject under 7 headings: the meaning of it, the magnetism of it, the molding of it, the making of it, the mandate of it, the marks of it, and the manifestation of it. Mr Hull presses home the concept of following, pursuing and imitating Christ in a message that will stir your soul and refocus your mind. At the time this message was…

VIDEO – Peter Orasuk’s Life Story (58 min)

On 20th November 1998, Peter Orasuk (1948-2005) told his life story in Stark Road Gospel Hall, in Livonia, Michigan, USA. 22 years later, the video of it has become available and we are delighted to be able to share it here, with kind permission. Raised in a strict home and taught traditional values as a child, Peter Orasuk got in with a rough crowd in his youth and ended up a drug addict and dealer, eventually finding himself behind bars.…

Gaius Goff – God at Work in Newfoundland (50 min)

Gaius Goff tells the story of the labours of Herb Harris, who was instrumental in the planting of 15 assemblies in Newfoundland, Canada. He then tells how he himself got involved in the work as a young man and was used to see the work expand and blessing abound. The emphasis in his message is on “vision”. What vision do we have for taking the gospel to a lost and dying world? This is a fascinating and stirring account of…

Who Is Willing? (23 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches a powerful message on King David’s question “Who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?” (1 Chron 29:5). Consecration is like signing a blank piece of paper and giving it to God to fill in as He will, but will you sign it? (Message preached at the Toronto Easter Conference 1990).

Gospel Hymn Singing – Toronto Conference 1991 (25 min)

25 minutes of mainly gospel hymn singing from the Toronto Easter Conference 1991, including one or more verses of “God in Mercy Sent His Son”, “God Loved the World of Sinners Lost”, “Break Thou the Bread of Life”, “Great God of Wonders All Thy Ways”, “I am Waiting for the Dawning”, “To God be the Glory”, “The Perfect Righteousness of God”, “Years I Spent in Vanity and Pride”, “Look to the Saviour on Calvary’s Tree”, and “God is Calling the…

WYSIWYG Christianity (51 min)

David Gilliland preaches a message he entitled “WYSIWYG Christianity”. WYSIWYG stands for “What You See Is What You Get”. We project an image, we create an impression, but does that correspond to what we really are? The Pharisees were “expert performers” but the Lord exposed them as hypocrites. David Gilliland looks at a number of people in the Bible who pretended to be someone they were not. The challenge is to be real, genuine and transparent, in a world of…

“I would have given anything to get God’s salvation” (26 min)

Bert Joyce (1927-2017) was raised in a Christian family under the sound of the gospel. He knew the Scriptures from his earliest days and sat under the preaching of mighty men of God like his uncle Albert Joyce, and Herb Harris. However, Bert, like many children brought up in such privileged circumstances, wanted to get away from the gospel and enjoy the world. But God visited Bert with a sickness that nearly took his life. He sobered up and sought…

Albert Joyce – “Come unto Me or Depart from Me” (14 min)

This recording, made in 1956 at a Bible Conference gospel meeting in Vancouver, Canada, features the voice of the late esteemed evangelist Albert Joyce (1897-1982). Mr Joyce was saved in May 1905, in Portobello, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Troubled about his soul, he looked at numerous gospel verses but wondered how he could get saved. “I knew all these verses, and I always believed they were true. How could I believe any differently?” Turning to Isaiah 53:5 and 6 he said,…

“One word exploded in my mind: Eternity!” (37 min)

Ben Sutton (1922-2007) grew up in a drunkard’s home. Hardship turned to tragedy when his mother died while he was still a boy. When Ben left school he became a coal miner and then, during WW2, he was in the Merchant Navy. He saw the horrors of war close-up, as German U-boats targetted the British and US ship convoys. At war’s end, Ben returned home to South Shields in the north east of England, where his favourite places were the…

7 Sayings of the Cross (54 min)

PART 3 – Dan Rudge preaches on the 7 sayings of the Lord Jesus on the cross. He raises some questions: “Father forgive them”; but who are the “them”? “Today in Paradise”; but where is Paradise? “My God, My God”; but why not “My Father, My Father”? Dan addresses these questions (and much else beside) in a wide-ranging helpful message. His headings for the Lord’s 7 sayings are: A word for the transgressors A word of truth A word of…

Making the Best Use of Your Life (16 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches “making the best use of your time and life” from Eph 5:1 and 1 Cor 14:12. As we face choices and options in life, the standard should not be “I could be doing worse things with my time” but “What is the best use of my time”. Are we striving for excellence in the Christian life, or just frittering away our days with trivia and inconsequential pursuits? A challenging message (Message preached at the Vancouver Thanksgiving Conference…

VIDEO – Carol: “Hallelujah Chorus” (32 min)

PART 6 of 6 – Eugene Higgins speaks on the history and meaning of the “Hallelujah Chorus” by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Further info: Handout PDF Links to complete series: 1. Joy to the World 2. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night 3. O Little Town of Bethlehem 4. Mary Did You Know? 5. Hark The Herald Angels Sing 6. The Hallelujah Chorus Questions or comments to info@hebrongospelhall.org

Fred Whitmore – “Lost in Sight of Home” (3 min)

Fred Whitmore (1903-1980) often visited us in Bicester for gospel preaching and Bible teaching. Saved as a lad in Birmingham, he became busy in open air work in his teens, and, at the young age of 21, launched forth into full-time service in England. He was mightily used in gospel preaching in his 20’s and was instrumental in seeing a number of assemblies established, including Ossett in 1926 and Skelmanthorpe in 1927. With a godly committed wife (Dorothy), Fred laboured…

Theology 101 – Sanctification (29 min)

PART 5 of 6 – In the fifth part of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks on the subject of sanctification. The root idea of the word sanctification, Mr Allen explains, is to be “set apart”. Its basis – the blood of Christ; its agent – the Holy Spirit; its result – seen in three areas of my person…my mind with which I know God, my emotions with which I love God and…

Harold Paisley – Report on High Street Tent (21 min)

When Frank Knox came to the end of his preaching days in the big Gospel Tent in Belfast, Mr Harold Paisley took on the responsibility of the work. In the early 1960’s, Harold gave a report at the Belfast Easter Conference about those first of his High Street Tent meetings which had upwards of 2,300 attendees on one night. (The singing was raised by David Kane). During the weeks many were saved. When the Tent was burned to the ground.…

William Bunting – 40 Years in the Work (11 min)

William Bunting (1903-1966) was saved under the preaching of Dr. W.J. Matthews in 1919. Baptised and received into fellowship in the assembly meeting in Wallace Avenue Gospel Hall in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Mr Bunting threw himself early into gospel work. At the young age of 21, he went out to serve the Lord full time, being known at that time as “the boy preacher”. He travelled widely preaching and teaching, being an orderly, careful preacher, as well as a kind,…

“If there’s a God, I hate him” (54 min)

Stan Ford (1920-1991), once an atheist and a communist, tells the story of how he was converted to Christ in 1938. A large man, over six feet tall, with a strong voice and a distinct West Country accent, Stan Ford’s story will thrill your heart. He ran away from home at 13 and got a job at 5 shillings a week. Falling in love with boxing, he soon became good enough to make a living at it. His first brush…

Assembly Unity (44 min)

Peter Orasuk (1948-2005) from Prince Edward Island, in Canada, preaches a powerful word on assembly unity: the means of it, the manifestation of it, the maintenance of it, the marring of it, and the ministry of it. Readings: Psa 133:1-3, Eph 2:4-6, 14-15, 1 Cor 10:16-17, Phil 2:4-13, 4:1-3. (Message preached in North America). Peter Orasuk’s Testimony – Part 1 Peter Orasuk’s Testimony – Part 2.  

How Can I Know the Will of God for My Life? (30 min)

Sandy Higgins preaches on the need, the desire and the way to know the will of God in one’s life. He discusses the discipline of delay, and says that the process of getting to know the will of God is more important than the product. Then he outlines 6 principles from Psalm 25 to guide us in knowing the will of God. First, confidence in character of God; second, a consciousness of grace as the basis for guidance; third, carefulness…

Tom Meekin – The Time is Short (20 min)

Tom Meekin (1947-2017) was saved as a young lad. Once baptised and in assembly fellowship, it was soon clear that the Lord had given Tom a gift to communicate the Word of God both in ministry and the gospel. From 1972 to 1981, Tom and his wife Sally served the Lord in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Upon returning to Northern Ireland, Tom continued to be used as an assembly overseer and one who travelled widely ministering the truth of…

Theology 101 – Propitiation (36 min)

PART 4 of 6 – In the fourth part of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks on the subject of propitiation. Distinguishing biblical propitiation from pagan propitiation, Mr Allen shows that God has set forth Christ to be the sacrifice that satisfies His righteousness and thereby appeases His wrath, allowing Him to be merciful to the guilty on a righteous basis. This is the very heart of the gospel, whereby a work has…

Creation Part 5 – Is the Gap Theory True? (40 min)

PART 5 of 5 – In Part 5 of his Creation series, Norman Crawford takes a detailed look at Genesis Ch 1 and shows how this chapter cannot be reconciled with the theory of evolution (theistic evolution won’t work!). The greater part of his message is taken up with an examination of “the gap theory”, an idea promoted in, for example, Earth’s Earliest Ages by G.H. Pember. Mr Crawford looks at the Hebrew grammar of Genesis 1 and also explains…

God at Work in Borneo (49 min)

Borneo is the third largest Island in the world, divided politically by three countries. In 2015, an assembly was planted in the city of Kuching (photo above) in Sarawak, Borneo, through the labours of John and Susan See. In this message, John tells his testimony (first 12 minutes) and then relates his call to the work and how the Lord has saved souls and commenced assembly testimony in Kuching. A fascinating and encouraging listen. Reading: Acts 11:19-30. (Report given in…

The Case for a Gospel Meeting (15 min)

What has happened to the gospel meeting? Sidelined, replaced or cancelled in many places, can a case still be made for holding a gospel meeting? After 60 years of full-time gospel preaching, Norman Crawford (1927-2013) spoke at a conference on the topic of “the gospel meeting” and provided a positive case from 1. the words used in the New Testament and 2. from the history of apostolic outreach in the book of Acts. Essential listening. Readings: 1 Tim 3:14-16, 1…

7 Titles of Jehovah (46 min)

PART 2 – In the second of our series on “Scripture Sevens” Peter Scarsbrook speaks on 7 of the titles of Jehovah, namely: Jehovah-Tsidkenu, Jehovah-Jireh, Jehovah-Ropheka, Jehovah-Shalom, Jehovah-Mekaddishkem, Jehovah-Nissi and Jehovah-Shammah. These “compound names” have much to teach us about the nature of God, and provide much by way of practical thought-provoking ministry flowing therefrom. (Message preached 5th Dec 2020)

The Death of the Cross (20 min)

Andrew Steele preaches the gospel from Philippians 2:5-11, and in particular the expression in v8 “the death of the cross”. The preaching of the cross, though foolishness to the world, is central to the gospel of the Bible and it is precious to those who know Christ as their Saviour. The cross showed the extent of man’s hatred; is the exhibition of God’s heart; and is the essence of the believer’s hope. Do you know the Christ of the cross?…

Tommy Thompson – God at Work in Alaska (29 min)

Tommy Thompson (1925-2010) came from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and was converted to Christ in his homeland. He married Sadie Scott in 1945, and together they immigrated to South Africa. But in 1954, they heard the call to serve the Lord in the cold far off land of Alaska. For the next 50 years, they laboured and toiled through oft-times lonely years, but saw many souls saved and some assemblies established. The story of those years is told in the book…

It Was Dark, and Jesus Had Not Come to Them (39 min)

Phil Coulson speaks on half a verse in John’s gospel (John 6:17b) – “It was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them”. Why does the Lord allow us to go through dark times? Why, when we can’t see the right way – when we feel lost – does He sometimes leave us alone and not come to us? Why do some believers who don’t seem very keen in spiritual matters seem to fare all right, while others who…

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 Shout the World Won’t Hear (20 min)

Jonathan Procopio preaches on a number of the “shouts” of the Lord Jesus. “If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink”…”Lazarus come forth”…”It is finished.” But there’s going to be a “last shout”, the shout the world won’t hear. An encouraging and stirring message, focussing on the coming of the Lord. Reading: 1 Cor 15:51-58, 1 Thess 4:12-17 (Message preached at “The Island Conference”, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 2015)

Jack Gamble – Paul’s Advice to Young Men (36 min)

Jack Gamble (1925-1994) from Glasgow, Scotland, was saved at 14, and then baptised and received into the assembly that met in Plantation Street (later Harley Street) in the Ibrox area of the city. He spent his whole working life at Rolls Royce, but ploughed his energies and time into the local assembly, and the study and preaching of the Word. Much loved and widely used, Jack Gamble was a powerful preacher who spoke with authority and zeal. We enjoyed having…

“I wanted to know I was saved before I was saved”! (8 min)

Dave Bagnall grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, attending the West End Gospel Hall and knowing the gospel from a child. Moving to Vancouver at age 10, he lost his mother at 14. Attending gospel meetings by Albert Joyce and David Adams, one of Dave’s friends got saved. That shook him and he began seeking salvation himself, but he struggled as to how he could know for sure that he was saved. Listen to hear how Dave was saved and knew…

Theology 101 – Justification (38 min)

PART 2 of 6 – In the second part of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks on the essential biblical topic of justification. Justification is not the ‘making’ of a person righteous: it is the ‘declaring’ of a person righteous. How can this be done? By grace. The condemned guilty sinner has nothing to plead; but God has set forth Christ as the propitiation for our sins. Every charge has been met and…

Creation Part 4 – Ape Men and a Young Earth (40 min)

PART 4 of 5 – In Part 4, Norman Crawford speaks on numerous subjects surrounding the first man Adam, and also the age of the earth. Adam was the first man; there was no race of men, nor was there death, before him. The fossilized remains of humans around the globe, among which so-called ‘Neanderthals’ are to be included, were mostly buried during Noah’s flood. The earth was created a few thousand years ago as a mature creation by a…

“One day I intended to be saved…” (12 min)

Redmond Blair from Vancouver, Canada, tells his story of conversion. Brought up hearing the gospel and memorizing Scripture, as “Reddie” grew older he became careless and lived for the enjoyments of the world. Awakened by the salvation of a friend, Reddie spend months searching for salvation, even daily reading his Bible alone at work in the lunch break, but he found he was much darker than ever he had realised and couldn’t find salvation. Then a cousin got saved; but…

Theology 101 – Human Depravity (38 min)

PART 1 of 6 – In the first part of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks clearly and powerfully on the little understood and oft-avoided topic of human depravity. Rarely taken up in ministry as a stand-alone subject, this is a solid, essential and wide-ranging setting forth of biblical truth. Not only for gospel preachers, but also for elders, parents, Sunday School teachers – indeed, all of us – this message will prove…

“I never thought I’d be an adult and not saved” (24 min)

Seth McKinley, from Vancouver, Canada, grew up in a Christian family, knowing the gospel and memorizing Scripture. He was soft towards the gospel as a child, and at one point thought he was saved, but as the teenage years came he rebelled against the gospel and decided he would just “do his own thing”. University took him further away, but the prayers of his parents followed him and the Holy Spirit began to work in his heart. Listen to the…

Sitting Exams in God’s School (28 min)

When we were saved, we not only became sons in God’s family, but students in God’s school. Every so often throughout our lives there’s a test – an exam – and through these various tests and trials, God proves us and refines us, to be more like His Son. David Gilliland looks at 6 tests in the history of God’s people in the Old Testament and draws lessons for us today. The tests are: the Moriah test, the Marah test,…

A God Who Is Able (28 min)

Faced with being thrown alive into a “burning fiery furnace”, the three Hebrews in Daniel Ch 3 told King Nebuchadnezzar that “God is able to deliver us”. What kind of faith is it that believes in a “God who is able” even in such extreme circumstances? Andrew Ussher passes on an encouraging word to remind us that in every difficult, trying and worrying situation in which we find ourselves, God is always able. Readings: Dan 3:8-18, Heb 11:17-19, 2 Tim…

Creation Part 3 – Fossils and the Flood (34 min)

PART 3 of 5 – In part 3, Norman Crawford speaks on one of the main predictions of Darwin’s theory of evolution: that the ground beneath our feet should contain millions of ‘transitional fossils’. There’s only one problem: it doesn’t! But what about fossils? How did they come to be? Mr Crawford explains that the flood of Noah is the reason why there are billions of fossils all over the world, including on the top of mountains. Mr Crawford explains…

Gospel Hymn Singing – Toronto Conference 1989 (19 min)

19 minutes of gospel hymn singing from the Toronto Easter Conference 1989, including one or more verses of “Just as I am”, “I will sing of my Redeemer”, “At the Cross”, “Out of my bondage, sorrow and night”, “He’ll come and tarry not”, “There’s a story ever new”, “By faith in a glorified Christ”, “I’m praying for you”, and “One there is who loves thee”. File size: 13.2mb (The above photo is from the 2018 Toronto Easter Conference) Here is…

Bert Joyce – The Early Days in Newfoundland and Labrador (33 min)

Bert Joyce (1927-2017) was saved on 16th April 1939 as a 12 year old boy, sitting at the back of a Hall observing the breaking of bread meeting. As he listened to the singing of When I Survey the Wondrous Cross he pondered its deep significance to the believers sitting in the circle. Opening his Bible to Isaiah 53:6, he was saved as he understood for the first time that he was the stray sheep whose sins the Lord had…

Harold Paisley – What Shall I Do With Jesus? (34 min)

Harold Paisley (1924-2015) preaches on the haunting question of Pontius Pilate: “What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?” (The photo above is of The Pilate Stone, held in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem). This is a question you cannot avoid: what will you do – receive or reject the Son of God? Preaching in a Gospel Tent many years ago, this is Mr Paisley in full flow, telling out the same gospel that so radically changed his…

When Life Doesn’t Seem Fair (30 min)

Eric Parmenter passes on a word of encouragement from John Ch 11, a chapter in which two sisters, Mary and Martha, are mourning the death of their brother. Their experience highlights 4 problems believers often face in life: the problem of suffering, the problem of delayed answers to prayer, the problem of ‘inequalities’ (perceived unfairness), and finally, the problem of the silence of God. Eric’s word is gentle, insightful and comforting, and comes from a man with many years’ experience…

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…

What Time Is It? (44 min)

David Gilliland asks “What time is it?” Are you aware exactly what kind of age we live in and where we are in the purposes and counsels of God? We are in an age unique in its moral guilt in that, due to the crucifixion of Christ, it is the “present evil age”, or as David translates it “the now age”. How should we live in “the now age”? A challenging message full of insight and interest. Readings: 1 Tim…

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…

Creation Part 2 – The Origin of the Universe and Life (41 min)

PART 2 of 5 – In part 2, Norman Crawford speaks on a wide range of topics, including the origin of the universe, the origin of life, the laws of thermodynamics and the complexity of the human body. He discusses the lives and influence of three men: Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell and James Hutton, all of whom were pivotal in making evolution the reigning paradigm in our culture, all of which contradicts the teaching of Scripture relative to the beginning…

Dealing with Darts of Doubts (14 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on how to deal with “darts of doubt”. He highlights 4 men in the Bible who, through various experiences in life sovereignly allowed by the Lord, came into a place of doubt: a prophet (John the Baptist), a disciple (Peter), a judge (Gideon) and a priest (Jeremiah). A short but most helpful message. (Message preached in Belfast 2013)

Staying Close to Christ (18 min)

Clark Logan preaches on the fact that “there is nothing more important on the pathway home to heaven than staying close to Christ”. From the Gospel of John he looks at 5 pictures of close fellowship with the Lord: “In His hand” (security), “on His breast” (intimacy), “at His feet” (dignity), “by His side” (loyalty), and “in His steps” (responsibility). In His hand we trust; on His breast we lean; at His feet we worship; by His side we stand;…

Creation Part 1 – Introduction (34 min)

PART 1 of 5 – In his opening message in a series on the topic of creation vvs evolution, Norman Crawford challenges some of the basic assumptions and presuppositions of the secular scientific community (uniformitarianism etc.) and gives reasons why it is so wedded to a naturalistic explanation of the origin of life and the universe. Mr Crawford defends the use of apologetics and urges parents to make sure they have answers for their children when they come home from…

Robert McIlwaine – Have You Lost Your Joy? (21 min)

Robert McIlwaine (1925-2021) preaches on the joy of salvation, and the oft-felt reality of discouragement in the Christian life. Have you lost your joy? Are you feeling down and disheartened? Robert takes up the prayer of David in Psalm 51:12-13 “Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation” in a message that will lift your soul and point you to the fount of living waters. (Message preached at Pugwash Junction conference in Nova Scotia, Canada, 2014)

Not for Sale (31 min)

Jonathan Procopio preaches on the story of Ahab’s violent theft of a vineyard whose owner, Naboth, said was “not for sale”. Two lessons stand out in the passage: 1. The danger of covetouness (Ahab), and 2. the duty of commitment (Naboth). Jonathan makes weighty and challenging practical applications from each aspect of the story. Readings: 1 Kings 21:1-7, 14-15 (Message preached in Pope Road Gospel hall, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 2016)

Norman Crawford – On 66 Years in Assembly Fellowship (27 min)

Norman Crawford (1927-2013) stood up at the Stark Road conference (Livonia, Michigan, USA) in 2008 and spoke on the preciousness of the local assembly, after 66 years in assembly fellowship. Mr Crawford had seen a number of assemblies planted during his long life of gospel preaching and Bible teaching and held assembly truth very close to his heart. Even on a big conference occasion, and after having spoken on it for many years, Mr Crawford never missed an opportunity to…

Jim Burnett – The House of God (41 min)

Jim Burnett (1935-2005) was born and brought up in Fife, Scotland. Sent to Egypt on national service, he met a young man who witnessed to him and soon after took him to his first gospel meeting. Jim sat with 200 other servicemen and listened to the gospel. He was saved that very evening. Back in Scotland, Jim was baptised and received into fellowship with the believers in Hospital Hill Gospel Hall in Dunfermline. Jim went on to become a mighty…

Robert McIlwaine – “What is your life?” (24 min)

When a man, who has been saved for 81 years, stands to his feet at the age of 90 to speak softly and solemnly on the powerful question “What is your life?”, one has to sit up and listen. Robert McIlwaine (1925-2021) takes up this searching question from James 4:14 as he reminisces about his long life; its challenges, triumphs, discouragements and regrets. This is a touching message that will speak to your heart and cause you to reassess your…

Faith That Works (43 min)

Jonathan Procopio preaches on the life of a major character in the book of Joshua: the wall-dwelling woman of Jericho, Rahab. Rarely taken up as a subject for ministry, Rahab’s life contains many lessons in faith – “faith that works”. She even gets a few mentions in the New Testament! Jonathan brings out numerous helpful practical lessons from the story of her life for our benefit. Readings: Matt 1:5-6a, Heb 11:31, Jas 2:25, Josh 2:1-3, 8-11 (Message preached on Prince…

Allen McCandless’s Testimony (23 min)

After some helpful comments about John 6:37, including details of how this verse was pivotal in no less than John Bunyan’s conversion, Allen McCandless (Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada) relates the story of his own conversion to Christ on July 29th 1979 – in which God again used this powerful verse: “Him that cometh unto Me, I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37). (Testimony given at Pugwash Junction conference, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2016)

The King is Coming! (29 min)

In the midst of global turmoil, it does the heart good to remember that God’s programme and purpose is on course for perfect fulfillment when Christ returns to set up His Kingdom and reign as King in Jerusalem. John Fleck sets out the course of events that precede that Kingdom – the rapture, the tribulation and the second advent of Christ – after which the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdom of our God and His Christ. From…

The Growth of a Soul (33 min)

David Gilliland preaches on the 7 comings in the book of Ruth that plot what he calls “the growth of a soul”. Are you growing in your soul? Are you making progress? This message will challenge you to press on and develop in character and testimony for God, as you see Ruth coming to the field, the fold, the feast, the floor etc. Readings: Ruth 1:19-22, 2:2-3, 7, 11-2, 14, 3:1-3, 6-7, 14-18, 4:11-12 (Message preached at Sussex Conference, Canada,…

Albert Ramsay – Have You Lost Your Song? (18 min)

Asaph was a singer, but in Psalm 73 he seems to have lost his song. Have you lost yours? Albert Ramsay (1913-1993) takes up the Psalm in three sections: “out of the sanctuary”, “in the sanctuary” and “after the sanctuary”, and concludes that “sanctuary men are singing men”. Reading: Psalm 73 (Message preached in Larne in the late 1980’s)

The Dangers of the Media and Entertainment Industry (44 min)

John Grant (1942-2020) preaches a fearless and powerful message on the dangers posed to the Christian by the multi-billion pound media and entertainment industry. After a brief history lesson on the origins of the industry, Mr Grant discusses the dangers to my stewardship, my separation and my service posed by films, rock music, soap operas, the internet, and computer games etc. This is a much needed and challenging message, rarely heard in our day. Readings: 1 Cor 9:24-27, Rom 12:1-2…

Jim Allen – Questions and Answers about Creation (55 min)

Jim Allen answers questions on the topic of creation and evolution. On a Saturday evening in February 1999 a large crowd gathered to hear Mr Allen speak for 20 minutes on the foundation of the earth, the fall upon the earth, and the flood that engulfed the earth. Mr Allen then fielded written and verbal questions for 35 minutes on a variety of subjects including the age of the earth, where Cain got his wife, the ice age, dinosaurs, and…

Gender Roles and Distinctions (43 min)

Jack Hay expounds the Bible’s teaching on the issue of gender, addressing in particular the world’s attempt to blur the distinctions between the sexes. Jack shows that the Bible expects to see a distinction between the male and female genders in appearance, dress and function. From the unisex explosion in the 1960’s to the “gender neutral” culture of the 21st century, this continues to be an issue of huge significance for believers who desire to maintain godly order in the…

Part 4 – How to Communicate the Gospel (52 min)

In the last of a 4-part series of messages on gospel communication, Michael Penfold speaks on how to present a gospel message. Preachers should preach with authority, dignity, sensitivity, simplicity, clarity, cogency, authenticity, solemnity, intensity and fervency. Michael gives practical advice on how to maintain attention throughout; opening and closing in prayer; the use of notes; gestures; eye contact and the use of the human voice. Reading: Ecc 12:10-11 (Message given in Northampton, UK, 2018)

The 7 Days of Creation (44 min)

PART 1 – Ian Jackson preaches on “the 7 days of creation”. After reading Genesis 1, he explains how the chapter is foundational to all of Scripture. It is narrative, not poetry, giving a literal history of the 7 literal days of creation. Ian discusses various theories (gap theory, day age theory etc) and gives various weighty reasons why they ought not to be believed. He shows how Genesis 1 reveals the true nature of both God and man. Finally…

A Devastating Question (31 min)

John Toisma was born into a religious home in the Netherlands in 1947. Emigrating as a young lad to British Columbia, Canada, John continued to be religiously minded, but was not saved. His mother died very tragically when John was 15. Then a preacher from a local Gospel Hall by the name of Lou Swaan contacted John and got him out to a gospel meeting. Afterwards, Lou asked him if he had ever been born again. John said “Yes”, and…

Jack Lennox – Stories about Hymns (36 min)

Jack Lennox (1924-2016) grew up in Curran, Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War 2, and was saved in Magherafelt some time after the war ended. In 1971 Mr Lennox was commended to full-time service and laboured in the gospel through a number of decades of faithful service. Mr Lennox had a great interest in hymns and often wove details about hymns and their writers into his messages. He was invited to speak…

“The Lord Jesus said it: I have it!” (11 min)

Jeremiah Collins grew up “going to meetings”. He knew the gospel from childhood, but that was the problem: the gospel was so familiar to him that he stumbled over it and made very heavy weather of receiving it. When God convicted him of his sin and danger, he earnestly sought salvation, but still could not find deliverance. Listen to how Jeremiah finally found peace and rest in Christ (Testimony given at La Crosse Conference, Wisconsin, USA, 2015)

Part 3 – How to Communicate the Gospel (43 min)

In the third of a 4-part series of messages on gospel communication, Michael Penfold speaks on how to prepare a gospel message. First, the preacher needs to be prepared, then the sermon. Michael outlines the three main genres of sermon before discussing the preparation process and how to structure a message, providing helpful hints that should benefit young men who are starting out.  Readings: Rom 1:16-17, 1 Cor 2:1-5, 1 Tim 4:13-16, 2 Tim 3:15, 4:1-5 (Message given in Northampton,…

“I Said the Rosary Every Night” (34 min)

Butch Paquette grew up in a drunkard’s home in a poor community in Northern Ontario, Canada. After his father left, young Butch’s mother raised 7 children alone, reciting the rosary with them each evening at bedtime. Though an altar boy in the church, Butch became a troubled young lad who ended up spending time in numerous foster homes. Life went from bad to worse, leading to a number of visits to prison. But God worked in Butch’s life and in…

I Didn’t Really Care if I Lived or Died (24 min)

Theodore Chiasson, born and raised in a Roman Catholic home in Cape Breton Island, Canada, relates his story of conversion as a 24 year old young man back in the 1970’s, after hearing the gospel for the very first time. Theodore had a wholesome God-fearing childhood, but at college he went into drugs and ended up disillusioned and empty. Then a Christian witnessed to him and gave him a Bible…and the Lord saved him that same day! (Testimony given in…

The Place (28 min)

Jonathan Procopio preaches on the importance of the place that “God has told us of”. He’s referring to the local assembly and the need to appreciate that this “place” has been revealed in Scripture by the Lord so that we can recognise it and be faithful to it. Jonathan draws this lesson from the picture of Abraham going to the “place of God’s appointing” in Genesis 22:1-18 (Message preached at the Island Conference, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 2013).

Part 2 – How to Communicate the Gospel (55 min)

In the second of a 4-part series of messages on gospel communication, Michael Penfold lays out the essential content of the gospel message. He gives a three-fold proof from Scripture that “the gospel” consists of the three “R’s” – man’s ruin (sin), God’s remedy (Christ crucified) and man’s responsibility (repent and believe). The rest of the message is taken up explaining how to effectively preach man’s ruin (that he might be brought to repentance) and how to preach the cross…

The Circuit of the Sun (20 min)

Preaching from the 19th Psalm, David Gilliland compares God’s revelation in the sky with God’s revelation in the Bible: as to its vastness, its variety, its voice, its value, and its verity. Mr Gilliland makes a second comparison: he compares the daily circuit of the sun with the journey of the One, our Lord Jesus Christ, who came from God and went to God (Message given at Sussex Gospel Hall conference, Canada, 2017)

7 Wonders about the Church (42 min)

Joe Merson (1921-1996) grew up in a Christian family, the youngest of 9 children, in the picturesque coastal village of Sandend (pictured above), Scotland, but sadly he rebelled against his godly upbringing. Returning home drunk one night, he nearly drowned – an experience that awakened him to his danger of perishing, soon after which he was converted to Christ. He was later commended to the Lord’s work full time and gave the rest of his life in gospel endeavour and…

Part 1 – How To Communicate the Gospel (41 min)

In the first of a 4-part series of messages on gospel communication, Michael Penfold takes up the subject of “the divine method of communication”. He shows from Scripture that God has not only given us a message, but a method: preaching. He outlines 4 ways in which preaching is superior to the performing arts in communicating the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you think “preaching doesn’t work any more”, you need to listen to this message! Readings: Mark…

Fear Not (31 min)

Struggling with discouragement, anxiety, despair or worry? Feel like throwing in the towel? Are the mountains huge, the skies dark, and the rivers deep? Andrew Ussher preaches on the expression “fear not” and expounds 7 simple clear reasons why we do not need to give into despair and anxiety. Reading: Isaiah 43.1-5 (Message given in Sussex Gospel Hall conference, New Brunswick, Canada, 2019)

Bleeding for the Sheep (33 min)

Jon Procopio preaches a powerful message on the responsibilities of the sheep in an assembly, and the corresponding responsibilities of the shepherds (the elders). Working from John Ch 10, Jonathan’s 4 headings are, 1. Read the sheep; 2. Lead the sheep; 3. Feed the sheep, and 4. Bleed for the sheep. This is a deeply impactful message originally preached in North America. It will repay careful listening. Readings: John 10:1-5, 9-18, 27-30.

Understanding Spiritual Freedom (54 min)

David Gilliland expounds the truth of spiritual freedom. What is freedom? What is legalism? Is man free? Does God’s law restrict human freedom? Are people really free if they’re allowed to do whatever they want? These and other fascinating questions are examined in this helpful message under 5 headings: 1. The origin and overthrow of liberty; 2. The obtaining and offer of liberty; 3. The opponents and obstacles to liberty; 4. The obligations and operation of liberty; and 5. The…

Egypt to Canaan (Part 7)

PART 7 of 7 – In the final part of this series, John Grant preaches a message on the group of tribal kings that set out to try and stop Israel entering the land. The king of Edom, Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan and others. These kings represent enemies that try to defeat us in our Christian walk and progress, enemies such as the flesh, materialism, ease and strife. Another powerful and helpful study from author…

John Glenville – I Am Crucified with Christ (15 min)

John Glenville (1920-2013) preaches on “I am crucified with Christ”. Not many recordings of Mr Glenville are available, but those who remember him will appreciate hearing again the unique delivery and content of this godly, prayerful, saintly man as he brings a powerful but warm challenge to his audience from Galatians Ch 2 as to what it means to live the life of a crucified man. Originally recorded in Northern Ireland.

Why Some Christians Don’t Make It (27 min)

Looking back over many years of Christian experience, John Grant (1942-2020) ponders why so many Christians he knew in his youth “didn’t make it”. So, why didn’t they become useful, fruitful, effective Christians? From the book of Exodus Mr Grant speaks on 4 things the devil wants every Christian to do, before turning to Acts 2 and contrasting that with 4 things God wants every Christian to do. This is a very challenging and helpful message, full of practical exhortation…

Egypt to Canaan Part 6 (52 min)

PART 6 of 7 – John Grant takes up the story of Korah’s rebellion in Numbers 16, the only incident recorded in the 38 years between Israel’s refusal to enter the land, and their eventual recommencing of the journey to Canaan. How solemn. 38 years with nothing of value for God. Mr Grant warns of the danger of prayerless, worshipless and powerless Christians in our own day and draws numerous practical lessons from this important passage of Scripture. Reading: Num…

If Only I Could Feel Saved (6 min)

Norman Crawford (1927-2013), an evangelist and Bible teacher with decades of experience in dealing with souls, tackles an issue that troubles a lot of people: “How can I know for sure that I am really saved?” They set about trying to believe, and trying to “feel saved” by examining this experience and that experience for assurance, but to no avail. None of this is the basis of true Biblical assurance. So, what is? Mr Crawford explains simply and powerfully how…

Harold Paisley – The Power of the Enemy (25 min)

Harold Paisley (1924-2015) preaches a short message on the powerful and dangerous influence of Satan, the enemy of God. Mr Paisley makes reference to various manifestations in society that evidence the power of the devil in our day, as he actively seeks to deceive and damn the souls of men. As the world becomes morally and spiritually darker, what effect is this having on us as Christians? As we draw closer to the Lord’s coming, the need for a “closer…

“Man Overboard!” – Stories of the Sea (51 min)

Deep sea fisherman Alex McLean (1932-2019) recounts how he was saved in Stornoway, Scotland, in 1954 in his early 20’s. He had tried boxing, dancing, smoking and drinking, but discovered that life is empty without Christ. John Noble Steven showed kindness to Alex and shared the gospel with him. Taken to a gospel meeting the Lord saved Alex the very first time he heard the gospel preached. There follows an incredible account of Alex’s life at sea, which includes the…

Egypt to Canaan – Part 5 (47 min)

PART 5 of 7 – Another mighty message from John Grant in his series dealing with the journey of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land. In this session he takes up the heart-breaking story of Israel’s refusal to go into the land, even though they saw the grapes and heard the exhortations of Caleb and Joshua. They did not go in because of fear and unbelief, more influenced by the 10 other spies. Mr Grant draws out the lessons…

Harold Paisley – Why I Believe in the Local Assembly (42 min)

In 1993, at the age of 69, Harold Paisley (1924-2015) visited Northern Ireland from Canada. One Saturday evening in October of that year, before a large crowd in his ‘home town’ of Ballymena, he set out what the Bible teaches about the nature, purpose and order of the local assembly. Although born in Lurgan, Harold had grown up in Ballymena, the oldest child of Reverend James Kyle and Mrs Isabella Paisley. (Rev. James was the pastor of the Waveney Road…