Christ in the Gospels and the Epistles

Christ in the Gospels and the Epistles

Christ in Thessalonians (39 min)

PART 11 – Noting the eight references in the two epistles to Christ’s return, Mervyn Hall presents Christ in Thessalonians as “the coming One” and emphasises the practical implications for His people. Particular reference is made to the first and last references, where Paul commended the Thessalonians for their patient waiting for Christ. May we be encouraged to do the same (Message preached 23rd Nov 2017)

Christ in Colossians (40 min)

PART 10 – Tom Armstrong preaches on “Christ in the epistle to the Colossians” – personally, positionally and practically. He spends some profitable time looking at the various titles of Christ in Ch 1 – “His dear Son”, “the image of the invisible God”, “the head of the body”, “firstborn of all creation” etc. before taking up some of the practical challenges that the apostle Paul brings out later in the epistle (Message preached 16th Nov 2017)

Christ in Philippians (44 min)

PART 9 – Jonathan Black preaches on “Christ in the epistle to the Philippians”. He takes Paul’s expression from Chapter 3 – “that I may know Christ” – as his theme, and expounds Paul’s outline of the person of Christ as He is presented in the epistle – as the purpose, pattern, power and prospect for the Christian’s life. This message reorients our focus in the right direction as to the right motive for the Christian’s life and service (Message…

Christ in Ephesians (43 min)

PART 8 – Mervyn Hall preaches on “Christ in the epistle to the Ephesians”. He divides the epistle into two sections: Chs 1-3 he entitles “in Whom – the sphere of our blessing”, and Chs 4-6 he calls “from Whom – the source of our behaviour”. The richness of our blessings “in Christ” – in union with Christ – are set forth; salvation, redemption, identification, incorporation etc. after which the practical conduct that flows from our union with Christ is…

Christ in Galatians (42 min)

PART 7 – David West preaches on “Christ in the epistle to the Galatians”, and in particular, the centrality of Christ’s cross in the epistle. The Cross – Ch 1: The centre of God’s purpose for us. Ch 2: The centre of God’s power in us. Ch 3: The centre of God’s promise to us. Ch 4: The centre of God’s heritage to us. Ch 5: The centre of God’s provision for us. Ch 6: The centre of our boast.…

Christ in Corinthians (38 min)

PART 6 – Michael Penfold preaches on “Christ in the 1st epistle to the Corinthians”. After dividing the book into 5 sections, he shows how Paul brings two aspects of the person and work of Christ into each section as he seeks to correct and encourage the assembly in Corinth. For example, in Chs 1-4, “the power and wisdom of God in Christ” are set forth as the answer to the divisions in Corinth (Message preached 12th Oct 2017)

Christ in Romans (43 min)

PART 5 – Dan Rudge preaches on “Christ in the epistle of Romans”. He highlights the 7 references to Christ as God’s “Son” in the epistle and develops the related themes of the person, proclamation, provision and purpose of the Son. In the second half of his message, he distinguishes between propitiation, redemption and justification and develops the theme of the believer’s death to sin in Chapter 6 (Message preached 5th Oct 2017)

Christ in the Gospel of John (43 min)

PART 4 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on “Christ in the Gospel of John”. After some helpful introductory remarks, Peter takes up numerous statements that other people made about Christ, starting with the words of John the Baptist in John Ch 1. Through these positive and negative comments, a fascinating portrait of the Son of God is brought before the hearer (Message preached 28th Sept 2017)

Christ in the Gospel of Luke (48 min)

PART 3 – Scott Dunn preaches on “Christ in the Gospel of Luke”. Acknowledging that most expositors see Luke as emphasising the humanity of Christ, Scott contends that Luke’s main emphasis is on Christ as “Saviour”. He traces this theme, and the theme of “the plan of salvation”, through the early chapters of Luke in particular (Message preached 21st Sept 2017)

Christ in the Gospel of Mark (48 min)

PART 2 – Tom West preaches on “Christ in the Gospel of Mark”. He brings out the main characteristics of all 4 gospels and likens Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to the faces of the 4 living creatures in Revelation Ch 4. In Mark Christ is portrayed as the perfect Servant – delightful, devoted, discerning, not distracted but determined to do His Father’s will (Message preached 14th Sept 2017)

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…