Devotional and Practical Messages

Devotional and Practical Messages

Carefree, Careful and Caring Christianity (27 min)

Andrew Ussher brings guidance and strength from the Word of God to anxious worried hearts in an encouraging word of ministry on carefree, careful and caring Christianity. We all suffer from worries and cares; the question is, how do we cope with them? What should we do when we are overwhelmed with anxiety and fear? How should we respond in a way that honours the Word and magnifies our Lord? Readings: 1 Cor 12:25-26, Eph 5:15-16, Phil 2:19-21, 4:5b-7, Titus…

Hold Fast Till I Come (22 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches a powerful message on the exhortation in Revelation 2:25, “Hold fast till I come”. In a day of difficulty and “temptation to let go” Eugene presses the exhortation to hold fast to the truth, to strengthen our grip, not to weary in battle, not to relinquish anything. Don’t let go…don’t let go…don’t let go! (Message preached Nov 2014 in Newington, Connecticut, USA)

At Evening It Shall Be Light (34 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the glorious prospect of the Lord’s coming from Zech 14:7 “At evening time it shall be light”. In the midst of the darkness, sorrow and perplexities of this present era, the Christian has a sure and certain hope that all will one day be well – when He comes! A message to encourage, uplift and strengthen (Message preached Oct 2016)

How to Know The Lord Better (35 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on 4 people in John’s gospel who “knew the Lord”, even though the world did not know Him. Why did they know the Lord? Because when He said “do” they did it (2:9); when He said “go” they went (4:53); when He said “wash” they washed (9:25); and when He said “remove the obstacle” they removed it (11:22). If we want to know the Lord better, we must do the same (Message preached 5th May 2019)

John The Baptist’s Preaching Points (38 min)

Mervyn Hall brings a challenging message from three of John the Baptist’s “preaching points”. He outlines John’s purpose in the wilderness, his perspective at Bethabara (“the house of the ford”) and his persistence in the Palace, when preaching to Herod. Pertinent and poignant lessons are drawn from these narratives that guide us in our own 21st century gospel endeavour (Message preached June 1st 2017)

Believing the Impossible (40 min)

Michael Penfold preaches a message to encourage the weary Christian. He highlights three Bible characters: one who believed the impossible, another who saw the invisible, and a third who understood the inscrutable. Despite their internal frailties and external difficulties, these exemplary men lived by faith and overcame. May God give us help in our weariness to do the same (Message preached May 25th 2017)

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)

The Battle of the Ages (42 min)

Jonathan Black preaches on the battle of the ages between “the woman’s seed” and “the devil’s seed”. He starts at Gen 3:15 (the Bible’s first prophecy) and works his way through to the book of Revelation, demonstrating that despite the unrelenting and frequent attempts of Satan to attack and destroy “the woman’s seed”, Christ’s eventual and total triumph is sure and certain (Message preached May 4th 2017)

Moses the Intercessor (28 min)

Aaron Colgan preaches on “Moses the intercessor” from Exod 32. He outlines the 3 oft-repeated “steps away from God” taken by people throughout history, and likens the dreadful condition of Israel at the base of Mount Sinai (worshipping the golden calf) to the condition of our nation today. How Aaron and Moses reacted to this crisis revealed the difference between compromise on the one hand and godly firm leadership on the other (Message preached 27th April 2017)

Good King Josiah (38 min)

Peter Scarsbrook preaches on “good King Josiah” and draws lessons from the last great revival King of Judah. Though set a poor example by his father, and though young when he ascended to the throne, God mightily used the “boy King” to bring revival to God’s people (Message given 20th Apr 2017)

David, a Man After God’s Own Heart (25 min)

Colin Raggett preaches on the young David’s experiences – after the prophet Samuel anointed him King in Jesse’s house – when he became the object of King Saul’s jealousy and rage. The dire and dangerous situation David faced was a time of “growth in his soul”. Such are the Lord’s designs with us when He brings us into difficulties and trial (Message preached 25th Jan 2015)