The Bible; The Family; and Society

The Bible; The Family; and Society

Honouring Authority (37 min)

PART 10 – Michael Penfold takes up the subject of the Christian’s attitude to the government, society and culture. What are the Biblical responsibilities and duties of Christians in this dispensation with regard to “the powers that be”? Should Christians be trying to convert culture, to reform society and to see Biblical laws imposed on nations? Should Christians be politically involved – voting, campaigning and protesting? These and other questions are addressed in this topical message (Message preached 13th Mar…

Honouring Your Parents (43 min)

PART 9 – Mervyn Hall preaches on “honouring your parents”. This is a look at the Bible’s teaching on the duties and responsibilities of children toward their parents in three stages – dependence (at home), independence (leaving home) and interdependence (once married). This message includes a detailed look at Ephesians 6:1-2 (Message preached 6th Mar 2016)

Honouring Your Master (37 min)

PART 8 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on “honouring your master” and looks at the very practical subject of “the Christian in the workplace”. What kind of career should a Christian take up? How can a Christian have a good testimony at work? What temptations are there in the work place? How should a Christian act in relation to Trade Unions, Christmas parties, and other issues of conscience? A helpful and wide-ranging message (Message preached 28th Feb 2016)

Motherhood – A Guide in the Home (38 min)

PART 7 – Norman Mellish speaks on the subject of “Motherhood”.  Basing his comments on Titus 2:2-3, Norman looks at six homes in the Bible and draws practical lessons about motherhood from each one. He highlights the danger of favouritism, the duty of protection and education, and the influence of godly devotion and prayer. A helpful message based on Scripture, with the benefit of decades of parental experience (Message given 20th Mar 2016)

The Christian Husband (37 min)

PART 4 – Joshua Jacob speaks on “the Christian husband”, centering his comments around 1 Pet 3:7 “Husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.” The Christian husband is to “live intimately with her”, “be understanding of her”, “give honour to her”, “share freely with her” and “deal gently with her.” A practical helpful message…

Singleness and Courtship (35 min)

PART 3 – Michael Penfold speaks on the topic of singleness and courtship. After a look at a number of issues around singleness, 7 words are emphasised in relation to seeking the Lord’s will concerning a marriage partner: dependence, patience, obedience, intelligence, guidance, prudence and vigilance. This message touches on a number of practical and topical issues including ‘dating’, social networking and parental involvement (Message preached 24th Jan 2016)

The Foundational Nature of the Family (30 min)

PART 1 – Mervyn Hall introduces a series on “the Bible and the family”. He explains that the family is the foundation of humanity, the organisation at the heart of society, and is intimately bound up in what God is doing in the present dispensation in the church. In a wide ranging message, the importance and centrality of the family to all of God’s purposes is outlined (Message preached 10th Jan 2016)