Sermons by David Vallance (Page 2)

Sermons by David Vallance (Page 2)

The Function of Gift (47 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – David Vallance speaks on the function of gift in the local assembly which is empowered by grace and designed to exalt Christ. At the beginning of his message he divides the 20 New Testament gifts into 4 sets of 5 and then spends the rest of his time discussing the gifts of serving, exhorting, helping, giving and showing mercy (Message preached Apr 2nd 2018)

The Assembly Has a Definite Positive Pattern (37 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – David Vallance sets out a robust defence of the concept that there is a definite prescribed pattern for the local assembly in the New Testament. He contrasts what is sometimes called the “regulatory principle” with the “normative principle”. While some would propose that “whatever is not prohibited is allowed”, David explains that in actual fact “what Scripture does not mention is prohibited”. He then explains what this means in practice and discusses the ramifications of the principle. A…

An Extraordinary Christian Life (25 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – David Vallance, speaking from Jude v20-23, sets out the Bible’s plan for the believer’s life. He challenges his audience to take responsibility for their Christian life and not treat it as a hobby. His punch line? When it comes to Bible reading, prayer, evangelism, holiness and care for others “Don’t be normal…don’t be mediocre”. A challenging thought-provoking message (Message preached April 1st 2018)

Present Your Bodies (40 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – David Vallance opens the 2018 Easter Conference with a look at Paul’s challenge in Romans 12 to “present your bodies a living sacrifice”. His challenge? Don’t be conformed to a world that says the material is more important than the spiritual; that the present is more important than the future, and that emotion is more important than truth (Message preached 31st Mar 2018)

A Biblical Look at the Gender Issue (66 min)

David Vallance brings Scriptural teaching to bear on topical issues such as equality, feminism, patriarchy, homosexuality and transgenderism. Starting in Genesis 1:27 he expounds the binary nature of gender, and from 1 Tim 2 and 1 Cor 11 explains the different roles God has given men and women, based on the pattern of Christ and His Church. He also explains how the symbols of long/short hair, and covered/uncovered head are to be understood in relation to this foundational topic (Message…

The Christian and Gender, Roles and Symbols (66 min)

David Vallance brings Scriptural teaching to bear on topical issues such as equality, feminism, patriarchy, homosexuality and transgenderism. Starting in Genesis 1:27 he expounds the binary nature of gender, and from 1 Tim 2 and 1 Cor 11 explains the different roles God has given men and women, based on the pattern of Christ and His Church. He also explains how the symbols of long/short hair, and covered/uncovered head are to be understood in relation to this foundational topic (Message…

Contending for the Faith (41 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – David Vallance preaches a timely message from the epistle of Jude in which he addresses many of the false teachings that abound in our day. From Jude’s key verse 11, he applies the rebellion of Cain, the greed of Balaam and the pride of Korah to today’s world and makes challenging applications for godly living (Message preached 21st Apr 2014)

The True Meaning of “Christian Liberty” (37 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – Does “grace” mean a Christian is free to do as he pleases? If we are not under law, does that mean there are no rules at all? What is legalism and what is Christian freedom? David Vallance answers all these questions as he outlines the origin, location, paradox and discipline of Biblical Christian liberty. A vital message (Message preached 21st April 2014)

Music Choices (36 min)

David Vallance gives useful guidelines to help Christians make godly music and hymn singing choices. He examines CCM (“Contemporary Christian Music”), and on numerous levels – lyrics, music style, authors – finds it to be greatly inferior to that which preceded it…the “great hymns of the faith”. Despite the emotive nature of this topic, David approaches it dispassionately, intelligently and informatively (Message preached 20th April 2014)

GOSPEL The Prodigal Son and Few Are Saved (49 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – GOSPEL – David Vallance preaches on the lostness of humanity from the 3 parables in Luke 15, and Ian Jackson presses home the import of the question posed to the Lord Jesus in Luke 13:23, “Lord, are there few that be saved?” (Messages preached 20th April 2014)

What Kind of Music and Singing are Suitable for Christians? (36 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – David Vallance gives useful guidelines to help Christians make godly music and hymn singing choices. He examines CCM (“Contemporary Christian Music”), and on numerous levels – lyrics, music style, authors – finds it to be greatly inferior to that which preceded it…the “great hymns of the faith”. Despite the emotive nature of this topic, David approaches it dispassionately, intelligently and informatively. This message will repay repeated listening (Message preached 20th April 2014)