Sermons by Jonathan Black

Sermons by Jonathan Black

Sign No 4 – The Feeding of the 5,000 (45 min)

PART 5 – Jonathan Black preaches on the 4th sign in John’s gospel, the feeding of the 5,000. He highlights the significance of the location, the provision and much else about the event. As with all the signs, this one proves the deity of Christ – that He is the Son of God. The sign reveals the One who can fill those who come to Him. Are you satisfied and filled or are you “running on empty”? Jonathan also extracts…

Daniel’s Prayer of Confession (44 min)

PART 5 – Jonathan Black draws numerous practical lessons out of Daniel’s prayer of confession from Daniel Ch 9 which was answered in the well-known and pivotal prophecy of “Daniel’s 70 weeks”. Jonathan outlines the chapter under four headings: the Man of Prayer, the Motive for Prayer, the Manner of his prayer, and the Message of Daniel’s prayer (Message preached 2nd June 2019)

Exposition of 1 Timothy Ch 2 (52 min)

Jonathan Black expounds 1 Timothy Ch 2. The first 7 verses concern the local assembly’s “responsibility” in prayer, while the last 8 verses deal with the subject of the “role” of men and women in public prayer (and teaching). Jonathan gives numerous helpful suggestions with regard to prayer and public participation, as well as highlighting the very challenging practical issues relative to apparel and adornment that are found in the chapter (Message preached 11th April 2019)

Why I Am a Cessationist (44 min)

PART 10 – After some general introductory remarks about spiritual gifts, Jonathan Black outlines 5 reasons why the “sign and revelatory gifts” (tongues, healing, prophecy, words of wisdom, and words of knowledge) ceased before the end of the first century BC. His reasons are: 1. Scripture says these gifts have ceased; 2. They have served their purpose; 3. Tthe apostles have passed away; 4. The Bible has been completed; 5. Modern tongues and healing fail the test of discerning Biblical…

The Judgment on the Nations in the Tribulation (38 min)

THE JUDGMENTS OF SCRIPTURE PART 9 – Jonathan Black preaches on the judgment of this world during the tribulation period, due to take place between the rapture and the manifestation. Jonathan defines the times, describes the trouble and distinguishes the terms. This will be the worst period of trouble and judgment the world has ever known and will culminate in the battle of Armageddon, followed by the judgment of the living nations (Message preached 9th Dec 2018)

The Judgment of the Cross (39 min)

THE JUDGMENTS OF SCRIPTURE PART 7 – Jonathan Black preaches on the judgment of the cross, and points out that God pronounced a judicial verdict on a number of things and persons on the day the Lord Jesus died. The world system was judged (John 12:31), as well as Satan the prince of this world (Heb 2:14-15, Col 2:13-15). God passed sentence on “the old man” – our former self in Adam (Rom 6:6). Not only did the Lord Jesus…

Judgment on Israel in 606BC and 70AD (36 min)

THE JUDGMENTS OF SCRIPTURE PART 6 – Jonathan Black preaches on the judgmental dealings of God with the nation of Israel in their captivities in Assyria and Babylon, as well as in the diaspora that followed the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70 under Titus. The pronouncement, period and purpose of each judgment is outlined (Message preached 18th Nov 2018)

Dead and Risen with Christ (48 min)

PART 7 – Jonathan Black expounds Romans 6:1-14 the key NT passage dealing with the death, burial and resurrection of the believer through identification with Christ, which has freed him from the dominion of sin and brought him under a new master, the Lord Jesus. This is positional truth that the Christian must both know, and then “reckon” to be true in his life, issuing in a yielding to God (Message preached 15th Nov 2018)

The Judgment of the Worldwide Flood (37 min)

THE JUDGMENTS OF SCRIPTURE PART 3 – Jonathan Black preaches on the judgment of the flood in the days of Noah. After some introductory remarks about Genesis, he looks at the period, pronouncement, purpose and prophecy of the flood. The Bible is clear – man’s sin caused God to judge the world with a global flood with only 8 people saved in the ark. Lessons are drawn from how God dealt with Enoch, Methusaleh and Noah and his family (Message…

You Must Be Born Again (48 min)

PART 4 – After giving some general remarks about John’s gospel, Jonathan Black expounds the first 17 verses of John Chapter 3. This is the key New Testament passage from which we can learn about the nature and need of the new birth. Some questions answered in this message include: What does it mean to be “born of water and the Spirit”?; Is baptism anything to do with “regeneration”?; Is the “world” of John 3:16 “the world of the elect”…

Christ the King (46 min)

PART 4 – Jonathan Black preaches on the topic of Christ’s office as King – the requirement of a King (His times); the royal house of the King (His tribe); the record of the King (His titles); the rejection of the King (His trial) and the reign of the King (His throne). He explains why the Bible never describes Christ as the “king of the Church” and draws a distinction between the Father’s throne, on which Christ now sits in…

Christ Before Pilate and “Redemption of the Soul” (50 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2018 – Clive Barber preaches on Christ’s appearance before Pilate in the judgment Hall (Matt 27) and the wretched choice he made on that day. Jonathan Black preaches on the soul of man, which is in danger of perishing eternally unless redeemed with the “precious blood of Christ” (Messages preached Thur 28th June 2018)