Sermons by Murray McCandless

Sermons by Murray McCandless

Every Mouth Stopped (52 min)

In a powerful gospel meeting, Peter Orasuk opens by describing the court scene in the epistle to the Romans that culminates in “every mouth being stopped” as the sentence of condemnation rings out. Mr Murray McCandless follows with a second message in which he preaches on Christ as the door to heaven. Messages preached in Feb 2001 in Ballymena.

How I Was Saved Through Luke 19:10 (12 min)

Murray McCandless relates the story of his conversion. Raised in St Thomas, Ontario, in a Christian family, he grew up learning memory verses in Sunday School. As a child he would often ask his parents to tell him how they were saved. He was awakened to his own need of salvation at the age of 12 under the preaching of Oswald McLeod at the Sarnia Conference. He tried to get saved, but could not understand what he needed to do.…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – One Thing (36 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued through the 19th week, further blessing came and the meetings were extended until Sunday June 4th. On Wednesday 31st May Peter Orasuk went first and preached on 4 trumpets. A trumpet of warning (Eze 33:1-8), a trumpet of waiting (1 Thess 4:15-18), a trumpet of awakening (1 Cor 15:51-52) and trumpets of wrath (Rev 8:2-11). Murray McCandless followed with a message centred around three mentions in the Bible of “one thing”. One thing neglected, one thing…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – “Remember” (48 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued into their 19th and last week, on Sunday 28th May 2000 Mr Murray McCandless announced that the final meeting would be Wednesday 31st May. The meeting then began with a hymn that had become a favourite in the meetings, “It’s all taken away”. Murray then preached on the man who went down from Jerusalem to Jericho (Lu 10:30-36) as a picture of someone on the broad road to destruction. Peter Orasuk followed with a mighty message…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – The Scriptures (48 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued back in the Milburn Centre (pictured above), on the Monday of week 18 (22nd May 2000) it was announced that “this is the last week”; the meetings will conclude on Sunday 28th May. Murray McCandless preached on “the Scriptures”. The unbreakable, unbendable, undeniable Scriptures are also “understandable”. Some of you have known them since childhood, but have you obeyed the gospel they contain? (Readings: 2 Tim 3:15, John 10:35, 5:39, 1 Cor 15:3-3). Peter Orasuk continued…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – Conscience (48 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued in the Tent, on the Thursday of week 17 (18th May 2000) Murray McCandless preached from John 8:3-12 on the subject of “conscience” under 4 headings: 1. convicted by conscience, 2. controlled by conscience, 3. condemned by conscience, and finally 4. a conscience cleared. Peter Orasuk followed with a mighty word on the value of a soul. He used three examples of people who “sold their souls” cheaply: Esau for pleasure, Judas for possessions, and Pilate…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – God’s Standard (44 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued, a Gospel Tent had to be erected on Sidney Scott’s land because the Community Centre was not available for three weeks. This was the third location that had been used over the months, but the blessing continued. On the Tuesday of week 17 (16th May 2000), under the canvas, Murray McCandless preached on “God’s standard” from Romans 3:10-23. God is a holy God of inflexible righteousness. We come short of his measurement; we are found wanting…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – Three Musts (43 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued, on the Wednesday of week 13 (19th April 2000) Peter Orasuk preached on the three “musts” in John Ch 3. Nicodemus was first of all shocked, then silenced (because he didn’t know how to be born again), and finally saved. Murray McCandless followed with a striking message marked by unusual power and pathos based on Luke 13:29 “They shall come from the East, and from the West, and from the North, and from the South.”…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – The Cup (40 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued, on the Monday of week 12 (Mon 10th April 2000) Murray McCandless preached an unusal but solemn message on Bible cups. A cup being filled (Gen 15:16); a cup over-filled (Luke 3:18-20) and a cup emptied (John 18:11, 19:29-30). You are filing a cup every day you live without Christ – a cup that will overflow one day and bring judgment. Look at the lives of Belshazzar, Saul, Herod, Judas and Pilate and remember: there’s…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – When, Where and How (45 min)

With blessing in weeks 10 and 11, the Coleraine meetings were extended. On Sunday 9th April 2000, at the start of week 12, Peter Orasuk read about the “second death” and the “second birth” (Rev 20:11-15, John 3:3-7). You must have the second birth to avoid the second death. So: when, where and how were you born again? Peter told with warmth and fondness of the spot in house of Albert Ramsay in Prince Edward Island where he was saved.…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – “The Way of Cain” (48 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued, the evangelist Peter Orasuk from Prince Edward Island, Canada, arrived in late Feb 2000 to join Murray McCandless and help in the meetings. Soon after, Murray’s dear and godly mother, Ruth McCandless, was suddenly called home to heaven. Peter continued the meetings while Murray went home to Canada for the funeral. With Murray back from Canada, both evangelists preached away nightly through the month of March and a number of souls were saved. Then on…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – The Value of a Soul (40 min)

On Tuesday 15th Feb 2000, as te 4th week of the Coleraine meetings continued, Murray McCandless preached on “the value of a soul” from Mark 8:36-27. In light of the fact that you will live forever either in heaven or hell, what is your soul worth? What would you be willing to risk losing it for? Mr McCandless looked at a number of people in the Bible who played the fool and lost their souls, like Abner and Esau. But…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – “I am the Door” (41 min)

On Sunday 13th Feb 2000, as the Coleraine meetings commended their 4th week, Murray McCandless preached on the great gospel text “I am the door, by Me is any man enter in, he shall be saved” (John 10:9). Hanging on the wall behind the pulpit throughout this series of meeting was the “Two Roads Chart“. There’s only one door and we’re all born outside of it! To be saved you must enter the door. When did you enter the door?…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – The Great Supper (37 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued in their second week, on Tuesday 1st Feb 2000 Murray McCandless preached on “the great supper” from Luke 14:16-24. He drew simple yet powerful lessons from the fact that the supper of which the Lord spoke had been financed by another, that the banqueting house was going to be filled, and that acceptance of the invitation to the supper had to come first, above every other consideration. He applies this to the “gospel supper” and…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – The Prodigal Son (38 min)

2020 is the 20th anniversary year of a much blessed series of gospel meetings in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, with Canadian evangelists Murray McCandless and Peter Orasuk. The meetings commenced on Sunday 23rd January 2000 and were expected to run for perhaps 6-8 weeks. In the end, due to the interest and the ongoing blessing, the meetings kept being extended “one more week” and didn’t eventually finish until May. Every night for 19 weeks, including Saturdays, the gospel was preached, first…

Remember Lot’s Wife (37 min)

GOSPEL MEETINGS 2008 – Murray McCandless preaches a message of warning from the words of Christ – “Remember Lot’s wife”, pointing out her life, her look and her loss (Message preached Wednesday April 30th 2008)

How to Do Door to Door Evangelism (32 min)

Murray McCandless explains how to effectively reach people with the gospel in their own homes. This neglected but Biblical task (Acts 20:20) has been greatly used of God over the centuries and remains an effective and direct method of gospel labour. Learn from an experienced evangelist with a lifetime of work in this area (Message preached 27th April 2008)

How to Witness One on One (33 min)

Murray McCandless explains how to witness ‘one on one’ from Acts Chapter 8. He gives useful tips on personal work, the use of gospel tracts and pointing sinners to Christ (Message preached 20th April 2008)

From Calvary to Hell (32 min)

GOSPEL MEETINGS 2008 – Murray McCandless preaches a searching message from Luke’s gospel chapter 23 about a man who went “from Calvary to hell” (Preached Sunday April 20th 2008)

The One Handed Sinner (40 min)

GOSPEL MEETINGS 2008 – Murray McCandless preaches a gospel message on the “one handed sinner” from Mark Chapter 3. He drew lessons from this miracle in a very effective way (Preached Friday April 18th 2008)

How to Prepare a Gospel Message (32 min)

Murray McCandless gives practical help on how to preach the gospel. How to prepare, structure, illustrate and deliver a gospel message (Message preached 13th April 2008 – please excuse the hail storm in the background at one point)

I am the Door (36 min)

GOSPEL MEETINGS 2008 – Murray McCandless preaches a straightforward and simple gospel message from John 10:9 – “I am the Door” (Preached Sunday April 13th 2008)

You must be born again (38 min)

GOSPEL MEETINGS 2008 – Murray McCandless preaches on the the Lord’s words: “You must be born again”, as well as the narrative of the serpent on the pole from Numbers Ch. 21 (Preached Saturday April 12th 2008)

Seeking the Lost (41 min)

GOSPEL MEETINGS 2008 – Murray McCandless preaches a gospel message on the subject of the Lord Jesus Christ “seeking the lost”, from Luke chapter 19 (Preached Thursday April 10th 2008)

Where art thou? (38 min)

GOSPEL MEETINGS 2008 – Murray McCandless preaches on God’s question to Adam – “Where art thou?” and challenges the audience to “get located” as to where they stand before God (Preached Tuesday April 8th 2008)