Sermons by Peter Scarsbrook

Sermons by Peter Scarsbrook

When You Feel Overwhelmed (24 min)

Peter Scarsbrook preaches on Psalm 61 (see below) and follows the journey of the Psalmist from his “being overwhelmed” to “being preserved”. Much practical and wise teaching is extracted from this Psalm for the encouragement of the saint who is passing through difficult circumstances (Message preached at the Belfast Christmas conference 2009) Psalm 61 “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead…

7 Titles of Jehovah (46 min)

PART 2 – In the second of our series on “Scripture Sevens” Peter Scarsbrook speaks on 7 of the titles of Jehovah, namely: Jehovah-Tsidkenu, Jehovah-Jireh, Jehovah-Ropheka, Jehovah-Shalom, Jehovah-Mekaddishkem, Jehovah-Nissi and Jehovah-Shammah. These “compound names” have much to teach us about the nature of God, and provide much by way of practical thought-provoking ministry flowing therefrom. (Message preached 5th Dec 2020)

Sign No 6 – The Blind Man (39 min)

PART 7 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on the 6th sign in John’s gospel; the giving of sight to the blind man at the Pool of Siloam in Ch 9. Why did the Lord deal differently with this man, compared to how He dealt with Bartimaeus? Why was he sent to the pool of Siloam, not the pool of Bethesda? After answering these two related questions, Peter looks at a number of theological and practical issues thrown up by this remarkable…

Exposition of 2 Timothy Ch 2 (42 min)

Peter Scarsbrook works through 2 Timothy Ch 2 and brings out a list of pictures and portraits from the chapter as follows: a Steward, a Soldier, a Sportsman, a Sower, a Student, Stumblingblocks and a Servant. He brings forth some practical exhortations in relation to the Christian’s warfare; rightly dividing the Word of God dispensationally; not entangling oneself in politics and voting; and the need for labouring in the gospel (Message preached 23rd May 2019)

Blessed with All Spiritual Blessings (46 min)

PART 9 – Peter Scarsbrook expounds Ephesians 1:1-14, a vital New Testament passage that outlines the full range and import of the plans that God made before the foundation of the world for those “in Christ”. This glorious passage lets us into the “mystery of God’s will and purpose” which will culminate in everything in heaven and earth being headed up in Christ in the millennial kingdom (Message preached 29th Nov 2018)

What is Separation? (45 min)

PART 1 – Peter Scarsbrook opens a series of 8 messages on the topic of ‘separation’ and begins by defining what Biblical separation is. He first contrasts it with two unscriptural extremes – isolation, on the one hand, and integration on the other. He then outlines the truth of separation from 2 Cor 6:13-18 before finally pointing to 4 principles that inform a Christian’s separation: 1. The character of God, 2. The cross, 3. The Word of God and 4.…

Inspiration and Inscripturation (38 min)

PART 2 – Peter Scarsbrook expounds the truth of the “inspiration of Scripture”, basing his remarks on the two relevant and crucial New Testament passages – 2 Tim 3:15-17 and 2 Pet 1:19-21. What is “inspiration”? Are the actual words inspired, or just the thoughts and ideas they embody? These and other questions are examined as Peter defends with verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible (Message preached 21st Jan 2018)

Christ in the Gospel of John (43 min)

PART 4 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on “Christ in the Gospel of John”. After some helpful introductory remarks, Peter takes up numerous statements that other people made about Christ, starting with the words of John the Baptist in John Ch 1. Through these positive and negative comments, a fascinating portrait of the Son of God is brought before the hearer (Message preached 28th Sept 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)

What Church Should I Join? (38 min)

PART 4 – Christians need a spiritual home. The Bible speaks of Christians being “gathered in the name of the Lord Jesus” (Matt 18:20). In this message, Peter Scarsbrook looks at the truth of being part of a “local assembly”. Basing his remarks on Acts 2:42 he speaks of an assembly’s “foundation”, its “formation”, and a number of its vital “features”. If you are looking for scriptural guidance about assembly fellowship you will find this message helpful (Message preached 11th…

What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do? (41 min)

PART 3 – You’ve been saved, so what comes next? When Saul was saved on the road to Damascus his first question was, “Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?” He was seeking to be consecrated and devoted to the Lord! In this message Peter Scarsbrook uses Paul’s life as an example of what it means to be totally dedicated to the Lord and explains how a new believer can begin to please the Lord in obedience and service…

The Three Enemies of the Christian (43 min)

PART 2 – Know your enemy! It is essential that the Christian be aware of the direction from which dangers and attacks will come along life’s journey to heaven. Peter Scarsbrook explains that the Bible reveals three enemies – “the world”, “the flesh” and “the Devil”. Learn what the Bible has to say about conflict with these adversaries and how to overcome in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Peter outlines the armour of the Christian from Ephesians Chapter…

An Overview of 1 Corinthians (38 min)

Peter Scarsbrook gives an overview of the apostle Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians. He works through the 16 chapters of the epistle one by one, outlining each chapter’s chief characteristics and giving practical teaching therefrom. He contends that “carnality” was the chief problem at Corinth which in turn gave rise to all of the other problems in the assembly (division, immorality, idolatry etc.) (Message preached 10th 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)

The Hymn Writers – John Newton and William Cowper (42 min)

Peter Scarsbrook speaks on the lives and hymns of John Newton (1725-1807) and William Cowper (1731-1800) who lived and wrote together in Olney, England. The remarkable conversion story of John Newton is recounted in detail, leading as it did to the writing of one of the most well known hymns of all time – “Amazing Grace”. This is a fascinating and engaging look at a momentous illustration of “the grace of God in action” (Message preached 20th Sept 2015)

Why Holiness Matters (37 min)

PART 3 – After defining what holiness is, Peter Scarsbrook preaches on “Why holiness matters”. This is a vital and wide ranging message that examines the need for holiness in all spheres of life. Peter gives numerous relevant Biblical examples in his message as he outlines helpful scriptural advice and instruction on this neglected subject (Message preached 6th Aug 2015)

John The Baptist (38 min)

PART 1 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on the character of John the Baptist; an unusual man, with a unique ministry and an uncompromising message. Peter draws numerous insightful and pertinent lessons for his audience from various aspects of the life and labours of this faithful forerunner of Christ (Message preached 9th Apr 2015)

King Solomon (40 min)

Peter Scarsbrook preaches on Israel’s third King – Solomon. His wisdom, his workmanship, his worship and his worldliness. Solomon’s life has left many powerful lessons for us to learn, and this message presses them home with earnestness and power (Message preached 13th Feb 2014)

King David (40 min)

Peter Scarsbrook preaches on Israel’s second King – the Lord’s anointed – David. In a wide ranging message he brings out many great truths, interesting insights and refreshing thoughts to instruct, encourage and challenge God’s people. A very helpful message (Message preached 6th Feb 2014)

King Saul (40 min)

Peter Scarsbrook preaches on Israel’s first King – the people’s choice – Saul. He draws pertinent and powerful lessons from the life of the man who was head and shoulders above all the people, but who ultimately left behind a legacy of failure (Message preached 30th Jan 2014).

The Day of Atonement (38 min)

PART 6 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on Israel’s sixth annual feast, “The Day of Atonement”. He helpfully outlines the historical and dispensational aspects of this feast, particularly drawing attention to the reality of the nation of Israel’s future in a literal Kingdom after being physically and spiritually saved at Christ’s second advent (Message preached 6th Dec 2012)

Aaron as a Type of Christ (47 min)

TYPES OF CHRIST Part 4 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on Aaron and the office of Israel’s High Priest as a type of Christ. He combines doctrinal content with practical exhortations and encouragements from this fascinating subject (Message preached 2nd Feb 2012)

David as a Type of Christ (43 min)

TYPES OF CHRIST Part 3 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches very helpfully on David – from shepherd boy to King over all Israel – as a choice Old Testament type of Christ, great David’s greater Son (Message preached 26th Jan 2012)

The Ark of the Covenant as a Type of Christ (43 min)

TYPES OF CHRIST Part 2 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on the ark of the covenant – its construction, purpose, contents and movements. He expounds the ark’s rich typology and explains various lessons to be learnt from it in connection with worship and service (Message preached 19th Jan 2012)

The Manna as a Type of Christ (43 min)

TYPES OF CHRIST Part 1 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on the Manna that fell in the wilderness during the journey of the Israelites to Canaan. He draws Christ-exalting and practical teaching and lessons from this beautiful Old Testament type (Message preached 12th Jan 2012)

Standing for God (36 min)

EASTER CONF 2011 – Peter Scarsbrook opens the conference with an encouraging word on “standing for God”. Standing for the faith, standing in the fight and standing in the field. He challenges his audience to “stand in the gap”, from Eze 22:30 (Message preached 23rd April 2011)

Life of Moses – Part 2 (45 min)

Life of Moses PART 2 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on the last 40 years of Moses’s life and draws many helpful and encouraging lessons from those wilderness years, from the Red Sea almost to the Jordan (Message preached 24th Feb 2011)

Life of Moses – Part 1 (43 min)

Life of Moses PART 1 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on the first 40 years of Moses’s life. He outlines four vital choices Moses made that enabled him to become the meekest yet the greatest leader Israel ever had (Message preached 17th February 2011)

The Life of Joseph – Part 2 (40 min)

Life of Joseph PART 2 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on the later life of Joseph. He brings encouraging ministry on how Joseph learnt to trust the purpose and providence of God in his life (Message preached 10th February 2011)

The Life of Joseph – Part 1 (44 min)

Life of Joseph PART 1 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on the early life of Joseph. He brings weighty ministry on the temptation Joseph faced and how his testimony was preserved (Message preached 3rd February 2011)

Exposition of Genesis Chs 7 and 8 (37 min)

Peter Scarsbrook expounds Genesis Chs 7 and 8. He stands by the historicity of the narrative of Noah’s ark and gives a series of interesting observations as to the reality of and reasons behind the flood (Message preached 20th May 2010)

Lessons from the Life of Gideon (41 min)

Peter Scarsbrook gives incisive ministry on the life of Gideon. He explains the spiritual meaning behind the threshing-floor, the lapping at the river and many other incidents in Gideon’s eventful life (Ministry given Thursday 24th September 2009)

The Bible and Its Critics (35 min)

PART 3. Peter Scarsbrook preaches on “The Bible and Its Critics”. He traces 2,000 years of attacks on the Bible from ritualists, philosophers, scientists, historians, sects and scoffers and refutes them all (Message preached 18th December 2008)

The Bible and Its Capabilities (41 min)

PART 2. Peter Scarsbrook preaches on “The Bible and Its Capabilities”. The Bible is able to convict, convert, cleanse, counsel and comfort. An excellent, uplifting word of ministry (Message preached 11th December 2008)

The Bible and Its Contents (39 min)

PART 1. Peter Scarsbrook preaches on “The Bible and Its Contents”. He gives a broad outline of early Genesis before tracing four threads through the Bible – humanity, Israel, the Messiah and the church (Message preached 4th December 2008)

The World and the Assembly (41 min)

Peter Scarsbrook preaches on “The world and the assembly”. He covers our ministry to the world as well as looking at the world’s wrong mentality, methods and machinery all of which can adversely affect an assembly (Message given 18th September 2008)

Overcoming the World (42 min)

Peter Scarsbrook preaches on the vital subject of “overcoming the world” from the first epistle of John. Helpful guidance is given on this important topic (Message preached Nov 22nd 2007)

What it Means to be a Pilgrim (39 min)

PILGRIMS – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on “What it means to be a pilgrim, a stranger and an ambassador”. The vital but neglected truth of the pilgrim character of the Christian is helpfully expounded and applied (Message preached 20th Sept 2007)

Relationships Part 3 – God and Man (42 min)

Relationships (Part 3) – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on various aspects of the relationship between God and man. Personal Christianity rises or falls on the reality or otherwise of this vital, all-important and primary relationship (2007)