Sermons on Assembly Truth

Sermons on Assembly Truth

Ministry at the Supper (32 min)

PART 4 – Mervyn Hall takes up the subject of ministry of the Word of God at the Lord’s Supper. Using the example of the Lord in the Upper Room and on the Emmaus Road (Luke 22 & 24) and that of Paul in Acts 20, he outlines the scope, style and subject of ministry suitable on such an occasion both before and after partaking of the emblems. Mervyn also gives practical hints in relation to studying for, preparing for and delivering…

Singing at the Supper (37 min)

PART 3 – Michael Penfold takes up the subject of singing at the Lord’s Supper. Referencing verses in Matthew, Colossians, Ephesians and Corinthians, principles are outlined that give us a pattern for the use and selection of hymns when we gather each Lord’s Day to break bread and remember the Lord. Among other things, the issues of ‘musical instruments’ and ‘exclusive Psalmody’ are briefly touched on  (Message preached Sept 18th 2016)

Thanksgiving at the Supper (36 min)

PART 2 – Joshua Jacob takes up the subject of thanksgiving at the Lord’s Supper. What should be our focus as we gather to break bread? Josh brings out guiding principles under various headings:  “Contemplation of the Lord Jesus”, “Commandment of the Lord Jesus” etc. We are there to break bread, said the Lord, “in remembrance of Me”, and thus the person and work of Christ are before us as we gather to give thanks to God for His unspeakable…

The Meaning and Purpose of the Lord’s Supper (42 min)

PART 1 – Mervyn Hall introduces a series of messages about “the Lord’s Supper” or “the breaking of bread”. Under seven headings, Mervyn discusses issues such as the purpose, dignity, responsibility and declarative message of “the feast of remembrance”. He also delves into history and reveals some interesting facts as to how this central Christian privilege has been viewed over the centuries (Message preached Sept 4th 2016)

Assembly Discipline (36 min)

PART 12 – Michael Penfold speaks on the subject of “assembly discipline”. He covers a number of different types of assembly discipline, before concentrating on the two issues that call for excommunication – serious moral evil, and serious doctrinal error. He lists a number of Biblical reasons why assembly discipline is necessary, outlining its role and purpose (Message preached 19th June 2016)

Giving (39 min)

PART 11 – Joshua Jacob takes up the topic of giving, following on from the topic of stewardship (Part 10 in this series). He broadens out the subject to speak on personal exercise in the faithful use and management of a Christian’s finances. He urges his audience to seek first the kingdom of God and not to live a life focussed on material gain, but rather to invest for eternity (Message preached 12th June 2016)

Stewardship and the Local Assembly (44 min)

PART 10 – Leslie Craig preaches on the responsibilities, requirements and the review of the stewardship given to Christians. From Luke 16, 1 Cor 4, Titus 1 and 1 Peter 3, Mr Craig shows that all Christians are stewards – of time, of love, of property and of gift – and will answer to God one day for how we handled the responsibility He put into our hands (Message preached 5th June 2016)

Membership and the Local Assembly (41 min)

PART 9 – Mervyn Hall preaches on membership of the local assembly from 1 Corinthians 12. Concepts of necessity, equality, unity and diversity are brought out in connection with the metaphor of the body. The topic is dealt with under three headings: foundation, figure and fruition. Practical teaching is given relative to gift in the assembly (Message preached 29th May 2016)

Lordship and the Local Assembly (37 min)

PART 8 – Michael Penfold preaches on the many vital ways in which the “Lordship of Christ” affects the local assembly, all drawn from the first epistle to the Corinthians. He spends the first half of his message distinguishing between the Biblical concepts of “headship” and “lordship”, before expanding on the ramifications of Christ’s lordship over the assembly (Message preached 22nd May 2016)

Headship and the Local Assembly (37 min)

PART 7 – Joshua Jacob preaches from 1 Corinthians Ch 11:1-16 on the topic of headship and its symbolic display in the uncovered head of the man and the covered head of the woman in the gatherings of the assembly. He outlines the glories in the verses and sets out the spheres of order that God has ordained – world order, assembly order and home order (Message preached 15th May 2016)

How Does an Assembly Function? (38 min)

PART 6 – Mervyn Hall preaches from 1 Corinthians Ch 3 and highlights the three metaphors for the local assembly in the chapter – God’s husbandry, God’s building and God’s temple. After expounding the background to the chapter, Mervyn develops numerous principles essential to the proper, unified and scriptural functioning of a local assembly (Message preached 8th May 2016)

Assembly Fellowship and Reception (42 min)

PART 5 – Michael Penfold preaches on the fact, focus and function of assembly fellowship. He stresses that believers are not “received to the breaking of bread” but rather “to the whole assembly”, with all of its privileges and responsibilities. Being received into an assembly means “continuing stedfastly” in the apostles’ doctrine, the breaking of bread, the fellowship and the prayers (Acts 2:42). It’s a matter of conviction, not convenience! (Message preached 1st May 2016)