Sermons on Biographies

Sermons on Biographies

Joseph in God’s House (49 min)

PART 6 of 6 – In the final installment of the series, Sandy Higgins preaches on “Joseph in God’s house” under 5 headings: 1. Joseph and the birthright, 2. the blessing, 3. his bones, 4. his bonds and 5. his bequest. Mr Higgins applies many practical lessons from these aspects of the life of one who is a beautiful picture of the Lord Jesus Christ. In a significant part of the message – about Joseph’s bones – Mr Higgins speaks…

Joseph in His Personal House (45 min)

PART 5 of 6 – Sandy Higgins preaches on “Joseph in his personal house” in Egypt. Joseph’s personal house was marked by heavenly character in 4 respects. In his house 1. headship was acknowledged; 2. hospitality was experienced; 3. holiness was evident and 4. harmony was found at his table. Mr Higgins makes practical application of all of this for the edification of the listener. Readings: Gen 43:16-17, 43:24-34, 44:14-17, 44:30-45:5, 45:9-11, 14-24 (Message preached in Waterloo, Iowa, 2007).

Joseph in Pharoah’s House (42 min)

PART 4 of 6 – Sandy Higgins preaches “Joseph in the Pharoah’s house” under 4 headings. Joseph the skilful administrator, Joseph the scrupulous steward, Joseph the spiritual brother, and Joseph the sorrowing son. Joseph proved to be a leader with perception, faithfulness and godliness as he rose from the dungeon to a position of great authority in Egypt, in fulfillment of the dreams God gave him as a youth. Reading: Gen 41:40-45, 43:50-57, 43:19-23, 45:1-2, 16, 21-24, 46:31-34, 47:2, 5-6,…

Joseph in the Prison House (39 min)

PART 3 of 6 – Sandy Higgins preaches on “Joseph in the prison house”. This was a difficult time for Joseph. Knowing that he didn’t deserve the terrible events that came his way, the prison period raised the question of why believers suffer? Mr Higgins gives 5 reasons why believers suffer: 1. Occasionally it’s punitive, because of transgression; 2. Then preparative, for future usefulness and service; 3. Often preventative, against pride and disqualification; 4. Always to proclaim or reveal God’s…

Joseph in Potiphar’s House (37 min)

PART 2 of 6 – Sandy Higgins speaks on “House No 2” in the life of Joseph – namely, Potiphar’s house. Sandy uses 4 headings: the Christian and his employment: the Christian and enticement: the Christian and evil doers; and the Christian at his extremity. A practical message that develops several much-needed themes concerning God’s providence in our lives, in our trials and in our temptations. Reading: Gen Ch 39 (Message preached in Waterloo, Iowa, 2007)  

Joseph in his Parents’ House (49 min)

PART 1 of 6 – Sandy Higgins takes up the life of Joseph in 6 messages, built around the various houses in his life, starting with “Joseph in his parent’s house”. Reading the whole of Genesis 37, Mr Higgins then looks at the teen years of Joseph as he dealt with peer pressure and envy and assorted other challenges in his home. A practical helpful message to start this useful series of sermons. (Message preached in Waterloo, Iowa, 2007)

Daniel – A Lifetime of Consistently Standing for God (39 min)

PART 9 – Mervyn Hall preaches on Daniel who repeatedly, throughout his long life in exile, took a stand for God and truth despite overwhelming pressure from the dangerous and godless culture of Babylon. He refused Babylon’s way of living (Dan 1), its worldview (Dan 2) and its worship (Dan 3). Each victory took shape from the previous one as he formed godly habits of spiritual discipline in a far off land. Mervyn applies these lessons to the challenging times…

Esther – Making a Mark for God by Understanding the Time (42 min)

PART 8 – Michael Penfold preaches on Queen Esther, who “came to the Kingdom for such a time as this“. After some introductory remarks about the story of Esther, Michael asks how well we understand the uniquely difficult times in which we live. Ours is the age of “Richard Dawkins, Lady Gaga and amazon.com”. In other words, for us, “Persian culture” is the inescapable all-pervasive influence of the enlightenment, the sexual revolution and consumerism, both in the world around us…

Nehemiah – Finding Opportunities in Days of Difficulty (40 min)

PART 7 – Josh Jacob preaches on Nehemiah, a man who, returning from Babylon with a deep sense of yearning for the glory of God and the welfare of His city and His people, rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem amidst all kinds of difficulties and opposition. Nehemiah fixed his focus (Ch 1), found the facts (Ch 2), formed the fellowship (Ch 3), fortified their faith (Ch 4), faced the foe (Ch 5), fulfilled his function (Ch 6). Readings from the…

David – Making a Mark in Difficult Days (41 min)

PART 6 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the young David – the shepherd, the Psalmist and the armour-bearer. God prepared David as a youth for later public service and leadership in the nation of Israel; but first David had to learn to be alone, to be obscure and to rely up on his God. The test of the battle with Goliath in the valley of Elah would prove the value all that David had learned in private in his walk…

Samuel – Serving God in a Difficult Climate (42 min)

PART 5 – Dan Rudge preaches on the young seer named Samuel, a young man who grew up in a climate that was corrupt and dangerous politically, morally and spiritually. In contrast to the other young men around him, the child Samuel stood out as a faithful devoted servant of the Lord. It’s not easy or popular, especially as a teenager with peer pressure all around, to stand against the spirit of the age – but Samuel’s example encourages us.…

Ruth – Committed to the Lord in a Day of Departure (42 min)

PART 4 – Joshua Jacob preaches on Ruth the Moabitess who was marked by commitment to the interests of the God of Israel in a culture and situation naturally foreign to her. She was a disallowed stranger (Ruth Ch 1), a diligent worker (Ch 2), a dutiful pleader (Ch 3) and a destined mother (Ch 4). Josh draws lessons from the life and experience of Ruth to encourage us to overcome life’s difficulties and adversities through faith in the God…

Gideon – Standing for God in a Difficult Time (42 min)

PART 3 – Jonathan Black preaches on Gideon (from Judges Chs 6-8), a man who stood for God in an age when “every man did that which was right in his own eyes”. Jonathan gives practical ministry on Gideon’s quiet private preparation for the public role that he was later to have as he exercised faith in his God, despite his weakness and fear. Though a “mighty man of valour”, he knew what it was to depend on his God,…

Joseph – A Young Man in a Difficult Situation (36 min)

PART 2 – Michael Penfold preaches on Joseph (from Genesis 37 & 39), a young man who stood for God in difficult circumstances. He overcame the bad influence of older siblings, the unwise favouritism of his father, the betrayal of his brothers and the vice and lies his master’s wife. But perhaps even greater than all of this was his victory over victimhood. He didn’t see himself as a victim. He didn’t fall into self-pity. He trusted in a sovereign…

Standing For God in a Difficult Age (39 min)

PART 1 – Opening a series of biographical studies on young people in the Bible who stood for God in difficult times, Mervyn Hall explains the features of the uniquely difficult “present evil age” in which we now live. He outlines from Scripture 1. the corruption of this age, 2. the charm of this age, and 3. the challenge of this age and gives practical Biblical guidance as to how to walk for God and stand for God at such…

Women Who Knew Paul (43 min)

PART 11 – Josh Jacob closes the sermon series on “Women in the Bible” with a message about women known to the apostle Paul, including Phoebe, Priscilla, Lydia and two sisters in Philippi named Euodias and Syntyche. The commendation that Paul gives these and other women forever puts to rest any idea that Paul was a misogynist! Josh starts in Romans 16 with a long list of names commended by Paul, including numerous women (Message preached 19th Nov 2017)

Mary Magdalene (40 min)

PART 10 – Mervyn Hall preaches on Mary Magdalene. After introducing the subject by listing and briefly commenting on a number of different women who followed Christ and ministered to Him, he speaks of Mary Magdalene in detail. She exemplified the power of regeneration; she identified with Christ in His crucifixion; she testified of Christ in His resurrection (Message preached 12th Nov 2017)

Mary and Martha (44 min)

PART 9 – Jonathan Black preaches on Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus, who lived in Bethany near Jerusalem at the time of Christ. This is a practical and challenging message about the Christian home, hospitality, holiness, personal devotion, Bible Reading and worship. Jonathan encourages his audience to take time to “sit at Christ’s feet”, despite all the distractions of the present day (Message preached 5th Nov 2017)

Mary the Mother of Jesus (42 min)

PART 8 – Michael Penfold preaches on the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus; her service, song, Son and sorrow. He closes by highlighting a number of widely held errors about Mary; titles such as “Mother of God”, “Queen of heaven” and “Mediatrix”, and other issues such as her supposed “assumption to heaven”, “immaculate conception”, “perpetual virginity” and her “apparitions”. Rome’s idolatry makes the ecumenical movement a “table of demons” from which to remain separate (Message preached 22nd Oct…

Esther (36 min)

PART 7 – Josh Jacob preaches on Esther, the Jewish orphan girl who became the Queen of an empire. The narrative in the Bible book of Esther uniquely displays the “Master Weaver” – God – in action, not mentioned by name, but ever moving behind the scenes. Esther was “governed by His providence”, “grew according to His plan”, was “guarded by His power” and “guided by His purpose” (Message preached 15th Oct 2017)

Hannah and Peninnah (40 min)

PART 6 – Michael Penfold preaches on Hannah, the mother of Samuel. Out of her tragic circumstances – the nation in chaos, its priesthood corrupted, her own barrenness, and her domestic grief – comes a “man-child” who became Israel’s mighty prophet, kingmaker and nation restorer, Samuel. Peninnah seemed, at the start, to have it all going for her…but the long view shows that God honours those who honour Him (Message preached 8th Oct 2017)

Naomi, Ruth and Orpah (43 min)

PART 5 – Jonathan Black preaches on Naomi, Ruth and Orpah. Naomi – a triumph of grace in restoration; Ruth – a trophy of grace in redemption; Orpah – a tragedy regarding grace, in rejection. After an interesting introduction about the remarkable inclusion of unexpected women in the genealogy of Christ in Matthew 1, Jonathan brings a practical and helpful line of teaching from the book of Ruth (Message preached 1st Oct 2017)

Rahab, Deborah and Jael (34 min)

PART 4 – Mervyn Hall preaches on Rahab, Deborah and Jael. Each of these three women lived counter-culturally in times of difficulty and danger – because they were “women of conviction”. The days of the “judges” were dark days in which “everyone did that which was right in their own eyes”. The lives of these godly women contain many lessons for us today (Message preached 24th Sept 2017)

Jochebed and Miriam (41 min)

PART 3 – Joshua Jacob preaches on Jochebed and Miriam – mother and daughter – from Exodus 2 and Hebrews 11. Jochebed was a godly mother, marked by foresight, fortitude, and fervour, and whose future was seen in the remarkable lives of Moses, Aaron and Miriam. From Jochebed lessons can be learned as to the care and skills needed to raise a family for God in a difficult day. Miriam is looked at as to her character, her choir and…

Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Leah (43 min)

PART 2 – Norman Mellish preaches on the wives of the patriarchs and draws out practical lessons from each one. Sarah a woman of faith; Rebekah a woman of hope; Rachel a woman of love; Leah a woman of grace. Sarah – “taught by God”; Rebekah “sought by the servant”; Rachel “wrought for by Jacob”; Leah “fought for her family”. Mr Mellish lays emphasis on seeking the mind of God and becoming a child of destiny, as well as longing to…

Eve – The First Woman (40 min)

PART 1 – Michael Penfold preaches on the first women in the Bible – Eve, the wife of Adam. A number of basic issues are covered in this message, including the Bible’s teaching on gender (male and female), the divinely designed different roles for men and women in the home, in society and in the assembly, and the Biblical reasons why women are not allowed to teach or pray publicly in assembly gatherings. Readings from Gen Chs 2-3, 1 Cor…

Here I Stand – I Can Do No Other (45 min)

In a wide ranging biographical message, David Gilliland traces the life of the Reformer Martin Luther and in particular homes in on the courageous and history-making “sola scriptura” stand that he took at the Diet of Worms in April of 1521, which Mr Gilliland proposes was the pivotal moment in the Reformation (Message preached 17th Apr 2017)

Learning from Gideon’s Days of Failure (47 min)

PART 5 – John Dennison preaches on Gideon’s days of failure and looks at the various ways in which he was tested and failed. Tested in days of prosperity, days of adversity and days of monotony. Warnings are given about the ease with which any of us could fail, yet encouragement is given that God looks at the whole of one’s life as He evaluates our service for Him (Message preached 30th Oct 2016)

Learning from Gideon’s Days of Frustration (46 min)

PART 4 – John Dennison preaches on Gideon’s days of frustration, as he had to deal with a number of frustrating situations in Judges Ch 8 after the major victory over the Midianite host. Learn the spiritual lessons that can be gleaned from how Gideon dealt with the Ephraimites, the men of Succoth, the men of Penuel and Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian (Message preached 29th Oct 2016)

Learning from Gideon’s Days of Fighting (46 min)

PART 3 – John Dennison preaches on Gideon’s days of fighting and draws multiple lessons from his battle with the Midianites. Listen as insights are given into the spiritual truths God is teaching us through the divinely guided reduction of Gideon’s army from 32,000 to 300 soldiers. The smallness, emptiness and brokenness of the weapons with which Gideon’s army overcame the enemy are challenging issues for us to face (Message preached 29th Oct 2016)

Learning from Gideon’s Days of Fear (54 min)

PART 2 – John Dennison preaches on Gideon’s days of fear (Judges 6:19-40). God separated Gideon unto Himself from his father’s gods and called him to be His servant, despite his fears. Listen as Mr Dennison outlines Gideon’s concern, his condition, his comprehension, his communication and his circumstances. Included are some helpful insights into the issue of “putting out a fleece” (Message preached Oct 28th 2016)

Learning from Gideon’s Days of Famine (54 min)

PART 1 – John Dennison preaches an introductory message on the life of Gideon drawing practical Biblical lessons from the narrative in Judges 6:1-24. After introducing the book of Judges and outlining the background of the chapter, John speaks on “the crisis of strife” (Midian), “the conviction of sin” (by the prophet’s message), and “the consecration of Gideon the servant” (Message preached Oct 27th 2016)

The Oxford Martyrs (53 min)

[Photos below] Tom West tells the story of the martyrdom of Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley and Thomas Cranmer (in 1555 and 1556). This stirring account of the courage of those who suffered through faithfulness to the Word of God, serves as a powerful reminder both of the cost of religious freedom in the UK and of the need for our own generation to hold firmly to the truth of the Word of God (Message preached 4th Oct 2015) (Photo: in…

John and Charles Wesley (42 min)

David Castles speaks on the “Wesley brothers” – John and Charles – the great 18th century preacher and hymn writer. Although deeply religious in their youth, neither John nor Charles Wesley were saved until later in life when they understood that salvation was by grace alone. Some of what they were able to accomplish in their lifetimes by the grace of God is recounted in this interesting presentation (Message preached 27th Sept 2015)

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)

The Life and Work of William Tyndale (56 min)

Mervyn Hall speaks on the life and work of William Tyndale (1494-1536). This is an inspiring message highlighting the great things the Lord accomplished through this tireless servant of God, who was martyred for his faith at the age of 42. Tyndale was the first person in history to translate the New Testament into English from the Greek and his contribution to the Reformation, to the people of God in general, to the history of the world, not to mention…

The Apostle Peter (46 min)

PART 8 – From Peter’s 2nd epistle, Scott Dunn highlights four lessons that the author wants us to remember; the reality of our salvation; the resources in the Spirit; our responsibility; and the reward for our service. He makes the challenging point that, although Peter is often remembered for his failures, he was quickly restored and didn’t repeat his mistakes (Message preached 28th May 2015)

Timothy (42 min)

PART 7 – Josh Jacob preaches on the life of Timothy, a man who knew the scriptures from childhood and was converted later in life through the labours of the apostle Paul. Paul took Timothy under his wing and in this message we relearn the principle of an older man working with a younger, and are reminded of some of the vital lessons that must be passed between the generations (Message preached 21st May 2015)

The Apostle Paul (38 min)

PART 6 – Michael Penfold preaches on the apostle Paul – his character, his conversion, his career and his coronation. Paul’s authority as an apostle, his ministry as a preacher, his energy in gospel labour, his responsibility in caring for all the churches, his adversity in suffering for Christ and his loyalty to the truth of God, are all commented on and applied (Message preached 14th May 2015)

The Apostle John (42 min)

PART 5 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the apostle John – as a disciple, servant, brother and elder. Highlighting various incidents in the life of “the disciple whom Jesus loved”, Mervyn draws out lessons in connection with John’s separation, suffering and service. John’s life and ministry teach us that truth without love is brutal, while love without truth is fatal (Message preached 7th May 2015)

John Mark (42 min)

PART 4 – David Castles preaches on John Mark, the writer of the gospel of Mark, and the companion of Paul. Converted through the preaching of Peter, with a godly mother in Mary, John Mark went from failure to fruitfulness as a servant of God. He then wrote a gospel about the “perfect servant”, the Lord Jesus Christ! The unique features of Mark’s gospel are also helpfully spelt out in this message (Message preached 30th Apr 2015)

Mary, Martha and Lazarus (48 min)

PART 3 – Dan Rudge preaches on Mary the worshipper, Martha the worker and Lazarus the witness. He draws numerous thoughtful and pertinent lessons from the home in Bethany, which he helpfully portrays as a picture of the local assembly. He challenges his audience to spend time at the feet of Christ like Mary, rather than fall into the trap of “the barrenness of a busy life” like Martha (Message preached 23rd Apr 2015)

Joshua – The Destruction of the Canaanites (26 min)

PART 8 – Dan Rudge preaches on the issue of the “moral dilemma” posed by Israel’s destruction of the Canaanites in the time of Joshua. How could a “God of love” have commanded such a thing? In a well-reasoned Biblical response, Dan highlights the holy character and long-suffering nature of God, and the sovereign way in which He visited judgment on the sins of the Canaanites, but also later visited the same judgment on Israel when they sinned in like…

Joseph and Mary (31 min)

PART 2 – Tom West preaches on Joseph and Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus. He outlines the lineage, the leading and the legacy of this godly couple in whose home the Lord of glory was raised. The Lord’s links to King David through the two genealogies – Matthew Ch 1 and Luke Ch 3 – are traced and explained. Mary is given her proper place as a privileged woman, but nevertheless one who was a sinner in need…

Joshua – Conquering the Land (25 min)

PART 7 – Josh Jacob preaches on the three major phases of Israel’s conquest of Canaan. The destruction of Jericho – a picture of overcoming the world. The 5 southern Kings who were put in a cave – a picture of overcoming the flesh. The northern alliance under Jabin – a picture of overcoming the devil. These are the Christian’s three enemies and scriptural strategies for overcoming them are outlined in this message (Message preached 12th Apr 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)

Joshua – The Treaty with the Gibeonites (27 min)

PART 6 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the disastrous treaty Joshua signed with the deceptive Gibeonites. He challenges his audience in the areas of business, personal relationships and assembly associations, not to enter into “binding human contracts” with the world. Pragmatism may suggest reasons for compromise, but marrying an unbeliever, or partnering in business with one, or joining “Churches Together”, are all leagues with the world that will bring disaster (Message preached 29th Mar 2015)

Joshua – Jericho a Picture of the World (25 min)

PART 5 – Michael Penfold preaches on pictures of the “world system” in the Bible. Egypt, a world of slavery that wants to dominate us; Babylon, a world of idolatry that wants to deceive us; Sodom, a world of immorality that wants to defile us; and Jericho, a world of hostility that wants to defeat us. Achan fell for Jericho’s fare. Like Eve, Lot, David and others, he saw something beautiful, desired it and took it…to his ruin (Message preached 22nd Mar…

Joshua – Conquest of Jericho (26 min)

PART 4 – Joshua Jacob preaches on the conquest of Jericho and the salvation of Rahab. Rahab’s deliverance is a unique example of the grace and mercy of God to sinners. The scarlet thread, the promise of the spies and the blowing of the trumpets are all given a gospel application. Some interesting footnotes about Jericho and archaeology are included in this message (Message preached 8th Mar 2015)

Joshua – Crossing the Jordan (23 min)

PART 3 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the crossing of the Jordan by the 12 tribes of Israel and draws spiritual lessons from the placement of the two piles of 12 stones, the national circumcision at Gilgal, the keeping of the Passover and the eating of the “old corn of the land”. These Old Testament types are then linked to the teaching of Colossians Ch 2 (Message preached 1st Mar 2015)

Joshua – One of the Few that were Saved (28 min)

PART 2 – Michael Penfold preaches on Joshua as a picture of the sinner who believes the gospel and proves the genuineness of his faith when the “big test” comes. All profession of faith is tested. For Joshua it was the giant enemies in the land of Canaan. For us it might be the temptations of University life, or persecution, or some other of the trials and crises of life. “Take heed…lest there be in any of you an evil…

Joshua – His Call and Character (26 min)

PART 1 – Josh Jacob introduces the character of Joshua, the successor of Moses, who led the children of Israel into their inheritance. A slave in Egypt, a servant to Moses, a spy searching out the land and a soldier in battle. From various aspects of Joshua’s life and labour we learn practical lessons about leadership and the passing of the torch to the next generation. (Message preached 8th Feb 2015)

Moses – His Last Words (29 min)

PART 7 – Merv Hall preaches on final days of Moses’s life – highlighting his song (Deut 32), his blessing (Deut 33) and his death (Deut 34). In particular this message dwells on the song of Moses in Deut 32 and highlights 5 references to God as His people’s “rock”. God is a “faithful” rock, but due to His people’s waywardness became a “forsaken” and “forgotten” rock, as they sought after “false” rocks. Practical lessons are drawn from “the last…

Moses – Rebellious Relatives (26 min)

PART 6 – Michael Penfold preaches on the plots against Moses from his sister and brother (Numbers Ch 12) and his cousin (Ch 16). The two passages are compared and similarities noted. Marked by jealousy, discontentment and hunger for power, Miriam and Korah took on the leadership of Israel with disastrous results. Lessons on the need for faithfulness are drawn from these two striking passages of scripture (Message preached 11th Jan 2015)

Moses – Through The Wilderness (29 min)

PART 5 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the wilderness journey of Israel. Working his way through 1 Cor 10:1-12, which states that the wilderness events were examples or types, written for our admonition, he highlights five events: the disobedience at Taberah, the insubordination at Sinai, the sedition at Shittim, the apostasy in the wilderness and the mutiny at Paran and brings practical exhortation to bear from each (Message preached 14th Dec 2014)

Moses – Leaving Egypt (25 min)

PART 4 – Joshua Jacob preaches on the departure of the people of Israel from Egypt. He speaks of a people ready to march, redeemed at the Red Sea, finding a remedy at Mara and at rest in Elim. The triumph over Pharoah in the Red Sea, commemorated in Moses’s “song of redemption”, is highlighted and applied to the blessings of believers today (Message preached 7th Dec 2014)

Moses – Confrontation with Pharoah (27 min)

PART 3 – Michael Penfold preaches on Moses’s confrontation with Pharoah. What would Moses do? Accept Pharoah’s compromises or obey the Lord’s commandment? Would Moses meet Pharoah halfway and find an accommodation with him, or would he “hold the line” and obey the Lord? This message is a challenge to maintain separation from the world and refuse its attempts to blunt our sanctification and dedication to the Lord (Message preached 30th Nov 2014)

Moses – Education and Exile (29 min)

PART 2 – Mervyn Hall speaks on the two major transitions in Moses’s life. Moses’s life is in three parts of 40 years each. 40 formative years in Egypt ; 40 “forgotten” years in Midian; and 40 “famous” years leading Israel through the desert. The transitions between these defined periods of his life hold many pertinent lessons in connection with discerning the calling and leading of God in our own lives as we seek His will for service and usefulness…

Moses – Introduction (28 min)

PART 1 – Josh Jacob introduces the life of Moses, the man of God. He lays particular emphasis on his upbringing and the mighty potential that was nurtured by his parents Amram and Jochebed. Those years of preparation were influenced and guided by the faith of Moses’s parents despite Moses being trained up in the all the knowledge and wisdom of the Egyptians. A challenging message calling us to imitate the faith of these godly people of faith (Message preached…

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).

Kings Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoachin and Zedekiah (44 min)

KINGS OF JUDAH Part 8 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the last 4 kings of Judah. He draws helpful lessons from a king who rejected the heritage of God; another who refused the discipline of God; another who ruined the house of God and a final one who rebelled against the servant of God (Message preached 18th July 2013)

Kings Manasseh, Amon and Josiah (33 min)

KINGS OF JUDAH Part 7 – Josh Jacob preaches on the 14-16th Kings of Judah – Manasseh, Amon and Josiah. The contrast between Manasseh and Josiah could hardly be greater! Joshua draws pertinent and powerful lessons about rebellion and revival from these notable Davidic sovereigns (Message preached 11th July 2013)

King Hezekiah (44 min)

KINGS OF JUDAH Part 6 – David Dalton preaches on the 13th King of Judah – good King Hezekiah. He exhorts his audience to follow this revival king in his noble restoration of the nation and in his zeal and courage in facing and defeating the enemies of God’s people (Message preached July 4th 2013)

Kings Amaziah, Uzziah, Jotham and Ahaz (40 min)

KINGS OF JUDAH Part 5 – Gordon Stewart preaches on the 9th-12th Kings of Judah, namely Amaziah, Uzziah, Jotham and Ahaz. The first two, both marked by pride, tried to unite what God had separated. Amaziah tried to unite Israel and Judah; Uzziah, the office of priest and King. Helpful lessons are drawn from these and other incidents (Message preached June 20th 2013)

Kings Jehoram, Ahaziah, Athaliah and Jehoash (30 min)

KINGS OF JUDAH Part 4 – Kevin Oh preaches a helpful message on the 5th-8th Kings of Judah, namely Jehoram, Ahaziah, Athaliah (Queen) and Jehoash. He describes them, respectively, as an inglorious King that no one mourned; an ineffective King that no one honoured; an iniquitous Queen that no one adored, and an impressionable King that no one survived (Message preached June 13th 2013)

King Jehoshaphat (38 min)

KINGS OF JUDAH Part 3 – David West preaches on King Jehoshaphat. He relates the tragic story of this great man’s compromises – in particular the various unequal yokes in which he engaged. An instructive message. (Message preached June 6th 2013)

Kings Abijam and Asa (35 min)

KINGS OF JUDAH Part 2 – Michael Penfold preaches on the 2nd and 3rd Kings of Judah, Abijam and Asa. Asa was a “revival King” and challenging lessons are drawn from the foundation that underpinned the revival, the faith the accompanied the revival and the folly that wrecked the revival (Message preached May 30th 2013)

King Rehoboam (37 min)

KINGS OF JUDAH Part 1 – Norman Mellish opens a series of messages on the Kings of Judah (the Southern Kingdom). He outlines the background of the era, from the days of Samuel through to Solomon, before going into greater detail as he draws out numerous pertinent lessons from the life of Rehoboam and his father Solomon (Message preached May 23rd 2013)

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)

Studies in the Life of the Deborah and Barak (48 min)

Bob Berry speaks on Judges 4 & 5 and outlines principles involved in the fight against error for us today. He also deals with feminist claims about Deborah’s service for the Lord and contrasts her with Jael (Message given 22nd October 2009)

Studies in the Life of the Older Samuel (48 min)

Josh Jacob brings a challenging message on Samuel the prophet in relation to his family, his ministry & his posterity. He closes with a searching look at Saul’s final days and his longing to see Samuel one more time (Ministry given October 15th 2009)

Studies in the Life of the Young Samuel (47 min)

David Dalton draws some weighty lessons from the life of young Samuel and those who knew him – Elkanah, Hannah, Peninnah, Eli, Hophni and Phinehas. A thought-provoking word with a strong practical edge (Ministry given October 8th 2009)

Studies in the Life of Jephthah (50 min)

John Salisbury covers a number of lesser known judges (Tola, Jair, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon) before going into detail on the life of Jephthah. He tackles the difficult question of whether Jephthah’s daughter was killed (Ministry given October 1st 2009)

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)

Lessons from the Life of Samson (38 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on lessons from the life of Samson, “The man who got used to doing the wrong thing”. Samson ended up losing his sight, his strength, his freedom and his testimony (Ministry given Thursday 17th September 2009)

Introduction to the Book of Judges (45 min)

Marcus Hall introduces a series of ministry meetings on the book of Judges and gives practical and helpful ministry on the first three Judges – Othniel, Ehud and Shamgar (Ministry given Thursday 10th September 2009)

The Life and Times of Moses (44 min)

Scott Dunn preaches on the life and times of Moses, concentrating on how he endured discouragement and hardship by “seeing Him who is invisible”, as he glimpsed the glory of God (Ministry given on 13th Mar 2008)

The Life and Times of Joseph (46 min)

John Salisbury preaches on the life and times of Joseph, drawing attention to his fruitfulness, his patience in trial and faithfulness in temptation. Many parallels are drawn between Joseph and Christ. (Ministry given on 6th Mar 2008)

The Life and Times of Enoch (36 min)

Michael Penfold preaches on the life and times of Enoch, highlighting the secret of his walk with God and how he pleased God and by virtue of his faith was translated to heaven without dying (Ministry given on 28th Feb 2008)

The Life and Times of Jacob (44 min)

Drew Meikle preaches on the life and times of Jacob. He comments on Jacob’s conversion, his realization of the weakness of the flesh and his appreciation of the God of the house of God (Ministry given on 21st Feb 2008)

The Life and Times of Abraham (40 min)

Joshua Jacob preaches on the life and times of Abraham. He traces the root, requirement and reward of his faith and draws out lessons from mistakes that Abraham made (Ministry given on 14th Feb 2008)

The Life and Times of Job (48 min)

Bob Berry preaches on the life and times of Job. He carefully and helpfully outlines the story, the characters, the arguments and the conclusion of the neglected book of Job (Ministry given on 7th Feb 2008)