Sermons on Biographies

Sermons on Biographies

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…

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)