Sermons on A Complete Theology of the Gospel - 35 Audios (2011)

Sermons on A Complete Theology of the Gospel - 35 Audios (2011)

4 Words for Preaching the Gospel (28 min)

PART 35 – David Castles outlines the 4 different words the apostle Paul uses for “preaching” in 1 Corinthians Ch 1 and exhorts his audience to be interested and involved in the communication of the gospel message to a needy world (Message preached 11th Aug 2013)

The Call to Witnessing (27 min)

PART 34 – Josh Jacob issues an impassioned appeal to be fervent unashamed personal witnesses for Christ. He includes a stirring account of the life and death of David Livingstone as an example for us to follow (Message preached 23rd Oct 2011).

Preaching the Gospel Part 2 (25 min)

PART 33 – Michael Penfold gives guidance on preparing and delivering gospel messages. He describes the three main categories of gospel messages, and the three essential parts each message must have. He gives pointers as to how to effectively preach with repentance and faith as the desired result (Message preached 16th Oct 2011).

Preaching the Gospel Part 1 (27 min)

PART 32 – Michael Penfold gives Biblical counsel on gospel preaching and holding an audience’s attention. He describes the necessary attitude and bearing of the preacher, a man who will feel the burden of the message, and whose preaching must be scriptural, serious, simple and structured (Message preached 9th Oct 2011)

Sanctification (20 min)

PART 31 – Jonathan Black preaches on sanctification, which he explains is the result of and proof of a person’s justification. He challenges his audience to examine their separation unto the Lord and their effectiveness as a vessel in His hands (Mesage preached 2nd Oct 2011)

Eternal Security (31 min)

PART 30 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the eternal security of the believer. He deals with the oft-raised objection, “If a person is ‘once saved always saved’, doesn’t that mean they can live as they like and still go to heaven”? (Message preached 25th Sept 2011)

How Can I be Sure I am Saved (27 min)

PART 29 – Michael Penfold addresses the question “How can I be sure I am saved?” He explains that the work of Christ secures salvation, the word of God settles salvation and the witness of the Spirit seals salvation. Blessed assurance – Christ’s work for us, God’s word to us and the Spirit’s witness in us! (Message preached 18th Sept 2011)

What is “Coming to Christ”? (22 min)

PART 28 – From the parable of the sower, Michael Penfold preaches on what it means to truly “come to Christ”. Not a physical act, nor a mere mental act, not a mystical act, nor even a mere “decision”, but a definite resting on the person and work of Christ for salvation (Message preached 11th Sept 2011)

What Does it Mean to Believe? (26 min)

PART 27 – Mervyn Hall addresses the question, “What does it mean to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ?” He explains the concept of “receiving Christ” and outlines what is involved in the sinner trusting in Christ for salvation (Message preached 4th Sept 2011)

What is Faith? (20 min)

PART 26 – Josh Jacob outlines the meaning of faith. Its subject, source, scheme and strategy. He cautions against using analogies such as “trusting a chair will hold you up” as an illustration of saving faith (Message preached 28th Aug 2011)

Entering the Narrow Gate (24 min)

PART 25 – Michael Penfold preaches on what sinners forsake as they enter the narrow door at the start of the narrow way: self-righteousness, self-will, sin as the wilful practice of the life and heart-attachment to the world (Message preached 7th Aug 2011)

The Meaning of Repentance (24 min)

PART 24 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the vital subject of “repentance”. A definition, the doctrine and the demands of repentance. By way of illustration he contrasts the repentance of the prodigal son with the mere regret of Judas (Message preached 31st July 2011)

Conviction of Sin (24 min)

PART 23 – Michael Penfold preaches on “conviction of sin”. He seeks to explain what it is, and what it is not, so that as witnesses, preachers and parents, we can be discerning in dealing with souls (Message preached 17th July 2011)

The Exclusiveness of the Gospel (29 min)

PART 22 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the exclusive claims of the gospel. He deals with the issue of whether people who have never heard the gospel can still get to heaven. Rob Bell’s universalist book “Love Wins” is addressed, as is pluralism and inclusivism in general (Message preached 3rd July 2011)

Remission of Sins (26 min)

PART 21 – Josh Jacob outlines the Biblical truth of the “remission of sins”. He speaks of the why, what, Who, how and when of remission. At the close he takes up the question of the nature of the payment made at the cross for our forgiveness (Message preached 26th June 2011)

Redemption (28 min)

PART 20 – Mervyn Hall expounds the truth of redemption, which he defines as “to deliver in full by buying back”. Different Bible root words are examined as the truth of sinners being set free from the slave market of sin is examined (Message preached 19th June 2011)

Reconciliation (21 min)

PART 19 – Josh Jacob takes up the subject of reconciliation. While God has been propitiated, it is man that must be reconciled. Josh outlines the barriers to reconciliation that were removed at the cross, allowing former rebels to become friends of God (Message preached 12th June 2011)

Justification by Faith (24 min)

PART 18 – Michael Penfold preaches on “justification”. He clears up the Reformed confusion which says that the righteous life of Christ is imputed to the sinner, explaining instead that “righteousness from God” is imputed on the basis of the death of Christ (Message preached 5th June 2011)

What is Propitiation? (26 min)

PART 17 – Psychologists like Maslow held that humanity’s ills are due to “unmet needs”. His proposed remedy was a self-esteem boost. Michael Penfold expounds how the gospel meets the real need of the sinner – cleansing, justification, reconciliation etc. – all of which are based on the propitiation made at the cross (Message given 29th May 2011)

The Cross, Blood and Death of Christ (24 min)

PART 16 – Mervyn Hall outlines the doctrinal meaning behind the cross, the blood and the death of Christ. The fine distinctions between these themes are explained, but care is taken to show that they form a glorious whole as to the finished work of Christ (Message preached 22nd May 2011)

Why The Cross? (27 min)

PART 15 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the necessity of the cross and the suitability of Christ as Saviour. Both Christ and His cross were divinely appointed and prophetically predicted. Mervyn explains why God’s remedy, “Christ crucified”, is the only way to heaven (Message preached 15th May 2011)

Regeneration (22 min)

PART 14 – Josh Jacob preaches on the vital and fundamental Biblical doctrine of “regeneration”. He outlines the need to be born again, the nature of the new birth and the results of the new birth (Message preached May 8th 2011)

The Judgment of God (24 min)

PART 12 – Michael Penfold preaches on the vital subject of the judgment of God – its reality, solemnity, eventuality, unavoidability, accuracy and finality. He speaks of God’s wrath approaching, accumulating, abiding and appeased (Message given 17th April 2011)

God’s Right to Judge Sin and Sinner (23 min)

PART 11 – Mervyn Hall expounds upon the theme of God’s eternal, creatorial and legal right to judge sin and sinners. He outlines three results of God’s holy character and His righteous demands against sin – death in Adam, eternal punishment, and the propitiatory satisfaction made in the death of Christ on the cross (Message preached 20th Mar 2011)

The World’s False Measures of Justice (30 min)

PART 10 – Mervyn Hall examines 4 of the world’s false philosophies – utilitarianism, libertarianism, Kantianism and Aristotelianism – and explains how these systems of thought have corrupted sinful man’s view of God’s justice and His judgment on sin (Message preached 13th Mar 2011)

The Law and the Gospel (26 min)

PART 9 – Michael Penfold preaches on “the law and the gospel”. If salvation is not obtainable by keeping the law, then why did God give it? Five purposes for the giving of the law are outlined, as is the believer’s relationship to the law (Message preached 6th Mar 2011)

Sin and Sins (21 min)

PART 7 – Josh Jacob preaches on the difference between sin and sins. He distinguishes between sin inherited (mediatorially) and sin imputed (through the law). He shows that while sins can be forgiven, sin can only ever be condemned (Message preached 20th Feb 2011)

A 12-Point Description of the Sinner (23 min)

PART 8 – Michael Penfold gives a 12-point description of the sinner (rebellious, dead, lost, guilty etc.), outlining the stark Biblical picture of the sinner’s true condition “under sin” and “under sentence” (Message preached 20th Feb 2011)

The Nature of Sin (22 min)

PART 6 – Josh Jacob explains the nature of sin – its entrance, extent, and effects. He helpfully defines sin under numerous headings: falling short, missing the mark, lawlessness etc. (Message preached 13th Feb 2011)

Man’s Position Before God (26 min)

PART 5 – “What is man?” Mervyn Hall expounds on the nature of man: uniquely privileged and blessed, yet falling into a state of sin, death and condemnation through his rebellion in the garden of Eden (Message preached 6th Feb 2011)

The God-Centred Gospel (27 min)

PART 4 – Mervyn Hall expounds on the need to keep our gospel preaching “God-centred”. He includes some interesting comments on the best-selling Campus Crusade tract “The 4 Spiritual Laws” (Message preached 9th Jan 2011)

Why God Chose Preaching (21 min)

PART 3 – Michael Penfold sets forth numerous reasons why drama is an unsuitable method of communicating the gospel, and explains why God specifically ordained the means of “preaching” (Message preached 21st Nov 2010)

The Source and Immutability of the Gospel (24 min)

PART 1 – Michael Penfold preaches on the source of the gospel message, explaining that it is a sacred immutable deposit that God gave to Paul, about man’s ruin, God’s remedy and man’s responsibility to repent and believe (Message preached 7th Nov 2010)