Sermons on Easter Conf Weekends

Sermons on Easter Conf Weekends

Gospel preaching (47 min)

EASTER CONF 2021 – Colin Hutchison preaches the gospel from numerous references to heaven in the book of Revelation. Craig Munro continues in Revelation with a look at the Lamb as Saviour and judge (Messages preached 3rd Oct 2021)

The True Evaluation of Things (41 min)

EASTER CONF 2021 – Craig Munro preaches on 2 Samuel Chs 23 (numbers that count) and Ch 24 (counting numbers). He looks at the value of the service of David’s mighty men in their commitment, consecration etc. (Message preached 2nd Oct 2021)

5 Dangers: 5 Resources (53 min)

EASTER CONF 2021 – Colin Hutchison preaches on 1 Cor 10:1-11 where the apostle Paul highlights 5 dangers facing the Christian, and 5 resources God has given us to enable us to overcome, all sourced in the Old Testament record of the dealings of God with the children of Israel (Message preached 2nd Oct 2021)

The Person of Christ (43 min)

EASTER CONF 2021 – Mark Sweetnam expounds Hebrews 1:1-4, the profound Christological opening sentence of the New Testament book that has so much to tell us about the high priesthood of the Man at God’s right hand (Message preached 2nd Oct 2021)

Unfinished Business in the Life of David (23 min)

EASTER CONF 2021 – Craig Munro preaches on “unfinished business in the life of David” from 2 Samuel Chs 20 and 21. Bones to be buried, giants to be slain, divisions to be healed, relationships to be sorted and past sin to be resolved (Message preached 1st Oct 2021)

Judgment Must Begin at the House of God (35 min)

EASTER CONF 2021 – Colin Hutchison preaches on 1 Pet 4:17 – “Judgment must begin at the house of God”.  After explaining what the house of God is, Colin develops various themes in connection with it and how the Christian should conduct himself in it (Message preached 1st Oct 2021)

The Right Thing in the Right Place (37 min)

EASTER CONF 2019 – Frank Sona takes up the truth of the local assembly from Genesis Ch 22, where Abraham goes to “the place” out of “obedience to God’s Word”. He draws out many lessons from this pivotal day in the life of Abraham – a day that began with obedience and ended with worship (Message preached Apr 22nd 2019)

Even So Send I You (48 min)

EASTER 2019 – After showing how the Upper Room appearance of the Lord in John 20 is a picture of the local assembly, Ian Jackson preaches a powerful and challenging message on how to serve God when He sends us…with a “consecrated heart”, with an “undivided loyalty”, within a “separated pathway”, with a “submissive mind”, and with the “strengthening of the assembly” in view (Message preached 22nd April 2019)

The Glory of God, and Jesus Standing (44 min)

EASTER 2019 – Ian Jackson preaches on the martyrdom of Stephen in Acts 7:54-60, and Stephen’s view of “the glory of God and Jesus standing”. He draws out numerous lessons from this pivotal passage concerning Israel, the church, God’s purpose for this age and the significance of “the man in the glory”, and the Holy Spirit’s present ministry on earth (Message preached 22nd April 2019)

Ask For The Old Paths (34 min)

EASTER 2019 – Frank Sona preaches on the Lord’s words in Jeremiah 6:16, “Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, wherein is the good way and walk therein”. He highlights the four verbs in the verse and urges his audience to follow the path of obedience to the Word of God, not the “drive at your own risk road” (Message preached 22nd April 2019)

I Sought for a Man (32 min)

EASTER 2019 – Frank Sona brings a challenge from Ezekiel 22:30 where God says “I sought for a man among them that should make up the hedge and stand in the gap before me.” God is looking for holy, separated, dedicated men and women to stand for him in times of difficulty and danger. Will you be that person? (Message preached 21st April 2019)

Gospel – “Absolutes” and “What is thy name?” (52 min)

EASTER CONF 2019 – GOSPEL – Frank Sona preaches on three absolutes. Absolute sufficiency (Acts 4:12); absolute certainty (John 10:28), and absolute solemnity (Acts 8:21). Ian Jackson closes with a look at two people in the Bible who were asked “What is thy name?” A seaching gospel meeting where the audience is directly and earnestly challenged as to sin, salvation and eternity (Messages preached 1st Apr 2018)

Bible Reading in Romans 3:19-31 (95 min)

EASTER CONF 2019 – Ian Jackson opens up Romans 3:19-31, a passage that gives the doctrinal underpinnings of the gospel and explains how God can be just, as well as the justifier of someone who believes in Christ. All Christians, and especially all gospel preachers, must get to grips with this hugely significant Bible passage. A discussion of the passage follows, verse by verse, with help from Frank Sona, Mark Sweetnam and others. Vital matters discussed include: the difference between…

Pray Without Ceasing (42 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – From 1 Thess 5:17, “Pray without ceasing”, Ian Jackson preaches on the need for private, fervent, believing prayer in the life of every Christian. “The secret of failure, is failure in secret”. He urges us to be more prayerful and gives guidance on how to address God in prayer  (Message preached Apr 20th 2019)

Wilt Thou Not Revive Us Again (39 min)

EASTER CONF 2019 – Frank Sona begins the conference preaching form Psalm 85:6 – “Wilt thou not revive us again?” He highlights the need for revival and revival’s main features – including obedience to the Word of God, repentance, prayer and reliance on the Lord (Message preached Apr 20th 2019)

Sow the Seed (39 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – Craig Munro preaches on the Chrtistian as a sower “sowing the seed” from Ecclesiastes Ch 11. He urges his audience to have a fresh vision for gospel endeavour – sow in hope, sow generously, sow in faith, sow in time and sow in joy. The from Ch 12 he speaks of the Christian as a student. Only as we study Christ can we sow His word (Message preached Apr 2nd 2018)

The Function of Gift (47 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – David Vallance speaks on the function of gift in the local assembly which is empowered by grace and designed to exalt Christ. At the beginning of his message he divides the 20 New Testament gifts into 4 sets of 5 and then spends the rest of his time discussing the gifts of serving, exhorting, helping, giving and showing mercy (Message preached Apr 2nd 2018)

The Assembly Has a Definite Positive Pattern (37 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – David Vallance sets out a robust defence of the concept that there is a definite prescribed pattern for the local assembly in the New Testament. He contrasts what is sometimes called the “regulatory principle” with the “normative principle”. While some would propose that “whatever is not prohibited is allowed”, David explains that in actual fact “what Scripture does not mention is prohibited”. He then explains what this means in practice and discusses the ramifications of the principle. A…

The Love of Unity (47 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – Craig Munro preaches on the need for unity among God’s people, from Psalm 132 and 133. “Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity”. In a world divided in so many different ways, unity among the Lord’s own is pleasant, precious, peaceable and profitable. This is Craig’s final message in his 3-part conference exercise on faith, hope and love (Message preached Apr 2nd 2018)

Bible Reading in 1 Thess 4:13-5:11 (90 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – Mark Sweetnam opens up 1 Thess 4:13-5:11 and expounds the truth of the pre-tribulation rapture of the church. A discussion of the whole passage follows, verse by verse, with help from David Vallance, Craig Munro, and others (Bible Reading from Apr 1st 2018)

An Extraordinary Christian Life (25 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – David Vallance, speaking from Jude v20-23, sets out the Bible’s plan for the believer’s life. He challenges his audience to take responsibility for their Christian life and not treat it as a hobby. His punch line? When it comes to Bible reading, prayer, evangelism, holiness and care for others “Don’t be normal…don’t be mediocre”. A challenging thought-provoking message (Message preached April 1st 2018)

Present Your Bodies (40 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – David Vallance opens the 2018 Easter Conference with a look at Paul’s challenge in Romans 12 to “present your bodies a living sacrifice”. His challenge? Don’t be conformed to a world that says the material is more important than the spiritual; that the present is more important than the future, and that emotion is more important than truth (Message preached 31st Mar 2018)

Faith in a Great God (34 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – Craig Munro preaches on how to make spiritual progress in the midst of loss and disappointment (from Job 36:24-37:24). We need to remember that though God is beyond comprehension, He’s always great; though He is beyond prediction, He always has a purpose; and though He is beyond explanation, He is always just. In his 3 conferences messages, Craig spoke on faith (here), then hope and finally love (Message preached 31st Mar 2018)

Faith in a Great God (34 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – Craig Munro preaches on how to make spiritual progress in the midst of loss and disappointment (from Job 36:24-37:24). We need to remember that though God is beyond comprehension, He’s always great; though He is beyond prediction, He always has a purpose; and though He is beyond explanation, He is always just. In his 3 conferences messages, Craig spoke on faith (here), then hope and finally love (Message preached 31st Mar 2018)

The Land and the Book (44 min)

EASTER CONF 2017 – David Gilliland preaches about “the land and the book”. Borrowing the title from a book by author William Thomson, Mr Gilliland compares the land of Israel (the glory of all lands) with the Bible (the glory of all books). A most interesting and instructive message drawing out many parallels and making practical applications along the way (Message preached 17th Apr 2017)

Lessons from Paul’s Voyage (36 min)

EASTER CONF 2017 – Jack Hay preaches from Acts 27 and the narrative of Paul’s voyage to Rome that was shipwrecked along the way. Mr Hay draws lessons about the journey of life with its frictions, frustrations and foolishness – all of which can so easily rock our little boat and threaten to sink us beneath life’s complications. A salutary message containing many practical lessons (Message preached 17th Apr 2017)

Paul on Malta (43 min)

EASTER CONF 2017 – Jack Hay preaches from Acts 28:1-3, drawing many pertinent and practical lessons from Paul’s arrival on the Mediterranean island of Malta (Melita – KJV). Issues touched on include assurance of salvation, unlimited atonement, humility in service and preservation in temptation (Message preached 17th Apr 2017)

Luther and the Word of God (45 min)

EASTER CONF 2017 – David Gilliland preaches on the Word of God, which we are to hold, handle correctly and herald forth. He illustrates this from the life of Martin Luther whose stand on “sola scriptura” at the Diet of Worms in April of 1521 was the pivotal moment in the Reformation. In a wide ranging biographical message, Mr Gilliland sets forth the courageous and history-making stand that Luther took under God, the good of which we still feel to…

Bible Reading in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 (25 min)

EASTER CONF 2017 – David Gilliland opens up 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, giving the background to the passage and outlining the difference between Lordship and Headship etc. The contribution section of the Bible Reading is not included. A roving mic was not used and the central mic did not pick up the comments clearly enough (Bible Reading from Apr 16th 2017)

A Heart to Fear God (18 min)

EASTER CONF 2017 – Jack Hay preached on Deut 5:29 “O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!” He exhorts his audience to have a heart for God – a reverent earnest attitude in the Christian life at all times and in all things (Message preached 16th Apr 2017)

The Gift of Tongues (35 min)

EASTER CONF 2017 – Jack Hay preaches about the Biblical “gift of tongues”. He explains that it was the God-given unlearned ability to speak in a real foreign language, and that it was a sign to unbelieving Israel. He also explains that the modern gift of tongues is a false thing, totally unrelated to the Biblical gift we read of in Acts and 1 Corinthians (Message preached 15th April 2017)

The Friends of Truth (32 min)

EASTER CONF 2017 – After a general introduction about the existence and importance of absolute truth, David Gilliland preaches on 7 things that are paired with truth in the Bible: goodness, grace, soberness, sincerity, love, peace and faithfulness. Truth must be defended, displayed and declared in assemblies of God’s people (Message preached 15th April 2017)

Gospel Work (35 min)

EASTER CONF 2016 – Dan Shutt preaches on “gospel work”. He highlights the necessity of public preaching, the superiority of preaching, the need for a discreet gospel meeting rather than a “family Bible hour” that confuses teaching for Christians with preaching the gospel. He also includes sound advice to help us bring others to hear the gospel and suggest ways in which we can influence our neighbours for Christ (Message preached 31st Mar 2016) (Painting: Paul preaching at Mars Hill…

The Local Assembly (38 min)

EASTER CONF 2016 – Tom Armstrong outlines the truth of the “local assembly” from 1 Corinthians. Look out for the 10 C’s from the epistle – community, construction, commemoration, care etc. This is a good introduction to the basics of assembly testimony, its character, function and purpose – vital truth for every believer (Message preached 28th Mar 2016)

The Rest of Our Time (38 min)

EASTER CONF 2016 – Dan Shutt preaches a stirring message on the topic of “the rest of our time” and challenges his audience to dedicate the remainder of their lives to the Lord, using illustrations from the lives of Caleb, Mordecai, Moses, Paul and David. He closes his message with a look at the life of Christ and the perfect way in which He lived for His God (Message preached 28th Mar 2016)

A More Excellent Way (43 min)

EASTER CONF 2016 – John Fleck preaches through 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 and challenges his audience on the issue of love. Love’s preeminence, practice and permanence are all expounded from this chapter. Love is the answer to envy and jealousy, to anger and resentment, to pride and arrogance. Without love we are nothing! (Message preached 28th Mar 2016)

Why This Waste? (34 min)

EASTER CONF 2016 – Dan Shutt challenges his audience not to waste their lives on self, but to “waste their lives” for Christ. Others thought that breaking the box of costly ointment on Christ (in Mark Ch 14) was “a waste” – but any sacrifice for Christ is highly valued and eternally significant. “What the world calls waste, God values highly”. How will you spend the life God has given you? (Message preached 27th Mar 2016)

Hold Thou Me Up (39 min)

EASTER CONF 2016 – A searching message for every Christian – and a reminder of our great need of divine help – from John Fleck as he preaches on the text “Hold Thou me up, and I shall be safe” (Psa 119:117). He outlines the various provisions of the Lord for “the safety that saved people need” amid the many perils that abound in an evil world without God (Message preached 26th Mar 2016).

Raising the Next Generation for God (41 min)

EASTER CONF 2016 – “I am convinced that strong assemblies are built on strong families.” With this opening statement, Dan Shutt begins an overview of the vital topic of raising the next generation for God. Look out for the exercise, the example and the environment that promotes the salvation of families. In closing, Dan gives three answers to the question “What should I do if my child asks how to be saved?” (Message preached 24th Mar 2016)

The Balanced Christian Life (25 min)

EASTER CONF 2015 – Sandy Higgins preaches on the “balanced Christian life” from Luke 10. The calling and service of the Christian are revealed section by section until the “Mary and Martha” incident at the end. From there we learn that the secret to the Christian life is “the secret Christian life” (Message preached April 6th 2015)

Four Kinds of Trials (46 min)

EASTER CONF 2015 – Colin Hutchinson preaches on 4 kinds of trials in the Christian life from Peter’s first epistle. In a wide ranging message he takes some of the experiences of Elijah, Gideon, Hannah, John the Baptist, Peter and others to show how through “manifold temptations” they were tried by fire and came forth as gold. A powerful and sobering message (Message preached April 6th 2015)

Great and Marvellous Are Thy Works (39 min)

EASTER CONF 2015 – Colin Hutchinson preaches on Rev 15:3 – “Great and marvellous are Thy works, Lord God almighty.” He traces God’s sovereign dealings in the lives of His people, using individuals like Abraham, Jacob and Naomi to illustrate the need to trust in God in every circumstance, however dark and trying. “We will never regret leaving our lives in God’s hands” (Message preached April 6th 2015)

Love, Lapse and Loyalty (30 min)

EASTER CONF 2015 – Sandy Higgins closes the conference with a challenging look at three New Testament characters. John the apostle, marked by love for Christ. Peter, marked by a sad lapse in devotion, as he followed at a distance. Joseph of Arimathea who was marked by loyalty to Christ in the hour of His death. Following Christ might mean burying your future…but a resurrected present will more than compensate (Message preached April 6th 2015)

Bible Reading in Hebrews 11:1-14 (1 hour 33 min)

EASTER CONF 2015 – Sandy Higgins opens up Hebrews Ch 11:1-14 and leads the company through the first section of this great “Chapter of faith”. He divides the verses into sections: faith and our worldview, worship, walk, work, way, His Word and waiting on Him. An informative and challenging study (Bible Reading from April 5th 2015)

GOSPEL “The Sinner” and “Just for the Unjust” (43 min)

EASTER CONF 2015 – GOSPEL – Colin Hutchison and Sandy Higgins both tell their testimony of salvation alongside preaching the gospel from Luke 7 and 1 Pet 3:18. The great problem of sin and its only remedy in Christ are stressed with clarity and earnestness (Messages preached 5th April 2015)

The Ministry of the Prophet (18 min)

EASTER CONF 2015 – Colin Hutchison highlights three men who should have been priests – Jeremiah, Ezekiel and John the Baptist – but each of whom God sent forth as prophets because of the broken state of God’s people. Each man had a specific ministry to adjust the people hearts, to adjust the condition of God’s house and to make straight the way of the Lord. A challenging message (Message preached 5th April 2015)

“In the Wilderness” (31 min)

EASTER CONF 2015 – Colin Hutchison preaches on God’s provision for Christians as we find ourselves “in the wilderness”. In particular he takes up the three types mentioned in Hebrews Ch 9 – the manna, the rod that budded and the tables of stone – and draws spiritual practical lessons from each one. A helpful and challenging message (Message preached 4th April 2015)

The Breaking of Bread (37 min)

EASTER CONF 2015 – Sandy Higgins gives an excellent overview of the institution, the purpose, the conduct and the meaning of the Lord’s Supper. This is an ideal message to give a broad understanding of “the breaking of bread” meeting as to how, when, why and where it should be conducted. The significance of the bread and cup are helpfully expounded (Message preached 4th April 2015)

The Possibilities of One Meeting (34 min)

EASTER CONF 2015 – Sandy Higgins preaches on the Lord’s encounter with the disciples in John 20 and all that came about through that one significant meeting. Joy, guidance, unity and devotion resulted from seeing Him and listening to His words. Such are the possibilities of one meeting, once conference, one encounter with the Lord (Message preached 2nd April 2015)

His Will – Your Sanctification (42 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – Ian Jackson preaches on “His Will, Your Sanctification”, and gives a timely and challenging exposition of 1 Thess 4:1-8, highlighting the need for holiness in the life of the believer. He addresses matters of importance amid a climate of moral change in Western culture (Message preached 21st Apr 2014)

Contending for the Faith (41 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – David Vallance preaches a timely message from the epistle of Jude in which he addresses many of the false teachings that abound in our day. From Jude’s key verse 11, he applies the rebellion of Cain, the greed of Balaam and the pride of Korah to today’s world and makes challenging applications for godly living (Message preached 21st Apr 2014)

The True Meaning of “Christian Liberty” (37 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – Does “grace” mean a Christian is free to do as he pleases? If we are not under law, does that mean there are no rules at all? What is legalism and what is Christian freedom? David Vallance answers all these questions as he outlines the origin, location, paradox and discipline of Biblical Christian liberty. A vital message (Message preached 21st April 2014)

Failure Doesn’t Need to be Final (46 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – Ian Jackson delivers a stirring and sobering warning about the danger of moral failure in the life of a believer. If David can fall (1 Kings 15:1-5), as he did “in the matter of Uriah the Hittite”, none of us can afford to be complacent. Ian also gives a helpful explanation of Christ’s work as “the advocate” who works for the restoration of erring believers (Message preached 21st April 2014)

GOSPEL The Prodigal Son and Few Are Saved (49 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – GOSPEL – David Vallance preaches on the lostness of humanity from the 3 parables in Luke 15, and Ian Jackson presses home the import of the question posed to the Lord Jesus in Luke 13:23, “Lord, are there few that be saved?” (Messages preached 20th April 2014)

What Kind of Music and Singing are Suitable for Christians? (36 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – David Vallance gives useful guidelines to help Christians make godly music and hymn singing choices. He examines CCM (“Contemporary Christian Music”), and on numerous levels – lyrics, music style, authors – finds it to be greatly inferior to that which preceded it…the “great hymns of the faith”. Despite the emotive nature of this topic, David approaches it dispassionately, intelligently and informatively. This message will repay repeated listening (Message preached 20th April 2014)

Bible Reading in Hebrews Ch 2 (1 hour 33 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – Ian Jackson opens up Hebrews Ch 2 and leads the company through a study of this glorious passage which portrays the Son of man as greater than angels in both rule and redemption. A profitable and helpful session of teaching and discussion (Bible Reading from April 20th 2014)

Is Matthew 18:20 really about our “Ground of Gathering”?

EASTER CONF 2014 – David Vallance preaches on Matthew 18:20 (“For where 2 or 3 are gathered together in My name…”) and defends the view of this verse which takes it to be foundational in relation to the gathering together of the local assembly throughout the church dispensation. This message is deliberately technical in some parts and includes an in depth examination of the Greek text behind the verse (Message preached 19th Apr 2014)

He Endured! (36 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – Ian Jackson preaches on the endurance of Christ in the face of the “contradiction of sinners against Himself” and urges his audience to likewise endure, looking to Him and considering Him (Message preached 19th Apr 2014)

What is Fellowship? (45 min)

EASTER CONF 2014 – David Vallance preaches on the vital Biblical subject of fellowship. He distinguishes between “family fellowship” on the one hand, which all believers enjoy by virtue of being saved and in the family of God, and “assembly fellowship” on the other hand, which can be enjoyed by those who have been baptised and added to a local company of believers (Message preached 17th Apr 2014)

The Vow of the Nazarite (35 min)

EASTER CONF 2013 – John Grant preaches on the vow of the Nazarite from Numbers 6. He urges separation unto the Lord as he outlines the cause, the character, the conditions and the conclusion of the Nazarite’s vow. A warm hearted exhortation to dedication to the Lord (Message preached 1st April 2013)

Victory Over Human Wisdom (40 min)

EASTER CONF 2013 – John Grant preaches on overcoming the enslaving and oppressive power of human wisdom. From the narrative of Deborah’s victory over Jabin in Judges 4 and 5, which includes Jael’s deadly dealing with the scourge of Sisera, Mr Grant applies powerful and necessary lessons about progress and victory in the lives of God’s people (Message preached 1st Apr 2013)

The Four Seasons of the Christian Life (43 min)

EASTER CONF 2013 – David Gilliland preaches on the winter, spring, summer and autumn of the Christian life. The cold of our godless past, melted by the gospel’s warmth (Psa 147:18); the spring of early Christian experience with its freshness, beauty and growth (Song of Songs 2:11-13); the summer of fruitfulness, stability and blessing (Amos 8:1), and the autumn of maturity and richness of colour with its legacy passed to the next generation (Job 5:26, 1 Chron 29:29). A wise and…

The Hazard of Spiritual Hypothermia (45 min)

EASTER CONF 2013 – David Gilliland preaches a searching message on the danger of spiritual coldness. He outlines the reasons and results of “spiritual hypothermia” before giving the Biblical remedy for this debilitating condition from the narrative of the Shunammite’s son in 2 Kings 4, who was warmed by the ministry of godly Elisha (Message preached 1st April 2013)

Bible Reading in Hebrews Ch 1 (1 hour 42 min)

EASTER CONF 2013 – David Gilliland opens up Hebrews Ch 1, expounds its content and then leads the gathered company through the whole chapter verse by verse. He outlines the unique structure of the chapter and elaborates on what God has to say “in Son”, “to His Son” and “about His Son”. A helpful and instructive study (Bible Reading from Mar 31st 2013)

GOSPEL The Danger of Perishing and John 3:16 (42 min)

EASTER CONF 2013 – GOSPEL – David Gilliland preaches a powerful and pointed warning message on the danger of perishing and the divine rescue provided in Christ. John Grant closes with a fresh look at John 3:16, assuring sinners of a welcome for the whosoever will (Messages preached 31st Mar 2013)

The Message of Baptism (22 min)

EASTER CONF 2013 – BAPTISM – David Gilliland preaches a baptism message which clearly outlines the command, confession, “copy” and challenge of baptism. This is a brief but succinct explanation of baptism with a strong gospel thrust (Message preached 31st Mar 2013)

Adorning the Doctrine of God our Saviour (35 min)

EASTER CONF 2013 – David Gilliland explains what it means to “adorn the doctrine” from Titus 2:10. He highlights 4 major doctrines – justification, sanctification, redemption and reconciliation – and urges his audience to frame these great doctrines within lives of practical righteousness, holiness, freedom and forgiveness, thus “adorning the doctrine”. A thought provoking and challenging message (Message preached 30th Mar 2013)

The Devotion of the Hebrew Servant (38 min)

EASTER CONF 2013 – John Grant preaches on the devoted Hebrew servant of Exod 21 and applies it to his audience as an illustration of the devotion that should mark present day Christians. The narrative provides a challenging line of ministry on our bond-service to Christ, the best of Masters (Message preached 30th Mar 2013)

Headship and the Head Covering (34 min)

EASTER CONF 2012 – Frank Sona preaches on “headship and the head covering” from 1 Cor 11. He gives a cogent and readily understandable exposition of this difficult passage and explains why head coverings should still be worn in assemblies today (Message preached 9th April 2012)

Heavens, House and Heart (40 min)

EASTER CONF 2012 – Elton Fairfield preaches on a trilogy of Psalms – 46, 47 and 48 – from which he develops an encouraging and uplifting word of ministry on the eternal heavens, the earthly house and the established heart (Message preached 9th April 2012)

Enoch Walked with God (38 min)

EASTER CONF 2012 – Frank Sona delivers a searching message on walking with God. He works his way through the Biblical narrative about Enoch in Genesis 5 and draws powerful and edifying lessons from the life of this great man of faith (Message preached 9th April 2012)

The School of God (47 min)

EASTER CONF 2012 – Frank Sona preaches a discerning message about Moses, the student of God in the school of God from Exodus 3. He highlights the three sections of Moses’s life in which he learnt powerful lessons, as God dealt with him and molded him into a mighty servant (Message preached 8th April 2012)

Abstain From Fleshly Lusts (31 min)

EASTER CONF 2012 – Elton Farifield issues a timely and much needed warning about fleshly lusts that war against the soul and the danger of seeking pleasures in the wrong way and the wrong places. A stirring and vital message to preserve us in a day of evil (Message preached 8th April 2012)

GOSPEL Resurrection and A Great Contrast (43 min)

EASTER CONF 2012 – GOSPEL – Elton Fairfield preaches on the significance of the death and resurrection of Christ; Frank Sona closes with a look at a great contrast – man not willing to come to Christ, and God not willing that man should go from Him (Messages preached 8th April 2012)

My Conversion and Call to Japan (34 min)

EASTER CONF 2012 – Elton Fairfield relates his conversion to God as a boy in Vancouver, and his call to serve the Lord in the land of Japan. He recounts the real difficulties and struggles he and his family faced, with language, culture and other often trying aspects of missionary service (Message preached 7th April 2012).

How I Found the Assembly (43 min)

EASTER CONF 2012 – Frank Sona relates his journey from one church to another until he eventually found, through his own study of the Bible, the pattern of New Testament assembly order and practice, and took his place in such a gathering in Iowa, USA. An interesting and helpful message (Message preached 7th April 2012)

The Bible’s Cure for Disharmony (42 min)

EASTER CONF 2011 – The Bible’s remedy for strife is totally counter-intuitive. Ian Jackson explains how it works, in an insightful and penetrating message on the cure for disharmony in an assembly. He takes up the example of the humility of Christ in surrendering His rights as outlined in Philippians Ch. 2 (Message preached 25th April 2011)

4 Essential Looks (37 min)

EASTER CONF 2011 – Ian Jackson preaches on 4 essential looks which are the means to a holy life that pleases God: “looking back and reckoning – identification” (Rom 6:11), “looking in and mortifying – mortification” (Rom 8:13), “looking up and minding – sanctification” (John 17:19) and “looking on and anticipating – purification” (1 John 3:3) (Message preached 25th April 2011)

Lessons from Philippians (41 min)

EASTER CONF 2011 – Wesley Martin preaches on lessons for the assembly from Philippians Ch. 1 “Fellowship in the gospel enjoyed”; Ch 2. “friction in the gathering exposed”; Ch 3. “focus on the goal encouraged”; and Ch. 4 “fragrance of giving exercised” (Message preached 25th April 2011)

Christ the Regulator of the Believers Life (34 min)

EASTER CONF 2011 – Wesley Martin delivers a challenging practical word of ministry on the blood of Christ which demands our sanctification; the reproach of Christ that declares our calculation; and the love of Christ that directs our consecration (Message preached 24th April 2011)

The Red Heifer (37 min)

EASTER CONF 2011 – Ian Jackson preaches from Num 19 (the red heifer) and takes up the problem and danger of the defiling effect of sin in the believer’s life, both in the world and in the home. He warns against becoming used to and unconcerned by that which nullifies our effectiveness for God (Message preached 24th April 2011)

The Preaching of the Cross and Valuable Things (49 min)

EASTER CONF 2011 – GOSPEL – Ian Jackson preaches on how the cross answers the problem raised by the issue of God’s unutterable holiness versus man’s total ruin. Wesley Martin continues with the value of man’s soul, Calvary’s sacrifice and the precious Saviour (Messages preached 24th April 2011)

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)

Revision of Basic Principles (46 min)

EASTER CONF 2011 – Wesley Martin preaches a comprehensive and helpful message called “A first century template for 21st century testimony”. He outlines “salvation and its reality”, “baptism and its necessity”, “gathering and its authority” and “commitment and its priority” (Message preached 23rd April 2011)

Preaching the Gospel (34 min)

Phil Coulson preaches a weighty message from Acts 28 on the dignity of public preaching and the purity of the message of the gospel. He passes comment on the use of PowerPoint in gospel preaching (Message preached 5th April 2010)

The Unchanging Gospel (27 min)

Phil Coulson preaches on the unchanging gospel. He traces (in Acts) the way the apostles always preached the same message but adapted it to different audiences, without ever lowering the gospel by the use of drama (Message preached 5th April 2010)

Devotion to the Will of God (33 min)

John Dennison closes the 2010 Easter Conference with a challenging message on the devotion of Christ to God, seen in picture in the Hebrew servant of Exodus 21, and the need for us to be devoted to Him too (Message preached 5th April 2010)

A Meditation on Christ’s Miracles (30 min)

Malcolm Radcliffe preaches on the dispensational, practical and evangelistic lessons to be drawn from the unique intertwined narratives of the raising of Jairus’s daughter and the healing of the woman with the issue of blood (Message preached 4th April 2010)

The Power of Scripture Memorization (40 min)

John Dennison preaches on the temptation of Christ in the wilderness and, based on how the Lord quoted Deuteronomy three times from memory, prefixed by “It is written”, urges his audience to memorize scripture, to be able to withstand the temptations of Satan with the same rebuke. A challenging message. (Message preached 4th April 2010)

John Dennison – My Conversion and Call (42 min)

John Dennison (Phoenix, USA), relates the story of his conversion to Christ. As a child he attended the Stark Road Gospel Hall in Livonia, Michigan (pictured above) where he heard the gospel and was born again. Baptised there and received into fellowship, the way opened up for service in the gospel as a young man and John was eventually called by the Lord into full-time service for the Lord, a call that took him and his family to Mexico to…
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