Sermons on Eschatology

Sermons on Eschatology

The Shout the World Won’t Hear (20 min)

Jonathan Procopio preaches on a number of the “shouts” of the Lord Jesus. “If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink”…”Lazarus come forth”…”It is finished.” But there’s going to be a “last shout”, the shout the world won’t hear. An encouraging and stirring message, focussing on the coming of the Lord. Reading: 1 Cor 15:51-58, 1 Thess 4:12-17 (Message preached at “The Island Conference”, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 2015)

The King is Coming! (29 min)

In the midst of global turmoil, it does the heart good to remember that God’s programme and purpose is on course for perfect fulfillment when Christ returns to set up His Kingdom and reign as King in Jerusalem. John Fleck sets out the course of events that precede that Kingdom – the rapture, the tribulation and the second advent of Christ – after which the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdom of our God and His Christ. From…

The Mark of the Beast (41 min)

Sam Jennings preaches on the topic of what the Bible calls “the mark of the beast” (666), which is mentioned 8x in the book of Revelation. This mark will be introduced in the tribulation period after the rapture of the church, once the antichrist is on the scene. Mr Jennings asks two questions: 1. What is the mark of the beast? and 2. Why will there be a mark of the beast? He suggests it is a literal visible mark…

PART 5 – Dispensationalism and the Prophetic Future – Audio & Video (47 min)

A major conference on the topic of dispensationalism was held in Sarnia, Ontario, in 2015, with Dan Shutt, David Vallance and Ian Jackson sharing 5 preaching sessions between them. PART 5 – In the closing message of the conference, Ian Jackson gives a ‘prophetic overview’ from a dispensational viewpoint. He starts with the goal of God’s plan from Ephesians 1:10 (everything to be headed up in Christ in the Millennium), moving on to outline the programme of Daniel’s 70 weeks, and then…

PART 4 – Dispensationalism and the Gospel – Audio & Video (29 min)

A major conference on the topic of dispensationalism was held in Sarnia, Ontario, in 2015, with Dan Shutt, David Vallance and Ian Jackson sharing 5 preaching sessions between them. PART 4 – David Vallance preaches on dispensationalism and the gospel. If history and prophecy consists of a succession of different ages and dispensations, are there different ways of getting saved in those dispensations? David answers with an emphatic “no”. In every dispensation the source of salvation is grace, its basis is…

PART 3 – Dispensationalism and the Church – Audio & Video (58 min)

A major conference on the topic of dispensationalism was held in Sarnia, Ontario, in 2015, with Dan Shutt, David Vallance and Ian Jackson sharing 5 preaching sessions between them. PART 3 – Ian Jackson makes a solid scriptural case for the need to draw a very clear distinction between Israel and the Church – as to origin, character and destiny. Israel is God’s earthly people; the church is His heavenly people. Israel has been set aside for now – while the kingdom…

PART 2 – Dispensationalism and Its Competition – Audio & Video (54 min)

A major conference on the topic of dispensationalism was held in Sarnia, Ontario, in 2015, with Dan Shutt, David Vallance and Ian Jackson sharing 5 preaching sessions between them. PART 2 – David Vallance looks at the ramifications of a person’s eschatology (their view of future events). Why did Oliver Cromwell go into battle singing the Psalms, and crushing his enemies in spirit of a Joshua who conquered the Canaanites? Why was Luther anti-semitic? Why do some churches have ornate sanctuaries and…

PART 1 – Introduction to Dispensations – Audio & Video (52 min)

A major conference on the topic of dispensationalism was held in Sarnia, Ontario, in 2015, with Dan Shutt, David Vallance and Ian Jackson sharing 5 preaching sessions between them. PART 1 – Dan Shutt introduces the biblical concept of a “dispensation” and explains how history, from Eden to the Millennium, is divided into numerous ages in which God administers His dealings with men in different ways to fulfil His ultimate purpose. After some introductory remarks, Dan works his way through…

The Practical Kingdom Parables (37 min)

PART 5 – David Gilliland considers the parable of the nobleman from Luke 19:11-27. This key parable reveals that though the kingdom was not restored to Israel at the time of Christ’s first coming, it most certainly will be at His second. In the mean time, believers are to “occupy” until He returns. Faithfulness in little things during the time of the King’s rejection and absence will lead to larger responsibilities being given when the kingdom is inaugurated. What kingdom…

The Glorious Kingdom Promises (60 min)

PART 4 – David Gilliland considers the programme of God’s kingdom from the captivity in Babylon through to the second coming of Christ. God sent prophets – Isaiah to Malachi – to sustain and encourage His people in dark days. Despite the disaster of the captivity and the tragedy of the cross, God’s original plan to have a kingdom headquartered in Jerusalem with the son of David on the throne of the Lord has not been abandoned. The present postponement…

The Historical Kingdom Picture (47 min)

PART 3 – In a sweeping address that covers over 1,500 years of history, David Gilliland traces the course of God’s dealings on the earth from the tower of Babel all the way through to the captivity in Babylon. The Kings of “this world” (Nimrod, Pharoah, Nebuchadnezzar etc.) have always opposed God’s rule, but in the nation of Israel, in particular under the rule of Solomon, God gave a preview of what the Kingdom of Christ will eventually look like…

The Original Kingdom Pattern (30 min)

PART 2 – From Genesis Chs 1-3, David Gilliland explains that at the beginning God delegated rule over creation to Adam, who was crowned with glory and honour and given dominion over God’s works. This was the “original kingdom pattern”. All of this came under subtle attack from Satan. (Due to a recording malfunction, 15 minutes is missing at the 28.10 mark. At that point, Mr Gilliland outlined the results of the fall, and how those results will be reversed…

The Ultimate Kingdom Psalm (58 min)

PART 1 – David Gilliland introduces his series of 5 messages on “the kingdom of God in human history” with a look at Psalm 145, which he calls the ultimate kingdom psalm. The 7+1 psalms of King David bunched together from Psalm 138 to 145 Mr Gilliland likens to the 7 future years of tribulation, that give way to the great day of Christ’s millennial glory. This message is full of fascinating insights into the mathematical structure of the Psalter…

Where Do The Dead Go? (36 min)

Dispensationalism Part 13 – Michael Penfold takes up the subject of man’s future state under three headings: Where do people go at death? Where did Christ go at death? What is the future resurrection programme for the Church, Israel and the “wicked dead”? He deals with a number of false ideas such as annihilation, reincarnation, purgatory, soul-sleep and universalism and refutes them all from scripture. He also critiques the two-compartment theory. A wide ranging message that includes a look at the…

The Rapture and the Manifestation (31 min)

Dispensationalism Part 12 – Joshua Jacob outlines the events surrounding the second coming of Christ, commencing with the pre-tribulation rapture of the church and culminating in the return of Christ to earth at the battle of Armageddon and the inauguration of the Millennial Kingdom. There will neither be a “general resurrection” nor a “general judgment” because the events surrounding the second coming of Christ occur 1,000 years before the end of the world (Message preached 13th Dec 2015)

Daniel’s 70 Weeks (40 min)

Dispensationalism Part 11 – Joshua Jacob looks at the prophecy of Daniel’s 70 weeks (490 years) from Daniel 9, in which chapter we have the Period Designated, the People described, the Place defined, the Purpose determined and the Programme deployed. Israel did not give their land a year of rest every 7th year during the 490 years leading up the captivity in 606BC. So, those 490 years ended in the curse of 70 years of captivity in Babylon. Now God determines…

Pre, Post or A-Millennialism? (45 min)

Dispensationalism Part 10 – Michael Penfold preaches on the subject of the Millennium, the 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth in His Kingdom. He outlines Old Testament prophecies about the Millennium, how the Millennium fits into the future, its purpose, the people who will be in it, how it will be administered, what it will be like and how it will end. He explains the weaknesses of the a-millennial and post-millennial views and argues in favour of a pre-millennial view…

The Rapture – Pre, Mid or Post-Tribulation? (39 min)

Dispensationalism Part 9 – Mervyn Hall looks at the subject of the rapture of the Church and asks will it be before, in the middle or at the end of Daniel’s 70th week, that period sometimes called “the 7-year tribulation”? Mervyn works his way through Ch 4 and Ch 5 of 1st Thessalonians and looks at the timing, the terminology and the teaching connected with this event and concludes that Scripture teaches a “pre-tribulation rapture”. (To read a helpful book on…

Is the Lord’s Day the Christian Sabbath? (40 min)

Dispensationalism Part 8 – Although aware that they are “not under law”, the question of whether or not to keep the Sabbath is an issue that still poses problems for many believers. Mervyn Hall addresses this problem by tracing Paul’s argument though Colossians Ch 2, showing that we are not legally bound to keep the Sabbath, nor are we required to treat the Lord’s Day as the “Christian Sabbath”. However, he urges caution against treating the Lord’s Day as any other…

What is the Believer’s Rule of Life? (43 min)

Dispensationalism Part 7 – Michael Penfold preaches on the question, “What is the believer’s ‘rule of life’?” Believers today are “under grace”, not “under law”. That is to say, the Mosaic law, in all its aspects – ceremonial, civil and moral – has no connection with Christians in the Church age. They are neither under the law for justification nor for sanctification. Are believers then “lawless”? Is dispensationalism antinomian? Does “grace” mean Christians are free to do what they please? These…

What is the Difference Between Israel and the Church? (41 min)

Dispensationalism Part 6 – Dan Rudge speaks on a foundational issue in the interpretation of Scripture; that of the difference between Israel and the Church. The basic rule expounded is that when the Bible speaks of Israel it always means Israel. Israel and the Church are different. One is not a replacement of the other; nor is one an expansion of the other. Both Replacement theology and Covenant [Reformed] theology’s views on the subject of ‘Israel and the Church’ are exposed…

What is the Difference between the Kingdom and the Church? (34 min)

Dispensationalism Part 5 – Joshua Jacob preaches on the difference between the Kingdom and the Church. He explains that the “kingdom age” is future and will occur once the “Church age” – which began in Acts 2 on the day of Pentecost – has terminated at the rapture. The rightful King – our Lord Jesus – is currently ‘absent’ having been rejected (Mt 25:14, Lu 19:12) but will return after the tribulation and reign as King on the throne of David…

What Is Unique about the Church and the Church Age? (38 min)

Dispensationalism Part 4 – Joshua Jacob preaches on the uniqueness of the church and the “church age”, outlining features that show it to be distinct from the Old Testament on the one hand, and the future Kingdom age on the other. The church exists in a unique period: consists of a unique people (one body); stands in a unique position (Christ’s bride); enjoys unique privileges (sealed with the Spirit); engages in unique practices (“in His name”) and has before it a…

An Overview of the 7 Dispensations (38 min)

Dispensationalism Part 3 – Michael Penfold defines the critical terms “age” and “dispensation” before working his way through history from creation to the new heavens and new earth outlining the 7 Biblical dispensations as he proceeds. The 4 basic, always-repeated characteristics of each dispensation – revelation, responsibility, rebellion and retribution – are delineated in detail. Click here for a chart outlining the seven dispensations (Message preached 20th Sept 2015)

An Overview of Bible Covenants (43 min)

Dispensationalism Part 2 – Mervyn Hall gives a helpful overview of the Covenants of the Bible. He lists five: Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic and Messianic (New). He explains that these Covenants are God’s programme to restore everything that was lost in the fall. The culmination of God’s Covenant programme will be seen in “the Millennium”, the 1,000 year reign of Christ in a literal kingdom on earth. The Dispensational view of the Covenants differs greatly from the Reformed “Covenant Theology” view,…

The Principles of Biblical Hermeneutics (42 min)

Dispensationalism Part 1 – Laying a foundation for a wide ranging series of messages on dispensational truth, Mervyn Hall preaches on the basic principles of Biblical interpretation. How should the Bible be approached and studied? To rightly divide the word (2 Tim 2:15) – to cut a straight course through Scripture – what principles should guide us? Mervyn outlines 5: the synthesis principle; the historical principle; the literal principle; the grammatical principle and the practical principle (Message preached 6th Sept…

PROPHECY 6 – The Millennium (67 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Revelation 20 under the heading “The Decisive Fulfilment of God’s Plans for Israel and the Church”. A wide-ranging exposition of the millennium, the final judgment and the eternal state (Message preached 25th October 2008)

PROPHECY 5 – Olivet Discourse (67 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Matthew 24 under the heading “The Difficult Time of Jacob’s Trouble.” He outlines the events of the great tribulation commenting on its antichrist deception and outpoured wrath of God (Message preached 23rd October 2008)

PROPHECY 4 – The Tribulation (60 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Revelation Chs. 4 and 5 under the heading “The Dramatic Unfolding of the Tribulation”. He concentrates on the Throne, the Lamb and the Book, which he calls the “title deeds of the universe” (Message preached 22nd October 2008)

PROPHECY 3 – The Rapture of the Church (66 min)

Ian Jackson expounds 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 under the heading “The Detailed Account of the Rapture of the Church”. He painstakingly but thrillingly works his way through the verses to their glorious conclusion (Message preached 21st October 2008)

PROPHECY 2 – Parables of the Kingdom (57 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Matthew 13, “The Dispensational Underpinning of Prophecy”. He gives a panoramic view of God’s dealings in the present age as seen in the 7 parables of the kingdom (Message preached 20th October 2008)

PROPHECY 1 – Daniel’s 70 Weeks (61 min)

Ian Jackson expounds Daniel Chapter 9 under the heading “The Divine Time Frame for God’s Prophetic Plan”. He explains the meaning of the pivotal subject of “Daniel’s 70 weeks” (Message preached 18th October 2008)

The Millennial Reign of Christ (42 min)

Jim Baker teaches on the millennial reign of Christ, expounding on four great reasons for this unique 1,000 year period and linking it with the events that occurred on the mount of transfiguration.

The Second Advent of Christ (40 min)

Jim Baker teaches on the ‘manifestation’ of Christ at the second advent from Revelation, 2 Thessalonians and Zechariah, including what happens to the beast, the false prophet and Satan.

The Great Tribulation (36 min)

Jim Baker teaches on the great tribulation, the sequence of events in the book of Revelation, the four horsemen, the antichrist and the covenant of Daniel 9. He helpfully compares Matthew 24 to Revelation 6.

The Judgment Seat of Christ (32 min)

Jim Baker teaches on the next event to take place in heaven after the rapture – the judgment seat of Christ. He explains what will happen when believers from this present dispensation stand before the Lord ‘in that day’.

The Pre-Tribulation Rapture (38 min)

Jim Baker teaches on the pre-tribulation rapture of the church. He explains why neither the church nor the rapture are mentioned in the Old Testament and touches on 1 Thess 4, 1 Cor 15 and other related passages.

The Times of the Gentiles (40 min)

Jim Baker teaches on the ‘Times of the Gentiles’. He outlines Israel’s history and the image of Daniel and explains how these relate to one another. This is foundational ministry to help us understand the broad outline of God’s prophetic plan.

Daniel’s 70 Weeks Expounded (79 min)

Tom Ledger (1932-2015) gives an 80 minute exposition of Daniel’s ’70 weeks’ from Daniel Ch 9. This passage forms the backbone of prophetic truth, and an understanding of it opens up the whole scheme of prophecy to the Bible student. Mr Ledger gives a thorough explanation of the subject from a pre-tribulational pre-millennial position (Message given 26th Dec 1985)

PART 1 – Daniel’s Image (52 min)

PART 1 of 6 – In the first of a series of 6 messages entitled “A Divine Foreview” Mr Fred Cundick (1907-1975) preaches on the image in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel Ch 2, which outlines the whole of the times of the Gentiles from the Babylonian captivity until the second coming of Christ. A vital message for the understanding of the whole Bible. (Preached in Bicester in 1973)

PART 2 – The Four Beasts of Daniel 7 (55 min)

PART 2 of 6 – In the second of a series of 6 messages entitled “A Divine Foreview” Mr Fred Cundick (1907-1975) preaches on the “four beasts of Daniel 7), which give another outlines, in a different form to Ch 2, of the whole of the times of the Gentiles from the Babylonian captivity until the second coming of Christ. (Preached in Bicester in 1973)

PART 3 – The Character of God’s Present Rule (50 min)

PART 3 of 6 – In the third of a series of 6 messages entitled “A Divine Foreview” Mr Fred Cundick (1907-1975) preaches on the parables of the Kingdom from Matthew Ch 13 which ourtlines the course of the kingdom during the absence of the King from earth. (Preached in Bicester in 1973)

PART 4 – God’s present unique work in the Church (50 min)

PART 4 of 6 – In the fourth of a series of 6 messages entitled “A Divine Foreview”, Mr Fred Cundick (1907-1975) preaches on the unique place the church has in God’s prophetic programme, as distinct from Israel. This is one of the vital keys to understanding Scripture. (Preached in Bicester in 1973)

PART 5 – The Judgment Seat of Christ (51 min)

PART 5 of 6 – In the fifth of a series of 6 messages entitled “A Divine Foreview” Mr Fred Cundick (1907-1975) preaches on the timing, the event and the purpose of the ‘bema’ or the judgment seat of Christ. (Preached in Bicester in 1973)

PART 6 – The Millennium (55 min)

PART 6 of 6 – In the last of a series of 6 messages entitled “A Divine Foreview of Gentile Domination” Mr Fred Cundick (1907-1975) preaches on the 1,000 year reign of Christ, known as the coming kingdom age. There is much confusion today about the millennium and the future of the nation of Israel. This message makes the Biblical position very clear. (Preached in Bicester in 1973)