Sermons on Gospel Meetings

Sermons on Gospel Meetings

“Let God Be True!” (28 min)

Joseph Baker (Jackson, MI, USA) preaches on the two human responses to divine truth: “faith”, which says “Let God be true“, and “unbelief”, that “makes God a liar“. When it comes to “then”, when it comes to “sin” and when it comes to “Him” – how will you respond? A helpful message giving clarity on the all-important matter of personal salvation. Reading: 1 John 5:9-11, Rom 3:3-4 (Message preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall 14th Mar 2021)

Are you waiting for a feeling? (19 min)

Many people are not saved because, consciously or unconsciously, they are waiting for some kind of feeling. Until they get this feeling, they think they can’t know they are saved. Peter Orasuk (1948-2005) preaches helpfully on this topic from the story of a man in the Bible who trusted his feelings instead of a spoken word. What are you going to go with: your feelings, or God’s word? Readings: Gen 27:5-10, 18-23, John 5:24.

The Death of the Cross (20 min)

Andrew Steele preaches the gospel from Philippians 2:5-11, and in particular the expression in v8 “the death of the cross”. The preaching of the cross, though foolishness to the world, is central to the gospel of the Bible and it is precious to those who know Christ as their Saviour. The cross showed the extent of man’s hatred; is the exhibition of God’s heart; and is the essence of the believer’s hope. Do you know the Christ of the cross?…

Every Mouth Stopped (52 min)

In a powerful gospel meeting, Peter Orasuk opens by describing the court scene in the epistle to the Romans that culminates in “every mouth being stopped” as the sentence of condemnation rings out. Mr Murray McCandless follows with a second message in which he preaches on Christ as the door to heaven. Messages preached in Feb 2001 in Ballymena.

What is Your Spiritual Geography? (24 min)

Peter Orasuk (1948-2005) preaches on the “spiritual geography” of every man or woman “in Adam”. The following 4 things describe the spiritual position of human beings in their natural state outside of Christ. They have: “Wrath above” them (John 3:36) “Hell beneath” them (Isa 14:9) “Sin behind” them (Num 32:23) “Judgment ahead” of them (Heb 9:27) But, when a person becomes saved, everything changes. All things become new for those who are “in Christ” (2 Cor 15:22). In this message…

Wake up! – Gospel Message (38 min)

The late Peter Orasuk preaches the gospel with a sermon called “A Wake Up Call” (during his last visit to Bicester in June 2003). He includes a dramatic Niagara Falls illustration told as only Peter Orasuk could tell it.

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – One Thing (36 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued through the 19th week, further blessing came and the meetings were extended until Sunday June 4th. On Wednesday 31st May Peter Orasuk went first and preached on 4 trumpets. A trumpet of warning (Eze 33:1-8), a trumpet of waiting (1 Thess 4:15-18), a trumpet of awakening (1 Cor 15:51-52) and trumpets of wrath (Rev 8:2-11). Murray McCandless followed with a message centred around three mentions in the Bible of “one thing”. One thing neglected, one thing…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – “Remember” (48 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued into their 19th and last week, on Sunday 28th May 2000 Mr Murray McCandless announced that the final meeting would be Wednesday 31st May. The meeting then began with a hymn that had become a favourite in the meetings, “It’s all taken away”. Murray then preached on the man who went down from Jerusalem to Jericho (Lu 10:30-36) as a picture of someone on the broad road to destruction. Peter Orasuk followed with a mighty message…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – The Scriptures (48 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued back in the Milburn Centre (pictured above), on the Monday of week 18 (22nd May 2000) it was announced that “this is the last week”; the meetings will conclude on Sunday 28th May. Murray McCandless preached on “the Scriptures”. The unbreakable, unbendable, undeniable Scriptures are also “understandable”. Some of you have known them since childhood, but have you obeyed the gospel they contain? (Readings: 2 Tim 3:15, John 10:35, 5:39, 1 Cor 15:3-3). Peter Orasuk continued…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – Conscience (48 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued in the Tent, on the Thursday of week 17 (18th May 2000) Murray McCandless preached from John 8:3-12 on the subject of “conscience” under 4 headings: 1. convicted by conscience, 2. controlled by conscience, 3. condemned by conscience, and finally 4. a conscience cleared. Peter Orasuk followed with a mighty word on the value of a soul. He used three examples of people who “sold their souls” cheaply: Esau for pleasure, Judas for possessions, and Pilate…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – God’s Standard (44 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued, a Gospel Tent had to be erected on Sidney Scott’s land because the Community Centre was not available for three weeks. This was the third location that had been used over the months, but the blessing continued. On the Tuesday of week 17 (16th May 2000), under the canvas, Murray McCandless preached on “God’s standard” from Romans 3:10-23. God is a holy God of inflexible righteousness. We come short of his measurement; we are found wanting…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – Three Musts (43 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued, on the Wednesday of week 13 (19th April 2000) Peter Orasuk preached on the three “musts” in John Ch 3. Nicodemus was first of all shocked, then silenced (because he didn’t know how to be born again), and finally saved. Murray McCandless followed with a striking message marked by unusual power and pathos based on Luke 13:29 “They shall come from the East, and from the West, and from the North, and from the South.”…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – The Cup (40 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued, on the Monday of week 12 (Mon 10th April 2000) Murray McCandless preached an unusal but solemn message on Bible cups. A cup being filled (Gen 15:16); a cup over-filled (Luke 3:18-20) and a cup emptied (John 18:11, 19:29-30). You are filing a cup every day you live without Christ – a cup that will overflow one day and bring judgment. Look at the lives of Belshazzar, Saul, Herod, Judas and Pilate and remember: there’s…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – When, Where and How (45 min)

With blessing in weeks 10 and 11, the Coleraine meetings were extended. On Sunday 9th April 2000, at the start of week 12, Peter Orasuk read about the “second death” and the “second birth” (Rev 20:11-15, John 3:3-7). You must have the second birth to avoid the second death. So: when, where and how were you born again? Peter told with warmth and fondness of the spot in house of Albert Ramsay in Prince Edward Island where he was saved.…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – “The Way of Cain” (48 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued, the evangelist Peter Orasuk from Prince Edward Island, Canada, arrived in late Feb 2000 to join Murray McCandless and help in the meetings. Soon after, Murray’s dear and godly mother, Ruth McCandless, was suddenly called home to heaven. Peter continued the meetings while Murray went home to Canada for the funeral. With Murray back from Canada, both evangelists preached away nightly through the month of March and a number of souls were saved. Then on…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – The Value of a Soul (40 min)

On Tuesday 15th Feb 2000, as te 4th week of the Coleraine meetings continued, Murray McCandless preached on “the value of a soul” from Mark 8:36-27. In light of the fact that you will live forever either in heaven or hell, what is your soul worth? What would you be willing to risk losing it for? Mr McCandless looked at a number of people in the Bible who played the fool and lost their souls, like Abner and Esau. But…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – “I am the Door” (41 min)

On Sunday 13th Feb 2000, as the Coleraine meetings commended their 4th week, Murray McCandless preached on the great gospel text “I am the door, by Me is any man enter in, he shall be saved” (John 10:9). Hanging on the wall behind the pulpit throughout this series of meeting was the “Two Roads Chart“. There’s only one door and we’re all born outside of it! To be saved you must enter the door. When did you enter the door?…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – The Great Supper (37 min)

As the Coleraine meetings continued in their second week, on Tuesday 1st Feb 2000 Murray McCandless preached on “the great supper” from Luke 14:16-24. He drew simple yet powerful lessons from the fact that the supper of which the Lord spoke had been financed by another, that the banqueting house was going to be filled, and that acceptance of the invitation to the supper had to come first, above every other consideration. He applies this to the “gospel supper” and…

Coleraine 20th Anniversary – The Prodigal Son (38 min)

2020 is the 20th anniversary year of a much blessed series of gospel meetings in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, with Canadian evangelists Murray McCandless and Peter Orasuk. The meetings commenced on Sunday 23rd January 2000 and were expected to run for perhaps 6-8 weeks. In the end, due to the interest and the ongoing blessing, the meetings kept being extended “one more week” and didn’t eventually finish until May. Every night for 19 weeks, including Saturdays, the gospel was preached, first…

Jim Hutchinson – What Must I Do to Be Saved? (30 min)

On the last night of a series of gospel meetings in Buckinghamshire, England, in 1980, Mr Jim Hutchinson (1920-2011) preached a message on the Philippian jailer who started off asleep, was then awakened, became anxious and was finally assured of his salvation through the person and work of Christ, about which he heard from Paul and Silas in the prison. In over 500 series of gospel meetings, Mr Hutchinson was always the same – steady, simple and earnest in the…

Gospel: “Christ Suffered” (48 min)

John Dennison preaches on 1 Pet 3:18 (“Christ has once suffered for sins the just for the unjust that He might bring us to God”), and emphasises the two words “Christ suffered”. The sufferings of Christ were unmatched, were necessary, and accomplished what they were designed for – meeting the claims of God against sin and providing salvation for sinners (Message preached 1st Mar 2020)

Surprised by Salvation (33 min)

“Salvation was completely different to how I imagined it would be.” Eugene Higgins explains the way of salvation from the last verse of John’s Gospel chapter 3, which reads: “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (Jn 3.36). He develops his presentation of the gospel around 4 contrasts in this verse: “Whom”, not “How” “Him”, not “you” “Having”,…

3 Gospel Object Lessons from Luke 13 (33 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2019 – Andrew Steele preaches from Luke Ch 13 on three object lessons that illustrate gospel truth. A tower that collapsed (“Except you repent you will all likewise perish”); a door that closed (Don’t be left outside); and a hen that called (“I would…but you would not”). The Lord Jesus is seen as the “prince of preachers” in this powerful chapter of the Bible (Message preached 6th July 2019)

John Fleck’s Testimony of Salvation (30 min)

John Fleck relates his story of conversion as a boy growing up in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. In addition to hearing the gospel regularly preached, John was spoken to by a number of events, including the funeral of a neighbour, and a dream about the Lord’s coming. He sought salvation and found rest and peace in Christ one cold February night alone in his room pondering the work of the Saviour on the cross for him (Testimony given 5th Jul…

“Salvator Mundi”, and “Heaven or Hell?” (48 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2019 – John Fleck preaches from John 4, and in particular v42, on Christ as “the Saviour of the world”, a title used by Leonardo da Vinci in 1500AD for one of his famous paintings. Andrew Steele follows with a contrast between heaven and hell, the two destinies that lie before every one of us. Quote: “The worst thing about hell is to have missed heaven”  (Messages preached 28th June 2019)

“Rest” and “Unexpected Happenings” (45 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2019 – John Fleck preaches on the topic of “rest”. The Requirement, Expense, Simplicity and Time of rest, from Isa 57:20-21, Matt 11:28, Heb 3:3 and Rev 14:9-11. Andrew Steele follows with a look at three “unexpected happenings”: someone privileged who perished; Someone perfect but pierced, and someone poor but pardoned. Note especially the three things the man in hell learnt in Luke Ch 16 (Messages preached 25th June 2019)

“Salvation” and “The Gift of God” (46 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2019 – John Fleck preaches from Acts 16 – the narrative of the Philippian jailer – on the subject of salvation. What we need to be saved from, why we need to be saved and how we can be saved. Andrew Steele follows with a message on “the gift of God” from Romans 6:23. The opposite of the gift, the origin of the gift and the offer of the gift (Messages preached 22nd June 2019)

Romanian Gospel Message (24 min)

Listen to the gospel preached in Romanian. Colin Hutchison preaches on 1 Timothy 1:15 “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” and illustrates this Bible verse from the story of 3 sinners in the gospel of Luke who were saved from their sins by the Lord. The message is translated into the Romanian language by Mr David Weir (Message preached 5th April 2019)

Are You Saved? (51 min)

GOSPEL – Tom Armstrong preaches on the great matter of being “saved”. The Bible says you must be saved (Acts 4:12); it says you can be saved (John 3:17), and it tells you how to be saved (Acts 16:31). David Vallance continues with a look at salvation “in the Son” from the last few verses of John Ch 3 (Messages preached 3rd Mar 2019)

You Must Be Born Again (21 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on a vital Bible text: “You must be born again” (John 3:7). “You” – it’s personal; “must” – it’s essential; “be” – it’s real; “born again” – it’s spiritual. What does it mean to be born again? Why must I be born again? Listen to this vital message and learn your need of a divine regenerative work of God in your life if you ever hope to be in heaven. Do you say you are born again?…

“Foundations”, and “The Beginning and the End” (48 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2018 – Craig Munro preaches on the parable of the two foundations (Luke 6:46-49). What is your foundation? Reason, religion, good works, feelings? The only true foundation of Christ. Clive Barber speaks on “the beginning” and “the end” of the gospel. What will your end be if you refuse the gospel? (Messages preached Sun 8th July 2018)

“Why Suffering?” and the “7 Sayings of the Cross” (50 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2018 – Craig Munro preaches on the topic of why God allows suffering. He seeks to show his audience that the presence of suffering in the world should not be a barrier to believing the gospel. Clive Barber compares the 7 questions in Psalm 88:10-13b with the 7 sayings of the Christ on the cross (Messages preached Thur 5th July 2018)

The Heart (40 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2018 – Clive Barber preaches on the “heart of man”. Among other things, he highlights the sinfulness of the heart and the danger of hardening it, instead of obeying the gospel. Craig Munro continues the theme of the heart, starting in Jer 17:9 where the heart is described as “deceitful above all things and desperately wicked” (Messages preached 3rd July 2018)

The Sower and the Centurion at the Cross (43 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2018 – Craig Munro preaches on the parable of the sower and the 4 types of ground found therein, representing hearers who are 1. disinterested, 2 disillusioned, 3 distracted or 4 determined. Clive Barber continues with a look at the Roman centurion who at the cross found a worthy, welcoming and wonderful Saviour in Christ (Messages preached Fri 22nd June 2018)

The Lost Sheep and “Judas the traitor” (47 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2018 – Craig Munro preaches on the one lost sheep from Luke 15 and the lengths to which the Shepherd went to find it and bring it home. Clive Barber preaches on the tragic character of Judas – a privileged man whose pride and play-acting finally caught up with him. Are you, like Judas, “going to hell with your eyes open”? (Messages preached Tue 19th June 2018)

Mary’s Saviour, and “Division at the Cross” (49 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2018 – Clive Barber preaches about Mary the mother of Jesus. He explains her unique role, and how she was saved, as well as why the Lord deliberately sent her away from the cross early. If you are a Roman Catholic you will find this a very helpful message. Craig Munro continues on the theme and describes various “divisions at the cross”. He challenges his audience to face up to where they stand (Messages preached Mon 18th June…

The Great Physician and “Mary at the Cross” (43 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2018 – Craig Munro preaches on Christ the great physician who is compassionate, able and willing to cure people of the sickness of sin if they are willing to take the remedy of repentance and faith in Christ alone. Clive Barber closes with a look at how Christ saved Mary Magdalene, a delivered woman who stood at the foot of the cross (Messages preached Sun 17th June 2018)

Hudson Taylor – “The Finished Work of Christ” (40 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on “the finished work of Christ”. That is to say, when the Lord Jesus died, He offered to God a full, final and faultless sacrifice for sins…and in so doing “finished the work” that His Father gave Him to do. Now salvation is available “without works” to the person who trusts in Christ. Mr Higgins uses the life story of Hudson Taylor as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout (Message preached July 2nd…

William Tyndale – God’s Trustworthy Word (40 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on “God’s faithful and trustworthy Word”, the Bible (Rev 22:6, 1 Tim 1:15). You can be sure of an eternal destiny in heaven by believing what God says in His word! Mr Higgins emphasises three characteristics of God’s trustworthy Word – its simplicity, its immediacy and its certainty. He uses the life story of William Tyndale as the springboard for this message, Click here for the handout (Message preached July 1st 2017)

C.H. Spurgeon – “Look and Live” (41 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on Isaiah 45:22. There’s a very helpful section in this message where Mr Higgins runs through typical objections to salvation and provides insightful Biblical answers. Mr Higgins uses the life story and conversion of C.H. Spurgeon as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout (Message preached June 30th 2017)

John & Betty Stam – Ambassadors for Christ (38 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on 2 Cor 5:20 – “We beseech you, as ambassadors for Christ, be ye reconciled to God”. He uses the life story and martyrdom of John and Betty Stam as the springboard for this message. Why did they go to China to preach the gospel? Ultimately because they loved Christ and valued the souls of the dying millions to whom they preached. Do you value your soul? Click here for the handout (Message preached June 29th 2017)

Jim Elliot – God’s Love for His Enemies (40 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on “God’s love for His enemies” from Rom 5:6-10. When Christ came to earth He was “hated without a cause”, rejected and slain. All of us, from birth, are at enmity with God due to the miserable and sinful state we find ourselves in by nature – a nature that manifests itself in wicked words, thoughts and deeds. Yet, God loved us even when we were enemies! Mr Higgins uses the story of Jim Elliot as the…

Fanny Crosby – Words of a Wonderful Saviour (39 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on the loving, living and lasting words of Christ – the wonderful Saviour. The words of Christ teach us what is of ultimate value, what is life’s ultimate peril, and provide – to those who rest on them by faith – ultimate assurance. Mr Higgins uses the life story of Fanny Crosby as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout (Message preached June 26th 2017)

Henry Nott – John 3:16 (40 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on John 3:16. “God loved” – an incredible fact. “that He gave His only Son” – an incomparable act. “That whosoever believeth” – an intelligent act. “Has everlasting life” – an indisputable fact. Listen carefully as he explains how it is dangerously easy to turn “believing” into a “work” – a very common mistake made by people who have an intellectual grasp of the gospel only. Mr Higgins uses the life story of Henry Nott as the…

Michael Faraday – Certainty in an Uncertain World (36 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on the glorious certainties of the gospel. In a world where life is uncertain, the future is unforeseeable and nothing lasts, the gospel presents absolute unshakeable certainty. You can KNOW you are saved and bound for heaven, based on the work of Christ and the Word of God (the Bible). Christ’s atoning work was “for all sin”, “for all time” and “for me”. Mr Higgins uses the life story of Michael Faraday as the springboard for this…

John Bunyan – Barriers and Burdens (37 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on the barriers a sinner faces in coming to Christ (deterrents, despair, deception, death), and “the burdens that Calvary removes”. He uses the life story of John Bunyan and his book Pilgrim’s Progress as the springboard for this message. The challenge? “Will you leave your sin and go to heaven; or will you have your sin and go to hell?” Click here for the handout (Message preached 23rd June 2017)

Mary Slessor – How to Become a Child of God (36 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on “how you can become a child of God”. Your starting point is to realise that you are both a “child of disobedience” and a “child of wrath” (Eph 2:1-3). Several common misunderstandings are cleared up in this very helpful message, as the way of salvation is spelt out in profound yet simple terms. Mr Higgins uses the life story of Mary Slessor as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout (Message preached June…

John Wesley – A Brand from the Burning (40 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches a soul-searching message based on an expression in the Bible (from Zech 3:2) which he applies to people who have been saved – they are “brands plucked from the burning”. Have you ever been saved from going to hell? Ending up in hell is a real danger, an imminent danger, an extreme danger and an irreversible danger. Mr Higgins uses the life story of John Wesley as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout…

Athanasius – One Son, One Sacrifice (36 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on the uniqueness of Christ and the uniqueness of His death on behalf of sinners. Jesus Christ is a Sovereign who stands alone; and a Saviour who stood alone, when He bore the judgment of God against sin on the cross. He uses the life story of Athanasius as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout (Message preached June 19th 2017)

F.S. Arnot – “Whosoever” (36 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on 4 mentions of “whosoever” in the Bible. The whosoever that once meant me (John 8:34); the whosoever that would have been me (Rev 20:15); the whosoever that now means me (John 3:16), and the whosoever that still means you (Rev 22:17). He uses the life story of F.S. Arnot as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout (Message preached June 18th 2017)

Isaac Watts – The Wondrous Cross (40 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches about the death of Christ at “the wondrous cross” – an event which provided both the greatest revelation of our ruin as sinners, and the strongest repudiation of our own righteous efforts to save ourselves. Why did Christ have to suffer and die if we could get to heaven by our own efforts? He uses the life story of Isaac Watts as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout (Message preached Jun 17th 2017)

Hugh Latimer – “Believe in the Light” (36 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on “Christ as the light of the world” and urges his audience to “believe in the light” while they have the light (John 12:36). In a searching message Mr Higgins describes the light of God’s holiness exposing the corrupt heart of man, both in time and at the final judgment. He uses the life story of Hugh Latimer as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout (Message preached June 16th 2017)

Robert Boyle – The Fear of God (35 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on the “the fear of God” and relates it to the words of Amos 4:12 in the Bible, which says, “Prepare to meet thy God”. You must meet God, but you are not automatically “ready” for that meeting…and only Christ can make you ready! Mr Higgins uses the life story of Robert Boyle as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout (Message preached June 15th 2017)

J.S. Bach – Help for the Helpless (36 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on the “helplessness of the sinner” – a Bible truth much neglected in the present day. Many who apparently acknowledge their “sinfulness” have never understood their helplessness, and thus do not know the saving power of Christ. Mr Higgins uses the life story of J.S. Bach as the springboard for this message. His readings were Matt 14:22-33 and Rom 5:6. Click here for the handout (Message preached June 13th 2017)

Martin Luther – “Jesus Only” (36 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on salvation through “Jesus only” (Matt 17:8), through “faith only” (Luke 8:50), resting on God’s “word only” (Matt 8:8). He presses the uniqueness of Christ as the only Saviour and the importance of resting on what God says – not on your own personal feelings – for the possession and assurance of salvation. Mr Higgins uses the conversion of Martin Luther as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout (Message preached June 12th 2017)

Charles Wesley – Immense Mercy (37 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on God’s immense mercy, His amazing love and His infinite grace (from Gal 2:20). He ponders how much we all deserve wrath, how little we deserve mercy, but how greatly indebted we are to the mercy of God in Christ. Mr Higgins uses the life story of Charles Wesley, author of the hymn And Can It Be, as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout (Message preached June 11th 2017)

John Newton – “Christ – A Great Saviour” (36 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on “Christ a great Saviour”. Reading in 1 Chron 17:16-17 and 1 Tim 1:12-15, Mr Higgins expounds the grace of God to sinners. He weaves his comments around the words of the aged John Newton (author of “Amazing Grace“) who said “I remember two things – I am a great sinner; but Christ is a great Saviour”. The free grace gospel is objectionable to self-righteous people, but it is the only way to heaven! Click here for…

Polycarp – No Friend Like Christ (28 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on greatest friend you can know. The Lord Jesus “loveth at all times” (Prov 17:17). Christ loved sinners from heaven, and during His life, and in His death at the cross. He loves sinners now, in their need and in their danger of perishing in hell. Mr Higgins uses the life story of the martyr Polycarp as the springboard for this message. Click here for the handout (Message preached June 9th 2017)

Rembrandt – Danger and Deliverance (34 min)

Using the narrative of “the storm on the Sea of Galilee” in Mark Ch 4, Eugene Higgins preaches on “sinners travelling to eternity”. He likens the perilous storm to death, “the danger common to all mankind”, and the quenching of the storm by Christ to salvation, “the deliverance available to all mankind”. Mr Higgins uses the life story of the artist Rembrandt – who painted himself into a picture of the storm on Galilee – as the springboard for this message. Click…

Adoniran Judson – The Reality of Being Lost (40 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches a searching and solemn message on a number of “pressing realities” that you need to face. The reality of death, of being deceived, of being lost, of being awakened to your danger…and of being saved (based on 2 Cor 4:3-6). In addition to telling parts of his own testimony of salvation, Mr Higgins uses the life story of Adoniram Judson as the springboard for his message. Click here for the handout (Message preached June 6th 2017)

Sir James Simpson – Christ My Substitute (42 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches a powerful message on Christ – a substitute required, provided and received. The hopelessness and helplessness of the sinner’s situation is laid bare; then Christ is introduced as the substitute who experiences and accomplishes what the sinner never could. Mr Higgins uses the life story of Sir James Simpson as the springboard for his message. Click here for the handout (Message preached June 5th 2017)

Perpetua & Felicitas – Eternal Happiness (33 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on two questions: “Why is happiness so elusive and temporary on earth?”, and “Why is happiness so eternal and unbroken in heaven?” The reason is clear when one understands the effects of sin – a force which has robbed humanity of a relationship with God, of significance and meaning, and of hope after death.  Mr Higgins uses the story of Perpetua and Felicitas – and the meaning of their names – as the springboard for this message.…

Three Voices, and “Heaven or Hell”? (48 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2016 – Frank Sona preaches on three voices. The voice of creation (Rom 8:22), the voice of the law (Rom 3:19) and the voice of the blood of Christ (Heb 12:24-25), each of which have a notable message to tell us. Andrew Steele continues with a solemn look at the narrative of “the unrepentant man in hell” from Luke Ch 16 (Messages preached 11th July 2016)

Eternal Punishment and “He was wounded” (43 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2016 – Frank Sona preaches on the danger of eternal punishment, in a searching message about hell from the book of Revelation. Andrew Steele continues with a look at the sufferings of Christ from Isaiah 53:5 and portrays a wounded, waiting and worthy Saviour (Messages preached 7th July 2016)

Two Prayers and Three Things You Need (50 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2016 – Frank Sona preaches on 2 Cor 9:15 (Thanks for God’s Son) and Luke 18:11-12 (Thanks for self). He shows the terrible hindrance that pride is to being saved. Andrew Steele speaks on “three things you need to be saved” from Luke 19. You need “haste”, “humility” and, most essentially you need “Him”, the Lord Jesus. (Messages preached 5th July 2016)

“He Saved Others” and “No Fear” (45 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2016 – Andrew Steele preaches on the accusation made against Christ on the cross – “He saved others, Himself He cannot save” – and highlights the power of Christ to deliver sinners. Frank Sona looks the danger of facing eternity with “no fear of God” and “no foundation under your feet”. (Messages preached 4th July 2016)

“Three Never’s” and “Eternity” (45 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2016 – Frank Sona preaches on three mentions of the word “never” (Matt 27:14, John 10:28, Mk 9:43) and includes a solemn warning about hell fire, which will never be quenched. Andrew Steele continues with “a sinner leaving time for eternity”, and “a Saviour leaving eternity for time”, as “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (Messages preached 3rd July 2016)

What Wait I For? and “He would not go in” (56 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2016 – Andrew Steele preaches on Psalm 39:7 “What wait I for?” and outlines three reasons why salvation is urgent and why you should not wait any longer to be saved. Frank Sona continues with a look at the “elder brother” in Luke 15 who, because of his pride, “would not go in” and enjoy the feast. (Messages preached 30th June 2016)

“Saved” and “The Lost Sheep” (48 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2016 – Frank Sona preaches on the word “saved” – the meaning, the Man, the marks and the missing of salvation. Andrew Steele continues with a look at the parable of the lost sheep – the despair the shepherd had, the distance the shepherd went, the dependability the shepherd showed and the delight the shepherd experienced. (Messages preached 27th June 2016)

Where will you spend eternity? (19 min)

This earnest and searching message by Andrew Steele brings the listener back to the only thing that really matters: heaven or hell for eternity? In the fog of daily life, news coverage and social media feeds, it’s easy to lose sight of the greatest reality of all – where will I be 5 seconds after I die? Where will I be a billion centuries from now? Take time today to find a peaceful undisturbed spot and think deeply and seriously…

John 3:15 and the “Finished Work” (56 min)

Kyle Wilson preaches on John 3:15, emphasising the fact that the gospel message is for the “whosoever”, that salvation is through “believing IN HIM” and that Christ died to save sinners from perishing. Jonathan Black closes with a message urging his audience to rely on Christ alone and His finished work (Messages preached 21st Feb 2016)

The Greatest Miracle and God’s Mercy (51 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2015 – John Rogers preaches on the greatest miracle – salvation – from John 5:24…and the greatest mistake – rejecting salvation – from Acts 24:25. Tom Armstrong speaks on “God’s mercy” and gives a powerful and solemn warning about “mercy gone” from the narrative of the rich man in hell in Luke Ch 16 (Messages preached 16th July 2015)

A Ransom for all and “Where is the Lamb?” (51 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2015 – Tom Armstrong preaches on a ransom “for all” (1 Tim 2:6), “for free” (Eph 2:8-9) and for ever (Isa 51:6). John Rogers continues with a look at the story of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22 and draws pertinent lessons about salvation from the passage (Messages preached 14th July 2015)

A Solemn Question and an Exalted Saviour (48 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2015 – John Rogers takes up a solemn and searching text from Isaiah 33:14 – “Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?” Tom Armstrong closes by pointing to Jesus Christ, the one and only Saviour of sinners, who humbled Himself to suffer the death of the cross that we might be saved (Messages preached 13th July 2015)

“His Own Soul” and “Opportunity” (49 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2015 – Tom Armstrong preaches on “his own soul” (Mk 8:36), “his own way (Isa 53:6) and “His own self” (1 Pet 2:24). John Rogers continues with a message on “opportunity” from the narrative of the tax collector in Luke Ch 10. Opportunity given, opportunity grasped and opportunity gone. (Messages given 12th July 2015)

John 3:16 and the Bruised Man (50 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2015 – Tom Armstrong preaches on “the gospel in a nutshell” found in the text John 3:16. John Rogers speaks of 4 men in the Bible: a buried man, a burdened man, a  bruised man and a blessed man. Two plain and simple gospel messages that will be a blessing to all listeners (Messages preached 11th July 2015)

A “Word for Sinners” and a Justified Sinner (49 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2015 – Tom Armstrong preaches on “a word for sinners” (1 Tim 1:15), “a work for sinners” (Rom 5:8) and “a welcome for sinners” (Luke 15:1). John Rogers follows with a look at the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector in Luke 18. Two messages helpfully outlining why everyone needs to be saved! (Messages preached 3rd July 2015)

Eternity, Calvary and Today’s Opportunity (51 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2015 – John Rogers preaches on two words: “Eternity” and “Calvary”. Each person needs an awakening to the former and an appreciation of the latter. Tom Armstrong closes with three mentions of “today” in Luke’s gospel and presses home the urgency of the gospel call. (Messages preached 2nd July 2015)

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary (48 min)

Mervyn Hall preaches on the subject of Magna Carta, on its 800th Anniversary in June 2015. The rights enshrined in this historic document touch on issues of life, liberty and property. After giving the historical background, Mr Hall moves to the subject of moral freedom and explains that personal freedom from sin can only come through Christ – One who gave up “property” so that we could have an inheritance, Who gave up His “liberty” so we could be free,…

The Last Day… (49 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2014 – Mervyn Hall preaches on “the last day” of  invitation (John 7:37). Ian Jackson preaches on another “last day”; a day of blessing for the saved (John 6:40), but tragedy for the lost (John 12:48). Mr Jackson explains what it means to “believe on Christ” – to simply, confidingly and trustingly, rely on Christ alone to save (Messages preached 20th July 2014)

Saved at the Last Minute and The Hard Journey Home (50 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2014 – Ian Jackson preaches on the thief on the cross, who was “saved at the last minute”. Mervyn Hall continues the theme with a look at a rebel son who took “a long outbound journey further and further into sin” but repented and began the “hard inbound journey home”. (Preached 18th July 2014)

He that Hath and He That Believeth (52 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2014 – Mervyn Hall preaches on “He that hath the Son hath life” (1 John 5:12). Salvation is not a battle to be won, nor a race to be won, nor a badge to be worn, nor a test to be passed – it is a Man to be claimed. Ian Jackson preaches on “He that believeth” and compares a number of things that fall short of faith with truly “venturing one’s all on Christ” for salvation (Messages…

A State of Grace and Types of Ground (50 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2014 – Ian Jackson preaches on the difference salvation makes. It finds sinners in a “state of nature”, brings them into a “state of grace” and finally lands them in a “state of glory”. Mervyn Hall takes a look at the different types of ground in the parable of the sower and makes some challenging points as to where his audience really stands before God (Messages preached 14th July 2014)

Are You Christ’s? and We Must Be Saved (50 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2014 – Ian Jackson preaches on “Those who are Christ’s”. He explains that a person who knows they deserve to be in hell is unlikely to be there; but a person who thinks they deserve to be in heaven will never be there. Mervyn Hall closes with an earnest plea from Acts 4:12 that his audience “must be saved” (Messages preached 12th July 2014)

In Due Time and “After this the Judgment” (41 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2014 – Ian Jackson preaches on 4 Bible occurrences of the words “In due time”, one of which – Deut 32:35 “Their foot shall slide in due time” – was famously preached to powerful effect by Jonathan Edwards on July 8th 1741. Mervyn Hall continues to press this point with a look at Heb 9:27 under the headings, “Man is mortal”, “Sin is fatal”, “The soul is eternal”, Judgment is unavoidable” and “Salvation is vital”. (Messages preached 7th…

Three New Things and Three Choices (46 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2013 – Tom West preaches on a new birth, a new life and a new destiny (John 3:3, 2 Cor 5:17 and John 5:24). Eugene Higgins closes with three choices in Luke’s gospel: saved or lost, taken or left, and comforted or tormented. (Messages preached 28th Aug 2013)

“Turn!” and the Saviour’s Warning (45 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2013 – Eugene Higgins preaches on the watchman’s cry “Turn ye, turn ye, for why will ye die?” Tom West follows with the warning of Christ “If ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins”. A pair of messages that urge us to prepare for eternity (Messages preached 27th Aug 2013)

Testimony, “Eternity” and “Calvary” (47 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2013 – Tom West tells his testimony of salvation in the Tent and relates how he first heard the gospel under the very same canvas 22 years previously. Gene Higgins closes with a look at two powerful Biblical words – “Eternity” and “Calvary” (Messages preached 24th Aug 2013)

Thoroughly Lost and “I Am The Door” (50 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2013 – Gene Higgins preaches a perceptive message from 1 Cor 1 on why many people struggle to be saved: they have never discovered they are lost. Tom West closes with a clear look at John 10:9 and warns that one day the open door will be shut (Messages preached 23rd Aug 2013)

A Date that Cannot be Changed (37 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2012 – Wesley Martin preaches on some things that cannot happen. A date that cannot be changed (Job 14:5), a demand that cannot be challenged (John 3:3) and a divide that cannot be crossed (Luke 16:26). A solemn, powerful message (Message preached 19th July 2012)

Salvation Movements (40 min)

GOSPEL TENT 2012 – Wesley Martin preaches on “salvation movements” in the Bible – “A Saviour passing by” (Luke 19), “A Sinner passing in” (John 5:24), and “A Soul passing away” (Job 34:20). A clear presentation of the gospel as a final opportunity, a personal opportunity and an eternal destiny (Message preached 17th July 2012)