Sermons on Gospel Tent '17 (E Higgins) - 25 Messages

Sermons on Gospel Tent '17 (E Higgins) - 25 Messages

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.…