Sermons on The Christian Life

Sermons on The Christian Life

The Prison Prayers of Paul (38 min)

PART 7 – Michael Penfold looks at the prayer life and the 4 “prison prayers” of Paul – a prayer for enlightenment (Eph 1:15-23); a prayer for enablement (Eph 3:14-21); a prayer for enlargement (Phil 1:9-11); and a prayer for enrichment (Col 1:9-14). Paul’s challenging prayers were marked by selflessness, spiritual focus and profound depth. After an introduction to all 4 prayers, the 2nd prayer is expounded verse by verse (Message preached 21st July 2019)

The Lord’s Prayer (45 min)

PART 6 – Mervyn Hall preaches on “the Lord’s prayer” under 6 headings. Its scope, setting, shortness (66 words), simplicity, structure and substance. His examination of the Lord’s prayer reveals essential features for all prayer: adoration, submission, petition and confession (Readings: Matt 6:1-8 and Luke 11:2-4) (Message preached 14th July 2019)

Daniel’s Prayer of Confession (44 min)

PART 5 – Jonathan Black draws numerous practical lessons out of Daniel’s prayer of confession from Daniel Ch 9 which was answered in the well-known and pivotal prophecy of “Daniel’s 70 weeks”. Jonathan outlines the chapter under four headings: the Man of Prayer, the Motive for Prayer, the Manner of his prayer, and the Message of Daniel’s prayer (Message preached 2nd June 2019)

David’s Prayer for Pardon (42 min)

PART 4 – Josh Jacob looks at Psalm 51 and examines David’s “prayer for pardon” – a heartfelt confession that followed on from his sin with Bathsheba. The Psalm (v1-10 repentance, v11-15 repercussion, v16-17 redemption, v18-19 restoration) reveals our personal capacity to sin, the 7-fold consequences of sin, and the 3 principles that speak to a “comeback from sin” (Message preached 26th May 2019)

The Prayers of Hannah (37 min)

PART 3 – Michael Penfold takes a look at the two prayers of Hannah – her supplication in 1 Samuel Ch 1 and her thanksgiving in Ch 2. Her first prayer was heartfelt, intelligent, reverent and selfless, while her second revealed her appreciation of God’s salvation, His attributes, His sovereignty and His purposes. Along the way Michael has a few things to say about the subject of being “authentic” in prayer, and also passes comment on the regrettable revolution in…

The Prayers of Abraham and Eliezer (44 min)

PART 2 – Mervvn Hall draws out “principles of prayer” from Gen Chs. 18 and 24. Abraham and Eliezer’s prayers teach us 6 features of prayer: that we should pray with priority, comprehensively, confidently, expectantly, continually and Biblically. At the end of his message, in reference to Eliezer’s experience, Mervyn distinguishes between what we need to pray about, and what we don’t (Message preached 12th May 2019)

How to Know The Lord Better (35 min)

Colin Hutchison preaches on 4 people in John’s gospel who “knew the Lord”, even though the world did not know Him. Why did they know the Lord? Because when He said “do” they did it (2:9); when He said “go” they went (4:53); when He said “wash” they washed (9:25); and when He said “remove the obstacle” they removed it (11:22). If we want to know the Lord better, we must do the same (Message preached 5th May 2019)

Prayers of the Bible – Introduction (45 min)

PART 1 – From Romans 8 Joshua Jacob introduces a series of messages on “the prayers of the Bible” by a general look at the topic of prayer. After outlining 5 common hindrances to prayer he looks at several ways in which the Holy Spirit enables and helps us to pray. Finally he looks at a number of common questions asked about the nature, purpose and outcomes of prayer (Message preached 28th Apr 2019)

The Fashion of the World (43 min)

PART 7 – Michael Penfold preaches on separation from the world in connection with clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, piercing and tattoos. After establishing the fact that the Bible is concerned with the outward appearance of God’s people, Michael outlines 10 scriptural “guiding principles” by which to judge all issues of dress and appearance. Scripture readings: Prov 6:24-25, 7:10, Eze 23:40, 44, 1 Tim 2:8-10, 1 Pet 3:3-4 (Message preached 7th Jun 2018)

Separation Unto God (36 min)

PART 8 – Joshua Jacob points us to the God of holiness who calls us to Himself in separation. A comprehension of the holy God who has separated us to Himself (Psa 4:3) will save us from holding the doctrine of separation merely as a dry cold fact. Rather, in the words of the hymn writer, “The things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace”. The Lord is looking for dedicated, separated servants…

Outside the Camp (45 min)

PART 6 – Jonathan Black preaches on the subject of “ecclesiastical separation” from Hebrews 13:9-16, highlighting the exhortation to Christians to come “outside the camp”. He applies these words about the ancient camp of Judaism to the need for believers and assemblies today be separate from the religious confusion and error of the ecumenical movement – notably the World Council of Churches and “Churches Together” (Message preached 31st May 2018)

A Forbidden Friendship (37 min)

PART 5 – David West preaches on the command of 1 John 2:15 – “love not the world”. In expounding this topic he poses three questions: 1. What does the Bible mean by the expression “the world”? 2. What are “the things that are in the world”? and 3. What is the relationship of the believer to the world? Explaining that the Greek word “kosmos” indicates “the world system”, David answers the three questions and sounds a clear call for…