Sermons from May 2018

Sermons from May 2018

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)

Commandment No 6 (39 min)

PART 7 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the 6th commandment – “Thou shalt not kill”. He takes the subject up under three headings: What is murder? Why and when was it prohibited? and How does this principle apply today? Issues such as “killing in war” and whether or not “capital punishment” applies today are examined, as well as the Lord’s words in Matt 5:21-22 where He deals with anger in the heart as the motivation behind murder (Message preached 27th…

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…

Commandment No 5 (46 min)

PART 6 – Joshua Jacob preaches on the 5th commandment – “Honour your father and mother”, the first commandment with promise. Children can honour their parents by living an obedient life, lifting their parents’ load, learning their parents’ lessons and lavishing love on their parents. Parents can act towards their children in such a way as to encourage them to show honour – by loving, lifting, limiting, and leading them, and laughing with them (Message preached 20th May 2018)

The Unequal Yoke (37 min)

PART 4 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the issue of the “unequal yoke” from 2 Cor 6:13-18, the key NT passage on separation. Mervyn works through the passage using 4 headings; 1. the apostolic authority, 2. the logical argument, 3. the OT analogy and 4. the only action (“Come out”). He applies Paul’s prohibition about the unequal yoke to marital, financial, political and social situations, but cautions against taking the principle to an extreme (Message preached 17th May 2018)

Commandment No 4 (44 min)

PART 5 – Michael Penfold preaches on the 4th Commandment. He lists 6 reasons why God gave the Sabbath. He proves that the Saturday Sabbath was a ceremonial, not a moral law, and that it was not instituted until Sinai. It was a “shadow” that gave way to the “substance” at the coming of Christ. He also looks at why believers meet on Sundays today, which the Bible calls “the Lord’s Day”. Useful for Seventh Day Adventists or anyone confused…

Should Christians Keep the Sabbath? (44 min)

After listing 6 reasons why God gave the Sabbath, Michael Penfold proves that the Saturday Sabbath was a ceremonial, not a moral law, and that it was not instituted until Sinai. It was a “shadow” that gave way to the “substance” at the coming of Christ. He also looks at why believers meet on Sundays today, which the Bible calls “the Lord’s Day” (Message preached 13th May 2018)

Israel Shall Dwell Alone (38 min)

PART 3 – Tom West preaches on the Israel’s separation as a picture of ours. He takes up the subject under three headings: the strangeness, strength and sufficiency of separation. Israel’s walk and worship were designed to be different to the surrounding nations. “Dwelling alone” and not intermingling meant they remained strong and retained their identity. In this difficult path, God promised to meet all their needs. Readings: Exod 34:11-17, Num 22:1-2, 5-6, 23:7-10, Deut 7:1-6, 17:14-15 (Message preached 10th…

Commandment No 3 (44 min)

PART 4 – Jonathan Black preaches on “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain”. He takes the subject up under three headings: 1. The meaning of God’s name in Hebrew (Jehovah, Elohim and Adonai); 2. The mention of God’s name at Horeb (Sinai); and 3. The misuse of God’s name – our holiness. He lists 7 ways in which it is possible to take God’s name in vain today. A challenging message! (Message preached…

Separation in Picture and Type (47 min)

PART 2 – Norman Mellish speaks on the topic of separation from various pictures and types in the Old Testament. He draws principles of separation from Genesis Ch 1 and the creation week, from Leviticus 11 and the instructions regarding clean and unclean animals, and from Nehemiah Chs 1-6 where walls were built and the testimony of God was preserved (Message preached 3rd May 2018)