Sermons from September 2019

Sermons from September 2019

Sunday School Work (41 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 5 – Based on over 25 years of experience in full time work mainly among children and young people, Robert Plant gives helpful guidance about how to conduct Sunday Schools and ‘children’s meetings’. Most importantly, Robert emphasises that our foundation must be the Word of God, with the salvation of the young as the ultimate goal. Then, among other things, Robert gives tips on behaviour management, on maintaining children’s attention, and on the use of object…

Robert McIlwaine – Gospel Work in Nova Scotia (60 min)

In 1930, Lennon Knox McIlwaine (1898-1984) and his beloved wife Sarah, arrived in Nova Scotia from Northern Ireland, having been called by God to preach the gospel to the Maritime people of Canada. Robert McIlwaine, their son, visited the UK in 1987 and related the incredible, stirring and heartwarming story of the faith-filled labours of his parents, himself and others who, during the years of the great depression and through World War 2 and beyond, laboured in all weathers, against…

The 8 Signs in John’s Gospel – Introduction (45 min)

PART 1 – Mervyn Hall introduces the 8 signs in John’s gospel by asking three questions: “What is a sign?”, “What are the signs in John?”, and “What is the purpose of the signs in John?” He works through the signs giving their significance and both their evidential and evangelistic purpose as part of John’s great intention: “These things are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God and that believing you might have…

The Primacy of Preaching – Part 2 (44 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 4 – Michael Penfold addresses the question: is a “gospel meeting” a scriptural meeting? After outlining the history of how distinct regular gospel-preaching meetings have almost died out in the West, Michael sets out a scriptural case for continuing to hold them, both indoors and outdoors, based 1. on the meaning of the word “gospel” in the New Testament and 2. on the examples of Peter and Paul in the book of Acts. Readings: Mark 16:15,…

The Primacy of Preaching – Part 1 (45 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 3 – After outlining what the Bible means by “preaching”, Mervyn Hall shows from Scripture that God intends His gospel to be communicated through “public proclamation”. He takes time to answer the objection of many that “plain preaching” is less effective than other methods of communication more favoured in our culture. In our attempts at bridge-building with the lost, we need to keep the main thing the main thing. Readings: 1 Tim 4:1-5, Rom 1:16-19, 1…

Motivations and Hindrances (47 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 2 – Cameron Piper preaches on “motivations and hindrances” in gospel work. He highlights two main motivations: the glory of God and, love for souls. Among the hindrances he highlights are; being too busy, becoming too tied up with financial commitments, fear of embarrassment, laziness, uncleanness and prayerlessness. A challenging message (Message preached 8th Sept 2019)

The Call (38 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 1 – Josh Jacob preaches on the urgent and scriptural requirement for every single believer to be interested in and to actively pursue the salvation of others. After speaking on the value of “one soul” Josh looks at the programme, passion, power and promise contained in Psalm 126:6 “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him” (Message preached 1st Sept 2019)