Sermons from 2019 (Page 10)

Sermons from 2019 (Page 10)

Days, Ages and Gaps (80 min)

PART 2 – David Vallance outlines the stark choice facing us all. Which is right – “the Bible” (Genesis), or the grand theory of “evolution” (cosmic, molecular, biological etc.)? Starting with Darwin’s “origin of species”, David helpfully distinguishes between “horizontal variation” (observable) and “vertical evolution” (a fairy tale for grown-ups). He finishes by explaining why he rejects 5 compromise positions: the gap theory, the day-age theory, progressive ages, the literary framework hypothesis, and theistic evolution (Message given 1st  Mar 2019)…

The Value of Apologetics (48 min)

PART 1 – David Vallance outlines what the Bible means when it uses the Greek word “apologia” (answer, defence – 1 Pet 3:15). A consistent Christian life, combined with a gracious personal testimony to God’s truth and grace is the best apologetic of all! He then outlines the difference between evidential, presuppositional and classical apologetics and gives biblical examples of each (Message given 28th Feb 2019)

Why I am in an Assembly (37 min)

PART 7 – After defining the words “fellowship” (Gk: koinonia) and “assembly” (Gk: ekklesia), Michael Penfold sets out 3 reasons “Why I am in fellowship in a local assembly”. First, because of the purpose of God; second, because of the presence of Christ; and third, because of the pattern of Scripture. The Bible expects all believers to be in a local assembly gathered unto the name of the Lord Jesus (Readings: Matt 18:20, Acts 2:41-42, 9:26-28, 15:14) (Message preached 24th…

Why I Am Baptised (37 min)

PART 6 – Josh Jacob preaches on “Why I am Baptised”. He explains the meaning of the word baptism (to dip or immerse) and outlines the biblical foundation for “believer’s baptism” as opposed to the non-biblical idea of infant baptism, sometimes called pedobaptism. He uses an acrostic of the word baptism to structure his message: Basis, Act, People, Teaching, Imperative, Signal, Motive. (Readings: John 3:22-30, Acts 2:37-42, 8:5-20, 26-30, Rom 6:1-4).(Message preached 17th Feb 2019)

Why I Am a Creationist (56 min)

PART 5 – Josh Jacob preaches on “Why I am a Creationist”. He outlines why he rejects the theory of evolution and accepts the Biblical truth of creation under five headings: personal reasons, scientific reasons, moral reasons, theological reasons and existential reasons. Josh covers a number of important topics such as the origin of the universe, the origin of life, the fixity of species and the laws of science (Message preached 10th Feb 2019)

Why I am Trinitarian (43 min)

PART 4 – Dan Rudge preaches on “Why I am Trinitarian” under three headings: the Trinity is “clearly taught in Scripture”, is “critical to our salvation” and “controls our service”. After refuting the two major anti-trinitarian errors promoted today (Modalism and Arianism), Dan expounds the glorious truth of “one God in three persons, blessed Trinity” (Message preached 3rd Feb 2019)

Why I Am Evangelical (45 min)

PART 3 – Mervyn Hall preaches on “Why I am Evangelical”. After some introductory historical remarks, he highlights the four “C’s” underpinning the gospel (“evangelical” comes from the Greek word for gospel; “euangelion”). The authority of the canon; the centrality of the cross; the necessity of conversion, and the priority of the commission. (Message preached 27th Jan 2019)

Why I Am a Christian (44 min)

PART 2 – A Christian is someone who has been justified by faith in Jesus Christ. But how can a person know that Jesus Christ really existed, or that He is who the Bible claims Him to be, or that He really died and rose again? Michael Penfold outlines 5 basic lines of evidence for the Christan faith: 1. The eye-witness testimony of Scripture; 2. The fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy; 3. The existence of the church; 4. The martyrdom…

Why Stand for Truth? (42 min)

PART 1 – Mervyn Hall introduces a series of messages on “Why we believe what we believe” by asking a basic preliminary question – “Why stand for truth?” Is truth still as important as ever? Isn’t it all just a matter of opinion? Should not love hold the trump card over truth? Basing his remarks on Paul’s two epistles to Timothy, Mervyn not only defends the basic concept of truth, but also outlines 5 reasons why we still must stand…

The Great White Throne (37 min)

THE JUDGMENTS OF SCRIPTURE PART 11 – In the final part of the series, Josh Jacob outlines (from Rev 20:1-15) how the world will end – with 1. God’s judgment being poured out on the final rebellion of man at the end of the Millennium, and 2. the judgment of Satan, who is cast into the lake of fire, and 3. the judgment of the “wicked dead” whose names are not found written in the book of life. A solemn…