Sermons from February 2020

Sermons from February 2020

George Mitchell’s Testimony of Salvation (9 min)

George Mitchell tells his story of conversion to Christ during the summer of 2017. First contacted through Gospel Tent meetings in 2011 in Bicester, George started attending Sunday School weekly. Attending his first series of Gospel Meetings in another Tent in 2017 George professed to be saved, but later discovered he was trusting in his feelings rather than in Christ. A short while later, through a casual conversation with a friend, the Lord opened George’s eyes to understand he was…

Esther – Making a Mark for God by Understanding the Time (42 min)

PART 8 – Michael Penfold preaches on Queen Esther, who “came to the Kingdom for such a time as this“. After some introductory remarks about the story of Esther, Michael asks how well we understand the uniquely difficult times in which we live. Ours is the age of “Richard Dawkins, Lady Gaga and amazon.com”. In other words, for us, “Persian culture” is the inescapable all-pervasive influence of the enlightenment, the sexual revolution and consumerism, both in the world around us…

David Kane – Things that Need to be Appreciated (24 min)

David Kane (1922-2015) visited us in Hebron Gospel Hall, Bicester, a number of times and helped us in the ministry of the Word. Saved in Belfast on 5th October 1940, aged 18, on the roof of the foundry where he worked, David immediately began attending a local church. Through reading his Bible, he developed a desire to gather according to the scriptural pattern he saw revealed there. One wet Sunday morning heading home from giving out some tracts he stepped…

John Grant – How I Found the Assembly

John Grant (1942-2020) was a frequent visitor to Bicester and we always enjoyed and were challenged by his ministry. John was from Scotland and travelled widely preaching the Word of God with clarity and energy. A real character, John had a strong sense of humour that was never far away even in the pulpit! Here in this message/testimony John tells the story of his early years, how he was saved and how he found his way to an assembly gathered…

Nehemiah – Finding Opportunities in Days of Difficulty (40 min)

PART 7 – Josh Jacob preaches on Nehemiah, a man who, returning from Babylon with a deep sense of yearning for the glory of God and the welfare of His city and His people, rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem amidst all kinds of difficulties and opposition. Nehemiah fixed his focus (Ch 1), found the facts (Ch 2), formed the fellowship (Ch 3), fortified their faith (Ch 4), faced the foe (Ch 5), fulfilled his function (Ch 6). Readings from the…

David – Making a Mark in Difficult Days (41 min)

PART 6 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the young David – the shepherd, the Psalmist and the armour-bearer. God prepared David as a youth for later public service and leadership in the nation of Israel; but first David had to learn to be alone, to be obscure and to rely up on his God. The test of the battle with Goliath in the valley of Elah would prove the value all that David had learned in private in his walk…

Samuel – Serving God in a Difficult Climate (42 min)

PART 5 – Dan Rudge preaches on the young seer named Samuel, a young man who grew up in a climate that was corrupt and dangerous politically, morally and spiritually. In contrast to the other young men around him, the child Samuel stood out as a faithful devoted servant of the Lord. It’s not easy or popular, especially as a teenager with peer pressure all around, to stand against the spirit of the age – but Samuel’s example encourages us.…

John Douglas – Paul’s Humility (24 min)

Leaving School at the age of 13, John Douglas (1891-1976) started working down a coal mine in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Though he grew up in an ungodly home, by the grace of God John was converted at the age of 20 through the preaching of Robert Scott. His conversion ended his football career with Glasgow Rangers and made him no longer welcome in his own home. Baptised and received into the assembly at Larkhall, John would later be a “founder member”…