Sermons from December 2020

Sermons from December 2020

Theology 101 – Lordship (40 min)

PART 6 of 6 – In the last of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks on the subject of Lordship. He first takes it up dispensationally and reveals the significance of the title “Lord Jesus Christ”. Then he takes a look at Lordship personally and practically and what it really means for a person to say “Jesus is Lord”. A challenging weighty message. Readings: Phil 2:5-11, Acts 2:36, 9:6, Rom 10:8-10, 14:6-12 (Message…

We Shall See His Glory – “Maranatha” (41 min)

One of John Glenville’s (1920-2013) favourite occupations was to exclaim “Maranatha” when he met another believer. Mr Glenville really seemed to live in a genuine and daily expectation of the imminent return of Christ, as should we all. In this message, given at the Belfast Easter Conference many years ago, Mr Glenville speaks on “beholding the glory of the Lord” and, of course, speaks in anticipation of the day when, caught up all together, we shall see Him and be…

“We’re only playing at church” (54 min)

Albert Hull (1936-2015) preaches an urgent message on the character and cost of discipleship, taking up the subject under 7 headings: the meaning of it, the magnetism of it, the molding of it, the making of it, the mandate of it, the marks of it, and the manifestation of it. Mr Hull presses home the concept of following, pursuing and imitating Christ in a message that will stir your soul and refocus your mind. At the time this message was…

VIDEO – Peter Orasuk’s Life Story (58 min)

On 20th November 1998, Peter Orasuk (1948-2005) told his life story in Stark Road Gospel Hall, in Livonia, Michigan, USA. 22 years later, the video of it has become available and we are delighted to be able to share it here, with kind permission. Raised in a strict home and taught traditional values as a child, Peter Orasuk got in with a rough crowd in his youth and ended up a drug addict and dealer, eventually finding himself behind bars.…

Gaius Goff – God at Work in Newfoundland (50 min)

Gaius Goff tells the story of the labours of Herb Harris, who was instrumental in the planting of 15 assemblies in Newfoundland, Canada. He then tells how he himself got involved in the work as a young man and was used to see the work expand and blessing abound. The emphasis in his message is on “vision”. What vision do we have for taking the gospel to a lost and dying world? This is a fascinating and stirring account of…

Who Is Willing? (23 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches a powerful message on King David’s question “Who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?” (1 Chron 29:5). Consecration is like signing a blank piece of paper and giving it to God to fill in as He will, but will you sign it? (Message preached at the Toronto Easter Conference 1990).

Gospel Hymn Singing – Toronto Conference 1991 (25 min)

25 minutes of mainly gospel hymn singing from the Toronto Easter Conference 1991, including one or more verses of “God in Mercy Sent His Son”, “God Loved the World of Sinners Lost”, “Break Thou the Bread of Life”, “Great God of Wonders All Thy Ways”, “I am Waiting for the Dawning”, “To God be the Glory”, “The Perfect Righteousness of God”, “Years I Spent in Vanity and Pride”, “Look to the Saviour on Calvary’s Tree”, and “God is Calling the…

WYSIWYG Christianity (51 min)

David Gilliland preaches a message he entitled “WYSIWYG Christianity”. WYSIWYG stands for “What You See Is What You Get”. We project an image, we create an impression, but does that correspond to what we really are? The Pharisees were “expert performers” but the Lord exposed them as hypocrites. David Gilliland looks at a number of people in the Bible who pretended to be someone they were not. The challenge is to be real, genuine and transparent, in a world of…

“I would have given anything to get God’s salvation” (26 min)

Bert Joyce (1927-2017) was raised in a Christian family under the sound of the gospel. He knew the Scriptures from his earliest days and sat under the preaching of mighty men of God like his uncle Albert Joyce, and Herb Harris. However, Bert, like many children brought up in such privileged circumstances, wanted to get away from the gospel and enjoy the world. But God visited Bert with a sickness that nearly took his life. He sobered up and sought…

Albert Joyce – “Come unto Me or Depart from Me” (14 min)

This recording, made in 1956 at a Bible Conference gospel meeting in Vancouver, Canada, features the voice of the late esteemed evangelist Albert Joyce (1897-1982). Mr Joyce was saved in May 1905, in Portobello, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Troubled about his soul, he looked at numerous gospel verses but wondered how he could get saved. “I knew all these verses, and I always believed they were true. How could I believe any differently?” Turning to Isaiah 53:5 and 6 he said,…

“One word exploded in my mind: Eternity!” (37 min)

Ben Sutton (1922-2007) grew up in a drunkard’s home. Hardship turned to tragedy when his mother died while he was still a boy. When Ben left school he became a coal miner and then, during WW2, he was in the Merchant Navy. He saw the horrors of war close-up, as German U-boats targetted the British and US ship convoys. At war’s end, Ben returned home to South Shields in the north east of England, where his favourite places were the…

7 Sayings of the Cross (54 min)

PART 3 – Dan Rudge preaches on the 7 sayings of the Lord Jesus on the cross. He raises some questions: “Father forgive them”; but who are the “them”? “Today in Paradise”; but where is Paradise? “My God, My God”; but why not “My Father, My Father”? Dan addresses these questions (and much else beside) in a wide-ranging helpful message. His headings for the Lord’s 7 sayings are: A word for the transgressors A word of truth A word of…

Making the Best Use of Your Life (16 min)

Andrew Ussher preaches “making the best use of your time and life” from Eph 5:1 and 1 Cor 14:12. As we face choices and options in life, the standard should not be “I could be doing worse things with my time” but “What is the best use of my time”. Are we striving for excellence in the Christian life, or just frittering away our days with trivia and inconsequential pursuits? A challenging message (Message preached at the Vancouver Thanksgiving Conference…

VIDEO – Carol: “Hallelujah Chorus” (32 min)

PART 6 of 6 – Eugene Higgins speaks on the history and meaning of the “Hallelujah Chorus” by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Further info: Handout PDF Links to complete series: 1. Joy to the World 2. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night 3. O Little Town of Bethlehem 4. Mary Did You Know? 5. Hark The Herald Angels Sing 6. The Hallelujah Chorus Questions or comments to info@hebrongospelhall.org

Fred Whitmore – “Lost in Sight of Home” (3 min)

Fred Whitmore (1903-1980) often visited us in Bicester for gospel preaching and Bible teaching. Saved as a lad in Birmingham, he became busy in open air work in his teens, and, at the young age of 21, launched forth into full-time service in England. He was mightily used in gospel preaching in his 20’s and was instrumental in seeing a number of assemblies established, including Ossett in 1926 and Skelmanthorpe in 1927. With a godly committed wife (Dorothy), Fred laboured…

Theology 101 – Sanctification (29 min)

PART 5 of 6 – In the fifth part of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks on the subject of sanctification. The root idea of the word sanctification, Mr Allen explains, is to be “set apart”. Its basis – the blood of Christ; its agent – the Holy Spirit; its result – seen in three areas of my person…my mind with which I know God, my emotions with which I love God and…

Harold Paisley – Report on High Street Tent (21 min)

When Frank Knox came to the end of his preaching days in the big Gospel Tent in Belfast, Mr Harold Paisley took on the responsibility of the work. In the early 1960’s, Harold gave a report at the Belfast Easter Conference about those first of his High Street Tent meetings which had upwards of 2,300 attendees on one night. (The singing was raised by David Kane). During the weeks many were saved. When the Tent was burned to the ground.…

William Bunting – 40 Years in the Work (11 min)

William Bunting (1903-1966) was saved under the preaching of Dr. W.J. Matthews in 1919. Baptised and received into fellowship in the assembly meeting in Wallace Avenue Gospel Hall in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Mr Bunting threw himself early into gospel work. At the young age of 21, he went out to serve the Lord full time, being known at that time as “the boy preacher”. He travelled widely preaching and teaching, being an orderly, careful preacher, as well as a kind,…

“If there’s a God, I hate him” (54 min)

Stan Ford (1920-1991), once an atheist and a communist, tells the story of how he was converted to Christ in 1938. A large man, over six feet tall, with a strong voice and a distinct West Country accent, Stan Ford’s story will thrill your heart. He ran away from home at 13 and got a job at 5 shillings a week. Falling in love with boxing, he soon became good enough to make a living at it. His first brush…

Assembly Unity (44 min)

Peter Orasuk (1948-2005) from Prince Edward Island, in Canada, preaches a powerful word on assembly unity: the means of it, the manifestation of it, the maintenance of it, the marring of it, and the ministry of it. Readings: Psa 133:1-3, Eph 2:4-6, 14-15, 1 Cor 10:16-17, Phil 2:4-13, 4:1-3. (Message preached in North America). Peter Orasuk’s Testimony – Part 1 Peter Orasuk’s Testimony – Part 2.  

How Can I Know the Will of God for My Life? (30 min)

Sandy Higgins preaches on the need, the desire and the way to know the will of God in one’s life. He discusses the discipline of delay, and says that the process of getting to know the will of God is more important than the product. Then he outlines 6 principles from Psalm 25 to guide us in knowing the will of God. First, confidence in character of God; second, a consciousness of grace as the basis for guidance; third, carefulness…

Tom Meekin – The Time is Short (20 min)

Tom Meekin (1947-2017) was saved as a young lad. Once baptised and in assembly fellowship, it was soon clear that the Lord had given Tom a gift to communicate the Word of God both in ministry and the gospel. From 1972 to 1981, Tom and his wife Sally served the Lord in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Upon returning to Northern Ireland, Tom continued to be used as an assembly overseer and one who travelled widely ministering the truth of…

Theology 101 – Propitiation (36 min)

PART 4 of 6 – In the fourth part of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks on the subject of propitiation. Distinguishing biblical propitiation from pagan propitiation, Mr Allen shows that God has set forth Christ to be the sacrifice that satisfies His righteousness and thereby appeases His wrath, allowing Him to be merciful to the guilty on a righteous basis. This is the very heart of the gospel, whereby a work has…

Creation Part 5 – Is the Gap Theory True? (40 min)

PART 5 of 5 – In Part 5 of his Creation series, Norman Crawford takes a detailed look at Genesis Ch 1 and shows how this chapter cannot be reconciled with the theory of evolution (theistic evolution won’t work!). The greater part of his message is taken up with an examination of “the gap theory”, an idea promoted in, for example, Earth’s Earliest Ages by G.H. Pember. Mr Crawford looks at the Hebrew grammar of Genesis 1 and also explains…

God at Work in Borneo (49 min)

Borneo is the third largest Island in the world, divided politically by three countries. In 2015, an assembly was planted in the city of Kuching (photo above) in Sarawak, Borneo, through the labours of John and Susan See. In this message, John tells his testimony (first 12 minutes) and then relates his call to the work and how the Lord has saved souls and commenced assembly testimony in Kuching. A fascinating and encouraging listen. Reading: Acts 11:19-30. (Report given in…

The Case for a Gospel Meeting (15 min)

What has happened to the gospel meeting? Sidelined, replaced or cancelled in many places, can a case still be made for holding a gospel meeting? After 60 years of full-time gospel preaching, Norman Crawford (1927-2013) spoke at a conference on the topic of “the gospel meeting” and provided a positive case from 1. the words used in the New Testament and 2. from the history of apostolic outreach in the book of Acts. Essential listening. Readings: 1 Tim 3:14-16, 1…

7 Titles of Jehovah (46 min)

PART 2 – In the second of our series on “Scripture Sevens” Peter Scarsbrook speaks on 7 of the titles of Jehovah, namely: Jehovah-Tsidkenu, Jehovah-Jireh, Jehovah-Ropheka, Jehovah-Shalom, Jehovah-Mekaddishkem, Jehovah-Nissi and Jehovah-Shammah. These “compound names” have much to teach us about the nature of God, and provide much by way of practical thought-provoking ministry flowing therefrom. (Message preached 5th Dec 2020)

The Death of the Cross (20 min)

Andrew Steele preaches the gospel from Philippians 2:5-11, and in particular the expression in v8 “the death of the cross”. The preaching of the cross, though foolishness to the world, is central to the gospel of the Bible and it is precious to those who know Christ as their Saviour. The cross showed the extent of man’s hatred; is the exhibition of God’s heart; and is the essence of the believer’s hope. Do you know the Christ of the cross?…

Tommy Thompson – God at Work in Alaska (29 min)

Tommy Thompson (1925-2010) came from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and was converted to Christ in his homeland. He married Sadie Scott in 1945, and together they immigrated to South Africa. But in 1954, they heard the call to serve the Lord in the cold far off land of Alaska. For the next 50 years, they laboured and toiled through oft-times lonely years, but saw many souls saved and some assemblies established. The story of those years is told in the book…

It Was Dark, and Jesus Had Not Come to Them (39 min)

Phil Coulson speaks on half a verse in John’s gospel (John 6:17b) – “It was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them”. Why does the Lord allow us to go through dark times? Why, when we can’t see the right way – when we feel lost – does He sometimes leave us alone and not come to us? Why do some believers who don’t seem very keen in spiritual matters seem to fare all right, while others who…

Theology 101 – Retribution (29 min)

PART 3 of 6 – In the third part of a 6-part series on the fundamentals of the gospel, Mr Jim Allen speaks on the subject of the last judgment, when Christ will judge the wicked dead of all ages. Reading one of the Bible’s most solemn passages, Revelation 20:11-15, Mr Allen then speaks on the setting of the judgment, the scene of the judgment, the subjects of the judgment, the standards of the judgment, and the sentence of the…

The Shout the World Won’t Hear (20 min)

Jonathan Procopio preaches on a number of the “shouts” of the Lord Jesus. “If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink”…”Lazarus come forth”…”It is finished.” But there’s going to be a “last shout”, the shout the world won’t hear. An encouraging and stirring message, focussing on the coming of the Lord. Reading: 1 Cor 15:51-58, 1 Thess 4:12-17 (Message preached at “The Island Conference”, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 2015)

Jack Gamble – Paul’s Advice to Young Men (36 min)

Jack Gamble (1925-1994) from Glasgow, Scotland, was saved at 14, and then baptised and received into the assembly that met in Plantation Street (later Harley Street) in the Ibrox area of the city. He spent his whole working life at Rolls Royce, but ploughed his energies and time into the local assembly, and the study and preaching of the Word. Much loved and widely used, Jack Gamble was a powerful preacher who spoke with authority and zeal. We enjoyed having…