Lessons For Us From Peter’s Denial

11:00am | Sunday 27 August 2023
Peter's collapse from bravado to denial was rapid and humiliating. How did fear so quickly overpower him? Here are the five failings that led to his fall, including the failing of love. Here also are the means to keep us from failing today.

If Only You Knew Christ – The Gift of God

6:30pm | Sunday 6 August 2023
Whether we live in a Christian age or in an atheistic culture, people, by nature, are unaware of the goodness and power of God if He is found and known. Here is why we are so far from Him, and how we may find Him.

Arresting the Lord of All

11:00am | Sunday 6 August 2023
When Christ submits to being arrested like a criminal, we see the outcome of 'nominal' belief (in Judas), the venom of the Lord's enemies, the deceitfulness of that shocking night, the reaction of 'the flesh' in believers, and a shining example of tenacious faith.

God Appeals to Our Souls

6:30pm | Sunday 16 July 2023
Isaiah, 700 years before Christ, prophesies the last phase of the world, from the time of Christ to the end of the age. Throughout, many will be appealing to and urging people to turn to Christ. Here is how God reaches out to us.

Only Christ Can Prevail

11:00am | Sunday 16 July 2023
When the disciples were told by the Lord that they would forsake Him, all of them (Peter first) contradicted Him. Yet in Gethsemane Christ bore the crushing foretaste of Calvary unsupported. Self-confidence (with us also) leads to prayerlessness, weakness and failing the Lord.

Christ’s Directions to the Church

7:30pm | Wednesday 12 July 2023
'But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.'

The Riches of a Life Knowing God

6:30pm | Sunday 9 July 2023
A convert to Christ is someone who discovers the gospel (meaning the momentous news) of Christ, and the new life that He gives, and who surrenders all to Him. Here are the tremendous differences between the materialistic life and the Christian experience of life.

The First Lord’s Supper

11:00am | Sunday 9 July 2023
The 'last supper' that led to the first Lord's Supper. Here is how Christ ordained the supper for His people, and the six purposes of the supper, all of which are so greatly strengthening to the church and individual members. The 'rite' that shows Christ.

Glorious Promises of God to Believers

7:30pm | Wednesday 5 July 2023
A selection of the magnificent promises of God, noting their conditions, and resting on the fact that Christ by his righteousness and atonement secures their benefits for us. An inspiration to collect and embrace the texts of care, love and strength.

Answering Doubts About God And Faith

6:30pm | Sunday 2 July 2023
Here are several troubling objections to Christian faith drummed into modern society, and why they are entirely wrong. Here also are the chief evidences for the being of God, the basis for finding and knowing Him, and the proving of His life-changing power.

A Woman Who Surpassed The Disciples

11:00am | Sunday 2 July 2023
Before Christ's entry into Jerusalem, at a supper at Bethany, Mary, sister of Lazarus, anointed His head and feet with spikenard, to the dismay of the disciples. But her understanding and act of support outstripped theirs, and here is how, and the lessons for us.

Dispersing Gloomy Seasons of the Soul (2)

7:30pm | Wednesday 28 June 2023
'Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.'

Four Essential Components of Saving Faith

6:30pm | Sunday 25 June 2023
If an encounter with God, or reconciliation, comes by faith (trust) what does this exactly involve? Here are the few things we need to understand and believe in order to approach Him, all seen in the experience of a Roman centurion who trusted in Christ.

Christ Describes the End of the World

11:00am | Sunday 25 June 2023
As they sat with the Lord on the Mount of Olives overlooking the golden side of the temple, four disciples asked about the end of the world, and He told them about the imminent end of the temple, and also of His own later return.

Dispersing Gloomy Seasons of the Soul

7:30pm | Wednesday 21 June 2023
'Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of…

What Do We Think of Christ?

6:30pm | Sunday 18 June 2023
This is the question an atheistic society will never put to you, yet it is the most important, urgent, pivotal and constructive of all possible questions. Happiness and eternal life depend on what we make of Christ. Here is the life-transforming knowledge of Him.

Being Conformed to Christ

11:00am | Sunday 18 June 2023
In this passage, the first step for advancing in communion with Christ is a full appreciation of His person. The second is the mortifying of self-love. The third is to see everything we possess as His, entrusted to us for godly management.

The Bible’s Own Rules For Personal Study

7:30pm | Wednesday 14 June 2023
'For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.'

The Lord Answers Hostile Questions

11:00am | Sunday 11 June 2023
During the Lord's final week, He answered a series of hostile questions. His answers are often seen as remarkable 'tactical' ways of confounding His critics, but they were, in fact, completely relevant to the questions, leaving principles for all ages.

Difficulties in Finding the Lord

6:30pm | Sunday 4 June 2023
Christ's parable of the vineyard tenants, preached in the temple, speaks to hostile Jewish leaders, but it contains a life-saving message for us, showing the elements of our rebellion against God that must be recognised and regretted in order to approach and find Him.

Christ’s Person, Manner and Power

11:00am | Sunday 4 June 2023
Christ's last days on earth show His divine nature, redeeming purpose and power to end the Jewish era and bring in the Gospel age. He also teaches the crucial elements of true worship, and the way to experience God's power in fruitfulness.

The Fellowship of Believers

7:30pm | Wednesday 31 May 2023
 'Let brotherly love continue.' 'I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.'

Finding the Astonishing Love of God

6:30pm | Sunday 28 May 2023
Militant atheists caricature Christian belief, reducing it to something childish and abnormal. They seem unable to grasp anything of God's being, or the necessity, scope and kindness of His love. Here is the work of Christ, and how His love may be tasted and proved.

Ambition in Believers

11:00am | Sunday 28 May 2023
Beginning the final journey to Jerusalem, where He would die at Calvary, Christ spoke of His death and resurrection. Then James and John revealed their earthly ambitions. The snare of pride in God's people, how it is stimulated, its consequences and its curbs.

Under the Direction of the Lord

7:30pm | Wednesday 24 May 2023
'The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.'

God’s Plan for the World

6:30pm | Sunday 21 May 2023
David's last prayer is one of the most remarkable and detailed prophecies of the Old Testament, describing what the coming Messiah (Jesus Christ) would do for the world. Every major act of Christ is here, and what these mean for our eternal souls.

Christ on Marriage and Divorce

11:00am | Sunday 21 May 2023
What it means for husbands and wives to 'cleave' to each other - listing the aspects of responsibility that honour God and cement the marriage union. The tragedy of divorce and its causes. Also the real nature of headship, contrary to today's common idea.

Communion with Christ

7:30pm | Wednesday 17 May 2023
'He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.'

Everlasting Glory

7:30pm | Wednesday 10 May 2023
'To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:..But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile.'

How God Sees Our Lives

6:30pm | Sunday 7 May 2023
We are not stirred to seek the Lord until we see ourselves as He sees us. Here are the differences between our view of ourselves and His. Here also are Christ's own illustrations of us, our need, and how we may receive new life from Him.

Christ’s Conditions of Service

11:00am | Sunday 7 May 2023
The Lord calls His disciples to live modestly, without substance and eminence, and requires humility and approachability. He prepares them for the founding of autonomous churches, and commands them to give up any activity, pursuit or desire that spoils spiritual life and service.

The Causes of Apostasy

7:30pm | Wednesday 3 May 2023
'On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever.'

Hope for the Searching Soul

6:30pm | Sunday 30 April 2023
Job's words, spoken so long ago out of very great need, are amazingly profound, revealing the vital steps in a search for God. Such a cry will lead to a great discovery of the soul and a 'meeting' with Him. Here is what may be found.

Lessons from the Transfiguration

11:00am | Sunday 30 April 2023
First we review seven purposes of the transfiguration; secondly, we ask how three disciples merited such privileged communion, setting an example to us; thirdly, we define the 'secrets' of the kingdom. Finally we find the special key in the transfiguration to Old Testament prophecy.

Lordship Salvation or Not?

11:00am | Sunday 23 April 2023
The Lord's call to denial of ourselves and cross bearing has been used to teach salvation by works. It has also been used to insist on embracing His Lordship as a condition of salvation. Should it be added to repentance and faith? We answer from the Word.

God-Given Components of Worship

7:30pm | Wednesday 19 April 2023
'Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them. And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.'

The True Condition of Those Unsaved

6:30pm | Sunday 16 April 2023
The state of a severely affected youth healed by the Lord illustrates the serious condition of being away from God and spiritually lost. Here also is the power and kindness of Christ's saving work, and how it operates in the lives of all who trust in Him.

Stages of Conversion to God

11:00am | Sunday 16 April 2023
Conversion begins with regeneration, an instantaneous, invisible act of God in the soul imparting life, and immediately beginning to illuminate the mind, move the heart and incline the will. This proceeded in bursts in the disciples. Here is the Lord's own illustration of this.

Attacks on God’s Work

7:30pm | Wednesday 12 April 2023
'Now it came to pass when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall..that Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together.. but they thought to do me mischief.'

The Answer to Inner Yearnings

6:30pm | Sunday 9 April 2023
The appeal of Christ to a vast assembly in the courts of the temple was - 'If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink.' Here are the only two conditions for coming to Christ to receive life, pardon and eternal happiness.

A Long-Foretold Resurrection

11:00am | Sunday 9 April 2023
A review of prophecies that Messiah would rise from the dead, coupled with the sevenfold purpose or message of this supreme act of power. Here is understanding, incentive and authority for a life of holiness, service and dedication to Christ.

How Christ Saves Us

11:00am | Friday 7 April 2023
First, we must know who He is who cares for our souls, then observe the nature of this love, then ask who gains from His love, then in what way He gave Himself for us, and how this obtains for us new life and Heaven.

To Know The Power of God

6:30pm | Sunday 2 April 2023
Knowing the scriptures and experiencing the power of God go together (declared Christ). Why God's book is vital for understanding human life and God's plans. How it traces all the powerful acts of God to the end of time, and brings us to know Him.

The Roots of Unbelief

11:00am | Sunday 2 April 2023
Beginning with lessons from the Lord's feeding of the 4,000, the Jewish leaders attempt to discredit Him. Here is why they would obtain no sign. Here also are their doctrines, why they should be avoided (with their modern equivalents) and how Christ is Himself the greatest sign.

Hardness in the Church

7:30pm | Wednesday 29 March 2023
"And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews. For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live." Nehemiah 5:1-2

Removing Faith’s Greatest Obstacle

6:30pm | Sunday 26 March 2023
The apostle's famous words, 'I am crucified with Christ,' points out the greatest hindrance to reconciliation with God: the problem of self-regard. Here is how it 'requisitions' every part of a person to dominate life, and how Christ forgives and remakes us to walk with Himself.

What is Saving Faith?

11:00am | Sunday 26 March 2023
The Lord delayed His healing of the Syrophenician's daughter to bring out her faith. A seeker may have to wait for salvation. Sometimes it is defective repentance; sometimes faith is not set on the right object - Christ and His work and compassion. Here is help from a notable case.

The Church and the World

7:30pm | Wednesday 22 March 2023
'Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.'

The Losses and Gains in Conversion

6:30pm | Sunday 12 March 2023
Conversion to God is a remarkable phenomenon that altogether changes a person spiritually and morally. Here are its elements, highlighting the immeasurable gains for life and eternity, and the losses - the latter being deceptive and destructive features of life. Here is the wonder of finding Christ.

Seeing into the Heart

11:00am | Sunday 12 March 2023
In rejecting extra-biblical customs of Jewish tradition the Lord was not freeing believers to live as they liked but calling for genuine holiness rather than ceremonial cleansing. Here is His searching review of the state of the unforgiven human heart.

Identifying Enemies of the Word

7:30pm | Wednesday 8 March 2023
'Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah.'

Things God Gives Only to Those Who Ask

6:30pm | Sunday 5 March 2023
All things come from God, but the greatest and most significant benefits in life come by application to Him. Here are the 'deep things' of God - His mercy and benevolence, and what the promises (in the Scriptures) do for all who ask.

Having Spiritual Reality

11:00am | Sunday 5 March 2023
Crossing the Sea of Galilee at night against the storm, the disciples are 'seen' by Christ from miles away. He comes to them walking on the water. Why does He demonstrate His divinity this way? Here are six lessons for all believers and for seekers.

God’s Call to Rebuild The Church

7:30pm | Wednesday 1 March 2023
'And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.'

A Life Transformed

6:30pm | Sunday 26 February 2023
The narrative of Zacchaeus, a loathed tax-chief at Jericho, and how a germ of curiosity and inner need led him to an encounter with the Saviour that changed his entire nature and disposition. Here are the features and the effects of conversion to Christ.

The Supreme Teaching-Miracle

11:00am | Sunday 26 February 2023
Miracles authenticated Christ and illustrate the way He heals and gives life to the soul. We learn of His compassion, and of His test of faith for the disciples. Then the eight purposes of the miracle, all showing Christ and how He should be proclaimed.

The Greatest Imaginable Legacy

6:30pm | Sunday 19 February 2023
At the end of His earthly life Christ spoke of His leaving a legacy to many millions of people in the history of the world. It was of infinitely greater value than anything that could be given by this present world. Here is what he gives.

Natural and Spiritual Convictions

11:00am | Sunday 19 February 2023
This history of Herod Antipas and his imprisonment and execution of John the Baptist tells of the conscience, both its power and weaknesses. Here are lessons for believers and seekers from Herod, Herodias and 'Salome', far richer than the dramas from successful Hollywood screenwriters.

The Necessity of the Local Church

7:30pm | Wednesday 15 February 2023
'And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said... Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. For he was numbered…

The Destination of Life

6:30pm | Sunday 12 February 2023
Pictured here is the church in Heaven, the people who have come to God from every nation. What is this vast company like, and how did they gain access to Heaven? What is the 'fountain' of salvation? And why do many people never find it?

The Sending of the Twelve

11:00am | Sunday 12 February 2023
Early in their training by the Lord the disciples are sent on their first preaching mission. They were 'apostles', a special office for the first phase of the church, but their terms of service apply in principle to all believers, and especially preachers.

Separation for Christ

7:30pm | Wednesday 8 February 2023
'Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.' 

A Time Bomb of Truth

6:30pm | Sunday 5 February 2023
The parable of the good Samaritan exposes the self-righteousness of a hostile questioner. But it also has a fuse attached. Once Christ had died and risen again it would be obvious that the Lord depicted Himself, and how to obtain eternal life.

Access to God

11:00am | Sunday 5 February 2023
We trace, via the raising of a girl to life, stages in receiving the gift of salvation. First, recognition of Christ; second, the birth of faith; third, surmounting setbacks; fourth, sincerity; fifth, the vital filter of faith; sixth, how Christ acts; seventh, immediate life.

Is God With Us Or Against Us?

6:30pm | Sunday 29 January 2023
Paul spells out how God has made salvation possible by the atonement of Christ and the work of the Spirit in the heart. Are our minds set on material things and the 'here and now' or do we know Christ inseparably for life and eternity?

Healing The Haemorrhage

11:00am | Sunday 29 January 2023
A woman’s struggle for healing illustrates our quest for spiritual life. Do we search? Her ‘touch’ expresses faith, of itself powerless, yet seeking life. Her faith made her ‘whole’, but the Greek says it ‘saved’ her. Here also is the message of the miracle to believers.

A Revival of Repentance

7:30pm | Wednesday 25 January 2023
'...the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations...for they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled…

Why We Should Believe in Christ the Lord

6:30pm | Sunday 22 January 2023
Christ said, "I most solemnly assure you" indicating the certainty of a conversion experience to all who hear His word, believe and respond. Here are the chief exclusive and verifiable facts taught in the Bible, and how Christ may be found personally.

The Legion of Demons

11:00am | Sunday 22 January 2023
The unique casting out of demons miracle once debated publicly over months by Gladstone (Prime Minister) and Huxley ('Darwin's bulldog'). First: the event reviewed; secondly: the Gospel it portrays, especially the three pleas of mankind; and thirdly: its counsel for believers on avoiding backsliding.

The Quiet Hero of Faith

7:30pm | Wednesday 18 January 2023
'Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.'

The Chief False Hopes of Life

6:30pm | Sunday 15 January 2023
King Solomon spoke for humanity throughout time when he listed the greatest false promises in favour of living an entirely material life without reference to God or spiritual matters. Here are few of them, believed by millions, and how they fail.

Sowing Divine Seed

11:00am | Sunday 15 January 2023
Christ begins with an evangelistic commission for all believers. Why do we fail in this? Rewards are promised in this life. Then a parable shows our part and God's, in witness. Finally comes the quelling of the tempest, the encouragement of faith for the work.

A Minister’s Credentials and Life

7:30pm | Wednesday 11 January 2023
'This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the Lord God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God upon him.'

Testing The Things We Believe About Life

6:30pm | Sunday 8 January 2023
Most people cannot live without having opinions and views about life, and how matters should work out for them. From where do we get these views? How do we know if they are true? Will they really help? Can they connect us with God?

Valid or Invalid Prayer

6:30pm | Sunday 1 January 2023
Christ's parable of the unforgiving servant is partly a plea for patience and forgiveness on the part of Christians. But it is chiefly a challenge to sincere prayer rather than self-seeking prayer as the only way to reconciliation with God.

A New Beginning

11:00am | Sunday 1 January 2023
A new beginning for a new year from the parable of the sower. Why the Lord used parables. The universal tender of salvation vital. The various states of heart of hearers, with counsel to the unsaved and to believers.

The Search of the Magi

6:30pm | Sunday 25 December 2022
The wise men were noble scholars, priests, and philosophers from the distant East. This search for the incarnate Christ constituted a message from God about the status and future work of Mary's child. Here is their search — and how it may be ours also, leading to God.

The Pre-eminence of Christ the Lord

11:00am | Sunday 25 December 2022
First - why born of a virgin? Secondly: 'God with us' - the Saviour's incomparable attributes. Thirdly: why a poor family and lowly birth? Fourthly: why shepherds and what did they symbolise? Treasures of the nativity increase admiration of Christ.

Priorities for Christ’s People

7:30pm | Wednesday 21 December 2022
'Then the prophets, Haggai and Zechariah, prophesied unto the Jews that were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, even unto them. Then rose up Zerubbabel and Jeshua, and began to build the house of God which is at Jerusalem: and with them were the…

God Keeps His Promises

6:30pm | Sunday 11 December 2022
The goodness of God is fully demonstrated in the promises He makes in the Bible. That the Creator and Sovereign God should deign to give promises to us is amazing. Here are the major promises, how Christ makes them possible, and how we receive them.

Christ Prepares His Church

11:00am | Sunday 11 December 2022
The call of the disciples, their unique role, and the care and patience of Christ in their training. Then the preparation of the church for extreme and persistent opposition, the reasons why demons were cast out, the unpardonable sin, and the supreme mark of true conversion.

Adversaries of God’s People

7:30pm | Wednesday 7 December 2022
'Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the LORD God of Israel; Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you..'

The Two Worst Steps of Life

6:30pm | Sunday 4 December 2022
The prophet identifies in a single verse the two great missteps in life, giving two contrasting illustrations of human experience. One is a free-flowing fountain of meaning and happiness with God, and the other is a broken cistern representing toil and failure without Him.

Withered Affections

11:00am | Sunday 4 December 2022
Christ was indignant and grieved at the scribes' hardness of heart, and here is why. We also see what gives believers times of coldness, and show the remedies. The healing of a man's withered hand illustrates the way saving faith operates to bring conversion.

What Were They Like?

7:30pm | Wednesday 30 November 2022
'And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem.'

Why Faith is the Key to Conversion

6:30pm | Sunday 27 November 2022
It is not difficult to believe in God but to have a general kind of belief does not lead to true reconciliation with Him. 'Saving faith' is the vital key. Why should this be essential? What is it and how is it expressed?

Lord of the Sabbath

11:00am | Sunday 27 November 2022
Here are the purposes of the sabbath, the additional purpose after deliverance from Egypt, and the even greater purpose after the resurrection of Christ. Here also is the error of rejecting the fourth commandment today, and how Christ is the Lord of the sabbath.

May Truth Be Found?

6:30pm | Sunday 20 November 2022
We hear of 'your truth'. Can 'truth' be known by viewing material facts only, and ignoring the spiritual? Christ's words, 'I am the Truth' show how He presents Himself as the reason for everything, the Creator of all and the revealer of spiritual life.

The Mind of Christ

11:00am | Sunday 20 November 2022
First - what Christ saw in Matthew; second - Christ viewed as the Physician; third - why the disciples did not fast; fourth - the patching of the old garment and the new wine into old bottles: the distinctiveness of the testaments, and the necessity of total conversion for seekers.

A World-Changing Miracle

7:30pm | Wednesday 16 November 2022
'Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing.'

Spiritual Apathy

6:30pm | Sunday 13 November 2022
The Jews of Paul's day were intensely religious, and so were the Gentiles in their paganism. Yet neither understood nor sought to know God and His purposes. Here are the losses due to vagueness in matters of the soul, and here are the gains of finding Him.

Model Conversions

11:00am | Sunday 13 November 2022
The first recorded healing of a leper by Christ and how it illustrates conversion, together with the healing of a paralysed man of Capernaum and its parallels with salvation. More than a demonstration of power, here is the call of Christ in miracles.

The Calling of a Preacher (II)

7:30pm | Wednesday 9 November 2022
'Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.'

The Greatest Event in World History

6:30pm | Sunday 6 November 2022
The cross of Christ is without parallel in world history. Comprehensively prophesied, nothing has accomplished so much for countless millions of people. To be unaware of the reason of the cross of Christ is to miss the entire purpose and destiny of life.

Christ’s Purpose Displayed

11:00am | Sunday 6 November 2022
We begin with Capernaum - a city of spiritually dead though religious Jews, and a significant healing in the synagogue. Then we give seven proofs that Christ's healing miracles pictured His spiritual healing of souls. Then two special miracles and the message of salvation to us today.

The Calling of a Preacher

7:30pm | Wednesday 2 November 2022
The inner calling of a preacher and its ratification; the required ministerial gifts; the preparation, testing and formation of character; the combined honour and lowliness of the calling, and the assured results, all surveyed in 1 Timothy.

Escaping the Limited Life

6:30pm | Sunday 23 October 2022
In the parable of the great supper the Lord speaks of three representative refusals to attend, each one picturing our refusal to the call of the Gospel. Why do we not respond to Christ? Here is what we miss, boxed in by the material realm.

The Unique Call of Christ

11:00am | Sunday 23 October 2022
Tracking the first months of the Lord's ministry, including the three successive calls of the first disciples: 1) the elements of the call; 2) the work to which they were called; and 3) their phased response to the point of full yielding to Christ.

Living in the Last Days

7:30pm | Wednesday 19 October 2022
The 'day of the Lord' is the return of Christ, when He gathers in all His redeemed people. While human plans are so easily swept away, here is how it will come, and all its mighty events — together with what should be our response, saved or unsaved.

Restoring a Broken Life

7:30pm | Sunday 16 October 2022
The healing of a speechless sick youth by Christ was not only an act of compassion, but an illustration of the spiritual disorder that racks all of us before conversion. Here is the problem and the healing of the soul.

The Gospel Age Begins

11:00am | Sunday 16 October 2022
Mark places the beginning of the Gospel era from the ministry of John the Baptist, who calls the nation to repentance and change, and who witnesses Christ's endorsement by the Father. Here also is the reason for Christ's baptism and the deep meaning of His 'beloved' status.

Quit You Like Men

7:30pm | Wednesday 12 October 2022
What does Biblical manhood really mean? The so-called Patriarchy movement and others advance an absurd level of male headship including domination of wives, even an almost priestly standing, while genuine headship is seen in humility, self-control, respect and gentleness.

The Distortion of Human Wisdom

6:30pm | Sunday 9 October 2022
Before conversion, we see the cross of Christ as the unfortunate end of a reformer-preacher. It has nothing to say to us. We trust human wisdom for life and happiness; we have no light on the soul. Here is the true meaning of that cross.

The Necessity of Love

11:00am | Sunday 9 October 2022
These closing verses breathe the love and deep concern of the apostle to his readers, and here also is the warmth, commitment, hospitality and 'addiction' to the cause of Christ that make a church a place of zeal, light, holiness and happiness.

Hindrances in Finding Christ

7:30pm | Wednesday 5 October 2022
Conversion is entirely the work of God, yet Paul is commissioned to open eyes and turn people to repentance. Why do so many struggle to find the Lord? Here are the common faults in repentance which may delay conscious salvation.

Paralysis of the Soul

6:30pm | Sunday 2 October 2022
According to the Bible, alienation from God is entirely due to the problem of sin. But what is sin, why should it be so offensive to God, and what is the biblical method of bringing about forgiveness and reconciliation with God?

Principles for Believers

11:00am | Sunday 2 October 2022
A number of practical instructions reveal ongoing 'rules' of conduct for believers and churches, including aims to pursue in living for the Lord and responsibilities that rest upon us for the defense of the faith and the work of the Gospel.

Authentic Revelation

6:30pm | Sunday 25 September 2022
It may seem strange that God should reveal His purpose and plan for mankind in a book. Here are the reasons why this is precisely what we should expect and how the Scripture and their message are proved to be authentic, and vital to knowing God.

Indebtedness Our Motivation

11:00am | Sunday 25 September 2022
Indebtedness to the Lord is the engine of real commitment, and the exhortation to serve Christ Jesus in this verse relies on an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Here are the duties we owe to God. Whoever is not moved to respond is possibly not saved at all.

Christ Dwelling Within

7:30pm | Wednesday 21 September 2022
'That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled…

The Impregnable Church

7:30pm | Wednesday 14 September 2022
The Lord said that the gates of hell would not prevail against the church, yet we live in a time of severe spiritual decline, when unbelief triumphs everywhere. Here are five great aspects of the victory of the true church seen even at the present time.

Instead of God

6:30pm | Sunday 11 September 2022
There are many substitutes for God in human society - things to admire, live, serve or possess. Perhaps they are preferred to the true God because they have no moral authority over us. Let Isaiah unfold the differences between these and the true God.

Resurrection Wonders

11:00am | Sunday 11 September 2022
So much is here about our transformation to resurrection bodies at the coming of Christ. The bodies that have the likeness of animal life will be adapted to the physical yet heavenly realm of the new heaven and new earth. How? When? Paul tells all.

One or Two Natures in the Christian?

7:30pm | Wednesday 7 September 2022
‘Two natures’ was the position of the Reformers, the Puritans and the mainstream evangelical position until the 1950s. Here is the scriptural support, also the mistakes of the one-nature view, and how the old view gives the most realistic view of the struggle for holiness.

The Most Influential Sin of All

6:30pm | Sunday 4 September 2022
One human trait stand out in the Bible as the 'master sin', which leads to so many others and becomes more entrenched as time goes by, yet is widely promoted. But God's immeasurable love has provided a way of escape and eternal life.

Uniqueness of Christ’s Resurrection

11:00am | Sunday 4 September 2022
Six things unique in world history to the Gospel. The prominent public witness of the resurrection. Its purpose in human history. God's plan and order for salvation, and the judgement at the return of Christ. Here is the message and meaning of Paul's resurrection teaching.

Comprehending the Glory of God

7:30pm | Wednesday 31 August 2022
Isaiah was overwhelmed and convicted by it. The four and twenty elders of Revelation fell down before it. What is it like to sense God’s glory – its perfections and attributes? Here is how it is known through Christ, and how it must be honoured.

The Dream of Life

6:30pm | Sunday 28 August 2022
What happens when the dream of life is over and the reality of God's existence dawns? The Psalmist describes the futility of a life lived without God, and the inevitability of final judgement. Will we face Christ the Lord as our Saviour or as our Judge? 'As a dream, when…

Christ’s Substitutionary Atonement

11:00am | Sunday 28 August 2022
Paul speaks of Christ as our substitute and sin-bearer. Here are some of the prophecies he refers to about the atonement. Here also are texts from the Gospels and Apostles that show crucial aspects of Christ's redeeming work, these being the basis of our love for Him.

How Atheism Steals our Hearts

6:30pm | Sunday 7 August 2022
In the disastrous decision of the ungodly king who took Judah into 70 years of captivity we see the very influence that manipulates away from God, and into rationalism and atheism. Here are the 'levers' used by unbelieving society to keep us from God.

God’s Rules for Tongues and Worship

11:00am | Sunday 7 August 2022
Reading these God-given rules and limitations of the ministry of prophets and tongues speakers we see the enormous gulf between what really happened in the formation stage of the church and what charismatics do today. The path of obedience is the true path of blessing.

Knowing the Love of Christ

6:30pm | Sunday 24 July 2022
Paul speaks of knowing 'the love of Christ which passeth knowledge.' This message describes the nature of Christ's love towards those who find and know Him - actions of affection, kindness and power unmatched in human society. Here is how it may be experienced. 'Paul's first letter to the Corinthians,…

The Supremacy of Love

11:00am | Sunday 24 July 2022
Love must be the driving virtue and motive of all that is done for Christ, insists the inspired apostle. Then he shows how it acts and reacts in all circumstances concluding with the reasons for its supremacy over all the gifts and graces.

The Abandonment of Consecration

7:30pm | Wednesday 20 July 2022
Why is there virtually no concept of Christian consecration today among Reformed evangelicals? Why do so many churches and Christians find worldliness acceptable? James demonstrates how the Holy Spirit yearns for our entire consecration to the Lord — beginning with humble submission to Him. Full chapter _____________ James 4 From…

Christ’s Illustration of Conversion

6:30pm | Sunday 17 July 2022
Christ's healing of a man born blind was a liberal act of compassion which is also intended to demonstrate the way a person may be forgiven and renewed. Here are the striking similarities between his healing and the receiving of spiritual life from the Lord.

The Purpose of Spiritual Gifts

11:00am | Sunday 17 July 2022
Paul speaks of the revelatory and sign gifts given while the New Testament was being delivered. These were never for individual benefit, but for the whole body. Here they are reviewed , along with the famous analogy showing the mutual dependence and care of believers.

Discerning Between Saved and Unsaved

7:30pm | Wednesday 13 July 2022
A survey of the book of Malachi, God's final prophetic interaction with his people before the appearance of John the Baptist. It is cast in six sections: Israel’s spiritual apathy, condemnation of the priests, the charge of treachery, a great prophecy of Christ, a charge to consecration and the destinies…

How God Evaluates Prayer

6:30pm | Sunday 3 July 2022
Christ tells of a man with a great need who is obliged to get help from a friend already retired for the night. He obtains more than he needs, but only by his 'importunity', showing how we may successfully pray to God.

Christ and His Work in Zechariah

7:30pm | Wednesday 22 June 2022
'Thus saith the Lord of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts:…

Forgiveness, Our Greatest Need

6:30pm | Sunday 19 June 2022
Why do we need forgiveness? Why should we be accountable to God? What are God's motives in requiring repentance? What is the role of Christ in reconciling people to God? How does a person seek forgiveness? Is forgiveness and reconciliation with God a verifiable experience? If we confess our sins,…

The Necessity of the Lord’s Supper

11:00am | Sunday 19 June 2022
Corinth had combined a fellowship meal with the Lord's Supper, but Paul firmly separates them. The Supper is presented as a spiritual banquet, distinct, and calling for deep earnestness. Here are the symbols and what it signifies to ingest them. Here is the Covenant of Grace. You can look at…

Church-Age Blessings Foretold

7:30pm | Wednesday 15 June 2022
'Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.' Related Resource: Church Age Predictions

The Spirit and Word All-Sufficient

7:30pm | Wednesday 8 June 2022
'Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.' Related Resource: The Sword of the Spirit

Reasons for Faith

6:30pm | Sunday 5 June 2022
People may be brilliant and accomplished in several fields of learning and skill, yet unreceptive and unaware when it comes to the purpose of life and reconciliation with God. Here are miniature parables of Solomon that appeal to us all to be open to God. As snow in summer, and…

God’s Order for Men and Women

11:00am | Sunday 5 June 2022
Paul answers the question on the roles of husbands and wives and affirms conformity to the dress code of head coverings in Greek society at that time. With Calvin and major confessions we show that the 'message' of clothing may change in other ages and lands. You can look at…

Spiritual Lessons from Zechariah

7:30pm | Wednesday 1 June 2022
'In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the Lord unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, The Lord hath been sore displeased with your fathers. Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Turn…

The Process and Scope of Conversion

6:30pm | Sunday 29 May 2022
The deranged man of Gadara desperately sought Christ's help, but on meeting him shouted to be left alone. His healing sparked alarm among his neighbours. Why is there such antipathy to Christ? Here is our resistance to Him, and the depths of conversion. And they arrived at the country of…

Remedies for Temptation

11:00am | Sunday 29 May 2022
Three factors are given by Paul for countering temptations. First, the necessity of watchfulness - how temptations come and how to prime the heart; secondly, the rule for resisting temptations; thirdly, the power of the Lord's Supper to shame away sin and strengthen our resolve. You can look at the…

Temple Prophecies

7:30pm | Wednesday 25 May 2022
'Then came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste? Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.' Related Resource: Christ Purges His Temple

Being Without God in the World

6:30pm | Sunday 15 May 2022
If we have no connection with Christ we have only physical life, but no experience of spiritual life, no understanding of the purpose of life, no acceptance by God, no power to shape character, and no eternal life. Here is how Christ provides all these.

Discerning the Biblical Message

11:00am | Sunday 15 May 2022
Exodus Israelites included believers and witnessed miraculous deliverances and provisions, yet they fell into various sins. Their actions and God's responses are a pattern for later ages. It is not allegorising to draw these intended lessons (here reviewed) for avoiding sin.

When God Sows Seed

7:30pm | Wednesday 11 May 2022
'Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to…

Is Your Soul Dead or Alive?

6:30pm | Sunday 8 May 2022
The Saviour's first incident of raising the dead took place at Nain, as a funeral party headed to the burial place. He showed his divinity and power, his vast compassion, and his readiness to impart spiritual life to the dormant and inactive souls of men and women.

Self-Preparation for Service

11:00am | Sunday 8 May 2022
Paul makes himself all things to all men. Here is the wrong (common today) and the right sense of his words. Then we draw applications from Paul's 'focused athlete' illustration, and his profound conception of the body as a servant of the mind. You can look at the different epistles…

Lessons in Prayer From Nehemiah

7:30pm | Wednesday 4 May 2022
'And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.' Full chapter _____________ Nehemiah 1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month…

The Shadow of Life

6:30pm | Sunday 1 May 2022
King David looks back to his experiences of deep cynicism, describing how it gave way to a realisation of the futility of life without God. He saw life as a 'shadow', and provides us with a prayer for approaching and finding a forgiving God. You May Be Also Interested in……

Motives and Sincerity

11:00am | Sunday 1 May 2022
Paul proves his apostleship - here are the unique tasks and qualifications of apostles as the church's foundation. Paul was motivated by his commission for God, by a desire to reach souls (at great personal cost), and by the great joy of seeing a harvest. You can look at the…

Awakening under Hezekiah

7:30pm | Wednesday 27 April 2022
From a series entitled 'Lessons in Faith' from the life of Hezekiah. Full chapter _____________ 2 Chronicles 29 Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. And…

The Conversion of Damaris

6:30pm | Sunday 24 April 2022
'A woman called Damaris' appears as a footnote in the biblical account as one who believed in Christ through hearing Paul's great sermon at Mars Hill, Athens. What convinced her? Why did she from that time 'glue' herself to Christ and His teaching? You May Be Also Interested in… Booklet: Seven…

The Believer’s Pride Battle

11:00am | Sunday 24 April 2022
Knowledge is both vital and excellent, but it can so easily inflate pride and vainglory. The apostle names three graces (unfolded here) that deflate pride and make knowledge a source of blessing for the church. You can look at the different epistles in the New Testament and identify a particular…

Lessons in Faith From Hezekiah

7:30pm | Wednesday 20 April 2022
Part of a series of Bible Studies from 2 Kings entitled 'Lessons in Faith'. Related Resource: Awakening under Hezekiah

Resurrection at the End of Time

11:00am | Sunday 17 April 2022
Paul presents the resurrection as a representative act, guaranteeing total victory over death. He firmly places our resurrection at Christ's return when all sin, unbelief and death will end, and shows the final victory-transaction when Christ hands all to the Father. You can look at the different epistles in the…

Behold the Man!

11:00am | Friday 15 April 2022
'Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!'

A View of the Heart

7:30pm | Wednesday 13 April 2022
Lessons in faith including Elisha with Hazael, showing the mechanism which begins all wars, and the deathbed act of Elisha exposing a king's indolence, with spiritual applications. Related Resource: Rend Your Heart

Why Christ Healed Blindness

6:30pm | Sunday 10 April 2022
The four reasons why Christ performed so many spectacular healing miracles in His ministry, and how they illustrate His transforming work in the lives of those who come to Him. The striking message of the restoration of sight to the blind Bartimaeus begging at Jericho. You May Be Also Interested…

Christ’s Servants Never Bound

11:00am | Sunday 10 April 2022
A passage about situations that disadvantage believers and the right way to approach them, beginning with slavery or any other onerous position in life that traps us. Then Paul speaks to both unmarried and married believers. Here are powerful encouragements of priorities for all. You can look at the different…

The Eye of Faith

7:30pm | Wednesday 6 April 2022
Part of a series of Bible Studies on 2 Kings entitled 'Lessons in Faith from the Life of Elisha'. Related Resource: Answering Doubts About God And Faith

Christ Defines Spiritual Life

6:30pm | Sunday 3 April 2022
In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ makes many mind-opening 'shock' statements, asserting the very opposite of what people expect. His opening theme is how we become Christians. Here is the frame of heart that brings us to forgiveness and spiritual life. You May Be Also Interested in… Book: The…

The Marriage Bond

11:00am | Sunday 3 April 2022
The abiding bond of marriage is established with its 'debt' of love, care and pleasure, and its concept of headship blended with partnership. Also explained is Paul's divinely inspired marriage teaching (often contested), the circumstances of divorce, and how the Lord is proved in marriage. You can look at the…

The Phenomenon of Love

6:30pm | Sunday 27 March 2022
The nature and scope of human love is impressive, but Divine love, made visible in history and, supremely in the atoning sacrifice of Christ, is limitless, freely bestowed and certain toward all who find Him. Here are the 'lovingkindnesses of the Lord' they experience. You May Be Also Interested in……

The ‘Freedom’ Heresy

11:00am | Sunday 27 March 2022
A heresy that has swept into evangelical churches everywhere is the notion that Christian liberty frees Christians from all rule-keeping and avoidance of worldly pursuits. Here are Paul's answers to such claims, and his powerful remedy for the avoidance of immorality. You can look at the different epistles in the…

The Counterfeit Christian

7:30pm | Wednesday 23 March 2022
Part of a series of Bible Studies on 2 Kings entitled 'Lessons in Faith from the Life of Elisha'. Related Resource: The World’s Most Notorious Counterfeiter & Sincerity First and Foremost in the Christian Armour

The Mighty Outcome of an Act of Witness

7:30pm | Wednesday 16 March 2022
Part of a series of Bible Studies on 2 Kings entitled 'Lessons in Faith from the Life of Elisha'. Related Resource: Inspiring Strong Personal Witness

Living for the Flesh or for the Spirit

6:30pm | Sunday 13 March 2022
There are two classes of people in the Bible, those who focus on 'the flesh', and those who relate to the Spirit. Here are the characteristics and goals of each, and how God can free us from the captivity of flesh to know communion with Himself.

Purity and Happiness of the Church

11:00am | Sunday 13 March 2022
The Corinthian church was proud when it should have grieved deeply at the polluted state of the 'body' through toleration of incest. Here is the pattern of discipline, also the potential spread of sin, and positively, the true church's continuous 'feast' of joy.

Preparing the House of the Soul

6:30pm | Sunday 6 March 2022
When the prophet Isaiah told a king to set his house in order, the king knew that he meant the house of his soul, as well as his earthly affairs. Here are the five 'departments' of the soul, and how God may bring them to life. You May Be Also…

Restoring Spiritual Power

11:00am | Sunday 6 March 2022
Preachers at Corinth had thrown aside apostolic authority and failed to address many vital matters (listed here). Paul gives a binding command to follow the 'pattern church' of the scriptures, so neglected today. A full and faithful ministry will be given converting and edifying power. You can look at the…

The Prayer of Faith

7:30pm | Wednesday 2 March 2022
Part of a series of Bible Studies on 2 Kings, entitled 'Lessons in Faith from the Life of Elisha'. Related Resources: David’s Prayer of Faith & Lessons in Prayer From Nehemiah

Duties and Lives of Preachers

11:00am | Sunday 27 February 2022
How to assess and regard preachers - here are the apostle's standards. The problem of cliques, their causes and cure; also the simple, reasonable lifestyle of God's servants demanded by the apostolic example, and the contrast seen today in 'celebrity' preachers. You can look at the different epistles in the…

How We May Negate Our Faith

7:30pm | Wednesday 23 February 2022
Part of a series of Bible Studies on 2 Kings, entitled 'Lessons in Faith from the Life of Elisha'. Related Resources: Faith, Doubts, Trials, Assurance & Answering Doubts About God And Faith

The Destruction of Death

6:30pm | Sunday 20 February 2022
Everyone knows that death is totally destructive, taking away everything in life. All will die, but it is not the end. Beyond this life, a day of reckoning or reception into everlasting glory. It depends on what we have done with the Saviour of Souls. You May Be Also Interested…

Spiritual Building

11:00am | Sunday 20 February 2022
Paul turns to church growth, warning that believers' hearts may be largely recaptured by the flesh. Soulwinning is God's work and we must take care how we build. Here are applications; with the case of those who will lose a reward, yet be saved 'as by fire'.  You can look…

How the First Disciples Were Converted

6:30pm | Sunday 13 February 2022
When John the Baptist diverted the first two disciples to follow Christ a remarkable new process began in their lives. Here are the stages of their transformational attachment to Christ, the terms, and their experience, together with that of others who joined with them. You May Be Also Interested in……

Things Only Believers See

11:00am | Sunday 13 February 2022
The apostle impresses upon us the spiritual blindness of our unconverted state to the wonders revealed in the Gospel, including future glories (described here). Here also is the meaning of 'comparing spiritual things with spiritual,' judging all things and living the mind of Christ. You can look at the different…

Twin Pillars of Ministry

7:30pm | Wednesday 9 February 2022
Part of a series of Bible Studies on 2 Kings, entitled 'Lessons in Faith from the Life of Elisha'. Related Resources: An All-Round Ministry & Correcting the Ministry

Components of Faith

6:30pm | Sunday 6 February 2022
How is God to be approached in order to experience real conversion? Here are the two essential elements - repentance and faith - what they are, and how they must be expressed to God. Throughout the Bible these are always the two vital steps. You May Be Also Interested in……

Never Eclipse the Spirit

11:00am | Sunday 6 February 2022
Paul's chief rule for preaching (and witness) is frequently lost, leading to the withdrawal of the Spirit. Here is the apostle's golden rule. Here also is why the Gospel is called 'a mystery', together with the riches of the 'eye hath not seen' passage. You can look at the different…

Elijah’s Triumphant Last Years

7:30pm | Wednesday 2 February 2022
Part of a series of Bible Studies on 1 Kings, entitled 'Lessons in Faith from the Life of Elijah'. Related Resource: Spiritual Lessons from Elijah

The Burden Only God Can Remove

6:30pm | Sunday 30 January 2022
The Bible speaks of the record of sin kept in the depths of every conscience, suppressed by us, but brought out on the day of judgement. Only God can blot out our guilt, and here is why, how and when this may happen for us. You May Be Also Interested…

God Overturns Society

11:00am | Sunday 30 January 2022
This passage begins with man's blindness to the things of God, proving that divine power alone can awaken lost souls. Indeed, God calls the humble to bring light and life to the wise and lofty to demonstrate that all glory is due to Him. You can look at the different…

Spiritual Strengths Displayed

7:30pm | Wednesday 26 January 2022
Related Resource: Spiritual Joy

Life’s Gains and Losses

6:30pm | Sunday 23 January 2022
The vanishing benefits of life wholly invested in this material world are here set against the solid, lasting experience of knowing Christ and His lovingkindness and power. Here also is the unreasonableness of unbelief, and how God is to be sought and found. You May Be Also Interested in… Sermon: Christ…

The True Source of Power

11:00am | Sunday 23 January 2022
For the Gospel to be credible, (so the Corinthians taught), we need conspicuous personalities or preachers. Here Paul proclaims the true source of spiritual power, the preaching of the cross of Christ, and why it is foolishness to the perishing and power to the saved. You can look at the…

Alternating Blessings and Trials

7:30pm | Wednesday 19 January 2022
Related Resource: Church-Age Blessings Foretold

True Greatness with God

6:30pm | Sunday 16 January 2022
No flesh, says Paul, will glory before God, 'flesh' referring to humanity alienated from God and pursuing its own objectives and desires. This statement offends human pride, but here are the reasons and the way God freely forgives, receives and reconciles individuals to Himself. You May Be Also Interested in……

A Manual for the Godly Life

11:00am | Sunday 16 January 2022
This first study of a new series explores the great themes of the opening verses - the credentials of a preacher, the definition of a church, grace as the basis of all blessing, the features of conversion, and the wonders of partnership with Christ. You can look at the different…

Elijah’s Godly Jealousy

7:30pm | Wednesday 12 January 2022
Part of a series of Bible Studies on 1 Kings, entitled ‘Lessons in Faith from the Life of Elijah’. Related Resource: Spiritual Lessons from Elijah

The Church’s Dangers

7:30pm | Wednesday 5 January 2022
Related Resource: Backsliding Dangers

The Decisive Call of God

6:30pm | Sunday 2 January 2022
Matthew's account of his conversion could not be shorter. So little is said, but much is implied. Here are the events that led to the moment that the Gospel writer yielded his life to Christ, and how two words made all the difference. You May Be Also Interested in… Sermons: The…

Christian Certainty

11:00am | Sunday 2 January 2022
Should believers suffer many doubts and fears? Here is a sure footing for assurance - firstly what the Word does for us: its explanations and convicting power. Secondly, the approachability of Christ and His constant provision of needed help. Doubts cannot persist when God speaks and answers. Full chapter _____________…

Be Filled with the Spirit

7:30pm | Wednesday 29 December 2021
'And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.' Full chapter _____________ Ephesians 5 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And…

The Search for Truth

6:30pm | Sunday 12 December 2021
What is truth? Whether the meaning and purpose of life, or the uttering of truthful words? Why do people lie, while God never does? Here is how we may be certain that God's Word is true, with His call to seek and find Him. You May Be Also Interested in… Sermon: Finding…

The Believer’s Good Works

11:00am | Sunday 12 December 2021
The apostle commands subjection to ruling authorities and forbids slander of them or others. He reviews our past lives, and gives a 14 point overview of God's mighty work within us, moving us to work for the salvation of others. Full chapter _____________ Titus 3 Put them in mind to…

Solomon’s Fall and Recovery

7:30pm | Wednesday 8 December 2021
Related Resource: Solomon’s Fall and Repentance

God’s Training of Believers

11:00am | Sunday 5 December 2021
A seemingly unusual but crucial concept given by Paul in this passage is that grace disciplines and trains. Here is how, with the apostle's remarkable summary of the believer's aim and objectives in this present world, as they look eagerly for the Lord's return. Full chapter _____________ Titus 2 But…

The Case for Conversion

6:30pm | Sunday 28 November 2021
King Solomon's compelling illustrations of our spiritual need urge us to see the tragedy of living without the help of God, and without ever knowing the way to the city of pardon and blessing.  You May Be Also Interested in… Booklet: Seven Certain Signs of True Conversion Sermon: What exactly is conversion?,…

The Spiritual Heights of Solomon

7:30pm | Wednesday 24 November 2021
Related Resources: Sermon Series: Spiritual Lessons – Samuel to Solomon

What is True?

6:30pm | Sunday 21 November 2021
The unshakeable certainty and assurance of an apostle who can say, 'We know that we are of God.'  How? Here is the solid basis of truth of the Christian message and the quality of evidence that runs through the lives of Christian believers. You May Be Also Interested in… Sermon: The…

An Apostle’s Concept of Ministry

11:00am | Sunday 21 November 2021
Paul's dependence on the prayers of believers comes first, especially for openness and plainness of speech - and this is what this should mean for today. Here also are the vital components of biblical ministry, and the stirring concept of an ambassador in bonds. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is…

Christ in the Temple

7:30pm | Wednesday 17 November 2021
Related Resource: Christ Purges His Temple

The Captured Soul

6:30pm | Sunday 14 November 2021
The Bible speaks of the deceitfulness of sin, which acts like a person within us. People do not realise how manipulative and controlling sin is. Here is the secret work of sin in every life, and how only the Lord can deal with it. You May Be Also Interested in……

Praying in the Spirit

11:00am | Sunday 14 November 2021
Explaining the words Paul uses in his great 'armour of God' exhortations to pray, words such as 'always - supplications - watching thereunto - perseverance' and particularly 'in the Spirit'. Here is what he does not mean, and what he does mean by this most remarkable term.

Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom

7:30pm | Wednesday 10 November 2021
Related Resource: Four Aspects of Wisdom

The Sword of the Spirit

11:00am | Sunday 7 November 2021
In the soldier image the sword of the Spirit represents the Gospel work of the church. Here is the penetrating, searching, persuasive power of the Gospel as proclaimed by the apostles. A church or believer not proclaiming salvation is a soldier without the sword. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is…

The Final Shock of History

6:30pm | Sunday 31 October 2021
Do not be astonished, said Christ, that the hour is coming when the dead shall hear His voice and stand before God. Here are the reasons for the unreadiness of many for God's intervention at the end of time, and how to prepare for it. You May Be Also Interested…

The Helmet of Salvation

11:00am | Sunday 31 October 2021
The helmet is the hope or anticipation of final salvation, when Heaven's glory dawns on the soul and we see Christ - the greatest possible incentive to serving Him. Here is the Lord's emphasis on eternal life, and the believer's experience of death. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one…

David and Solomon

7:30pm | Wednesday 27 October 2021
Related Resource: Sermon Series: Spiritual Lessons – Samuel to Solomon

The Shield of Faith

11:00am | Sunday 24 October 2021
Why is faith described as a shield? What are the fiery darts? Here is the centrality of faith in the Christian life, how it is tested in our earthly journey, how the shield is taken up, and the gracious accomplishments of faith. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one of…

The Only True Freedom

6:30pm | Sunday 17 October 2021
True freedom means liberty from all forms of fame and power. Antagonistic to our wellbeing,  freedom from sin and its consequences, and all other hindrances to spiritual life and happiness. Here is why it can only come through meeting with Jesus Christ. You May Be Also Interested in… Article: Sermon: True Freedom…

The Christian’s Great Purpose

11:00am | Sunday 17 October 2021
The third component of the Christian armour, the footwear, portrays us on the march for Gospel witness. It is readiness for Gospel work. Here are seven essential parts of readiness, and the means provided by God for these to remain present in the heart. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is…

The Disaster of Fleshly Show

7:30pm | Wednesday 13 October 2021
Related Resource: Living for the Flesh or for the Spirit

The Roving Soul

6:30pm | Sunday 10 October 2021
The best known of all Christ's parables (The Prodigal Son) traces the journey of a lost soul into a far country away from God, before circumstances conspire to awaken and bring the wanderer to seek reconciliation, pardon, purpose, happiness and eternal life. Here is the lovingkindness of the Lord. You…

The Breastplate of Righteousness

11:00am | Sunday 10 October 2021
The apostle shows how righteousness acts to be protective of the heart or affections in a saved person - a large target of the devil. Here is how self-denial, love for Christ and obedience to the commandments garrison the heart from pollution and shame. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is…

Barriers to Finding God

6:30pm | Sunday 3 October 2021
When a likeable rich young ruler asked Christ what he should do to gain eternal life, the Lord's questioning uncovered massive obstacles that blocked his progress. Barriers to finding God: They are common to us all, but Christ can remove them and bring us to Himself. You May Be Also…

The Belt of Truth

11:00am | Sunday 3 October 2021
The foundational piece of the Christian's armour is firstly objective truth - the unchanging doctrines of the faith. (The sword, later, is Scripture used 'offensively' to make Christ known). Secondly, the belt is also subjective truth, truthfulness and sincerity for which here are helpful rules. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians…

Soldiers of Christ Arise

7:30pm | Wednesday 29 September 2021
Related Resource: Sincerity First and Foremost in the Christian Armour

True Freedom

6:30pm | Sunday 26 September 2021
In a parable of servants waiting for their Lord, Christ portrays the human race, enslaved by endless alternatives to God, and spurning the liberty of His kingdom. Here are the futile masters we serve and the contrasting lovingkindness of the Lord in conversion to Him. You May Be Also Interested…

Be Strong in the Lord

11:00am | Sunday 26 September 2021
The introductory passage to the magnificent description of the Christian 'armour' - all that is needed in the spiritual warfare to defend against the wiles of the devil and to preserve and enhance instrumentality for the Lord. Each item is a wonder of grace and effectiveness. Paul’s letter to the…

Proofs of God

6:30pm | Sunday 19 September 2021
Why does God not make Himself more obvious? - so the question goes. Though His existence is obvious, it is obscured by mankind's attitude to Him. Here are the reasons for our hostility and alienation, and how God ends the 'war' by the conversion of seekers. You May Be Also…

Mutual Ministry and Worship

11:00am | Sunday 19 September 2021
Beginning with the duty of conversation, admonition and encouragement between believers the apostle moves to the blessing of singing psalms plus hymns and spiritual songs (here defined), the elements of true worship (public and personal) and the importance of melody of the heart. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one…

The Direction of Life

7:30pm | Wednesday 15 September 2021
Related Resource: The Personal Spiritual Life

Gaining Life in the Soul

6:30pm | Sunday 12 September 2021
The 'natural man', says the Bible, does not receive the things of God, regarding them as foolishness. Why is this? What are the differences between 'natural' (unconverted) people and those who believe (converted)? How may we find forgiveness, spiritual life and purpose from God? Is it possible to gain life…

Filled with The Spirit

11:00am | Sunday 12 September 2021
Charismatic thinking mistakenly sees similarities between the effects of alcohol and the filling of the Spirit. This verse describes tremendous differences between them. Here are the details of Spirit-filling together with the fruit and the means of obtaining this filling. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one of the crowning…

Disorderly Emotions

7:30pm | Wednesday 8 September 2021
Related Resource: Answering Doubts About God And Faith

God Orchestrates Deliverance

7:30pm | Wednesday 25 August 2021
Related Resource: Exercising a True Deliverance Ministry

Milestones of Faith

6:30pm | Sunday 22 August 2021
A brief biography of Peter, one of the first disciples, showing his calling by Christ (and partial response), then his conviction of personal sin, his realisation of Christ's divinity and work, and the critical stage - the full dawning of faith and surrender. You May Be Also Interested in… Article: The…

Walking In and For Light

11:00am | Sunday 22 August 2021
In a marvellous overview of the Christian's walk and duties, the apostle shows how they should demonstrate the light of Christ in new life; how they should channel the message of light, and how they may enlighten their surroundings or new posting in this fallen world. Paul’s letter to the…

External Beauty and its Dangers

7:30pm | Wednesday 18 August 2021
Related Resources: The Origin of Beauty & Sarah’s Christ-Like Beauty

The Greatest Rescue of Life

6:30pm | Sunday 15 August 2021
In a simple verse Paul pictures the captivity of a materialistic, unbelieving life in which we are unaware of God and the need for rescue. Here are the limitations and the chains that bind us, and Christ's manner of deliverance and restoring to life. You May Be Also Interested in……

Kindness, Cleanness and Substance

11:00am | Sunday 15 August 2021
The duty and treasure of kindness toward God's people, its impediments contrasted with the great motive - the full readiness of the nature of Christ's love to us, and how He yielded Himself up for eternity. Also the necessity of cleanness, and the pitfalls of jesting.  Paul’s letter to the…

Almost a Christian

6:30pm | Sunday 1 August 2021
King Herod Agrippa II exclaimed "almost you persuade me to be a Christian" on hearing Paul's testimony. What so gripped his mind and conscience? And why did he shy away? His reason may be ours also, if we recoil from faith in Christ. You May Be Also Interested in… Video…

The Nearness of the Spirit

11:00am | Sunday 1 August 2021
The apostle's appeal never to grieve the Holy Spirit. Here are the sins that do, causing Him to withdraw from (but never leave) us. Here also is what the sealing of the Spirit means for us, and the folly of undervaluing His grace. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one…

‘Formative’ Sins

11:00am | Sunday 25 July 2021
Formative in the sense that in addition to being deeply offensive to God, they form deep roots in the character, promoting other sins and shaping the whole person, whereas new opposite virtues (performed by the Lord's help) lead to lifelong blessing and usefulness. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one…

The Fall of David

7:30pm | Wednesday 14 July 2021
Related Resource: David as King

The Scope of God’s Love

6:30pm | Sunday 11 July 2021
The Bible's most famous verse mentions the astonishing scope and depth of Christ's love in sending a member of the Godhead into our corrupted world. In what sense could God love this world? And what was it that Christ did to save lost people? You May Be Also Interested in……

The New Person

11:00am | Sunday 11 July 2021
First, an analysis of the sad state of the unsaved heart. Then two levels of transformation: (1) conversion, where putting off the old and putting on the new life is God's work, and (2) details of sanctification, where believers are empowered to act by God. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians…

Christ’s Kingdom Foretold

7:30pm | Wednesday 7 July 2021
Related Resources: How to Enter the Kingdom

Valuing your Life

6:30pm | Sunday 4 July 2021
'What is your life?' asks James, 'it is even a vapour'. Here is material, physical life without God, its instability and brevity, its insubstantial character and its lack of merit and value for eternity. How very different it could be with the intervention of Christ the Lord. You May Be…

The Riches of Truth

11:00am | Sunday 4 July 2021
The apostle lays down the vital role of the entire congregation functioning together in evangelism and sanctification. The chief agent of this is 'the truth'. Here we seek to appreciate more fully the privileges and power of the faith entrusted to us. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one of…

The Pride of Life

6:30pm | Sunday 13 June 2021
The biblical view of man held for centuries until recent times and very obvious to all, is that human nature is flawed, especially by pride. Here is how pride steers us, its characteristics, its consequences and how it may be pardoned and cured by Christ. You May Be Also Interested…

Spiritual Growth

11:00am | Sunday 13 June 2021
Unity defined, not as membership of an organisation, but as a bond between those in union with Christ and bearing His likeness. Then, the opposition believers will know and the answer of holy living. Lastly: service and loyalty to the body, the local church. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is…

David Reforms Worship

7:30pm | Wednesday 9 June 2021
'Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his…

Spiritual Indifference

6:30pm | Sunday 6 June 2021
Christ explains the militant and orchestrated presence of evil in the world, and speaks of the hold that Satan has on human souls. He also shows the love of God in providing a way of reconciliation and life for all who desire and seek Him. You May Be Also Interested…

The Purpose of Pastors

11:00am | Sunday 6 June 2021
The apostle first shows that the ministry of Christ's church is described in prophecy. He then identifies the different kinds of teacher by their tasks (expounded here), and states the great objectives of all ministry - soul-winning, sanctification, and closeness to Christ. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one of…

David Dances Before the Lord

7:30pm | Wednesday 2 June 2021
Related Resources: How King David Found God

Life for the Withered Soul

6:30pm | Sunday 30 May 2021
Christ's healing of the man with the withered hand is amazingly descriptive of the need and healing of the soul. Here is the step-by-step illustration of the elements of conversion in the Saviour's words: "Rise up... stand forth... stretch forth thy hand". You May Be Also Interested in… Video Tract: What…

The Unity of the Spirit

11:00am | Sunday 30 May 2021
Beginning with prerequisites for Christian fellowship, Paul presents seven reasons for close union within churches, each a powerful encouragement. What it means to be one body, under one Holy Spirit, with one eternal hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one Father. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one…

David as King

7:30pm | Wednesday 26 May 2021
Related Resource: King David’s View of Life

The Magnificence of Christ the Lord

6:30pm | Sunday 23 May 2021
Paul describes the personal work of Christ, His divine nature and His eternal attributes. He speaks of His becoming a man and His atoning death. Here are the reasons why He will reign in glory, and precisely what He has achieved for us. You May Be Also Interested in… Booklet: How…

The Christian’s Calling

11:00am | Sunday 23 May 2021
First, the nature of God's calling - irresistible and transformational, also the basis of assurance; second, the objective of the call - pardon, liberty, holiness and heaven; third, the character of the called - lowliness, meekness, patience, and forbearance among believers and before the world. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians…

In The Land of The Philistines

7:30pm | Wednesday 19 May 2021
Related Resources: Possessing the Land

Surprising Lessons in the Faith

7:30pm | Wednesday 12 May 2021
David speaks to himself in self-pity, focussing on his trials, the power of Saul and the doubtful loyalty of his 600 men. Here are lessons from Satan's assaults, and what David should have considered. Also, light on Saul and the witch of Endor. Related Resource: Faith’s Higher Reasoning

Everyone’s Appointed Course

6:30pm | Sunday 9 May 2021
The struggle for the soul, says the Bible, is like an Olympic wrestling match, yet many do not even begin the search for God, and opposing influences win the day. Here is how God enables us to come through all resistance to find His pardon and love. I have fought…

God Glorified in the Church

11:00am | Sunday 9 May 2021
The true church is a demonstration to the world of God's glory. Human nature prefers to vaunt personalities, preachers, even musicians and their produce, but our God-given role is to show the fruits of the converting and sanctifying work within us.  Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one of the…

How to Reason with Ourselves

7:30pm | Wednesday 5 May 2021
What accounts for Saul's resistance to God? But there are the same tendencies even in us as believers. Supremely, in these chapters, are the four arguments of Abigail to deter David from sin, the same arguments so useful to us in restraining ourselves from temptation. Related Resource: Reasons for Faith

Readiness for the Afterlife

6:30pm | Sunday 2 May 2021
Just as we came into the world with nothing, so we shall leave it. When we appear as souls before our Maker, how will we be provided for? Will we have a Saviour, a pardon for all sin, and eternal life? You May Be Also Interested in… Sermons: The Source of…

The Christian’s Daily Need

11:00am | Sunday 2 May 2021
The apostle prays that believers will have Christ in their hearts (here explained), and rooted and grounded in love for Him, we will know more of His for us. Here is the scope of the breadth, length, depth and height of that love. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one…

Faith Faltering and Revived

7:30pm | Wednesday 28 April 2021
Beginning with the erosion of David's trust in his subterfuge at Nob, proceeding to the total collapse of trust in his flight to Gath, and then the repair of faith in Psalms 34 and 56, and the token of future blessing in the rescue of Keilah. Related Resource: Lessons in Faith from David…

One Word that Leads to God

6:30pm | Sunday 18 April 2021
When the jailor of Philippi cried 'What must I do to be saved?', Paul replied in one word: 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ'. No works or deserving or ceremonies were required, only trust in Christ to bring about the transforming power of conversion. You May Be Also Interested in… Sermons: The Characteristics…

The Mystery of the Gospel

11:00am | Sunday 18 April 2021
Paul's special calling to unfold to the Gentile world the hitherto unproclaimed grace of God, person of Christ, and oneness of saved Gentiles with saved Jews in one body. Here also are the unsearchable riches of Christ, and the ultimate purpose of the Gospel. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is…

External or Internal Change

6:30pm | Sunday 11 April 2021
How influenced and conformed we are, if only we knew it, to society around us! How unoriginal, how alike - yet all that shapes us is external, while our greatest needs are within. Here Paul presents the inner transformation that conversion to God brings about. You May Be Also Interested…

Keeping Alive the Spirit

11:00am | Sunday 11 April 2021
In the building of a spiritual family the work of the Holy Spirit is the vital power. Here several Holy Spirit verses in Ephesians are explored (including 'Be filled with the Spirit') to show the different activities of the Spirit in the Christian life. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is…

Disciples at the Empty Tomb

11:00am | Sunday 4 April 2021
John was the first disciple to grasp the reality of the resurrection and realise that the Lord 'must' rise again from the dead. Here are the reasons why it was essential and inevitable, together with the great assurances it brings into Christian lives. Full chapter _____________ John 20 The first…

The Centrality of Christ

11:00am | Friday 2 April 2021
Christ is the manifestation of God's nature and the only source of pardon and life for those who seek Him. All empires and philosophies pass away, but the crucifixion stands as the greatest ever act of kindness and atonement - the only way to God.

Lessons in Faith from David and Jonathan

7:30pm | Wednesday 31 March 2021
King Saul is under God's judgement, and David has been secretly anointed as king. Here we see Jonathan's faith and humility, while pride and suspicion consume Saul. We also see Saul's classic false 'conversion' that soon fails, and David's laying all before the Lord. Related Resource: David as King

Finding an Inner Life

6:30pm | Sunday 28 March 2021
The last thing on the mind of the Samaritan woman who encountered Christ at Jacob's well at Sychar was her soul. Here is the Lord's way of awakening her need and understanding for a personal walk with God, with joy and eternal life. Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever…

Analogies of the Church

11:00am | Sunday 28 March 2021
Having shown that God has brought saved Jews and Gentiles into one church, Paul presents the church's character. First, her citizenship and privileges, secondly, her family ties, thirdly her doctrinal foundation, fourthly, her unworldly saved beauty, and her sensitivity to the Spirit. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is one of…

Unique Words of Christ

6:30pm | Sunday 14 March 2021
No one has ever spoken like Jesus Christ. Vast crowds listened spellbound to Him, so gentle yet full of authority, so clear and yet so profound. His words to the soul have brought millions to find Him. Listen to some of His calls to human hearts. You May Be Also…

All Things New

11:00am | Sunday 14 March 2021
The sense in which conversion is a new creation - God's distinctive workmanship - and the implications for our daily walk. Also, the duties of remembering our origins; rightly esteeming the blood of Christ; and the uniting of saved Jews and Gentiles in the church. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians…

Saul and David Contrasted

7:30pm | Wednesday 10 March 2021
A fresh look at the famous defeat of Goliath showing that for the believer all events are a spiritual matter. Here it is seen that spiritual tenacity and strength co-exist with gentleness and kindness. Here also is the difference between working by flesh or spirit. Related Resource: Spiritual Lessons from…

Four Life-Giving Surprises

6:30pm | Sunday 7 March 2021
Here are essential facts (from John the Baptist) that many people do not know about Christ. (1) He has come to earth, (2) He alone takes away sin, (3) There is no other Saviour of the world, (4) He is easy to approach. You May Be Also Interested in… Video…

How Much We Owe

11:00am | Sunday 7 March 2021
This inspired review of Christian experience begins with the characteristics of spiritual death and the rule of the prince of the power of the air. Then we learn the extent of God's love in both initiating and accomplishing conversion, with the goal of eternal life. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians…

Paul’s Counsel for Parents

7:30pm | Wednesday 3 March 2021
A single practical study for developing good behaviour in children, including Paul's priority to avoid frustration and resentment; the goal of preparing for adult life; the place of punishments and restrictions; key texts of promise and warning; duties for children and good manners. Full chapter _____________ Colossians 3 If ye…

The Assurance of Power

11:00am | Sunday 28 February 2021
The fifth great theme of Ephesians calls us to consider God's mighty power in our salvation and sanctification. To reflect on this gives a great surge of assurance, building our certainty and faith for the final stage of redemption - entry into eternal glory. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is…

Marital Oneness

7:30am | Wednesday 24 February 2021
A brief study of what it means to be 'one flesh', mainly expounding and applying to marriage the terms used by the apostle in 1 Corinthians 13. Often surprising and always challenging, these provide the principles for harmony and happiness in the sanctified life. Full chapter _____________ Genesis 2 Thus…

Dependent Beings

6:30pm | Sunday 21 February 2021
When pilgrimages to Jerusalem reached the last stage of the journey, and the mountains of the city were in sight, this psalm was sung and explained - a call to look to God for reconciliation with Himself, pardon, life, and His power and guidance to eternity. You May Be Also…

The Intense Knowing of God

11:00am | Sunday 21 February 2021
Paul desires that his readers gain wisdom to grasp the spiritual purpose in passages of Scripture - something opposed by many preachers today. Here are the proofs for true personal study and use of God's Word, with examples of the process given elsewhere by Paul. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians…

The Necessity of Conversion

6:30pm | Sunday 14 February 2021
Conversion involves a colossal change in status before God, in our eternal future, and in our character. But why do people recoil from it? Here is the answer, looking at the motives of Saul of Tarsus for rejecting conversion, and the transformation when God drew him to Himself. You May…

Our Ultimate Purpose

11:00am | Sunday 14 February 2021
In five verses the apostle looks to the eternal Heavenly glory awaiting the elect: first the end-time gathering, second their inheritance, third the choir, and fourth the seal or 'down-payment' of the Spirit received even now, with its ten (at least) marvellous, amazing components. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is…

The Triumph of Job

7:30pm | Wednesday 10 February 2021
Job is humbled, repenting of his questioning of God. But he is accepted as a saved man. The 'friends' however are condemned and must repent of their false views of God. Job is restored but only when he brings forth fruits meet for repentance. Related Resources: The Meaning and Purpose…

The Spiritual Warfare

6:30pm | Sunday 7 February 2021
The Bible portrays life as a turbulent sea ever threatening to draw the stricken vessel of humanity away from God and to eternal disaster. Here are the dangers to the soul, and God's gracious call to come for refuge, relief, conversion and eternal life. You May Be Also Interested in……

Adoption into God’s Family

11:00am | Sunday 7 February 2021
The adoption of spiritual children is rooted in the longing of God before time began. It brings the redeemed into the eternal family of love, clothed with privileges and an inheritance secured by the most costly process imaginable. Here the apostle reveals its wonders. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is…

Challenged by Beasts

7:30pm | Wednesday 3 February 2021
We take the beasts to be a hippopotamus and crocodile, both teaching trust, the power and invincibility of God (for if He made them they must reflect His infinitely greater capacities) and the contrasting weakness displayed by Job. Related Resource: Job – Strengths and Vulnerabilities & Pastoral Lessons from Job

The Wonder of Electing Love

11:00am | Sunday 31 January 2021
The apostle gives glory to the Triune God, source of all spiritual blessings, given according to His sovereign election of souls. Here we answer doubts about election, whether it is fair, whether it undermines or strengthens evangelism, and how it should inspire Christian living. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is…

An Experience Surpassing All

6:30pm | Sunday 24 January 2021
To know 'the love of Christ which passeth knowledge' is to soar above all that may be learned and known in this world, however sensational the experience, or whatever the field of learning may be. Here are elements of Christ's infinite love for those who seek Him. You May Be…

Tychicus and Aristarchus

11:00am | Sunday 24 January 2021
Paul's commendations of his fellow-preachers and helpers in Rome show the standard for all believers, especially ministers. Here are the terms he uses, with their full meaning and challenges. Plus a glimpse of Archippus and his possible 'hindrance', with its common equivalents today. Colossae was an ancient city in Phrygia…

The Voice of God

7:30pm | Wednesday 20 January 2021
Here are elements of Job's humbling (vital for light, pardon and blessing) showing how the Lord works in the lives of all His people. Here also are pastoral lessons drawn from the wild goats, asses and oxen, and from the ostrich and the warhorse. Related Resources: The Triumph of Job…

Cases of conscience

6:30pm | Sunday 17 January 2021
The conscience, originally programmed by God, operates in both Christian and pagan societies. Although damaged and weakened by sin, its underlying standards are dramatically revived in individuals by the power of the Gospel, as we see in these major biblical conversions. You May Be Also Interested in… Sermon: Purging the…

Christ’s Representatives

11:00am | Sunday 17 January 2021
Two verses that commend walking in wisdom toward unbelievers, redeeming or buying up the time, and gracious speech. Here is what the apostle meant by these challenging terms, with counsel for daily conduct and witness to the dying souls to whom we are assigned. Colossae was an ancient city in…

Truth Unfolded to Job

7:30pm | Wednesday 13 January 2021
Elihu is a true messenger of God, whose reproof of Job is confined to Job's post-affliction reactions. His noble speeches anticipate the very words of God, soon to follow, and he gives a full explanation of God's use of affliction in the lives of His people. Related Resource: The Meaning…

The Moment of Truth

6:30pm | Sunday 10 January 2021
A passage that highlights the key moments in conversion to God; when personal sovereignty collapses, we see our separation from God, and then - the crowning moment - we see the price Christ the Saviour has paid for our forgiveness and reconciliation with Him. You May Be Also Interested in……

Praying and Persuading

11:00am | Sunday 10 January 2021
A call to the two continuous commitments of the Christian life - first to persistent prayer (the impediments, the helps, and the branches of prayer); secondly to pray specifically for preachers. Colossae was an ancient city in Phrygia (part of modern Turkey). It was pagan, and it was proud. But…

The Vulnerabilities of the Seasoned Saint

7:30pm | Wednesday 6 January 2021
Charged with extreme hypocrisy by his friends, Job describes the virtuous works of his public and private life. But despite his godliness he seems to over-relish his wealth and station, and shows no evangelical compassion for the outcasts of society. Related Resourcea: A Sinner Turned Into A Saint & Every…

The Troubles of Unbelief

6:30pm | Sunday 3 January 2021
With great concern and sympathy the inspired writer warns that the 'heart' (encompassing mind, affections, will and conscience) may be luring us into unbelief or rebellion against God. Here are the dangers, and the only remedy for the power of unseen inner prejudice against God. You May Be Also Interested…

Paul’s Dedication Formula

11:00am | Sunday 3 January 2021
The perfect text for the new year, providing its own natural headings, challenging believers to live every moment of life under the direction of Christ, to do all for His glory and for Him, and to be thankful for everything day by day. Colossae was an ancient city in Phrygia…

Five Reasons for the Incarnation

11:00am | Friday 25 December 2020
Five of the purposes named in the Gospels by the Lord for His incarnation. Here is the confirmation of human status before God, the need to reveal God, the beginning of the full light of truth, the procuring of salvation, and the beginning of judgement.

The Unseen Calvary

6:30pm | Sunday 20 December 2020
The cross of Calvary is the heart of the Christian message, for without an atonement for sin there can be no reconciliation with God. Here is God's call to us from the mysterious three hours of darkness that occurred while Christ suffered for sin. You May Be Also Interested in……

Indwelling Grace of Believers

11:00am | Sunday 20 December 2020
Paul presents four tremendous graces given to believers to exercise and keep in view constantly, lifelong - the doctrine of salvation, the gift of wisdom (here explained), the practice of melody in the heart through psalms and hymns, and a strong awareness of representing Christ. Colossae was an ancient city…

Job – Strengths and Vulnerabilities

7:30pm | Wednesday 16 December 2020
Job is denounced by his justified-by-works friends, but refutes their ideas. He criticises God for not having a complaints procedure for people like himself, yet at the same time, he witnesses to his friends in a magnificent poem on finding wisdom and truth. Related Resource: The Meaning and Purpose of…

Progressive Renewal

11:00am | Sunday 13 December 2020
Once saved, the Christian has the infallible help of the Spirit to lay aside the impulses of the old nature, including covetousness, the five distinct forms of anger, and lying.  Progressive renewal also brings rich shafts of knowledge which provide the believer's blessed assurance. Colossae was an ancient city in…

Pastoral Lessons from Job

7:30pm | Wednesday 9 December 2020
Job longs for an explanation of his suffering, and for vindication before his 'friends'. As his friends denigrate him, and his gloom deepens, he is suddenly given a moment of revelation about his personal Redeemer-God, incarnate, and visible to him in a final resurrection. Related Resource: The Triumph of Job

The Child of God – Dead and Dying

11:00am | Sunday 6 December 2020
Explaining how believers are dead, yet commanded to put to death sin. Here is the offensiveness of impurity, the apostle showing how it invades the mind (uncleanness), the heart (inordinate affection or passion) and the will (evil concupiscence or evil longing). Remedies for mortification. Colossae was an ancient city in…

The Need for Revelation

7:30pm | Wednesday 2 December 2020
Job's 'friends' increase in hostility with charges of hypocrisy. Job clings to his evangelical view of grace, and upholds God's perfection, but lapses into self-pity. He then eloquently trounces and disproves the liberal theology of the friends, and proclaims his testimony of salvation. Related Resources: Authentic Revelation & Revelation

There They Crucified Him

6:30pm | Sunday 29 November 2020
Four words display the heart of Christ in redeeming souls. Here is why He could only be executed at Golgotha, why the leaders and the people supported it, why crucifixion was the only possible method of death and the unique significance of the One who died. You May Be Also…

Seeking Things Above

11:00am | Sunday 29 November 2020
After dismissing the fleshly rites that heretics had begun to introduce to the church, Paul points to the 'heavenly life' and growing the graces that will be perfected in glory - deep feeling, kindness, lowliness, a servant spirit, generous love and grateful contentment. Colossae was an ancient city in Phrygia…

The Case Against Evangelicalism

7:30pm | Wednesday 25 November 2020
Eliphaz begins the attack by the so-called friends. Resenting Job's evangelical salvation, and protecting their works theology, they insist he is a hypocrite under judgement. They deny that God requires holiness - only a pass mark. With pastoral lessons from Job's first reply. Related Resources: The Social Mandate – The…

Conquest of the Soul

11:00am | Sunday 22 November 2020
The Judaisers have tried to persuade Colossians to adopt Jewish ordinances. Paul shows they have a vastly superior circumcision of heart. The old nature is dethroned and a new installed. But old sins may re-emerge without these named precautions. Here is Paul's imagery of conquest. Colossae was an ancient city…

Key Lessons from Job

7:30pm | Wednesday 18 November 2020
The excellencies of Job, the encounters of Satan with God, Job (unknowingly) placed by God to demonstrate the reality of conversion, his crushing afflictions, the shock of his friends, and his magnificent poem of dismay - and the blessings he lost sight of (like us). Related Resources: Truth Unfolded to…

The Unseen Scope of Pardon

6:30pm | Sunday 15 November 2020
Why the removal of guilt is vastly greater than wealth, power or fame, and how it brings about union with God. Here is the full spectrum of our need in the sight of the Lord, and the benefits that the removal of guilt unblocks. You May Be Also Interested in……

Antidotes to Backsliding

11:00am | Sunday 15 November 2020
Beginning with the ferocity of the forces of error surrounding believers (here are examples) Paul identifies first the need for deep appreciation of the doctrine of Christ, secondly church order and firmness, thirdly a sense of amazement at Calvary, as our key defences. Colossae was an ancient city in Phrygia…

The Hard Part of Conversion

6:30pm | Sunday 8 November 2020
The great emphasis of the Bible is that conversion to God is a free and gracious gift that cannot be earned or deserved.  And yet we have hindrances that deter us from approaching Him.  Here they are, and how they may be resolved. You May Be Also Interested in… Video…

Authentic Evangelism

11:00am | Sunday 8 November 2020
Five verses draw together essential elements of all witness. Here is how Paul came to rejoice in the troubles of a proclaimer. Here also is his deep sense of responsibility for the Gospel, his estimation of Christ's priceless value, and his manner of persuading souls. Colossae was an ancient city…

The Kingdom of Priests

7:30pm | Wednesday 4 November 2020
The contrast between rejected Israelites who invented their own 'gods' to their taste, and the remnant who feared the Truth. Then the great upheaval of the New Testament and the lasting features of revived Zion of elect Jews and Gentiles and their worship. Related Resources: The Priesthood of All Believers…

A Glimpse of the Heart of God

6:30pm | Sunday 1 November 2020
The parable of the disappointing fruit tree portrays God the Father and God the Son considering the saving of unbelieving people. Here is the human situation from God's point of view, and the heart of God in providing a way of salvation and life. You May Be Also Interested in……

The Height and Depth of Salvation

11:00am | Sunday 1 November 2020
In showing aspects of reconciliation the apostle extols the scope of Christ's redemptive work (including securing the external obedience of the angelic host), then the depth of our alienation, then the height of our elevation, and finally the sure sign of redemption. Colossae was an ancient city in Phrygia (part…

The Impossibility of Earning Salvation

7:30pm | Sunday 25 October 2020
Christ's disciples were astonished when the Lord asserted the impossibility of people contributing anything to be accepted into the Kingdom of God.  'Who then can be saved?' they cried.  Here is the answer of God - the only way to obtain pardon and eternal life. You May Be Also Interested…

The Greatness of Christ

11:00am | Sunday 25 October 2020
Following aspects of the atonement, Paul turns to the magnificence of Christ, 1) His significance as image of the Father, 2). as forerunner and Creator of all, 3) as sovereign Head of the Church, and 4) as 'all fulness' - in which we may participate. Colossae was an ancient city…

Episodes of Christian Pilgrimage

7:30pm | Wednesday 21 October 2020
'Hitherto hath the Lord surrounded us' - the full sense of this famous text with examples of extraordinary helps received by God's people in past and present; the background and inspiration of many today who expect great things and attempt great things for God.

The Depth of Life

6:30pm | Sunday 18 October 2020
Christ's parable of two houses portrays us all as builders of a house of life. One house had no foundation, being all appearance, and lack of foresight led to tragedy. Here is the foundation of conversion to God that builds for now and eternity. You May Be Also Interested in……

Fruits of Calvary

11:00am | Sunday 18 October 2020
Three verses that present four distinctive aspects of the eternal accomplishments of Christ on Calvary, 1) our personal crucifixion with Him, 2) our deliverance from Satan's power, 3) our redemption and transfer into the kingdom, and 4) our purifying.  So great was the price paid! Colossae was an ancient city…

God Explains His Future Policy

11:30pm | Wednesday 14 October 2020
The call of the Gentiles along with a saved remnant of Israelites will form the New Testament church, the new creation (completely fulfilled in eternal glory). Here are the special blessings of Christ's people, saved Jews and saved Gentiles, and how diverse saved personalities fellowship.

Why Faith is Paramount

6:30pm | Sunday 11 October 2020
The care of a synagogue ruler who comes to Christ for the healing of a dying daughter illustrates the necessity of believing. Here are the reasons why belief is essential for conversion, its components and how it may come about. A message of life's purpose. The Lord Jesus Christ said:…

The Whole Life of a Believer

11:00am | Sunday 11 October 2020
In these verses Paul urges greater knowledge, not only of doctrine, but of God's ways, how He deals with us, and the lot of believers. Here we also learn about applying the Word, our aims in behaviour, and the power to obey and please God. Colossae was an ancient city…

The Feelings of God

7:30pm | Wednesday 7 October 2020
First God's indignation at those hostile to believers and Truth (and how Calvary makes their judgement possible). Secondly, God's kindnesses to believers, and how He is affected by our troubles; then God's delight in surprising believers with unexpected blessings all the way to glory. Related Resource: Will Believers Pass Through…

The New Life

10:12am | Sunday 4 October 2020
Beginning an epistle of essential doctrines, objectives, conduct and spiritual joys in the converted life, Paul defines and extols five aspects of this new life: faith in Christ, love for the saints, anticipation of glory, assurance, and love in the Spirit.  Do we have these? Colossae was an ancient city…

The Accomplishments of Christ

7:30pm | Wednesday 30 September 2020
Messiah speaks of His coming to give forgiveness, life and liberty to lost souls, with happiness and righteousness. Here also is amazing detail of the nature and work of the new Jewish-Gentile church, with a unique pledge of protection and security from Messiah. Related Resources: The Mission of The Messiah…

The Dawning of Spiritual Light

6:30pm | Sunday 27 September 2020
Christ's miracle of the stilling of the tempest initially brought great fear to the disciples, because they realised as never before that He was divine. Now their minds were open to grasp His real purpose in reconciling people to God, and how He would achieve it.  You May Be Also…

Christ Enduring The Cross

11:00am | Sunday 27 September 2020
The pre-eminence of Christ who condescended to be our scapegoat and Saviour. The accomplishments He foresaw. What He endured on Calvary's cross, and how He maintained obedient faith through the deepest conceivable valley of death. All the lovingkindness of the Lord in one verse. Full chapter _____________ Hebrews 12 Wherefore…

The Presence of God

11:00am | Sunday 20 September 2020
Paul's closing counsels set before us the duties of Christian cheerfulness, keeping spiritual perspective and faith alive, being of one mind as a church family and maintaining harmony.  Here are the steps to be taken, and the great reward of God's presence in our midst. Paul’s Second Letter to the…

Testing Ourselves for Faith

11:00am | Sunday 6 September 2020
First, the problem when believers reform their behaviour but without any depth of repentance. Here is vital counsel. Then Paul tells us that if Christ is in us, it is fairly plain to see. Here are the signs of His dwelling in true believers. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians…

The Beauties of the Gospel Church

7:30pm | Wednesday 2 September 2020
The Gospel era will bring an amazing Gentile harvest, transforming Zion into a proclaiming organ, with a mutual love between saved Jews and Gentiles, extending throughout the world. Little Israel will beome a worldwide church. Here are the many precious characteristics - our goal today. Related Resource: The Gospel Age…

Finding Truth and Life

6:30pm | Sunday 30 August 2020
What did Christ mean when he said 'I am the light of the world'?  Here is why he is the supreme light, and the reason for the world's continuance, and how following him leads us to walk with God now and for ever. Full Service Recordings: You May Be Also…

Strength for Servants

11:00am | Sunday 30 August 2020
The apostle discloses how he experienced in mysterious manner entry into paradise, to prepare him for all rigours he must endure.  He speaks also of the affliction given him to maintain humility, and to show him and us that every achievement is the Lord's doing. Paul’s Second Letter to the…

What Atheism Steals from You

6:30pm | Sunday 23 August 2020
Atheism steals the key to understanding of life, claiming there is no God, eliminating the soul and eternal life.  It is unable to answer all 'why's?' of life or to forge character.  It is bleak, purposeless, and useless in sickness and death. Full Service Recordings: You May Be Also Interested…

Why Paul Suffered

11:00am | Sunday 23 August 2020
Paul's labours and sufferings 1) added to his authentication 2) revealed his love for Christ and souls 3) showed his human limitations 4) preserved his humility 5) equipped him to comfort others 6) exposed human hostility 7) deepened desire for glory 8) set standards for consecration. Paul’s Second Letter to…

Personal Reformation

7:30pm | Wednesday 19 August 2020
In a great call to sincerity the prophet exposes the human tendency to hypocrisy in worship, asserting that any worship that does not change and shape life is useless before God, then outlines the magnificent blessings flowing from conscientious striving for holiness. Related Resources: God’s Rules for Holiness & John’s…

Two Distinct Peoples

7:30pm | Wednesday 12 August 2020
Here is the contrast between the people of Christ and the children of this world, with their entirely different worldviews, lifestyles, aims and commitments. Here also is the equality before God in every sense of believers of all backgrounds, and their eternal safety. Related Resources: Unchanging Christian Distinctives & Christian…

The Gospel of the Coming Church

7:30pm | Wednesday 5 August 2020
Isaiah adopts the stance of a Gospel-age preacher proclaiming individual reconciliation and direct access to God by grace alone. Demonstrating Gospel reasoning he speaks of Christ and of Gentile salvation, crediting the outcome to irresistible grace - all with the astounding clarity of prophetic vision. Related Resources: The Gospel Age Begins&…

The Fall and Rise of an Apostle

11:00am | Sunday 2 August 2020
The harrowing list of pains, pressures and trials, endured by Paul as a continuous authentication of his ministry as an apostle, starts at Damascus, with his ignominious escape. Here is the first of the purposes of Paul's many sufferings and how it applies to us.

False and Genuine Faith Compared

6:30pm | Sunday 26 July 2020
The Bible has many biographies of people who came to know God, and of others who failed to do so. The story of Micah remarkably portrays dead or false faith, and how it differs from a sincere approach to God, and authentic conversion. The Lord Jesus Christ said: 'Come unto…

The Life of Paul

11:00am | Sunday 26 July 2020
Paul speaks reluctantly of his life and work to defend his standing, so attacked by heretics.  Here is his level of commitment, contention for the truth, and faithfulness through labours, privation and persecutions.  Is our commitment diluted by the affluence, comfort and self-care of our age? Paul’s Second Letter to…

The Glories of the Gospel Church

7:30pm | Wednesday 22 July 2020
The magnificent prophecy of the Gospel church describes Christ's benefits and commission to his N.T. people giving us, 1) a new territory; 2) a new relationship; 3) a new composition, and 4) a new victory. Here are the promises of God for our preservation and power. Related Resources: The Gospel…

Christ Advises Seekers

6:30pm | Sunday 19 July 2020
The mystery of three seemingly keen disciples who were declined by the Lord.  God does not always receive those who appear to seek Him, and here Christ shows why.  Here also is the right way to desire salvation and what sincere seekers experience. Full Service Recordings: You May Be Also…

Defending the Church

11:00am | Sunday 19 July 2020
How superficial the Corinthians were in letting false teachers get in!  They only had to claim to be Christian preachers and no questions were asked.  When good people lay aside discernment the result is Satanic conquest.  A similar war faces sound churches today. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians is…

Calvary in Isaiah

7:30pm | Wednesday 15 July 2020
In language of soaring beauty and with characteristic detail and precision the prophet presents first, Christ's exalted qualifications; secondly, His contrasting humiliation for the work of redemption; thirdly, His rejection; and fourthly, His unique and harrowing atonement, and finally our utter dependence upon Him. Related Resources: Isaiah Describes the Church…

The Battle for the Mind

11:00am | Sunday 12 July 2020
Beginning with Paul's apostolic authority, this passage presents his reliance on God's power rather than human schemes, showing how strongholds of human thought void of biblical foundation may be thrown down by the truth.  Here also is the need for true submission to Christ. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians…

Isaiah Describes the Church of Christ

7:30pm | Wednesday 8 July 2020
Nearly 700 years before the coming of Christ, the prophet details the principal features of the church to come: a people preserved; a people born in new revelation; a people who listen to God, and a people who live to proclaim the Gospel of Christ. Related Resource: Christ Prepares His…

Gifts: Sowing and Reaping

11:00am | Sunday 5 July 2020
The apostle's instructions for giving have often been found surprising, being chiefly spiritual matters.  The priority of the Gospel is emphasised even in relief offerings, and a precious list of aims and attitudes is given, bringing a reward of spiritual not fleshly enrichment. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians is easily the…

The New Children of Zion

7:30pm | Wednesday 1 July 2020
Having already said so much about Christ and His future church, Isaiah now shows the astonishing features of the coming Gentile conversion, the unreasonableness of unbelief to be overpowered, and the infallibility of Christ especially in the upholding of His redeemed people. Related Resources: Church Age Predictions & The Church…

Christ Describes Conversion to God

6:30pm | Sunday 28 June 2020
Christ's parable of the lost sheep tracks the giving of the parable to record crowds including many hostile leaders.  He emphasises that God's mercy is to individuals, showing the divine motive, our lost condition, the costly recovery of the lost, and the Saviour's ultimate victory. Full Service Recordings: You May…

The Graces of the Christian

11:00am | Sunday 28 June 2020
Six graces are listed: faith (conviction), witness, knowledge, diligence (earnestness), love for the cause and stewardship.  Then follow seven aspects of such graces that challenge the heart and show the spirit in which they are exercised.  This passage uniquely defines dedicated spiritual living. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians is…

The Redeemer Revealed

7:30pm | Wednesday 24 June 2020
This review of four chapters begins with the fall of Babylon biblically foreshadowing the demise of this unbelieving world at the end of time (including the collapse in shame of evolution). Here also are the words of Messiah about His coming and work in the world. Related Resources: The Mission…

Deciding For or Against God

6:30pm | Sunday 21 June 2020
One of the Lord's shortest parables tells through the story of two sons the privileges of mankind, the rejection of Almighty God, the startling regret and repentance of the most outspoken 'rebel', and the mercy and goodness of God toward all who seek Him. Full Service Recordings: You May Be…

The Mind of Christ

11:00am | Sunday 21 June 2020
This message marks a break in the 2 Corinthians series to reflect on the redeeming work of Christ, surveying the statements throughout His earthly ministry predicting the details of Calvary and the resurrection - the goal and triumph of His immeasurable love for His own. Full chapter _____________ Matthew 12…

The Vindication of the Saved

7:30pm | Wednesday 17 June 2020
Here the N.T. church is shown to consist of those who are elect, spiritually converted, connected in a spiritual family, professing Christ and pledged to Him. Here also is how God superintends history for the church, including today as we approach the end of time. Related Resources: God Appeals to…

How Believers Repent

11:00am | Sunday 7 June 2020
Believers may, like those of Corinth, make serious mistakes and need to repent and reform.  Here the apostle chronicles the Corinthian readiness to change, highlighting seven distinct components of a believer's repentance, so that restoration to full blessing and fruitfulness may be experienced. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians is…

The Harvest of the Future Gospel Church

7:30pm | Wednesday 3 June 2020
The Gospel era will be for believers a time of labour for the Lord with much opposition, but here are the comforts of God beginning with Isaiah's six great arguments for assurance. Here also are predictions of regenerating power and many special provisions. Related Resources: Paul’s Blueprint For A Believing…

Hidden Things of God

6:30pm | Sunday 31 May 2020
People have always looked outside the concept of one true God to man-made gods (and to 'no-God') for the meaning of life.  Here is why, and all that they miss, and here also is how God enters countless lives bringing eternal blessings. You May Be Also Interested in… Hymn: Thou…

The Unequal Yoke

11:00am | Sunday 31 May 2020
Fellowship with false teachers nearly ruined the Corinthian church, leading to this passage on the utter incompatibility of believers being united with unbelievers (as churches or as individuals entering into marriage).  Here are God's reasons, and the command to stand apart from apostate churches or denominations. Paul’s Second Letter to…

The Work of the Future Gospel Church

7:30pm | Wednesday 27 May 2020
With further inspired insights into the Gospel era the prophet describes an entirely new order in which the church will proclaim Christ and His accomplished salvation, sing a new hymnody extending the book of Psalms, and labour as the church militant in evangelism. Related Resources The Beauties of the Gospel…

God’s Contention with Man

6:30pm | Sunday 24 May 2020
Here are our three greatest mistakes about God that keep us from seeking Him, and here also are the three charges that God will bring against us if we ignore Him in our lives.  Best of all, here is God's way of forgiveness and real life. You May Be Also…

The Example of a True Minister

11:00am | Sunday 24 May 2020
Paul is a model for all believers, especially preachers.  Here he lists our weapons, such as preaching and witness, to be maintained regardless of our reception, even despite great violence, and through lows and highs - making many rich, and though having nothing, yet possessing all things. Paul’s Second Letter…

God’s Promises to the Gospel Church

7:30pm | Wednesday 20 May 2020
An unbelieving world, says Isaiah, will be deaf to the message behind God's mighty events (whether conquest or pandemic) while believers will know His love and power, and reap a great spiritual harvest. Here we explore the prophet's powerful words and their fulfillment. Related Resources The Beauties of the Gospel…

God’s Terms for Blessings

11:00am | Sunday 17 May 2020
The apostle gives inspired and essential conditions for instrumentality in Gospel work.  Beginning with a strong plea to avoid fruitlessness, he stresses the necessity of a consistent life, resilience through all hardship, and five positive qualities which must be exhibited, by the Spirit's help. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians…

The Power of the Gospel Church

7:30pm | Wednesday 13 May 2020
In this prophecy of the church age Isaiah demonstrates the challenging character of Gospel preaching, first stressing the obviousness of God, then His sovereign rule throughout history, and finally the rewards of faith and prayer - especially the power and strength imparted by Him. You May Be Also Interested in……

The Only Way to Remove Guilt

6:30pm | Sunday 10 May 2020
Guilt for sin must be forgiven for God to be found and Heaven reached.  Here are our common objections and the remedies we propose for calming and silencing any feelings of guilt.  But here also is God's salvation - the only way - leading us to Him. You May Be…

Dynamic Christian Living

11:00am | Sunday 10 May 2020
These verses reveal first the means by which Paul sustained his unflagging zeal; secondly the radical change of outlook brought about by conversion, and thirdly the compelling obligation for evangelism which is given to every true believer: are we really saved, and are we genuine witnesses? Paul’s Second Letter to…

Isaiah Describes the Christian Era

7:30pm | Wednesday 6 May 2020
It is astonishing just how much Isaiah was shown about the age of Messiah and the composition and work of the Gospel church. In just 17 verses of sublime literature we are given 11 features and doctrines of the Jewish-Gentile church of Christ. Home » Sermons » Isaiah Describes the Christian Era Related Resources…

The Complete Person

6:30pm | Sunday 3 May 2020
Society today is confident that natural gifts are enough to achieve a happy and fulfilled life: God is unneccesary.  But Scripture shows that there are other 'gifts' that must be obtained from God to make a person complete.  Here are priceless things given to seekers only. You May Be Also…

The Motivation of Believers

11:00am | Sunday 3 May 2020
The apostle says - all will appear at the judgement seat, saved and lost.  Will the sins of the saved be revealed?  What will be the basis of judgement?  What are the 'good' deeds referred to?  Here also is Paul's concern for the salvation of souls. Paul’s Second Letter to…

God’s Way of Discipline

7:30pm | Wednesday 29 April 2020
More on Hezekiah's repentance. He is dying at 39 with no sons, and rendered unfit to continue the Davidic line. He thinks he is eternally lost and makes his model repentance, soon marred by another compromise. How very like our church situation today! Related Resources Awakening under Hezekiah From a…

The Greatest Possession in Life

6:30pm | Sunday 26 April 2020
Here are the aims and desires of all who live life without God, and their failure to gain what is desired.  Here also are the obstacles that keep us from God, the benefits that come with His forgiveness, and how He is to be approached. You May Be Also Interested…

The Soul’s Final Triumph

11:00am | Sunday 26 April 2020
At death the believer's soul enters its heavenly home, capable of praise, fellowship, love and learning, and awaiting only the resurrection body.  Here is the greatest imaginable incentive to holiness and service and how it should always be in the forefront of our minds. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians…

Threefold Repentance and Reformation

7:30pm | Wednesday 22 April 2020
King Hezekiah's soundness is seen in his purge of idolatry and sincere commitment when disciplined by the Lord. But he continued in compromise with Assyria and Egypt. Here is his repentance for this also, and the consequent remarkable blessing, with application to our compromises today. Related Resources: Seeds of the…

Christ’s Church in Isaiah

7:30pm | Wednesday 15 April 2020
Over three chapters there are several major prophecies about Christ's coming church covering firstly her doctrinal foundation (eg: Christ the hiding place - justification), then her conversion characteristic, then her worship priority, then her laws, and finally her pilgrim ethos. Here are details and applications. Related Resources Challenges Facing the…

The Nature of Spiritual Life

6:30pm | Sunday 12 April 2020
The coming of Christ into the world was unique and essential for the provision of spiritual life to needy people.  But why do so many have no idea of their need of it?  Here are its transforming qualities, and how it is received. You May Be Also Interested in… Sermon: Valuing…

Behold Your King!

11:00am | Sunday 12 April 2020
We consider the astonishing condescension of Christ, to leave the infinite glory of Heaven, and to enter the cesspit of our world to suffer, die and rise again for His enemies.  Here is a glimpse of the pre-incarnate and risen glory of our great Redeemer. Full chapter _____________ John 19…

The Conversion of David

6:30pm | Sunday 5 April 2020
Israel's greatest king - David - was also a remarkable teacher, prophet and psalmist.  But it was as a youth that he found a personal relationship with the living God, and this psalm recalls the experience that changed his life and took him from shepherding to ruling. You May Be…

The Paradox of the Christian Life

11:00am | Sunday 5 April 2020
The mighty, glorious paradox of the witnessing Christian life is here seen - in weakness, Christ makes us strong; in hindrances and hardships, He provides the escape; when at the end of our resources, He supplies - a lifelong proving of His power and faithfulness to us. Paul’s Second Letter…

Conditions for Blessing

7:30pm | Wednesday 1 April 2020
The Lord's chief complaint against Judah is their following human schemes not His Word. Here are applications to us today, both as churches, and as individuals in lockdown, along with the predicted blessings (and other conditions) that will come to the faithful. Related Resources Church-Age Blessings Foretold ‘Then I turned,…

The Door of the Soul

6:30pm | Sunday 29 March 2020
Christ's famous words of hope to a gravely backslidden church lacking spiritual life apply to all people in need of reconciliation with God.  Here is the Saviour's famous illustration of the barrier between us and Himself, removed by trusting in Him and His saving work and atoning love. You May…

The Glory of Christ in Conversion

11:00am | Sunday 29 March 2020
The glorious nature of Gospel ministry burdens preachers and witnessing believers to reach every form of unbelief and rebellion against God.  Here are more forms.  Here too is Satan's chief objective - the obscuring of Christ, and the necessity of the Spirit's illuminating work in salvation. Paul’s Second Letter to…

The Tragedy of Spiritual Poverty

7:30pm | Sunday 22 March 2020
Christ's parable of the rich fool shows a man detached from the deeper realities of life, carried along by the here-and-now, consequently forfeiting all, and surrendering his soul to judgement. Here is the love of Christ in saving both life and soul for eternity. You May Be Also Interested in……

Liberty and Transformation

11:00am | Sunday 22 March 2020
The apostle shows where false teachers (promoting Jewish views) went wrong, explaining the veil over their minds and hearts. Then he advances the liberty of true conversion, and here are its components. Finally the question is answered - how does beholding Christ lead to sanctification and glory? Paul’s Second Letter…

Acts of God

7:30pm | Wednesday 18 March 2020
A prophecy about the fall of Samaria and later the Babylonian invasion of Judah tells us much about God’s method and purpose when He allows HIV, MERS, SARS, earthquakes, floods, fires, and now worldwide plague. Here also is God’s promise of personal salvation. Related Resources Doubts About God’s Providence Providence…

The Greatest Contrasts in History

11:00am | Sunday 15 March 2020
Learning from contrasts, including that between the law written on stone, and conversion written in the heart; the ministry of the the letter and that of the Spirit; the old and the new covenants; the administration of death and of the Spirit, with the unique glory of the latter. Paul’s…

Devotional Counsels

7:30pm | Wednesday 11 March 2020
In the light of end-time events here are the themes on which to reflect for assurance, inner peace, trust, spiritual stability, and a view of the sovereign work of God. Here also are features of human nature that influence many situations. Related Resources Books – Devotional/Bible study Buy Now The…

A Stethoscope For The Soul

6:30pm | Sunday 8 March 2020
"Why be thankful to God?" we may ask. We grasp at attempts to explain away the evidence of design in our universe, and we do so, according to scripture, because of human pride. Here are the psalmist's steps for paying homage to God and finding Him. You May Be Also…

The Triumphant Life

11:00am | Sunday 8 March 2020
Paul reveals his great anxiety for the Corinthians, but hastens to show how he looked also at the overall scene and God's ceaseless blessing in opening doors and making Paul and others the savour of Christ everywhere; truly a model life for us all. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians…

The End of Time

7:30pm | Wednesday 4 March 2020
In just one chapter of striking symbols lies the most remarkable vision of the final judgement, the setting apart of the redeemed, the end of all antagonism and the judgement of demons. It is followed by the rhapsodic praise of Zion's eternal inhabitants. Related Resources Resurrection at the End of…

A Miracle For All Times

6:30pm | Sunday 1 March 2020
When Christ healed the paralysed man at Bethesda's pool, He provided a challenge that would span the centuries. Here are the stages of reconciliation with God: a hopeless scene; a listless person; Christ's unsought initiative; a vital question; an impossible command, and a glorious outcome. You May Be Also Interested…

Spiritual Battle Honours

11:00am | Sunday 1 March 2020
Despite Satan's drive to establish a hold over God's people, the Corinthian church purges out grievous sin (here are the purposes of discipline), achieves restoration for the offender, proves its obedience to the Lord, and defeats Satan's devices (these being named and described here). Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians…

The Valley of Vision

7:30pm | Wednesday 26 February 2020
A community so privileged with the Temple and the prophets, and so devout in worship, are to be disciplined for the failure of real dedication to the Lord - the prevailing feature of so much evangelicalism today. Here is Isaiah's challenging analysis and application. Related Resources The Momentous Vision Daniel’s…

Spiritual Participation

11:00am | Sunday 23 February 2020
An insight into Paul's deep sense of the priesthood of all believers. Shared intercession comes first (he needs them), then shared sincerity, then a shared anointing (not just the preacher), finally shared proving of the Lord (the local church needs no external oversight). Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians is…

The Lessons of Babylon

7:30pm | Wednesday 19 February 2020
Long before the rise of Babylon Isaiah foretells her character and fall. She aspired to be as Lucifer, and how she reflects Satan her ultimate master, and also Antichrist of the last times. Literal Babylon fell, and so will the culture of the world that she symbolises. Related Resources The…

God Purges His People

7:30pm | Wednesday 12 February 2020
The ten northern tribes receive a last warning, then their fall (722BC) is predicted. As for Judah, she will also be punished by Assyria but with the miraculous deliverance of Jerusalem, the surviving remnant of the discipline. Here are lessons for spiritual service in our day. Related Resource Christ Purges…

The Testing of Faith

7:30pm | Wednesday 5 February 2020
The prophet Isaiah confronts Ahaz, king of Judah, over his pending appeal to Assyria for military aid. The king refuses a sign-miracle, and the coming of Messiah by virgin birth is announced. Here objections are answered and lessons drawn for present day believers. Related Resources The Shield of Faith Why…

Finding True Freedom

6:30pm | Sunday 2 February 2020
Healing the bent-over woman in the synagogue, the Lord declares her 'loosed' rather than healed, showing the miracle to be a picture of our release (at conversion) from all the moral and spiritual limitations that bind us away from God. Here is true conversion. You May Be Also Interested in……

The Father of Mercies

11:00am | Sunday 2 February 2020
Beginning with God as a compassionate Father over His children, Paul moves to sufferings incurred for the sake of Christ and the Gospel, especially his own experience of 'so great a death', and its spiritual purpose - that of delivering him from self-trust. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians is…

The First Lesson for Service

7:30pm | Wednesday 29 January 2020
Isaiah places his message first, coming to his own call in chapter six. The overwhelming holiness of the Lord, seen by vision, crushes him, leading to forgiveness and commissioning, and here are the lessons for soul winning and warning so often left unapplied today. Related Resources Christ’s Conditions of Service…

The Mysterious Origins of Faith

6:30pm | Sunday 26 January 2020
Following the sermon on the mount, a leper runs to Christ for healing, providing a clear pattern for approaching Him for pardon and new life. Here is the faith that connects to God, how it emerges and how it is explained, leading to reconciliation with Him.  You May Be Also…

The Lord With Us

11:00am | Sunday 26 January 2020
Some believers imagine that Christ speaks to them and even touches them, while others overreact from extreme pietism and think little of Christ's constant presence with them. Here is the Lord's nearness throughout the Bible, and the power of 'seeing Him' with the eye of faith. Paul’s Second Letter to…

The Chief Barrier To Believing in God

6:30pm | Sunday 19 January 2020
In the Lord's parable of the ten pounds, a nobleman's citizens cried, 'we will not have this man to reign over us!' Here is why, how it parallels our rejection of God (before conversion), and what makes His reign 'over us' so magnificent. You May Be Also Interested in… Article:…

Follow The Word!

11:00am | Sunday 19 January 2020
Paul commands withdrawal of fellowship from believers who persistently flout the apostles' teachings. One example of disorder is the refusal to work for a living, but here are the key offences that seriously blight Gospel work. Here also is the call to fellowship and harmony. Paul’s Second Letter to the…

Six Features of Mankind

7:30pm | Wednesday 15 January 2020
Over 2700 years ago the prophet's vision describes the full scale of human nature and man's fallen behaviour in six remarkably concise yet profound categories. There is nothing so penetrating even in the New Testament as the astonishing scenario of the vineyard parable and the six woes.  Related Resource The…

The Justice of God

6:30pm | Sunday 12 January 2020
Judgement Day is almost unmentionable in today's society, yet it awaits us all at the end of time. Here is the motive of God's justice, how He has made His standards known, and how Christ secures release from judgement for all who trust in Him. You May Be Also Interested…

Four Marks and Duties of True Believers

11:00am | Sunday 12 January 2020
Authentic believers, says the apostle, pray for the Gospel in a certain way, taste opposition (and deliverance), have lively consciences to obey the Lord, and grow in new sense of His love, looking for His return. Are we consciously experiencing the features of a sincere walk? Paul’s Second Letter to…

Church Age Predictions

7:30pm | Wednesday 8 January 2020
Isaiah predicts Judah's future troubles through invasion and captivity of all the leading men, showing the reasons for judgement, especially the vaunting of man. Here is the application to the church today, and here also is a magnificent detailed prophecy of the New Testament age. Related Resource Church Age Predictions…

The Fall of Man

6:30pm | Sunday 5 January 2020
The Scriptures exclusively explain the human condition, the presence of sin and suffering, and God's way of salvation. Here is the doctrine of the Fall - the understanding of which is the door to reality and seeking for God and conversion to Him. You May Be Also Interested in… Sunday…

A New Year Christian Perspective

11:00am | Sunday 5 January 2020
Paul first speaks of indebtedness (here is how election should influence us); then of our experience of the call of God; then of our duty to hold the faith; then of the forms God's blessing takes, and finally of the kind of strength God imparts. Paul’s Second Letter to the…

Isaiah’s Prophecy of Christ’s Coming

11:00am | Wednesday 25 December 2019
Proceeding in the manner of an unfolding mystery tale, the prophet begins on the remote, rural start, and step by step, reveals the astounding coming of the Son of Man and Son of God, rising to the magnifying of His saving power and love.

Christ and the Church Foretold

11:00am | Sunday 22 December 2019
Isaiah's first prophecy of Christ and His Kingdom; its characteristics, conversions and blessings; culminating in the prophet's inspired appeal - as from the heart of God - for people to learn the way of salvation and walk in this light to the Heavenly city.  Full chapter _____________ Isaiah 2 The…

The Unique Experience of Conversion

6:30pm | Sunday 15 December 2019
It is a profound change of life only achievable by God, by which one is completely forgiven, enlightened, adopted into God's family, changed in character and given an eternal inheritance. It is so unmistakable it proves the reality and power of God. Is it our experience?

Signs of The End

11:00am | Sunday 15 December 2019
Two particular events must precede the Lord's return, says Paul - the great apostasy and the revealing of the man of sin. Here are his terrible acts, and the final triumph of Christ. How near are we to these events, and how should they affect us now?

Introducing the Evangelical Prophet

7:30pm | Wednesday 11 December 2019
Isaiah introduces his prophecies with vivid descriptions of the desperate plight of Judah - yet she was in great prosperity. But he speaks in earthly terms of her spiritual state, listing failings mirrored in our churches today. Here are the Lord's warnings and remedies.

The Threefold Calling

11:00am | Sunday 1 December 2019
In a single magnificent 'sovereign grace' verse, the apostle frames a prayer that three essential features of Christian living might be manifested in believing lives. Here is true conversion, plus the blessings of God's 'good pleasure', plus the divine work of building up our faith.

Life’s Greatest Mental Block

11:00am | Sunday 1 December 2019
The scribes of Christ's day were accomplished men, but a strange fog clouded their reaction to Him. Though amazed at His person and teaching, they refused to listen. Here is why, and how the same mental block shuts us off from God today.

Avoiding Modern ‘Heresies’

7:30pm | Wednesday 27 November 2019
Today numerous false teachings flourish even within conservative and reformed churches, crippling the work of God. Here are common major wrong views of the Bible, of the Godhead, and of salvation spread by leading teachers. The great need of clarity, discernment and a faithful stand.

The Necessity of Growing Faith

11:00am | Sunday 24 November 2019
Paul's short yet dazzling unfolding of end-time events written to a young church in a place of fierce opposition. Starting themes are the duty of constant praise, and the unceasing exercise of faith. Here also is Paul's introduction to the Lord's return.

Who Cares For Your Soul?

6:30pm | Sunday 17 November 2019
David, pursued by 3000 military men of Saul, has taken refuge in a mountain cave. Bereft of all help, he turns to God, and is delivered. Here he recalls his sense of helplessness in order to illustrate the realisation of spiritual isolation and loss that usually precedes conversion to God.

Yielding Highest Esteem to God

11:00am | Sunday 17 November 2019
This famous doxology of Jude urges us to hold God in highest esteem by looking back at what He has done, looking also at what He is currently doing, looking ahead to our entry into glory, and looking at His everlasting attributes. This is authentic worship.

Biblical Roles of Men and Women

7:30pm | Wednesday 13 November 2019
Roles of men and women at creation; relationships fixed as a reminder of the Fall; roles in the church and marriage, with duties of husbands and wives. The question answered: Do the same rules apply also to roles in society and business?

Four Pillars Of Faithfulness

11:00am | Sunday 3 November 2019
Jude provides four duties of maintaining faithfulness. First, the building upon faith ( i.e. doctrinal understanding and trust); second, praying in the Holy Spirit (what it is); third, keeping oneself in the love of God (frequently forgotten steps), and fourth, avoiding dangers.

How Christ is Known to His People

7:30pm | Wednesday 30 October 2019
Why John is given a vision of the reigning Lord in biblical symbols, rather than a true resemblance, and how each symbol shows the true attitude of worship in church or in personal devotion, serving as a tonic for real appreciation of Christ and communion with Him.

Who is in God’s Kingdom?

6:30pm | Sunday 27 October 2019
A trick question is put to Christ by the Pharisees in the hope of discrediting Him, to persecute  Him, but He confounds them with a disarming reply that imparts all we so much need to know about the kingdom of God, and how to enter it.

The Christian Warfare

11:00am | Sunday 27 October 2019
Jude urges God's people to defend the faith, warning of the stealth of errorists, and of how down the centuries they invent doctrines and attack the authority of Scripture. He also reveals their motives and points to how the battle must be fought.

The Real Gifts of the Spirit

7:30pm | Wednesday 23 October 2019
Nine revelatory and sign gifts of the Spirit given for the ministry of the Word while the Scriptures were being completed. What they were and how they were eventually given to all believers - in the Word (Ephesians 1.17-19). Also, the gifts of Romans 12.6-8.

Correcting the Ministry

11:00am | Sunday 20 October 2019
John here presents four crucial ideals for believers to aim at: 1) to take seriously personal spiritual progress or soul-prosperity; 2) to fully embrace missionary support; 3) to avoid Diotrephes-style leadership; and 4) to know how to recognise those truly approved by God.

Christian Happiness

7:30pm | Wednesday 16 October 2019
The meaning of the rejoice words of the New Testament, the components of Christian happiness, how it differs from ordinary earthly happiness, how to achieve it, and maintain it in times of trouble and grief, and what to avoid in order not to spoil it.

Your Life – Lost or Saved?

6:30pm | Sunday 13 October 2019
In three short sentences, designed to surprise and challenge, the Lord shows the emptiness of possessing only 'material' life and clinging tenaciously to it, then the vast superiority of having life in the soul. Here is what it means to follow Christ, and be eternally safe.

Guarding the Truth

11:00am | Sunday 13 October 2019
The chief message of this personal letter to a Christian lady is the duty and protective power of mutual love against error. Here we define 'walking in the truth', consider how fellowship love guards against doctrinal and spiritual collapse, and summarise the main heresies over time.

Our Debt to God

6:30pm | Sunday 6 October 2019
In an atheistic age people do not think about owing anything to God. But our lives, gifts, powers and bodily provisions are all from Him, and we surely owe Him thanks and obedience. How will we stand before our Maker at the end of our journey?

Unchanging Christian Distinctives

11:00am | Sunday 6 October 2019
John sets out the authentic characteristics of truly saved believers. What he means by saying that they sin not, and how they fight sin. Here also are Satan's attempts to ruin them, and a key work of redemption - a certain and personal walk with God.

Are There Conditions for Revival?

7:30pm | Wednesday 2 October 2019
This second message on spiritual awakening reviews the errors of Israel described by the prophet that must be repented of for a special visitation of the Spirit, and here are the obvious parallels with the general state of evangelicalism in our age. Revival includes reform.

Seeking The Purpose of Life

6:30pm | Sunday 29 September 2019
Paul tells of how he once lived as a Jewish intellectual without concern about his condition before God. Then the day came when the commandments of God suddenly shook his conscience and led him to faith. Here is the discovery of life's purpose.

The Matter and Manner of Prayer

11:00am | Sunday 29 September 2019
Here is the necessity of prayer and why God requires it; the meaning of God's promise to answer 'according to his will'; the things for which we should pray; the manner in what we should pray; and the vexed exception of the 'sin unto death'.

The Bible and Revival

7:30pm | Wednesday 25 September 2019
Unmistakable signs of revival in the Old Testament; the term in the Psalms ('revival/awakening'); and a sweeping tour of British revivals. Finally, ten prominent characteristics of true revival, and the example of Hezekiah's revival and its parallels with historic Western awakenings.

God’s Feelings For Us

6:30pm | Sunday 22 September 2019
The feelings of God disclosed by the prophet for all who live and die without knowing Him and His forgiveness, wasting the treasures of life, and going into a lost eternity. Here is the call of God to come to Him for new life.

From Blasphemy to Faith

11:00am | Sunday 22 September 2019
As unbelievers we thought unbelief was 'innocent'. Surely it was for Christians to demonstrate God's reality to us. But here is God's viewpoint - the depths of wilful unreasonableness in our rejection of Him. And here also is what we owe to Him for His mercy.

The Phases of a Fall

7:30pm | Wednesday 18 September 2019
The two parts of Samson's life, the time of integrity, power and blessing, and the time of his fall and punishment. Why the upright part is essential to the pastoral message of the passage. Also, the fall, its components and its deep lessons for us.

Why and What is Faith?

6:30pm | Sunday 15 September 2019
Of itself, faith has no merit or power to earn God's favour, or to obtain life, yet it is vital to conversion. Here is what it is not, contrasted with what it is, showing what it believes and how it stretches out to receive salvation.

Christian Evidences

11:00am | Sunday 15 September 2019
The apostle describes seven solid evidences of the work of salvation in the true believer (different from the 'marks of grace' usually described). All provide either strong assurance, or a profound challenge in the case of those who have not yet experienced conversion to Christ.

The Phenomenon of Samson

7:30pm | Wednesday 11 September 2019
The low view of inspiration that has invaded modern evangelical commentaries and most Study Bibles is never more evident than in their character assassination of Samson. Here is the Bible's own view; here is the vindication of Samson as a Hebrews 11 hero of faith.

The Unseen Battle of Life

6:30pm | Sunday 8 September 2019
A very remarkable presentation of the way to find God in which the psalmist uses ten illustrations in just five verses, to show (1) the human predicament - cut off from God; (2) the remedy - what God has done; (3) our response; and (4) the result.

Duty and Fruits of Brotherly Love

11:00am | Sunday 8 September 2019
From the warning against false teachers, the apostle turns again to the great duty of love to fellow believers, providing fourteen compelling reasons (with benefits) for honouring this obligation. Here love is defined, its actions and activities listed, and the reasons surveyed.

Christ’s Direction For Finding Him

6:30pm | Sunday 11 August 2019
The Saviour's call to 'ask-seek-knock' conveys the whole message of salvation in a single illustration. Here is how to ask (with the mind) to seek (with the heart) and to knock (with the will) on the door that opens to Christ and new life.

Distinguishing Truth from Error

11:00am | Sunday 11 August 2019
The duty to test all who teach by four standards: (1) Do they proclaim the divinity and humanity of Christ, our infallible mediator? (2) are they truly converted? (3) are they separate from the world? (4) are they bound by the authority and sufficiency of scripture?

Keeping a Vow to God

7:30pm | Wednesday 17 July 2019
Jephthah, a rare godly man in apostate Israel, is called from exile to defend the typical church. He makes a pious but rash vow and honours it with an obedience matched by his daughter. Not a human sacrifice, of course, but a challenge of commitment.

Fellowship Love

11:00am | Sunday 14 July 2019
The apostle John describes five aspects of love, in the church, at the same time showing that each one is evidence of true conversion. Here love, helpfulness to fellow believers, and the promised greater instrumentality in prayer, are seen as bulwarks of assurance.

Spiritual Naivety

12:00am | Sunday 14 July 2019
Paul's appeal to the Galatians - shrewd independent thinkers - not to be entranced by the ancient heresy of salvation by works. How easily we, though able thinkers, succumb to the poor arguments of unbelief today! Here are the issues that should lead us to find the Lord.

Resisting the Flesh

7:30pm | Wednesday 10 July 2019
The non-cooperation of Succoth, the snare of Gideon's ephod, the fable of Jotham, and the reign of Abimelech the bramble provide lessons on the antagonism of the flesh to spiritual progress, and its longing for human rule, rather than that of the Lord.

John’s Steps to Holiness

11:00am | Sunday 7 July 2019
Gaining Christian perspective by comprehending all aspects of God's mighty love, then by looking forward to seeing Christ and being transformed, then by appreciating deliverance from the dominion of sin, and then by knowing how to stay close to the Saviour.

Every Preacher an Evangelist

7:30pm | Wednesday 3 July 2019
The biblical arguments in favour of regular evangelistic preaching as an essential and divinely central thread in ministry under the text 'Woe is unto me if I preach not the Gospel'. Related Resources Expository Preaching – Benefits and Pitfalls What exactly is ­expository preaching? It is preaching that draws the…

The Two Pillars of Christianity

6:30pm | Sunday 30 June 2019
The moral law of God is an act of great kindness, intended to give order to the human race and to show how far short of God's standards we fall, and how greatly we need free forgiveness. Here is how we receive grace from God.

The Threefold Abiding

11:00am | Sunday 30 June 2019
In five verses John describes three major aspects of the spiritual life, the word 'abide' appearing six times. Here is how we should make use of the body of Christian doctrine, maintain close union with Christ, and keep alive the illumination of the Spirit.

Becoming Soul-Wise

6:30pm | Sunday 23 June 2019
Using a military analogy, Paul compares waking from soul-sleep to soldiers being roused to defend against an attack. Here are spiritual realities unseen while we live with no thought of God. Here is the new life that dawns with finding Him.

A Briefing on Antichrist

11:00am | Sunday 23 June 2019
The apostle John provides the facts about the emergence of antichrist, what exactly antichrist will do, and the twin means by which believers will discern 'many antichrists'. These two, the unction of the 'Holy One' and the test of truth, are here explained.

Surprising Aspects of Spiritual Warfare

7:30pm | Wednesday 19 June 2019
Gideon's expulsion of the Midianites is an example of a literal event superintended by God to provide an overview of spiritual mission. Here are three disqualifications for instrumentality plus an insight into God's work in minds, and how harmony in the 'church' was preserved.

Fighting the Irresistible God

6:30pm | Sunday 16 June 2019
In two miniature parables, Christ shows the necessity of taking stock of life to avoid the loss of spiritual life and blessing. Here is the building of a tower that could not be completed, and the fighting of a war that could not be won.

Love Not The World

11:00am | Sunday 16 June 2019
In three famous verses, John shows that love for the world cannot coexist with love for God, then defines worldliness, shows its offensiveness to God, and describes how it passes away to judgement before our eyes. What believers do, however, lasts forever.

Turning Desolation Into Blessing

7:30pm | Wednesday 12 June 2019
Midianite oppression drives Israel to prayer - and rebuke! Conviction must precede restoration. Gideon by faith seeks divine authority for action. The altar of compromise is destroyed, and further authority sought for war (the fleece). Here are rich lessons, lost if Gideon is thought faithless.

The Profound Work Within

11:00am | Sunday 9 June 2019
John's words to little children, fathers and young men seem repetitive and puzzling at first sight, but they are a call to think of the considerable changes brought about in those who are converted, and to stir assurance and zeal. Here are the triumphs of grace.

The Battle of Kishon

12:00am | Wednesday 5 June 2019
While the Study Bibles mostly see Barak as a coward, Hebrews 11 shows him to be a hero of faith and achievements. Here is the narrative in this light, with numerous lessons for today including the reasons why several tribes failed to rally to the cause.

God Describes Human Need

6:30pm | Sunday 2 June 2019
Appealing to individuals to seek the Lord, Jeremiah uses powerful illustrations to show how we are seen by God. He speaks of the inevitable things in life, of our vulnerability to unbelief, of things that distract us from God, and of how we may find Him.

Christian Fellowship

11:00am | Sunday 2 June 2019
After extolling Christ and exhorting to holiness, the first topic of the epistle (showing its importance) is mutual love in the congregation. Here are the grounds of solid ties, and the blessings and helps, along with the Apostle's warnings about opting out of this precious duty.

Heroes of Old

7:30pm | Wednesday 29 May 2019
The Judges seen through the lens of Hebrews 11 as men of clear faith, not defective men of their time as many erroneously teach today. Here are lessons for us from the Mesopotamian and Moabite oppressions and from the lives of Othniel and Ehud.

The Only Mediator

6:30pm | Sunday 26 May 2019
The Bible asserts there is one mediator between God and man. Why is a mediator necessary? Why is there only one? Why cannot people reconcile themselves with God? Why must God do this Himself? Do other religions offer a mediator? What does a mediator achieve for us?

Maintaining Spiritual Life

11:00am | Sunday 26 May 2019
The aged apostle speaks out of concern for believers everywhere, urging all to avoid spiritual lifelessness by keeping in full view: 1) The campaign for personal holiness; 2) The price Christ paid for us; 3) All His commands to serve Him; 4) Our love for Him.

The Church Age Prophesied

7:30pm | Wednesday 22 May 2019
A chapter teeming with detailed prophecy of Christ's person and work together with the characteristics of the Gospel Age and the uniting of saved Jews and Gentiles in the church. Here it is also proved that Messiah will be a divine person and not the nation.

Surveying the Inner Person

7:30pm | Sunday 19 May 2019
This is the occasion Christ called the multitudes around Him to make a momentous statement of principle. It was a matter on which Israel's 'clergy' had misled them - what defiles people to keep them out of Heaven? Here is the Lord's answer, and the only remedy.

The Word of Life

11:00am | Sunday 19 May 2019
Christ is extolled by the aged apostle as truly man and God, who is holiness and truth, genuine believers being identified by their sensitivity to sin and concern for biblical obedience, and false Christians by their relative indifference to one or the other.

When the Saved Need the Saviour

7:30pm | Wednesday 15 May 2019
The famous appendix of Judges, speaking of events after Joshua and the elders. Micah and the Danites - a record of astounding syncretism from so-blessed a people, yielding lessons on how we as sincere people may fall into 'double-mindedness', first barely consciously, then fully.

The Two Greatest Mistakes of Life

6:30pm | Sunday 12 May 2019
Christ calls us to think about what life should really accomplish and the central importance of the soul. They show how much we need God's words for the soul to live, and the tragedy of devoting our entire lives to this material life and losing Heaven.

Glorifying God in Life and Death

11:00am | Sunday 12 May 2019
Why does the risen Lord tell Peter he will die a martyr? How did this glorify God and why was Peter told that John's future should not concern him? Here are the reasons and their importance to us as individuals and churches today.

The Priority of Thanksgiving

7:30pm | Wednesday 8 May 2019
An incomparable psalm for understanding the riches of thankfulness. Here are unexpected seams of thought from God's acts of creation, deliverance, guidance and provision. Here also is how the psalmist anticipates conversion and the Christian life, and shows the spiritual benefits of thankfulness.

The Source of Eternal Life

6:30pm | Sunday 5 May 2019
It is amazing that Jesus Christ the Son of God, who entered into the world, should describe Himself as the 'bread of life'. Here is why He came in humble form, what He did to atone for sinners, and how we come to Him.

Resurrection Counsel

11:00am | Sunday 5 May 2019
A resurrection appearance of Christ to seven disciples gives a final lesson on dependence upon Him for all future blessing. Then, the threefold restoration of Peter shows love for Christ is the key to blessing and the antidote to self-love and disloyalty.

Receiving the Spirit

7:30pm | Wednesday 1 May 2019
Before Elisha's special enduement of the Spirit came three tests of loyalty, followed by a vital question. What will we ask of the Lord? What will a new preacher ask? Here is the meaning of the parting of Jordan, a chariot of fire, and the whirlwind ascension.

The Strategy of Resurrection

11:00am | Sunday 21 April 2019
It is clear the resurrection was completely unexpected by the disciples. Here is how it came, first by gentle intimation, then with a caution, then as a proof of Christ's successful atonement, and then as a command to trust in the living Lord.

Aspects of Calvary

11:00am | Friday 19 April 2019
The outward aspects of Calvary show the very evil for which the Lord atoned (on behalf of the redeemed). We see vividly portrayed His humiliation, along with human dishonesty, rejection of Himself, corruption and theft. For all these He paid an indescribable price inwardly.

Adopted Children of God

7:30pm | Wednesday 17 April 2019
Why is this such a prominent and distinctive doctrine? How does it relate to regeneration and sanctification? What are its purposes and what should we do to keep it alive in our hearts, and to reap its benefits in our lives and service for Christ?

Sudden and Unexpected Conversion

6:30pm | Sunday 14 April 2019
As Christ hung on the cross in agony of body and soul, making atonement for all who are saved, a criminal executed alongside Him began to see Him in a new light, and yielded his life to Him. Here is that 'model' conversion, and what was involved.

The Trials of Christ

11:00am | Sunday 14 April 2019
The Gospel of John here reveals the repeated failure in understanding and loyalty of a representative disciple, the deep dishonesty of the Jewish leaders, and the unwavering purpose and dignity of the Son of God throughout the multiple unjust, overnight hearings leading to Calvary.

Joshua’s Sixteen Resolutions

7:30pm | Wednesday 10 April 2019
After twenty years of historical silence, Joshua's last convocation of Israel is recorded, with his remarkable speech presenting sixteen distinctive exhortations or 'resolutions' for the lives of God's children. There is nothing quite so searching and comprehensive in all the Bible.

Life So Full, Yet So Empty

6:30pm | Sunday 7 April 2019
Why were the philosophers of Athens so eager to hear Paul? What were their beliefs? How did he go about showing their emptiness of thought and their need of Christ, and what were their various reactions? How closely their ideas of God reflect those of today!

Christian Distinctives

11:00am | Sunday 7 April 2019
In the course of this great 'high priestly' prayer, the Lord reveals the purpose of the Christian calling, the vital distinctives of a true Christian faith, and the Christian's future destiny. Then the hour of redemptive work arrives, and He proceeds so calmly to Calvary.

Spiritual Distractions

7:30pm | Wednesday 3 April 2019
Israel's tribes failed to clear residual Canaanite occupation, diluting their commission - the lessons. Joshua implements cities of refuge - here is how we know they have significance for the Christian life. Here also is the first piece of 'theatre' in the ancient church, and its folly.

Experiencing God First Hand

6:30pm | Sunday 31 March 2019
King David's burden is to convey the very real experience he had of association with God. He spells out the tangible changes in his life through conversion, the evidences and scale of God's interventions and helps, then the terms on which one must approach Him.

Christian Righteousness

11:00am | Sunday 31 March 2019
The Saviour's prayer - 'Sanctify them through thy truth' has led to a review of the Ten Commandments, this study surveying the scope of the last three - 'Thou shalt not steal...bear false witness....covet' - and especially how these guide believers in the life of the church.

A Unique Call From God

6:30pm | Sunday 24 March 2019
Christ's most famous call to souls, showing who He is who calls, why He does so, what He calls us from, why we should listen, who will respond, and what He will do for us - illustrated with examples of those who have responded and found Him.

Searching Sanctifying Laws

11:00am | Sunday 24 March 2019
Continuing John 17:17, 'Sanctify them through thy truth', we here review the fifth to the seventh commandments to see the wide application given by Moses and the New Testament, each commandment naming the chief sin of a 'family' of offences. This is the path of holiness.

Learning from the Conquest

7:30pm | Wednesday 20 March 2019
We learn the need of limited methods in the Lord's work, how to identify 'Hazors' or pivotal issues in the defence of faith, the necessity of total obedience to God's plan, and the certain fall of Anakim giants that triggered Israel's unbelief and disobedience.

The Re-Creation of Life

6:30pm | Sunday 17 March 2019
The Bible describes the necessity of conversion to God. In this verse it is presented as something radical, sudden, a complete event accomplished in an instant by God, and not by us. Here are the great features, and how we may come to it.

Keeping the Lord’s Day

11:00am | Sunday 17 March 2019
Christ's high priestly prayer 'Sanctify them through thy truth' takes us to the moral law and a review of the fourth commandment. Here are the biblical reasons (and the resulting blessings) for honouring the Lord's Day. Here also are its biblical purposes and warnings.

Miracles of Conquest

7:30pm | Wednesday 13 March 2019
Joshua's defence of the Gibeonites teems with spiritual lessons that still apply and bless God's people. Among them are once-only miracles that establish Joshua and his principles and crushed pagan deification of sun and moon. Here is Joshua's promoting of faith.

God’s Thinking Compared with Ours

6:30pm | Sunday 10 March 2019
Isaiah's sublime poetry exhorts the superiority of God's thoughts and plans - so benevolent, magnificent and certain. Here is what God thinks of us, and what He is ready to do for us, if we listen to Him and turn to Him for a new life.

Sanctify Them Through Thy Truth

11:00am | Sunday 10 March 2019
Sanctification (purification, consecration and commitment) by the Word is the will of Christ for His own, and here we turn to the first three of the Ten Commandments to challenge our souls. How should these be applied today in our lives and churches?

Securing God’s Attention

6:30pm | Sunday 3 March 2019
Here is Paul magnificently explaining first, how not to gain the ear of God, and then how to do so - by understanding how He saves the soul and changes the life; also how to approach Him. This is the way to find and know Him.