Talking

You can listen to some of my recent talks online, or download them for free in mp3 format from various places, including Church Society.


Edmund Grindal – the Preacher’s Archbishop (for a church family weekend away)
Revival Rivalries at St Helen”s (on John Wesley vs George Whitefield & Augustus Toplady)
Good God?! Why all the suffering? (at Little Shelford in February 2010)

E X O D U S
Exodus 1     A Growing Problem
Exodus 2      The Water Baby
Exodus 3     Moses Meets His Maker
Exodus 5-6     Who is the LORD?
Exodus 25-40      The Tabernacle

N U M B E R S
Numbers 1-10      Ready, Steady…
Numbers 11-12     The Sin of Grumbling
Numbers 13-14     Stop!
Numbers 15-19      Rebellion in the Ranks

I S A I A H
Isaiah 52:13-53:12       A meditation on the Suffering Servant.
See also the written version on The Theologian.
Will you keep silent? Isaiah 63-64 (Christ Church Cambridge, November 2013)
For my Bible study notes on Isaiah, see the St. Helen’s Website here.

P S A L M S
Psalm 16       (Easter Sunday 2006)

D A N I E L
Daniel 7     One like a Son of Man (St John’s, Tunbridge Wells, June 2015)

M A L A C H I
Introduction to Malachi
Malachi 1:6-14       Serving the King in the New Year (Dec 30th 2007)
For my Bible study notes on Malachi, see the St. Helen’s Website here.

M A T T H E W
Signs of Greatness. Matthew 13:44-46 (Christ Church Cambridge, January 2012)

L U K E
Luke 12:13-34     Less stressful than we are used to
Luke 12:35-48     Less comfortable than we think
Luke 12:49-59     Less peaceful than we anticipate
Luke 13:1-21     Less ruthless than we are

Luke 17:11-19     Receiving God’s Grace
Luke 17:20-27     Remember Lot’s Wife
Luke 18:1-8     The Persistent Widow
Luke 18:9-14      Good Enough for God?

Luke 20:1-19     Temple Controversies: Wicked tenants
Luke 20:19-40     Temple Controversies: Taxing questions
Luke 20:41 – 21:4     Temple Controversies: Power, pride, and piety
Luke 21:5-38     Temple Controversies: The end

J O H N
He must increase, I must decrease. John 3:22-36 (Christ Church Cambridge, May 2013)
The Good Shepherd. John 10 (St George’s, Wembdon, March 2014)

A C T S
Acts 2:22-47       The People Come
Acts 3:1-4:4       The Apostles in the Temple
Acts 4:5-31      The Apostles Before the Council
Acts 4:32-5:11      Annanias and Sapphira
Acts 20:17-38      Farewell

R O M A N S
Romans 4     By Faith (St John’s, Tunbridge Wells, June 2015)
Romans 6:1-14     Living in Sin (St John’s, Knutsford, May 2015)

1   C O R I N T H I A N S
1 Corinthians 10:1-13      Resisting Temptation
1 Corinthians 12     What is Church?

G A L A T I A N S
Keeping the Promise. Galatians 3:15-3:25 (Christ Church Cambridge, June 2011)
Fathers Day Service. Galatians 3:26-4:7 (Christ Church Cambridge, June 2011)

E P H E S I A N S
Introduction to Ephesians
Ephesians 1:1-8      Praise God for his Blessings
Ephesians 1:8-10     Praise God for his Plan
Ephesians 1:11-14      Praise God for the Gospel
Ephesians 1:1-14       Praise God! (From St. Peter’s Barge, Canary Wharf)
Ephesians 1:15-23      A Prayer for those who have Everything
Ephesians 2:1-3      The Walk of Shame
Ephesians 2:4-7      The Rich & Powerful God
Ephesians 2:8-10      Only by Grace
Ephesians 2:11-13 & 19-22     Integration
Ephesians 2:14-18      Reconciliation
Ephesians 2:11-22      The Cross and Separation
Ephesians 3:1-13       Mysterious Encouragement
Ephesians 3:14-21       The Power and the Glory
Ephesians 4:1-6       Happy Families
Ephesians 4:7-16       God’s Gift
Ephesians 4:17-24       The New Life (1)
Ephesians 4:25-32       The New Life (2)
Ephesians 5:1-6       Love and Sex (also preached at Christ Church Cambridge)
Ephesians 5:7-14       Light and Darkness
Ephesians 5:15-21       Wine and the Spirit
Ephesians 5:22-33       Christ and the Church (includes Q & A)
For my Bible study notes on Ephesians, see the St. Helen’s Website here.

P H I L I P P I A N S
The Discipline of Joy. Philippians 4:2-7 (Christ Church Cambridge, May 2014)
The Loveliest of Thoughts. Philippians 4:8-9 (Christ Church Cambridge, May 2014)

1   T H E S S A L O N I A N S
1 Thess 1:1-8       True Believers
1 Thess 1:9-10       What makes Christians so different?
1 Thess 2:1-12       Real Christian Service
1 Thess 2:13-16       The Word at Work
1 Thess 2:17 – 3:13       Destined for Trouble

2   T I M O T H Y
2 Timothy 1:1-10       Shamelessly Suffering for the Gospel
(or with more history stuff included)
2 Timothy 1:8-18       Unashamedly Standing by Paul
2 Timothy 2:1-13       Harvest All-Age Talk
2 Timothy 2:14-19       Teaching the Truth without Shame
2 Timothy 2:20-26       Serving the Master Purely
Also see below for some training event talks on 2 Timothy 2 and 3.

H E B R E W S
Understanding & Preaching Hebrews     (Sussex Evangelical Ministry Seminar, December 2014)

Hebrews 1:1-2:4       The Supreme Christ
Hebrews 2:5-18       The Suffering Saviour
Hebrews 3:1-4:13       The Sabbath Rest
Hebrews 4:14-5:10       The Sympathetic High Priest
Hebrews 5:11-6:20       The Solemn Warning
See also this talk on Hebrews 3-4 given at a joint Reform London-LDEF meeting in October 2008 called Repentance in the C of E.

J A M E S
Wealth, Poverty, and other Challenges. James 5:1-12 (Christ Church Cambridge, July 2010)

PROCLAMATION TRUST BIBLE TRAINING WEEKEND 2009
Hebrews 1
Hebrews 2-4
Hebrews 5-6

P L E A S I N G   G O D
Why Please God?
Who Pleases God?
Delightful Worship
A Life of Pleasure
Rejoicing in Repentance
A Treasured Gift

THE FORGOTTEN CROSS: SOME NEGLECTED ASPECTS OF THE DEATH OF CHRIST
The cross and success
The cross and service
The cross and suffering
The cross and separation
The cross and sanctification
The cross and supremacy

CHURCH SOCIETY CONFERENCE 2007
Christianity and the Tolerance of Liberalism: J. Gresham Machen and the Presbyterian Controversy of 1922-1937 (three talks)

CHURCH SOCIETY CONFERENCE (and FELLOWSHIP OF WORD AND SPIRIT CONFERENCE) 2009
The Reformed Tradition in the C of E (two talks)

S U M M E R L I N K   &   L E A R N I N G   F O R   L I F E
“Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil”   Handout
“Rejoice in the Lord always!” (Philippians 4:4)   Handout
“God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear” (1 Corinthians 10:13)   Handout
These are talk/discussion sessions from St. Helen’s over the summers of 2004-2006.

Baptism (Learning for Life)
The Lord’s Supper (Learning for Life)

Church History Heroes (May-June 2009) with Ermine Desmond
Luther – Salvation by Grace Alone (vs. Free Will)
Calvin – Union with Christ
Cranmer – The Lord’s Supper
Owen – Infant Baptism
Whitefield vs. Wesley (Calvinism vs. Arminianism)
Gresham Machen – Christianity & the Tolerance of Liberalism

T R A I N I N G   T A L K S
These are not on the St. Helen’s Media site, but I’ve added them here so they can be downloaded. They are talks on how to be a Christian leader / Bible teacher. I outline some of my views on the use of the Old Testament Law in the third talk on 2 Timothy 3:14-17, and since that issue is contentious in some quarters (for genetically modified Lutherans and other strange creatures) I wanted this to be available for people who were interested in thinking more about it. Right click and “Save target As” to download, or simply click to listen now.

2 Timothy 2:15       The Small Group Leader
2 Timothy 3:10-13       The Suffering Leader
2 Timothy 3:14-17       The Scriptural Leader     Click Here for the handouts (in .pdf format).

Here are some training weekend talks which are on the St. Helen’s Media site:
An overview of Revelation (Part 1: Revelation 14)
An overview of Revelation (Part 2: Revelation 1-3)
An overview of Revelation (Part 3: Revelation 4-22)

See also: A Glossary of terms used in discussions of Revelation (pdf file)
My Bible study notes and questions on Revelation are available at the St. Helen’s Website here.

Applying the Old Testament

What is Church? (1 Corinthians 12)
God’s Gift (Ephesians 4:1-16)
Real Christian Service (1 Thessalonians 2:1-12)
Farewell (Acts 20:17-38)