State your qualifications The book of Ecclesiastes speaks to our modern, existentialist age with its simple summary of life "under the sun" and its hope found in God. Why should we pay attention to it? If someone is an expert on a subject, they will have a resume (C.V.) that shows why they are qualified. Pastor Quigley has summarized the resume of Solomon, and shows why we need to take Ecclesiastes seriously. (Unfortunately, this recording has a hum on it, but the material is good and you'll tune it out very quickly.)
The Good News If you only have time to listen to one of these messages from this week of services, this is the one. If you only listen to one sermon this year, this is the one. This is the heart of the gospel - man's condition and God's grace towards us. There is true hope here, and this message is so hard to hear anywhere these days. It's not on Christian radio, it's not on television.
True to your soul This week of sermons has been recorded and placed on the Internet so
that you can hear the true gospel message from God's word. If you have
found this web page, please listen to these messages. Pastor Quigley
is true to your soul. You will not hear this gospel from television
preachers who need your money, or from churches trying to draw large
crowds. You're probably like me, and want to find the answers to
questions about life, but haven't been able to. Take a moment and
listen, and turn to the scriptures and see for yourself what they
say. Your life is short and uncertain, and it's time to look into
eternity now while there is time. What will happen to you after you
die? What is the meaning of life, and does it have a purpose? What
will eternity be like?
Encouragement for the weak If you ever wanted encouragement for pressing on in the service of God in the face of your own weaknesses, this is it. This sermon reminded me that my weaknesses, and failures, and failings, are themselves used as a powerful backdrop to display God's mighty works. When you're feeling you aren't succeeding very well, listen to this sermon to remind yourself that God, on the other hand, IS.
Lesson from manhandled paralytic and his helpers This message about the manhandled paralytic and what his helpers did to bring him to the gospel was challenging, and convicting, on a personal level. Am I really doing anything to help get the gospel out? As much as these helpers who paraded the man past the mocking crowd, damaged private property, and interrupted the Lord's message?
What does it mean to be a Christian? On one level, this series on Haggai is addressed to a specific church and denomination in Scotland, but on another level, it's about what it means to be a Christian. I've been challenged to re-examine whether I measure up to God's standard, in many areas, just like the people in Haggai's day were challenged.
What motivated William Wilberforce? This sermon examines what motivated William Wilberforce. His name is frequently dropped today in the circles of political activism. By tracing Wilberforce from his younger days of dissipation through his conversion and then through his political career, Pastor Quigley shows that the constant motivating factor in Wilberforce's life was the salvation of people's souls. The political activism for which he is known and celebrated was the result of this passion. This is an inspiring sermon that practically demonstrates what being a slave of God really means.
A "Must!" This sermon, with its couplet, also from Haggai 1 are "must sermons" to which to listen. I am a missionary to Scotland, with a great burden for the malaise of today's reformed churches. We have it tough, but we've got to do something. Rev. Quigley stirs the right pot, I believe. Go back and listen to the previous Haggai sermon, and then listen to this one. You must! I've been an OPC pastor (USA) for over 35 years, so I'm not speaking as a rookie. I believe Quigley gets us heading in the right direction!
You've got to hear this, and listen! "Critical for Western Clergy to listen to this" is my short comment. Pastor Quigley scripturally analyses our Western malaise, and prescribes an antidote. This, and the next Haggai sermon he preaches are the two most insightful sermons I've heard on what our churches need to do today. Highly, highly recommended. I'm writing to all my old OPC presbytery friends and tipping them to this set of sermons. We need to go in a different direction, or we will find our plight similar to that of the Mediterranean church when Islam cut thru it like butter -- conquering the whole of the ancient church in about 10 years! The next 20 years are critical to the Western Church!
Understanding the captivity This is one of the clearest explanations I have heard on God's people being taken out of their land, into captivity, and then back to their own land to rebuild the temple. If you've ever been slightly confused about the books of Ezra, Haggai, Daniel, etc. and how they all fit together, listen to this sermon. And if you want to be challenged deeply about your desire to see the Kingdom built, listen to the second one in this series.
Haggai's Message: God's Sovereignty If you are like me, you probably have difficulty finding the book of
Haggai in your Bible. Yet this little and obscure book has a powerful
message from God to us that is not simply relevant, but vital. Pastor
Quigley brings out this message so we can better understand what God
is saying through this book. In Romans 6:22, those who are set free of
sin have become slaves of God. The question Paul asks in 6:21 is what
fruit were you getting from sin? The answer is none. But then Paul
says that, in Christ, the fruit you get leads to
sanctification. Haggai shows us that God is challenging us to consider
our ways. Is being a Christian just one compartment in life, or does
it mean more than that? Being a slave to God means taking his yoke
(Matt 11:29-30). I was challenged to the core when I realized this,
and I think anyone who listens to this sermon will be, too.
Haggai's Message: God's Sovereignty The book of Haggai itself doesn't place the four messages from Haggai
into their historical context. That's probably one reason why the book
is obscure. I encourage anyone to listen to Pastor Quigley's first
message in this series (Sermon ID 31107105348) to understand the
situation into which Haggai comes with his message. And I also highly
recommend the message by Pastor Noel Hughes on Haggai, Sermon ID
10250616301, which gives an in-depth overview of the book.
Be sure-eternity is long-this sermon is only 50min Even if you are a Christian, it's worth taking 50 minutes to listen to this clear, strong gospel sermon. Pastor Quigley at the beginning demolishes the modern notion of "making a decision" and shows clearly from the book of Romans how the Bible does not support this. True Bible salvation is then expounded. Even if you think you have been saved at some point, be sure, because eternity is not something to mess around with. A lot is at stake! So many salvation messages are man's views, not what the Bible actually says. Get your Bible and see for yourself what God says.
Vital Message May the LORD be gracious to add to those who should be saved by the hearing of His word in this vital message.
How many are those, as was I, who think they are OK because of church attendance, good works and other valueless attributes.
May the Spirit cause this message to ring in the ears and in the hearts of those walking the broad highway of complacency and self satisfaction.
The truth about salvation Is this sermon necessary? My cable has a channel where local churches broadcast their services. When I'm watching something else, I turn over to it some during commercials. I never hear a message about sin or salvation. There's one pastor (a serious dispensationalist) who does preach hard on sin and the need for salvation only through the Lord Jesus Christ, but the others talk about almost anything but man's condition and the need for a savior. If you somehow find this sermon on the Internet through a search engine or a link someone sends you, it may be the best thing that could happen, because this sermon's power is derived solely through the scriptures that are preached, which present the truth as simply and directly as possible. You may never hear this message anywhere else.
Does your religion work when things go wrong? The health and wealth gospel of today sounds good and attracts a lot of crowds, but what does it mean to someone when everything has gone wrong? That's where the modern easy-believing, man-centered religion where you can get God to do things for you out of obligation to what you've said with your mouth totally breaks down. This sermon talks about a true gospel, a rock to build your life on. I encourage people caught up in today's shallow religion to listen to this. You can find something deep and solid to rely on in the difficult times.