Where is Truth?

December 23, 2011, 9:32 am
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Here’s a few more messages by John Metcalfe.

“Made Sin For Us” 2 Corinthians 5:21 22-4-90 Tylers Green

“The Substitution” 2 Corinthians 5:21 1-9-2001 Tylers Green


Where is Truth… in today’s churches?
September 2, 2008, 2:40 pm
Filed under: Audio, Gospel, John Metcalfe, The Word of God, Truth

Despite many churches, many meetings, and much ‘preaching’, the reality is that there is too little preaching of the truth as it in in Jesus Christ today.

“What is truth?” asked Pilate. Listen to the following for some answers:

“How shall man be just with God?” Job 9:2 – John Metcalfe (Singapore, 8-9-85)

“The power of his resurrection” Philippians 3:7 – John Metcalfe (Singapore, 30-12-84)

“Jesus’s cry from the cross” Matthew 27:46 – John Metcalfe (Singapore, 8-12-85)

“The pot of oil” 2 King 4:1-7 – John Metcalfe (Bethlehem Meeting Hall, Tylers Green, 11-11-86)

“The Gospel of the Kingdom” Mark 1:14 – John Metcalfe (Westminster, London, 4-5-91)

“The church” Ephesians 5:25-27 – John Metcalfe (Jalan Azyze, 25-12-86)

“Water made wine” John 2:9 – John Metcalfe (Penang, 13-3-88)

“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” 1 Timothy 1:15 – John Metcalfe (Singapore, 23-12-84)

“Paul not ashamed (of the gospel)” Romans 1:16 – John Metcalfe (Penang, 11-9-85)

“Justified by faith” Romans 3:28 – John Metcalfe (Penang, 13-12-84)

(It has become notable in recent months how many visitors to this website are downloading messages by John Metcalfe. If you are interested in hearing further messages by him please do drop me a line at ianpotts@graceandtruthonline.com )

For messages from Honiton Sovereign Grace Church see our page on FreeGraceRadio.com.


The Truth…. About Law and Grace
April 30, 2008, 3:23 pm
Filed under: Audio, Gospel, John Metcalfe, Truth

So much confusion exists today regarding the law of God, the grace of God, and justification. The desire to justify oneself, to approve oneself before God by something we do, or something we are, is so endemic in man by nature, we have such a legal spirit, that it is so easy to be led astray on these points…. so easy to fail to see that justification, that salvation is ENTIRELY the work of God, from start to finish.

The Law Established – Part 2 – Romans 3:31

The Law Established – Part 3 – Romans 3:31

“Why…?” Colossians 2:20 15-3-09 (Ian Potts)

“True Grace” 1 Peter 5:12 18-10-09 (Ian Potts)


The Foundations – Psalm 11:3

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.  Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.”

The Truth of God has foundations and the foundational truths of the Gospel are constantly under attack. Often I receive enquiries from people asking about certain aspects of the truth, questioning it, doubting it, at times attacking it. “What is the kingdom of God?”, “Who is the Holy Ghost?”, “Is Jesus Christ God?”, “Does one need to hear the Gospel to be saved?”

The answers to such questions are vital. We must have a reason for the hope that is in us. Here are a number of messages which address various aspects of the truth which are often a source of enquiry. May God use them to establish His people in the word and set them firmly upon the one true foundation of His church – the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Gospel

“Who is Jesus Christ? Is He God? How is He made known?” 

“Does one need to hear the Gospel to be saved?”

God’s Work & The Means by Which He Performs It (Don Fortner)

Hear this foundational and vital message – highly recommended:

Paul’s Gospel – Romans 1:1-4  (John Metcalfe 9/9/85 Penang)

Unashamed of the Gospel – Romans 1:16  (John Metcalfe 15/7/01 Glasgow)

The Foundations

His Foundation – Psalm 87  (John Metcalfe 12/9/85 Singapore)

The Holy Spirit

“Is the Holy Spirit a person or an influence?”

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit – John 20:22  (John Metcalfe 28/12/84 Kuala Lumpur)

The Kingdom of God

“What is the kingdom of God? What is the kingdom of heaven?”

The Gospel of the Kingdom – Mark 1:14 (John Metcalfe 4/5/91 London)

The Nation of Israel

Who Are The Hebrews? The Israel of God? – Exodus 3:15-18 (Don Fortner)

End Times and Prophecy

“What does the Bible teach about the end times and the coming again of the Lord? What is Premillenialism? Postmillenialism? Preterism?”

Overview of Revelation  (John Metcalfe 24-10-85 Singapore)

“Not of men neither by man” … and more…
February 14, 2008, 9:57 am
Filed under: Audio, Gospel, John Metcalfe, Truth

Here are several messages preached by John Metcalfe in 1984/85 in the Far East.

“Not of men neither by man” Galatians 1:11

“He shall save His people from their sins” Matthew 1:21

“Justified by Faith” Romans 3:28

“Glorying in the cross” Galatians 6:14

( New: 17/4/08 )

“By grace are ye saved” Ephesians 2:8

 “Jacob’s dream” Genesis 28:12

“The LORD said unto my Lord” Psalm 110

(John Metcalfe’s preaching is plain, bold, outspoken, at times abrasive, yet always faithful to scripture with a ‘Thus saith the Lord’. Inevitably he has proved somewhat controversial in ‘Christendom’ within the UK with much of Evangelicalism seemingly ignoring his ministry. Having written works such as ‘Westminster Confession Exploded: Deliverance from the Law’ and ‘Premillenialism Exposed’ such opposition is perhaps to be expected, particularly from those quarters addressed by such works (such as the Prebyterians who hold the Westminster Confession dear). Yet, as is so often the case, most criticism is levelled at the messenger rather than the message. By such means the message itself becomes neglected, if not set aside altogether. Yet it is the message which matters most!

My reason for including these addresses by John Metcalfe on both this site and www.graceandtruthonline.com, as with other preachers I include, is because his, and theirs, is a message which needs to be heard, and yet is so rarely preached in the day in which we live. We seem to be surrounded by ‘preachers’… but so few who declare the truth of the Gospel of Christ as really set forth in the scriptures – preachers who are sent forth by God as a herald of His word. Be a Berean – are these things so or not? Is this the truth of the Gospel as set forth in the scriptures?) 

“…If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Christ’s sake. For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:3-6


(It has become notable in recent months how many visitors to this website are downloading messages by John Metcalfe. If you are interested in hearing further messages by him please do drop me a line at ianpotts@graceandtruthonline.com )