• Neil Richardson

    Contributing sermons since Mar 12, 2008
Neil's church

Derby Road Baptist Church
Watford, *Province/Other WD17 2LZ

About Neil
  • Education: University College London, BA (Hons) English Literature Kings College London, PGCE, English (Certificate of Education) Cornhill Training Course, run by the Proclamation Trust (teaches Biblical exegesis and preaching)
  • Experience: Five years as a high school English teacher (98-03) Two years as a pastoral trainee (03-05) From Sept 2005-present, assistant pastor.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: May the Lord bless you and help you to find some small crumb of blessing here. May God bless you with your Christ-centred, Bible-based, full-gospel preaching too.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Anything by Martyn Lloyd Jones Mark Driscoll from Mars Hill Seattle Ray Comfort from Living Waters RC Sproul & Ligonier
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The book illustration- how Jesus takes our sins away.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They very kindly listen to them on the internet, as they live in Turkey. They are very encouraging- possibly more feedback from them than from the congregation :-)
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "The hero of every Bible story is God" (David Jackman). "Until you use the word ’you’, you have not really begun to preach" (Spurgeon). "If you can’t persuade yourself to be holy by your preaching, you won’t persuade your congregation" (my pastor, Tom Forryan- not sure of source). "Only 1 in 11 people you are preaching to is exceptionally intelligent" (MLJ! Sounds patronising, but often I tend unhelpfully to go over the heads of people). "The best two times I ever preached were while I was d
  • Books that have had an impact: ’Preaching and Preachers’ and ’What is an Evangelical?’ by Martyn Lloyd Jones ’The Gospel of God: Romans’, ’One Holy Passion’ and ’Defending your Faith’ by RC Sproul ’Pilgrim’s Progress’ by John Bunyan Everything by JC Ryle ’The Death of Death in the Death of Christ’ by John Owen Calvin’s ’Institutes’ ’God’s smuggler’ by Brother Andrew ’More than a carpenter’ by Josh McDowell ’Mere Christianity’ by CS Lewis Everything by Francis Schaeffer, especially ’Escape from Reason’
  • Hobbies: Reading Writing Film TV Running Music
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Now is the day of salvation, the time of the Lord’s favour- repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand! Something pretty urgent. Nothing different, I hope, from how I normally preach.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I banged my shoe on the pulpit like Khruschev at the Cuban Missile Crisis. Sadly this is apparently the most memorable thing I’ve said or done from the pulpit it.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Christ loved this wretched sinner and gave Himself for him.
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  • Fast Until The Bridegroom Comes, Then Feast With Him

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2008
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    New birth, not new resolve; new covenant, not old traditions

    Mark 2:18-22 Cornhill gobbet, 27/04/04 Broader context- Jesus’ titles and roles 1. The Son of God who comes to baptise with the Holy Spirit (1:1-11) 2. The Preacher of the kingdom of God (1:14,15) 3. The Teacher with authority (1:21-28) 4. The Healer of bodies (1:40-45) 5. The Son of Man who more

  • Jesus Is King Of The World

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2008

    Jesus is king of the world- is he your king, Jesus is the man of sorrows- do you cry like him, Jesus is teacher of the listening- do you listen and obey?

    Luke 19:28-48, Palm Sunday, DRBC am, 04/04/04 Introduction • Is a whip-round a good or bad thing? • It’s a wonderful life- whole community saved, and one man in particular • A whip-round that went in quite the opposite direction… a whole community destroyed… Context • 66 AD Nero needed more

  • Christ Is The Saviour Of All Who Confess And Believe

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2008
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    Christ is the Word whom only God can send and apply

    Christ is the Word whom only God can send and apply (6-8) Read Deuteronomy 30:1-14 (focusing on last four verses), the passage Paul is citing. The point of both passages is that the word of God is not difficult to grasp, or arcane or obscure in some mystical way. God has graciously made it more

  • Earn Your Own Or Receive Another's

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2008
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    What is your heart’s desire, zeal without knowledge, knowledge without zeal

    ROMANS 10:1-13 (YABS, 26/03/04) What is your heart’s desire? (1) Compare 9:1, 10:1 and 11:1. What do the first two verses tell you about Paul’s attitude towards the Jews, and what does the last one tell you about his hope for them? What is your heart’s desire? Zeal without knowledge, more

  • The Two Philips- I Believed Therefore I Spoke

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2008
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    Believe in Jesus, speak about Jesus, second passage Acts 8

    “I believed, therefore I spoke” or lessons from the two Philips (DRBC, 21/03/04, pm) Introduction • [Show picture]- Who is this? • George Foreman, ex-boxer, now famous promoter of…the Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine • Sold over 50 million in the US, and 5 million in the UK- approx. more

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