GospelSermonsVolume 1byDavid Legge

GOSPEL SERMONSDavid LeggeDavid Legge is a Christian evangelist, preacher and Bibleteacher. He served as Assistant Pastor at PortadownBaptist Church before receiving a call to the pastorate ofthe Iron Hall Assembly in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Heministered as pastor-teacher of the Iron Hall from 19982008, and now resides in Portadown with his wifeBarbara, daughter Lydia and son Noah.Contents1. Bridge Too Far - 3Ye Must Be Born Again - 9Conviction Of Sin - 14Death - 20Except Ye Repent - 27Excuses, Excuses - 33God Is Calling You! - 40God's Day Of Reckoning - 46Heaven And How To Get There - 53Identifying The Sheep Of God - 5911., Lunatic Or Lord? - 67Pastor David Legge's Testimony - 73The Great White Throne Judgement - 79The Harvest Is Past - 85The Place Called Calvary - 93The Serpent - 99The Troubles - What's The Answer? - 106The Unpardonable Sin - 112This Could Be Your Problem - 118An Education From Hell - 125The audio for these sermons is available free of charge either on our website( or by request from [email protected] material by Pastor Legge is copyrighted. However, these materials may be freely copied and distributed unaltered for the purpose of studyand teaching, so long as they are made available to others free of charge, and the copyright is included. This does not include hosting orbroadcasting the materials on another website, however linking to the resources on is permitted. These materials may not, inany manner, be sold or used to solicit "donations" from others, nor may they be included in anything you intend to copyright, sell, or offer for afee. This copyright is exercised to keep these materials freely available to all.2

GOSPEL SERMONSDavid Legge"A Bridge Too Far"Copyright 1998All rights reservedIjust want to read one verse with you this evening, that we'll be thinking about a little later, from the bookof Proverbs. Proverbs chapter 29 and verse 1, Proverbs chapter 29 and verse 1: "He, that being oftenreproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy". I'll read it again:'He', or she, 'that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that withoutremedy'.Not very many words in this little proverb - like most proverbs - but there is profound truth within it. 'He,that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy'. Anothertranslation puts it like this: 'He, who is often reproved yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken withouthealing'. Another translation, again, says: 'The man who is often reproved, but refuses to accept criticism,will suddenly be broken and never have another chance'.The subject I wish to preach on this evening, from this verse, is: 'A Bridge Too Far'. Perhaps you've seen thefilm, you've seen how those troops in the second world war - they got so far, only to go a bridge too far,where they met their end. We can think of many illustrations, many instances, within our own lives where wecould say that we have gone a bridge too far. Perhaps in education we've achieved something and we thoughtwe'd go on a little further - and we got a little further, until we got greedy about it, and we went a little morefurther to only fail and realise we'd went a bridge too far. Perhaps in business we've found it, and we've gotthat scent - that scent of the bait, if you like - and we go a little bit further in business, and we try to gather abit more money, and we go too far - only to fall and lose a bit of money. It's a bit like gambling as well, isn'tit? You get a scent, and you get a feel, you get an emotion for the gambling and you go a little bit further and the more you win, the more you want to go on, until you fall because you go a bridge too far.'He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy'. Thepicture that the man who is writing this proverb has in his own mind, I believe, is perhaps the picture of theoxen. A picture of a bullock - and the farmer is walking along, and he's about to start his work early in themorning, and he's about to plough the field. And he goes into the field and he takes the yoke - that big longpanel of wood for the shoulders of the oxen, [with] which they will plough that field and work hard for hislabours. And he goes over to those beasts, and he goes to put the yoke upon their shoulders but they turntheir heads - they turn away, they refuse his yoke, they're rebellious, they don't want anything to do with it and he can't seem to put the yoke upon their shoulders, for the purposes and the labours which he has inmind.It's the picture of little dog, isn't it? You go over to the cloakroom, and you open the door and he sees yougetting the coat - and then he goes frantic, and he's jumping and shouting, jumping on your knees - and thenyou go to put the lead on him, and then there's a growl. He just won't let you put that lead on him, and hemoves, and he turns his neck away - and he'll bite you, but he won't have the lead round his neck. The[writer] put it: the man - the women, the teenager, the boy or girl - who hardens his neck, who stiffens themuscles and the sinews and the flesh of his neck against God, who refuses the yoke of God, who refusesGod's will, God's way upon his life, who refuses the lead of God whereby He may walk him in His paths ofrighteousness - he says that that man who hardens his neck, who has a brass neck, suddenly that man will bebroken. And he will be broken in a way that is irrevocable - it will not be able to be brought back, it will notbe able to be mended or, as the translation I read said, it won't be able to be healed. There will never, everagain be another chance to be the way that man was.3

GOSPEL SERMONSDavid LeggeI don't want to go any further, but I really want to apply this now. People who come Sunday evening afterSunday evening, Sunday morning, perhaps go to Youth Fellowship, or the organisations within ourfellowship - and week after week they hear the message of the Gospel, and week after week they harden theirheart and their neck against God! Is that you tonight? Be honest with yourself here. You know who you are,you know if God is speaking or singling you out this evening in our gathering. I don't know who you are, butGod does - and listen, He has a message for you tonight: that you who would harden your heart, and whoweek after week go out the back doors, and perhaps you have a sense of the presence of God when you're inhere, but when the cold day air hits your face - all those spiritual realities seem to fade away. And you beginto think about what you're going to do tomorrow, the week of work that lies ahead - and those deep spiritualthoughts that have been brought before you here in the pew, they're gone, suddenly, in a flash, and again youharden your neck against God and you reject Him once more!How many walk many see the Saviour, almost visibly in their own minds eye, bleeding, dying,crying out for their soul - can you remember those times, friend? When you thought you could nearly seeHim calling your name, when you heard the preacher, as it was, pointing out and singling out aspects specific events in your life - that he was convicting you over. And you thought to yourself, 'How does thatman know about my life? How could God know about that?'. Yet those times, you walked away from God.The Bible says that God is not willing that any should perish - and we praise God for that truth, that Goddoes not want to see people going to hell. It says God is long-suffering, He's patient towards us and Hedoesn't want us to go to hell - He wants us to be saved, He wants us to live for Him, to give everything forHim. But! Although God is patient, and although God is long-suffering, even God's patience can run out!We, in our country, are very fixed in our minds, aren't we? In our own little town, the people of our townpicturing the whole of our nation, are fixed in their mind in certain ways: political ways. But listen, thisevening, you could be a symptom of that in your religious or your spiritual ways. You could be fixed in yourmind. Perhaps you've decided years ago, 30 years ago, perhaps a couple of years ago, that you would havenothing to do with this Gospel. Perhaps you decided that you were going to live for yourself, for yourbusiness, for your wealth, for your health! And you didn't want anything to do with the gospel of JesusChrist, and you've made your mind concrete - or as another man says: 'thoroughly fixed and mixed, andpermanently set'. Have you a concrete mind tonight? Is your mind set? That you're not going to accept thisGospel - and no matter if God, in Christ, could come before you tonight bodily, visibly and show you the nailprints in His hands, the scar in His side: you still, like Thomas, will not believe! He saw it, and he believed but if you saw it tonight you wouldn't believe, because you've made your mind up! You're set in your ways,and you're thoroughly fixed.Now, I know nothing about farming, but I'm sure some boys here you could tell you a little bit about it. ButI've been told that if you push a cow one way, it'll go the other way - and sometimes we can be like that. Wecan be like the oxen, we can harden our necks, we can harden every sinew and muscle in our body againstGod, spiritually speaking. We can refuse His grace, refuse His goodness, close our ears to His word, ourhearts to His light, and we reject Him in every conceivable way - and we would not thank Him for anythingthat He gives us! Could that be you tonight? Could you be one who is hardening his neck against God? Well,I want to talk to you, just for a few moments tonight, about God's patience.God's patience: even God's patience - and I say this reverently, and He's more patient than anyone upon theface of the earth - but even His patience runs out! Usually His patience runs out with those who have heard.That's right, those who He has spoken to before, those who He has come to, who He has pleaded with, whoHe has revealed certain truths to - it's usually with those whom His patience runs out. The children ofbelievers, those who have parents who are born-again, who've grown up under the sound of the Gospel andhave been sent to Sunday School, and the children's meeting, and the Campaigners* and so on - and they4

GOSPEL SERMONSDavid Leggeheard the Gospel since they were knee-high, yet they grow up and whatever happens - perhaps they've beenoffended or annoyed, or something they have seen makes them rebel against God and God's people - andthey turn away and refuse the gospel of Jesus Christ. People in families, husbands, wives - wives who havebeen married to godly husbands, and vice versa - and they have seen a witness, and they've seen Christthrough the loving kindness of their husband or wife, yet they go on rejecting Him! And no matter how muchGod tries through that witness, through the fleshly witness of His Spirit within those people, they refuseChrist as their Saviour. Through churches, perhaps it's this church, perhaps it's another church - I don't carewhat church it is - but a church who presents the Gospel from the Bible, and you've heard it over and overagain - but no matter how many times you hear it, you reject it!*uniformed Christian youth organisationI want to tell you what God thinks, this evening, what God's patience is this evening with regard to yourrebellion and your rejection of the Lord Jesus Christ. We find it in Proverbs 1 and verse 24, and God says inProverbs 1 and 24: 'Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no manregarded.' - I've called to you and you refused My voice, and no man has seen it, but I have put My hand outagainst you - '.But you have set at nothing all my counsel, and would none of my reproof.'. God is saying,'You wouldn't listen to one thing I said to you!'. '.I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when yourfear cometh.' - when you want Me, when you need Me, when there's a time in your life when you cry out toMe, I will look upon you and think 'It's too late!'. 'When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destructioncometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I willnot answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did notchoose the fear of the Lord'.Aren't those sobering words, tonight? We all know the verses: 'Them that seek the Lord will find Him, ifthey search with all their heart', we know that, and we love quoting it - and some people are sitting, sitting insome kind of security, remembering those verses. And they say, 'Some day I'll trust Him. Some day whenI'm older, when I'm on my deathbed, when I really need Him - I don't really need Him now - but then I'lltrust Him!'. But oh, that we would believe our whole Bible and oh, that we would hear God saying to you,perhaps tonight, and sit in fear of these words this evening: 'Then shall they call upon me.'. That day thatyou're thinking of, when you're on your deathbed, you could call upon Him - but He will not answer! And nomatter how early you seek Him, you will not find Him! We find it again in Zechariah chapter 7, verse 11,where God says to the people of Israel - and He could be saying to you tonight: 'You refused to hearken', youdidn't want to listen, 'you pulled away the shoulder'. You know when you put your [hand on the] shoulder ofsomeone whom you love, and they have a grudge against you and they turn away - have you done that withGod? Is that what you're doing to God this evening? You refuse, you turn away the shoulder and stop theears, that you should not hear what He is saying? 'Yea, you have made your hearts as adamant stone, lest youshould hear the law, and the words which the Lord of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets',you've hardened your heart against God!Listen, friend tonight: has God been speaking to you? Have you heard God on a Sunday evening or a Sundaymorning? Have you heard the still small voice of God through your circumstances in your life? Have youheard God's voice through an illness that has been recent? Have you heard God's voice through problems thathave come across your daily path? Have you heard God's voice through the death of a loved one, or a friendin your family, or a husband, or a wife? And you've heard God speaking, but you don't want to hear Himbecause you blame Him for those things that have come into your life! Has God been speaking to youthrough an accident? Perhaps a car accident? And you got out of it, and you don't know how you got out ofit, and the police and the ambulance don't know how you got out of it - but you got out of it! And God isspeaking to you, He is wanting you to know that He has a purpose for your life, He wants to save you, Hewants to use you, but you turn your neck away from Him, you turn away the shoulder.5

GOSPEL SERMONSDavid LeggeThere was once a revival in a Presbyterian church, in Pennsylvania in America. There were thousands ofpeople being saved, it was glorious - it was like heaven came down to earth - in every Gospel meeting therewere people being saved, it was glorious! But there was one girl and she felt God speaking to her soul - andshe came along to the meetings, but she would come to them on alternate evenings: Monday, Wednesday,Friday and the other evenings, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday she would go to the dances. Her week, herroutine over the two weeks of the mission was: the meeting, the dance, the meeting, the dance, the meeting,the dance. And the documents of the church have it as such, that the second week, I believe, of that mission,her calendar was: the meeting, the dance, the meeting, the dance, the meeting, the dance, the coffin! Andwhat a sobering reality it was for the elders of that church to look upon that, and to hear, perhaps, the word ofGod, by the Spirit of God speaking to them: 'She that hardeneth her neck against God shall be swiftlyreproved, and that without remedy'. Do you hear God speaking to you tonight?You know, God spoke to so many people in His word. He spoke to Sodom and Gomorrah over and overagain, He warned them of their sin - that came up to Him as a stench to His holy nostrils. For what they haddone, He warned over and over again and again - but His patience ran out! And He destroyed them. Hespoke to Pharaoh, He said over and over again, 'Let my people go'. He sent ten plagues, and every timePharaoh said ,'I'll let them go now', but then he hardened his heart against God - and eventually God ran outof patience and slew his firstborn child! Eli's sons, bringing offerings to God in the temple - and what didthey do? They came in and they offered strange fire, a wrong sacrifice - we believe, perhaps, they were evendrunk as they came to God to worship Him - and God said, 'I've warned you enough, sons - that's it! Mypatience has run out!' - and He struck them down! What greater example is there than Judas Iscariot? Threeyears with the Lord Jesus Christ, seeing the honey words dropping from His lips, from the mouth ofincarnate God. Hearing the teaching, first-hand, from the Lord Jesus Christ, witnessing His miracles, Judasbeside Him every day of His life - yet he betrayed Him!Perhaps you could be like the surgeon tonight: the surgeon, who when he operates on his first patient, and thepatient dies - perhaps that night is a sleepless night, perhaps the rest of the week he thinks, 'I wonder is theresomething I could have done? If I had done this procedure, rather than the other one that I did do, or if I'dlistened to another doctor, or one of the nurses beside me. If I wasn't quick enough.', and all these thoughtscourse across his mind - and he thinks of these things. But in 30 years time when he is over a patient and thatpatient passes away, he will feel sorry, he will feel, 'Maybe she would have lived - or he would have lived if we did something else', but he will quickly forget and he will go on to the next patient, because there'swork to be done. And he, over time, has become de-sensitised to death.Perhaps you, tonight, are de-sensitised to the gospel of Jesus Christ. You remember, when you were a childand you heard about the person in your family, the first person closest to you who died - and it was tragic,and you cried, and every time you thought, or saw a photograph of them, it brought those pains to you. Butas you grow older, and more people die, you become a little more accustomed to it - and eventually you canbecome hardened to it. Listen to the word of God tonight, to your soul: 'He that hardeneth himself againstGod'! You're like the frost - you know the frost - one layer comes down, another layer comes down, and themore layers that come down the harder the ground gets, the more dangerous it gets. And you're just like that,the more you harden your heart - listen! - the more dangerous it becomes for you! And God says in 1Thessalonians, that like a pregnant woman who's walking down the street one day, and the pains, and thepangs of childbirth come upon her - listen! - if you refuse God, if you harden your heart and your neckagainst Him, judgement will come upon your life because you refused His instruction!Why does God's patience run out? Well, God's patience ran out with the children in Genesis, just before theflood had happened - what happened? It says that, listen: 'The imaginations of every man's heart was onlyevil continually' - now, I know things are bad today, but I wonder are they as bad as that? The only thoughtsthat men had were 'only evil continually' - and God said: 'That is enough! My patience has run out!'. And He6

GOSPEL SERMONSDavid Leggesaid to them, 'I'll give you 70 years to live - but listen, My Spirit shall not always strive with man', and HisSpirit ceased to strive with those men when He sent the flood and destroyed them. That's why God's patienceruns out - for as He says in Hosea, and I want these words to burn into your heart, not because I want tofrighten you, not because I want to be morbid or solemn tonight, but because this is the truth of God and youneed to know it! God said, in Hosea 4 and verse 17, about one of the tribes of Israel, Ephraim - He said thesesobering words, listen: 'Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone'. Did you hear those words? Ephraim - thistribe of Israel - they're joined to idols, they're following after their own gods, they're following aftermaterialism, their car, their business, their wife, their lover, they're following after their education, they havemade idols to themselves - listen to the voice of God, how horrifying it must have been to them: 'Let himalone!'. Can you imagine this evening, if you, sitting in your pew tonight, heard the voice of God, or lying inyour bed with a cold sweat upon your brow, you heard the words of God: 'Let him alone! Leave him! He'srefused Me enough'.In Pilgrim's Progress there is a story about a man that was found in a cage - and Pilgrim's Progress is a story,a picture, an allegory of the Christian walk and the Christian life, and the chief character is the man who iscalled Christian. He flees from the City of Wrath, which is about to be destroyed, and he's walking, andjourneying, and [is on a] pilgrimage to a city, a Celestial City which is heaven. But along his path, he meetsthis man and I want to read it out to you tonight, I want you to listen, picture it:And [the writer] says, "So he took him by the hand again and led him into a very dark room, where there sata man in an iron cage. Now the man to look on seemed very sad and he sat with his eyes looking down to theground, his hands folded together, and he sighed as if he would break his heart.Then said Christian, 'What means this?', at which the Interpreter - or the Holy Spirit - bid him talk with theman. Then said Christian to the man, 'What are you?'.The man answered, 'I am what I was not once'.'What were you?'.The man said, 'I was once fair, a flourishing person who said they were a Christian, both in my own eyes andalso in the eyes of others. I once was - as I thought - fair for heaven, the Celestial City, and even then I hadjoy at the thoughts that I should get there'.Christian said, 'Well, but what are you now?'.'I am now a man of despair. I am shut up in it, as in this iron cage. I cannot get out! Oh! Now I cannot getout!'.Christian said to him, 'But how came you to this condition?'.He said, 'I left off to watch and to be sober, I laid the reigns upon the necks of my own lusts. I sinned againstthe light of the world and the goodness of God, I have grieved the Spirit and He is gone. I tempted the deviland he has come to me. I have provoked God to anger and He has left me! I have so hardened my heart that Icannot repent!'.Then said Christian, 'But is there no hopes for such a man as this?'.'Ask him', said the Interpreter.Then said Christian, 'Is there no hope, but you must be kept in the iron cage of despair?'.The man replied, 'No, none at all'.'Why? The Son of the Blessed is very pitiful and merciful and long-suffering'.Listen to the man's words: 'I have crucified Him to myself afresh. I have despised His person, I havedespised His righteousness. I have counted His blood as an unholy thing. I have done despite to the spirit ofgrace. Therefore I have shut myself out of all the promises, and now there remains nothing for me butthreatenings, dreadful threatenings, fearful threatenings of certain judgement and fiery indignation whichshall devour me as an adversary'.Christian asked him, 'For what did you bring yourself into this condition?'.7

GOSPEL SERMONSDavid LeggeHe replied, 'For the lusts, the pleasures, the profits of this world, in the enjoyment of which I did thenpromise myself much delight. But now every one of those things also bite me and gnaw me like a burningworm'.Christian says, 'But canst thou not now repent and turn?'.Listen: 'No! God hath denied me repentance! His word gives me no encouragement to believe. Yea Himselfhas shut me up in this iron cage - nor can all the men in the world let me out! Oh! Eternity, eternity, howshall I grapple with the misery that I must meet with in eternity?'.Then said Intepreter to the Christian, 'Let this man's misery be remembered by thee, and be an everlastingcaution to thee'.Listen, friend, our time has gone this evening, but listen! Could that be you tonight? 'Oh! Eternity! Eternity!'- perhaps you're so close, a foot off rejecting Christ for the last time, and He will say: 'It is enough!'. Youcould be a backslider tonight, and if you're truly a backslider you will never lift up your eyes in hell if youwere saved in the first place - but listen, believer who is outside the path, and the will, and the walking ofGod's precepts - listen! 1 John chapter 4 says that there is a sin unto death, and if you walk in disobedience toChrist and go too far on this earth, He will take you from this scene of time to protect His testimony - He'lltake you to glory! But for this cause, many are sickly among you and do sleep.I want you to see, as we close, not just God patience, but God's provision. Now listen, if God is speaking toyou tonight - and I believe He could be speaking to someone here this evening for the very last time: Christfor sin atonement makes. Christ can cover your sin. Christ, by His blood that He shed at the cross, He canprovide a covering, a veil for your guilt - to plunge it away, to separate your sins as far as the east is from thewest, to dig them deep into the depths of the ocean. He can take them away, tonight! Will you listen to Hisvoice? Or will you harden your heart and be swiftly destroyed?8

GOSPEL SERMONSDavid Legge"Ye Must Be Born Again"Copyright 2000All rights reservedWell good evening everyone, let me thank you for the warm words of welcome from your Pastor onbehalf of the whole church here in Kilkeel. It's a great privilege to be here with you this evening,and to be labouring with you in this mission in the Gospel. I trust, and hope, that as we go night bynight preaching the word of God, that the Lord will be pleased to save people by the grace of God.I want you to turn with me to a very well known passage of Scripture, it's a passage that I have preached onmany times - and I haven't preached that many times, really - but John chapter 3 is probably known to mostof you in this gathering this evening. It is a story of another individual who the singers were singing about,who the Lord met. It's a great thing to meet the Lord - I wonder have you ever met the Lord? This man metthe Lord, and I believe that the Lord is going to meet with someone this evening. Now, it's up to you whatyou're going to do with the Lord - whether you're going to trust Him, whether you're going to accept Him orreject Him. This man accepted the Lord.In verse 1 we read this: "There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The samecame to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for noman can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him,Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemussaith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother'swomb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and ofthe Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which isborn of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth whereit listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so isevery one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesusanswered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I sayunto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I havetold you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no manhath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: Thatwhosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gavehis only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life".Let's take a moment of prayer: Our Father in heaven, we come to Thee in the name of the Lord Jesus, and weneed Thee. No-one else will do - David Legge means nothing, Kilkeel Baptist means nothing, we need God,we need God the Holy Spirit. I need Him to fill me, the sinner in the pew here this evening needs Him tosave them. So God, we pray that Thou wilt come and do a work of salvation in this place. In Jesus' name,Amen.In John chapter 3 the Lord Jesus Christ speaks to this man named Nicodemus. Now, I want you to noticethis: three times the Lord Jesus Christ says something to this man. Now you might say that if the Lord JesusChrist came to you one evening in the middle of the night, and you were awakened out of your sleep all of asudden - and at the bottom of the bed there stood Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and He said something to youonce, I think you would be sure to listen to Him, wouldn't you? But Jesus Christ came to Nicodemus, and inhis middle of the night He said something to him three times! Now if Jesus says something to you once, myfriend, listen. If Jesus says something to you twice, you'd better listen! And if He says three times - and He'sg

Sermons Volume 1 by David Legge . GOSPEL SERMONS David Legge 2 David Legge is a Christian evangelist, preacher and Bible teacher. He served as Assistant Pastor at Portadown Baptist Church before receiving a call to the pastorate of the Iron Hall Assembly in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He .