To listen to some sermons by David Young recorded at churches in Wrexham, Hookgate and Penycae, scroll down to below the list of devotional articles. You can then select from a range of sermons, and click on your choice. These are followed by two sermons by the late Norman Parker, recorded at Hadlow when David was pastor there, and two by David Obbard, the minister who married us (David and Margaret Young) in 1973.

“I’m listening to your sermons off your Primitive Methodist website. Thus far have heard 6 and found them most enjoyable, informative and challenging” (Tony Treasure, former missionary, Berat, Albania)



Resisting Doubt

This small book of about 100 pages was originally written for translation into Albanian, and was published in Tirana under the title Mposht Dyshimin. It explores various doubts about God and our salvation which often afflict sincere Christians. Here is the English original, newly prepared for publication on-line or on paper (or both). Click on the link for some advice on how to ward off or counter the doubts that trouble you about God, his love for you, your sin or forgiveness, your inadequate service, your eternal salvation. Click on the link to read on. And please feel free to download and keep this pdf file, and to pass it on to others, unaltered and with its source acknowledged.


Studies in Immortality: Shall we be re-united in the Beyond?

by Rev. William E. Farndale, Aldersgate Magazine, 1919

A persuasive argument from Scripture, by a former Primitive Methodist minister, President of the Methodist Conference in 1947, that those who die in the Lord will know one another after death, and will be reunited, albeit without resumption of the earthly family relationship.

Click here to read the article

Thorin Oakenshield: some thoughts on his death

Thorin is a leading character in J. R. R. Tolkien’s story The Hobbit, who dies a heroic death in the events the story relates, and utters some deeply meaningful words at his death scene.

Click here to read this short article

Some Thoughts about the Coronavirus Epidemic 2020: two short articles

As the coronavirus spreads from China across the world and kills people in Britain, many may be asking “Where is God in all this? What is God doing? And why? Can I find him?

Click here to read two short articles offering some thoughts about the Coronavirus Epidemic 2020

“Providence”: how God often leads us

I have often pondered on the ways of God in leading us through our lives, if we wish to serve him, and I am aware that people worry in case they miss their providential way (to borrow Charles Wesley’s phrase (Wesley’s Hymns 326). This short meditation is intended to help readers find peace and trust that God will always fulfil his purpose for those who sincerely desire to serve and follow him. Click here to read it:

“Providence”: how God often leads us

HADLOW: call, ministry, failure, questions

“There was a very very strong feeling that God had let me down. I had no full-time secular job to provide for my family and no sense of direction . I reckon there must be other ministers who have tasted a similar bitterness, and I would love to assure them that they are not alone“, and I hope that my experiences in this article will speak to someone who is in a similar time. Click here to read the article (the words by me, the title by the magazine editor): Hadlow call and closure

Ælfric, first Abbot of Eynsham

Ælfric was a man in whose heart burned a steady, unextinguished love for God and man – the sort of ardent desire to serve God and bring others to have faith in Him that has stamped itself on every sincere Christian heart for many hundreds of years.  The love and zeal which moved and activated Ælfric a thousand years ago may move us as we read and ponder his life and his writings. Click here to read about him Ælfric, first Abbot of Eynsham

Ælfric, weekly readings from his sermons

Here in just under 9000 words are extracts from the homilies of Ælfric, translated into modern English and arranged under date to provide a reading for each week of the year. Click here to read them, and feel free to download them for ease of future access: Ælfric extracts (Eng.)


Over the years I have had the privilege of preaching in different parts of Britain, and in France, Switzerland, Germany, mainland Italy, Sicily, Albania, Kosova, and Greece, and have participated in evangelism in Austria (1966, 1967), Spain (1967), and Sweden (1988).  A number of the sermons I preached at Bradley Road Baptist Church, Wrexham,  Zion Baptist Church, Penycae, and Providence Chapel, Hookgate, were recorded, and can be heard either via the links the links below.

I have suggested some themes grouped under headings, but that is only a rough guide: a number of sermons fit as well into one group as into another.

Please note that as there were a number of churches and kinds of recording equipment, the volume may not be the same on all the recordings, and you may need to turn it up or down on your speakers for the best level. Please listen with blessing; may God speak to you.









preaching at Piana 2011

Preaching in Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily



The late Norman Parker lived in Borough Green, Kent, and afterwards in nearby Seal. These are the only two sermons I know of that were recorded in the Baptist chapel in Hadlow whilst I was minister there. Norman was a good friend to my wife and to me, both before and after we were married, and was my best man on 28th July 1973. A lively and passionate preacher, his life and his preaching were full of Christ.

Norman Parker


The late David Obbard was pastor at Rehoboth Baptist Chapel, Tunbridge Wells, and conducted our wedding at Borough Green chapel in July 1973. These sermons speak of God’s total forgiveness of his people’s wrongdoings, and of God’s promised permanent presence with them.

Morning: When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee

Evening: I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins

David Obbard



If you turn to the part of this website called “My Books” you will find a pdf on backsliding from earlier ardour and spiritual service and returning to God. This book is in fact the essence of twenty of my sermons, and may be read, either in short readings of each sermon or as an entire book (130 pages) by clicking here and scrolling down to the appropriate entry:
My Books