Sermons on Historical Recordings (Page 2)

Sermons on Historical Recordings (Page 2)

Albert Leckie – Which Church? (45 min)

Albert Leckie (1920-1988) came from Airdrie in Scotland. Saved early in life, he grew up in a godly Bible-centred home. At fourteen he took employment in a lawyer’s office while attending night classes in Latin and Greek. Albert never married, but devoted his life to the full time study and teaching of the Word of God throughout the UK and further afield. He was well known for leading many Bible Readings in Trimsaren, Largs, Eastbourne, Ayr and London. In this…

Harold Paisley – 50 Years in the Work (57 min)

Harold Spurgeon Paisley (1924-2015) tells his testimony elsewhere on this site (HSP testimony) but here in this recording he recalls 50 years of labour in the gospel and in the ministry of the Word. Starting in 1945, the year after he was saved, in Carnlough, Enniskillen and Fivemiletown, Mr Paisley launched out in gospel work. In the early days he worked with men like Thomas Campbell, Joe Stewart and Thomas Wallace. He tells how in 1949 he preached in Mullahara,…

Albert McShane – Men Who Influenced Me (22 min)

Mr Albert McShane (1914-2002) was a mighty expositor of the Word of God and a much used gospel preacher. Awakened to his need of salvation in a prayer meeting in January 1929, he sought salvation at once. After a struggle that same evening, his thoughts finally turned to John 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life”. Considering the death of Christ he realised, “Now if the Son has satisfied God for me, and what He has done…

Willie Trew – Forgiveness (43 min)

Willie Trew (1902-1971) was saved in Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the age of 17, and was commended to serve the Lord full time two years later. He laboured in the 1920’s and 30’s in South Wales with Walter Norris, often conducting series of meetings for 16 weeks or so, usually in pioneer areas where there was no assembly. In later years he devoted himself to the careful exposition of God’s Word. When a famous evangelical preacher came to the UK in…

Lorne McBain – Gathering to the Lord’s Name (32 min)

In the late 1860s, Douglas Russell came from Scotland to visit his relatives in the Clyde and Valens area of Ontario, Canada. Finding people interested in the gospel, he started gospel meetings and saw many souls saved. He returned the next year and taught them the truths of believer’s baptism and gathering unto the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Fifty were baptized in one day and an assembly was formed. McBains were among those first believers in Clyde. Some…

Jim Hutchinson – 50 Years in the Lord’s Work (45 min)

Mr James G. Hutchinson (1920-2011), known to most as ‘Jim’, was an evangelist who laboured for the Lord for over 60 years mainly in Northern Ireland. In 1996, before a crowd of hundreds in Cambridge Avenue Gospel Hall, Ballymena, he related the Lord’s dealings with him during 50 years in the Lord’s work. This is a recording of Mr Hutchinson speaking on that occasion. Saved at the age of 14 in 1934 in Banbridge while attending Tent meetings conducted by…

E.W. Rogers – 4 Heads in Genesis (46 min)

Ebenezer W. Rogers (1893-1977) is remembered as “a small man standing motionless on the platform, apart from moving lips, pouring forth in short lucid sentences the truth of God”. He spent his working life as a Civil Servant in the Patent Office in the South of England, retiring early in 1950 to leave himself free to serve the Lord full time. Self taught in Hebrew and Greek, E.W. Rogers, as he was known, became a fixture in Bible Reading conferences…

Jimmy Paton – Lessons on Prayer (37 min)

Jimmy Paton (1914-1999) from Ayrshire, Scotland, was converted to Christ at the age of 15. A slater and plasterer by trade, Jimmy was a big man with a soft heart who had a unique gift in the ministry of the Word. Encouraged and greatly helped by men like John Douglas and Willie Trew, Jimmy was much used in instructing the Lord’s people through devotional and practical Bible teaching. When he spoke on the person of Christ, he was especially choice,…

Matt Brescia – How God Worked in My Family (50 min)

Matthew Brescia (1938- ) from Connecticut, USA, relates the thrilling story of how God worked in his family in the first half of the 20th Century as the gospel flourished among the Italian immigrant community in New England through the preaching of men like Luigi Rosania and Cesare Patrizio. You will be gripped from the beginning to the end of this recording (made in the UK in 2009) as Matt Brescia relates the story of God’s grace in the conversion…

Norman Crawford – 50 Years in Gospel Work (39 min)

Mr Norman Crawford (1927-2013) relates the story of 50 years of gospel labour in Canada and the USA. Saved on Friday 1st April 1938 soon after the tragic death of his older brother, Mr Crawford became heavily involved from his earliest days in open air preaching and tract distribution in his home city of Toronto, Canada. Launching out at the age of 19 into full time service for the Lord, he joined with older evangelists like Lorne McBain and Louis…

John Glenville – Joseph and his Dreams (40 min)

John Glenville (1920-2013), raised in the darkness of high-Anglicanism, was saved in 1938 through the influence of a godly boss in London. His life changed immediately and completely. A part time actor, John walked off the stage, never to return. He gave himself to the Scriptures and eventually became a giant in ministry, known for his demand for “chapter and verse” and his oft-exclaimed “Maranatha”. He spent most of his life in Devon and travelled, always by train, all over…

Jeffrey Harrison – The Coming of the Lord (40 min)

Jeffrey Harrison (1909-1990) grew up in a religious home in the North West of England, but was not converted until he heard the gospel in his late teens. Soon after WW2 he launched forth in full time preaching and teaching. Working with a Gospel Tent and a caravan in the country of Norfolk, he saw numerous souls saved and a few assemblies established. Back in Merseyside in 1960 he began to travel widely expounding the scriptures. He was well versed…

Harry Bell – Separation from the World (41 min)

Harry Bell (1905-1976, PHOTOS BELOW) was disabled from birth with poor eye sight and was lame on one foot, Harry was saved while sitting in an RE lesson at School the same year WW1 broke out (1914). An academic career was beyond his parents’ means so, leaving school, he began work in his father’s barber’s shop. A keen follower of football, entering a cinema at the age of 17 he was convicted of his worldly ways and committed his life…

Fred Cundick – Josiah the Royal Revivalist (33 min)

Mr Fred Cundick (1907-1975) visited Bicester often in the early days and was a big help to us. Leaving school at 14 years of age, he followed his father down “the pit” into the coal mines of the Rhondda Valley in Wales. Saved at 16, he was severely persecuted at home, but proved the reality of his conversion through his perseverance in faith. He later moved to Luton, Bedfordshire, for work, and eventually at the age of 39, just after…

A.M.S. Gooding – How the Lord Led Me (21 min)

A.M.S. Gooding (1915-1999) relates how he responded as a young man to Romans 12:1, “Present your body as a living sacrifice”. Saved at 14 in 1929, Arthur Gooding immediately gave himself to the study of Scripture. He began preaching the gospel at 16, and took his first conference at 18! For many years he used his skills as a printer, working for John Ritchie Ltd. in Kilmarnock, Scotland, printing and distributing gospel literature. In 1974, at the age of 59,…

Robert McIlwaine – Gospel Work in Nova Scotia (60 min)

In 1930, Lennon Knox McIlwaine (1898-1984) and his beloved wife Sarah, arrived in Nova Scotia from Northern Ireland, having been called by God to preach the gospel to the Maritime people of Canada. Robert McIlwaine (1925-2021), their son, visited the UK in 1987 and related the incredible, stirring and heart-warming story of the faith-filled labours of his parents, himself and others who, during the years of the great depression and through World War 2 and beyond, laboured in all weathers,…

David Craig – Christ the Only Foundation (37 min)

David Craig (1902-1977), affectionately known as “Scotch Davey”, was a gifted earnest evangelist, Bible teacher and author. He travelled the length and breadth of the UK serving the Lord, as well as making numerous trips abroad preaching the Word. During the Belfast Easter Conference in April 1969, before a large crowd in the Grosvenor Hall (Photographs below), David Craig preached the gospel. Falling ill before the conference, Mr Craig anticipated not being able to fulfill the engagement, but the Lord…

A History of North American Assemblies – Norman Crawford (35 min)

Norman Crawford (1927-2017) served the Lord in evangelism and Bible teaching for several decades, mainly in the USA and Canada. He edited the Truth and Tidings magazine for many years, as well as authoring the book Gathering Unto His Name. In the course of his life he researched the history of New Testament assemblies in North America and in this fascinating and thrilling message (given in Detroit) he relates their origin and history. God moved mightily in Scotland during the…

David’s Mighty Men – Robert McPheat (34 min)

Scottish evangelist and Bible teacher Robert McPheat (1933-1990) was an eloquent preacher with a unique delivery – able to convey spiritual truth with winsomeness, directness and power. This message on “David’s Mighty Men” was recorded in Vancouver in April 1979 (age 46). After reading “Lovest Thou me?” from John 21:17, Mr McPheat illustrated devotion to Christ from the men and women of 1 and 2 Samuel, in particular the list of ‘mighty men’ in 2 Samuel Ch 23.

“What my Presbyterian catechism taught me” (9 min)

At the Annual Conference meetings in the Gospel Hall in Manchester, Iowa, USA, in 1957, evangelist William Warke (1898-1974) stood to announce a hymn. Before it was sung he took nine minutes to relate his testimony of conversion. Raised as a Presbyterian in Ireland, he learned he was a sinner through his church’s catechism. However, not until 1916 did he hear and understand the way of salvation, being saved during a series of Tent meetings taken by evangelist Tom Campbell…

Oliver Smith – “Two Whosoevers” (6 min)

In 1957, at the age of 74, three years before his homecall, Oliver Smith (1883-1960) rose to his feet at the Manchester Conference (Iowa, USA) and preached the gospel for six and a half minutes on “two whosoevers”, from John 3:16 and Rev 20:15. Mr Smith, “unknown yet well known”, was not a flowery orator. Indeed, he was often accused of “murdering the King’s English”. Yet he was a uniquely effective and tireless labourer in the gospel who saw many…

Jim Smyth – The Reality of Hell (27 min)

Born in New Bliss, Co Monaghan, Ireland, Jim Smyth (1919-2012) grew up without a knowledge of the gospel. He was saved by the roadside at “Coopers Corner” in March 1947 aged 28. Baptised and then received into fellowship with the assembly in Drum, Ireland, Jim would eventually move to England and then to Scotland with employment. In 1963 he was commended to full time service and moved from Fife in Scotland to Surrey, south of London, England. After 15 years of…

Albert Hull – “One Unique Unrivalled Man” (22 min)

Albert Hull (1936-2015) preached the gospel and taught the truth of God for several decades mainly in Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada and North America. He was a warm-hearted, earnest and much loved servant of the Lord, who was never happier than when he was preaching the gospel of Christ to perishing sinners. Here he is, just 2 years before his homecall, preaching the gospel to a large audience at the “Island Conference” (in Prince Edward Island, Canada)…

Jack Hunter – “Enoch Walked With God” (28 min)

Jack Hunter (1916-1994) from Kilmarnock, Scotland, was a gifted and much used preacher of the Word of God. A man short of stature, with a tiny Bible and no notes; yet to hear him was never to forget the challenge of the verses he expounded. In this classic sermon on the life of Enoch, Mr Hunter brings the challenge of living to this one standard – “pleasing God”. That was the secret of Enoch’s close walk with God. Are you…

Sydney Maxwell – My Salvation and Call (27 min)

[Photos below] One memorable day in September 1983, Mr Sydney Maxwell (1919-1993) stood to his feet in the Larne Conference and related the thrilling story of his salvation and how he saw the truth of baptism and gathering to the Lord’s name. Sydney was willing to go where the Word of God led him, no matter the cost, so when he learnt the truth of the local assembly (under the wing of a “Sunderland” in the Shorts aircraft factory in…

Harold Paisley’s Testimony and Call to the Work (83 min)

In Toronto, Canada, in 1956, on the final night of 5 weeks of gospel meetings, Harold Paisley (1924-2015) related how, when and where he was saved by the grace of God. At the outbreak of World War 2, at age 15, running from his godly upbringing, he joined the RAF, afterwards joining the Mercantile Navy. Then, coming home, he joined the Police in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, but was dismissed due to a lifestyle of drunk and disorderly behaviour. About to…

Frank Knox – H.A.T.H spells “hath”! (57 min)

The evangelist Frank Knox (1884-1975) preached annually for many years in a large Tent in Belfast to thousands of people. His labours were blessed with many souls being awakened and delivered, even as World War 2 raged on. His own story of conversion, recounted by Mr Knox in this old recording, is full of interest and power. Awakened to see he was “condemned already” – under the preaching of David Rea and Alex Jardine – Mr Knox was finally saved…

Albert Ramsay – My Conversion and Call (50 min)

In 1985 Mr Albert Ramsay (1913-1993) came from Canada to preach in various parts of the UK. While there he recounted the thrilling story of his conversion to Christ back in June 1934 at “Gambles Corner” in Prince Edward Island under the preaching of Albert Joyce and the Harris brothers (Herb and Russell). Around 30 souls were saved during that series of Tent meetings and a New Testament assembly was formed on the island. From the start Albert became a…

Eddie Fairfield’s Testimony and Call to the Work (86 min)

In 1983 Mr Eddie Fairfield (1902-1994) tells the remarkable story of his conversion to Christ and his subsequent call to the Lord’s work in Venezuela (back in the 1930’s). It is an unforgettable message, full of interest and power. Listen as Mr Fairfield giving eloquent testimony to the reality of the work of God in a life surrendered to Him. In the photograph below, taken in Venezuela in 1957, Mr Fairfield is 4th from the left on the row of…

Albert McShane – How the Lord Was Sustained (46 min)

Albert McShane (1914-2002), a Bible teacher and evangelist from Northern Ireland, had a wide range of preaching material, to the point where his frequent hearers felt he hardly ever repeated himself. In this message he gives a unique devotional message on the life of Christ, explaining how He was sustained during His life here on earth (Message preached in Bicester 7th Aug 1977)

Jack Hunter – Building for God (62 min)

Jack Hunter (1916-1994) was a powerful Scottish preacher who saw much blessing through his labours. Here he preaches on Nehemiah Ch. 4 – and ‘building for God’ in the face of opposition (Message preached in Bicester in 1975).

Bernard Fell – The Christian Race (45 min)

A rare recording of Bernard Fell, author of Verities in Verse, speaking on various aspects of ‘the Christian Race’ from Hebrews 12 and exhorting the saints to press on toward the mark (Message preached in Bicester, 26th Dec 1973)

Ben Sutton – The Danger of Crossing into Egypt (28 min)

Ben Sutton (1922-2007) give ministry from the example of the children of Israel in the Old Testament. He outlines the dangers of crossing the border into Egypt – a picture of mixing with the world’s system (Genesis Ch. 12) (Message preached in Bicester, 26th Dec 1973)

Order in the Assembly of God (44 min)

Mr Fred Cundick speaking on order in the assembly of God. A vital exposition showing that the local assembly operates according to the principles of godly order and Biblical rule (Message preached in Bicester 26th Dec 1972)
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