Sermons by Norman Crawford

Sermons by Norman Crawford

Bible Reading – The Burnt Offering (65 min)

PART 1 of 3 – In the first of a series of 3 Bible Readings on the sweet savour offerings, Norman Crawford opens up “the burnt offering”, followed by a discussion verse by verse through Leviticus 1. The other Bible Readings in this series, on Leviticus Chs 2 and 3, were taken by Harold Paisley and Sandy Higgins respectively (Recorded at the Toronto Easter Conference, Friday March 29th 1991) (Image above: the brazen altar partly covered, from a book by…

Creation Part 5 – Is the Gap Theory True? (40 min)

PART 5 of 5 – In Part 5 of his Creation series, Norman Crawford takes a detailed look at Genesis Ch 1 and shows how this chapter cannot be reconciled with the theory of evolution (theistic evolution won’t work!). The greater part of his message is taken up with an examination of “the gap theory”, an idea promoted in, for example, Earth’s Earliest Ages by G.H. Pember. Mr Crawford looks at the Hebrew grammar of Genesis 1 and also explains…

The Case for a Gospel Meeting (15 min)

What has happened to the gospel meeting? Sidelined, replaced or cancelled in many places, can a case still be made for holding a gospel meeting? After 60 years of full-time gospel preaching, Norman Crawford (1927-2013) spoke at a conference on the topic of “the gospel meeting” and provided a positive case from 1. the words used in the New Testament and 2. from the history of apostolic outreach in the book of Acts. Essential listening. Readings: 1 Tim 3:14-16, 1…

Creation Part 4 – Ape Men and a Young Earth (40 min)

PART 4 of 5 – In Part 4, Norman Crawford speaks on numerous subjects surrounding the first man Adam, and also the age of the earth. Adam was the first man; there was no race of men, nor was there death, before him. The fossilized remains of humans around the globe, among which so-called ‘Neanderthals’ are to be included, were mostly buried during Noah’s flood. The earth was created a few thousand years ago as a mature creation by a…

Creation Part 3 – Fossils and the Flood (34 min)

PART 3 of 5 – In part 3, Norman Crawford speaks on one of the main predictions of Darwin’s theory of evolution: that the ground beneath our feet should contain millions of ‘transitional fossils’. There’s only one problem: it doesn’t! But what about fossils? How did they come to be? Mr Crawford explains that the flood of Noah is the reason why there are billions of fossils all over the world, including on the top of mountains. Mr Crawford explains…

Creation Part 2 – The Origin of the Universe and Life (41 min)

PART 2 of 5 – In part 2, Norman Crawford speaks on a wide range of topics, including the origin of the universe, the origin of life, the laws of thermodynamics and the complexity of the human body. He discusses the lives and influence of three men: Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell and James Hutton, all of whom were pivotal in making evolution the reigning paradigm in our culture, all of which contradicts the teaching of Scripture relative to the beginning…

Creation Part 1 – Introduction (34 min)

PART 1 of 5 – In his opening message in a series on the topic of creation vvs evolution, Norman Crawford challenges some of the basic assumptions and presuppositions of the secular scientific community (uniformitarianism etc.) and gives reasons why it is so wedded to a naturalistic explanation of the origin of life and the universe. Mr Crawford defends the use of apologetics and urges parents to make sure they have answers for their children when they come home from…

Norman Crawford – On 66 Years in Assembly Fellowship (27 min)

Norman Crawford (1927-2013) stood up at the Stark Road conference (Livonia, Michigan, USA) in 2008 and spoke on the preciousness of the local assembly, after 66 years in assembly fellowship. Mr Crawford had seen a number of assemblies planted during his long life of gospel preaching and Bible teaching and held assembly truth very close to his heart. Even on a big conference occasion, and after having spoken on it for many years, Mr Crawford never missed an opportunity to…

If Only I Could Feel Saved (6 min)

Norman Crawford (1927-2013), an evangelist and Bible teacher with decades of experience in dealing with souls, tackles an issue that troubles a lot of people: “How can I know for sure that I am really saved?” They set about trying to believe, and trying to “feel saved” by examining this experience and that experience for assurance, but to no avail. None of this is the basis of true Biblical assurance. So, what is? Mr Crawford explains simply and powerfully how…

Norman Crawford – How God Saved Me (16 min)

Norman Crawford (1927-2013), from North America, was saved on Friday 1st April 1938. 58 years later, in 1996, standing in the pulpit of the Gospel Hall in Cambridge Avenue, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, he told how the gospel had reached his family in a previous generation not a mile from where he was standing. Returning all these years and generations later, he testified to the grace of God in saving his soul as a young man. It’s clear from this recording…

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…

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…