Sermons on General Historical Recordings

Sermons on General Historical Recordings

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) preached at Bicester a number of times in the early days. Disabled from birth with poor eye sight and lame in 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…

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, their son, visited the UK in 1987 and related the incredible, stirring and heartwarming 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, against…

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, David Craig preached the gospel. Falling ill before the conference, Mr Craig anticipated not being able to fulfill the engagement, but the Lord raised him…

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)

We had the privilege of having Scottish evangelist and Bible teacher Robert McPheat (1933-1990) in Bicester a number of times over the years for ministry and gospel meetings. He 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…

William Warke – Testimony of Salvation (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 minutes)

In 1957, 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 was a uniquely effective and tireless labourer in the gospel who saw many hundreds of souls saved and numerous assemblies planted in Iowa in the first half of the 20th century. (You can read his biography here). There are…

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)…
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