Sermons on General Historical Recordings

Sermons on General Historical Recordings

7 Wonders about the Church (42 min)

Joe Merson (1921-1996) grew up in a Christian family, the youngest of 9 children, in the picturesque coastal village of Sandend (pictured above), Scotland, but sadly he rebelled against his godly upbringing. Returning home drunk one night, he nearly drowned – an experience that awakened him to his danger of perishing, soon after which he was converted to Christ. He was later commended to the Lord’s work full time and gave the rest of his life in gospel endeavour and…

John Glenville – I Am Crucified with Christ (15 min)

John Glenville (1920-2013) preaches on “I am crucified with Christ”. Not many recordings of Mr Glenville are available, but those who remember him will appreciate hearing again the unique delivery and content of this godly, prayerful, saintly man as he brings a powerful but warm challenge to his audience from Galatians Ch 2 as to what it means to live the life of a crucified man. Originally recorded in Northern Ireland.

Harold Paisley – The Power of the Enemy (25 min)

Harold Paisley (1924-2015) preaches a short message on the powerful and dangerous influence of Satan, the enemy of God. Mr Paisley makes reference to various manifestations in society that evidence the power of the devil in our day, as he actively seeks to deceive and damn the souls of men. As the world becomes morally and spiritually darker, what effect is this having on us as Christians? As we draw closer to the Lord’s coming, the need for a “closer…

“Man Overboard!” – Stories of the Sea (51 min)

Deep sea fisherman Alex McLean (1932-2019) recounts how he was saved in Stornoway, Scotland, in 1954 in his early 20’s. He had tried boxing, dancing, smoking and drinking, but discovered that life is empty without Christ. John Noble Steven showed kindness to Alex and shared the gospel with him. Taken to a gospel meeting the Lord saved Alex the very first time he heard the gospel preached. There follows an incredible account of Alex’s life at sea, which includes the…

Harold Paisley – Why I Believe in the Local Assembly (42 min)

In 1993, at the age of 69, Harold Paisley (1924-2015) visited Northern Ireland from Canada. One Saturday evening in October of that year, before a large crowd in his ‘home town’ of Ballymena, he set out what the Bible teaches about the nature, purpose and order of the local assembly. Although born in Lurgan, Harold had grown up in Ballymena, the oldest child of Reverend James Kyle and Mrs Isabella Paisley. (Rev. James was the pastor of the Waveney Road…

The Bergsma family – Reached through a Rice Pudding! (32 min)

Andrew Bergsma (1930-2013) grew up in a “Dutch Reformed” home in Canada. His family endured poverty during the Great Depression. All 9 children were raised in the old fashioned way and walked 5 miles to church and back twice on the Lord’s Day. A lady from a nearby Gospel Hall saw the large family of children and visited with a rice pudding and an invitation to Sunday School. That was the opening for the gospel in the Bergsma home that…

50 Years in Africa – The Legges (47 min)

Scottish missionary Jim Legge (1938-2020) served the Lord in Botswana for more than 5 decades with his wife Irene. On a visit back ‘home’ to Scotland in 2008 he felt a burden to share a word of testimony about how the Lord had called him and his wife into full time missionary service and had worked through them to see souls saved and assemblies planted in Africa. This recording of that meeting will touch your heart and stir your soul…

Tom Bentley and Bob Neill – Reminiscences (52 min)

After labouring faithfully for the Lord in Africa for 50 years, Mr Bob Neill (1920-2006) was invited to a meeting in Northern Ireland (Mr Neill’s homeland) to speak about his 5 decades of missionary service. Before Mr Neill spoke, one of his close friends, another missionary called Tom Bentley (1924-2011) – who served the Lord for over 50 years in Malaysia – stood to his feet and reminisced about “the early days” both men had enjoyed in Ebenezer Gospel Hall…

Robert Walker – Diligence (34 min)

Robert Walker (1919-1990) was saved on 2nd Jan 1931. Born into an evangelist’s home in Aberdeen, Scotland, he himself would also eventually become a full-time evangelist, commended to the Lord’s work in April 1957. Mr Walker visited Bicester in the early 1970’s and God blessed his visit in salvation. As you can hear on this recording, made in Scotland in 1979, Mr Walker had a deep fatherly voice, and a kind, sincere delivery. He was a diligent servant of the…

Part 2 – Peter Orasuk’s Life Story (49 min)

Parties, drugs, violence, debt, jail…”then Jesus came and bade his darkness flee”. Peter Orasuk’s (1948-2005) remarkable story of conversion has gone all around the world and been used by God to bless many people. But what happened next? How did life turn out for the former conman and chronic addict from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada? Is God’s salvation real? Does it really change people from the inside out? Does it last? In this recording, from October 1997, Peter tells…

Alex McLean – The Godly Man (44 min)

Alex McLean (1932-2019) preaches a powerful message on the need for godly men, referencing three prayers in the Bible: “Help Lord” (Psa 12:1), “Speak Lord” (1 Sam 3:9) and “What, Lord?” (Acts 9:6). Alex was a preacher who came across in his delivery with fervour and earnestness as he pressed the claims of Christ on the lives of believers. He weaves into his message a number of telling anecdotes and references from his own experience with the Lord (Message recorded…

How I Study My Bible (47 min)

A.M.S. Gooding (1915-1999) was a mighty expositor of the Word of God. Considering he left school at 15, never attended University, and was advised by his cousin, Professor David Gooding, not to spend much time with the “original Hebrew and Greek” unless he was going to make a lifetime study of it, one might wonder how on earth he became so knowledgeable and so able. In this message he explains the story of how he learned to study his Bible,…