Sermons on Historical Ministry Sermons

Sermons on Historical Ministry Sermons

Sydney Maxwell – The Pilgrim’s Progress (40 min)

Sydney Maxwell (1919-1993) preaches on the “Pilgrim’s Progress” from 2 Cor 5. He maps progress in the Christian life using some of the chapter’s prepositions. First, “in” in v17; then “unto” in v15; then “before” in v10; and finally “out” (“from”, KJV) in v1. Sydney spends time helpfully explaining that v17, “If any man be in Christ he is a new creation” should be understood as a positional statement declaring the justified believer’s standing in Christ. To be “in Christ”…

Jack Hunter – For To Me To Live is Christ (37 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 Phil 1:21, Mr Hunter delivers a powerful challenge to his audience: what is your life all about? The only life worth living is summarised thus: “For to me to live…

Harold Paisley – 7 Kisses of the Bible (35 min)

Harold Paisley (1924-2015) visited the UK from Canada in 1983 and took part in the Bible Readings in Larne, Northern Ireland. At the end of the large conference, held in the “Orange Hall” on the Curran Road, when everyone was tired and about ready to go home, he rose and preached an unforgettable message on “7 kisses in the Bible”. It was one of those unique occasions when Mr Paisley, feeling at home among his own countrymen in Co Antrim,…

Occupied with the Man in the Glory (37 min)

Sydney Maxwell (1919-1993) preaches on “occupation with Christ”. In a stirring message he highlights the need for faithfulness in view of the judgment seat of Christ. Local assemblies need godly, steady leadership which will influence the next generation to carry on the spiritual and scriptural character of the testimony for God. But whether it’s us today, or those in a past day like Ezekiel, Elisha, Stephen or John, the key to service down here is “occupation with a man” (Readings: Ezek…

Jim Baker – The Christian Life (29 min)

Jim Baker (1934-2016) was often in Bicester over the years and was always much appreciated. Originally from Liverpool, Jim spent most of his life in Scotland. Saved as a boy of 8, Jim soon developed a deep interest in the Scriptures and went on to become a very effective minister of the Word and much loved servant of the Lord. A warm-hearted brother with an infectious smile, Jim is fondly remembered and widely missed. He travelled all over the world…

David Kane – Things that Need to be Appreciated (24 min)

David Kane (1922-2015) visited us in Hebron Gospel Hall, Bicester, a number of times and helped us in the ministry of the Word. Saved in Belfast on 5th October 1940, aged 18, on the roof of the foundry where he worked, David immediately began attending a local church. Through reading his Bible, he developed a desire to gather according to the scriptural pattern he saw revealed there. One wet Sunday morning heading home from giving out some tracts he stepped…

John Douglas – Paul’s Humility (24 min)

Leaving School at the age of 13, John Douglas (1891-1976) started working down a coal mine in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Though he grew up in an ungodly home, by the grace of God John was converted at the age of 20 through the preaching of Robert Scott. His conversion ended his football career with Glasgow Rangers and made him no longer welcome in his own home. Baptised and received into the assembly at Larkhall, John would later be a “founder member”…

Jim Flanigan – The Pre-Tribulation Rapture (46 min)

Jim Flanigan (1931-2014) was saved as a boy of 11 in Belfast, shortly after his mother’s homecall. When his family home was destroyed in the air blitz of May 1941, the motherless young Jim was evacuated from the city. Back in Belfast 2 years later he was taken by a friend to Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall where he grasped the principle of gathering to the name of the Lord in accordance with the pattern of the New Testament. In 1946…

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…

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…

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…
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