Category Archives for "Classic Sermons"

November 20, 1994-Bishop William Cruver-Thanksgiving and Memories

Here is the Thanksgiving message from Bishop William (Bill) Cruver from 1994!  

I know we are a few months away from Thanksgiving, but as I mentioned in an earlier post, I am not uploading these messages in any particular order, just as we find them.  And of course, as we find them, we want to preserve them as quickly as possible.  

Here in this message, Bill gives us a few humorous stories from his childhood memories (including spilling a glass of water on his brother, Bob when he was sound asleep!)

Also you will hear Bill do one of his favorite things;  that is inviting other people up to tell their stories!  

Bill had a way of making you feel like you were the only one in the room that he was paying attention to, both when he was with a small group or preaching to many folks at once (as in this church service).  

In this message we will also hear why you don't want to buy a live goose on the morning of Thanksgiving - but I'll let you discover that for yourself in the message.

Remember, as stated, when I upload them, they are in no particular order;  just as I find them and transfer them to digital format.  However, I have tagged them with pertinent keywords for the search bar.

Feel free to comment below!

Enjoy this message and feel free to share on social media or however you would like.

Pastor Harvey
(Bill's Son in Law)
Highland Park Christian Church
August 5, 2020

July 22, 2020

April 24, 1994-Bishop William Cruver-Acts 16-Paul, Earthquake & the Jailer

Here is our second Classic Sermon from Bishop William Cruver.  

This was recorded about 3 months before our oldest daughter was born.   (Who is now 26 and married - just this month as a matter of fact).

I think the audio recording held up pretty good over time, but there are some pops and hisses that I couldn't quite clean up.

I wanted to record as many messages as possible for my kids.  (At the time, my wife Denise and I had no idea how many kids that would be - turned out to be 2 daughters, who are full grown adults now).

As you will notice in other sermons, you can hear the girls making noise (cooing, crying and outright yelling)  in the background...

Bill used to always say, "Keep the kiddos here in the room, we don't mind a little noise!"  

But in this message there is no background child noises, as the kiddos were not born yet.  

Still there is a part in this message that you can imagine visually, Bill took off his belt and beat the wooden railing with it to simulate how Paul and Silas were beaten for the cause of Christ.  

Bill used to use visual illustrations as much as possible.  

I'm glad we at the church can continue to share these messages with you.  

As we upload them, they are in no particular order;  just as I find them and transfer them to digital format.  However, I have tagged them with pertinent keywords for the search bar.

Enjoy this message and feel free to share on social media or however you would like.

Pastor Harvey
Highland Park Christian Church
July 22, 2020

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