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Raymond Golsworthy

Raymond Golsworthy (1911 - 2006)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Raymond Golsworthy in text and pdf format. describes himself as a ‘greatly privileged servant of the Lord Jesus Christ’. Clearly converted at an early age, he sensed immediately that he was to spend his life spreading the gospel somewhere overseas. His first interset was the Eskimos and he began learning the Eskimo language! Later on, it switched to the Tuaregs of the Sahara. After training at the ‘Missionary Training Colony’ in London, he was led into fellowship with the church at Honor Oak, and was greatly enriched through the ministry of Mr. T. Austin-Sparks and the other leaders there.

He finally went to India in 1937, and he and his colleague Fred Flack were quickly brought into touch with brother Bakht Singh, and invited to share with him in his great evangelistic and church-planting work. He married Joyce White (7 April 2013 – 7 April 2005) in India in 1941 and almost immediately they were captured at sea and spent three and a half years in a POW camp in Japan, an experience for which they never ceased to praise God. All this led on, later, to a close working-relationship with the colleagues of brother Watchman Nee, in different parts of the Far East, something which again proved very enriching. ‘CRG’ and his Joyce have been completely one in heart from the beginning, and shared the same ‘Vision’. They are now both in the presence of their heavenly Bridegroom and will continue to be an example of faith to many. Read more articles of Raymond Golsworthy on Faith Literature.

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And straight away all the people…
      “And straightway all the people, when they beheld Him, were greatly amazed, and running to Him saluted Him.” Mark 9:15 The Lord has been laying the above verse very much on our hearts in recent weeks, and we would like to pass on some thoughts that ... read more

As many as touched Him were made whole
      Reading: Mark 6:56 What a wonderful day that must have been for them all! Christ and His disciples had recently returned from a time of ministry in some desert place across the lake. There our Lord had taught many things to many people, and afterwar ... read more

Blessed be God
      The God who gives life It is plain from Scripture that there were times when God’s servants could no longer contain the love and praises that were welling up in their hearts. As they looked back over the years, and thought of the goodness and mercy of ... read more

Cleansed, transformed, sealed
      “I will sprinkle clean water upon you.” Ezekiel 36:25 “A new heart also I will give you.” Ezekiel 36:26 “And I will put My Spirit within you.” Ezekiel 36:27 In these three consecutive verses from the Old Testament we have ... read more

Early lessons for Christ’s disciples
      Lessons from Mark 1:16-45 “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Mark 1:17 Introduction The first chapter of Mark is a chapter which carries a very special significance for the earnest Christian. It tells us how Christ called His firs ... read more

Ezekiel’s gospel
      Ezekiel 36 has been called ‘Ezekiel’s gospel to a needy people’, and such it certainly is. It was written when Ezekiel was “among the captives by the River Chebar” (Ch. 1:1). We remember how the nation of Israel had long refused to listen to the ... read more

Ezekiel’s river
      “Everything shall live whither the river cometh.” verse 9 Of the many remarkable visions granted to Ezekiel, that of the River, in chapter 47, is probably the most impressive, and it is certainly full of instruction and encouragement for God’s ... read more

Following Paul
      “Brethren, be followers together of me.” Phil. 3:17 The title of this study will probably raise some questions. Should we, or should we not, be followers of God’s servants? Did not Christ say, “Follow Me” (Matt. 9:9)? Is not that sufficient? ... read more

Greater works than these
       “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do, shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.” John 14:12 These words must be, among the most amazing ever uttered by our Lo ... read more

I know that my Redeemer liveth
      Job 19:25 Those few words spoken by Job thousands of years ago have brought untold blessings to countless souls down through the centuries. They are relevant in many situations, but our simple purpose just now, is to show how they also constitute the v ... read more

Ordained to be with Him
       Ordained to be with Him Reading Time: 4 minutes Raymond Golsworthy “And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach.” Mark 3:14 I would like to introduce what I have to say about this verse ... read more

Prayer in the Name
      “Whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name, that will I do.” John 14:13 “If ye shall ask any thing in My Name, I will do it.” John 14:14 “… That whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My Name, He may give it you.” John 15:16 “Whatsoever ye sh ... read more

Present your bodies
      “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice; holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed, by the renewing of your m ... read more

Reaching Capernaum
      John 6:15-21 “Apprehending that for which we were apprehended.” See Phil. 3:12 “Grasping the purpose for which Christ grasped me.” J.B. Phillips The miracle of Christ walking on the sea to rescue His troubled and toiling disciples is the ... read more

Reflexes on redemption
      Exodus 15 Exodus fifteen is one of the great triumph chapters of the Bible. God had just rescued Israel from their awful bondage in Egypt; the armies of Egypt lay dead upon the sea-shore and a new life of liberty had begun for Gods people. It is our pu ... read more

Ruling, toiling, watching
      “For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.” Mark 13:34 One of the marvels of Christ’s ministry was His ability to pr ... read more

Spirit, soul and body
      What a masterpiece of wisdom the Bible is! While it provides us with everything we need to know, it mercifully withholds from us the much that we would like to know, but which it would not be in our highest interests to know, at present. As an example of ... read more

Spirituality in the midst…
      Some thoughts from the witness of Daniel and his companions. See also 1 John 4:4 and 5:19. The first six chapters of Daniel illustrate very beautifully the word of Paul in Phil. 2:15 about being “blameless and harmless, the Sons of God in the midst o ... read more

The descending river of God
      We would like to consider Psalm 65:9, 10 and learn some things about the descending “river of God”. The psalmist describes very beautifully the effects of the refreshing rain on a dry and thirsty land, and we link these verses with the promise of Isai ... read more

The family altar
      “The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.” (Prov. 14:11) Introduction We begin by asking you a question. Have you ever had the privilege of regular participation in Christian ‘family praye ... read more

The fellowship of the mystery
      All One in Christ Jesus “As the body is one … so also is Christ.” 1 Cor. 12:12 “By one Spirit are we all baptized (plunged) into One Body.” 1 Cor. 12:13 “The church … His body, the fulness (completing) of Him.” Eph. 1: 22,23 “Th ... read more

The finding of Rebekah
      (This is the revision of ‘In quest of the bride’, which was published in ‘A Witness and a Testimony’, Nov. – Dec., 1960. Raymond Golsworthy rewrote it in Australia and gave it a new title.) What a wonderful book the Bible is! It has been sai ... read more

The fourfold glorification of Christ
      “God hath glorified His Son Jesus.” Acts 3:13 This was the message that was carried to the world by the early apostles, and it is the heart and soul of God’s message for needy men today. Christ the Lord has been “approved of God” (Acts 2:22 ... read more

The garden of the Lord
      “I will make her desert like the garden of the Lord.” Isa.51:3 “Ye are God’s garden.” 1 Cor. 3:9 “I have come into My garden … I have gathered My myrrh with My spice.” Song of Sol. 5:1 In recent weeks my wife and I have had the ple ... read more

The good Samaritan
      “And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and w ... read more

The great multitude of fishes
      Reading: John 21:1-11 The miracle which we shall be considering is the last of eight signs described in John´s Gospel. It took place after the resurrection, and immediately prior to the ascension of our Lord. The record tells us that Peter and six ... read more

The little city
      “There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it. Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that ... read more

The little servant-maid
      “And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife.” 2 Kings 5:2 Strange though it may seem, the little maid referred to in this chapter became an out ... read more

The meaning of the church
      A brief survey of the salient points There are many who sing very feelingly about the church’s one foundation, but, through no fault of their own, know very little about the real character of the church. Nor is there much understanding of its important ... read more

The meaning of the cross
      “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6: 14 It is a wonderful thing when the Holy Spirit gives us insight into the meaning of the cross. An ... read more

The science of priorities
      Without a doubt, these are days when a new basic science has to be built into the over-all education of the human being. It is the science of priorities. In the times of our fathers, only one or two necessities were simultaneously claiming their attent ... read more

The shining testimony
      Reading: Isaiah 60 Through His prophet Isaiah God issued a call to His people to “Arise and shine” accompanying the call with the words: “Thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee”. Our God is a God of resurrection and, ac ... read more

Things that please God
      1 GOD’S PLEASURE IN CREATION AND IN HIS SON “And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” Gen. 1:31 “While He yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed th ... read more

Things that please God - Part 2
      Being filled full in Christ I will take you back again to Colossians 2:9 and 10: “In Him dwelleth all the fulness bodily, and ye are filled full in Christ.” I remember once trying to illustrate this to a large gathering of Indian brothers and sisters ... read more

Things which God hath
      “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit.” 1 Cor. 2:9, 10 Introduction For the born-again believer, ... read more

Three great gifts
      “As thou hast given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal Life to as many as thou hast given Him.” John 17:2 One of the marvels of the Bible is the way in which vast areas of divine truth are sometimes brought together in just a fe ... read more

Three incomparables
      “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 There are three ‘i ... read more

Treasures of darkness
      “I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places.” Isaiah 45:3 “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.” 1 Pet. 4:12 “The pe ... read more

What does it mean to believe
      One of the greatest needs among professing Christians is to understand what it really means to believe on Christ. This is an issue of paramount importance, for according to the Bible, our whole eternal welfare depends upon our faith. It has been divinely ... read more

Who, who, who
      Who is there to help us? Who can solve our problem? Who can meet the need of the hour? Who can save the nations from disaster and from pending doom? And Who is there that understands my lot? Who can make me the kind of man I want to be? Who can save ... read more

Why did Christ come into this world?
      Thinking men and women everywhere must surely be agreed that there is something very remarkable and strangely unique about what we call the Christmas Season. The attention of millions is somehow directed to that simple event that took place that day in th ... read more

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