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Ephemera of Alan Redpath - Collection 238

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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Biography of Alan Redpath

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

List of Audio Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)

Brief Description

Ninety-minute tape of four sermons of a series, "The Spirit-filled Life," delivered between November 2 and December 14, 1958, at Moody Memorial Church, Chicago, Illinois, by Dr. Redpath. Also a 70-minute service, taped January 29, 1961, in Moody Church on the topic "Assurance of Salvation."

Collection 238
[May 11, 2005]

Redpath, Alan; 1907-1989
Ephemera; 1958, 1961
2 Audio Tapes


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Alan Redpath was born January 9, 1907, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, the only son of James and Christina Redpath. He attended high school at Durham School and trained as a chartered accountant in Newcastle, qualifying in 1928. From graduation year until 1935, Redpath was the chartered accountant with Imperial Chemical Industries and the following year, 1936, he joined National Young Life Campaign as an evangelist, a position he filled until May 1940. In that month, he was called to be pastor of Duke Street Baptist Church, Richmond, London, and he remained with that church until 1953, when he came to the United States as pastor of Moody Memorial Church in Chicago. He served in this position between 1953 and 1962. While at Moody Church, Houghton College awarded Redpath an honorary D.D. degree in 1961.

From Moody, Redpath returned to the British Isles in 1962 to become pastor of Charlotte Baptist Chapel, Edinburgh, Scotland, and he remained with the church until 1966. In that year, he began an itinerant conference and missionary ministry. In 1955, Redpath was elected President of Unevangelized Fields Mission in the United Kingdom. Fourteen years later, in 1969, he became Field Representative for Capernwray Missionary Fellowship and in 1975 Pastoral Dean of Capernwray Bible School. He was still serving in all three capacities in 1983. Redpath died March 16, 1989, in Birmingham, England.

Dr. Redpath authored six books; the first one, Victorious Christian Living, was published in 1955. Others were Victorious Prayer (1956), Victorious Christian Service (1958), The Royal Route to Heaven (1960), Blessings Out of Buffettings (1965), The Making of a Man of God (1962), and Law and Liberty and Captivity to Conquest (1978).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two audiotapes, made up primarily of sermons by Redpath.


The tapes in this collection were received at the Center in July 1981 from Mrs. Evan Welsh, and in November 1982.

Accession 81-73, 82-169
May 13, 1983
Frances L. Brocker
J. Nasgowitz

Accession 81-73, 82-169
Type of material: Audio Tapes
The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE FILE. Request by the T# at the beginning of each entry below.

T1 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 speed, 45 minutes each side. Consists of four sermons on the topic "The Spirit-filled Life," delivered in 1958 at Moody Memorial Church, Chicago, Illinois.
Side 1: Began with a solo, "It's Real, O, I Know It's Real," followed by a prayer from Dr. Redpath. A passage from Ephesians 5:17-18 was the text for "A Command to be Obeyed," his sermon for the evening of November 2, 1958. He spoke of the consciousness of the Spirit moving among members of the congregation and the need to examine its power in daily life. The second sermon on Side 1 was delivered on November 16, 1958, and is titled "The Well and the Fountain." The sermon included queries about the kind of person a Christian is expected to be, how he is described in the Bible, and how he must be judged by his behavior as the only measure.
Side 2: Began with a sermon titled "Cleansing from Sin," preached at the evening service on November 30, 1958. The introduction includes organ music and a hymn by the choir, followed by Redpath's prayer and reading of I John 1:7-9. Redpath described true spiritual cleansing as free pardon and growing sensitivity to sin, but not perfection. The closing hymn is included on the tape: "O, For a Heart to Praise My God, A Heart from Sin Set Free." On December 14 Redpath preached a sermon titled "Consecration," which was preceded by a solo, "I Surrender All." Redpath followed it with prayer and a reading from I John 1:1-9. He broached the topic of surrender and consecration by explaining what the experience is, its meaning, implications, and application, and comparing it to the idea of sanctification, a setting apart of what had been dedicated to God. The sermon was concluded with a prayer.

T2 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 speed, 70 minutes each side.
Side 1: Evening service, January 29, 1961 at Moody Memorial Church, Chicago, Illinois. Includes hymns, a duet, a Scripture reading, and a piano solo by Mrs. Lester Pritkin. Three missionaries gave testimonies: Mr. Aikenhead (?) of the Canadian Sunday School Union, Miss Nicolls of Village Mission, and Garland Franklin of the Scripture Memory, Mountain Mission of Kentucky. Alan Redpath preached a sermon, "Assurance of Salvation," dealing in particular with biblical evidences of assurance of salvation.
Side 2: Musical selections from Handel's "Messiah."

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