TBC is pleased to present this inspiring—and convicting—presentation by Paul Wilkinson, featured at our 2011 Summer Bible Conference.
WILKINSON passionately recounts “The Three Themes of a Hero” as first noted by William Andrew of Glasgow in his 1912 tribute to Baptist pastor, John Harper. Harper, along with his six-year- old daughter, was a passenger on the ill-fated Titanic.
AS THE CALL was issued for passengers to vacate their cabins, Harper wrapped his daughter in a blanket, told her that she would see him again one day, and passed her to one of the crewmen. After watching her safely board one of the lifeboats, he removed his life-jacket and gave it to one of the other passengers.
ONE SURVIVOR distinctly remembered hearing him shout, “Women, children, and the unsaved into the lifeboats!” Harper then ran along the decks pleading with people to turn to Christ, and, with the ship sinking, he called upon the Titanic 's orchestra to play, “Nearer, My God, to Thee.” Gathering people around him on deck, he then knelt down, and “with holy joy in his face,” raised his arms in prayer.
AS THE SHIP began to lurch, he jumped into the icy waters and swam frantically to all he could reach, beseeching them to turn to the Lord Jesus and be saved. Finally, as hypothermia set in, John Harper sank beneath the waters and passed into the Lord’s presence. He was 39.
VIEWERS will not want to miss hearing “the rest of the story” in this soul-stirring account.
- Title: Three Themes of a Hero
- Item#: DVD220
- Size: 58 min
- Length: 7.50
- Width: 5.50
- Weight: 0.2
- Copyright: 2011