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George Whitefield

George Whitefield (September 30, 1770), also known as George Whitfield, was an English Anglican priest who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain, and especially in the British North American colonies.

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Marks Of True Conversion, Marks of Reprobation, Assurance of Salvation, Etc. by George Whitefield, Paul Washer et al.
"Come by faith to Jesus Christ. Do not come, Pharisee-like, telling God what you have done, how often you have gone to church, how often you have received the sacrament, fasted, prayed, or the like. No, come to Christ as poor, lost, undone, damned sinners. Come to Him in this manner and He will accept of you." - George Whitefield
The marks of the new birth. A sermon preached at the parish church of St. Mary, ... -
"I feel the power of JESUS more, and the power of indwelling sin less." George Whitefield, 1741
George Whitefield’s letter to John Wesley is really entertaining.
Excellent! I'm also looking forward to reading your books on George Whitefield & the Great Awakening.
Here's my review of fine new biography of George Whitefield
I liked a video from Steve J Lawson The life of George Whitefield
"Let the name of Whitefield perish, but Christ be glorified." - George Whitefield
“Feeding upon past experiences will not satisfy our souls..believers must look for fresh influences of divine grace" - George Whitefield
To put on your Christmas list:. George Whitefield (a biography). What other books are on your list?.
For all you Reformed guys that don't like John Wesley, I'll remind you George Whitefield called him the 13th apostle :)
Driscoll's books removed due to his abuse of people. Space used to sell books celebrating 300th bday of slavery-promoter George Whitefield.
“God can now be just, and yet justify the ungodly. “For he hath made Christ to be sin for us..."” - George Whitefield
ICYMI: writes about the life and ministry of George Whitefield
Whitefield "epitomized the way that God can use one person to bring about phenomenal change"
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"I am nothing, have nothing, and can do nothing without God." - George Whitefield (via...
The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism (Library ... -
Nothing but God can satisfy the heart of man. a”George Whitefield
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"A riveting narrative that delivers a comprehensive view of America’s spiritual founding father" on Whitefield
"Study to know Him more and more, for the more you know, the more you will love Him" -George Whitefield
Preaching the new birth would become the center of [George] Whitefield's gospel ministry and the defining cause of his life.
“Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again.” ~ George Whitefield
"Lord guide me with thy counsel till thou dost bring me to everlasting Glory!" - George Whitefield
"A man that has truly repented, is truly regenerated..If your repentance is true, you are renewed throughout." [George Whitef…
"It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher" ~G…
Two things I would earnestly recommend to your constant study: the Book of God and your own heart. ~George Whitefield
“ I am daily waiting for the coming of the Son of God.” - George Whitefield (1714-1770)
Have you heard how darling George is after yesterday?
“Be humble, talk little, think and much.”. — George Whitefield
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"Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.". George Whitefield
"accessible biography of a legendary Calvinist preacher": Washington Times on my Whitefield bio
On this day in 1742 the English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter: 'Two things I would earnestly...
Full house for the Andrew Fuller conference on "George Whitefield & the Great Awakening".
Got to meet today. Excited to read his books on the Great Awakening and George Whitefield
Follow Lee's presentation on George Whitefield live from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. .
“Take care of your life and the Lord will take care of your death.” - George Whitefield
Stopped and visited the crypt of George Whitefield. He wasn't a Baptist, but God did greatly use him!
"Care of the soul is needful because without this your happiness will be forever lost" George Whitefield. 11:12
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George Whitefield had extraordinary evangelistic fervor, deep theology, devotion to God. 10/16 at 2pET w/
(2/2) His love is constant without any change and his love is everlasting - George Whitefield
Listen to Renewing Your Mind as Dr. Lawson discusses his book “The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield.”
Today's Renewing Your Mind broadcast by RC Sproul is Steve Lawson speaking about George Whitefield! Yes! On now AM 950 WTLN Orlando
We do not reach up to God for salvation. He reaches down to us.
Anglican evangelist George Whitefield on why he "embraced the scheme":
"I am tired in the Lord's work, but not tired of it." ~George Whitefield
"We must all have the spirit of martyrdom, though we may not all die martyrs." George Whitefield
The most recent issue of Journal of Theology is available online. It is devoted to George Whitefield.
The latest SBJT is devoted to Whitefield. Great stuff here.
"It is every Christian's bounden duty to be guided by the Spirit in conjunction with the written word of God." - George Whitefield
The latest issue of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology is on George Whitefield and is available for download.
"The reason why congregations have been so dead is because dead men preach to them." - George Whitefield 1739
"Let the Lord Jesus but enter your souls, and you shall find peace which the world can neither give nor take away." - George Whi…
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Wheresoever my Master calls me I am ready to go and preach the everlasting gospel! — George Whitefield.
George Whitefield Symposium at Nov. 13-14th, 2014. For more Info and to register:
British evangelist George Whitefield warned fellow believers: "If you are going to walk with Christ, you are going to be op…
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Another notable piece from Bill Bennett's The Patriotic American's Daily Almanac. The Great Awakening October 5 is the birthday of Jonathan Edwards, born in 1703 in East Windsor, Connecticut. The Congregational minister’s preaching and writing made him one of the most important figures in colonial America. His famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” threatened doom for the unrepentant (“The God that holds you over the pit of *** much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect, over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked”) but also emphasized the transforming power of Christ’s love (“Christ has flung the door of mercy wide open, and stands in the door calling”). Edwards became an influential voice in the Great Awakening, the religious revival that swept the colonies in the 1730s and ’40s. Ministers with powerful preaching styles, such as George Whitefield from England, attracted huge audiences. Many established religious authorities, including Church of Engla . ...
"This, however, is my comfort.'Jesus Christ saw me from eternity; He gave me being; He called me in time; He has freely justified me through faith in His blood; He has in part sanctified me by His Spirit; He will preserve me underneath His everlasting arms till time shall be no more.' Oh the blessedness of these evangelical truths! These are indeed Gospel; they are glad tidings of great joy to all that have ears to hear." - George Whitefield
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“How many *** do every one of us deserve whose whole lives have been one continued rebellion against God!” - George Whitefield
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Robert Robinson - the author of the hymn "Come Thou Fount..." came to Christ under the preaching of George Whitefield.
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I Love those that Thunder out the Word!. -George Whitefield
“The Christian world is in a dead sleep. Nothing but a loud voice can waken them out of it.” Rev. George Whitefield.
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Lord, help me to begin to begin. George Whitefield
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"Lord, if I am going to be like Thee someday, help me be like Thee today." ~ George Whitefield
(2/2)...and I hope for no other peace, only a cross, while on this side of eternity. George Whitefield
"To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers." George Whitefield
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A Living Sacrifice - a devotional from George Whitefield
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Other men may preach the gospel better than I, but no man can preach a better gospel. -George Whitefield
"though they have a Christ in their heads, they have no Christ in their hearts" - George Whitefield
George Whitefield was a man of exceptional cleanliness and tidiness -biography
The Power of God in George Whitefield's Life - Steve Lawson: via
"Nobody is asking u to walk on water... Just don't get wet" . ~pastor and qb guru George Whitefield~ 💯
I agree with George Whitefield. Leadership and intangibles so vital for QBs at next level. Take Nick Foles and Russell Wilson vs RG3.
"I found by daily experience the more I did the more I might do for God." -George Whitefield
"Prayer is the very breath of the new creature and therefore, if we are prayerless, we are Christless." ~George Whitefield
A man get to heaven by works? I would as soon think of climbing to the moon on a rope of sand! (George Whitefield)
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There's a reason why I admire preachers like George Whitefield, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Richard Baxter. They're not afraid.
"For six provocative years, New England’s emotions and interest had been aroused by these religious pulsations. Eager with anticipation and overready for the climax, New England on September 14, 1740, received George Whitefield.” Yikes—talk about some awkward word choice!
When the evangelical poet Phillis Wheatley published an pamphlet-length elegy on George Whitefield upon the great itinerant’s death in 1770, she gained renown as the first published African American woman in history. She was still a slave in Boston at the time, and (perhaps predictably, if she was g…
Thomas Kidd’s short post today on African American poet Phillis Wheatley gave me pause when it came to his discussion of George Whitefield — the great evangelist of the Great Awakening whose death was the subject of Wheatley’s first popular poem.
Of Parrots and Eagles Chuck Swindol Hebrews 6:11–12 We are running shy of eagles, and we're running over with parrots. Content to sit safely on our evangelical perches and repeat in rapid-fire falsetto our religious words, we are fast becoming overpopulated with bright-colored birds having soft bellies, big beaks, and little heads. What would help to balance things out would be a lot more keen-eyed, wide-winged creatures willing to soar out and up, exploring the illimitable ranges of the kingdom of God . . . willing to return with a brief report on their findings before they leave the nest again for another fascinating adventure. Parrot people are much different than eagle thinkers. They like to stay in the same cage, pick over the same pan full of seeds, and listen to the same words over and over again until they can say them with ease. They like company too. Lots of attention, a scratch here, a snuggle there, and they'll stay for years right on the same perch. You and I can't remember the last time we ...
I just woke up from a dream encounter that left me with such tangible prescence that I could weep.I feel the lord will have me share this and release this over everyone who will receive.In this dream I was walking across a street and saw a huge crowd.They surrounded two black women who preached with such grace,glory and power that people could not move.They were drawn by the unction of the spoken words.Their words were soaked with revival fire. As I woke up filled with the prescence of God, I remembered a previous dream I had months ago where I saw myself and others stood up in different corners and regions releasing the gospel with fire.As I woke up today, I felt this is the face of what is about to break open.There is about to be a real move for street preachers to arise with power like never beforeWe are about to enter or have already entered a season where the glory and unction will spontaneously rest on people who will get up in street corners across the globe.They will rise up like the John Wesleys ...
“Lord, someday I will be like Thee. And if someday, why not today when I can be the greatest blessing to the most people?” -George Whitefield
"the more I see of the World, the more I grow sick of it every day. GOD grant this sickness may increase!" - George Whitefield
"Suffer we must. Perhaps, we may sing in a prison, and have our feet in the stocks; but faith in Jesus turns a prison into a palace, and makes a bed of flames become a bed of feathers." - George Whitefield
“And now let me address all of you, high and low, rich and poor, one with another, to accept of mercy and grace while it is offered to you; Now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation; and will you not accept it, now it is offered unto you?” -George Whitefield
OPEN REBUKE IS BETTER THAN SECRET LOVE Warning: Sugar-Coated ‘Ear Candy’ Gospel is Weakening Saints by Steve Hill and Jennifer Le Claire Look around and you’ll see the undeniable signs of the times. The Supreme Court that opened the door to murdering more than 55 million babies has failed to defend traditional marriage. The prince of the power of the air is propagating all manner of immorality over mass media. And all sorts of heresy is circulating in the body of Christ. Despite the darkness of the hour, we are still believing for a revival—a Great Awakening. In fact, we believe we’re living in the greatest hour in church history. The true bride will arise in prayer to combat the forces of darkness and open the door to the salvation of many. Yet we must prepare for this outpouring. What’s more, amid this stark contrast of light and dark lies a dangerous time for believers, as many are ill-equipped to face the challenges coming in the days ahead. Despite decades of teaching on the fivefold mini ...
"Other men may preach the Gospel better than I but no men can preach a better Gospel"~George Whitefield
It is better to wear out than to rust out. ~George Whitefield
George Whitefield and the ties between evangelical christianity and white supremacy
“Ruined by sin. Redeemed by the Savior. Regenerated by the Spirit.” -George Whitefield
Brethren hear this, in the writings of Isaiah we see three clear consequences for the result of the nation of Israel not having repentance towards God. May I say that these three consequences will also be ours if we do not have a renewed repentance in the Church and a revolutionary revival from Heaven. If no revival then we will see these three judgments come on the earth and surely anyone that has been awakened to the hour will realize these monstrous consequences already have fallen upon us. If no revival, then *** will be enlarged. “Therefore *** hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure.” Oh brethren, the horror of it, *** yawning and swallowing multiplied millions of souls that will be damned forever. To just see a glimpse of this reality will shake any soul to ask, “What can be done?” George Whitefield said: “At the day of judgement we shall all meet again.” How will you feel when you meet all of the millions of souls that could have been saved if you prayed and soug .. ...
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Abiding fully means praying much. - Andrew Murray To see a man humble under prosperity is one of the greatest rarities in the world. - John Flavel We reverence God and we hallow God's name when our life is such that it brings honor to God and attracts others to Him. - William Barclay There is a living God. He has spoken in the Bible. He means what He says and will do all He has promised. - Hudson Taylor Two great tests of character are wealth and poverty. - Author Unknown It is a great thing to be a really good forgiver. - F.W. Boreham When the problem is worry, the prescription is prayer. - David Jeremiah Gratitude develops faith. The surest path out of a slump is marked by the road sign "thank you, God." - Max Lucado The door is closed to prayer unless it is opened with the key of trust. - John Calvin Wisdom is the capacity to see things from God's viewpoint. - Charles Stanley To some, Christianity is an argument. To many, it is a performance. To a few, it is an experience. - Vance Havner God is not com ...
“But if these things be so, what a miserable condition are those unhappy governors in, who are so far from feeding those committed to their care with the sincere milk of the word, to the intent they may grow thereby, that they neither search the scriptures themselves, nor are careful to explain them to others? Such families must be in a happy way indeed to do their Master's will, who take such prodigious pains to know it! Would not one imagine that they had turned converts to the Church of Rome, that they thought ignorance to be the mother of devotion; and that those were to be condemned as heretics who read their Bibles? And yet how few families are there amongst us, who do not act after this unseemly manner! But shall I praise them in this? I praise them not; Brethren, this thing ought not so to be.” ~George Whitefield
Family Life “There is a great deal in the way in which a man walks in his house. It will not do to be a saint abroad and a devil at home! There are some of that kind. They are wonderfully sweet at a Prayer Meeting, but they are dreadfully sour to their wives and children. This will never do! Every genuine Believer should say, and mean it, ‘I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.’ It is in the home that we get the truest proof of godliness. ‘What sort of a man is he?’ said one to George Whitefield, and Whitefield answered, ‘I cannot say, for I never lived with him.’ That is the way to test a man—to live with him.”—1894, Charles H. Spurgeon Sermon you would like to read the whole sermon:
On this date in 1703, John Wesley was born - the founder of Methodism and good friend of George Whitefield.
“People want to recommend themselves to God by their sincerity; they think, 'If we do all we can, if we are but sincere, Jesus Christ will have mercy on us.' But pray what is there in our sincerity to recommend us to God? ... therefore, if you depend on your sincerity for your salvation, your sincerity will *** you.” ― George Whitefield
Whole days and weeks have I spent prostrate on the ground in silent or vocal prayer. ~ George Whitefield
"Speaking in Other Tongues" for additional information: Tongues - Part 2 Apostolic Doctrine - General WHY DID GOD CHOOSE TONGUES? By Fred E. Kinzie HE WAS A DEACON in a fashionable church, but he did not believe in the Pentecostal doctrine relative to the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Yet he had been exposed to that belief through members of his immediate family. One night, at the close of an evangelistic service in an Apostolic Church, he went forward to pray, and was overwhelmingly filled with the Spirit of God. He spoke in other tongues fluently and was so inundated in the Spirit that even hours later he could not speak English. Definitely, this was a Biblical experience accompanied not only with the speaking in another tongue, but also with the joy and peace of the Holy Ghost. Millions have experienced this same baptism in the Spirit. Wherever this message is proclaimed concerning the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the question is asked, "Why did God choose speaking in tongues as the initial, physical eviden ...
THIS DAY IN CHRISTIAN HISTORY: June 17 Looking back on the history of Christianity and the Church, we notice that it is sometimes violent, sometimes inspiring, shocking, tragic, comic, or just plain bizarre. It is certainly never dull. Our Christian heritage was passed down to us through blood, sweat and tears, but mostly by the faith of our fathers. The church age as we know it is coming to an end very soon. Be very blessed and informed as you read these brief notations on the successes and failures of Christianity throughout the ages. June 17, 362: Emperor Julian the Apostate ordered that all schoolmasters and professors must obtain a license before teaching, thus excluding Christians from educating youth. June 17, 1535: Henry VIII had the staunch Roman Catholic bishop John Fisher arraigned; five days later Fisher was beheaded at the Tower of London on trumped-up charges. His real crime" was refusing to sign a document that declared King Henry VIII's unwelcome marriage to Catherine of Aragon unlawful. J ...
“For this life, being a continual warfare, we must never expect to have rest from our spiritual adversary the devil, or to say, our combat with him is finished, till, with our blessed master, we bow down our heads, and give up the ghost.” -George Whitefield
You do not love Christ, because you do not know Him; you do not come to Him, because you do not feel your want of Him: you are whole, and not broken hearted; you are not sick, at least not sensible of your sickness; and, therefore, no wonder you do not apply to Jesus Christ, that great, that almighty physician. You do not feel yourselves lost, and therefore do not seek to be found in Christ. O that God would wound you with the sword of His Spirit, and cause His arrows of conviction to stick deep in your hearts! O that He would dart a ray of divine light into your souls! For if you do not feel yourselves lost without Christ, you are of all men most miserable: your souls are dead; you are not only an image of *** but in some degree *** itself: you carry *** about with you, and you know it not. O that I could see some of you sensible of this, and hear you cry out, “Lord, break this hard heart; Lord, deliver me from the body of this death; draw me, Lord, make me willing to come after Thee; I am lost; Lo ...
finished A Sketch of the Life and Labors of George Whitefield by John Charles Ryle
"Commendations or even the hinting at them, are poison to a mind addicted to pride." -George Whitefield
101 Life-Changing Quotes for Christians Our Walk "Help me to work and pray, help me to live each day, that all I do may say, thy Kingdom come." ~ A. B. Simpson Greatness "Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do y ou desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation." ~ Saint Augustine Limitations "Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." Mark 9:23 Faith "Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe." ~ Voltaire Moving Forward "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14 © Christian Wealth Team Page 6 Still, Pure Heart "Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song." ~ Konrad von Gesner Trust and Hope "Blessed is the man that trusteth ...
Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.~ George Whitefield
"Our repentance needs to be repented of, and our tears washed in the blood of Christ.". ~ George Whitefield
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George Whitefield declared the love of Christ was so strong “He would accept even the Devil’s castaways.” / Amen, I'm walking proof!
"Out of his fullness believers receive grace for grace. O infinite condescension!" George Whitefield.
it's a fearful thing to think of George Whitefield visiting your church.
The reason why the Son of God took upon him our nature, was, the fall of our first parents. George Whitefield
“'I am never better than when I am on the full stretch for God.' - George Whitefield”
A TEMPTING & CONTAGIOUS JOY: "Mr. Whitefield was so cheerful that it tempted me to become a Christian." (Some lady about George Whitefield)
"Those that have been most humbled, I find, always make the most solid, useful Christians." - George Whitefield
"In our days, to be a true Christian is really to become a scandal.” - George Whitefield (1739)
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Looking forward to hear some geezer called do a talk on George Whitefield today :)
Standing in the place where George Whitefield preached 3 times in New Bern, NC during the…
This fast-paced, inspirational narrative reveals how God used one man of great courage, discipline, and humility...
A Pentecostal experience among early Methodists: January 1, 1739 "Mr. Hall, Kinchin, Ingham, Whitefield, Hutchins, and my brother Charles, were present at our love-feast in Fetter-Lane, with about sixty of our brethren. About three in the morning, as we were continuing instant in prayer, the power of God came mightily upon us, insomuch that many cried out for exceeding joy, and many fell to the ground. As soon as we were recovered a little from that awe and amazement at the presence of His Majesty, we broke out with one voice, 'We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.'" I wonder if that "Mr. Hall" was some of my kinfolk? Imagine, one of my great great great grandfather/uncles/cousins in the same place where John and Charles Wesley and George Whitefield experienced the power of God!!!
"George Whitefield-Man Of Note". How sweet is rest after fatigue! How sweet will heaven be when our journey is ended.
To help prevent spiritual pride, let us remember, that we did not choose Christ, but were chosen by Him. ~ George Whitefield
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"The Judge is before the door: He that cometh will come, and will not tarry: His reward is with Him."~George Whitefield
"My chickens are becoming ducks!" 18th c. preacher George Whitefield's reaction to seeing those converted under his preaching become Baptist
"Let the love of Jesus constrain you to go out into the highways and hedges to compel poor sinners to come in." (George Whitefield)
1/2 George Whitefield met with Charles and John Wesley in early 1741,
Saturday-Good Morning! A Thought To Ponder: Spare Not! "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins." (Isaiah 58:1) Sure does sound like this is needed in the present hour, with preachers and whole churches advocating the marrying of the sodomites in their churches and complaining and demonstrating to get the right to hold the marriage services in their churches. What an abomination, it makes me sick and I can only imagine how The LORD feels about it. Many years ago, George Whitefield voiced these words; "I love the voice that thunders forth The Word. The whole Christian world is asleep, and only a loud voice can awaken it." (End Of Quote) There used be *** fire and brimstone preachers, but today most have become weak knee ivy league style pulpiteers, with no backbone and no GOD in them. How we need those men in the pulpits that will bring every one in their audience face to face with The HOLY GOD. GOD Bless and have ...
William Wilberforce, only son of Robert Wilberforce (1728–1768) and Elizabeth Bird (1730–1798), was born in Kingston upon Hull on 24th August 1759. William's father, who was a wealthy merchant, died when he was seven years old and for a time was brought up by an uncle and aunt. William came under the influence of his aunt, who was a strong supporter of John Wesley and the Methodist movement. According to his biographer, John Wolffe: "Meanwhile his aunt Hannah, an admirer of George Whitefield and friendly with the Methodists, influenced him towards evangelicalism. His grandfather and mother, however, took fright, and brought him back to live in Hull, where every effort was made to distract him from such enthusiastic religion." At seventeen Wilberforce was sent to St. John's College. Following the deaths of his grandfather in 1776 and his childless uncle William in 1777, Wilberforce was an extremely wealthy man. Wilberforce was shocked by the behaviour of his fellow students at the University of Cambrid ...
The salvation of God is free through the blood of Jesus, but there is a price to pay for the anointing of God. Many desire to be used of God, but they are not willing to pay the price of consecration to Him. As a young man of 21 when I got saved, I desired more than anything in the world to be an instrument in the hands of God. I had been an instrument of the devil for destruction, now I wanted my life to glorify the Lord. I would pray all night on Fridays, fast a week at a time {real fasting---no food}, read 50 chapters in the Bible daily, and pray at least 6 hours a day. I would study the lives of men like John Wesley, George Whitefield, Smith Wigglesworth, and others. Consecration and dedication brings inspiration into our lives. When we have God's inspiration in our lives, we are able to inspire others.
SUPPORTERS OF AMERICAN SLAVERY: George Whitefield (who did his utmost to defend and spread American slavery), Jonathan Edwards, The Puritans (who were also known for their cruelty to slaves and believed in white supremacy). ABOLITIONISTS AGAINST SLAVERY: John Wesley, Charles Finney, Asa Mahan, Albert Barnes,the Quakers. Is it by chance that typically (not in every case) those who believed in Calvinistic doctrines especially the denial of free-will and believed that God ordains EVERYTHING, supported and defended American slavery? The times cannot be an excuse as many from the two camps lived around the same time.
I accidentally said Link: The Great Awakening instead of Link's Awakening. What if Link actually did team up with George Whitefield?
By: Arnold Martin What America Needs Is What Each Of Us Needs! America was never a totally Christian nation in the sense that everyone was a believer. Yet, America was founded on Christian principles. Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, they signed a document which declared their endeavor was “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.” But as the years passed, that spirit was largely lost. In the early 1700s a group of preachers, including Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield, began preaching that convicted men and women of sin. Churches filled, and spiritual life renewed. This revival became known as the Great Awakening and was used by God to shape the course of an entire nation. We see the need for revival in our day, but part of the reason we do not see revival is that we expect it to start in the wrong place. Revival is not first in the culture, but in the church. We do have a problem with crime, drugs, and an anti Christian government, but that does not stop revi ...
George Whitefield: Lessons from Eighteenth Century's Greatest Evangelist - video from my Gheens Lectures
A lady once asked George Whitefield why he so often insisted on preaching on these words: ‘You must be born again.’ Whitefield replied, ‘Because, Madam, you must.’ -S Ferguson, In Christ Alone: Living the Gospel Centered Life
The worship of God is a duty; the hearing & reading of sermons may be useful; but if men rest in hearing and praying, as too many do, it is as if a tree should value itself for being watered and putting forth leaves, though it never produce fruit." (by Benjamin Franklin in a letter to George Whitefield) In aiming to declare that salvation is by grace & not works, never forget that saving faith always produces good works! Faith is the root of salvation--but deeds of generosity & kindness are the FRUIT of salvation--and "a tree is known by its fruit." (Mt 12:33) Word for Today
I have been gathering the old writings of wild revival preachers lately such as Jonathan Edwards, Charles Finney, George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon, Steve Hill, and now Leonard Ravenhill (more to come). I want to learn from these wells of revival and put it into practice in my ministry. It is amazing to think if these men ever knew what they would be passing down through generations. It amazes me to think that God allowed them to preach and to write in order to not only change the times in which they lived, but for their works to influence some weirdo young preacher hundreds (or less) years later in the year 2014. You never know what your obedience will bring for others.
the page proofs of my George Whitefield biography have arrived! next up, a close review for any errors or typos, and the index. (I will be leaning heavily on my enormously competent graduate assistant for the latter...)
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When asked why he preached so much, George Whitefield said, "I'd rather Wear out than Rust out."
N.T.Wright wrote: "“The eighteenth century saw great movements of revival, particularly through the Methodist movement led by John and Charles Wesley and George Whitefield. Their theology and their understanding of the gospels are quite different topics upon which I am not qualified to speak. But, I suspect that the Wesleyan emphasis on Christian experience, both the “spiritual” experience of knowing the love of God in one’s own heart and life and the “practical” experience of living a holy life for oneself and of working for God’s justice in the world, might well be cited as evidence of a movement in which parts of the church did actually integrate several elements in the gospels, a synthesis that the majority of Western Christianity have allowed to fall apart."
“If we are to follow Christ, it must be in our common way of spending every day. If we are to live unto God at any time or in any place, we are to live unto him in all times and in all places. If we are to use anything as the gift of God, we are to use everything as his gift.” So wrote William Law in 1728 in A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life. + This quiet schoolmaster of Putney, England, could hardly be considered a revolutionary, yet his book had near-revolutionary repercussions. His challenge to take Christian living very seriously received more enthusiastic response than he could ever have imagined, especially in the lives of Henry Venn, George Whitefield, and John Wesley, all of whom he strongly influenced. More than any other man, William Law laid the foundation for the religious revival of the eighteenth century, the Evangelical Movement in England, and the Great Awakening in America. + Law came to typify the devout parson in the eyes of many. His life was characterized by simplicity, dev ...
"While holding the reformed doctrine of John Calvin, we need the fire of George Whitefield" Steven Lawson
We are immortal until our work on earth is done. - George Whitefield
"Which kind of church are you the minister of in Wales?" "Really a Presbyterian Church, the name of the denomination - the strongest one in Wales - is the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church." "Surely there's a mistake somewhere," I opined, "please say that over again." Once more the name rolled out, a civil war in language. "I'm bewildered," was my confession. "Surely the term 'Calvinistic Methodist' is about as harmonious as 'white black-bird' or 'east-west wind'. Are they not antipodal terms?" "Not at all - you evidently think that John Wesley was the only Methodist who ever lived. George Whitefield was a Calvinist - that's why he and Wesley quarrelled." - Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones being interviewed by a Canadian reporter in 1932.
George Whitefield (1714-1770) was a pivotal leader in the Great Awakening in America and Great Britain. From a working-class home, Whitefield traded work for tuition at Oxford University, doing menial labor for the school and fellow students. He found Christ at Oxford and became a founder of the Methodist movement along with John Wesley. The two were life-long friends despite major theological differences. Whitefield graduated in 1736 and left for America to preach in 1738. His journals reveal a consecrated young man with an amazingly mature Christian temperament. Detained for two weeks in Gibraltar, he used the time to preach. From his journal: Had near, if not more than, a hundred at morning exposition; and it being the last day of my sojourning at Gibraltar, many came to me weeping, telling me what God had done for their souls, desiring my prayers, and promising theirs in return. Others both gave and sent me tokens of their love, as cake, figs, wine, eggs, and other necessaries for my voyage, and seeme ...
WORD ALIVE … Bringing the relevance of God’s Word to our everyday life. - UNTIL YOU’RE MUCH WITH GOD YOU CANNOT BE MUCH FOR HIM (Vol 2; No 207) It is possible to serve God “faithfully” in the eyes of people and yet not be in fellowship with Him. Don’t substitute time spent working for God for the time spent walking with Him. The motto of one Bible College says, “Let me never lose the important truth that I must love Thyself more than Thy service.” This is a motto every minister of God needs to adopt for his life. Wesley Duewel said, “Your supreme priority is not what you do for Jesus, but to be like Him.” The most important thing is not our grasp and mastery of doctrine or zeal for service – though they are important – but our intimacy with God as reflected in our love relationship with Him. God’s blessings may make you happy for a time; earthly gifts from God may make you happy temporarily, but fullness of joy comes only when you remain in God’s presence. Little wonder the Psa ...
Christianity" is false Christianity. Like Islamism, they politicised religion to achieve their agenda. Those who are not part of their cult are cut-off, sub-human treated as animals, their women raped. 'When the Great Awakening arrived in full—with shouts and groans and spiritual ecstasy—blacks began to swell the crowds coming to hear revival preachers. In Philadelphia, George Whitefield reported, "Nearly 50 Negroes came to give me thanks for what God had done to their souls." In the late 1740s, Presbyterian Samuel Davies said he ministered to seven congregations in Virginia in which "more than 1,000 Negroes" had participated in his services.' 'Presbyterian theology and Anglican liturgy, however, held little appeal to most blacks. Not until Methodists and Baptists arrived—with their emphasis on conversion as a spiritual experience—did black Christianity begin to take off.'
There is not a thing on the face of the earth that I abhor so much as idleness or idle people. Author: George Whitefield
A true faith in Jesus Christ will not suffer us to be idle. No, it is an active, lively, restless principle; it fills the heart, so that it cannot be easy till it is doing something for Jesus Christ. Author: George Whitefield
'If people cannot use so much self-denial as to rise early to pray...how will they be able to die at the stake for Jesus' George Whitefield
Reading on the life and death of George Whitefield reveals some interesting information - the least of which is the evidently prodigious amount of black fabric in Georgia in 1770. "When the news of Mr. Whitefield's death reached Georgia, its inhabitants vied with each other in showing him the highest respect. All the black cloth in the stores was bought up; the pulpit and desk of the church, the branches, the organ-loft, and the pews of the governor and council were covered with black. The governor and council in deep mourning convened at the state-house, and went in procession to church, where they were received by the organ playing a funeral dirge. Two funeral sermons were there listened to by the authorities. In the Legislature high eulogiums were pronounced on the admirable preacher, and a sum of money was unanimously appropriated for removing his remains to Georgia, to be interred at his orphan-house; but the inhabitants of Newburyport strongly objected, and the design was relinquished. Forty-five ye ...
George Whitefield (1714-1770), was an English Puritan who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain, and especially in the British North American colonies.
“If we once get above our Bibles and cease making the written Word of God our sole rule both as to faith and practice, we shall soon lie open to all manner of delusion and be in great danger of making shipwreck of faith and a good conscience.” George Whitefield
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"If any here do expect fine preaching from me this day, they will, in all probability, go away disappointed. For I came not here to shoot over people's heads but, if the Lord shall be pleased to bless me, to reach their hearts." ~ George Whitefield 1747
Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches - George Whitefield
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Now on the shelf from The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield by Lawson. Sample:
"The faith you mention has doubtless its use in the world. I do not desire to see it diminished, nor would I desire to lessen it in any way; but I wish it were more productive of good works than I have generally seen it. I mean real good works, works of kindness, charity, mercy, and public spirit, not holy-day keeping, sermon-hearing, and reading, performing church ceremonies, or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments, despised even by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity" [Benjamin Franklin, 1753, letter to Rev. George Whitefield. Works, Vol. VII, p. 75]
Conditional Security I once heard a minister say about his church, “The only thing we knew about grace was that we could fall from it and that we probably would.” He must have grown up in a legalistic church. Unfortunately, there have been some like this in the Church of God. They really didn’t have a solid grasp of the grace of God and how God’s grace can save us and keep us to the end. On the other hand, there are people out there that teach a form of eternal security where a person remains saved no matter what they do after they believe. This too is unbiblical. Today I want to share a little bit about the security of the believer. And I want you to know that I do believe in security. I believe in real, soul-comforting security in Jesus Christ. I believe in security because the Bible teaches it (see Phil 1.6; Jude 1.24-25). I just don’t believe in unconditional security. I believe in conditional security—it is a real security in Christ, yet it can be abandoned by those who renounce Christ an ...
Black History FactPhillis Wheatley "Phillis Wheatley was the first black poet in America to publish a book. She was born around 1753 in West Africa and brought to New England in 1761, where John Wheatley of Boston purchased her as a gift for his wife. Although they brought her into the household as a slave, the Wheatleys took a great interest in Phillis's education. Many biographers have pointed to her precocity; Wheatley learned to read and write English by the age of nine, and she became familiar with Latin, Greek, the Bible, and selected classics at an early age. She began writing poetry at thirteen, modeling her work on the English poets of the time, particularly John Milton, Thomas Gray, and Alexander Pope. Her poem "On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield" was published as a broadside in cities such as Boston, New York, and Philadelphia and garnered Wheatley national acclaim. This poem was also printed in London. Over the next few years, she would print a number of broadsides elegizing promin ...
George Whitefield preach to 3000 people underneath this tree in 1740. Very cool to visit.
We are immortal till our work is done. -George Whitefield
God is love; and therefore, could our own wills, or the world, have made us happy, he never would have sent his own dear Son Jesus Christ to die and rise again, to deliver us from the power of them. But because they only torment, and cannot satisfy, therefore God bids us to renounce them. ~George Whitefield, Sermon on the Resurrection
Study your hearts as well as books. -- George Whitefield
This is a great true story! How Christians Should Disagree Years ago, in Great Britain, there were two key spiritual leaders in the evangelical church of that day, George Whitefield and John Wesley. John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist church. George Whitfield was the Billy Graham of that day, an incredible evangelist and preacher. These two great preachers had a big difference in theology. George Whitfield was a staunch Calvinist in his theology, strong on the sovereignty of God. Wesley was a staunch Armenian, strong on the free will of man to decide whether or not to receive the love of God and salvation in Jesus Christ. There began to be some division within the evangelicals of Great Britain. Knowing what these two spiritual giants believed, people began to fall into two camps. "One day, after Whitefield's death, John Wesley was timidly approached by one of the godly Christian sisters who had loved both Whitefield and himself: "' Dear Mr. Wesley, may I ask you a question' "' Yes, of course, mad ...
George Whitefield averaged about twenty sermons a week for thirty-four hours!
of that story if the warm frienship that existed between George Whitefield & Benjamin Franklin. Just fascinating !
"The fire is kindled in the country,&all the devils in *** shall notB able2quench it."George Whitefield (1714-1770) "This generation LORD"
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George Whitefield heralds The of in the open air.
"The great and important duty which is incumbent on Christians, is to guard against all appearance of evil; to watch against the first risings in the heart to evil; and to have a guard upon our actions, that they may not be sinful, or so much as seem to be so." George Whitefield
No doubt [women of faith in the past] were reproached for His name’s sake, and accounted mad women; but they had a faith which enabled them at that time to overcome the world, and by which they climbed up to heaven. ~ George Whitefield
George Whitefield: God's Anointed Servant in the Great Revival of the Eighteenth Cen...
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My prayer today is that God will make me an extraordinary christian. George whitefield
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"Well may the Devil and his servants rage horribly; their Kingdom is in danger" -George Whitefield
Let the name of Shennell Davis perish, but Christ be glorified! Thank you George Whitefield for such an appropriate status quote!
John the Baptist was replying to some of his disciples who had reported on the ministry of Jesus, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan - the one you testified about - well, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him” (John 3:26). The source of truly effective, authoritative spiritual ministry is God himself. Ordination services have their place, and can have a moving effect upon those involved. George Whitefield said of his ordination that he felt as if he had “received a commission from the Spirit Himself.” But human hands cannot make ministers of the word - they can only set apart those whom God has already appointed. The only indispensable ordination is from heaven. To recognize this truth is the death of envy and jealousy among those called to preach and blessed with response from the listening crowd. Envy was hardly a temptation for John, for he knew Jesus to be “the one who comes from heaven.” With other men it is different, and the carnal crowd are not ab ...
March 2 the church remembers two brothers who had a lasting influence on the church-John Wesley who died in 1791 and Charles Wesley who died in 1788. John Wesley was a Church of England cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. Wesley's writing and preaching provided the seed for the modern Methodist movement. Under Wesley's direction, Methodists became leaders in many social issues of the day, including the prison reform and abolitionism movements. Wesley held that, in this life, Christians could come to a state in which the love of God, or perfect love, reigned supreme in their hearts. He continually insisted on the general use of the means of grace (prayer, scripture, meditation, Holy Communion, etc.) as the means by which God sanctifies and transforms the believer. His maverick use of church policy put him at odds with man ...
"The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake." Amos 1:1 Throughout the Scriptures we see that God brings forth His mighty men from the unknown, the uneducated, the ordinary, the fishermen, the shepherds, and many walks of life that are not in the forefront of society, to accomplish unbelievable tasks and proclaim His message of truth. Amos was just such a man. A simple herdsman, a shepherd, and a tender of sycamore fruit. God reached out to the lonely hillside, to the shepherd and spoke to Amos. He had a message from God to man. As God so often does, He found a simple shepherd in obscurity. He chose Abraham to father the nation of Israel. He chose Moses as he was tending his flock on the backside of the desert in Midian, to lead the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage to Canaan. He reached out to the pasture of Bethlehem and foun ...
"I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees…This proved meat indeed and drink indeed to my soul." George Whitefield
"Be much in secret prayer. Converse less with man, and more with God." - George Whitefield
George Whitefield said: “The Christian world is in a deep sleep; nothing but a loud shout can awaken them out of it!”
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God forbid that I should travel with anybody a quarter of an hour without speaking of Christ to them. George Whitefield.
“Oh for a thousand lives to be spent in the service of Christ.” - George Whitefield
George North at outside centre showed that he has what it takes to make it in the midfield with an impressive performance!!
During October in 1740, George Whitefield spent a few days with Jonathan Edwards. I would have loved to have been 'a fly on the wall'!!!
George Whitefield preached on being born again over and over. When asked why he preached that so often. He said because u must be born again
"Unloose my stammering tongue to tell of thy love immense, unsearchable." ~George Whitefield, 1736~
George Whitefield once was asked after preaching to masses: “How many people were saved?” He replied, “We’ll see 6 months to a year from now
Itinerant preaching is a practice that was once quite popular within American history. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, there were many itinerant preachers, mostly within the Methodist tradition. In fact, itinerant preachers were a key part of the Great Awakening that occurred in the United States. Itinerant preachers are those who would travel from church to church, preaching the Gospel message to various congregations. Sometimes they were known as "circuit riders" because there would be a circuit of churches they would continue to revisit. This was especially beneficial in many of the smaller, rural churches in the early colonial days of our nation's history. George Whitefield was an eighteenth-century itinerant preacher. It could be argued that he had one of the widest itinerant ministries in church history. By more conservative estimates, he preached over 18,000 sermons in his thirty-year ministry, and this does not include the nearly 12,000 talks he gave as well. I am especially drawn ...
George Whitefield "you can no more by your own power come to and believe in Christ, than Lazarus could come forth from the grave...no one can come unless the Father draw him."
George Whitefield was a dynamic, slightly cross-eyed Calvinist preacher and Americans made him a celebrity. Read.
So encouraging! Even George Whitefield felt inadequate and thought about relinquishing his ministry! Who is sufficient for these things?
It is God alone who can subdue and govern the unruly wills of sinful men. ~George Whitefield
Unless your hearts are free from worldly hopes and worldly fears, you will never speak boldly as you ought to speak. George Whitefield.
O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham, and believe whatever is revealed from God, though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son, and therefore believed, notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections. George Whitefield
“Secure sinners must hear the thundering of Mount Sinai before we bring them to Mount Zion. Every minister should be a Boanerges, a son of thunder, as well as Barnabas, a son of consolation.” George Whitefield
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"...to my great mortification, through continual vomiting, want of rest and of appetite, I have been reduced for some time to the short allowance of preaching only once a day, except Sundays, when I generally preach thrice."--George Whitefield
George Whitefield, for such a time as this:. - from: Whitefield, G. (1999). Selected Sermons of George...
Looking for a few good men. “. . . that He will again raise up unto Himself certain young men whom He may use in this glorious employ [revival]. And what manner of men will they be? Men mighty in the Scriptures, their lives dominated by a sense of the greatness, the majesty and holiness of God, and their minds and hearts aglow with the great truths of the doctrines of grace. They will be men who have learned what it is to die to self, to human aims and personal ambitions; men who are willing to be ‘fools for Christ’s sake’, who will bear reproach and falsehood, who will labor and suffer, and whose supreme desire will be, not to gain earth’s accolades, but to win the Master’s approbation when they appear before His awesome judgment seat. They will be men who will preach with broken hearts and tear-filled eyes, and upon whose ministries God will grant an extraordinary effusion of the Holy Spirit, and who will witness ‘signs and wonders following’ in the transformation of multitudes of human ...
Martyn Lloyd-Jones documentary on the life and times of the 18th Century preacher George Whitefield.
Last month, I went to the Gwinnett Courthouse and began preaching the gospel as I usually do. There was an elderly woman named Gladys who stood and watched me with tears in her eyes. She told me, "It is refreshing to see that there are still men of God preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ." I was encouraged and taken back at her statement. As I pondered what she said, I began to realize that men like John Wesley, George Whitefield and countless others open-air preached all over the US. Today, open-air preaching is not only frowned upon, but considered bizarre. Our culture is very critical of Christianity and they have reason to be. Especially, when they see the lack of love and transparency that is in most of our churches. And there are even some Christians who consider open-air preaching to be the wrong method of reaching the lost. They would prefer the preaching of God's word to be done only in the walls of a building. However, Jesus called us to go out and reach the lost in the highways and byways. As ...
"A MUST READ" Street Preaching: The Public Proclamation Of The Gospel Many people today may not be used to seeing preaching outside of a church, but the form of evangelism known as street preaching, also known as open-air preaching, has existed by the mandate of God since Biblical times. What is Street Preaching? Street preaching can be defined as preaching the Word of God in the public arena so as to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who would never set foot in a church. Those who engage in preaching on the streets are called street preachers or open-air preachers. Normally, as can be derived from the name, these preachers deliver their sermons on public streets and sidewalks, in public parks, or other areas that are open to the general public. At times, street preachers may stand upon a stool or other object to be seen in large crowds. Additionally, depending on the noise level of the venue and the size of the crowd, a street preacher may use amplification to ensure that his voice will be heard a ...
Our English word "enthusiasm" comes from the Greek preposition "en", which means "in", and the derivative of the root "theo", which means god. The word originally was used to refer to divine inspiration, and men like George Whitefield and John Wesley were pejoratively called "enthusiasts" by their high-church, stuffy counterparts. May we filled with Spirit of God to proclaim the praises the King of Glory. This morning our team consisted of five evangelists. I had to go find batteries this morning, and while looking for a shop, I discovered this concentrated group of men near Guntur's vegetable market inside the bazaar (they are unskilled and semi-skilled coolie workers seeking day labor). We preached against the futility of idols, even warning all these Hindus that if you try to worship Jesus alongside other gods, you are not worshiping Jesus at all. Only mild angry response. Christians were encouraged; one man told us (among many others that audit our street preaching) that no one does this type of minis ...
One of the final major works by George Whitefield Chadwick, The Angel of Death was written in 1918. The symphonic poem was inspired by Daniel Chester French'...
"I used to plead with Him to take me by the hand and lead me unhurt through this fiery furnace (of popularity). He heard my request and gave me to see the vanity of all commendations but His own." --George Whitefield
What was the First Great Awakening? What was the Second Great Awakening? S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries The First and Second Great Awakenings (c. 1735-1743 and c.1795-1830, respectively) were theologically significant in that they helped to shape Christian thinking by the intense revivalism they created. Each had leaders who were noteworthy in history, with Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield being two of the prominent names in the First Awakening (which was characterized by Calvinists), and Nathaniel Taylor and Charles Finney in the Second (far less Calvinistic and more closely attuned to the Arminian beliefs of many in the newly-formed United States). Whitefield and Edwards believed churches should be organized to be entirely distinct from New England governments. They preached that salvation was only of God and that humans did not possess any ability whatever toward salvation; it came only as a result of God's saving call. In other words, man's "righteousness" would not save ...
John Marrant, America's first black preacher 1755-1791 America's first black preacher, a missionary to the Cherokee, and an author, John Marrant lived a life of adventure and hardships to serve God. Born in 1755 in a free black family in New York, John Marrant's early life suggested nothing of the adventure his future would hold. His father died when he was four. He lived in several colonies with his mother and siblings for several years until he settled with an older sister's family in Charleston, SC, in 1766. At this time his sister sought to find a master to apprentice him to, but Marrant begged to take music lessons. Succumbing to his pleas, she enrolled him in a music school where he learned to play French horn and violin. By the time he was thirteen, Marrant was a sought-after musician for parties and dances. One evening on his way to a dance, a friend challenged him to go into a church where evangelist George Whitefield was preaching and blow his French horn to upset the meeting. As Marrant prepare ...
I think differently because I'm more concerned with Richard Allen and Nat Turner than I am with Charles Spurgeon and George Whitefield.
Black Christianity Before the Civil War: Christian History Timeline A Christian History timeline A. G. Miller 1619 Twenty slaves of African descent are sold in Jamestown, Virginia—the first Africans sold on American shores. 1701 The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) begins missionary work among Native Americans and, later, African slaves. Overall, this Anglican organization is not a success among either group. 1730 John Wesley comes to Georgia with the SPG as a missionary to the Native Americans and African slaves. When his missionary efforts prove ineffective, he returns to England. 1739-41 George Whitefield's preaching tour of the colonies inaugurates the Great Awakening. 1758 The first recorded black congregation organizes on the plantation of William Byrd, near Mecklenburg, Virginia. 1773 Black Baptists found a church on the plantation of George Galphin, at Silver Bluff, South Carolina; 1773 Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral is published ...
Just in case you're not familiar with "George Whitefield", this should help: WHITEFIELD, GEORGE (1714–1770) Revivalist and well-known evangelist of the eighteenth century Whitefield was born in Gloucester, England, where he received his early education. Later he entered Pembroke College, Oxford, where in exchange for tuition he served several more highly placed students. At Oxford he was befriended by John and Charles Wesley and became part of the Holy Club, a group of young men devoted to the regular practice of Christian duties. While at Oxford he experienced an evangelical conversion and became convinced of the absolute necessity of spiritual regeneration for salvation. After receiving ordination as a deacon in the Church of England in 1736, he began preaching on the necessity of the “New Birth.” When opposition to his preaching resulted in churches closing their doors to him, he began preaching wherever and whenever the opportunity presented itself, such as in meeting houses of religious societi ...
John Stott recounts the story of when the agnostic philosopher David Hume was seen rushing off to hear George Whitefield preach: A friend met him hurrying along a London street and asked him where he was going. Hume replied that he was going to hear George Whitefield preach. ‘But surely,’ his friend asked in astonishment, ‘you don’t believe what Whitefield preaches, do you?’ ‘No, I don’t,’ answered Hume, ‘but he does.’ Do people want to hear what you believe? Or is your belief in question as well?
George Whitefield was a famous English preacher who was associated with John and Charles Wesley. One of his oft used illustrations pictured a man approaching the gates of heaven and inquiring of Father Abraham, " Are there any Methodists here?" Abraham answer was, No. Well are there any Anglicans? Again the answer was, No. He asked about Catholics and Baptists and got the same reply. Finally, in exasperation he, asked, Just who is here? And Abraham replied, We have Christians here, that's all...
On this day in Christian History, 1738. George Whitefield sailed for Georgia on this day. He preached the gospel throughout the American colonies and was one of the key individuals behind the Great Awakening.
I like the London Baptist confession , The goals of The Founders ministry, John Calvin and the like. I affirm what you stand for and others here for we are in general agreement. I have a commitment to the truth reveled in the Word of God . I like the Baptist faith and message. However, The final guide in faith is the Bible . I have been Called a Calvinist and banned form speaking on the issue by certain voices . I am a student of church history and law. You can be my teacher and an influence . I have heard your preaching and pray for you I love the truth you bear witness to. My life and home is open to your heart. In my heart I feel we are the same (Jesus) some of my hero's of faith are Dietrich Bonhoeffeer, John Gill , John L Dagg, J. P. Boyce, John A Broadus, B H Carrol, Benjamin Keach , Andrew Fuller, Issac Backus, John Leland, Thomas J Nettles, jack Hyles , john R Rice, Oliver B Green, Lester Roloff , Jonathan Edwards, Thomas J Nettles, Martin Luther, George Whitefield, A W pink, Bi ...
See Excellent 3 Part Article on George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards written by Lex Loizides's on his Church History Blog Part 1 - 2 - 3 -
To suppose that whatever God requireth of us that we have power of ourselves to do, is to make the cross and grace of Jesus Christ of none effect." - John Owen "Man is nothing: he hath a free will to go to *** but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him to will and to do his good pleasure" - George Whitefield
On this day in 1724 Isaac Backus was born at Norwich, Connecticut. Converted at 17, during the Great Awakening, he allied himself with the revivalists who separated from the Congregational Church to form new congregations. He was at first a Separatist minister, but in 1756 he helped establish the First Baptist Church in Middleborough, Massachusetts, and he remained its pastor until his death. Backus was greatly influenced by the evangelistic preaching of George Whitefield and the theology of Jonathan Edwards. He went before the First Continental Congress in 1774 to speak on behalf of liberty of conscience for dissenters. He wrote a history of New England and many other works.
Wonderful morning! Took a field trip to visit the Old South Meeting House/First Presbyterian Church of Newburyport, MA, founded by Rev. George Whitefield and organized as a church in 1746. Worth the steep, chilly climb to the bell tower to take in the amazing view!
“Two days after my return from India, I left for our meetings at Dartmouth College, one of the oldest institutes of higher education in the United States. Founded in 1768 by a Congregational minister Eleazar Wheelock, it was cradled in the days of the Great Awakening when the famed Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield preached through great revivals across the country. It is interesting that skeptics attack a Christian faith for being anti-intellectual and other-worldly when most of the early educational institutions and hospitals were built by Christian people out their desires to live their lives in a manner that reflected God’s character and out of respect for the value He has placed upon every individual person. The fascinating thing is that while outwardly the attack upon Christianity continues, deep in their hearts the students are searching. For the first time in its history, Dartmouth’s Spaulding Auditorium was packed full for a “religious event.” In fact, people were lined up to get i ...
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing". Hymn originally by Charles Wesley, with adaptations from George Whitefield, William H. Cummings, and Felix Mendelssohn. Perfo...
Photo: George Whitefield had propelled the Methodist movement out of the church building and into the...
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"The greatest way to avoid Christ is to avoid the reality of sin." George Whitefield
Presenting at ASA today on Franklin's acoustical estimate for George Whitefield's crowds in London:
Presenting at ASA today on Benjamin Franklin's experiment and George Whitefield in London:
"...every doctrine that comes from God, leads to God; and that which doth not tend to promote holiness is not of God.". George Whitefield
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Bob Flaherty throwing himself into reading the Saul listening to George Whitefield scene from my novel on the radio this morning was a peak!
Self-righteousness is the last idol to be rooted out of the heart. ~George Whitefield
Add This: "A man's suffering times are his best improving times." -George Whitefield, 1714-1770
"May we chant forth the wonders of redeeming love and the riches of free grace." - George Whitefield
Let us, therefore, not be weary of well-doing; for we shall reap an eternal harvest of comfort, if we faint not. -Geor…
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'With what joy - joy unspeakable ... was my soul filled' - George Whitefield
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Let my name die everywhere, let even my friends forget me, if by that means the cause of Jesus may be promoted. -George Whitefield
"Having changed my linen (which I am obliged to do after every sermon, by reason of my prodigious sweating)…" TMI GEORGE WHITEFIELD, tmi.
"Who dares despair, when such mercies are daily poured on such a wretch as I am?" -- George Whitefield
George Whitefield's listeners would often remark that he spoke as one who loved them. Thanks Tony!
A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until yoe for the mark set before you, - George Whitefield
"With thankfulness would I set up my Ebenezer; for hitherto my God hath helped me." George Whitefield, 1754 [I Sam. 7:12]
Oh, that we had 10,000 men like George Whitefield.
Gatland poached Alex Cuthbert and George North for Wales from England via
God give me a deep humility, a well-guided zeal, a burning love and a single eye... -George Whitefield
Everyday I smile and act like nothing's wrong, It's called putting evee for the mark set before you, - George Whitefield
“Far be it from me to confine the Almighty to one way of acting” – George Whitefield
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