The Great Awakening | Episode 2 | Season 2 | Lineage

The Great Awakening | Episode 2 | Season 2 | Lineage


America as a nation was sought after
initially by those fleeing religious persecution in Europe. Yet, upon arriving in the New World,
many people slipped into religious lethargy as the pressures and opportunities
of the New World enveloped their lives. In the 17- and 1800s, two revivals would take place
known as the Great Awakening. [music] An integral individual
in the First Great Awakening was George Whitfield. George Whitfield attended Oxford University and was a member of the ‘Holy Club’,
along with John and Charles Wesley, that sought to lead practical and spiritual revival
in their lives and communities. Upon graduating, he didn’t settle in a church
but became a popular outdoor itinerant preacher and traveled to America eight times during his life. He died here in America and is buried here
in this church in Newburyport, Massachusetts. [music] In the 1740s it’s likely that apart from the King of England, George Whitefield was the most well known Englishman in America. His captivating sermons thrilled large audiences
all up and down the eastern seaboard and led to a revival amongst all denominations,
in particular the Baptists. He is the first preacher
who preached to the enslaved in the south and this Great Awakening was the first time that African Americans
had embraced Christianity in large numbers. This First Great Awakening led to a multiplication of churches and greater respect and cooperation
between all denominations. [music] Some say that this period had an impact
on the changes America was soon to undergo. Some scholars argue
that the evangelical movement of the 1740s played a key role in the development of democratic thought as well as the belief in the Free Press and that information should be shared unbiased and uncontrolled. The American War of Independence and the Declaration of Independence
would happen a few decades later. [music] The Second Great Awakening began around 1800 and continued until the 1830s One name that is associated with this revival
at this time in America is Charles Finney. He brought the campmeeting to town and established a revival formula
that became copied in many other churches at the time. This included praying for people in public by name, allowing women to testify
and pray in public to mixed audiences, appointing a pew at the front of the church as the ‘Anxious Bench’, having a room where you could meet and pray with people, and the meetings would be protracted
over several weeks in town. [music] In small chapels all across the East Coast
and as well as in large cities the revival took place. It was especially strong in the northeasterly states in America,
and it marked a significant shift where it moved beyond the educated elite
to those less educated and less wealthy. A byproduct of this revival
were the other reform movements that it encouraged, such as the temperance movement,
the abolition of slavery, and women’s rights. [music] Structures were being broken down
and the gospel was spreading. God was using the ordained clergy and laymen alike
to share the message and bring revival. This would pave the way for people to accept the messages that humble, often unlearned men and women
would share in the years ahead. God has never been restricted
academically, structurally, or by social class. He has used and He will continue to use
humble servants to preach His message. Another revival will come to this world before the return of Jesus,
a revival such as this world has never seen before; and God is looking for people, men and women,
young and old who will be willing to be used by Him.

11 thoughts on “The Great Awakening | Episode 2 | Season 2 | Lineage

  • To find out more information about the Great Awakening visit our website to read our extended article.
    http://www.lineagejourney.com/episodes-season-2/the-great-awakening/

  • Such fantastic content and great production quality!! And more importantly a message that all followers of Christ need to hear.

  • All George Whitefield sermons can be found on Christian Praise channel.

    You are invited.

    Give a listen and send to a friend

  • Glorious Jesus! You are the way, the truth and the light. Nothing is more important that Christ's message and this movement that is sweeping the world. We are all created equal by the hand of Almighty God! God is very real and the elite want to get rid of his Dominion upon the Earth. Never give in to Satan's deception. Deception, Materialism and every other work of Satan is being exposed. We are in this together Brothers and Sisters. We can do this… Never let these blasphemers take hold of what we know is the Truth. Jesus Christ is Lord. Prayer is our weapon against the powers that be. Imagine a world where we rebuke the deception of the evil one and pray for one another. One thing that many religious people have in common is prayer. Whether Babtist, Evangelical, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim… We all Pray. Together through compassion, love and empathy for one another we can change this world for the better. Praise God 🙌. The Great Awakening is here! Let's keep this movement going! God is Love but do not tempt the righteous to not draw a line in the sand for those who wish to do us harm. God bless America 🙏. God bless President Trump for bringing back God vs the tyranny of Govt that corrupts the world. These people openly mock God and worship Satan/Moloch/Baphomet. We are seeing this all play out in real time. God will not give up on us. We must never forget that. He is the Alpha and the Omega… The First and the Last. What a time to be alive. Continue to pray. Operation Bended Knee. Every day 1:11 est time. God bless you all and Pray for this revival to continue. Amen

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