On July 8, 1741, Jonathan Edwards preached his now-famous sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, preached to his own congregation in Northampton, Massachusetts.
The preaching of this sermon was the catalyst for the First Great Awakening. Like Edwards' other works, it combines vivid imagery of Hell with observations of the world and citations of Biblical scripture. It is Edwards' most famous written work, is a fitting representation of his preaching style, and is widely studied by Christians and historians, providing a glimpse into the theology of the First Great Awakening of c.?1730â€“1755. [Wikipedia]
It is indeed a powerful sermon that God was pleased to use for His glory over 280 years ago. I find it amazing what a single sermon can do. It reminds me of the bit of history that I learned while visiting Saint Andrews, Scotland. After a "fiery sermon" by John Knox at Trinity Church, the people began tearing down the immense Catholic cathedral down the street that was 100 years in building. The power of one sermon.
Help us as we seek to protect the ability to broadcast preaching to the ends of the earth. Though unpopular, it is our conviction that God is pleased to use the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
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