Quarter 1, Lesson 5 Complete

Posted: August 22, 2015 in Completed Lessons

I don’t even know where to begin. Not only did this week turn out to be absolutely insane, but this lesson turned out to be harder than I thought it would be, too. Might go back and tweak it later, but for now, here it is.

Throughout the history of the world, prayer and the study of Scripture have proven to be key sources of major revivals and reforms time and time again. It was true in the time of Hezekiah, it was true for Martin Luther, and it is also true in the history of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

The first stirrings of what would build up into the Seventh-Day Adventist Church started in the year 1739 with the arrival of the eloquent young preacher, George Whitefield. His preaching sparked what would come to be known as the First Great Awakening, which itself would go on to influence William Miller, one of the leading figures in the Second Great Awakening.

Without the Great Awakening, a movement that covers the span of over 100 years, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church would never have come into existence. So exactly what was the Great Awakening? Why was it important? And what about it caused the formation of an entirely new denomination? Let’s have a look.

Read it here –> Quarter 1 Lesson 5: The Great Awakening

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