Great Cloud of Witnesses

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A nine-session course for classes and small groups on what 19 centuries tell us about the Holy Spirit’s gifts in action.

This is a course for everyone who has assumed the Holy Spirit was busy in the first century—and then sort of went into a cave to hibernate until the 1900s. The facts are that he was very much alive and active all along, moving and stirring hearts wherever he could find receptive people.

Thus the course highlights intriguing personalities from Ignatius of Antioch to Tertullian to Augustine to Bridget of Sweden to Teresa of Avila to the Quaker pioneer George Fox to the Methodist evangelist John Wesley to early Americans such as Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd, Charles G. Finney, and Dwight L. Moody. The course wraps up with the outpouring on William J. Seymour and the multiracial crowd at the Azusa Street Mission in 1906.

And all of this material is FREE for downloading—the extensive leader guides, 11 handouts, 80 PowerPoint slides, and links to YouTube videos. Contact the author for details: deanmerrill@comcast.net.