By Silvia Anne Sheafer
A sequence that examines the lives of people that have had an incredible effect at the background or present perform of faith. This quantity follows the lifetime of Aimee Semple McPherson, famed for her tent revivals in the US.
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W SISTER AIMEE’S REVIVALS Knowing that she had to keep her promise to the Lord, Aimee took her ministry one step further and moved away from the solemn, gloomy, and archaic sermons of ordinary preachers. People wanted to hear about Jesus Christ, but more importantly, they wanted to know about the living and empowering Christ of the present day. ” Her sermons were backed up by choirs of heavenly singing; music played by tambourines, 37 38 AIMEE SEMPLE MCPHERSON drums, triangles, and guitars; and the simple words of the Gospel.
Aimee’s dramatic preaching and dedicated Pentecostal spirit overflowed. People crowded the 25 26 AIMEE SEMPLE MCPHERSON hall to hear her. To hold a larger congregation, a tent was erected. Night after night, it was filled. Healings were made and many lost souls saved. Those who could not get inside stood outside and listened to her from there. In the midst of one of the meetings, Harold McPherson appeared with his suitcase. ” 34 He received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, spoke in tongues, and admitted that this was indeed his wife’s true calling.
People wanted to hear more. Some had questions they wanted answered, while others wanted to be blessed and receive salvation. People believed Sister Aimee had the answers. The disease was recorded as the most devastating epidemic in world history. More people died of influenza in a single year than had died in four years of the so-called Black Death—an epidemic of bubonic plague between 1347 and 1351. Children skipped rope to the rhyme: I had a little bird, Its name was Enza I opened the window, And in-flu-enza.
Aimee Semple McPherson (Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers) by Silvia Anne Sheafer