This Week's Story

A Burning Light

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By age 24 George Whitefield had preached to more Americans than anyone alive.

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He and his messages were news.  By age twenty-four he had preached to more people than anyone alive.   His audiences in England and America often numbered several thousands.

Benjamin Franklin heard about the huge audiences and wondered, “Is it possible?” One evening as the preacher spoke from the top of the courthouse steps in Philadelphia…
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