Sixth sermon in the series, now beginning to look at the next 6 waves of revival (1727, 1792, 1830, 1857,1882 and 1904) starting with the Great Awakening of 1727.
The term “waves” or “awakenings” are used for revivals because although they included local revivals, their effects crossed national boundaries and were ultimately world-wide in scope. Some of the characteristics of waves are:
- The life of a wave begins imperceptibly.
- At some point when it becomes visible and the water begins to lift.
- It rises to a peak quickly, breaks and then slowly recedes.
- Each new wave draws up some water from the old one and pushing it onto the next.
- Men’s sand castles are often upset with great waves.