The Canadian Revival of 1971

On October 13, 1971 Ralph and Lou Sutera began an evangelistic crusade at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (population 140,000 at the time). The crusade was scheduled to last a little over a week, but grew rapidly and ended up lasting seven weeks with participants from around 20 different denominations. It started at […]

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The Effects of Revival

What happens when God brings revival? Jonathan Edwards explains: “This work of God, as it was carried on, and the number of true saints multiplied, soon made a glorious alteration in the town: so that in the spring and summer of 1735, the town (Northampton, Massachusetts) seemed to be full of the presence of God: […]

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Revival and Awakening

Many people would agree that the church needs revival today, but what does that mean? Dr. Garth Rosell, professor of Church History at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary defines revival this way: “A renewal of spiritual vitality sent to the church by God’s Spirit and always producing in the life of the believer a deeper love for […]

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