The way it used to be done

This morning Seidel Abel Boanerges, our Director of Outreach, gave the students a taste of how evangelistic messages used to be preached. As part of his current teaching series on Church History, Seidel gave his lecture about the great evangelist John Wesley on the croquet lawn to give it some sense of authenticity. As he explained, Wesley would often speak to thousands of people in an outside location without any form of voice amplification. He would also speak whilst mounted on a horse so that everyone would be able to see him. Seidel had tried to borrow a horse but eventually had to settle for arriving in a convertible car! He finished the lecture by reading out one of Wesley’s most famous sermons – ‘Awake thou that sleepest’.

The Church History lectures are part of a brand new teaching series that Seidel has developed for Capernwray Bible School. So far it has has been well received by all the students, and in particular they really appreciated today’s opportunity to experience preaching the way it used to be done. There are still a few more lectures to be delivered this week but as a taster of the whole series we have included a copy of the first lecture for you here as well as a few pictures.

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