Great Awakening

By Kassandra Martinez ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ”ฅand Neida Gomez๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Words of the Great Awakening

The Great Awakening started in the early 1700s when church leaders were worried that colonists were loosing their religious faith. Church leaders wanted to bring back the religious duty held by previous generations. Many ministers that lived in the middle colonies began holding revivals. Revivals are emotional gathering where people gathered to hear sermons and declare their faith. Jonathan Edwards was one of the most important leaders. He was a pastor if the Congregational church and Northampton Massachusetts. Edward's dramatic sermons wanted sinners to seek for forgiveness for their sins and face punishments in hell. George Whitefield became one of the most popular ministers of the great awakening. Ministers of the great awekening preached that all of the people that were born sinners could only be saved by the will of God. This message brought hope to many people.