The Pentecostal Blessing
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The Pentecostal Blessing: Sermons That Prepared Los Angeles for the Azusa Street Revival
by Joseph Smale
You’re holding history in your hands. Are you ready to rediscover it?
Recently, historians recovered the lost sermons that helped prepare Los Angeles for the Azusa Street Revival! This sermon series by
Joseph Smale, “The Pentecostal Blessing,” is republished here for the first time in over 110 years.
As you read these sermons, you’ll feel a new connection to those early believers of the Pentecostal Movement. Imagine the
possibilities of reaching into the past and finding a better understanding of their worldview and spirituality than ever before. Experience
the same rousing call to revival that led to Azusa as you rediscover the vibrant spiritual life available to every Christian today.
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About the Author
(1867-1926), a British Baptist pastor trained at Spurgeon’s College in London, was an important
catalyst behind the Azusa Street Revival. Smale visited the Welsh Revival in 1905 and was instrumental in sparking a similar spiritual
outpouring in California. In the fall of that year, Smale preached a series of sermons, titled “The Pentecostal Blessing,” in
which he encouraged believers to rediscover the deep spirituality of the Early Church. In 1906, Smale and people influenced by his
ministry were among the earliest participants at the interracial Azusa Street Revival, which became a focal point of the emerging
About the Series Editors & Introduction Author
Tim Welch, PhD,
is tutor and coordinator of Ministerial Formation at Bristol Baptist College, (Clifton Down, Bristol,
United Kingdom). Like Joseph Smale, he trained for Baptist ministry at Spurgeon's College in London.
Darrin Rodgers, M.A., JD,
is director of the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center (Springfield, Missouri), the
Pentecostal archives and research center located in the National Leadership and Resource Center of the Assemblies of God. He also
serves as editor of Assemblies of God Heritage
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