Today I’m teaching on George Whitefield, the famous British preacher in the Colonial era. I thought you might enjoy this clip of Steve Lawson reciting some Scripture on “Whitefield’s Rock,” which is just off of Route 9 in Northampton, MA. The man behind the camera is my former pastor, Michel Abendroth. Whitefield most often preached outside, and his voice was equipped for it. Benjamin Franklin was a friend of Whitefield, and Franklin once estimated — using triangulation — that Whitefield’s voice could reach 30,000 people in the open air.
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
(Matthew 7:24-27 ESV)