Reflexion, A Spiritual Community

I Corinthians 14

October 31, 2021 Chuck Smith, Jr Season 10 Episode 15
Reflexion, A Spiritual Community
I Corinthians 14
Show Notes

Intro: You have heard something about the Jesus’ Movement

But a few years prior, there was another religious explosion
- it began with a husband and wife – John and Joan Baker
• a Christian couple who were Episcopalians
◦ they heard Pentecostal preacher teach on the baptism in the Spirit and speaking in tongues
◦ they wanted to have that experience – and they did!
• they told their Episcopalian pastor and he went to his colleague, Dennis Bennett
◦ they had little knowledge, and no experience of these things
◦ both priests also experienced the infusion of Spirit and speaking tongues
- this was the humble birth of the Charismatic Movement
• it spread rapidly through mainline churches and the Roman Catholic Church
◦ many of these people had not known an experience of God like this was possible
◦ the excitement was palpable and contagious
• but it also rattled a lot of people and religious hierarchies