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Sermons of Sister McPherson Release for Her Birthday

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In celebration of Aimee Semple McPherson’s 125th birthday on Oct. 9, the Echo Park Evangelistic Association has published three volumes of her legendary sermons. “The Collected Sermons and Writings of Aimee Semple McPherson,” covering messages from 1906-1923, are available for purchase in softcover and Kindle formats, on Amazon. Further volumes are also being planned.


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The Power of the Spoken Word: Karen Heimbuch

By Karen Heimbuch

Ordained Foursquare Evangelist Karen Heimbuch has traveled across the country and overseas, sharing the gospel in a uniquely profound way: Having memorized the Book of Revelation and setting it to a dramatic musical score, Karen performs live readings of the Scripture that have moved audiences to discover how truly powerful the Word of God is.


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The ‘Hollywood Boy Evangelist’

By Walter Wentworth

For more than half a century, Walter Wentworth, a Foursquare pastor and evangelist, preached the gospel and prayed for the sick to be healed. Then his world came crashing down. He was in a tragic car accident and told by doctors that he would never walk unassisted again. Many people would think their days of praying for others’ healing were over. Not Walter.


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A Lasting Legacy

By Aimee Semple McPherson

Aimee Semple McPherson worked tirelessly spreading the Foursquare Gospel, right up to the very night of her passing in September 1944. In her own words, she reflects on her life of service to the Lord. This is part 19, the conclusion of our “Personal Reflections” series from Sister Aimee’s memoirs.


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World War II and Angelus Temple

By Aimee Semple McPherson

When the U.S. entered WWII, normal life in America ceased. Even churches were affected by new restrictions and regulations. But Angelus Temple found new ways to reach people for Christ, including ministering to soldiers and holding public prayer meetings. Sister Aimee even sold a record number of war bonds. Part 18 in our “Personal Reflections” series from her memoirs


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The Evolution Debates

By Aimee Semple McPherson

In 1933, one of the most outspoken atheists in the U.S. challenged Foursquare’s founder to a series of debates on the subject of creation vs. evolution. Sister Aimee accepted the challenge, admitting her initial fear of such an enterprise. But once the debates started, she was in her element. Part 17 in our “Personal Reflections” series from her memoirs


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The Boston Revival

By Aimee Semple McPherson

Even after building Angelus Temple, Sister Aimee continued evangelizing across the U.S. The Boston Revival drew the largest audience of any evangelistic event up to that time. Winning souls was so exciting to Aimee that she turned down a lucrative stage career offered to her by a major Hollywood producer. Part 16 in our “Personal Reflections” series from her memoirs


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Ministry Innovation: The Illustrated Sermon

By Aimee Semple McPherson

Aimee Semple McPherson’s ministry was innovative from the start, and that didn’t end with the launch of Angelus Temple. In fact, that was only the beginning. Never one to settle for church as usual, Aimee developed lavish stage plays, called “illustrated sermons,” and full-scale biblical operas set to original music. Part 15 in our “Personal Reflections” series from her memoirs



Preaching 101

By Billy Hornsby

In the fast-paced era of Facebook and Twitter, how can you best communicate biblical truth to your audience? Seasoned pastor Billy Hornsby gives some tips on effective preaching, with the goal of making God’s Word come alive to anyone who attends your Sunday morning service.