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Revival at the Corner Where George Floyd Was Killed

Many are calling it sacred ground--38th Street and Chicago Avenue--the site where George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer. The intersection is blocked off to traffic as numerous visitors lay flowers and murals. Musicians give concerts and various evangelists and pastors preach the gospel.

Joshua Giles, a local Black pastor, describes it as “revival and awakening.” He has helped in several spontaneous baptisms and decisions for Christ. Local evangelist Joshua Lindquist posted on his Facebook page: “The spiritual climate has completely shifted. We believe that this location is going to turn into an epicenter of revival.”

A visiting evangelist from California, representing a ministry named Circuit Riders, told the media: “We’re at the intersection of pain in America.” A Black evangelist from Hawaii said: “We’ve seen these beautiful moments of reconciliation and forgiveness. This isn’t some Instagram corny photo-op.” The Christian Broadcasting Network reported: “The area was once flooded with riots and chaos but has now seen an outpouring of God’s power. According to a Christian radio station, “At the ‘epicenter of pain and darkness,’ a message of hope through Christ is taking hold and spreading.”

Possible Preaching Angle:

In the middle of injustice and pain, God is working “to turn all things together for good” (Rom. 8:28) so that “a door has opened to preach the Gospel” (2 Cor. 2:12).

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