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June 25

June 25

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June 25 – 1530 = Augsburg Confession presented by Melanchthon to Charles V John 12:42 “Nevertheless many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue.” On June 25, 1530 Melanchthon surrounded by leaders of […]

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June 24

June 24

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June 24 – 1519 = Birth of Theodore Beza in Vezelay France. 2 Kings 2:9 “When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you’.  And Elisha said, ‘Please let there be a double portion of your spirit upon me’.” John Calvin often is […]

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June 23

June 23

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June 23 – 1964 = Johan Herman Bavinck dies John 10:3 “To him the gatekeeper opens.  The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.” Johan Bavinck was the nephew of the famous Herman Bavinck of the Netherlands.  Johan was also a pastor, but he served mainly […]

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June 22

June 22

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June 22 – 1750 = Jonathon Edwards was dismissed from his congregation over Lord’s Supper 1 Corinthians 8:12 “Thus, sinning against your brothers and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.” Jonathan Edwards is most remembered for his revivals during the Great Awakening.  However, he was later fired from his congregation […]

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June 21

June 21

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June 21 – 1621 = execution of many Bohemian nobles (most Reformed) for electing Frederick king. Psalm 86:17 “Show me a sign of your favor, that those who hate me may see and be put to shame.” Bohemia had elected Frederick of the Palatinate to be their king instead of the now Emperor.  Bohemia had […]

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June 20

June 20

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June 20 – 1817 = Robert Haldane departs Geneva. Acts 18:26 “And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscila and Aquila heard him they took him and explained to him the way of God more accurately.” Robert Haldane departed Geneva on June 20, 1817, giving words of advice to the theological […]

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June 19

June 19

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June 19 – 1542 = Leo Juda dies. Colossians 4:7 “Tychicus will tell you about my activities.  He is a beloved brother and a faithful minister and a fellow servant in the Lord.” Leo Juda, a Reformer in Zurich, died on June 19, 1542.  Juda was a close and good friend of Zwingli.  They met […]

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June 18

June 18

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June 18 – 1613 = Closing the Wedding Festivities of Frederick and Elisabeth of the Palatinate Psalm 119:12 “Blessed are you O LORD, teach me your statutes!” On June18, 1613 the wedding festivities of Elector Frederick and Elisabeth came to a conclusion with a sermon by Abraham Scultetuts, the court preacher of Heidelberg.  The two […]

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June 17

June 17

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June 17 – 2004 = Jiang Zongxiu arrested and beaten for dispersing Christian literature. John 15:18 “If the world hates you, know that it hated me before it hated you.” Persecution and martyrdom are not just things of the distant past.  They continue today around the world.  June 17, 2004 stands as an example.  Jiang […]

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June 16

June 16

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June 16 –1818 = Death of Samuel J. Mills at sea. John 4:34 “Do you not say, There are yet four months and then comes the harvest?  Behold I tell you, lift up your eyes and see the fields are white for harvest.” Samuel John Mills was a man concerned with spreading the gospel.  Mills […]

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