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December 2

December 2

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December 2 – 1837 = Frances Havergal submits to the importance of complete Christian surrender “as a flash of electric light” Psalm 149:1 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! Frances Havergal is one of the best known Christian hymn writers.  She grew up the […]

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December 1

December 1

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December 1 -1710 = Samuel Guilden writes letter from Pennsylvania to Bern. 2 Corinthians 11:24-25 Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; […]

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November 30

November 30

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November 30 – 1762 = Lataver publishes letter “Unjust Baliff” anonymously Zechariah 7:10 do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart. John Casper Lataver was a minister in Zurich.  Here he preached the gospel, but he also lived it out.  […]

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November 29

November 29

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November 29 – 1531 = John Oecolampadius dies Psalm 51:1 “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.” John Oecolampadius was the Reformer of Basel.  He was, after Zwingli, the most important figure in the early Swiss Reformation.  It was Oeclampadius who was […]

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November 28

November 28

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November 28 – 1628 = John Bunyan is born in Elston England. Proverbs 4:27 “Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil” John Bunyan, best known for his work “Pilgrim’s Progress”, was born on November 28, 1628.  He was born in Elston, England.  He became a tinker like […]

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November 27

November 27

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November 27 – 1627 = Louisa Henrietta is born. Louisa Henrietta is born on November 27, 1627 to the ruling Orange family of the Netherlands.  She was raised in the Reformed faith and married the Elector of Brandenburg, an area that was relatively new to the Reformed faith.  She was a good leader to the people […]

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November 26

November 26

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November 26 – 1863 = Lincoln proclaims Thanksgiving on Last Thursday in November Psalm 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. In 1863 the United States was still embroiled in a Civil War.  It had been an especially bloody and awful year for both sides.  Yet, […]

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November 25

November 25

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November 25 – 1742 = David Brainerd commissioned to be an Indian Missionary. John 12:26  “If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also.  If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.” David Brainerd was a young man who served Christ as a missionary.  Brainerd followed […]

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November 24

November 24

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November 24 – 1629 = Wolleb dies of plague John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. Johannes Wolleb was born in Basle, educated in Basle, and became the head pastor of the cathedral in Basle in 1618, and had been professor of Old Testament at […]

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November 23

November 23

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November 23 – 1531 = Bullinger preaches a sermon that re-awakens the city Matthew 16:18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. In November of 1531, the Reformation was in a delicate state.  The leader in Switzerland, […]

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