Archive for April, 2016

April 30

April 30

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April 30 – 1882 = Nelmvo converts to Christianity.  First Protestant convert in Congo. Revelation 7:9 “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes and palm branches […]

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April 29

April 29

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April 29 – 1647 = Westminster Confession of Faith finished with Scripture proofs. Hebrews 4:14 “Since then we have a great high priest who passed through the heavens, Jesus, the son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” The Westminster Confession of Faith is one of the most widely used Reformed confessions in the […]

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April 28

April 28

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April 28 – 1872 – Frances Ridley Havergal writes “Lord speak to me that I may speak” Psalm 23:5 “You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.” Frances Ridley Havergal is a famous hymnist.  She was born in 1836, and grew into […]

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April 27

April 27

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April 27 – 1642 = Thomas Goodwin preaches before Parliament and made a member of the Westminster Assembly Ezekiel 29:37 “when I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them from their enemies’ lands, and through them vindicated my holiness in the sight of many nations.” Thomas Goodwin was a famous Puritan minister […]

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April 26

April 26

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April 26 – 1865 = Ernst Faber arrives in Hong Kong as a German Protestant missionary. Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Ernst Faber arrived in Hong Kong on April 26, 1865 with a desire to share Christ with the Chinese.  Faber, a German […]

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April 25

April 25

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April 25 – 1529 = Protestant Princes draw up their appeal against edict of Diet of Spires.  Hence forth called Protestants 2 Corinthians 1:12 “For our boast is this: the testimony of our conscience that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom, but the grace of God, and […]

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April 24

April 24

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April 24 – 1872 = 50 years of Charles Hodge teaching at Princeton. 2 Kings 6:1 “Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, ‘See the place where we dwell under your charge is too small for us.” On April 24, 1872, in the small town of Princeton, NJ, the shops closed down and […]

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April 23

April 23

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April 23 – 1625 = Prince Maurice of Netherlands dies. Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Prince Maurice of Orange died on April 23, 1625.  Maurice had been a staunch Reformed advocate during the years of the Arminian […]

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April 22

April 22

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April 22 – 1529 = Louis de Berquin burned at the stake for being Protestant in Paris France. Jeremiah 20:9 “If I say, ‘I will not mention him, or speak anymore in his name’ there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut it in my bones, and I am weary with […]

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April 21

April 21

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April 21 – 1509 = Henry VIII ascends to the throne of England. Proverbs 21:1 “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD, he turns it wherever he will.” Henry VIII became King of England on April 21, 1509 with the death of his father, Henry VII.  Young Henry […]

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