Archive for June, 2016

June 30

June 30

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June 30 – 1555 = martyrdom of John Bradford John 21:16 “And Jesus said to him a second time. ‘Simon son of John, Do you love me’?  And He said to Him, ‘Yes Lord you know that I love you’.  He said to him, ‘Tend my sheep’.” John Bradford was a Reformed pastor during the […]

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June 29

June 29

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June 29 – 1635 = Richard Sibbes preaches final sermon John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many rooms.  If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?” Richard Sibbes is one of the best known of all the Puritans and oft quoted as well.  […]

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June 28

June 28

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June 28 – 1667 – Electress Louisa Henrietta of Brandenburg dies. Job 13:15 “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.” Electress Louisa Henrietta of Brandenburg, author of many hymns such as Jesus My Redeemer Lives, died on June 28, 1667.  She was born in Holland, but married the Elector of Brandenburg.  She […]

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June 27

June 27

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June 27 – 1638 = Cyril Lucaris is murdered by Janisaries, strangled by a rope. Hebrews 11:37 “They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword.  They went about in skins of sheep and goat, destitute, afflicted, mistreated” Cyril Lucaris was the Patriarch of Constantinople, but he was also Reformed.  […]

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June 26

June 26

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June 26 – 1559 = Casper Olevianus applied to be a teacher in the city of Treves. Matthew 13:57, “And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and in his own household’.” Casper Olevianus was only 23, but already had achieved the […]

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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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