Archive for June, 2016

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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June 15

June 15

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June 15 – 2000 = James Boice dies Matthew 3:2 “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” James Motgomery Boice died on June 15, 2000.  Boice had been the pastor of Tenth Street Presbyterian Church since the late 60’s and had led them into the PCA.  Boice did many things to spread the […]

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June 14

June 14

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June 14 – 1982 = The PCA voted to receive the RPCES (who had voted to join June 12) in Grand Rapids MI. Psalm 133:1 “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.” The Presbyterian Church in America was a young denomination, but it was growing, and it desired unity among […]

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June 13

June 13

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June 13 -1586 =  Synod at Herborn Olevianus Acts 8:1 “And Saul approved of his execution.  And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout all the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.” The Lord builds his church even when things seem […]

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June 12

June 12

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June 12 – 1643 = Parliament calls the Westminster Assembly into existence originally 150 names. 2 Kings 23:1 “The king sent and all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem were gathered to him.” June 12, 1643 Parliament called together the Westminster Assembly without the permission of the king and against his wishes.  The king did […]

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June 11

June 11

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June 11 – 1936 = Formation of the OPC Acts 13:48 “And when the Gentiles heard this they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.” On June 11, 1936, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church was formed.  Nine men including J. Gresham Machen had been […]

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