Archive for August, 2016

August 31

August 31

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August 31 – 1688 = John Bunyan dies 1 Peter 3:17  “For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.” John Bunyan left his mortal frame for a heavenly one on August 31, 1688 after catching a fever from being caught in a storm.  Bunyan […]

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August 30

August 30

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August 30 – 1572 = Merchants arrive in Geneva fleeing the Massacre in Lyons Galatians 6:10 “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” The great massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Day did not spread instantly as news does today.  There […]

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August 29

August 29

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August 29 –1572 = Arrest of Protestants in Lyon France, leads to death Psalm 115:1 “Not to us o LORD, not to us but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!” The hateful murder of Protestants begun on the 24th in Paris did not remain in Paris. […]

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August 28

August 28

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August 28 – 1525 = Zwingli’s house was stoned by opponents Nehemiah 4:17 “. . . Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other.” The life of a Reformer was not as calm as we sometimes think.  […]

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August 27

August 27

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August 27 – 1548 = Jacob Strum councils Schoffen to submit to Interim, negotiate with Bishop not Emperor. 1 Timothy 3:9 “They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.” Emperor Charles V was in no mood to allow exceptions to his new rule that one either had to be Lutheran or […]

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August 26

August 26

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August 26 – 1572 =  Peter Ramus killed on 3rd day of Massacre of St. Bartholomew Galatians 6:12 “It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.” Peter Ramus was a […]

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August 25

August 25

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August 25 -1572 = egg laid to spare Peter Merlin 1 Kings 17:4 “You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” In the midst of the massacre, God did show mercy and protection to many.  Amazing acts of providential care emerged.  One such act preserved Peter Merlin, […]

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August 24

August 24

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August 24 – 1572 = Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. 2 Timothy 3:12 “Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” Early in the morning of August 24, 1572 the church bells rang as a signal to begin the systematic slaughter of the Reformed, known as the Huguenots, in […]

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August 23

August 23

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August 23 – 1723 = death of Increase Mather.  Mather family and their legacy. Psalm 119:90 “Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.” On August 23, 1723, Increase Mather passed away.  Increase Mather was born in England but spent most of his life in colonial America.  His […]

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August 22

August 22

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August 22 – 1572 = Admiral Coligny is shot by an assassin going back to his lodging. Acts 12:1-2 “About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some that belonged to the church.  He killed James the brother of John with the sword.” Admiral Gaspard Coligny was a high ranking noble, a military […]

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