Archive for September, 2016

September 30

September 30

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September 30 – 1770 – George Whitefield dies. Galatians 6:9 “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” George Whitefield was the most famous evangelist of his day.  He may have actually been one of the first worldwide celebrities.  He crossed the […]

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September 29

September 29

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September 29 – 1747 = Organizing Meeting of the RCUS Coetus.  Four ministers and 28 elders present.  Sermon from Ps. 133.  Grossmann Outline pg.23 Psalm 133:1 “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.” The German Reformed had fled Germany in large numbers during the decades of war that ravaged the […]

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September 28

September 28

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September 28 – 1687 = Death of Francis Turretin 1 Peter 3:8 “Finally all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, tender heart, and a humble mind.” Francis Turretin was a profound thinker and promoter of biblical truth.  He was the last of the great Genevan thinkers and his death on September 28, […]

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September 27

September 27

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September 27 – 1558 = Phillipine de Luns sentenced to die for being Reformed. John 10:29 “My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” Phillipine de Luns was a French Reformed believer who suffered for her faith.  She […]

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September 26

September 26

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September 26 – 1531 = First Basel Confession presented to Basel Council by Oecolampadius Ezra 10:11 “Now then make confession to the LORD, the God of your fathers and do his will.  Separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives.” John Oecolampadius was the primary reformer of the city of […]

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September 25

September 25

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September 25 – 1611 = Gisbertus Voetius ordained to ministry Psalm 74:22 “Arise, o God, defend your cause; remember how the foolish scoff at you all the day!” On September 25, 1611, Gisbertus Voetius was ordained to the gospel ministry by the Reformed church in the Netherlands. He was 22 years of age.  Voetius was […]

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September 24

September 24

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September 24 -1734 = Pastor George Weiss led a group of Schwekenfelders in a Thanksgiving service for safe travel across the Atlantic to Penn. Psalm 105:1 “Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!” Pastor George Weiss was a Reformed minister who was ordained in Heidelberg […]

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September 23

September 23

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September 23 – 1857= 6 people attend a prayer meeting at North Reformed Dutch Church in New York starting the revival of 1857. Jonah 3:5 “And the people of Nineveh believed God.  They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them.” Sometimes it is referred to as […]

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September 22

September 22

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September 22 – 1692 = Martha Corey, member in good standing of the church, executed at Salem Witch Trials;; Exodus 20:16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” The Salem Witch Trials are a sad episode in church history, and it is really with Martha Corey they take off.  Several women had been […]

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September 21

September 21

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September 21 – 1567 = Carnesecchi condemned to death in Inquisition.   “A glance at the Italian Inquisition: sketch of Pietro Carnesecchi pgs.40-82 1 Peter 4:16 “Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.” Pietro Carnesecchi was an Italian Reformer and a part of […]

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