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December 21

December 21

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December 21 – 1609 = William Ames delivers sermon in Church of Saint Mary the Great Cambridge rebuking debauchery of students during 12 days of Christmas Romans 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires William Ames is one of the leading Puritans.  He taught […]

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December 20

December 20

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December 20 – 1545 = Heidelberg Church of the Holy Spirit just as Mass was about to be read, the congregation broke out in a Protestant hymn. Zephaniah 3:14 Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! Heidelberg Germany was the seat of the […]

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December 19

December 19

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December 19 – 1526 = Nicolas Wirzetenarz and host Clara are burned at the stake in Bohemia Galatians 3:26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. Persecution of the faithful never took long to get started.  In Prague on December 19, 1526, such persecution took place.  Nicolas Wrzetenarz, an old scholar, […]

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December 18

December 18

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December 18 – 1613 = Elector Sigismund of Brandenburg converts to the Reformed Faith Philemon 1:8-9 Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you- I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus- Brandenburg […]

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December 17

December 17

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December 17 -1559 = Matthew Parker becomes Archbishop of Canterbury. Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church, He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. Matthew Parker is a father of the Anglican Church.  He was an early convert to Protestantism in England.  […]

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December 16

December 16

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December 16 -1944 = Corrie Ten Boom’s sister, Betsie, dies in concentration camp 1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you Corrie Ten Boom, a Dutch Reformed believer, survived a concentration camp to which she and her family had been sent after helping some […]

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December 15

December 15

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December 15 – 1618 = Abraham Scultetus preached a sermon at Dordt on the 122nd Psalm Psalm 122:9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good. The Synod of Dort was a Reformed Ecumenical Council that had been gathered primarily to answer the objections and questions raised by […]

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December 14

December 14

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December 14 – 1557 = First Reformed Synod in Lithuania (Evangelical Reformed Church of Lithuania) Acts 20:28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. On December 14, 1557 the Evangelical […]

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December 13

December 13

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December 13 -1784 = Samuel Johnson, the writer and Anglican, dies. Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, Dr. Johnson, as Samuel Johnson was known, died on December 13, 1784.  Johnson was a literary critic, and was […]

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December 12

December 12

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December 12 – 1602 = Escalade in Geneva Psalm 124:2-3 if it had not been the LORD who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us Sometimes the danger from the church of Rome came not from their teaching […]

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