Pray for God's Gospel to spread through faithful churches today in Birmingham, England.
Getting excited about meeting with the Capitol Hill Baptist congregation tomorrow, as we gather around God's Word in the book of Ephesians, pray and sing His praises. Pray that He is glorified and that we are built up.
C. H. Spurgeon, “We have no glorious church on earth.” [MT11.261] Referring to Ephesians 5:27.
NEW ENGLAND--November the 5th was Pope Day in colonial New England. During the Revolution, General Washington prohibited his troops from celebrating Pope day, on which the pope was burned in effigy. Recalling the Roman plot of 1605 to blow up the Stuart monarchs in England.
MASSACHUSETTS--75 years ago today, JFK won election to the House of Representatives from Mass’s 11th district (1946). He was re-elected to the same seat in 1948 and 1950.
230 years ago today, one of the worst defeats, in percentage of casualties, ever suffered by the U S Army. It was also the largest military victory ever won by American Indians against the U S Army. Battle of the Wabash. (1791).
TRIPOLI--225 years ago today, Barbary Treaties signed in Tripoli (1796).
CAPITOL HILL, WASHINGTON, DC--210 years ago today, Henry Clay was elected speaker of the US House of Representatives (1811).
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI--105 years ago today, Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. was born (1916), in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Walter Leland Cronkite Sr., a dentist, and the former Helen Lena Fritsche. Walter, Jr., died July 17, 2009.
BOSTON--390 years ago today, John Eliot arrived in Boston (1631).
"A modern Navy can not be improvised. It must be built and in existence when the emergency arises which calls for its use and operation." William Howard Taft, 1909.
305 years ago today, John Gill (almost 20 years old) was baptized (1716).
DUNDEE, SCOTLAND--St. Peter's Church, 185 years ago today, Robert Murray McCheyne began his ministry at St Peters, Dundee (1836).
SAN FRANCISCO--150 years ago today, George Leslie MacKay, Canadian Presbyterian missionary pioneer in northern half of Formosa (Taiwan) left San Francisco harbor on a steamer for his first journey to Asia (1871).For more on him, see John McNab, They Went Forth(1933; rev ed 1955)
Habits change with our loves.
Fresh mercies are fresh occasions of thanksgiving, and when will the mercies of the God in the Christian’s life ever stop? Even our afflictions are among God’s mercies to His children (as we see in Romans 8:28).
Depraved men in a fallen world make our days dangerous for Christ and His followers.
Look what just arrived--the new 4th edition of Nine Marks of a Healthy Church--in hardback!
On this date, 2 noted puritan preachers died: Edmund Calamy (1666), and Thomas Gouge (William’s son) died in his sleep, aged 76 (1681).
Pastor Kevin of Providence turns 40 today! Pray for him, his family & Grace Harbor Church there.
NEW YORK--135 years ago today, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in NY Harbor (1886).
WITTENBERG--505 years ago today, Luther began lecturing on the Galatians at the University of Wittenberg (1516).
PHILADELPHIA--245 years ago today, Ben Franklin sailed for France (1776).
LONDON--130 years ago today, C H Spurgeon left London for the last time (from the Herne Hill station) saying to his friends “the fight is killing me” (1891).
When President Hayes met with the temperance advocate, Francis Murphy, on Feb. 4, 1878, he told him that he had struck just the right note "because he preached the saving grace of God" and "thought no reform amounted to anything unless it increased the roll of church-membership.”
"Were I asked to focus the New Testament message in three words, my proposal would be ADOPTION THROUGH PROPITIATION, and do not expect ever to meet a richer or more pregnant summary of the gospel than that." J. I. Packer, Knowing God, p. 214.
LONDON--495 years ago today, Cuthbert Tunstall, Bishop of London, preached against William Tyndale’s English translation of the Bible & ordered it to be burned (1526).
WORTHENBURY, BANGOR, WALES--360 years ago today Philip Henry (Matthew's father) was outed from his pastorate for not conforming to the Church of England (1661).
BURMA--195 years ago today, Ann Hesseltine Judson died in Burma (1826).
VERDUN, FRANCE--105 years ago today, French forces retook Ft. Douaumont that they had lost to the Germans in Feb; this was the fort which protected Verdun (1916). There were over 330,000 French casualties at Verdun; German casualties were not much smaller.
BUDAPEST--65 years ago today, a student-led protest rally in Budapest gathered mass support and led to the Russian invasion & occupation (1956).