The One Year Christian History
What happened on this date in church history? From ancient Rome to the twenty-first century, from peasants to presidents, from missionaries to martyrs, this book shows how God does extraordinary things through ordinary people every day of the year. Each story appears on the day and month that it occurred and includes questions for reflection and a related Scripture verse.
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He fought for the faith
He wept with those who wept
Some choices have high stake
He was an unlikely inquirer
Some father deal with their sons eyeballtoeyeball others nosetonose My father dealt with me kneetoknee
He came in to get out of the snow
His life was changed by an ugly car a pretty girl and Mr Pridgen
No one wanted to hear from God
Talk about not having a childhood
When did democracy begin in America?
It was the most famous sermon ever preached in America
Some men are afraid to show their feelings
Imagine leaving your children realizing you would probably never see them again
In Tientsin China in 1902 a baby boy was born to Scottish missionaries James and Mary Liddell They named him Eric
Was his desire to be a minister a commitment to God or a yearning to be like his brother?
He was regarded by the classconscious English missionaries as inferior in background and education
Their lives were like bright shortlived flames
It was a prayer meeting that ended in heaven
Where is Timothy? his mother and father wondered once again
He started early
Enough is enough
For years he labored without results
He had a desire transplant
Motherhood brings joys and sorrows
He was a powerful emperor who showed he could be humble before God
You never know how God will answer
He had walked in their shoesuntil the night he sold them
God used him to bring the English Bible to England
What one does during life matters more than how long one lives
Being a pastor has its risks
His life spanned two continents
He knew what was coming
God used a Roman emperor to change the life of an Egyptian Jew
They had never met but were so alike
People are drawn to doctrines that bolster their egos
It all began when he was sixteen
He honored his God and his country
With God all things are possible
A man of peace died in peace
He was late for his own wedding
Their meeting changed history
He pursued peace with godly convictions
She wrote a hymn that became her prayer
He kept the faith
God never stops doing good for his people
It was love at first sight
His flattery got him nowhere in the end
He almost didnt grow up
It was marriage if different expectations
Heaven is already rich with thine ingathered sheaves
She was the queen of England at fifteen
Our times are in his hands
He had asked her to marry him on Valentines Day
How do you motivate people to build a temple?
Teaching was his life
Witnessing an execution was life changing
He wrote a classic of devotional literature
He walked through the shadows of tragedy and emerged stronger on the other side
Listening to the radio changed his life
He ran the race set before him
Through the same door Martin Luther started the Reformation and passed into eternal rest
It was the worst persecution to date
They took the road less traveled and more dangerous
The question was whether Jesus had a beginning
He went from healing the physical to healing the spiritual
New York State had never seen anything like it
Only 25 percent of the Jew living in Holland survived the Holocaust
He was Scotlands first Protestant martyr
Their loyalty was mutual
when a man dies he leaves behind bears testimony to who he was
Would God be fair?
Sometimes thing get worse before they get better
Twentyfive escaped only he was recaptured
How would a twentythreeyearold Oxford man spend two weeks on the rock of Gibraltar?
Society dictated that she obey her father but she would not
It took only a few minutes to write but its blessings will last forever
They won against all odds
They are in heaven together
He was cast down but not in despair
They wondered why it didnt rain
The media dubbed her the grandmother next door
It all began at a tea party
He died the way he hoped
the kingdom of Judah ended badly
She wrote from her owe experience
Why would intelligent popular and athletically gifted young men disdain lucrative careers and choose to be missionaries?
Their parting was bittersweet
He was one of Scotlands greatest theologians
I once was lost but now am found
In 1620 when many people were considering whether to go to the New World one person had a unique reasonhe was trying to go home
What would a revival be like among the Delaware Indians in 1746?
Through its pages millions came to know God personally
Memorizing Scripture became a was of life for many because of his influence
He was burned at the stake for reading the Bible
What would become of the next generation?
She gladly gave up her most valuable possession
He didnt rush to help
Was it a prophecy fulfilled to the day?
Jesus used visual parables
Jesus summarized the rest of world history
It was night before Jesus crucifixion
They crucified their King
Two wrongs never make a right
Its the story of an empty tomb
Its amazing what can result from unsubstantiated claims
How can one enter Gods Kingdom?
They had little in common with one another
His accomplishments were great but his time was short
His release never came
He fought for another kind of victory
They paid a terrible price
The Christians of Chad rejoiced to have a Christian president
He served a good master
He nearly drowned three times
He learned from his father
It wasnt some kind of crazy fad diet
And the scales fell off
In 1775 the American colonies were in uproar
God gave us a glimpse of the future
It is a city with a past
He went where he didnt wan to go
God sometimes tells us ahead of time what is going to happen
He was nineteenth centurys greatest seminary professor
He was the great theologian of the Reformation
Adoniram Judson pioneer missionary to Burma gave up everything for Christ
His dream was realized but he wasnt there to see it
What will Jerusalem be like in the future?
From boyhood he continually astounded everyone with his wisdom
They were political casualties
The child on the moss she laid And she stretched the cold limbs of the dead
He had no idea what he was starting
Although Greenland was anything but green actually 85 percent glacial icecap he didnt let that deter him
She began a voyage to Australiabut ended up in paradise
It was a religious club that produced mostly poor results
He proved that a good education isnt dependent upon lavish surroundings
He realized his boyhood dream
She returned to her captors
He was victorious in death
The troops called him Stonewall members of his church called him Deacon
They died to win
One of the twentieth centurys most widely read Christian authors had just a grammar school education
Once upon a time a worldly city became spiritualeven if only for a time
How did Jesus three years of public ministry begin and end?
They came from all over the world
He was a general who spent his spare time ministering to the poor
A fathers fervent prayer was answered after his death
They trusted not in chariots or horsemen but in the living God
She was Englands first evangelical queen
They were missionaries while still them selves a mission field
The loss of a brother gave the world a song
It was to be his biggest crusade to date
He was right under her nose
No one had ever seen anything like this before
What would you write in a last letter to an aging parent?
Where is the joy?
He crowned the king and the king gave him an even better crown
He tried to dispel the rumors about him
They followed the star
He was the loose cannon of church reform in Czechoslovakia
Contemporary ministers called him the harebrained enthusiast but we know him as the father of modern missions
He was a man who knew not only what he was living for but also what he was willing to die for
God changes lives in unexpected ways
Knowing his adversary helped him control the situation
Do you remember the Bible story the daring young nephew?
When God decides a man and women are meant for each other he can use just about anything to bring them together
The seeds of evangelism bear fruit in Gods time not mans
Was the Israeli capture of the old city of Jerusalem predicated in the Bible?
He successfully invented a new religion
Show respect for everyone love your Christian brothers and sisters Fear God Show respect for the king
Some people can never get enough of themselves
Not many missonaries make the headlines but these did
Founding the America we all take for granted was at times a depressing ordeal
The message was the same but the results were quite different
Just because something appears to be supernatural doesnt mean its from God
Have you ever wondered how Bible scholars are able to assign dates to the events of the Old Testament?
In times of battle mens thoughts often turn to prayerand for good reason
In the late nineteenth century AngloAmerican communications were difficult for everyoneand how Yet God was in charge then too
Can you imagine William Tyndale on the Ten Most Wanted list?
Some children seem to be born with an Ill do it myself attitude
Less than a century before France was the ally of the colonists during the Revolutionary War she was their worst enemy
Five hundred years ago being ahead of the curve in science could put you on a collision course with the church
A truly great teacher lives on in the lives of his students
Even more important to Charles Hodge than his students were his own children
Behold the power of prayer
It all began with King Saul
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to face imminent martyrdom?
For eight long years the emperor had been Julian the Apostate but things were about to change
Have you ever noticed how God sometimes uses unlikely characters to play important roles in executing his plan?
God began the American foreign missions movement in a very unlikely place
If you cant change your husband God can
Some go to Hawaii for more the Scenery
When should Christians rebel?
Not all faithful preachers end their years of ministry being appreciated outside their own congregation
What makes churches grow?
You never know how God will bring fruit from your life
Does it make a difference if the president of the United States is a Christian?
He went against the grain
He had decide whom to evangelizethe rich or the poor
He was an adventurer with the heart of a poet
The kingdom of Judah was in trouble
Its an old familiar storypeople couldnt get along with one another
One plants another waters but God gives the increase
At the Scopes Monkey Trial was Scopes found guilty or innocent?
What is worth dying for?
Her marriage was very happy but short lived
Does God give special revelations to some of his children?
There is neither slave nor free man
He never gave up
One seldom meets a literal prophet of doom
In heaven well understand why
Why is England largely Protestant and not Catholic?
Gods will includes the past present and future
When God called Ezekiel to be a prophet he knew he was called
There was more to Francis Scott Key than just one song
In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean bluebut another departure from Spain in 1492 was more momentous for some that the voyage of Columbus
This was not a boxing match it was a struggle of life and death
Imagine walking nine hundred miles
They abandoned their war hero
Some called it Americas Pentecost
His life was an example of what God can do with one man
Being Gods representative is an awesome responsibility
The measure of a man in how he lives his daily life
God can be trusted to work out the details
The hymn Rock of Ages was written by someone who knew he would soon die
Gods dealings with us may be a painful process
God often uses the weak and infirm in might ways
How does it feel to have God confront you with your sin?
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him
Would your church call a nineteenyearold pastor?
God works in mysterious ways
He didnt expect his theological training to include a stint in a mental institution
Samuel Miller lived a life of hope
Little did he know what lay ahead
God is our only refuge and our strength Let us humble ourselves before him
Thou wilt show me the path of life
Every was has casualties
The times is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing God a service This is because they have never known the Father on me John ...
It was a meeting he never forgot
Baptism didnt do him any good
He was a man of conviction and it cost him his job
His mothers prayers had farreaching effects
What a doctor you will make
It was the Boxers versus the Christians
He loved God his congregation and his wife
There can be a cost to following Jesus
What was to become of the temple in Jerusalem?
Just one thing was missing
He discovered what he was looking for
What should the Christans strategy in dealing with pagans?
Who was the first to baptize believers in modern times?
The most hurtful persecution is that comes Gods people
Does being born into a Christian family make one a Christian?
Prayer can change history
Do you know what the Feast of Tabernacles is all about?
Setting dates for the return of Jesus Christ can be embarrassing
Its membership was relatively small but its influence continues today
Can you imagine what it would be like to b someones nineteenth wife?
He wrote some of the worlds most beautiful music in an amazingly short period of time
Apologies are difficult especially when they are not accepted
What makes a religious person cruel?
What does the Bible mean when it says that God is a jealous God?
What was the apostle John doing on the island if Patmos?
Some are overcome by challenges while others are able to triumph over them
One of lifes saddest experiences is to lose a child in death
How do you get back up once you are down?
It became a literal witchhunt
What do you do if you announce a prayer meeting but no one comes?
The impact of a life matters more than its length
John Oldcastle was part of the nobility but more important he was truly noble
The more he drank the rowdier he became
She asked him what his name was and he answeredCharlie Manson
It all began with people praying
Some people just keep goingno matter what
Why do Roman Catholic Bibles have more books in them than Protestant Bibles?
What determines how long an empire will late?
Its remarkable what can be accomplished with Gods help
Some people are destined to write
This match made in heaven had to wait until heaven
What would you say in a last letter to your children?
You have to be careful what you pray for
Not by might nor by power but by my spirit saith the Lord of hosts Zechariah 46 KVJ
Hearing directly from God gets your attention
Wen all else fails read the directions
He switched from the practice of law to pleading the cause of Christ
Why would anyone sail west to get to the east?
Arrogance can spell ruin
Can God be trusted with our children?
Can persecution succeed?
What happens when God captures the heart of an uneducated British parlor maid?
Be thou faithful unto death
God sometimes used his prophets as motivational speakers
Why is France today considered a mission field?
Who determines who will die first?
Gos used some surprising people to save John Wesleys life
Medical school didnt prepare him for this
Imagine a theological seminary with a faculty of one
What was it like to hear a legendary preacher from the past in person?
The truth is a kernel of wheat must be planted in the soil Unless it dies it will be alonea single seed But its death will produce many new kernelsa plent...
You never know when someones words will change your life
Constantine was the first Christian emperor of the Roman Empire but was he really a Christian?
This professional baseball player spoke to larger crowds than he played for
Capital punishment was freely administered in eighteenthcentury England
How would you like to have a godly theologian lead your nation?
Where did the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church come from?
What kind of people does God use to fulfill his purposes?
He was proceeding toward ordination in the Church of Scotland when he experienced the first of several mental breakdowns
What do a lapsed Baptist a member of the English landed gentry and the inventor of synthetic acetate have in common?
What a year can make
The drinking of wine signaled both the beginning and the end of the spiritual pilgrimage of one of Englands greatest preachers
The God who controls the winds controls the nations
When God choose people he often choose the most unlikely ones
God works through familiesregardless of how dysfunctional they may be
To have faith or not to have faiththat is the question
What would it have been like to spend a day with George Whitefield the famous Anglican evangelist of the Great Awakening?
On this day was born a man whom God used to change the course of history
For the first time in recorded history free men covenanted together to form a civil government with the authority to enact laws that the people promis...
When God prompts you to pray for someone youd best take heed
God is the business of changing lives
Whats it like to starve?
One of the most famous Christian authors actually wrote only me booka book that most of his readers have never heard of
God used hymns in an unexpected way to save Protestantism in Germany
How did a Gypsy boy grow up to be a great evangelist?
I Benjamin take thee Annie to be my wedded wife to have and to hold from his day forward for better or for worse for richer or for poorer in sickne...
Do you know why most English towns have a Havelock Street Road or Square?
Did you know that the author of many of your favorite hymns was blind?
What would it be like to live by faith telling your needs only to God and to no one else?
Who died on November 22 1963?
It is said that in life we pick our battles but what if Satan picks us?
Playing second fiddle is a timehonored profession
People judge by outward appearance but the Lord looks at a persons thoughts and intentions 1 Samuel 167
William Grimshaws funeral turned out very different from the one he had planned
If you had just listened to the best sermon you had ever heard telling you what the will of God was what would you do?
Trusting the wrong person can be a fatal mistake
Some important stories dont make the news
Almost everything in life pales in comparison to our love for our children and grandchildren
When peace like a river attendeth my way When sorrows like sea billows roll
He was no stranger to the Bible or to church but at the age of seventeen he was still a stranger to a personal walk with God
He was born in obscurity for a day that would live in infamy
O for Friday O Lord give me patience to await thy appointed time
About the year 1800 the mother of Allen Gardiner entered her little boys bedroom and found him sleeping on the cold hard floor
We dont know where theyre going but were going to heaven
God promised good things to come
Being the author of bestselling books didnt prevent him from experiencing persecution
The Bible meant everything to Ulrich Zwingli and the sword meant more than it probably should have
It was the first academic presentation of Protestantism in France and it wasnt well received
Forging a new life in a new land was fraught with danger
She stood just four feet three inches tall
Not many believe they have heard the voice of God
Songwriter Philipp bliss didnt like the unusual spelling of his first name so as an adult he began using the extra P as a middle initial
The grace of God was truly a sweet sound in the ears of John Newton
It all happened just as the Bible said it would
Queen Mary perceived him as a serious threat to her reign
Who are the Good Shepherds sheep?
Everything that could possibly go wrong did
In spite of his limitations he answered Gods call
My memory is nearly gone but I remember two things that I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Saviour
He was licensed to preach by the Church of Scotland on 1661 at the age of twenty and preached in his last public sermon at the age of twentyone
Why were they risking their lives for the chance of making contact with the Aucas?
The downpour of rain and snow turned into a downpour of bombs
There had been silence for fortyfive years
Moodys transformation from businessman to Sunday school teacher world evangelist and spiritual giant could not be denied
Theological ideas alone cannot save but they can be the seeds of spiritual transformation
His religion was real
As Judson faced the chains again his heart quaked
When Titus Flavius Vespasianus was born on December 30 AD 39 no one suspected that he would one day fulfill prophecies of Jesus
Boyles Keen mind was continually drawn to science
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