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Harry Ironside

It Happened Today: Ironside’s First Sermon at Moody Memorial Church (1930)

By the time he was fourteen, he had read the Bible through fourteen times.

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T. De Will Talmage

Devotional (2016 church year): A Judgment Day Is Coming (1875)

We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ —Romans 14:10 (KJV).


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Death in Nigeria of Lawrence Olanrewaju Cole Jayesimi, who overcame the disability of blindness to operate a business, obtain advanced degrees, pastor a Baptist church, and educate the blind.

Authority for the date:

Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

Death of Marianne Hearn, a Baptist teacher, author and hymnwriter. She will be remembered for the hymn “Just As I Am Thine Own to Be.” Authority for the date:
Death of John Albert Broadus, who had trained a generation of Southern Baptist preachers. Authority for the date: Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives.

Death of Alfred Edersheim, a Jew who had converted to Christianity and written several books. He will be remembered for The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (1883).

Authority for the date:

Standard encyclopedias.


Patriarch Dositheos Notaras issues a confession of faith in conjunction with the Synod of Jerusalem. In it he rejects the Calvinistic interpretation of Orthodoxy developed decades earlier by Cyril Lucaris. Although couched as his own views, sixty eight bishops sign it with him.

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Death of Adalbert, Archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg, and missionary to Scandanavia. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.