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David Nasmith

It Happened Today: David Nasmith and Friends Found London City Mission (1835)

David Nasmith pioneered Protestant city missions.

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Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith

Devotional (2016 church year): Let Us Be Merciful

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy —Matthew 5:7 (ESV).

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1996

Samuel Onyuku Elenwo becomes the first Anglican bishop of the newly created Niger Delta North Diocese. An aggressive evangelist, he will triple the number of districts and parishes and lead many Nigerians to new or renewed faith.

Authority for the date:

Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

1962

Death of Daniel Lot, a zealous evangelist and prayer warrior of the Church of Christ in Nigeria. At his burial, women will defy tribal tradition and come to the grave site.

Authority for the date:

Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

1945
Death of G. Campbell Morgan, one of the great expositors of the Bible. Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.
1920

George Washington Truett speaks from the Capitol steps in Washington, D.C. The Dallas pastor, whose church boasts seven thousand members, takes as his theme “Baptists and Religious Liberty.” He expresses pride that Baptists have never oppressed anyone in the name of religion, saying “God wants free worshipers and no other kind.” He reminds senators, congressmen, and his many other listeners that liberties cannot stand if they become license to do evil. “Selfish ease must be utterly renounced for Christ and his cause and our every gift and grace and power utterly dominated by the dynamic of his Cross.”

Authority for the date:

Truett, George W. “Baptists and Religious Liberty.”

1920

Joan of Arc is canonized five hundred years after her politically-motivated execution.

Authority for the date:

Standard encyclopedias.

1906

Death of Edward Henry Bickersteth, Bishop of Exeter, author of many books, poems, and hymns. The most notable of the latter had been “Peace, Perfect Peace.”

Authority for the date:

Wells, Amos R. A Treasury of Hymn Stories. Baker, 1992.

1819

Henry Nott baptizes King Pomare II of Tahiti. In a short time the Tahitians pass laws that forbid cruel murders and the islands begin to experience peace. 

Authority for the date:

Harrison, Eugene Myers. Giants of the Missionary Trail.

1816

Robert Richford Roberts is consecrated as the sixth bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Authority for the date:

Elliott, Charles. The Life of the Rev. Robert R. Roberts. New York: Lane and Tippett, 1846.

1569

Dirk Willem is burned at the stake for his Anabaptist faith, captured because he turned to save a pursuer who had fallen through the ice. The very man he rescued had taken him captive.

Authority for the date:

Dyck, Cornelius J. An Introduction to Mennonite history: A Popular History of the Anabaptists and the Mennonites.&n

1553

Roman Catholics in Lyons seize five young Frenchmen trained by the reformers Viret and Beza and burn them to death, despite the intercession of Reformed Swiss cantons.

Authority for the date:

Schaff, Philip. History of the Christian Church.