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Listen December 31, 1776 Historic watch-night service at Old St. George Church, Philadelphia For generations of Americans, the memory of candles flickering at the close of watch-night services—as one year waned and another began to wax—is one that evokes reverent appreciation for the spiritual fervor of by-gone days. Though the observance of the watch-night service began to wane at the end of the twentieth century, its origin in both the British Isles and America are significant chapters in the spiritual life of these nations. In America, few realize the place that one watch-night service...Read more... Read more... -->
ListenThe week of Thanksgiving in America has been designated as National Bible Week. As is the case for nearly all national celebrations, the historical facts demonstrate that America’s origin was not secular but sacred—and National Bible Week is no exception to this rule. Click to read the entire article… December 12, 1808 Founders convene first Bible Society in America Despite the fact that America was founded and maintained as a Christian nation from its inception until the middle of the twentieth century, the fallacy that America was founded as a secular nation persists and was...Read more... Read more... -->
ListenThis post is part 12 of the series:Christian Living SeriesOften, the Christmas season is the most meaningful time of year—for both the believer and unbeliever. Many fail to use this season of the year to point to Christ as fully as they might to Christianize the world around them. While some attempt to sanctify the carnal and merely sensuous for Christian purposes, the Apostle Paul warns believers to build with materials that are most precious and most enduring (1 Corinthians 3:10-18). For this reason, Christian leaders should look eagerly upon the Christmas season with the intent to...Read more... Read more... -->
ListenThis post is part 12 of the series:The Apostles of Jesus Christ November 30 Martyrdom of Apostle Andrew The Apostle Andrew, the brother of St. Peter, carried the Gospel to many Asiatic nations, beginning his missionary endeavors in the Provinces of Vithynia and Pontus on the southern shores of the Black Sea. It is believed that he subsequently traveled to the City of Byzantium where he established a church. In one of his missionary tours to Achaia (Greece), Andrew visited the city of Patras where his preaching and miracles drew many to Christ, including Maximilla, the wife of the Roman...Read more... Read more... -->
ListenJoin in this Christian tradition to prepare your heart for the celebration of the first Advent of Christ! Click to read the entire article… Begins fourth Sunday before Christmas Advent The Christian tradition of Advent is observed the four Sundays prior to Christmas—the last Sunday sometimes observed on Christmas. Its modern observance was given birth in a home for children in Germany, but you may wish to make it a part of your own Christmas celebration as well. Article Contents * Click headings to navigate; click headings to return. Origin of Advent Conclusion Related Articles Anchor...Read more... Read more... -->