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Watch-night Service: From Ale-house to Revolution

Watch-night Service: From Ale-house to Revolution

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, December Articles

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...Read more... Read more...

Founding Fathers Begin Bible Societies

Founding Fathers Begin Bible Societies

Christian Calendar, December Articles

The 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...Read more... Read more...

Christian Living in December

Christian Living in December

Christian Calendar, Christian Living (Articles), December

Often, 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...Read more... Read more...

Advent

Advent

Christian Calendar, November, Schedule Post

Join 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,...Read more... Read more...

Remembering the Life and Ministry of St. Andrew

Remembering the Life and Ministry of St. Andrew

Apostles, Bible, Christian Beliefs, Christian Calendar, November Articles

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...Read more... Read more...

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"I am a Christian. I believe only in the Scriptures, and in Jesus Christ my Savior. "
– Charles Thomson
Secretary of Congress (1774-89)
Rush, Travels through Life, 208
"The brief exposition of the constitution of the United States, will unfold to young persons the principles of republican government; and it is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion. "
– Noah Webster
"Schoolmaster of America"
Webster, History of the United States, 6
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Christian Living in April

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Atonement: Suffering in the Place of Another

Atonement: Suffering in the Place of Another

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America's Bishop: Francis Asbury

America's Bishop: Francis Asbury

Christian Biography | Christian History | Christian Living | Denominations & Sects of the Church | Methodist churches

Francis Asbury (August 20, 1745 - March 31, 1816) is remembered most for the leadership he provided to early American Methodism. Read more…

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