But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.- 1 Corinthians 15:10
Born in a blizzard, he fired people with Heavenly Zeal!
“Someday you will read in the papers that D. L. Moody of East Northfield is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now; I shall have gone up higher, that is all, out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal – a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint; a body fashioned like unto His glorious body."
"Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;"- 2 Timothy 2: 11&12
On this day June 26, 1984, a black man stepped off an airplane in Washington, D. C. It happens every day. But this was not an incident to shrug at. It was the power of God at work.
22 years before, on March 20, 1962, that man had gone to prison in Castro's Cuba. His name was Alexander Noble. After preaching a sermon on the origin of sin, he was ambushed and taken to prison where he was tried and convicted of conspiracy to assassinate Cuban leader, Fidel Castro. Cuban security forces interpreted Noble’s sermon, which described Lucifer’s struggle for supremacy, as a veiled reference to Castro’s regime. Noble was therefore sentenced and served over 22 years in prison where he endured hard labour and torture.
"And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead"- Hebrews 11:4
On this day 201 years ago, Sarah Flower Adams was born in Essex, England. Sarah wrote the popular hymn: "Nearer, My God, To Thee". Born on February 22, 1805, she married William Bridges Adams in 1834. She lived a very short, but blessed life, and died on August 14, 1848.
“Nearer, My God, to Thee” was sung at the end of the 1936 movie San Francisco, which was nominated for several Academy Awards. It was also played by the ship’s band in Titanic, winner of the Academy Award for best picture of 1997.
George Campbell Morgan was born in Gloucester, England. Having served several pastorates, Morgan became pastor of the Westminster Congregational Church in London in 1904. It was a dying church which, under his ministry, the Lord turned into one of the most active congregations by the time he left in 1917. Morgan authored more than 60 Bible commentaries and books of sermons, many of which are still in print today.