Monday, January 6, 2014

On This Day…

On January 6, 1519, Martin Luther met with Karl von Miltitz, representing Pope Leo X, in an effort to prevent a church schism. Miltitz left the meeting thinking he had accomplished his purpose, but Luther would not be silenced.

On Sunday, January 6, 1850, the “Prince of Preachers,” Charles Haddon Spurgeon, was converted. A snowstorm forced 15–year-old Charles to duck into a Primitive Methodist Church. Only a few people were there, and not even the preacher showed up. A thin-looking man finally stood and read Isaiah 45:22. Spying Charles in the back, he pointed his finger, crying, “Look, young man! Look! Look to Christ!” Charles did look and was saved.
Robert J. Morgan, Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook, 2002 Edition (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2001), 4.

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