Date: March 14, 2021
Bible Text: | Steve Brady
For episode 51 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will extend our exploration of the life of Philip Bliss.
Throughout his career in the music business, Philip Bliss was a great personal soul-winner. One of those who he reached was another talented musician, James McGranahan. Philip encouraged James to know the thrill of serving the Lord with his great talent.
Philip and Lucy Bliss would take a train from Chicago to return home. During the ride, as the train was coming into the station in Ashtabula, Ohio, there was a terrible train wreck.
Just 100 yards from the station as the train crossed the trestle, the trestle collapsed sending the train plunging 70 feet below. Of the 159 souls on the train, 92 were killed.
Philip survived the fall, but was last seen re-entering the burning wreckage to search for his wife.
Listen along as we discuss the second part of the life of Philip Bliss.