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The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner

2022-10-23T10:03:25-05:00October 16th, 2022|

Date: October 16, 2022

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The story of the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland during the War of 1812.  They young lawyer Francis Scott Key witnessed the event and wrote the Star-Spangled Banner in honor of the brave and miraculous stand of the fort.

Thomas Kerr

2022-09-26T10:01:03-05:00August 28th, 2022|

Date: August 28, 2022 ()

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This week we will look at a personal story of Thomas Kerr, who once was the pastor of First Baptist Church of Rockford, Illinois, but changed to follow humanistic and Unitarian doctrine.

John Clarke

2022-07-28T19:49:50-05:00July 17th, 2022|

Date: July 17, 2022 ()

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Today we will look at the man, Dr John Clarke.  We will see how he was seeking religious liberty in the New World.  Ultimately, this search for religious liberty would see the start of the colony of Rhode Island.

Burmese Missions

2022-05-23T21:18:45-05:00May 22nd, 2022|

Date: May 22, 2022

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On today's episode of Baptist History, we will explore a group of Burmese people who fulfilled the Great Commission. One man's surrender to go to an un-reached people group opened the door for more missionaries to follow. What followed, was a great work done for the cause of Christ!

John Jasper

2022-04-10T19:05:34-05:00April 10th, 2022|

Date: April 10, 2022

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Today we will discuss the life and ministry of John Jasper.  Born a slave and living in sin, John was miraculous saved because of his mother's faithful prayers and God's conviction. Listen along as we explore the life and ministry of John Jasper.

George Leile

2022-03-03T09:04:53-06:00February 27th, 2022|

Date: February 27, 2022

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Born a slave, given his freedom, George Leile was used of God to reach many slaves in the Thirteen Colonies.  Later, he was also influential in missions back to on African Continent. Listen along as we discuss the ministry of George Leile.

Robert Jordan (Part 2)

2022-02-15T14:15:39-06:00January 30th, 2022|

Date: January 30, 2022

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Robert Jordan was a rough youngster who fought in World War II. He was a bitter, abusive, alcoholic bully who experienced love - God's love from a preacher who was willing to take his time to witness and disciple him. (Click for Part 1 here) Robert was saved after attending revival services. He attended ministry training and pastored Calvary Baptist Church and started Calvary Baptist Seminary in Lansdale, PA. Under his ministry, the church started over 50 other churches. Watch Dr. Jordan's testimony here. Listen to one of his sermons here.

Mayflower Miracles Part 2

2021-09-01T09:44:41-05:00August 29th, 2021|

Date: August 29, 2021

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This week, we will pick up with our series, Miracles in American History. We will look at God's miraculous leading and protection through the Pilgrims journey coming to the New World.  Through hardship and loss, God preserved the small group of Pilgrims. Listen along as we explore God's leading and direction through American History.

Mayflower Miracles

2021-08-29T09:59:38-05:00August 22nd, 2021|

Date: August 22, 2021

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This week, we will pick up with our series, Miracles in American History. We will look at God's stirring up of the Separatists or Pilgrims. They were seeking to live according to the Bible without government control. Listen along as we explore God's leading and direction through American History.

Cornelis Aertz de Man

2021-08-22T09:44:30-05:00August 15th, 2021|

Date: August 15, 2021

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This week we will look at a young man martyred for his faith.  The time frame was early 1500s.  Charles the V was the Holy Roman Emperor.  The Protestant Reformation was getting under way, but Anabaptists were under continued persecution. One young man Cornelis Aertz de Man came to know Lord as his Savior. Listen along as we tell the this young man's story, whose life was taken for his faith in Christ.

Allen Freeman

2021-08-08T10:18:55-05:00August 8th, 2021|

Date: August 8, 2021

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This week we will look at the ministry of Allen Freeman. Freeman started the first Baptist church in Chicago's early days. In context, the War of 1812 had just past and Adoniram Judson left for India. Listen along as we explore the short ministry of Allen Freeman in and around Chicago.

William Wilberforce

2021-07-26T21:36:33-05:00July 25th, 2021|

Date: July 25, 2021

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This week we will briefly look at the amazing story of William Wilberforce. His life's work was the abolition of slavery in Great Britain. Listen to this brief introduction of this man used of God to end the world wide practice of slavery.

Billy Renstrom

2021-07-18T11:45:38-05:00July 18th, 2021|

Date: July 18, 2021

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Hear the story of Billy Renstrom. As a young soldier fighting in World War II, he lost his eyesight due to shrapnel from a land mine.  This made him very bitter. He experienced revival while attending Revival services with a friend, was called by Bill Rice to serve at the Bill Rice Ranch, and also became a pastor in Colorado for a time. He wrote the book Darkness is Light.

Spanish Armada

2021-07-13T22:55:09-05:00July 11th, 2021|

Date: July 11, 2021 ()

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This week we will discuss an tremendous event American history.  Although this event occurred before the Pilgrims even settled in North America, it is easy to see God's hand working. The event we will look at is the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Listen along as we discuss the clear guiding hand of God in American History.

Christopher Columbus (Part 1)

2021-06-22T22:35:30-05:00June 13th, 2021|

Date: June 13, 2021

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Learn about the early life of the man credited with discovering the new world. The European powers were obsessed with finding new trade routes in hope of bringing money and a better life to their people. Columbus was born into a very poor family, and became motivated to escape that poverty. He was self-taught and brilliant, and became interested in the "science" of the day, becoming a seaman. He was part of a convoy that was attacked by Portuguese war ships. The ships destroyed and the captains killed, he swam towards the Portuguese shore where he would spend the next

Zam Zam

2021-06-06T21:34:18-05:00May 30th, 2021|

Date: May 30, 2021

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For this episode of Baptist History, we will explore an incident during World War II. Florence Almen took passage on a neutral ship, Zam Zam heading towards Cape Town, South Africa.  During the trip, Zam Zam was shelled by a German ship. Listen along as we tell the story of God's miraculous protection during the entire ordeal.  
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