We look now to the early 1550’s in the Netherlands as they try to organize. And we see the martyr Pierre Brully. What comfort is there for the Christian? Look to Pierre Brully to see.
How did the French churches begin without leaders? What can we learn from their early experiences?
A little jaunt to Scotland to check in on John Willock and how God grows his church around the world.
The Jesuits start down a couple of paths to go on offense against the Reformation in 1552. These pathways bear fruit later, but are worth noting as a programed response because they start in the 50’s.
Thomas Cramner and the Anglican Church comes up with a Second Book of Common Prayer in 1552. What can we learn from this second attempt and Reformation in the Anglican Church?
Looking at the Reformation means occasionally looking at the Catholic Church, and Francis Xavier deserves a brief mention for his missionary pursuits. The Reformation produces a revival of morals in the Roman Catholic Church as well as a missionary push with Xavier.
In 1551, France was not kind to the Protestantism. But the Reformed Church was growing. So the government forbid the importation of books from Geneva. Let us learn from the books of old days.
Jerome Bolsec stirs up a little controversy about Predestination. Okay maybe not so little, but one worth remembering.
England had a bit of a dust up in 1550 with John Hooper and Bishop Ridley of London. Join us as we take a look at the Vestment Controversy and the importance of Liberty of Conscience.
In an associate canton of Switzerland, we find some Reformed Churches banding together to help promote the Kingdom of Christ amidst Catholicism and Radicalism. And their insights into meeting together ought to be remembered today.