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December 2002: "Lips for Christmas" 1926 sermonette by Paul Rader

from CN 38-1-10

Cover of the December 1926 issue of Paul Rader's World-Wide Christian Courier featuring his brief message on the significance of Christmas. This item illustrates the common evangelistic practice of using a holiday as an opportunity to appeal to hear and respond to the good news about Jesus.
By 1926, Paul Rader (1879-1938) was at the mid-point of his evangelistic ministry, one of the most dynamic of the 20th cenutry. During his lifetime, Rader was pastor of Chicago's Moody Memorial Church (1915-1921), served as vice-president and president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (1919-1924), founded the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle (1922), was pioneer in evangelistic radio, and actively developed youth work, literature, Bible studies, training of Christian workers, and a food program for the needy called Paul Rader's Pantry. Rader's impact extended into the next generation, with his influence on Christian leaders including Percy Crawford, Peter Deyneka, Merrill Dunlop, Howard Ferrin, Clarence Jones, Howard Jones, Lance Latham, and Oswald Smith.

The Ephemera of Daniel Paul Rader: Collection 38 document the life and ministry of this important evangelist.

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