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    INTRODUCTION Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf was a pious nobleman who served in the court for the king of Saxony. Being a generous man, he allowed a small group of Moravian refugees to establish a village on his estate. This village was named Herrnhut, and under Zinzendorf’s leadership became a unique Christian community. Zinzendorf was one of the most influential leaders of the modern Protestant missionary movement. In addition, he was responsible for the rebirth of the Moravian Church, authored

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    Zinzendorf advocated for preaching in the language of the people, especially in the mission field, so that they can understand the gospel properly. I am in this same camp, but I would also say that preaching in the language of the people not only means speaking the language, but also speaking plainly enough that it is on everyone’s level. Zinzendorf did not typically preach from a high pulpit, but rather sat or stood behind

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    his beliefs. The Moravians, like many Protestant traditions, differ from the Roman Catholic Church because they offered the cup of Christ to the laity during communion. The Moravian faith survived for two hundred years until Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf led a revival in the 1700s. Moravian families fleeing persecution found refuge in Zinzendorf’s estate, where he sheltered and encouraged them. This allowed the Moravians to bring the gospel to America soon after its discovery, and inspired

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