On February 6, 1564, John Calvin (1509–1564) was carried to his church in a chair. Theodore Beza reported that Calvin preached with “asthma impeding his utterance” (understood as a fit of coughing that filled his mouth with blood). In physical pain and weakness, the reformer preached his last sermon.  There is no record of his sermon or scripture text on that day, but he leaves an abundance of correspondence, sermons, and commentaries on 48 books of the Bible. On his death bed, he completed his commentary on the book of Joshua and wrote in reference to leaders, “he has others in readiness to supply their place . . . his mighty power is not tied down to them, but he is able, as often as seems to him good, to find fit successors.”