Church History

 

 

“Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.” (1 Corinthians 10:11)

Lesson Sermon Audio PowerPoint Links/Handouts
01 - (06-24-2018)
  • Intro - Why Study Church History?
  • Some Other Things You Should Know Before We Begin

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02 - (07-01-2018)
  • Where Do We Begin?
  • Christian Faith Grounded in History
  • Palestine - Birthplace of the Christian Church
  • Judaism in Palestine

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03 - (07-08-2018)
  • Diaspora Judaism
  • The Greco-Roman World
  • Pliny the Younger Writing to the Emperor Trajan

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04 - (07-15-2018)
  • The Roman Empire
  • Early Roman Political History
  • The Roman Economy
  • Roman Intellectual Culture

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05 - (07-22-2018)
  • Roman Traditional Pagan Religion
  • Roman Emperor Worship
  • The Eastern Mystery Cults
  • Philosophy in the Roman Empire (Introduction)

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06 - (07-29-2018)
  • Philosophy in the Roman Empire
    • Platonism
    • Epicureanism
    • Stoicism
    • Cynicism
  • From Jerusalem to the Ends of the Earth (Intro)

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07 - (08-05-2018)
  • From Jerusalem to the Ends of the Earth

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08 - (08-19-2018)
  • The Apostle Paul
  • The Decline of Judaism

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09 - (08-26-2018)
  • The Apostles: Facts and Legends

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10 - (09-02-2018)
  • First Conflicts With the State
  • Persecution Under Nero

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11 - (09-09-2018)
  • Reasons for Christian Persecution

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12 - (09-16-2018)
  • The Apostolic Fathers
    • Clement of Rome’s Letter to the Corinthians
      • Overview of the Purpose and Content of the Letter

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1 Clement
13 - (09-23-2018)
  • The Apostolic Fathers (continued)
    • Clement of Rome’s Letter to the Corinthians (continued)
      • Some Excerpts from the Letter
      • 1 Clement is Steeped in Both OT and NT Scripture
      • 1 Clement Shows Rome Had a Sound Ecclesiology
      • 1 Clement Shows Rome Had a Sound Theology

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14 - (09-30-2018)
  • The Apostolic Fathers (continued)
    • The Didache

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15 - (10-07-2018)
  • The Apostolic Fathers (continued)
    • The Didache - Part 2

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16 - (10-14-2018)
  • The Apostolic Fathers (continued)
    • The Letter to Diognetus

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17 - (10-21-2018)
  • The Apostolic Fathers (continued)
    • The Letter of Barnabas

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*Note - Due to a technical glitch, this week's recording stopped 10 minutes prior to the completion of the lesson. Remaining information can be found on the PowerPoint Presentation.
18 - (11-04-2018)
  • The Apostolic Fathers (continued)
    • Ignatius of Antioch

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19 - (11-11-2018)
  • The Apostolic Fathers (continued)
    • Polycarp

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20 - (11-18-2018)
  • The Apostolic Fathers (continued)
    • Review of Previously Covered Apostolic Fathers
    • Papias
    • Shepherd of Hermas
  • Worship in the Early Church

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21 - (11-25-2018)
  • Worship in the Early Church (continued)
    • Description of a Typical Early Church Worship Service
    • Some Surprising Things About Worship in the Early Church
    • The Use of Liturgy in the Early Church
    • Early Church Annual Calendar
    • The Agape (Love) Feast

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22 - (12-02-2018)
  • Gnosticism

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