Sermon Series
  • 1. The Council Of Nicaea

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2014
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    How did the Council of Nicaea and the Nicene Creed help establish the teachings of the early church? In addition, what controversies were dealt with? This lesson explores this important turning point in Christian history.

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Lesson 4: The Nicene Creed So far, in our study of church history we have seen: An overview of the last 2,000 years of church history. The creeds which are found within the Bible ...read more

  • 2. The Middle Ages

    Contributed on May 29, 2014
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    Tonight, we are going to cover a very large portion of history, the period normally referred to as The Middle Ages. This lesson covers a thousand years of church history, so there will be much more that is left unsaid than is said.

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Lesson 8: The Middle Ages (AD600 to the Reformation) Tonight, we are going to cover a very large portion of history, the period normally referred to as The Middle Ages. This lesson ...read more

  • 3. The Protestant Reformation

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2014
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    Today, we come to a portion of this series which is obviously very near and dear to my heart as a teacher of Reformed Theology: The Protestant Reformation.

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Lesson 9: The Battle Cries of the Reformation Today, we come to a portion of this series which is obviously very near and dear to my heart as a teacher of Reformed Theology: The ...read more

  • 4. 2,000 Years At A Glance

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2014
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    Overview of major events in Church History.

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Lesson 1: Church History at a Glance In the small book of Jude, there is an important verse which is good to begin our study this evening. Regarding the false teachers of his day, he ...read more

  • 5. The Last 100 Years Of Church History

    Contributed on Jul 11, 2014
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    The past hundred years have brought many negatives including the social gospel movement. However, there have been movements to combat these with the truth. This lesson looks at both the good and bad of the past century.

    Over the course of the past 14 weeks, we have examined some of the most important periods in Church History. From the ancient creeds of the early church to the formal confessions of the protestant reformation, we have seen that throughout her existence the Church has always had people within who ...read more

  • 6. The Council Of Trent

    Contributed on Jun 17, 2014
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    The Catholic Counter-Reformation.

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Today, we come to the first council we have studied so far with which we will have profound disagreements. It is called the Council of Trent, and it described by the Catholic Church as ...read more

  • 7. Creeds Within The Bible

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2014
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    The entire bible is meant to be believed and confessed. These are just a few of the passages which have the qualities of creeds, in that they specify what it is that is being taught and believed.

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Lesson 2: Creeds and Confessions within the Bible Last week, we began our study of Church History by taking a brief glance at the major events of the past 2,000 years. I said from ...read more

  • 8. The Great Denominational Explosion

    Contributed on Jul 11, 2014
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    Following the reformation, the church fragmented into many denominations. This lesson examines the question of what makes a church a true, biblical church.

    So far in our lessons, we have walked through church history and made some very significant stops along the way, examining some of the great creeds and confessions, councils and synods, and some of the great divisions within the church. Tonight, we are going to be examining the advent of ...read more

  • 9. Creeds Of The Early Church: Didache And Apostles' Creed

    Contributed on Apr 21, 2014
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    The Didache and the Apostles' Creed are two important documents from the early church and helpful in our understanding how early Christians understood and practiced their faith.

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Lesson 3: Creeds and Confessions of the Early Church - From the Didache to the Apostles’ Creed So far, in our study of church history we have seen an overview of the past 2,000 ...read more

  • 10. The Canons Of Dort

    Contributed on Jun 22, 2014
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    What is the TULIP of Reformed Theology and where did it come from?

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Lesson 11: The Canons of Dort QUESTION: How many of you have ever heard of the theological acronym TULIP? Typically the TULIP is known as the Doctrines of Grace. Sometimes it is ...read more

  • 11. The Council Of Chalcedon

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2014
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    Considered by many to be the last Ecumenical Council, how did the Council of Chalcedon affect the history of the early church and begin the rift which would ultimately become the Great Schism in 1054.

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Lesson 5: The Council of Chalcedon So far, in our study of church history we have seen: An overview of the last 2,000 years of church history. The creeds which are found within the ...read more

  • 12. The Athanasian Creed

    Contributed on May 16, 2014
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    In this lesson, we examine the life of Athanasius and also the creed which bears his name.

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Lesson 5: The Athanasian Creed So far, in our study of church history we have seen: An overview of the last 2,000 years of church history. The creeds which are found within the Bible ...read more

  • 13. Pelagius Vs Augustine

    Contributed on May 21, 2014
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    The debate between Pelagius and Augustine was over the nature of man and the sin of Adam. The Second Council of Orange condemned even partially holding to the views of Pelagius. This message examines why.

    Church History: Examining the Creeds and Confessions of the Church Through the Ages and Why They Matter. Lesson 7: The Council of Orange (AD529) So far, in our study of church history we have seen: An overview of the last 2,000 years of church history. The creeds which are found within ...read more