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  • Early Church Fathers Quotations Concerning The End Times

    Contributed by Larry Wolfe on Jul 2, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,507 views

    A Compilation of the Church Fathers concerning the end times

    EARLY CHURCH FATHERS QUOTATIONS CONCERNING THE END TIMES Robert Van Kampen on pp. 22-24 in his book ’The Sign’ says this concerning the Early Church Fathers: "Great church fathers such as Clement of Rome, Barnabas, Justin Martyr, the Pastor of Hermas, Irenaeus, Hippolytus, Melito of ...read more

  • The Indwelling Of The Holy Spirit And The Early Church Fathers

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Jul 11, 2015
     | 2,785 views

    The doctrine that the Holy Spirit comes to abide inside or indwell the person who obeys the Gospel is not new. The Early Church Fathers believed and taught this doctrine. Herein, we look at a sampling of their words.

    The belief that the Scriptures teach that the Holy Spirit personally comes to abide within the Christian is not new. Writings from the first three centuries of the Church indicate that it was an accepted doctrine of the Early Church. The writings indicate the belief that the Spirit was given ...read more

  • Wardrobe Witness

    Contributed by Nathan Robertson, Jr. on Dec 14, 2000
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,577 views

    This is a paper on the role of clothes in the Christian witness from two of the early church fathers.

    WARDROBE WITNESS One topic being raised in almost every area of society is what constitutes proper attire. There is an apparent relevance of attire in schools, workplaces, nightclubs, private beaches, and even churches. Some people have suggested that if students dressed in uniforms there ...read more

  • Trinity In The Old Testament Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Oct 2, 2001
    based on 138 ratings
     | 7,694 views

    This looks at the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity from the testimonies of the church fathers and from the Old Testament.

    Three Persons Historically, the greatest attack on the doctrine of the Trinity has been targeted at the person of Jesus Christ. Heresy has primarily centered around the question of ‘who Jesus is’. Therefore, up to this point I have focused on the identity and deity of Jesus Christ. If someone does ...read more

  • The Abbreviated Word Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 26, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,438 views

    It is to our benefit that God condescended to become human. In the words of the Church Fathers, he "abbreviated" Himself.

    Monday of the First Week of Advent 2011 Verbum Domini What a providential, or shrewd, juxtaposition we have this year on this first Monday of Advent. The word of God today brings together the expectation of Advent, our reflections on Verbum Domini, and the reintroduction of truly Scriptural ...read more

  • Who Is This Jesus? Series

    Contributed by Randy Hamel on Jan 21, 2008
     | 748 views

    Examines the external evidence (historians, early church fathers, matryrs) and the external evidence for Jesus existence. Teaches us to be humble and serve like Jesus did.

    What we Believe Series – Part 3 Who is this Jesus? – Phil. 2:3-11 NLT (Acknowledgement: Dr. Henry Schorr, Centre St. Church, Calgary AB - His What We Believe Series) . We have been in a series the last couple of weeks called ‘What we believe.’ The last couple of weeks we have looked at God ...read more

  • The Son Of His Love (Sermon 2 Colossians Series) Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Nov 12, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 157 views

    One of the early church fathers declared, “Were the highest heavens my pulpit and the whole host of the redeemed my audience, Jesus alone would be my text.”

    The Son of His Love Colossians 1:15–23 Introduction One of the early church fathers declared, “Were the highest heavens my pulpit and the whole host of the redeemed my audience, Jesus alone would be my text.” I. Creator (15–16) A. “The image of the invisible God.” In contrast to ...read more

  • In Or Out? Nt Canonization Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jul 6, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 983 views

    Message about the Origin of the New Testament specifically regarding the process of canonization

  • Which Gospel

    Contributed by Mike Parry on Jun 16, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 607 views

    This was part of our Da Vinci Code sermon series. We examined the Gnostic gospels, using primary sources and the early church fathers and contrasted them with the New Testament Gospels.

    “Which Gospel” Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code FCC – May 28, 2006 Introduction: Today we are wrapping up our 4 week sermon series on the Da Vinci Code. Why have we been talking about a book of fiction? Do you know that a week ago, the movie’s opening weekend brought in $77 million…that is ...read more

  • Another Long Sermon

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Sep 7, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,511 views

    Sunday, the day the church gathered for worship, because it was the day of Christ’s resurrection. The writings of the early church Fathers confirm that the church continued to meet on Sunday after the close of the NT period. Scripture does not require Chr

    Another Long Sermon Text: Acts 20:7-12NLT On the first day of the week, we gathered with the local believers to share in the Lord’s Supper. Paul was preaching to them, and since he was leaving the next day, he kept talking until midnight. 8 The upstairs room where we met was lighted ...read more

  • Do You Care About People More Than God?

    Contributed by Jay Winters on Dec 30, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 879 views

    This was a tough text to preach on. When I went to read what early church fathers had written or preached about this text, I found that it was skipped by almost everyone from Chrysostom to Augustine. So, where angels fear to tread....here goes a fool for

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Three In One who cares more than we could ever imagine. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 30 to 150 baby boys in the vicinity of Jerusalem died. 30 to 150 little boys were taken away from their mothers in this ...read more

  • Being Loved By The Father And Being A Loving Father

    Contributed by Richard Schwedes on Sep 6, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,882 views

    Every Christian has at least 3 fathers...their biological/legal father, the Father and church fathers. Thsi sermon explores what it means to be loved by the Father, how to relate to our earthly fathers and what it means to be a Godly father.

  • The Parable Treasure And Pearl / I Surrender All

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jul 28, 2011
    based on 406 ratings
     | 73,618 views

    What, then, do the parables teach? Church fathers such as Irenaeus and Augustine identified the treasure and the Pearl with Christ. The recent convert to Christianity says exactly the same thing: "I found Christ." Yes, it seems like we did find Christ.

  • The Perils Of Vain Philosophy

    Contributed by R. Escoanyelin Ortiz on Nov 25, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,305 views

    PHILOSOPHY IS NOT CHRISTIAN

    "SEE TO IT THAT NO ONE CARRIES YOU OFF AS SPOIL OR MAKES YOU YOURSELVES CAPTIVES BY HIS SO CALLED PHILOSOPHY...." (COLOSSIANS 2:8 AMPLIFIED BIBLE). THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE BIBLE WHERE THE WORD PHILOSOPHY IS USED. WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? PHILO MEANS LOVE AND SOPHY MEANS KNOWLEDGE. THUS, ...read more

  • Tongues Pt. 5 Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Mar 18, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 950 views

    The belief that the gifts of the Spirit, the working of miracles and other signs ceased with the last apostle (or the close of the biblical canon/66 books) is called cessationism. The only problem is there is not a single shred of evidence in Scripture or

    Tongues 5 - Praying in the Spirit Through Church History Dr. Mike Fogerson Aug. 22, 2012 A The belief that the gifts of the Spirit, the working of miracles and other signs ceased with the last apostle (or the close of the biblical canon/66 books) is called cessationism. 1 The last disciple died ...read more