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  • Nonviolence In Early Christian Thought Through The Fourth Century

    Contributed by Daniel Keeran on Apr 3, 2019
     | 103 views

    If nonviolence is indeed the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament, we would expect to find it in the earliest writings of Christians including and after the apostles and prophets of the Lord. What do we find?

    If nonviolence is indeed the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament, we would expect to find it in the earliest writings of Christians including and after the apostles and prophets of the Lord. What do we find? First Century There is no example or teaching in the New Testament that Christians can ...read more

  • We Witness Despite Persecution And Exile Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 8, 2018
     | 702 views

    Preaching and living a lifestyle conditioned by the precepts of the Gospel is not a particularly popular path, and may get you shunned, even exiled.

    Thursday of 23rd Week in Course 2018 St. John Chrysostom Today I am celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of the ordination of the diaconate class of 2002, and therefore my own ordination. As a preacher, it’s particularly happy to be ordained on the feast of St. John Chrysostom, who is the patron ...read more

  • Nonviolence

    Contributed by Daniel Keeran on Mar 27, 2018
     | 538 views

    This is a review of nonviolence in early Christian thought through the fourth century.

    If nonviolence is indeed the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament, we would expect to find it in the earliest writings of Christians including and after the apostles and prophets of the Lord. What do we find? First Century There is no example or teaching in the New Testament that Christians can ...read more

  • The Da Vinci Code: Fact Or Fiction (Part Two: Did Jesus Claim To Be God?)

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Apr 14, 2006
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,169 views

    In his book, Dan Brown claims that the deity of Jesus was a fourth-century creation. This sermon looks at Jesus’ own statements on the subjects and then examines the three ways we can respond to those statements.

    The Da Vinci Code Claim: “The deity of Jesus was invented at the Council of Nicea (325 A.D.).” - A character in Brown’s book states, “Until that moment [the Council of Nicea] in history, Jesus was viewed by his followers as a mortal prophet. . . a great and powerful man, but a man nonetheless. ...read more

  • Nothing New

    Contributed by Michael Treston on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 1,524 views

    ntohing new under the sun

    A wise man once said there really is nothing new under the sun. Technology may have changed, the world may have grown taller with sky scrapers, our horizons may look different as city upon city emerges out of the dust. But basically at the end of the day nothing has changed. ...read more

  • Caught Up But When? Definitions And History Series

    Contributed by Bob Faulkner on May 19, 2015
     | 1,175 views

    What is the rapture? What has the church always believed about it?

    1. THE BASICS Let’s define what we are going to be discussing. 1. Rapture. What do we mean, first of all, by the term “rapture” ? In my opinion, the term itself, not found in the Bible, is part of the problem we are having to confront. By giving a new label to this portion ...read more

  • The Da Vinci Code: Man-Made Of God-Breathed? Series

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on May 22, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,768 views

    An answer to Dan Brown’s attack on the reliability and authenticity of Scriptue in "The Da Vinci Code."

    Cracking the Da Vinci Code: Man-made or God Breathed? 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Sir Leigh Teabing is one of Dan Brown’s main characters in The Da Vinci Code. Teabing is a British knight who has spent his entire adult life in search of the Holy Grail. It is Teabing who reveals the secrets of the ...read more

  • God From God, Light From Light Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 30, 2014
     | 1,792 views

    The anointing by the Holy Spirit makes all special knowledge worthless. Gnosis is not the way to salvation.

    Feast of St. Basil and St. Gregory (January 2) Thirteen Days of Christmas Let’s be clear about something as we move into the new year. The word “Christ” in English is the same as “Christos” in Greek and “Mashiah” in Hebrew. It means ...read more

  • False Teachers And A Faithful God

    Contributed by John Harper on Nov 5, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,082 views

    There are many false teachers, but we serve a faithful God who will judge these false teachers.

    II Peter 2:1-9 November 5, 2008 Pastor John L. Harper “False Teachers and a Faithful God” Introduction: (2 Timothy 3:1-5) • The days that we live in are dangerous • The men that are in this world are marked by their love by pleasure. I. THE WORK OF FALSE TEACHERS (vs. 1-3) A. The ...read more

  • St. Patrick's Day Homily

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Mar 8, 2016
     | 3,200 views

    A mid-week interactive message on St. Patrick's Day for an inner-city mission.

    [This is a mid-week interactive homily given at an inner city mission on March 8, 2016. The factual stuff about St. Patrick's Day was from Wikipedia.] What special day is coming up very soon? It’s not necessarily a major holiday, but it’s still important to a lot of folks. St. ...read more

  • How Christ Came To Be

    Contributed by Michael Wiley on Dec 9, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,046 views

    The celebration of Christmas has evolved over the years to what we know today. But, the coming of Christ was planned and implemented by God through history.

    Chasing the Seed How Christmas came to be Michael Wiley December 07, 2008 Introduction: Christmas has been around, well, not as long as you think. The early church didn’t celebrate Christ’s birth, they celebrated His resurrection. The celebration of Christ’s birth in December came as a ...read more

  • Jesus—the Man For All Seasons!

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jun 26, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,592 views

    On this Easter morning, we have come here to remember, to rejoice and to re-tell all over again the greatest story ever told. It is the old, old story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ more than 2000 years ago, which continues to be told.

    INTRODUCTION: We come to worship on Easter morning, to remember, to rejoice and to re-tell the greatest story ever told: The ancient story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, a story which continues to transform the world today… …the name…which is above every other name, so that every knee should ...read more

  • He Still Came Part 4

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Dec 23, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,180 views

    Jesus coming has impacted everything! May we keep Christ as our central focus of life.

    Video: flash mob Christmas in the mall (Google youtube Christmas Flash mob) This world would certainly be a different place if Jesus had not come, would it not? Can you even imagine? First of all, this church would not exist. The New Testament would not exist. Christmas and Easter would not ...read more

  • Twelve Ordinary Men - James, Simon, Judas Not Iscariot - Fill In The Blank Series

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Dec 31, 2012
     | 1,833 views

    This is the fill in the blank for the Bible study of James, Simon, & Judas not Iscariot from 12 Ordinary Men. See also notes from the Bible Study found in the series of sermons here.

    Note: This is a study from the book 12 Ordinary Men by John McArthur an excellent book. This is the fill in the blank outline from Adult Bible Fellowships of First Baptist Church Orion. This is not original but worth posting for study. Twelve Ordinary Men James, Simon, and Judas I. James ...read more

  • The Truth About The Gospel Of Judas

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jul 20, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,639 views

    The rest of the story about the supposedly new gospel and why believers should not be shaken or surprised.

    The Truth About the Gospel of Judas* 2 John 7-9 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Everyone has seen the headlines. It has been everywhere in the media. St. Louis and Hannibal papers carried the story. “A lost gospel has been found.” ...read more