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  • St. John Evangelist Vs The Gnostics

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 23, 2018
     | 822 views

    John emphasizes that the Word was made flesh, and pitched His tent among us, in His Gospel, chapter 1.

    December 27, 2018 Feast of St. John the Evangelist Every human movement begins with high ideals preached by an effective communicator. Thus Luther began by noticing and preaching against the corruption he saw in Rome. Our democratic republic took its original light from Thomas Paine. Jefferson and ...read more

  • What About Those Other Gospels? Series

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Dec 17, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,498 views

    Second in the series Our Still Point with God: The Reliability of the Bible. Gnosticism is still dangerous because it puts man at the center of the universe instead of God.

    What about Those Other Gospels? (Second in the series Our Still Point with God: The Reliability of the Bible) 1 Corinthians 15:1–8, 14–19; Luke 1:1–4 DISCLAIMER: The material in these three messages come from others who are better scholars than I! Contact me if I can credit anything in this ...read more

  • Overview Of The Gospel Of John Series

    Contributed by Dr. Rich Denning on Apr 20, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,663 views

    This message is an overview of the Gospel of John. The series followed with an emphasis on the deity of Christ and His miracle (signs) which point to Him being the Savior.

    Authorship: Two Plausible Options – John, the apostle or Johaninne School. Author identifies himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved. Some say John the Elder or John the son of Zebedee. Recipients: Probably Christians living in Ephesus. (More specifically, Jews who became Christians and ...read more

  • Timothy Passing The Faith Down Series

    Contributed by Bob Marcaurelle on Mar 2, 2016
     | 3,255 views

    Paul's charge to Timothy to overcome his fears and pass down the true faith that has been distorted by gnostic heretics

    PASSING CHRISTIANITY DOWN AN EXPOSITION OF FIRST TIMOTHY B. The Faith Polluted (1:1-20) (a) The Protectors of the Faith (1: 1-3; 12-20) Sermon 2 TIMOTHY - PASSING THE FAITH (1:1-3: 12-20) “Watch out for false prophets.” (Matt. 7) “Guard yourselves and all the ...read more

  • Faith, Incarnation And Dominic Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 8, 2013
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     | 1,641 views

    As Dominic fought Catharism in the twelfth century, so we can witness to the Light of Faith in ours, to the Word made flesh.

  • The Knowledge We Have

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jul 13, 2013
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,194 views

    Paul's answer to Gnostic tendencies in the Church

    THE KNOWLEDGE WE HAVE Colossians 1:1-14 The Apostle Paul was in prison (Colossians 4:10; Colossians 4:18), probably in Rome. We can imagine that any bearer of news of the churches, and of the progress of the gospel, was a welcome visitor. Such was Epaphras a “fellow-servant, who is for you a ...read more

  • Saving Knowledge Series

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Aug 12, 2013
     | 2,314 views

    How does one come to faith in Christ. And just what is saving faith?

    Saving Knowledge I John 2:1-6 Introduction Last week, we talked about our relationship we have in Jesus Christ in terms of light and darkness. Our fellowship with the Father requires us to be pure light without any dark spot. And we all too well know that this makes any fellowship with the ...read more

  • False Teachers Series

    Contributed by William D. Brown on Mar 30, 2014
     | 3,835 views

    Paul warns against, and exposes the Colossian heresy; he say's don't be cheated by philosophies and traditions.

    #5~ Col.2: 8 -12 FALSE TEACHERS 12-22-13 * LET'S REMEMBER THAT VERSES 4-7 ARE--WARNING ABOUT "Enticing words" by the so called wise men of the day. ------------------------------------------------ * Verses 8--13 are mostly warning ...read more

  • Christains Are Not Bound By Legalism Series

    Contributed by William D. Brown on Mar 30, 2014
     | 3,277 views

    While Paul was in prison in Rome, Epaphras came too Paul as he needed Paul's help, he explained to Paul that some new doctrines were being taught in Colossi and were invading the church and creating problems.

    #7~ Col.2:16-23~ CHRISTAINS ARE NOT BOUND BY LEGALIZISM~ 1-5-14 * Let's review just a little to do with of study. In 61a.d. - a devastating earthquake hit the area, destroying Colossae, Laodicea, and Heiropolis, probably just after Paul wrote his letters to the Christians of that ...read more

  • Faith And Unity Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 10, 2014
     | 1,659 views

    To fulfill Christ's intention for the Church, the Church treasures the unbreakable link between one faith and one community.

    Thursday of 4th Week of Easter 2014 Lumen Fidei In these first weeks of the Easter season each year the Church gives us much of St. John’s Gospel writings on the Eucharist, the sacrament of nourishment and unity. The Eucharist brings us together: those who profess the same Catholic faith ...read more

  • God's Plan Is Best Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 18, 2015
     | 2,478 views

    Like the eunuch from Ethiopia, we must be open to God's plan in Christ.

    Thursday of 3rd Week of Easter 2015 Joy of the Gospel The Father was surely drawing this Ethiopian to Jesus, and–not by luck–deacon Phillip was on the same road as the African’s chariot. The eunuch had been in Jerusalem to pray and study, so he was either a Jew or an admirer ...read more

  • The Battles Chosen Series

    Contributed by Bob Marcaurelle on Mar 3, 2016
     | 2,124 views

    Message four in this exposition of First Timothy describes the gnostic error in the early church that was distorting the New Testament faith. Preaching against them our purposes are to purify the faith and to lead false teachers to Christ

    Message 4 THE BATTLES CHOSEN B. The Faith Protected “Command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer.” (1:3) “Fight the good fight, holding on to faith”(18,19). Paul uses strong words. He doesn’t tell Timothy to suggest that false ...read more

  • What Does "morality" Even Mean?

    Contributed by Ian Hyde on Nov 24, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,356 views

    How do we define morality in an increasingly relativistic, materialistic world? When we realize our inherent blind spots, we find that morality must be rooted in something outside of ourselves, and only the example of the incarnate Christ is firm foundation enough for discerning right from wrong.

    A CLASH OF WORLDVIEWS In our passage this morning, Paul is speaking to the faithful in the church at the Greek colony of Colossae, now in modern day Turkey. Many of these believers came from a pagan background. They didn’t grow up with the benefit of stories about God’s providence or saving work ...read more

  • How To Know That You Will Stay Series

    Contributed by Tim White on Apr 4, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,368 views

    John teaches us that we have the truth, know the test for truth and can determine the spirits of the Antichrist in today's world if we will apply the doctrine of Jesus Christ.

  • The Da Vinci Code: Busting Da Vinci

    Contributed by Chris Rowney on Jul 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 760 views

    Comparison of the Gnostic and Canonical Gospels demonstrate that we CAN trust the bible as we have it

    www.tcfnet.org.au sermons@tcfnet.org.au MYTHBUSTING THE DA VINCI CODE MAY 21st 2006 • Chris Rowney These messages are also available as audio podcasts at www.tcfnet.org.au/podcasts It is easy to make a claim in a single sentence… and if that claim is what people already do, or WANT TO ...read more