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Alex Kremer 09-10-2020 // Early Church History // 02 Historical Backgrounds

"When the fullness of time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons." (Galatians 4:4-5)

Jesus Christ came into the world at a particular point in history, to a particular place in the world and born into a particular culture.  But none of this happened by chance but God sovereignly ordaining the time and place of His appearing.  Not only this, but the circumstances into which the Lord was born ensured that the Church would be born into circumstances that would help promote the spread of the Gospel.

Join us for the second lesson in early church history as we study the historical background of the church.  We will see how history prior to the appearing of Jesus Christ was truly preparation for His appearing.  And in doing so, we begin to see how history after His first coming paves the way for the diffusion of His Spirit throughout the world.

Thank you for listening to today's lesson.  May the Lord bless you as you take this journey with us through the history of Jesus' Church.

Alex Kremer 09-03-20 // Early Church History // 01 Why Study Church History

Mention the topic of church history and you will likely hear the sound of eyes rolling.  History, in general, has the reputation of being dry, boring and generally unimportant.  And while history may be presented in this manner, we must never neglect the importance to our modern lives, especially when it comes to church history.

This is the first lesson in a series of lessons presented by Alex Kremer from Atlantic Gospel Chapel in which we will examine a variety of topics related to early church history.  In today's lesson, we ask the question, "Why should we study church history?"  We will see at least six reasons for a study of this type:

  1. The promise that Jesus will build His church
  2. The Scriptural precedence for knowing our history
  3. Learn from past mistakes; and correct current heresies
  4. Expand our horizons
  5. To be inspired by the reminders of what God is doing in His world
  6. The wealth of resources for spiritual nourishment

It is our prayer that you will be encouraged, challenged and strengthened through this study of Church history in the coming weeks and months.

Thank you for listening.

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