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The Transformed Life

The Transformed Life  (James 1:19-2:4) Introduction James began his letter with a call to persevere during trials.  Genuine Christian faith at work in difficult times produces spiritual maturity.  James shifted his focus in verses 1:19 to 2:4 to introduce a high expectation for maturing believers.  A growing faith influences how Christians live day by day. The Christian life is one of transformation, not just information.  The overarching message of James is that our faith will express itself in our works. …

Christianity and North Africa Part 2

Church History I First Baptist Church Dandridge Dr. Justin Terrell Jterrell@fbcdt.org Session Eight “Christianity in North Africa” – Part Two Introduction In the second and third centuries, the North African region was dominated by the Alexandrian church, with such leaders as Clement and Origen. But one should not overlook another important city to the west, Carthage. From this ancient coastal seaport, the church was led by leaders like Tertullian and Cyprian, who made impacts that resonated throughout the early centuries,…

Christianity and North Africa Part 1

Church History I First Baptist Church Dandridge Dr. Justin Terrell Jterrell@fbcdt.org Session Seven “Christianity in North Africa” – Part One Introduction As a result of Christ’s promise that the gospel would travel from Jerusalem to the “end of the earth” (Acts 1:8), Christianity began spreading throughout the Mediterranean region of North Africa. It reached distinguished and sophisticated cities like Alexandria and Carthage. In these cities, Christian leaders and apologists such as Clement, Origen, Tertullian, and Cyprian, dominated the theological and…

The Early Danger of Holy Deception

Church History I First Baptist Church Dandridge Dr. Justin Terrell Jterrell@fbcdt.org Session Six “The Early Danger of Holy Deception” Introduction As the church continued to grow and expand, the enemy often looked for new ways to stall and upend the Christian movement. Persecution caused great physical harm and fear, but ironically it led to greater strength and growth. False teaching from the Gnostics caused great confusion and separation, but it was quickly exposed for its inconsistency with Scripture and its own claims,…
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