Sermons by Justin Terrell (Page 2)

Sermons by Justin Terrell (Page 2)

The Arian Controversy

Church History I First Baptist Church Dandridge Dr. Justin Terrell Jterrell@fbcdt.org Session Eleven The Arian Controversy Introduction With the radical conversion of Emperor Constantine, Christianity no longer faced the outside threats of widespread persecution and oppression inflicted by the Roman Empire. However, the church continued to face the inside threat of false teaching – which is always more dangerous to Christian life. While outside persecution often produces strength and growth, inside heresy (false teaching) produces weakness and decline, and this…

The Question of Authority

Church History I First Baptist Church Dandridge Dr. Justin Terrell Jterrell@fbcdt.org Session TenRoman Christianity: The Question of Spiritual Authority 1 Introduction Following a successful victory over Maxentius in the battle at the Milvian Bridge, Constantine not only became Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, but he radically embraced the Christian faith and sharply changed the course of Christian history. His new faith was made evident by radical changes in his life, including passing laws that ended widespread persecution; making Sunday…

Constantine, A New Era of Christianity

Introduction Church History I First Baptist Church Dandridge Dr. Justin Terrell Jterrell@fbcdt.org Session NineConstantine: A New Era of Christianity Throughout the first three centuries, the church both grew and suffered greatly. While more people in the world were being converted to Christ, the Romans intensified efforts to persecute and destroy the people of God. Emperors such as Nero, Trajan, Domitian, and Decius inflicted cruel and extreme measures to punish and destroy local churches. However, a major development took place within…

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…