Sermons by Justin Terrell (Page 3)

Sermons by Justin Terrell (Page 3)

Augustine

Church History I First Baptist Church Dandridge Dr. Justin Terrell Jterrell@fbcdt.org Session Fifteen Augustine of Hippo Introduction The first five centuries of the Christian Church were filled with incredible leaders. From the early apostles, such as Peter, John, and Paul, to the next wave of bishops and theologians, like Ignatius, Polycarp, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Cyprian, the Cappadocian Fathers, John Chrysostom, and Jerome – God used such figures to advance the gospel from the neighborhoods of Jerusalem to the most distant nations.…

Jerome

Church History I First Baptist Church Dandridge Dr. Justin Terrell Jterrell@fbcdt.org Session Fourteen Jerome Introduction In what’s been called “the golden age” of the early church fathers, the 4th and 5th centuries produced some of the richest theology, apologetics, and preaching in church history. During this time, different figures emerged who are remembered for their individual achievements, such as John Chrysostom for preaching, Athanasius for his theological insight, and Ambrose for his boldness with authorities. But if there was a…

John Chrysostom

Church History I First Baptist Church Dandridge Dr. Justin Terrell Jterrell@fbcdt.org Session Thirteen John Chrysostom Introduction Some have called the 4th and 5th centuries the “golden age” of the early church fathers. Due to on-going persecution, division, and theological controversies, some of the greatest theologians and preachers emerged during this era, producing theological formulations and writings that continue to guide the church to this day. Among those who led the church during this time was one of the greatest preachers…

The Cappadocian Fathers

Church History I First Baptist Church Dandridge Dr. Justin Terrell Jterrell@fbcdt.org Session Twelve The Cappadocian Fathers Introduction Following the unwavering faithfulness of Athanasius of Alexandria, who boldly opposed Arianism by proclaiming the full deity of Christ, a new generation of Nicene theologians arrived – men like Basil of Caesarea (330-379), Gregory of Nazianzus (330-390), and Gregory of Nyssa (335-394). These theologians became known as the “Cappadocian fathers,” because they were from the province of Cappadocia in Asia Minor. These church…

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…