Sermons from October 2021

Sermons from October 2021

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…

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,…