Sermons by Wed PM Aud Bible Study

Sermons by Wed PM Aud Bible Study

SEX IN THE ROMAN WORLD

Living in the First Century World #10 As to every other aspect of life, Christianity spoke into the sexual culture of the first century—and what was spoken, again like almost every other encounter, was a word from the Lord that challenged accepted norms and practices- &#8211 and that was because the sexual culture within the Roman Empire was wide open: In many ways,…

Worship

Consider a couple of citations from two quite different sources concerning worship practices in the first/second century church. They were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternative verses a hymn to Christ, as to a god, and bound themselves by a solemn oath, not to any wicked deeds, but never to commit any fraud,…

The Eagle and the Cross

The majority of the book of Acts plays out against the backdrop of the gospel intersecting, impacting and often changing the surrounding Roman-dominated culture. One example is detailed in Acts 19:23-41 where the proclamation of the gospel had a negative economic impact on artisans and merchants who crafted and sold household idols. They lost enough business as a result…

FIRST CENTURY PALESTINE

While Rome ruled the world Jesus was born into his daily life–along with the Jews in Palestine–was a bit removed from that seat of power. Certainly the Roman influence was felt in Nazareth, Jerusalem and throughout Israel, but the Jewish culture and religion dominated locally. This often created culture wars between Rome and Jerusalem and Palestine became infamous as a…

THE ROMAN EMPIRE

To understand the first century world and therefore to have a clearer background of the setting of the New Testament it is imperative to be informed about its context–the Roman imperial world. The New Testament is foremost the divine revelation of God, but it is also history and to better grasp the message of the revelation some knowledge of this history is crucial. The…

The Story of Redemption – Class 11

Led by Brad Watson and Tom Kloske. This is a video series and evangelistic outreach tool from James Nored and Next Generation for Christ Ministries. – Tells the overall biblical story and assumes no previous Bible knowledge – Covers Love & Creation, Grace, Faith, Christ, Baptism & New Life – Powerful, biblical, visual storytelling; professionally filmed in Israel…

The Story of Redemption – Class 10

Led by Brad Watson and Tom Kloske. This is a video series and evangelistic outreach tool from James Nored and Next Generation for Christ Ministries. – Tells the overall biblical story and assumes no previous Bible knowledge – Covers Love & Creation, Grace, Faith, Christ, Baptism & New Life – Powerful, biblical, visual storytelling; professionally filmed in Israel and the…

The Story of Redemption – Class 8

Led by Brad Watson and Tom Kloske. This is a video series and evangelistic outreach tool from James Nored and Next Generation for Christ Ministries. – Tells the overall biblical story and assumes no previous Bible knowledge – Covers Love & Creation, Grace, Faith, Christ, Baptism & New Life – Powerful, biblical, visual storytelling; professionally filmed in Israel and the…