Trial and testimony

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Trial and testimony

  1. 1. Trial and Testimony of the Church
  2. 2. … it was in a JEWISH land, HELLENIZED by Alexander, and a part of the ROMAN empire. When Jesus was born...
  3. 3. Political Pictured: The Forum of Augustus
  4. 4. Pictured: Temple of Saturn Religious
  5. 5. Remains of Circus Maximus Cultural
  6. 6. Social Interior of the Colosseum
  7. 7. The APOSTLES formed the BACKBONE of the church. What did the early church look like?
  8. 8. KEY IDEA: Believers were BEARERS of the CHRISTIAN MESSAGE as they LIVED and went about their daily TASKS . The spread of Christianity
  9. 9. It spread through countless everyday ACTS of COMPASSION , CONCERN , and LOVE for others that the gospel spread. The spread of Christianity
  10. 10. <ul><li>FACTORS THAT HELPED THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL: </li></ul><ul><li>Passion of believers </li></ul><ul><li>Peace of Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmopolitanism </li></ul><ul><li>Eclecticism </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish Diaspora </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul>The spread of Christianity
  11. 11. <ul><li>I have a mission (Matt 28:19-20) </li></ul><ul><li>I need passion (Acts 20:24) </li></ul><ul><li>I should bear the Christian message wherever I go </li></ul><ul><li>Pray/Serve/Share </li></ul>What does it mean for me?

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