CHURCH HISTORY
Facts about the church <ul><li>The original word for church in the Greek New Testament means &quot;called out.&quot;  </li...
Facts about the church <ul><li>Acts in a nutshell </li></ul><ul><li>Written by Luke </li></ul><ul><li>It was written betwe...
Facts about the church <ul><li>Acts of the Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus tells disciples to remain in Jerusalem unti...
Facts about the church <ul><li>At Pentecost, the disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit.  </li></ul><ul><li>“ And ...
Facts about the church <ul><li>The apostles were “fired” by the power of the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Then they th...
Facts about the church <ul><li>The church as an organization: </li></ul><ul><li>44 “And all that believed were together, a...
Facts about the church <ul><li>The church as an organization: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How they settled problems in church. <...
Facts about the church <ul><li>Leaders of the Early Church: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul </...
Facts about the church <ul><li>Spread of Christianity  </li></ul><ul><li>Church Antioch supplants the church in Jerusalem ...
Facts about the church <ul><li>Spread of Christianity  </li></ul><ul><li>Greece, Asia Minor, Troas and Ephesus </li></ul><...
Facts about the church <ul><li>Spread of Christianity  </li></ul><ul><li>Peter’s calling was to witness to the Jews and Pa...
Wikipedia entry <ul><li>Early Christianity grew from a first  century   Jewish  sect to a religion of the whole Greek and ...
Wikipedia entry <ul><li>The  Roman persecution of Christians  ended in AD 313   under the reign of  Constantine the Great ...
Wikipedia entry <ul><li>In  1517 Martin Luther nails his 95 Theses to the door of the Roman Church in Wittenberg, starting...
Wikipedia entry
Characteristics of God <ul><li>Powerful </li></ul><ul><li>Joshua 4:24 </li></ul><ul><li>He did this so that all the people...
Characteristics of God <ul><li>Just </li></ul><ul><li>Deuteronomy 32:4 </li></ul><ul><li>He is the Rock, his work is perfe...
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Church History

  1. 1. CHURCH HISTORY
  2. 2. Facts about the church <ul><li>The original word for church in the Greek New Testament means &quot;called out.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>TRUE OR FALSE </li></ul><ul><li>Greek word for church is &quot;ekklesia.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Derived from &quot;kaleo&quot; ( to call ) </li></ul><ul><li>T hose called out to meet together or assemble together. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Facts about the church <ul><li>Acts in a nutshell </li></ul><ul><li>Written by Luke </li></ul><ul><li>It was written between 60 and 70 A.D. </li></ul><ul><li>S pans about 30 years from Early Christian Church to imprisonment of Paul in Rome. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference : http://www.essortment.com/all/christianchurch_revr.htm </li></ul>
  4. 4. Facts about the church <ul><li>Acts of the Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus tells disciples to remain in Jerusalem until the coming of the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>“ But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus ascended into heaven. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Facts about the church <ul><li>At Pentecost, the disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>“ And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:4) </li></ul><ul><li>Pentecost, the city was filled with devout Jews from all over the Roman Empire, with no common language among them. </li></ul><ul><li>Miraculously, e ach person heard the preaching in his or her own language. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Facts about the church <ul><li>The apostles were “fired” by the power of the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:41) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Facts about the church <ul><li>The church as an organization: </li></ul><ul><li>44 “And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” (Acts 2:44-47) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Facts about the church <ul><li>The church as an organization: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How they settled problems in church. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How they supported one another and their workers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How members should live and behave. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Facts about the church <ul><li>Leaders of the Early Church: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saul of Tarsus was a persecutor of the church. He was part of the crowd cheering on those who stoned Stephen to death. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It would have been difficult to find a match for Saul’s zeal against the Christians. But God had a great purpose for Saul’s single-mindedness and zeal. Saul was miraculously converted to Christianity and was henceforth known as Paul the Apostle. (Acts 9:1-31) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Facts about the church <ul><li>Spread of Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Church Antioch supplants the church in Jerusalem as the biggest church (70+ AD) </li></ul><ul><li>Persecution of Christians by Herod </li></ul><ul><li>Cyprus </li></ul><ul><li>Galatia </li></ul><ul><li>Philippi </li></ul><ul><li>Berea, Thessalonica and Athens </li></ul><ul><li>Corinth </li></ul>
  11. 11. Facts about the church <ul><li>Spread of Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Greece, Asia Minor, Troas and Ephesus </li></ul><ul><li>Miletus to Caesarea </li></ul><ul><li>Malta </li></ul><ul><li>Rome </li></ul><ul><li>http://scriptures.lds.org/en/biblemaps/13 </li></ul><ul><li>Bible map.doc </li></ul>
  12. 12. Facts about the church <ul><li>Spread of Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Peter’s calling was to witness to the Jews and Paul’s to witness to the Gentiles. </li></ul><ul><li>Between these two teachers and their followers, churches were established through the entire Roman Empire. </li></ul><ul><li>This was no small area; it spread from Rome to Egypt, Arabia and Mesopotamia, taking in most of the eastern world excepting Asia. The new teaching spread like a virus, infecting the hearts of those who heard it. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wikipedia entry <ul><li>Early Christianity grew from a first century Jewish sect to a religion of the whole Greek and Roman world, and beyond. </li></ul><ul><li>Early Christianity may be divided into two phases: </li></ul><ul><li>the apostolic period when the first apostles were alive and led the Church (AD 30-100) </li></ul><ul><li>The post-apostolic period when an early episcopal structure developed, and persecution was periodically intense. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Wikipedia entry <ul><li>The Roman persecution of Christians ended in AD 313 under the reign of Constantine the Great </li></ul><ul><li>Edict of Milan issued by Constantine and co-emperor Licinius officially declar ed religious freedom in the Roman Empire. </li></ul><ul><li>In 325 AD he convened the First Council of Nicaea . </li></ul>
  15. 15. Wikipedia entry <ul><li>In 1517 Martin Luther nails his 95 Theses to the door of the Roman Church in Wittenberg, starting the Protestant Reformation. </li></ul><ul><li>1529 Church of England , under Henry VIII, begins pulling away from Rome. </li></ul>
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  17. 17. Characteristics of God <ul><li>Powerful </li></ul><ul><li>Joshua 4:24 </li></ul><ul><li>He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God .&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Merciful </li></ul><ul><li>Deuteronomy 4: 31 </li></ul><ul><li>For the LORD your God is a merciful God ; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your forefathers, which he confirmed to them by oath. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Characteristics of God <ul><li>Just </li></ul><ul><li>Deuteronomy 32:4 </li></ul><ul><li>He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. </li></ul><ul><li>Faithful </li></ul><ul><li>And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, &quot;The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.biblegateway.com/ </li></ul>

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