• Daniel Baker
Posted in Discipleship
In God's providence, tomorrow we begin our first of three Caffeinated History classes at church. I say it's in God's providence, because our first class is on the destruction of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem in AD 70. Philip will be speaking on an ancient event that has a very present day feel with all the events recently occurring in Israel.
These are really Caffeinated History classes because they'll be taught from 9-9:35am Sunday mornings at Cornerstone. That's a much quicker class than we've done in the past. We're hoping this format allows more of you to attend. Big topics in a short amount of time is the name of the game.
Why church history? Few things bring together human interest, lessons for life, and insights from the Bible like church history. When you look at how God's people—our people—have faced challenges in their day and had to figure out what Christian faithfulness required, you come away better equipped to handle what God brings our way.
Next week Michael Stalker will cover The Nicene Creed and the little differences that make all the difference in our historic creeds. Men labored long and hard to articulate exactly what the church should say, "We believe," to. What do you have to believe to be a Christian? The creeds help us know that.
And then on Oct 29 I'll finish out this 3-week series by looking at how a billion of today's people became Roman Catholic and what they believe. For over 1500 years the Roman Catholic Church has been a shaping force in the church. We'll do a flyover of that history and some of the key distinctives of what they practice and believe.
See you in the morning!