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Section 4:  The Rise of Ecclesiastical Abuse

A.D. 325–500

Code  Sermon Titles

B77   Introduction to the Period AD 325-500 (II Tim. 4:1-14)

B78   The Rise of Constantine the Great (Rev. 17:1-5)

B79   Prostituted Religion (Matt. 20:24-28, 28:11-15)

B80   Rise and Popularity of Monasticism–1 (Matt. 5:27-30; Col. 2:18-23)

B81   Creeds and Confessions–Purpose and Uses–1 (I Tim. 3:16)

B82   Creeds & Confessions–Purpose, Uses, and Sources–2 (II Tim. 2:1-10)

B83   Apostles’ Creed–1 God the Father, Creator (Deut. 11:18-21)

B84   Apostles’ Creed–2 Virgin Born Son of God (II Peter 1:10-21)

B85   Apostles’ Creed–3 Christ’s Passion (Deut. 31:11-13, Jer. 23:1-4)

B86   Apostles’ Creed–4 Christ Risen and Ascended (Acts 8:34-40)

B87   Apostles’ Creed–5 Risen, Ascended & Crowned (II Samuel 7:12-17)

B88   Apostles’ Creed–6 Coming to Judge (Matt. 13:36-43)

B89   Apostles’ Creed–7 A Trinitarian Creed (John 20:19-23, I John 5:7)

B90   Apostles’ Creed–8 Holy Catholic Church (Eph. 2:19-22; 4:3-6)

B91   Apostles’ Creed–9 The Communion of Saints (Heb. 12:22-24)

B92   Apostles’ Creed–10 The Forgiveness of Sins (Matt. 9:1-8)

B93   Apostles’ Creed–11 The Resurrection of the Body (Acts 24:10-16)

B94   Apostles’ Creed–12 Life Everlasting (John 17:1-10)

B95   Other Creedal Expressions–1 (II Thess. 2:13-15, 3:6)

B96   Other Creedal Expressions–2 (Jude 1:3-4)

B97   The Poison of Sacerdotalism–1 (II Kings 18:1-8)

B98   The Poison of Sacerdotalism–2 (II Kings 18:1-8)

B99   Believer’s Baptism–1 (I Cor. 1:13-18)

B100  Believer’s Baptism–2 (Mark 16:15-16, Acts 1:21-22)

B101  Lord’s Table–1 (I Cor. 11:18-34)

B102  Lord’s Table–2 (Acts 20:7-12)

B103  Lord’s Table–3 (Matt. 18:20, 28:20, Isa. 43:2)

B104  Constantine the Great (I Cor. 3:1-11)

B105  Helena (Mother of Constantine) & Eusebius of Caesarea (Psalm 49:10-12)

B106  The Cappadocian Fathers–1 (Isa. 63:7-10, Luke 1:34-35)

B107  The Cappadocian Fathers–2 (I John 5:1-7)

B108  The Council of Constantinople AD 381 (John 14:15-21)

B109  The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit (II Cor. 13:11-14, Eph. 2:13-18)

B110  The Golden Tongue of Antioch–John Chrysostom (Phil. 2:25-30)

B111  Bishop Ambrose of Milan–Church vs. State (Mark 6:14-20)

B112  Jerome, The Traveling Acsetic and Translator (I Tim. 4:1-11)

B113  The Parade of Emperors–1 (Rom. 13:1-7, I Tim. 2:1-4)

B114  The Parade of Emperors–2 (I Peter 2:11-17)

B115  Augustine, Bishop of Hippo North Africa–1 (Eph. 1:3-12)

B116  Augustine, Bishop of Hippo North Africa–2 (Rom. 9:14-24)

B117  Augustine and the Donatists (Titus 3:10-11)

B118  Augustine and Pelagius–1 (II Tim. 4:1-4)

B119  Augustine and Pelagius–2 (Rom. 7:14-25)

B120  Three Ecumenical Councils (Acts 15:1-6)

B121  Three Ecumenical Councils–2 (Prov. 11:14; 15:22)

B122  Three Ecumenical Councils–3 (Heb. 1:1-3; 2:14-18)

B123  Closing Thoughts and Points 325-500 AD (Mark 13:24-30)

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