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Disciplines of Grace

Disciplines of Grace Evangelism, Part 3

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia finishes examination of the spiritual discipline of evangelism. After reviewing the first main principle, Pastor Dave then explains the other five of six main principles from the Bible for maximizing your effective in evangelism: 1. Evangelize Biblically (1 Corinthians 15:1-5) 2. Evangelize Strategically (Acts 17:1-3) 3. Evangelize Holily (1…

Disciplines of Grace

Disciplines of Grace: Evangelism, Part 2

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins talking about the “how” of evangelism from the Bible. Focusing on the first of six principles from the Bible for maximizing your effectiveness in evangelism, Pastor Dave explains what it means to 1. Evangelize Biblically. 1A. You must get the gospel message right (1 Corinthians 15:1-5) 1B. You…

Disciplines of Grace

Disciplines of Grace: Evangelism, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia explains four main reasons from the Bible why you must discipline yourself for evangelism. 1. You Will Obey God’s Command (Matthew 28:18-20) 2. You Will Show God’s Love (Matthew 22:35-40) 3. You Will Magnify God’s Glory (2 Corinthians 4:13-15) 4. You Will Demonstrate God’s Power (Matthew 28:18-20)

Lesson 11: Ambrose and Augustine

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines two more fourth century church fathers and their legacies : Ambrose (the Church Supremacist) and Augustine (The Legacy Provider). Augustine’s influence has been particularly significant on the Western church and even Western civilization.

Lesson 9: Origen, Allegory, and Culture

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia finishes up presentation of the Polemical Fathers by introducing a final third century theologian, the controversial Origen. Pastor Dave also discusses two issues brought up the second and third century fathers: the allegorical hermeneutic and the proper Christian response to world culture.

Lesson 8: The Second Century Apologists and the Polemic Fathers

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia introduces key church fathers from the second and third centuries, men known as the second century apologists and polemical fathers. As Pastor Dave discusses these men and their legacies for the church, Pastor Dave asks us to consider a crucial question: what is the proper way for Christians to…

People of the Reformation

In this Sunday school lesson, Mark Twombly presents an overview of some key figures of the Pre-reformation and Reformation periods: John Wycliffe, John Hus, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and William Tyndale. Though these men were not perfect, God used them in a powerful way to bring his saving gospel to the world.

Lesson 7: Canonicity and the Apostolic Fathers

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia briefly discusses the issue of canonicity, how the Christian church came to recognize which books belonged in the Bible and which books did not. Pastor Dave then introduces several apostolic fathers, those church leaders who came right after the apostles and some of whom were even taught directly by…