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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…

Introduction to Biblical Geography

Answers Bible Curriculum 2nd Edition Unit 7 Lesson 70 In this review lesson for Unit 7, we take an introductory look at the ancient geography of Israel. Israel obtained the promised land under Joshua, but what was the land like? When the Bible refers to geographical details like “the hill country” or “the valley of…

Abram and Lot

Answers Bible Curriculum Second Edition Unit 3 Lesson 34 This week in Sunday school, we look more at the life of Abram. Abram and Lot eventually have to separate from each other. Why was this separation important in God’s sovereign plan? How does this event become an occasion for displaying Abram’s faith in God? And…

The Ice Age

Answers Bible Curriculum 2nd Edition Unit 3 Lesson 28 This week in Sunday school, we’re considering the Ice Age. The Bible never specifically addresses any ice age, but there is evidence of a past ice age all over our world today. How does the Ice Age connect with what the Bible reveals about Noah’s flood?…

Noah’s Ark

Answers Bible Curriculum 2nd Edition Unit 3 Lesson 28 This week, in our continued study of the great flood, we’re focusing on Noah’s ark itself. The Bible gives some description of the size and specifications of the ark, but is the ark believable? How would such a vessel have been able to handle the tumultuous…

The Worldwide Flood

Answers Bible Curriculum Unit 3 Lesson 26 This week in Sunday school, we consider whether the account of Genesis 6-9 can be fairly interpreted as describing a local flood. Why do many Christians accept or are open to accepting a local flood explanation? What details of the biblical text, beyond the descriptors of total destruction,…

The Ten Commandments Past and Present — The Fourth Commandment (Part 3)

In this sermon, Pastor Babij explains how the Sabbath commandment was originally designed by God to provide rest from life’s normal temporal and physical labors so that people might enjoy the worship of God. Pastor delineates four assertions from God concerning what is and what is not true rest: 1) God’s promise 2) God’s warning…

The Ten Commandments Past and Present — The Fourth Commandment (Part 2)

Pastor Babij continues his teaching on the fourth of the Ten Commandments by directly comparing the Sabbath and the Lord’s Day. Pastor explains how the Sabbath was specifically designed for Israel but also how the Sabbath always pointed to Jesus Christ, Who is the Christian’s Sabbath rest. Regarding the Lord’s Day, Pastor discusses several reasons…