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Small Group: The Church & Denominations-06/20/18

Church of the Nazarene PP: Founded: This denomination has its beginning from John Wesley and is founded in the holiness movement of the 1700’s in England. In the US this church began in 1907 as a joining took place of three holiness churches and the original name was Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene. In 1919 […]

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Small Group: The Church & Denominations-05/16/18

Calvary Chapel Founded:  While Chuck Smith was a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church, he reported a prophecy came to him in which the Lord said to him that He was changing his name. His new name would mean “Shepherd” because the Lord was going to make him the shepherd of many flocks and the church would not […]

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Small Group: The Church & Denominations-05/02/18

5/2/18 Baptist Founded: Baptists came into existence as two distinct groups, with somewhat different beliefs and practices, but with believer’s baptism in common.  The two main strands were known as General Baptists and Particular Baptists. General Baptists got their name because they believed in a general atonement. -They believed Christ died for all people generally, […]

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Small Group: The Church & Denominations-04/18/18

4/18/18 7th Day Adventist PP: Founded: In the mid 1800’s , the Millerites (Followers of the teachings of William Miller) believed that Jesus’ ‘second advent’ (His second coming to earth) would occur on October 22, 1844. When His second coming did not take place, many Millerites gave up belief in a literal ‘second advent’; but not […]

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Small Group-The Church & Denominations-04/04/18

4/4/18 Anglican / Episcopal Church Founded Name comes from the Latin ecclesia anglicana, meaning English Church. According to an Anglican legend, the founding of Christianity in England is attributed to Joseph of Arimathea. In 1534, King Henry VIII was declared head of the Church of England when it broke ties with the Roman Catholic Church and it’s […]

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Small Group-The Church & Dominations-02/21/18

2/21/18 Denominations   As you read the following texts, write in the margin LOCAL or UNIVERSLAL for the church.  Matthew 16:18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Ephesians 1:22 And he put all things under […]

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Small Group-The Church & Denominations-02/07/18

2/7/18 Pentecostalism: Question: What is Pentecostalism? General Pentecostalism is similar to evangelicalism in many ways. The point of departure is associated with the work of the Spirit. Pentecostals emphasize the teaching of the “full gospel” or “foursquare gospel”. Question: Why do you think they use the term ‘full gospel’ or ‘foursquare gospel’? The term foursquare refers to […]

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Small Group-The Church & Denominations-01/17/18

1/17/18   VIII. Major Theological Schools of Thought Intro: The Church, has never been in full agreement as to doctrine. Acts 6 there was a problem between the Greek and Hebrew Christians. Acts 15 there was a problem about what demands should be placed on Gentile Christians. Paul’s letters dealt with doctrinal issues that were […]

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Adult Bible B.L.A.S.T Week 12: “The Church” cont:12/31/17

12/31/17  VII. Ordinances and Sacraments of the Church Questions: What are Ordinances and Sacraments in the Church? Is there a difference between Ordinances and Sacraments? Are the differences important? Why? In Protestantism, there are generally only two recognized ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Some groups will also add foot-washing to this list. –Seventh-day Adventist, Pentecostal, […]

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Adult Bible B.L.A.S.T Week 11 “The Church” cont: 12/24/17

12/24/17  Regional Federal Government: Synods and General Assemblies appoint pastors and determine doctrine Pros Clear Biblical base Plurality of Elders Interdependence of churches Cons May stifle local church initiative Local church may be forced to follow false doctrine imposed from above. Congregational Government: Ultimate authority for the church rests with the members themselves, ministry, budget, […]

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