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A2: Episode 37- On Holy Weekend

This week the guys are joined by a special guest, Sam Knox. Sam is one of the Elders at SonRise and was excited to join the guys as they discuss the importance of Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. In this Podcast the guys examine why they observe Good Friday along with Resurrection Sunday, along with…

Evening = Church History, The Fall of Rome & A New West

We’ve come through much in our survey of the first 500 years of Church history. We must draw it to a close somehow, and so in these last two weeks we have for this series we’ll be covering how both the West and the East ended up before we launch into the dark ages, or…

Morning = John 19:38-42, The Humiliation of the King

Today is Palm Sunday. The day on which we usually look back and remember what we call Jesus’ triumphal entry. When He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and the people gathered round to shout out praise and hosannas saying as Mark 11 records, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the…

A2: Episode 26- On the Incomprehensibility of God

On this week's episode the guys discuss the importance of understanding the transcendence and immanence of God in relation to knowledge of Him. They dive deep into the reality that God is beyond human comprehension and reason, and yet at the same time he has made himself known to us in such a way that…

Evening=Historic Faith: The Battle for the Son

Augustine cont…(Pelagianism) -Pelagianism -Belief circulated by the Pious British Monk Pelagius -Arose out of his distaste for the Christian church he found in Rome, where the faith seemed reduced to ritualistic practices meant for future life in heaven, with no regard for current holiness. -From this moment in 383 he felt his mission was to…

Morning = John 19:31-37, His Pierced Side

*Due to technical difficulties the Audio is unavailable for this week's sermon. The month of April is said to get its name from the Latin word aperio, meaning ‘to open.’ We can understand why it means this. April is a time of budding and blossoming, a time of resurrection and growth, where new life emerges…

A2: Episode 35- On Church Partnerships & N. Ireland

This week the guys discuss their recent trip to N. Ireland and the church partnership that SonRise is beginning with Foundation Church Belfast. In this episode they discuss the importance of partnerships, both for churches and pastors, as well as some of their experiences during their time in N.Ireland. We hope you will enjoy this…

Evening= Historic Faith: Three Pillars of a New World

Pillar 1: Preaching- John Chrysostom (349-407) •    Born around 349, to a widowed 20 yr old mother named Anthusa (her late husband Secundus was a High-ranking government official). She never remarried and made it her goal in life to train her son in the ways of the Lord and pray that he would grow in…

Morning = John 19:13-16, Abandon All Hope?

Last week we sat back and watched as the angry mob before Pilate failed in their attempt to get Jesus executed based on charges of insurrection. We also then saw the Jews, in response, seek to get Jesus executed based on charges of making himself a king, saying in 19:12, “If you release this Man,…

A2: Episode 33- On Ministry Wives

On this week's podcast, the guys are off and in their place are the amazing Holly and Ange. The ladies are tackling the question of what it is like to serve along side their husbands in Ministry. Holly looking at it from the perspective of a pastor's wife living here in the states and Ange…

Evening= Historic Faith: The Battle for the Trinity

Last week we were introduced to the Council of Nicaea and the initial battle over the Divinity of Christ The council of Nicaea was 1 of 4 major universally accepted Councils of the Christian faith. (each council sought to bring clarity to the truths found in Scripture. -4 Councils: Nicaea (325)-Last week Constantinople (381)- This…

Morning = John 19:7-12, Surprised by Christ

For most of his early life C.S. Lewis, being a convinced atheist, rejected Christianity. But slowly but surely he began to convinced otherwise. Through reading G.K. Chesterton and others he began seeing the holes in the atheistic argument. He began reading Scripture and was more and more convinced that Christianity was proving true. Then in…

Evening = Church History, The Arian Controversy

Last week Andrew traced over the entire 4thcentury transformations of the Church, covering the notable figures and events of the period. Tonight, we begin hitting them one by one and the first one to come into view is the Arian controversy. There is no doubt that the Arian controversy was one of the greatest disputes…

Morning = John 18:38b-19:6, Behold the Man!

Time and time again the New Testament writers speak of the connection between Jesus’ suffering and death and the Old Testament Passover. That they do this so often carries with it one large implication: as Old Covenant Israel was spared from God’s judgment at midnight on account of the blood of the lamb slain in…

A2: Episode 31- On God’s Aseity

The guys are back and on this week's Podcast they continue their discussion on the doctrine of God, specifically they are looking at the often over looked doctrine of God's Aseity. Now you may be asking what is that? If that is the case have a listen and find out, for those who may already…

Evening = The Historic Faith, The Fourth Century Shapes the Church

The church at the beginning of- the 2nd century (Epistle of Diogentum) History of the Christian Church § 2. General Character of Ante-nicene Christianity The Christians,” he says, “are not distinguished from other men by country, by language, nor by civil institutions. For they neither dwell in cities by themselves, nor use a peculiar tongue,…

Morning = John 18:28-38a, Christ the King

For almost two thousand years now millions of Christians around the globe have confessed and continue to confess their faith using the Apostles Creed…which contains within it the phrase, “Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried.” Why Pilate? Why not mention one…

Evening = Church History, Peace to Persecution to Peace

We’ve covered a lot of ground over the past 5 weeks in our survey through the first 500 years of the history of the Church. Everything from the Apostles, to the Apostolic Fathers, to the Apologists, to the first disagreements and divisions. We now find ourselves squarely in the 3rdcentury where the Church was enjoying…

Morning = John 18:12-27, A Steadfast Determination & A Sorrowful Desertion

Last week as we began John 18 we saw clear contrasts between Judas’ depravity and Jesus deity, and between Peter’s rage and Jesus’ righteousness. Today the beloved apostle John will set before us yet another contrast, and I’m afraid it is Peter once again being contrasted with Jesus. Throughout His first so called ‘trial’ in…

A2: Episode 30- On the Trinity

On this week's Podcast they guys tackle the importance of thew Trinity and the Christian faith. In it they discuss why as believers it is important for us t hold to the orthodox and biblical description of God revealed in scripture and handed down through history. We hope you enjoy this weeks discussion.

Evening= The Historic Faith: African Church Fathers

The Church in Alexandria 1. Background of the City -located in Egypt & home to one of the Largest Hellenistic jewish sect of the first and second centruty -Apollos was Born and raised there Acts 18:24–28 ESV Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent…

Morning = John 18:1-11, Drinking Damnation Dry

Each of the four gospels all lead to the same dramatic conclusion: the cross and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Indeed without this climax any so called ‘gospel’ would in truth not be a gospel at all![1]But while all four have this grand climactic moment we should remember that each gospel was written by…