Sermon quotes on the early church

T.R. Glover 

The early Christian church conquered because the Christians of those days out-thought, out-lived, and out-died the pagans.

William Goode

The Catholic Christians (Early Church) will neither speak nor endure to hear anything in religion that is a stranger to Scripture; it being an evil heart of immodesty to speak those things which are not written.

The Divine Rule of Faith and Practice (London: James Nisbet and Company, 1906), 462.

Timothy Keller

The early church was strikingly different from the culture around it in this way – the pagan society was stingy with its money and promiscuous with its body. A pagan gave nobody their money and practically gave everybody their body. And the Christians came along and gave practically nobody their body and they gave practically everybody their money.

John Mark Terry

We have the best materials, media, and methods, but we lack spiritual power. Christians of the apostolic era had none of our advantages; they didn’t even have the New Testament. Still, they turned the Roman Empire upside down. What impact does your church have in your community?

Church Evangelism (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1997), p.16.

N.T. Wright

There is no form of early Christianity known to us- though there are some that have been invented by ingenious scholars- that does not affirm at its heart that after Jesus’ shameful death God raised him to life again.

Taken from The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is by N.T. Wright Copyright (c) 2009 by N.T. Wright. Published by InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL.

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