Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD with PDF study

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Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD with PDF study

This award winning series about the Roman government’s allegations and consecutive horrible persecution of the believers of Jesus and His message is hosted by Steve Bell. This series has become one of the most favored Christian history series. The captivating Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD series includes six episodes of half an hour each that takes viewers to the real spots that demonstrate not only how the early church functioned, how it dispersed around many regions and the world but how it persevered through such persecution. Shows viewers how they survived everything against them and how today believers of the world and America can endure it as well.

Episode 1: “Foundation” from the Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD series explains what we have learned and know about Jesus and answers the question as to what occurred to Jesus’ twelve disciples.

Episode 2: “Spread” from the Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD follows what Jesus’ told his disciples, that His message was for everyone. To the disciples this seemed like an impossible assignment although they covered the complete Roman Empire. This episode answers the question as to how did the early believers from the early church spread the message around the world.

Episode 3: “Accusation” from the Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD Here it is explained how the Roman government accepted and embraced many religions but Christianity was the full exception. The charges made to those who believed were many in quantity and horrible.

Episode 4: “Persecution” from the Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD explains how the strongest government ever, the Romans, released ripples of horrible persecution against those who believed in Jesus and His teachings. Why was the early church such a menace to the Romans?

In episode 5: “Testimony” from Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD mentions that during this time, many courageous men and women arose. Some of them had a broad effect for the years to come for example Polycarp and Perpetua.

In episode 6: “Transition” from Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD series talks about when the new emperor, Constantine, came into power, the early church received official continuance. The episode answers the inquiry if that declaration was in fact a blessing or a curse. Also it explains the reason why the church maintained strong.

In depth on Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD with PDF study

Just as it was shown in other previous Vision Video Gateway Films products, Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD series is divided into six segments. The guide for leaders and teachers that is available in the DVD has comprehensive plans, teaching pointers, some specific information that serves an introduction before each episode, analysis questions with each recommended answers, tools to provide how to apply biblical scripture, a Bible study with assignments that go with each episode, also it includes artistic activities. The different discussion activities are not necessarily made for a family surrounding but made for adult Sunday school groups.  

Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD set contains six reproductions of “Glimpses” which are documents from the Christian History Institute that aim attention to singular topics.

In depth on the episodes of Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD with PDF study

The six episodes included in this specific set of Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD are “Foundations”, “Spread”, “Accusation”, “Persecution”, “Testimony” and “Transition”. Episode 1 named “Foundations” it starts with Jesus, His twelve disciples, Paul and the beginning of the early Christian church. Episode 2 named “Spread” discovers how the Gospel Jesus preached was spreading throughout Rome and beyond that region. Episode 3 named “Accusation” explains the reasoning why the Romans were in opposition of Christianity growing and spreading. Episode 4 named “Persecution” researches the efforts of others to destroy the Christian faith. Episode 5 named “Testimony” has two martyrs of the early church as the focal point, Perpetua and Polycarp, who are a representation of several people who died for their faith no matter if they could’ve had escaped their fate. The last episode of the Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD set is named “Transition” and discovers the good and the bad of the rise of culture and politics surrounding the Christian belief when Constantine rose to govern. In the first episode “Foundations” the viewers see how Paul was trying to discover how to decide how to make the Gospel more accessible and respectable. Some of the episodes hold few Scripture direction so it encourages viewers to look for themselves and go deeper in the Bible to continue discovering details. This DVD set is made to discuss in group where ideas and different outlooks can be shared.

Awards won by Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD

Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD has won several awards throughout the years. In the Christian Visual Media International Festival it won an award for Best Series. It won the Chris Award in the Columbus International Film and Video Festival. In the CINE Festival it received the Golden Eagle Award and in the Angel Awards received the Silver Angel. Also in the Houston International Film and Video Festival Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD won the recognizable Gold Award.

Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD Info

Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD was originally released in the early 90s and was produced by Vision Video Gateway Films. Starring in the Trial and Testimony of the Early Church DVD dramatizations are Russell Boulter, Nigel Goodwin and Jane Campion. The DVD includes PDF documents to download. There are episode scripts, handouts for every session, a leader’s guide filled with questions, context information. Also one of the documents is a specific one from the early church which is mentioned in episode three.

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