CHRISTIAN HISTORY - LINEAGE (Series 1)
Discover the origins of the early Christian Church and how it grew to be the most popular religion on the planet. See where Jesus walked and talked. Hear how the Holy Spirit worked through the lives of simple men and women to begin a movement that would change the world.
Episode 1: Constantine - Compromise and Controversy
Christianity in the early days was not often popular. However, the conversion of Emperor Constantine changed the course of history for all of Christendom.
Episode 2: Scotland's Braveheart
The island of Iona just off the coast of mainland Scotland has a long and illustrious history. It is well known as being ‘The cradle of Christianity’ in Scotland, thanks to the thundering voice of Irish abbot and missionary evangelist by the name of Columba.
Episode 3: Holy Island
Aidan of Lindisfarne did for England what Columba did for Scotland. Largely, paganism was given its marching orders and Christianity took firm root in much of the land.
Episode 4: The Tide Turns
Sometimes it looks like the bad guys are winning and get all the lucky breaks. Over the centuries Christianity has taken some heavy hits, but it continues to bounce back stronger than ever!
Episode 5: Dinooth and Columbanus
From the British Isles Christianity begins its journey across the Channel and into Europe. The great migration of Christianity from continent to continent over the centuries has meant that is continues to be the most popular religion on earth today.
Episode 6: Waldenses - People of the Valleys
People of the valley took to the mountains of northern Italy so they could continue to worship God the way they knew they must! The church of the day came after them in order to enforce compliance to church tradition.
Episode 7: The Waldenses - A Mission Movement
People of the valley took to the mountains of northern Italy so they could continue to worship God the way they knew they must! But more than just worship, they trained and sent out missionaries on dangerous sorties back to the valleys below in order to spread the Good News.
Episode 8: The Waldenses - Lux Lucet In Tenebris
There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after. Adoniram Judson
Episode 9: The Albigensian Massacre
The fight between the medieval church of Rome and the Christians in Southern France was at boiling point. French blood would flow in Rome's attempt to slow the drift from the church's authority.
Episode 10: Magna Carta- The Foundation of Freedom
The Magna Carta had both religious and civil importance to not just England, but to the whole world; "No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against hi...
Episode 11: John Wycliffe - The Morning Star
From small things big things grow. What seemed to be an impossibility for Christianity became a reality, largely because one man stood up and spoke out.
"This Bible is for the government of the people, by the people and for the people." John Wycliffe
Episode 12: Bohemian Reformation - Huss & Jerome
Long before Bohemian Rhapsody came the Bohemian Reformation, the main players being Huss and Jerome. One of the interesting things about the Bohemian Reformation was its timing. God works in and through history and one of His most recognisable factors is His power of timing. God executes his purp...
Episode 13: Bohemian Reformation - Trial of Huss & Jerome
Andrew Carnegie once said, "Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised." Jerome compromised his faith for a short time but released his grave mistake. What happened next sent him to the g...
Episode 14: Bohemian Reformation - Burned for Their Faith
We all live with regrets, it's inevitable we make poor decisions and sometimes pay dearly for them. Then there's times when we make good decisions but we still pay dearly! Huss and Jerome weighed the cost of their decision to follow God - they paid dearly for it.
Episode 15: Bohemian Reformation - Hussite Wars
Blind faith, determination and a liberal splash of genius resulted in the one-eyed warrior who never lost a battle. Even after his death Zizka continued to make a noise on the battlefield and spurred the Bohemians on to victory after victory over the numerically superior, better trained and bette...
Episode 16: John Wycliffe - Worldwide Witness
John Wycliffe gave to the early Christian church one of the greatest gifts possible, a Bible that could be read by others than just the clergy of the day. He became known as the 'Morning Star' of the Reformation.
Episode 17: The Press Behind the Reformation
The Gutenberg Bible is the first substantial book printed in the West with moveable metal type. Before its printing in 1454 or 1455, books were either copied by hand or printed from engraved wooden blocks—processes that could take months or years to complete. The invention of moveable type was a ...
Episode 18: Martin Luther - Discovering The Word
Martin Luther was a German monk who began the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century, becoming one of the most influential figures in the history of Christianity.
Luther questioned some of the basic practices of Roman Catholicism, and his followers soon split from the Roman Catholic Church ...
Episode 19: Martin Luther - Find Life by Trusting God
You don't have to boast huge profits for God to love you. You don't have to hold a high position for God to love you. You don't have to be powerful for God to love you. You don't have to be accustomed to plaudits for God to love you.
He loves you already - be personal with Him.
Episode 20: Ulrich Zwingli - The Swiss Reformation
Ulrich Zwingli was the most important reformer in the Swiss Protestant Reformation and the only major reformer of the 16th century whose movement did not evolve into a church. Like Martin Luther, he accepted that the supreme authority of truth was to be found in the Bible and not the teachings of...
Episode 21: Martin Luther - The 95 Theses
October 31, 1517 Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. He penned the document attacking the Catholic Church’s corrupt practice of selling “indulgences” to forgive sin.. His “95 Theses, promoted two central beliefs—that the Bible is the central religious authorit...
Episode 22: Martin Luther - The Papal Bull
Pope Leo X ordered Martin Luther to renounce 41 of his 95 Theses and to stop preaching about them in his sermons. If Luther didn't stop the Pope warned Luther would be excommunicated from the Church. Luther responded to the Pope by burning the papal bull publicly. The fight to the death begins!
Episode 23 - Martin Luther- Here I Stand
Martin Luther took on the might of the church of his time. What happened next would prove revolutionary for the Christian church and its future growth.
Episode 24 - Martin Luther: Captured To A Castle
Martin Luther continues to plow into the opposition, it will end badly for one of them!