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.

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  • 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!

  • Episode 25 - Martin Luther: Protest of the Princes

    Should the church be allowed to dictate how you should think on spiritual matters? In Luther's day those who thought not protested that the authority of the Bible and the freedom of conscience should be above the tradition of the church.

  • Episode 26 - John Calvin - Early Years In France

    Calvin was an acclaimed a defender of Christianity, but he had opposition along the way, some undeserved, some self-inflicted.

  • Episode 27: John Calvin - Placards and Protest In France

    Calvin was an acclaimed a defender of Christianity, but he had opposition along the way, some undeserved, some self-inflicted.

  • Episode 28: John Calvin - The Work in Geneva

    In the aftermath of the debacle of the placards, Calvin fled France and traveled to Strasbourg and then on to Basel in 1536 where he began to write “The Institutes of the Christian Religion”, a systematic presentation of the Protestant message and Calvin’s most significant contribution to Protest...

  • Episode 29: Geneva- International Hub of Reform

    Geneva became a Protestant city on the 21st of May 1536 when the entire body of citizens and lawmakers convened together to renounce their allegiance to Rome and embrace the Reformed faith.

  • Episode 30: Scandinavian Reformation

    It is important for us to willingly embrace the work that God has given us to do, in the places He has assigned us, regardless of how small it may be.

  • Episode 31: William Tyndale

    William Tyndale was convinced that people should have access to the Scriptures in their own language so that the truth of the gospel could be firmly established among the common people.

  • Episode 32: George Wishart- Scotland's Forgotten Forerunner

    Wishart met John Knox who would go on to become one of the most prominent figures of the Scottish Reformation. Knox started out as a bodyguard for Wishart, carrying a sword with him as he traveled.

  • Episode 33: John Knox- Scotland's Greatest Reformer

    The Reformation of Scotland was the passion and burden of John Knox’s heart, leading him once to exclaim in prayer, “Give me Scotland or I die”.

  • Episode 34: John Knox- Showdown At Holyrood

    One of the most striking things about John Knox was his faith and courage. Of him it was written “herein lies a man who never feared the face of another man” and perhaps this was because he was a man who only feared the face of God."

  • Episode 35: The Waldensians Meet the Reformation

    For the Waldensians the most important thing was to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus so that regardless of circumstances they would find themselves empowered to stand for the truth.

  • Episode 36: Ridley And Latimer Light A Candle

    Whenever we face challenges in our lives it’s good to remember that God will either lessen the fury of the challenge or else strengthen us in order to handle it!

  • Episode 37: Thomas Cranmer - Cowardice And Courage

    Thomas Cranmer was unlikely hero, he was one of the most influential figures of the English Reformation.

  • Episode 38: Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

    The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in 1572 was a targeted group of assassinations and a wave of Catholic mob violence, directed against the Huguenots (French Protestants) during the French Wars of Religion.

  • Episode 39: The Spanish Armada

    The compelling story of how a small English fleet of just 8 fire ships, commanded by Sir Francis Drake, destroyed over half a fleet that was twice its number - the great Spanish Armada.

  • Episode 40: The Gunpowder Plot

    In the early hours of the morning on the 5th of November 1605, Guy Fawkes was discovered, fully dressed a match and 36 barrels of gunpowder crowded into the tiny vault directly under Parliament house!

  • Episode 41: The Mayflower

    The pilgrims set sail from England and arrived in America. It would become a safe haven that upheld three of their most longed for freedoms: freedom from fear, freedom of speech and freedom of worship.

  • Episode 42: Martin Luther - The Protest Is Not Over

    You don't need to know a lot about a lot of things to make a positive difference in the world. You just need to know a few things and be mastered by them very well.

  • Episode 43: The Waldenses - Massacre at Castelluzzo

    It became one of the darkest events in the history of the Reformation, the persecution of the Waldensians. They would later write, “Our tears are no longer of water; they are of blood. They do not merely obscure our sight, they choke our very hearts”.

  • Episode 44: Marie Durant - Righteous Resistance

    The French word for resistance is crudely etched into the rim of a refuse hole in the Tower of Constance. Tradition has it that the word was inscribed by Marie Durand, a young Huguenot imprisoned in the Tower for her faith for almost 40 years!