Joseph Hutton's History of the Moravian Church, Part 5 By 1491, the Church of the Brethren was successfully established as a Bible-based, independent alternative to the State-sponsored church. There were two perspectives they could have taken at this point. They could have said to themselves, “There’s no church like us in the world. We’re the … Continue reading The Pre-Reformation Protestants Search for Like-Minded Brethren
Joseph Hutton's History of the Moravian Church, Part 4 The ancient Church of the Brethren, the forerunner of the Moravian Church, began in 1457. At the time, the printing press had been around for less than twenty years (since 1440). Historian Joseph Hutton said the Church of the Brethren “made a use of the printing … Continue reading When the Saints Were the Early Adopters of Technological Innovation (and Were Accused of Being Taught by the Devil to Read)
Joseph Hutton's History of the Moravian Church, Part 3 The Church of the Brethren had its beginning in about 1457. At the time, they considered Peter of Chelcic to be their spiritual father. Peter wasn’t part of the church. He was either dead or close to death by 1457. Still, his influence was acknowledged by … Continue reading The Church of the Brethren Repudiated the Teachings of Their Visionary Patriarch Within a Generation
Joseph Hutton's History of the Moravian Church, Part 2 It took three different men with three different gifts to start the Church of the Brethren. Joseph Hutton tells the story in his History of the Moravian Church. The first was the writer, Peter of Chelcic. This man spent the mid-1400’s calling the church to return … Continue reading The Writer, the Preacher, and the Leader: The Beginning of the Church of the Brethren
Joseph Hutton's History of the Moravian Church, Part 1 “For one man who will steadily follow a principle, there are hundreds who would rather follow a leader.” This is how Joseph Hutton began to explain why the followers of John Hus fractured into several groups as soon as he died. Hutton made this observation in his … Continue reading Why Didn’t the Protestant Reformation Begin with John Hus?
Jesus Christ accomplished the eternal purpose of God. The total worth of that accomplishment, while apprehended by faith, is yet to be seen on earth.
The universe was created to glorify God. You were created to fellowship with God by sharing in the Father's delight in the Son.
Death is consistent and it has been around for a long time. But it nevertheless is a usurper. Jesus did not recognize death’s authority as legitimate.
Hebrews 5:8 says that "He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.” He also came to terms with His true, eternal identity.
Sin is not passive. It is active agreement with the tempter. It is not so much a weakness as it is the end of the weakness of being tempted.