Pastor Phillips covers the life and mistakes of Augustine and relates it to the errors of some of the church's today so that we will not make the same mistakes. He looks at his sinful young life, his conversion and then his ministry. TRANSCRIBED SERMONS ON OUR WEBSITE
Great Sermon! An excellent look at Augustine, bad boy intellectual turned major theologian and defender of the faith. Phillips takes you down all the paths and twists and turns in one of the most fascinating Christians who ever lived during the fall of Rome.
Great Sermon! I enjoyed Phillip's series on Church History thoroughly. I agree to disagree with his Calvinist soteriology, but it was a slight irritation to hear him occasionally bash Arminianism without quite understanding it (he likened it to Pelagianism just as some Arminians incorrectly think Calvinism is the modern view of "once saved, always saved" despite your lifestyle of sin-- both of those doctrines are admittedly heretical). Apart from that and an attack on pre-millenialism, I found his sermons to be informative, uplifting, and humorous.
He paints Augustine in a very interesting light. Being an Arminian Pacifist, I found more to disagree with in Augustine than Phillips did, but he certainly showed us the sort of character that Augustine had, regardless of your views on him.
Please feel free to message me if you'd ever like to have it out on Arminianism or pre-Millenialism, Mr. Phillips!
Rory McClure (1/30/2006)
from Worcester, England
Great Series! This is a great series of sermon-lectures on Church History. Please make the effort to listen to the whole series. Pastor Phillips gives warm, devotional and challenging observations and applications from the History of God's dealings with His New Covenant Church.
Joe Morecraft III also has an excellent series on Church History which repeats some of the same ground, but goes into greater depth in the Reformation, Puritan and Covenanters priod. If, once you've finished with Pastor Phillips, you are hungry for more go to:
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