The Saints In Caesar's House
I. INTRODUCTION - LOOKING AT THE PAST
-There is an old saying that time heals all wounds. That is a good thing to take to heart. Whatever you are struggling with presently, there will come a time when it will all be healed if not forgotten.
-However, when you look back at the situation, as the wounds heal, there is a tendency to think that it was not as difficult as it was.
-We look at the history of the Early Church in much the same way. We tend to rom anticize the Early Church. There is a tendency to think that it was all miracles, signs, and wonders, in fact, we think it was one continuous victory march.
-Time has a way of softening the difficulties that the Church contended with. Those Early Church saints had massive setbacks and dilemmas of life they had to overcome.
-Difficulties, trials, pain, prisons, devils, and hypocrites all found their way into the Early Church.