Forerunners of the Faith: 13 Simple Lessons on Church History (Students Manual)
Learn simply Church History, in a small group setting!
“Forerunners of the Faith lifts the eyes of its readers beyond the events and figures of the past. It places the focus on the Lord Jesus—on His work, His Word, and the worship He deserves.”
– John MacArthur
Since 2009, Fundamentals of the Faith grounded thousands in the essential doctrines of the Christian faith. Forerunners of the Faith is a new course from of Grace Community Church and The Master’s Seminary that will deepen your studies by introducing you to how God has moved sovereignly through church history.
This rich and easy-to-follow curriculum traces the trials and triumphs of the historical church and provides insights into how God used ordinary men to uphold the integrity of His Word and witness to the world.
These 13 lessons examine significant events of church history and how faithful servants became the pillars of faith we recognize them to be today:
- The Biblical Framework
- From Pentecost to Patmos
- The Disciples of the Apostles
- Contending for the Faith
- Defending the Deity of Christ
- Grace and Truth
- Controversies and Councils
- Schisms, Scholars, and Soldiers
- Forerunners to the Reformation
- After Darkness, Light
- From Reformation to Revival
- The Gospel Goes Forth
- The Battle for the Bible
More than a didactic resource, Forerunners of the Faith offers spiritual encouragement and reminders of God’s consistent faithfulness to his people. Bolster and enrich your faith by encountering the legacy of faithful believers on whose shoulders we stand.
“A compelling and Christ-exalting journey awaits you on the pages that follow.”
– John MacArthur
John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, chancellor of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. Grace to You radio, video, audio, print, and website resources reach millions worldwide each day. Over four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of bestselling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, The New Testament Commentary series, The Truth War, and The Jesus You Can’t Ignore.
Nathan Busenitz is the Executive Vice President and Provost of The Master’s Seminary, where he also teaches church history. Additionally, Nathan serves on the pastoral staff of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. Other books by Nathan include Long before Luther, Reasons We Believe, Men of the Word, Right Thinking in a Church Gone Astray, and Living a Life of Hope.