The Trial & Testimony of the Early Church


One of the most popular series from the Christian history collection. This gripping and award-winning series, produced in consultation with an international team of scholars, takes you to the actual locations to show what the early church was like, how it spread, and the persecution it endured. Host for the award-winning series is Steve Bell. Actors Nigel Goodwin, Russell Boulter, and Jane Campion dramatize leading figures and events from the early church.

Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Nov 4 – Foundation – What do we know about Christ? What happened to his twelve apostles?

Nov 11 – Spread – A word for all peoples. An impossible task! Yet they blanketed the whole Roman Empire. How did these early believers get their message to the world?

Nov 18 – Accusation – The Roman Empire had room for all kids of religions, yet Christianity just didn’t fit. Many charges were levelled against the believers – some will surprise you.

Nov 25 – Persecution – The mightiest empire in history unleashed repeated waves of persecution against the early believers. Why was the unarmed church such a threat to Rome?

Dec 2 – Testimony – Heroic figures emerged. Their effect on the young church was far-reaching. Hare are two: Polycarp and Perpetua.

Dec 9 – Transition – When the Emperor Constantine came to the throne, the church was granted legal standing. Was this a blessing or a bane? Also, why the early church succeeded.