Church History, Lesson 5: The Didache, Pt. 2

Baptism The Didache now moves into what brings someone into the community (communion) of Christ: Baptism.  7:1 As for baptism, baptize in this way: After explaining all these things, baptize […]

Church History, Lesson 4: The Didache, Pt. 1

Recap In 49 AD, the Church met in her first council to resolve issues of incorporating Gentiles into, then, an ethnically Jewish Church.  The Gentiles did not need to be […]

Lessons on the Didache

The Didache is the earliest, non-Biblical document in the New Testament Church.  It was complied by the Church to teach adult, Gentile converts aspects of the Christian Faith. The date […]

Didache, Lesson 15: Apostles and Prophets, Pt. 2

Prophets In the last lesson, we saw the Didache link the Apostles to Jesus (11:4.)  But today, we will see the Didache link prophets to the Holy Spirit.   Although, at […]

The Didache, Lesson 12: Prayer and Fasting

After the Didache goes over what brings someone into the New Covenant of Christ, it immediately moves into the spiritual disciplines for someone who is in the covenant: Prayer and […]

The Didache, Lesson 10: Staying Faithful

After describing the way of death, the Didache tells those being instructed not to be led astray, which leads one into the way of death.  6.1   Take care that no […]

The Didache, Lesson 9: The Way of Death

After describing the way of Life, the Didache moves on to chapter 5, which describes the way of death.  5:1  In contrast, this is the way of death.  It is […]

The Didache, Lesson 7: The Poor, Children, and Slaves

Life with the poor (Continued) 4:7  Do not hesitate when you give, and do not grumble when giving, for you will know who is the good Paymaster of the reward. […]

The Didache, Lesson 6: The Pastor, the Parish, and the Poor

The Didache, chapter 4, instructs us in living together as the Body of Christ, the Church, at a given place.  If the Didache were written today, some of the categories […]

The Didache, Lesson 4: The “No” of the Faith

The Didache, chapter 3, instructs us in the “no” and the “yes” of the faith.  For the “no,” the Didache teaches us to look deeper into the root causes of […]