Historical Sermons

Tears Over America – Walter A. Maier (historic sermon 1893-1950)

"When He was come near, He beheld the city and wept over it"  --Luke 19:41 Have you ever seen a strong man weep? Powerful lessons can be learned from the tears of great leaders. Who can forget King David's moaning over the death of proud, rebellious Absalom: "O my son…
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Ancient Texts

The Gospel of Nicodemus: Part II – Christ’s Descent into Hell

The Gospel of Nicodemus claimed to have been derived from original Hebrew work written by Nicodemus who appears in the book of John as an associate of Jesus.  It is believed to have been written around 400 AD.  The text contains multiple parts which appear to be uneven in style…
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Ancient Texts

The letters of Pontius Pilate and Herod concerning Jesus

Note: As with any apocryphal writing, Christians must take care to recognize historical writings regarding Christianity may have ulterior motives and thus, can contradict our biblical texts.  They are presented here for research purposes. The Letter of Pontius Pilate, Which He Wrote to the Roman Emperor, Concerning Our Lord Jesus…
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Ancient Texts

The Second or St. Thomas’s Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ

The Second or St. Thomas's Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ manuscript of the Coptic text, found in 1945 at Nag Hammadi, Egypt, is dated at around 340 AD. It was first published in a photographic edition in 1956. This was followed three years later (1959) by the first…
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Ancient Texts

The First Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ

Note: As with any apocryphal writing, Christians must take care to recognize historical writings regarding Christianity may have ulterior motives and thus, can contradict our biblical texts.  They are presented here for research purposes. CHAP. I. 1 Caiaphas relates, that Jesus when in his cradle, informed his mother, that he…
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