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September 14, 2008Axia University of PhoenixChristian Faith Fellowship Church1927 W Wisconsin Ave.

Pastors: Paul StanleyEvents Coordinator: Ruth HesterIntroductionThe history of Christianity started with Jesus of Nazareth, who was Jewish, born in a small section of the Roman Empire. There is little documentation in regards to his life early on, but at the age of about thirty he was baptized by John the Baptist. This baptism caused him to have a vision where he felt he was given God's blessing. Not long after this took place, he started his own ministry intended to teach, heal, and work miracles. He often talked about the Kingdom of God and condemned hypocrites of religion while interpreting the Mosaic Law in a non-traditional manner. He often spoke in front of large gatherings of people but chose twelve individuals to teach privately which were known as his disciples. The disciples followed Jesus enthusiastically as they believed he was the Messiah who was long-awaited to usher in God's kingdom on the planet ("A One-Page Overview").

In a short period of time, a matter of only a couple of years, Jesus was viewed as an enemy to the people as opposition mounted against him and he was executed in the end by the Romans. A majority of Jesus' followers who remained loyal ended up fleeing as they were upset with such a horrific outcome. Just three days after Jesus' crucifixion women who had gone to anoint his body found the tomb to be empty and were informed by an angel that he had risen from the dead. Of course, the twelve disciples were skeptical at first, but soon became believers of this story as they reported he had come and visited them on different occasions and then had ascended into heaven right in front of their...