Many skeptics argue that we cannot trust the New Testament documents to be accurately telling the truth about Jesus and the church. We can answer those charges by examining several lines of evidence regarding the historical reliability of the New Testament. In this lesson, we consider whether or not the New Testament contains eyewitness testimony, and then examine how we can know that the New Testament as we have it is an accurate translation of what was written in the first century.
Many passages of Scripture speak to the importance of how we use our words. Today we consider three ways we ought to use our words: to bless God, to build up, and to bring others to Christ.
We live in a day and age when no matter where you turn, media outlets and individuals are constantly making up or exaggerating stories in order to advance their own personal agendas. How do we know that the writers of the New Testament weren’t doing just that? Can we be sure that what the New Testament tells us about Jesus is what actually happened 2000 years ago in Palestine? As it turns out, we can, and in this lesson and in following lessons, we’re going to examine some ways that we can know that to be true.
What a blessing for God’s people to know that He cares for us. Jesus assures us of God’s care in the Sermon on the Mount, and throughout Scripture there are multiple examples of God looking after his people.
We serve a great God who has given us ample reason to come to him (Heb. 10:19-25). He also wants us to encourage one another, since we all know that a day is coming for which we must be prepared. Judgement Day is real, and we must be ready for it.
A brief review of the previous few weeks of study, considering the evidence for God and where that leaves us with regard to which world religions could possibly be true.