As you listen to this lesson, the 2018 Midterm elections may be over (or maybe you already voted), but it seems that today we live in a perpetual election cycle. Politics is on the mind of many individuals, and discussions about those in office and the policies they make is a constant on social media. But God’s Word has some things to say to us that we ought to keep in mind when we step into the voting booth, whatever election we may be participating in.
“I am ready to accept that Jesus of Nazareth was a good moral teacher, but I cannot believe that he was the son of God.” How many times have Christians heard such a statement? So, just who is Jesus? It’s an important question. As we study, we find out what the Bible teaches about this very question, and even find that there is a fundamental problem with the idea Jesus being either a good moral teacher or the Son of God.
$1.6 billion is a lot of money. And someone in our very own state of SC won the Mega Millions lottery just a short time ago. The mere existence of the lottery is indicative of one of man’s most primal desires, the desire to have more. The desire is a trap that has caught so many in its snare, and it is a trap that Christians must be aware of.
Why even bother asking as question like this? Don’t we know that Jesus rose from the dead? Our faith is based on Christ rising from the dead, and yet, there are some who do not believe that Christ really was resurrected, but simply that the disciples believed it to be so. In this lesson, we examine some evidence that should shows us that Christ did in fact rise from the dead.
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.