301: The Problem of SinPowerpoint
We conclude the series on "Apologetics" with the so-called "Problem of Sin." If God is in charge, shouldn't everything be going his way?
301: The Reliability of the BiblePowerpoint
Why do we call the Bible "God's Word"? Why do we believe it's true? Aren't there inconsistencies in it? Isn't it the result of human processes and human memory? How can I use it as a guide to life and practice today when it's 2000 years old? All very good questions! For some (hopefully) good answers, hear Pastor Cliff talk through what may actually be the first and biggest question concerning the Christian faith: how we can trust scripture.
301: Do Miracles HappenPowerpoint
Miracles seem to be the thing for kids and Christmas movies but are they real? Do they really occur, does science corroborate them or are they just coincidence? Should I pray for them to happen? Hear Mike explain the why behind miracles and the risk of not believing they are possible.
301: Why Suffering?Powerpoint
If God loves us and can do all things, why does he allow us to suffer? Why does He feel so far away when I’m in pain? See what the Bible has to say about these questions as Dr. Greg Handel attempts to tackle these issues.
301: Did Jesus Really Have to Die on the Cross?Powerpoint
It doesn’t really make sense. Jesus did so much good on Earth so why didn’t He just keep on doing what He was doing for another 50 or 60 years and then pass away in His sleep? And what does it even matter that He died and came back to life? The short answer: It means EVERYTHING and if Jesus didn’t die and rise again on our behalf, we’d be in a whole lot of trouble. Josh is going to walk us through the eternal significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection, looking both at the Old and New Testament as to why Jesus needed to die. Check it out!
301: Christianity among the World ReligionsPowerpoint
Christianity is the only way? Seriously? I guess it's just good luck that I was born in the right country and in the right century! Why do Christians say, "Christ is the only way"? Is there no truth in other world religions? Do they not also have access to God? To heaven? Believe it or not, this is not one of the harder questions of the faith! Hear Cliff explain why our faith isn't a my-way-or-the-highway kind of faith, but is still pretty excited about what Christ did.
301: Judgment & HellPowerpoint
It isn't fair! Jesus tells us not to judge, but it looks like God's judging all the time! If judging is bad, why does he do it? And if it's eternal... it's who he really is and how he really feels about us, right? That's the opposite of what a loving God should want, or am I missing something?? [Dude, yeah--you're totally missing something! 🙂] ...
301: Violence in the Bible & Church HistoryPowerpoint
God's a God of love, right? I mean, God IS love! Why is he so violent, then? Why is the Bible (and why is church history) so full of violence, wrath, and destruction? Can we really believe both that God loves us and that God hurts us? Something's gotta give... To figure out what that "something" might be, watch as Pastor Cliff leads us through one of the most emotionally-charged (and personally experienced) questions of the faith... Oh, and God totally loves you... 🙂
301: Why We Believe What We BelievePowerpoint
We don't need to defend God. He's all set. 🙂 But we do sometimes need to defend why we believe what we believe, even if only to ourselves! If you want to learn how to answer some of the harder questions of faith, check out this 301 video. Cliff and Greg won't give you the "answers" (as if we could!) But we may find some points of agreement... And people coming to agreement? Yeah, I think that's something God wouldn't mind at all... 😁
301: Creation & EvolutionPowerpoint
Why does the Bible say that God created the heavens and the earth in six days when like everybody else says it took 14 billion years? Did God make us or did we evolve to be what we are? Greg Handel will help us answer this, the first serious question of our faith. Spoiler alert: it may be that these two accounts aren't so very far off as we thought! 🙂