Introduction: Worry, fear and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic We are living an exceptional time now with the coronavirus wreaking havoc upon our health and economies. Chaos and destruction shouldn’t of course come as a shock to us Christians. We know that we live in a fallen and cursed world (Gen. 3:17; Rom. 8:22), and […]

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Introduction In today’s message we’ll discover from whom, how, and for what purpose, does God save us. We’ll also find out how John the Baptist was involved in God’s saving plan. This answers the unanswered question from the previous verses: “What then will this child be”.   Reading the previous verses, we see how God’s […]

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Can You Trust The Bible?

Can We Trust the Bible? (A small-group study guide for: The Reason for God, chapter 7) Contents Introduction – What is the Bible? The Story of the Bible About the Bible’s Human Authors Can We Trust the Bible? Does the Bible of Today Contain the Original Text? Are the Bible’s Original Writers Trustworthy? New Testament […]

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The Shocking Darkness of Easter

Origins of Easter –   Some time ago, my wife and I were sharing lunch with a very lovely Jewish couple. They mentioned having attended a Jewish Passover dinner the previous night. This piqued our curiosity, so we started conversing about the details. The next day, this conversation got me thinking about how during Easter, […]

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Does Science Support Christianity and the Bible?

(A study for: The Reason for God, chapter 6) Contents Introduction Are Science and Christianity in Conflict? The Age of the Earth Young Earth View Dinosaurs Old Earth View Radiometric Dating Carbon Dating Fossil Records So How Old is the Earth? Ever-Changing Science Miracles are Scientifically Impossible Origin of the Universe Origin of God (If […]

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A Christmas Scandal in Jerusalem! [NOTE: Through-out the text you will bracketed green text insertions that begin with the word “Discussion”. These are suggested discussion questions for interactive group settings.] Sermon: On a day much like this, approximately 2024[1] years ago, things were anything but peaceful in Jerusalem. The half a million or so inhabitants […]

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How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell?

(A study for: The Reason for God, chapter 5)   NOTE: Through-out the text you will bracketed green text insertions that begin with the word “Discussion”. These are suggested discussion questions for small group leaders, who would like to go through these topics in an interactive group setting.   Introduction “I don’t want to believe […]

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(A study for: The Reason for God, Chapter 4)   Introduction Many who have positive views on Christianity have often had previous encounters with loving and caring Christians. Conversely, some who find Christianity ridiculous, bad, or as something to eradicate often have this predisposition because they have experienced or observed injustices caused by people who […]

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Is Christianity Restrictive?

(A small-group study guide for: The Reason for God, Chapter 3)   [Ice breaker: For those of you who are married, how did you first know you were in love? Write down your answer and save it. Towards the end of this study, we’ll get back to it.]   Introduction Objections I have often heard about […]

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