Wondering What to Believe?
Does Nature Give Proof of God?8 Digging Deeper
Can I Hear God's Voice?8 Digging Deeper
- Does God Care About My Concerns?
- Best practices for a thriving relationship.
- God wants us to know Him
- Ways that God communicates to us today.
- God gives us scriptures through men.
- Life changing love letter from God.
- God provides us a way for a relationship with Him through Jesus.
- Are you too busy for God?
Can I Trust the Bible?7 Digging Deeper
- Is it possible for us to know if the Bible is true?
- The differences and similarities between faith and trust.
- The significance in the magnitude of New Testament manuscripts compared to other ancient manuscripts.
- How large numbers of discovered manuscripts support the authenticity of the Bible.
- Why do you think about the very small (.001) part of critical textual variations found in the New Testament?
- How has the Bible impacted your life?
- Do you trust the Bible?
Who is God?8 Digging Deeper
- God reveals himself throughout time so that people can worship the one true God.
- Evidences of the Existence of God.
- A God that always keeps his word.
- God’s ways above our ways.
- The Truth of God’s Nature.
- God is a loving, caring, beneficent God.
- A God that is God is long-suffering and forgiving.
- Striving to become more like God.
Who Am I?7 Digging Deeper
What is the Meaning of Life?7 Digging Deeper
- What is the meaning of your life? What is your purpose?
- How Jesus brings meaning to our lives.
- How does knowing Jesus will judge both the good and the bad in our lives impact the way we live?
- What do you make of the reading from Ecclesiastes 5:15?
- What do you want to be said about your life when you’re gone?
- How our understanding of the meaning of our life impact the way we live.
- What would you say was the meaning of the life you’ve lived so far?
Is there a Right and Wrong?7 Digging Deeper
- The different standards for determining what is right and what is wrong.
- Is it in our nature to know what is right and wrong?
- Is right and wrong discerned by each person for themselves or is it ultimately determined by a higher authority?
- What to do in a situation where two people have different beliefs on what is right and wrong?
- Is there a standard when determining what is right and wrong?
- Is the Bible is our absolute moral standard for topics such as honesty, sexuality, the value of human life?
- Do you believe you can determine with absolute certainly what is right and wrong?
Who Wrote the Bible?8 Digging Deeper
- The Truth in the Bible.
- The Origin of the Bible
- The single author behind the many writers in the Bible.
- God foreshadowing discoveries made in today’s world.
- Why people downplay the evidences in the Bible.
- Foreshadowing of Jesus in the Old Testament
- Using doubt as an excuse to not change.
- What it means to have faith in the Bible.
Why Does God Allow Evil?9 Digging Deeper
Does God Love Me?5 Digging Deeper
Do you trust the Bible?
Have you ever considered why so many trust the Bible? The Bible is unlike any other book in the world. It is a library of sixty-six books that purports to tell us about God, who he is and his nature and works in the world. The first part of the Bible, the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament, is the record of God creating the world, man’s sin and rebellion against God, and God forming a special people, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and giving them his instructions for life. For the next two millennia, God works with these people through their history, both good and bad, and promises them a Savior who will guide them in the ways of God. In the Old Testament are found some of the most spiritual devotions, prayers and praises ever written, as well as practical lessons on the joys of obeying God and the consequences for those who do not. Perhaps you are aware of some of the best-known stories found here like Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah and the ark, Joseph and his coat of many colors, Moses receiving the law at Mt. Sinai, the walls of Jericho falling down, David defeating Goliath with a sling and a stone, Jonah being swallowed by the big fish and Daniel surviving in the lions’ den.
The second part of the Bible, the New Testament, reports the fulfillment of God’s promises and prophecies in the birth, life, ministry, death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus of Nazareth. Recorded here is Jesus when he calls Peter and other followers, tells stories like the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son, works miracles like turning water into wine, walking on water, feeding thousands with a boy’s lunch of five fish and two small loaves of bread, and raises Lazarus from the dead. Careful and deliberate attention is focused on Jesus’ death on the cross, his burial and his resurrection from the tomb three days later. Here is the story of the followers of Jesus preaching and teaching of the good news about Jesus and offering forgiveness of sins and eternal life to all who would accept it.
Here is the story of the church, the people of God on earth. Special followers called apostles and friends of the apostles write letters to churches and individuals. These letters encourage believers in the faith, correct their teaching and relationship issues and urge them to follow God’s will in all things. The last book in the New Testament, the book of Revelation, contains letters to seven churches describing their strengths and weaknesses and Jesus’ praise of their faith and disapproval of their disobedience. Using picturesque descriptions, the writer details the future of the people of God and their ultimate victory and the destruction of all that oppose God.
The Bible is a universal book that speaks to the heart of man, no matter who he or she is, where they live or in which of the more than 2,200 translations they read it. Some of the greatest stories of faith are here, as well as some of the most tragic ones. Reading the Bible warms the heart, educates the mind and convicts the will. It describes a better way of life, a life of faith and trust, love, peace, kindness, forgiveness and joy that most people find consoling and comforting.
The Bible describes reality and real-world experiences. It is not a book of fiction imagined by man but a real-life story of truth and of God working in human lives and events.
Much of the Bible’s stories and events are reported and recorded by credible eyewitnesses, many of whom died for their faith. People do not die for what they know is a lie.
The Bible can be investigated. The records of history and archaeology confirm many of the details, people and events named in the Bible.
All of this adds up to create trust in the Bible and its message.