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Ready Defense

Ready Defense

July 2017 - August 2017
We are gathered together as a church because we believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son. We believe that Jesus Christ walked this earth 2000 years ago, was crucified and was raised from the dead. We believe that Jesus sits at the right hand of the throne of God and as Lord will judge the World. This is countercultural! Everything about Jesus Christ runs contrary to the naturalism, materialism, individualism and inclusivism of our present age. The faithful Christian should not be surprised by the pushback of the culture, but rather expect it. So, be prepared as 1 Peter 3:15 exhorts us, “always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” This study through apologetics and the answering the critical questions of skeptics is designed to equip our church to better share our faith.
Pastor Will Galkin
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
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36 mins 39 secs
Speaker: Will Galkin - Being ready to defend your faith is more than just a set of organize arguments. It is much deeper than that. Greg Koukl, in his book Tactics has done a wonderful job of helping the Christian come up with thoughtful questions to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ. He calls his strategy of using questions the Colombo Tactic.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
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40 mins 27 secs
Speaker: Jotham Manoranjan - It is often said, the best defense is a good offense. Over the last few weeks we has spent time looking at various objections and questions that are raised of Christians. While we can wait for someone to engage in a dialogue with us, often times Christians can take the initiative too; but where do we begin in a world where everyone seems to have their own version of spirituality. Today we are going to look at some fundamental questions that we can ask of people as we begin these conversations. These questions can allow us to understand what people believe and why they believe it. Furthermore, it can give us an opportunity to present the Christian view. The questions seek to uncover their “worldview”.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
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38 mins 34 secs
Speaker: Jotham Manoranjan - One professor said “In teaching apologetics and philosophy of religion for many years, we have found that students worry more and are embarrassed by Christianity’s “un-American” exclusivist claims than about any other aspect of their religion. In an age of toleration and pluralism, the most popular argument against the Christian religion seems to be simply that it is only one of many religions. The world is a big place, ‘differing strokes for different folks,’ ‘live and let live,’ ‘don’t impose your values on others.’” Is Christianity just one among many other religions? Do all religions lead to God?
Pastor Will Galkin
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
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36 mins 44 secs
Speaker: Will Galkin
Pastor Will Galkin
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
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33 mins 25 secs
Speaker: Will Galkin - The moral argument begins with the fact that all people recognize some moral code (that some things are right, and some things are wrong). We sense this most when injustice happens to us or we are stirred injustice of others. Every time we argue over right and wrong we appeal to a higher law that we assume everyone is aware of, holds to, and is not free to arbitrarily change. Right and wrong imply higher standard or law, a law requires a lawgiver. Because the Moral Law transcends humanity, this universal law requires a universal lawgiver. This, it is argued, is God. http://www.reasonablefaith.org/moral
Pastor Will Galkin
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
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31 mins 22 secs
Speaker: Will Galkin - While there are a number of arguments for the existence of God, we are going to look at the Kalam Cosmological Argument for God. Do not be put off by the name. In fact, you probably don’t even want to use that name when talking to other people. The foundation of this argument comes at us on the commonsense level. “It is based on an instinct of mind that we all share: the instinct that says everything needs an explanation. Nothing just is without a reason why it is. Everything that is has some adequate or sufficient reason why it is.” So what is the Kalam Cosmological Argument? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CulBuMCLg0&feature=youtu.be
Pastor Will Galkin
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
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34 mins 7 secs
Speaker: Will Galkin - We are gathered together as a church because we believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son. We believe that Jesus Christ walked this earth 2000 years ago, was crucified and was raised from the dead. We believe that Jesus sits at the right hand of the throne of God and as Lord will judge the World. This is countercultural! Everything about Jesus Christ runs contrary to the naturalism, materialism, individualism and inclusivism of our present age. The faithful Christian should not be surprised by the pushback of the culture but rather expect it. So be prepared as 1 Peter 3:15 exhorts us, “always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.”