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    October 15, 2017
    John - That You May Believe Scripture:
    John 6:33-59
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    John 6 beautifully illustrates a very typical pattern in the Fourth Gospel. After a significant event is narrated, discussion with either the Jews or the would-be disciples follows. Their misunderstanding opens the way f...
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John - That You May Believe
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
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58 mins 9 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Jews traveling between Judea and Galilee usually avoided Samaria, a land they considered defiled by Gentile intermarriage and religious syncretism. Rather than walking on impure soil, they descended the mountains surrounding Jerusalem to the Jordan Plain, journeyed along the eastern shore of the Jordan River, and then turned west into Galilee. Jesus, however, chose a direct route from Jerusalem to Cana, which took him through the Samaritan town of Sychar. He had a providential appointment with a woman battered by life and plagued with the consequences of sinful choices. Jesus was going to show that all people need to know and respond to the gospel.
Ready Defense
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.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
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55 mins 20 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - John the Baptist makes his final appearance in the Gospel and utters his most significant exhortation to his followers regarding the person of Jesus. He is the Son of God who must increase. John is going to teach us this morning why and how Jesus must increase in our lives.
Ready Defense
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”.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
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48 mins 59 secs
Speaker: John Moon - There are many wonderful verses in the Bible about God’s love, but few come close to describing His great love as succinctly and powerfully as John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” Jesus has just finished explaining to the Jewish religious leader, Nicodemus, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. Jesus Christ came into the world to save people. On the heels of Jesus’ discussion with the Nicodemus, John helps us to see what makes it possible for someone to have eternal life. May the Lord help us to see the love of God that moves toward us even when our greatest sinfulness is exposed in the Light of Christ.
Ready Defense
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?
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
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51 mins 2 secs
Speaker: Danny Brooks - Have you ever met someone going through a midlife crisis? While we may joke about middle-aged men suddenly purchasing a hot sports car or middle-aged women diving into a new career, the internal pressure behind these changes is real. Often, people going through such a crisis have a sense that everything they’ve been living for is empty. It’s a scary thing to evaluate our lives and realize we are coming up short. What if you’ve not only worked hard at family, career, and community life, but devoted your yourself to religion and truth, morality and holiness, and still feel like you are coming up short? And what if someone steps into your path and says, “Your system of faith is fatal to your soul. If you don't change radically, you will not see Heaven”? It’s more than a midlife crisis when you are told that the pillars of your relationship with God are seriously flawed. But that’s the nature of the conversation Nicodemus experiences with Jesus. We, like Nicodemus, must come to terms with Jesus statement, "You must be born again." We cannot trust in our pedigree or performance if we expect to see the Kingdom of Heaven. Only by faith in Jesus Christ and His death on the cross can any person hope to experience the new birth Jesus speaks of in this passage. Jesus calls us to receive this truth and to believe it.
Ready Defense
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
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36 mins 44 secs
Speaker: Will Galkin
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
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42 mins 14 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The gospel account moves from a wedding in Cana to the temple in Jerusalem at Passover. The careful description of Jesus at the wedding feast with the imagery of purification and celebration now confront the reader as they watch him enter the temple. While he was willing to maintain his “guest” status at the wedding, Jesus was not willing to remain a guest at the temple, his Father’s house. All of this is set in the context of revealing his glory and restoring the Father’s honor. Jesus cleanses the temple and predicts its supersession with his own crucified and resurrected body. Jesus would be the new temple, the new meeting point between God and man. May the Lord help us to recognize the eclipsing glory of Christ manifested in this text.
Ready Defense
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