God’s Not Dead
Jesus taught us to love God with “all of our mind,” and Peter told us to be prepared to give the “reason” for the hope we have. We are doing this teaching because of:
- Rise of the voices of skepticism and unbelief: Richard Dawkins, Bill Mahrer, et al.
- Impact of the voices: 75% of this generation seem to abandon the faith after high school.
- Taunts/accusations of the skeptics:
- No evidence for God’s existence
- There is no such thing as good or evil
- The Bible can’t be trusted; Jesus never even lived…the Gospel is a fairy tale
- The church needs to learn the language of Apologetics – not just what, but why we believe
WEEK 1 – REAL FAITH ISN’T BLIND (Charles Kiefer and Brian Wendelberg): Faith is evidence-based and not a blind leap into the dark. We will explore what real faith is, and how science increasingly verifies the message of the Bible. Q and A to follow.
WEEK 2 – GOOD AND EVIL ARE NO ILLUSIONS (Reggie Roberson): The only viable explanation for good and evil is the existence of God. As Rice states in the book, “If there is no God, there is no such thing as evil. You can’t really explain the world that we live in without using the Biblical concepts of right and wrong…good and evil. The existence of evil is not evidence of God’s absence from the Universe, but evidence of His absence from our lives.”
WEEK 3 -THE WORD OF GOD IS S.H.A.R.P.E.R (Charles Kiefer): Though the Bible is under attack, we will demonstrate that it is the Same, Historically accurate, Archaeologically verified, has Reliable manuscripts, Prophetic, has had an Extraordinary impact, and is still Relevant.
WEEK 4 – LIFE IS NO ACCIDENT (Morgan Bates): The complexity of living things, especially demonstrated in the recent unlocking of the human genome, points to design and purpose. Atheism claims we were created by nothing for no purpose. Theism states just the opposite—we were created by God for a purpose!
WEEK 5 – LIVING PROOF (Guest Speaker after Campus Harvest): We will look at the fantastic evidence of the impact of the grace of God on the world, as well as the lives of people.
WEEK 6 – JESUS & THE RESURRECTION (Ron Lewis): The historical witness will provide for us first hand evidence for His existence—the life, the death, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.