Tuesday, April 8, 2014

sunday notes

How we are to defend the faith:   

a)  With cheerfulness (24:10; 26:2) (Lu 6:23; 21:13; 1 Pet 2:9)
b)  With respect (24:10; 26:2-3) (Rom 13:1-7; 1 Pet 3:15)
c)  With our personal story (26:9ff)(Luke 21:13; Phil 3:3-11)
d)  With confidence in God’s word (24:14-15; 26:6)(Luke 24:26-27,44)
e)  With a good conscience  (24:16) (1 Pet 3:16; Titus 2:7-10)
f)  With persuasion (24:25; 26:18-20, 29)(Prov 11:30; 2 Cor 5:20; Jude 1:3)
g)  With endurance (24:22-27; 26:24) (1 Cor 15:58) 


“Snarkiness has no place in Christian apologetics.”  (Chris Travis)  

“Religious experience occurs in the sanctuary, but its claim to truth has to be tested in the public world of facts.” (Lesslie Newbigin)  

“If your souls were not immortal, and you in danger of losing them, I would not speak this way to you; but the love of your souls constrains me to speak...” (George Whitefield)

"Fallen man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs improvement: he is a rebel who must lay down his arms." (C S Lewis, Mere Christianity)

Get started reading in apologetics...

  • Blomberg, Craig L.  “Jesus of Nazareth: How Historians Can Know Him and Why It Matters.” blacksburgchristianfellowship.org > About BCF > Rersources > Recommended reading > "Jesus and History"
  • Keller, Tim.  The Reason for God.
  • Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity
  • Wallace, Warner.  Cold-case Christianity.

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