Join me this spring (2019) as I study Forensic Faith by J. Warner Wallace. This will be the second apologetics study I’ve done that was created by J. Warner. This winter I led the Cold-Case Christianity study with a group of three men. It was a great study, and I’m sure this study will be just as helpful and insightful.
Each of us is called to make a case for the hope we have in Christ. (1 Peter 3:15)
God may not have gifted us all as evangelists or as preachers, but we have all been commanded to share the Gospel and Peter told us to be ready to make a defense to everyone who asks us about the hope we have.Forensic Faith
By J. Warner Wallace
In Forensic Faith, a veteran cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace helps you rethink and share your Christian beliefs. He teaches the principles investigators use to assist you in developing a clear, evidence-based faith. Learn why you have a duty to defend the truth and become a better communicator by learning the skills of professional case makers.
|Forensic Faith Participants Guide|
By J. Warner Wallace
In Forensic Faith, a veteran cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace helps you rethink and share your Christian beliefs. This eight-week companion guide to the Forensic Faith book, video, and curriculum kit takes you through the investigative techniques he learned as a homicide detective.
Using engaging questions for reflection and discussion, you’ll explore what you believe, why you believe it, and why God calls you to communicate the Bible’s truths to others as a Christian case maker.
This morning pastor spoke on 1 Peter 3:13-16. It is a reminder that persecution should be expected and not a surprise.
Freedom of religion is such a blessing in my country and we must continue to defend that freedom, and give a defense and reason for the hope we have in Christ Jesus.
How are you preparing? When the time comes the Holy Spirit will give you the words you need. But I contend that the fear of not being prepared stops so many people from even being on the field. Rid yourself of the excuses and prepare.
At the same time we must also continue in prayer for our brothers and sisters in countries that do not allow them to worship freely or openly. This is how we fight our battles, with prayer and fasting.
Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled , but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.
1 Peter 3:13-16 NASB
In order for the Resurrection of Jesus to be a late legend, the story would have to be both late and a legend. It is neither. It’s a lot harder to lie about something when people are still alive to expose the deception. The accounts of the Resurrection were written while people who would have known better could still fact-check them. Despite this truth, the earliest New Testament documents include the Resurrection story, and the record of the early Church fathers demonstrates that the account was not altered over time.