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Reasons to Believe Your Bible

Reasons to Believe - The Place of Evidence in the Faith Equation






NOTE: Because of poor sound quality , no audio files are available of the Q&A session.


For the last week of this series, I asked a good friend, Dr. Tom Tribelhorn, director of doctoral studies for St. Petersburg Seminary, and author of "My Professor Says the Bible is a Myth" to share with us about the relationship between evidence and the Christian faith. In his message, Dr. Tom shows how Jesus used evidence in the life of Nicodemus to present him with his spiritual need. In addition to his presentation, the congregation generated a list of questions they had about the Christians faith which we used for a church-wide Question & Answer time with the doctor.

Reasons to Believe Your Bible - The Place of Evidence in the Faith Equation - Dr. Tom Tribelhorn - Audio - MP3
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Reasons to Believe - Personal Reasons




Imagine traveling with your family on summer vacation, your GPS mistakenly guided you through a gang infested area of Los Angeles. You hit a pothole, bursting your tire, leaving you stranded in the worst part of town. While examining your tire, six young men emerge from a nearby building and strut their way in your direction. Your adrenaline begins pumping as you try to imagine ways to protect your wife and children. You could be beaten or even killed in the next few moments. How would things change if you knew those young men just left a Bible study? At the end of the day, while there are many logical reasons to believe the Bible, the most powerful reasons is the Bible's ability to change our lives. In this study, we learn how the Bible goes about changing us and learn a practical strategy to let the Bible do its work in our lives.

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Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Personal Reasons - Manuscript - PDF
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Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Personal Reasons - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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Reasons to Believe - Providential Reasons

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Have you read The Da Vinci Code? It is currently the best selling novel of the twenty-first century. While the book is fiction, it claims that descriptions of all artwork, architecture and documents in the book are accurate. Dan Brown, the author, even suggests there were over 80 alternate gospels which were suppressed from the general public by church councils. It is only in recent years they were re-discovered and we can learn the true identity of Jesus. Is this true? While The Da Vinci Code is fiction, how much of it is historical fact? Were many alternate gospels barred from the public by secret church councils? How were the books in our Bible collected together? In this message, we learn the answer. Along the way, we discover a big difference between the Catholics and Protestants on this issue. This message is what you need to separate the facts and fiction in The Da Vinci Code.

Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Providential Reasons - Audio - MP3
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Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Providential Reasons - Manuscript - PDF
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Providential Reasons - Sermon Handout - PDF
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Providential Reasons - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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Reasons to Believe - Scientific Reasons




The cover story for the July 29, 2002 issue of U.S. News and World Report was titled, "The New Reality of Evolution: Where we came from and where we are going." The article went on to say evolution is no longer considered a theory but it is accepted as a fundamental fact of biology; that science has confirmed virtually all of Darwin's postulates; the only evidence against evolution is the general publics unwillingness to believe it. Is evolution an established scientific fact or is their data proponents of evolution conveniently ignore? This message enters into the creation-evolution debate and shows some of the little known problems with Darwin's theory. Interacting directly with high school biology text books, we discover problems with evolution in the fields of geology, biology and mathematics.

Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Scientific Reasons - Audio - MP3
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Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Scientific Reasons - Manuscript - PDF
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Scientific Reasons - Sermon Handout - PDF
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Scientific Reasons - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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Reasons to Believe - Christological Reasons




Which stories in the Bible feel too spectacular to be true? Was Jonah really in the belly of a great fish for three days? Was there a literal world-wide flood that only Noah and his family survived? Did God create a literal Adam and Eve or is that a spiritual story and we actually evolved? Surprisingly, Jesus teaches us how we should understand these and many other Old Testament stories. Join Pastor Kurt as we learn that if we can trust Jesus to be our savior, we can trust Jesus to be our teacher about this book.

Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Christological Reasons - Audio - MP3
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Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Christological Reasons - Manuscript - PDF
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Christological Reasons - Sermon Handout - PDF
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Christological Reasons - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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Reasons to Believe - Prophetic Reasons




Walking through the checkout line at Wal-Mart, you can't help but read them; they are the tabloids. Using bold headlines to catch your eye, they are magazines with predictions about the future. Do any of their claims come true? Statistics tell us the predictions of the tabloids are wrong over 92% of the time, but many keep reading them in hopes they might be right. The Bible also has contains bold prophecies, but its acceptable margin of error is zero. What has the Bible prophesied about the future that took place? What does this prophesy teach us about God, the author of the book? Join Pastor Kurt as we learn Prophetic Reasons We Can Trust The Bible.

Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Prophetic Reasons - Audio - MP3
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Prophetic Reasons - Quicktime and IPhone Audio - M4A
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Prophetic Reasons - Manuscript - PDF
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Prophetic Reasons - Sermon Handout - PDF
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Prophetic Reasons - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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Reasons to Believe - Historical Reasons




In Already Gone, a study of American 20 year olds who grew up in the church, Ken Hamm and Britt Beemer reveal the startling truth that church kids are more likely to reject their Bible and develop an anti-church bias than young adults who have no church background whatsoever. What is causing this mass rejection of the faith? One reason is the rapid erosion of confidence in Bible history in our colleges and universities. As young adults are forced to reclassified their Bible history as fantasy because of historical facts, their faith is also reclassified as a farce. Is it true that archeology is proving the Bible is wrong? In this study we learn the facts behind our Old and New Testament Bible history that our young adults need to know. We discover the blatant bias of the academic world against biblical truth. Capturing fresh research, this study reveals earth-shattering new evidence that is turning the archaeological world on its head and why many scholars are now forced to admit the Bible was right all along.

Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Historical Reasons - Audio - MP3
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Historical Reasons - Quicktime and IPhone Audio - M4A
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Historical Reasons - Manuscript - PDF
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Historical Reasons - Sermon Handout - PDF
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Historical Reasons - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF

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Reasons to Believe - Logical Reasons




In our postmodern world, consensus is more important than opinion. What most people believe is considered the truth. For centuries the Bible was considered the Word of God by popular opinion. Today, it popular culture believes the Bible is based on fantasy more than factual reality. In this first message of the series, Pastor Kurt examines the logical implications of what the Bible claims for itself and the impossibility of considering the Bible a good book mixed with errors.

Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Logical Reasons - Audio - MP3
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Logical Reasons - Quicktime and IPhone Audio - M4A
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Logical Reasons - Manuscript - PDF
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Logical Reasons - Sermon Handout - PDF
Reasons to Believe Your Bible - Logical Reasons - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF

The mystery answer in the Small Group Worksheet is: Luke, who wrote the Gospel of Luke, did not know he was writing Scripture under inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
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