Summary: Gods not dead
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God’s Not Dead: Welcoming Unbelievers
This is sermon three in our series based on a great movie about a college student who must defend his belief in God in his philosophy class.
In our first two messages about the film, we asked the questions "Where Is God When Life Falls Apart?” and “Is Our Faith Blind?”
In this message, I want to talk about how to handle doubters or unbelievers.
I believe that every christian should know how to talk to skeptics
As believers we should welcome conversations with doubters
it is questions about truth that leads people to a conviction about what is actually true.
In this message I want to present some facts and attempt to eliminate some apparent contradictions that doubters might bring up
I also think that as Christians those who know the truth that I’ve got some things to share with you about welcoming the doubters and unbelievers to conversations
The movie Gods not dead hits on some very important aspects of faith,
confronts some difficult questions that can seem almost impossible to answer but that we should all embrace. And learn how to answer these questions
sometimes we who believe can unintentionally convey the wrong attitude toward unbelievers one that may be judgmental and kind discourage them
We all need to be open-minded.
Remember, all of us were unbelivers too at one time
Maybe not in a not believing in God kind of way because I've always known the truth
But we all still needed some type of convincing proofs. In order to come to Christ
let’s look at one of greatest doubters in the New Testament and see what we can learn from him
Doubting” Thomas the Apostle.
Turn with me to
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
In this passage we read about Thomas, also called Didymus
one of the greatest questioners of all.
A man who had to have proof!
We should all respect that.
Thomas is sometimes unfairly judged because 10 witnesses testify to seeing a risen Jesus, but he will not believe them unless he has solid evidence.