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  • The Method Of A Historian Series

    Contributed by Jeff Foster on May 7, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 974 views

    This sermon serves as introduction to Luke-Acts. It is an expository treatment of Luke 1.1-4 and addresses the reliability of the gospel.

    The Method of a Historian Luke 1.1-4 Jeff Foster (Cortez, Colorado) In the Alamo hangs a portrait of a man who had not even been born when the battle of the Alamo was fought. This inscription is posted under the portrait: "James Butler BonhamCno portrait of him exists. This portrait is ...read more

  • Historian Distorts Past In Pursuit Of Anti-Christian Animus

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Oct 19, 2010
     | 855 views

    Historian Distorts Past In Pursuit Of Anti-Christian Animus

    In the 4/19/10 edition of USA Today, religious antiquarian Phillip Jenkins, by comparing extremist Islam with assorted atrocities committed in the name of Christianity over the centuries, details from an historical perspective how any religion can be co-opted in the name of violence. Though his ...read more

  • Who Is This Jesus? Series

    Contributed by Randy Hamel on Jan 21, 2008
     | 728 views

    Examines the external evidence (historians, early church fathers, matryrs) and the external evidence for Jesus existence. Teaches us to be humble and serve like Jesus did.

    What we Believe Series – Part 3 Who is this Jesus? – Phil. 2:3-11 NLT (Acknowledgement: Dr. Henry Schorr, Centre St. Church, Calgary AB - His What We Believe Series) . We have been in a series the last couple of weeks called ‘What we believe.’ The last couple of weeks we have looked at God ...read more

  • "A New Thing" (Black History)

    Contributed by Charles R. Swindoll on Sep 13, 2006
    based on 294 ratings
     | 117,426 views

    History is the study of the human past. The past has left many traditions, folk tales, and works of art, archaeological objects, and books and written records of our accomplishments. Historians have been recording the events of history since the Phoenicia

    Biblical Text: Isaiah 43: 18-19 “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” History is the study of the human past. The ...read more

  • Running Out The Snakes

    Contributed by Kenneth Tankersley on Jun 13, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,067 views

    NOTICE WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT ISLAND OF MELITA. PAUL, ALONG WITH THE MARINERS ARE WET AND COLD, HISTORIANS VERIFY IT WAS PROBABLY IN OCTOBER AND THE COLD WET RAIN ALONG WITH THE SWIMMING ASHORE, MADE THEM WET AND VERY COLD. THE PEOPLE OF THE ISLAND HAD K

    RUNNING OUT THE SNAKES 6/14/09 TEXT: ACTS 28: 1--6 INTRODUCTION: ALL THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE I HAVE FOUND NOTHING GOOD WRITTEN ABOUT SNAKES. 1. FROM THE FALL OF MANKIND IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN, TO THE VERY LAST MENTION OF SNAKES IN THE WORD OR GOD, I FIND NO FAVORABLE MENTION. 2. THEREFORE I ...read more

  • The Legacy Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on Apr 17, 2008
     | 2,552 views

    If I were a historian I could probably take you back through the last 2000 years to demonstrate the difference Christ and his followers have made in the world. I could talk about how world poverty has been stemmed because of non-profit organizations begun

    I’m guessing most of you have seen the classic Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. In the movie, Stewart plays George Bailey who has inherited the Bailey Building and Loan, and survives Black Tuesday in October 1929. Later his absentminded uncle misplaces $8000 and George ...read more

  • Who Was Jesus Really? Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Apr 30, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,976 views

    An overview of contemporary study of the historical Jesus and a look at who Jesus believed himself to be.

    Who was Jesus really? Not just who do Christians think Jesus was or who do I think Jesus was, but who did Jesus himself think he was? The question of the identity of Jesus is a question that continues to spark incredible interest among people. Last Monday night I went to Borders Books and Music ...read more

  • "The Heart Of Christmas” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Dec 22, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,481 views

    The heart of Christmas must remain at the heart of all we are about as believers.

    At this time of the year, as well as the year to come, we who know the reason for the season must resolve, even as Paul did, to preach “Jesus Christ as Lord.” Jesus is the heart of Christmas, and honoring Him and exalting Him must be at the heart of everything we do. It is in this spirit that I ...read more

  • Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead? Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on May 14, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 1,517 views

    Six historical facts surrounding Jesus’ death, six alternate explanations, and compelling evidence to believe the resurrection of Jesus best explains these six facts.

    When I was a junior in high school (quite a few years ago!), one of my best friends became a Christian. Because I was an atheist at the time and because my friend Paul had been one of my partying buddies, I gave him a really hard time about his newfound faith in Jesus. I remember going up to him ...read more

  • Did Jesus Really Exist? Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Apr 23, 2001
    based on 58 ratings
     | 2,052 views

    Four non-Christian historical witnesses to the existence of Jesus.

    Every child grows up believing in imaginary characters. Whether it’s a character associated with a holiday or cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse, childhood is filled with imaginary people. We can see it in how many kids think superheroes like Superman are real. We can see it in how many kids have ...read more

  • Is The New Testament Reliable Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Apr 3, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,530 views

    The New Testament is the best source of historical information from the time period of Jesus and it stands the test of scutiny. Therefore it is not only reliable it is the most reliable document of its kind!

    Is the New Testament a reliable source of information? The four gospels (Matthew, mark, Luke and John) give us a biography for the life of Jesus and they provide us with a wealth of information. One statement that I heard just recently is that the gospels were written as a way to communicate faith ...read more

  • A Reason For Our Hope

    Contributed by Carl Allen on May 2, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,845 views

    What is the reason for your hope. Are you relying on God to carry you through or are you counting on the false hopes of the world to carry you through?

    "A REASON FOR OUR HOPE" INTRODUCTION 1. In 1 Peter 3:15, we find Peter giving the following command: "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;" 2. Here we ...read more

  • Was Jesus God? Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jan 7, 2013
     | 3,546 views

    In this sermon, we examine the evidence for the historicity of Jesus and the evidence of Jesus' divinity.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of a boy who came home from Sunday School and was asked by his father what he had learned that day in Sunday School. 1. “Well, dad, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he ...read more

  • Can Anyone Find A Trumpet?

    Contributed by Glenn Robinson on Aug 23, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,250 views

    This sermon uses archeology, statistics, and tests of ancient documents to prove the reliability of the Bible.

    In Biblical times they blew a trumpet as a call to war. I COR 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle ? The Church needs to give a clear, concise message about the Bible. Can anyone find a Trumpet ? Its time to blow the trumpet. The ...read more

  • What History Says About The Resurrection

    Contributed by Rick Macdonald on Aug 8, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 1,814 views

    With the risk of being miserable, why would a group of intelligent, rational individuals ever believe in the resurrection?

    What History says about the Resurrection April 2000 1 Corinthians 15:16-19 - For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; 17and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. 18Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. ...read more