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  • Skepticism Or Commitment? Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 24 ratings

    You can read "What is truth?" as cynical skepticism, as playful intellectualism, as the plaintive cry of a battered soul, or as the hopeful sound of a hungry heart.

    It was our first Thanksgiving on our own; always before we had traveled to our parents, but now, with a baby in the house and with other responsibilities, we had elected to do it our own, complete with a full-fledged roasted turkey. Margaret had done a magnificent job. Brother turkey presented ...read more

  • Witnessing To The Skeptics

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 20, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    "The Communist was very sober. After reading a couple of other passages from God’s inspired Word, this young man was obviously very moved. His entire countenance had changed. He made a life-changing decision."

    Illustration: From Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ. "One day some years ago, I was speaking on a large university campus. A young radical student confronted me. I later discovered he was the head of the Communist Party on this big campus. He demonstrated and railed at me ...read more

  • The Honest Skeptic Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jun 16, 2004
    based on 84 ratings

    Nathaniel provides the example of the kind of honest skeptic Jesus delights in meeting, changing, and sending into ministry.

    Jesus and the Honest Skeptic John 1:43-51 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO A little preschooler came home from her first time at Sunday School. Mom wanted to know how things had gone and what the little girl thought about the experience. Mom ...read more

  • Skeptics Answered

    Contributed by Todd Riley on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 60 ratings

    Q Who knows the definition of the word “skeptic”? -it means to be disbelieving or unbelieving in regards to something -When I person says “I find that hard to believe” they are being skeptical -the attitude of the skeptic is “prove it to me” “change my mind” -other words for skepticism (which ...read more

  • Thomas, The Skeptic

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on May 1, 2011
    based on 24 ratings

    A look at doubt and faith

    One day a young mother came into her daughter’s room to find her busy with her crayons and paper. “What are you drawing?” she asked. Her daughter paused and said, “A picture of God.” Her mother smiled and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.” ...read more

  • Skepticism Or Cynicism

    Contributed by Bob Hager on Apr 26, 2001
    based on 77 ratings

    Our doubts can lead us to faith or away from faith.

    If I were to mention the names of certain Biblical characters to you and asked you to write down the first word that comes into your mind, it is doubtful that many of you would come up with similar words. If I were to mention the name of Judas many of you would write down the word betray or ...read more

  • Evangelizing Skeptics

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser, M. Div. on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 36 ratings

    As we gather for revival services, it is appropriate to ask ourselves, “How is it that the church (at large) has fallen on such lean times”? Churches everywhere are closing, and some that remain open find it nearly impossible to sustain themselves. Many

  • Confronting The Skeptics Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Jul 4, 2018

    Having dealt with many questions, and silencing His accusers, Jesus did not remain silent. He seized the opportunity to ask some questions regarding their view of Him.

    Confronting the Skeptics Mark 12: 35-40 Our text today immediately follows the question Jesus was asked by one of the scribes regarding the Greatest Commandment. Having pleased this particular scribe with His answer, the remainder of those present were reluctant to challenge Jesus any further. ...read more

  • Saving The Skeptic

    Contributed by Craig Sully on Apr 12, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    What can be done to reach those who, through their past, personal experiences, are hardened to the Good News of the Gospel

    Saving the Skeptic John 7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. 2 Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. 3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judæa, that thy disciples also may ...read more

  • Three Skeptics In The Word

    Contributed by Michael Monica on Jul 26, 2017

    Three Skeptics in the Word

    Three Skeptics INTRODUCTION. -- Many people have an idea that all skeptics are pretty much alike, and that they are all a pretty hard crowd. But if every one will study his Bible carefully he will find that this is not so. He will find that skeptics differ very widely from one another, and that ...read more

  • How To Witness To Skeptics

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 135 ratings

    Most of us do not witness because we are afraid of being hurt by skeptical people. Jesus gives us a great example of a blind man who overcame his fears and shared the truth of Christ’s love with the power of his personal testimony.

    How to Witness to Skeptics (John 9:1-41) Most of us do not witness because we are afraid of being hurt by skeptical people. Jesus gives us a great example of a blind man who overcame his fears and shared the truth of Christ’s love with the power of his personal testimony. Illustration:I was ...read more

  • Speaking Truth In A Skeptical Age

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on May 26, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    Speaking the truth in love is the needed standard in a post-Christian/post-modern world.

    Speaking Truth to a Skeptical World 1 Peter 3:15 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO If there were a patron saint of our age, a hero or symbol for the times, it might well be Pilate. The Roman politician did his best to find a way to not condemn ...read more

  • Easter: A Place For Honest Skeptics

    Contributed by Marty Boller on Apr 11, 2006
    based on 18 ratings

    Easter: Jesus is Risen. Yet can those who suffer from honest skepticism still find room in God’s House?

    A pastor is giving a children’s sermon on Easter Sunday morning. “Can anyone tell me what happened on Easter?” Silence. The pastor, persisting, asked again politely, “Now I know that someone here knows what happened on Easter a long, long time ago.” Again….total silence. “Finally, visibly ...read more

  • God Uses A Skeptic

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Aug 17, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Discover how God uses unlikely vessels, such as Sarah (who laughed at God), to accomplishment His work.

    To introduce this sermon the following can be done. • Walk to the platform and ask, “How many of you have heard of ‘Amazing Grace?’” (Most every hand will go up.) • Next say: “Amazing Grace is one of the most popular hymns of all time. God used a rather unlikely candidate to write that hymn.” ...read more

  • Skepticism Isn't Terminal

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Apr 17, 2007

    Faith is a journey from skepticism to certainty.

    Title: Skepticism Isn’t Terminal Text: John 20:19-31 Thesis: Faith is a journey from skepticism to certainty. Introduction There are many questions that are deeply troubling to me… (tongue in cheek) • What if your hot pocket is cold? Is it still a hot pocket or is it a cold ...read more