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  • Skepticism Or Cynicism

    Contributed by Bob Hager on Apr 27, 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 more

  • Skepticism Or Commitment? Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 23 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 more

  • Evangelizing Skeptics

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Feb 16, 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

    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 are quick to place blame on social ills; I 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 more

  • The Honest Skeptic Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jun 17, 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 more

  • Witnessing To The Skeptics

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 21, 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 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 more

  • Thomas, The Skeptic

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on May 1, 2011
    based on 23 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.” more

  • Speaking Truth In A Skeptical Age

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on May 29, 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 more

  • Easter: A Place For Honest Skeptics

    Contributed by Marty Boller on Apr 12, 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 more

  • Skepticism Isn't Terminal

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Apr 18, 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 more

  • God Uses A Skeptic

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Aug 20, 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.” more

  • The Seeker, The Believer, And The Skeptic

    Contributed by Dwight Hord on Dec 21, 2011
    based on 9 ratings

    An Easter message to identify and challanges belivers to see what kind of believer we are. There are 3 types of believers... The Seeker, The Believer, and The Skeptic. Where do you fit?

    The Seeker, The Believer, and the Skeptic Text: John 20:1-9 Pastor Dwight L. Hord • The Seeker In Vs. 1 of John 20 we find Mary on 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.

  • Evidence That Demands A Verdict

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Apr 20, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Thomas responded to Jesus based on the evidence of His resurrection. We need to do the same.

    We are so glad that you’re here with us this morning to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. That event is without a doubt the single most significant and meaningful event in the history of mankind. But the significance of the resurrection is not just found in the gospel accounts of the events more