Cross-Examined

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Cross-Examined

Questions are good. Jesus asked a lot of them. In fact, the Gospels reveal that Jesus asked 307 questions, was asked 183 questions but only answered 8.

The reality is that many of us are afraid of questions, because either: We are embarrassed that we can’t answer them; or, We don’t know the answer.

This is especially true when it comes to our faith. Many of the people we see on a daily basis have a lot of questions about God, Jesus, and other matters of faith.

Your children have questions - and they don’t mind asking. Like, what happened to the dinosaurs? Are they in the Bible? What is heaven like? Or, where is it? How can we believe in someone we can’t see?

Lee Strobel - another lawyer turned preacher - was an atheist who decided to explore the claim of Christianity. He set out to apply the same legal standard applied to court cases, and fully expected to be able to disprove Christianity. He ended up being a believer. Here’s what he said about asking questions -

“If I had stopped asking questions, that’s where I would have remained."― Lee Strobel, "The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God"

In this sermon series, I’m going to take on some of the tough questions. The goal is not to absolutely convince you, but to help you think on your own, and be prepared to “defend your confidence in God when anyone asks you to explain it.”

Sermon Notes are found on the Park Avenue UMC App. Text paumcapp to 77977 to get a link to download the App.

  • Case: Does God Exist?

  • Case: Why Does God Allow Evil & Suffering?

  • Case: How Could God Send Someone To Hell?

  • Case: Why Should I Believe The Bible?

  • Case: Can a Christian Lose Their Salvation?

  • Case: Is It OK to Doubt?