I have been helping us prepare to share (faith, grace, forgiveness, eternal life…) with people during Fur Rondy. What a platform! People from the corners of Anchorage, people from the villages of Alaska, people from other nations. These are descending on our city. We don’t even have to travel. While preparing myself, additional to you, I have been listening to the Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ. Wednesday night, tomorrow, we will have a crash course on the last 3 sessions listed below (numbers 4-6 – 42 minutes with time for expressing “what helped me the most”). Here’s what helped me the most in viewing them again today (I believe you should see these regularly, you pick up valuable presentation ideas each time): the disciples saw the Risen Lord; and they were willing to die to get the news out. Here’s what we easily do: we like the promise of eternal life. We like our family to know it. Then we go on to other pursuits and leave other people without this convincing story. And this story determines the eternal destination of every person on the planet. This message is not just for ME! I need to ask God to light my tail with the same determination that drove the first Christians to abandon comfort to give the message to those who didn’t even want to hear. They have to hear! It was that important… and still is. There is the greatest reward, here and hereafter, to those who fulfill the greatest love of God – seeing people informed and won to the Kingdom of God.
Next week on Wednesday, after dinner, Bill Thomas will give us a crash course in Sharing Your Faith Without Fear. I will provide a short list of many of the questions and objections you may hear as we have a table set up in the Midtown Mall (formerly the Sears Mall).
Come and gain skill in sharing Christ.
The topics in The Case for Christ:
- The investigation of a lifetime. Why is it critical for you to investigate the claim that Jesus is the son of God and the savior? “It doesn’t matter how you get there.”
- Eyewitness evidence. What do eyewitnesses prove to us about Jesus? Cover his ministry and DBR.
- Evidence outside the Bible. What is said about Jesus and the faith of his followers from non-biblical sources? What do those imply?
- Analyzing Jesus. Strobel said, “after all, a roving apocalyptic preacher from the first century could make no demands on me.” People say the Jesus on the pages of the ‘gospels’ is a legendary invention developed over the years. How would you counter that idea? What kind of man was he? What made him unique?
- Evidence for the Resurrection. Describe the evidence we have that Jesus died, that he was buried, and that he was raised from the dead.
- Reaching your verdict. There are examples of circumstantial evidence cited. Which one helps you the most? Another factor mentioned, is evidence of changed lives even to this day. What does this show? And how has it impacted your life? Use the opposite page to draft your own personal testimony and help someone consider Christ entering into their own life.
“I say unequivocally that the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ is so overwhelming that it compels acceptance by proof which leaves absolutely no room for doubt. “Sir Lionel Luckhoo. The greatest lawyer who ever lived.