7 Questions Presentation

Summary

The word “Apologetics” is the word that is used for the reasons for the Christian faith. Our faith in Jesus is reasonable. In fact, it takes more faith to be an atheist than a Christian.

And yet our young people are wrestling with doubt. One study found that 40% of young people have their first doubts in junior high and 43% have those first doubts in high school. I almost walked away from my faith because of nagging questions.

In this seminar, we will answer 7 Questions that come up again and again.

“EXCELLENT WORK! Lots of work, I am sure, but you have done masterfully both in framing and collating the issues, and presenting them clearly and compellingly.”
Dr. David Gadoury, Cranston Christian Fellowship, Cranston, RI

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Presentation Outline

1. Without the Bible, how do we know that Jesus ever existed at all? Is the only evidence we have the gospels? Maybe the gospel writers made up this idea of Jesus. This session conclusively proves from nonbiblical sources that Jesus did exist.

2. Is the New Testament reliable as history? Well, maybe Jesus existed but we cannot trust the biographies of Jesus, can we? They are biased and copies from much later, right? This session proves that we can trust the biographies of Jesus as history.

3. Who is Jesus of Nazareth? Is Jesus really God? Or was he just a good man? Many people say that Jesus was a good man but not God. Did he claim to be God or did the disciples push that on him? Was he a revolutionary that people made into a Messiah? This session proves that Jesus did claim to be God.

4. Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Or did the disciples make up this story? If Jesus rose from the dead, it is the most sensational event in history. If he did not, Christianity crumbles. Which is it? In this session, we will look at the proof that Jesus rose from the dead.

5. Is Jesus really the only way? What about other religions? How can Christians be so narrow-minded? In today’s pluralistic society, many church members don’t believe that Jesus is the only way to God. Did Jesus really claim to be the only way? In this session, we will see that Jesus did in fact, claim to be the only way to God.

6. Why is there evil and suffering in this world? If God is all-powerful and all-loving, why doesn’t he stop all the pain? If God is all-loving and all powerful then why does evil exist? In this session, we will see a surprising answer from Jesus and realize how it is the only satisfying intellectual answer.

7. Why is there so much hypocrisy in the church? Why are there good nonChristians and terribly acting people who call themselves Christians? Why are there so many people who call themselves Christians who don’t act like it? Does this call into question what Jesus taught? In this session, we will find out that Jesus actually predicted hypocrisy and hated it.

“Chap’s content is facts-driven and Christ-centered, and his format is down to earth. I was impressed with Chap’s questions to hard questions during the audience Q&A time. I recommend this with confidence.”
Seth Rambikur, Youth Leader, Exeter Chapel, RI

Target Audience

This seminar is aimed at the whole church but is particularly suited for junior high and senior high students.  That means that it is perfect for everyone! Do not let just the youth come. It really is for the whole church.

Possible Formats

A Friday night-Saturday morning seems to work well. All day Saturday can work also.

Intended Outcome

Christians will realize that there are good answers to their questions. Non-Christians will hear the reasons for the Christian faith. Believers will be strengthened.

Expertise

Chap has taught a 32 week, high school apologetics leadership course for 10 years. He knows how to make issues simple, without being simplistic.

Testimonials

Chap seminar was exceptional! His Christ centered apologetic to the “7 questions every person has” rooted us in scripture, and focused our eyes on Christ.

Chap has literally spent a lifetime asking these questions, thinking about their answers, from scripture, and equipping youth, their parents, their churches, with the tools needed to answer the toughest objections to Christianity’s truthfulness. He has a gift for simplifying each area. I recommend his seminar to any pastor or church leader looking for reasons to help their church in growing to give the reason for the hope that we have.” – Bauer Evans, Sr. Pastor, Crossway Church, Franklin, MA.

 

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