Not Sorry – Apologetics

Date: October, 13, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM

1355 Jonestown Rd Winston Salem, NC 27103

“Does God exist?”  This isn’t a bad question to ask.  If you don’t know something, ask a question.  The use of apologetics isn’t being sorry – or apologizing – for our faith.  Apologetics is the defense of our faith.  If we are using Law and Gospel in our apologetic arguments, then the Spirit can use our witness to create and change faith.  However, it’s not a waste of time to learn apologetic arguments that don’t use Law and Gospel.  Just understand that if there is no Law and Gospel (you’re a sinner/Jesus died for your sins) then the purpose for your apologetic argument is to gain an audience for Law and Gospel.  In other words, apologetics is useful because Christianity isn’t irrational.  People can dismiss what you say, but there is nothing wrong with you saying it.

This Sunday we begin a study of apologetics.  Most of the arguments presented in this series will us Law and Gospel.  The vast majority of the content will be based on the two book series written by Mark Paustian, Prepared to Answer.  You check out a list of the topics the books address HERE and HERE.

How do we know that God exists?  Where can we start in the Bible?  Watch and find out!

Lesson 1 – Slides

Who are we to impose our will upon the next generation? Shouldn’t the next generation have the right to make their own choices in life? Using the apologetic approach to this question we’ll offer a Christian defense.

Lesson 2 – Slides

Can you believe whatever you want? I guess so, but can you do that and still be sincere without lying to yourself? We work through this objection to the Christian faith this morning following worship. This is the third lesson in our series – Not Sorry – Apologetics.

Lesson 3 – Slides

Are unanswered prayers really one of God’s greatest gifts, as a poet once wrote? There is an ache in our soul from times we have poured out our hearts to the Lord. Why doesn’t he answer? Are thoughts and prayers just a throw away line we say when we don’t know what to say?! We’ll work through the topic of prayer – even unanswered ones today in our study.

Lesson 4 – Slides

Can’t I learn about God on my own? Why do I need a church to get closer to God? “I can go for a walk at the end of the day and watch the sun set over the water and be close to my God.” This week we’ll answer the challenge to the Christian faith – why do we need organized religion.

Lesson 5 – Slides