Who is Jesus? Son of God, or Good Moral Teacher? – Romans 1:1-4 – 10/28/18 p.m. sermon

Speaker: Justin P. Sivley
“I am ready to accept that Jesus of Nazareth was a good moral teacher, but I cannot believe that he was the son of God.” How many times have Christians heard such a statement?  So, just who is Jesus?  It’s an important question.  As we study, we find out what the Bible teaches about this very question, and even find that there is a fundamental problem with the idea Jesus being either a good moral teacher or the Son of God.
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The Love of Money – 1 Timothy 6:6-12 – 10/28/18 a.m. sermon

Speaker: Justin P. Sivley
$1.6 billion is a lot of money.  And someone in our very own state of SC won the Mega Millions lottery just a short time ago.  The mere existence of the lottery is indicative of one of man’s most primal desires, the desire to have more.  The desire is a trap that has caught so many in its snare, and it is a trap that Christians must be aware of.

Did Jesus Rise From The Dead? – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 – 10/21/18 p.m. sermon

Speaker: Justin P. Sivley
Why even bother asking as question like this?  Don’t we know that Jesus rose from the dead?  Our faith is based on Christ rising from the dead, and yet, there are some who do not believe that Christ really was resurrected, but simply that the disciples believed it to be so.  In this lesson, we examine some evidence that should shows us that Christ did in fact rise from the dead.

Did the New Testament Writers Tell the Truth? – 2 Peter 1:16-18 – 10/14/18 p.m. sermon

Speaker: Justin P. Sivley
Though it is evident that the New Testament documents are early and written by eyewitnesses, there is still skepticism among many about whether or not the New Testament writers actually reported events as they happened.  Some believe that the stories of miracles and of Christ’s resurrection are embellishments, invented as part of a Christian mythology by the early believers.  As we study together in this lesson, we will begin to see a number of reasons why that is not a reasonable belief, but that it is most logical to believe that the New Testament writers were telling the truth.

The Historical Reliability of the New Testament (part 2) – 2 Peter 1:16-18 – 9/30/18 p.m. sermon

Speaker: Justin P. Sivley
Many skeptics argue that we cannot trust the New Testament documents to be accurately telling the truth about Jesus and the church. We can answer those charges by examining several lines of evidence regarding the historical reliability of the New Testament.  In this lesson, we consider whether or not the New Testament contains eyewitness testimony, and then examine how we can know that the New Testament as we have it is an accurate translation of what was written in the first century.