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Ten Reasons to Believe Real Christians Can Look Like They’re Not

Hypocrites. The word carries with it a sneer and a skeptical view of a person’s religious claims. In fact, religious people are still only people; people who are flawed, weak, and sometimes failing. The question is, can someone experience times of spiritual failure and still truly be a person of faith? In this course, we will examine ten converging lines…

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Ten Reasons to Believe in the Resurrection

A case could be made that the central premise of the Christian faith is that Jesus rose from the grave. To many, it is a claim that hovers somewhere between wishful thinking and foolish faith. It seems naive at best and preposterous at worst. But, is there good reason to believe in the resurrection? And, if so, what difference would…

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Ten Reasons to Believe in Christ Rather than Religion

We live in an extremely religious world—a world that can be very confusing, even bewildering. Is it enough to say that all beliefs are of equal value as long as you are sincere? Is there spiritual security in being a "religious" person? Or, is there a better way . . . a way that offers certainty and hope? In this…

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Ten Reasons to Believe in the Bible

In a world full of religious books, all claiming authority over the lives of the followers, is there good reason to believe the Bible is any different? Any better? Any more reliable? The source of spiritual authority we choose to commit our lives to will impact how we live and who we become. Learn in this series of studies why…

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The Da Vinci Code: Separating Fact From Fiction

The Da Vinci Code has been on the New York Times Bestseller List since its release and is one of the most widely read books of our time. This novel, however, is more than a page-turning murder mystery. The Da Vinci Code is a conspiracy theory that leaves many readers wondering whether everything they have believed about Christ and the Bible is wrong.…

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The Miracles of Jesus

In the history of the world, many religious leaders making stupendous claims have come and gone. Why then has the life and message of Jesus endured as it has? The biblical answer to this is that his claims were shown to be true by supernatural acts. This verification, the words he taught and the life he lived place him a…

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Ten Reasons To Believe In A God Who Allows Suffering

This study is intended to challenge us to wrestle with difficult issues of faith. The Bible calls us to "test all things" (1 Thessalonians 5:21), and we can do that because our faith is grounded in fact and well-reasoned thought. Difficult questions, such as, "Why God Allows Suffering," can find deep, soul-satisfying answers in the pages of Scripture, resulting in…

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Christian Evidences

Legacy Lecture Series

Christians are told to give an explanation for the hope they have in Christ and believers through the ages have prepared themselves accordingly for such a task. In this course, Dr. Victor Matthews introduces learners to apologetics as he shows the solid evidences for the Christian faith. Students will grapple with the relationship between faith and facts and understand the…

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Messianic Prophecy

Legacy Lecture Series

From the protoevangellum in Genesis 3:15, proceeding through the other various Old Testament covenants, God’s people anticipated the coming Messiah. Hundreds of prophecies were spoken, and those longing for God’s kingdom reign waited for the day when their King would establish the throne of David forever. Still, when Jesus, the promised Messiah arrived, He received a mixed reception. Some embraced…

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Exploring Approaches to Apologetics

Legacy Lecture Series

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (I Peter 3:15). Peter’s words ring true in today’s world. In this course, learners compare biblical, historical, and recent approaches to defending faith in God, Christ, and Scripture. The course emphasizes the apologetics of Peter among Jews in…

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