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Why I am a Christian. Why I am a Christian. The 3 questions: Where did I come from? What am I doing here? Where am I going?. Came from nothing - Going to nothing. Life has no purpose Life alone has purpose. Came from something - Going to something. Life has purpose, But for what?.

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Why i am a christian

Why I am a Christian


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Why I am a Christian

The 3 questions:

Where did I come from?

What am I doing here?

Where am I going?


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Came from nothing -

Going to nothing

Life has no purpose

Life alone has purpose

Came from something -

Going to something

Life has purpose,

But for what?


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If we have come from nothing, then…

How do we differentiate

between honor & horror?


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The answers begin…

“In the beginning

God created

the heavens and the earth.”

Genesis 1: 1


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But, how about the non-believer?

“what may be known

about God

is plain to them.”

Romans 1: 18-20


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The whole universe testifies

“The heavens declare

the glory of God.”

Psalm 19: 1-6


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Does the Creator have anything to do with me?

“What is man that You

are mindful of him?”

Psalm 8: 3-9


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Do I have any responsibilitytoward the Creator?

“The law of the LORD

is perfect.”

Psalm 19: 7-10


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Then sin is going against theLaws of the Creator

“By them

is your servant warned;

in keeping them

there is great reward.”

Psalm 19: 11-14


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Then where do I learn more about this Creator?

“all Scripture

is God breathed.”

II Timothy 3: 16

The Holy Bible


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The Holy Bible

The word gives life

Deuteronomy 8: 3

The word is flawless

Psalm 18: 30-31

The word is true, right,

power for creation

Psalm 33: 4-6


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The Holy Bible

The Holy Spirit’s inspiration

II Peter 1: 19-21

The word power

for creation & destruction

II Peter 3: 5-7

The New Testament is Scripture

II Peter 3: 15-16


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The Holy Bible

Is the Bible really

what it claims to be?

The Word of God?

How can we be sure?


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The Holy Bible

3500 years of preservation

Written over ~1500 years

From Moses (~1400BC)

to John (~100AD)

~40 different writers – one Author!


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The Holy Bible

Is the Bible we have today

the same as God’s

original revelation?

Were the words Jesus spoke

accurately recorded as the NT?


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The Holy Bible

“No archaeological discovery

has ever contradicted

a Biblical reference.”

Nelson Glueck – Jewish archaeologist

If Bible is accurate historically

& archaeologically,

then spiritually…


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The Holy Bible

Originals –

papyrus, parchment, vellum

Manuscripts – copies of originals

NT – more manuscript evidence

than for any book in history


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The Holy Bible

Time gaps –

NT – Christ, 33AD – MSS, 300AD

OT – Malachi, 400BC –

MSS, 900AD

(until 1947 – then MSS, 200BC)


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The Holy Bible

  • Are we confident in the

  • translations of the Bible?

  • Letters of early church fathers

  • Look at your Bible’s preface to

  • see the method of translation


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The Holy Bible

  • What about other ‘revelations?’

  • If revealed by the same God,

  • then what should be evident?


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The Holy Bible

  • If the Bible is God’s Word, then:

  • It is ALL God’s Word

  • It is eternally applicable

  • It can never be contradicted

  • by “new” knowledge

  • We can’t pick & choose

  • which parts we want to live by


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“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Heb 11:1

If I can accept

“In the beginning

God created the heavens

and the earth.”

Then…


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God’s story in the Bible

A perfect creation

A fallen world

A separation

Romans 5: 12

Original sin

Original grace


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God’s story in the Bible

God continually reaching out

to bring us back to Him

How do we fix this separation?

Job 9: 33

Job 16: 18-21

Job 19: 25


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God’s story in the Bible

Who will bridge the gap?

WE can’t do it, it HAS to be FROM God TO us


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The prophecies begin

A virgin birth – Isaiah 7: 14

Mighty God - Isaiah 9: 6

In Bethlehem – Micah 5: 2

Line of David - Isaiah 9: 7

Isaiah 11: 1-3

Jeremiah 23: 5


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The prophecies begin

Father/Son – Psalm 2: 7

Yet equal – Psalm 110: 1

Proverbs 30: 4

Suffering Servant - Isaiah 52: 13-14

Punished for us - Isaiah 53: 2-12


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The prophecies begin

In an unheard-of manner

Psalm 22: 1

Psalm 22: 6-7

Psalm 22: 14-18

The Messiah, Anointed One

Savior, Redeemer, God with us

Perfect sacrifice


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The prophecies fulfilled

Jesus – Yeshua - Salvation

John 1: 1-5, 14

A Son - John 3: 16

Yet, the Father – John 14: 9-10

Mighty God – John 8: 58

The perfect sacrifice – John 1: 29


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“Are you the one…?”

Is Jesus of the Bible real?

Validity of the Bible

Extra-Biblical evidence

“or should we expect

someone else?” Matthew 11: 1-15

The fulfillment of – Isaiah 61: 1-2


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John the Baptist

Even the prophecies of the prophet were true!

Malachi 3: 1, 4: 5

Matthew 3: 1-3

Isaiah 40: 3


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“Are you the one…?”

Discountable events

Jewish laws & culture

Rejection, then belief

Testimony of women

OT prophecies fulfilled

Food doesn’t matter???Romans 14: 17-21


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Jesus of the Bible

  • Born of a virgin

  • Born without sin,

  • lived a sinless life

  • John 8: 46

  • II Corinthians 5: 21

  • Hebrews 4: 15

  • Hebrews 2: 14-18


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Jesus of the Bible

  • Jesus – fully God, fully man

  • Isaiah 45: 5

  • Mark 2: 5-7, 8-11

  • Colossians 1: 19-20

  • Colossians 2: 9-10

  • And here’s the test…

  • I John 2: 22-23

  • I John 4: 2-3


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Jesus - Crucified

It was prophesied

Luke 24: 45-49

Psalm 16: 9-11

To all nations

Isaiah 49: 5-6

To overcome the impossible

Colossians 2: 13-15


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Jesus – the way to God

“Unless I go away…”

John 14: 28

John 16: 7

Another step back

to God’s original plan

Revelation 21: 1-3


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Jesus – Resurrected!

“I am the resurrection

and the life.”

Philippians 3: 10-11

Christianity hinges

on the resurrection

Romans 10: 9

I Corinthians 15: 13-22


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Jesus – Resurrected!

“If only for this life

we have hope in Christ...”

I Corinthians 15: 19


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Jesus – is coming again!

“I will come back and take you to be with me...”

John 14: 1-4


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Why I am a Christian

The 3 questions:

Where did I come from?

What am I doing here?

Where am I going?


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