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THE RULES!!. Hands up to speak Remain in seat Follow all instructions. WHAT IS TRUTHOLOGY??. A series of lessons which allow you to explore your deepest questions such as… What happens when we die? Does God exist? Was Jesus God?

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The rules

THE RULES!!

  • Hands up to speak

  • Remain in seat

  • Follow all instructions


What is truthology

WHAT IS TRUTHOLOGY??

  • A series of lessons which allow you to explore your deepest questions such as…

    • What happens when we die?

    • Does God exist?

    • Was Jesus God?

  • To understand the Truth Claims of Jesus and other religious/non-religious leaders as you consider “What is the real TRUTH?”.


What else do we have to offer

What else do we have to offer?

  • A weekly lunch time club where you can have an opportunity to further wrestle with what we have covered in lessons.

  • A website where you can search/question/debate www.truthology.co.uk


Lesson 1 what is the truth

Lesson 1 – What is the TRUTH?

Objectives:

  • Become aware of your own beliefs about truth and reality

  • Understand why the pursuit of truth is important


Keywords

Keywords

  • Worldview

  • Truth Claim


Brainstorm

Brainstorm

What is truth?


The matrix

THE MATRIX

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_8Zq_iWuFg


Questions

Questions

  • How do you know you are not in the matrix right now?

  • How would you live your life differently if you found out you were really in the matrix?


Lesson 1 what is truth

Lesson 1 – What is TRUTH?

Objectives:

  • Become aware of your own beliefs about truth and reality

  • Understand why the pursuit of truth is important


Truth claim cards

Jesus is God

God exists

There is no truth

Truth claim cards

  • Student A - Based on your beliefs, divide up the cards into a TRUE and FALSE pile

  • Student B - Question student A to discover where each belief comes from and separate the cards into different piles. E.g. From parents, from television, from pastor, from teachers.

  • SWAP and do the same

  • If finished…consider

  • How can we tell the difference between lies and truth?

  • How do you know that what you believe is really true?


Get out your traffic light cards

Get out your traffic light cards

Agree

Disagree

Not sure


The truth

The truth??


The truth1

The truth??


The truth2

The truth??


What can we learn

What can we learn?

  • Where do our beliefs come from?

  • Can we all be right?

  • What if some of us are wrong?


Lesson 1 what is the truth1

Lesson 1 – What is the TRUTH?

Objectives:

  • Become aware of your own beliefs about truth and reality

  • Understand why the pursuit of truth is important


Why is pursuing truth important

Why is pursuing truth important?

  • CASE STUDY - Jesus


What did jesus say his purpose was

What did Jesus say his purpose was?

  •  John 18:37 - "You are a king, then!" said Pilate. Jesus answered, "You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.


What truth did jesus teach

What “Truth” did Jesus teach?

HUMANS

GOD

stealing

Pure and Holy

Evil and Wicked

lying

hating

lusting


What truth did jesus teach1

What “Truth” did Jesus teach?

loves

Loving

HUMANS

GOD

Just

angry

bullying

lusting


What truth did jesus teach2

What “Truth” did Jesus teach?


What truth did jesus teach3

What “Truth” did Jesus teach?

Anger towards bullying

Anger towardsstealing

Anger towards lying


What truth did jesus teach4

What “Truth” did Jesus teach?

CHOICE

Acknowledge your guilt before God and turn away from your way of life to Jesus to save you.

Don’t turn to Jesus for salvation

Hell / eternity separated from God / God’s justice

Heaven / relationship with God / forgiveness


The rules

So???

  • Why is it important to pursue truth?


Recap

RECAP

  • All worldviews have their own truth claims

  • There are many different contradicting beliefs

  • Accepting or rejecting a religion’s truth claims could mean heaven or hell if the religion is teaching the truth


Next lesson

Next lesson…

  • Learn different ideas about moral truth and reality and identify problems with these ideas.

  • Consider what the conscience is and how it reacts to right and wrong actions.

  • Consider what true justice is


Homework

Homework

  • Go to the www.truthology.co.uk website to see what your homework is.


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