These are some of the seminars I offer. Scroll down for a detailed account of each seminar. If you would like more information, or would like to book me for a seminar, please contact me.
1) I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist
2) Reliability of the Gospels
3) Questions on the Canon
4) Amazing Grace
5) Soteriology; The Doctrine of Salvation
6) Discipleship; Teaching & Converting like Jesus intended
I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist
1) Does Truth Exist?
—It is hard to convince someone of the truth of Christianity when they do not believing in absolute truth. In this session we shows the contradictory nature of popular slogans of our age like “There is no truth”, or “That’s true for you but not for me”. Also, we will establish that Truth does exist and can be known
2) Does God Exist?
—Now that we have established that truth exists we can ask whether God exists or not. In this session we will establish that Theism is the best worldview as opposed to Atheism or Pantheism. To do this we will examine three main arguments for the existence of God: (1) The Cosmological Argument, (2) The Teleological Argument, and (3) The Moral Argument
3) Is the New Testament Reliable?
—If God does exist we have to ask ourselves whether He has revealed Himself as the Biblical record claims. Many skeptics have attacked the veracity of the Bible. In this session we will show how you can trust the reliability of the New Testament. We will discuss the dating of the NT, how it has not been changed over time, the “supposed” Bible contradictions and how we know the NT authors didn’t lie or were deceived.
4) Did the Resurrection Really Happen?
—If the NT is true then it claims Jesus Christ bodily rose from the dead on the 3rd day according to the Scriptures. This is a tremendous claim and must be given our attention. We will examine the theories presented by skeptics who attempt to explain the historical record of the empty tomb and the emergent faith of the disciples. In conclusion we show that they utterly fail to explain the evidence and that the Resurrection of Jesus is the best theory because it has the greatest explanatory power and scope.
The Reliability of the Gospels
1) External Evidences for the Gospels & Acts
---If we look into 1st Century history we actually see many external evidences that confirm the Gospels could only have been written by eye-witnesses. Have you ever wondered how the Gospel writers knew the motives of Herod when he killed John the Baptist? Or, why the Jews were so shocked by Jesus answering their question by pointing out Caesar's inscription on a denarius?
2) Internal Evidence for the Gospels & Acts
---Most skeptics argue that one Gospel simply copied the other because they are so similar. Others will say the Gospel writers copied from an unknown "Q" source. In this session we will show how there is no way the Gospel writers copied from one another by discussing Undesigned Coincidences.
3) Alleged Historical Errors in the Gospels
---Do the Gospels write accurate history? Some scholars would have us believe they do not. In this session we will show how the Gospel writers not only accurately transcribed history but they also are shown to know ancient history better than we do!!!
4) Alleged Contradictions in the Gospels
---How many demon possessed men spoke to Jesus at Gerasenes, 1 or 2? How many angels were at the tomb? Did the apostles meet Jesus in Jerusalem, Galilee, or both after his resurrection? Do Matthew and Luke contradict one another about Jesus' chronology? What day did the crucifixion take place on, the Passover or the preparation day? We will answer these questions and many more.
Questions on the Canon
1) Should we make a sharp distinction between Scripture and Canon?
---There are actually three different ways to define the term "Canon". In this session we examine each approach and examine their pros/cons.
2) Was there anything in early Christianity that might have led to the formation of a Canon?
---Lets take a look into the Old Testament and see how it projects the formation of a new collection of Scriptures
3) Were Early Christians opposed to written documents?
--If the ancient people were immersed in an oral culture then why would the early church write anything down?
4) Were the New Testament authors aware of their authority?
---Not only did the New testament authors make clear statements about their authority but we will see, by looking into early church history, that the early church regarded the Apostles as having divine authority.
5) When were the New Testament books first regard as Scripture?
---Was the Canon a product of the later church at the Council of Nicea or were the New Testament books regarded as Scripture in the 1st Century?
1) God’s Dilemma
—How can God be just and justifier? Here we will discuss how God fulfills the two aspects of His nature so that He can stay true to Himself but still save sinners. It is Law vs. Grace
—Grace as a Double Cure for Sin
2) Saved By Grace Through Faith At Baptism
—What do we mean when we use the term “justification” and how does it differ from sanctification?
—What are the necessary steps of salvation?
3) Faith & Works
—We will examine 5 views which attempt to explain the relationship between ‘Faith’ and ‘Works’
—If we are saved by Grace Through Faith then what part do “works” play?
4) Being Gracious People
—How can we have Assurance of Salvation?
—Regeneration & Sanctification
Soteriology—The Doctrine of Salvation
1) The Old Creation Created
—The Non-Christian (Ancient & Contemporary) vs. The Christian worldview
—The Nature of Man
2) The Old Creation Corrupted & Condemned
—The Beginning of Sin
—The Essence of Sin
—The Effects of Sin
—The Entrance, Essence, & Aspects of Death
3) The New Creation Begins
—Purpose of the Work of Christ
—Work of Christ and the Eternal Plan of God
—Theories of Atonement
4) The New Creation Continues
—Benefits of the Work of Christ
—Justification, Sanctification, Regeneration, etc…
—Benefits of the Work of Christ Applied
—Plan of Salvation
1)Biblical Foundations For Discipleship
—Looking to Jesus as the Master Disciple Maker
2) Discipling & One-Another Relationships
—The Bible puts a lot of emphasis on One-Another Relationships. In this session we find out why and what are the benefits.
3) Biblical Principles of Discipleship
—What are the actual principles we are to use when we enter into a discipling relationship?
4) Being a Disciple of Jesus
—What does a disciple look like?
—Why is discipleship important?