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  1. Faith • Why Believe?

  2. Hebrews 11 6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

  3. Hebrews 10 38 But My righteous one shall live by faith; And if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him.

  4. II Corinthians 5 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight--

  5. H.L. Mencken World’s View Of Faith • “Faith may be defined briefly as an illogicalbelief in the occurrence of the improbable.”

  6. Matthew 22 37 And He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'

  7. Questions About Faith Gift from God? Instilled by parents? Hearing, reading the Bible? Only by Hearing, reading the Bible? External Evidence-nature, archeology? • Source?

  8. Misperceptions About Faith “Conclusions based on evidence are not of faith” “Evidence is nice but Christians accept Bible by faith not by evidence”

  9. Bible Definition

  10. Hebrews 11 1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

  11. Why Believe? Wrong Answers “Everybody knows...”

  12. Matthew 7 13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads todestruction, and many are those who enter by it. 14 "For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.

  13. Matthew 7 13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads todestruction, and many are those who enter by it. 14 "For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.

  14. Why Believe? Wrong Answers “He lives within my heart”

  15. Jeremiah 17 9 "The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?

  16. Proverbs 28 26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered.

  17. Why Believe? Wrong Answers “My experience of grace...”

  18. Hebrews 11 1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

  19. II Corinthians 5 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight--

  20. Wrong Answers • Why Believe? “Leap of faith”

  21. Proverbs 18 13 He who gives ananswerbefore he hears,. . .

  22. Proverbs 18 13 He who gives ananswerbefore he hears, It isfolly and shameto him.

  23. Right Answer “Weigh The Evidence” • Why Believe?

  24. Evidence Against Faith Evidence Favoring Faith Integrity Follows The Evidence

  25. But... Apostles Believed By Experience

  26. Answer... Apostles Had To Be Witnesses

  27. Acts 26 16 'But arise, and stand on your feet; for this purposeI have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you;

  28. Acts 26 16 'But arise, and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you aminister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you;

  29. Acts 1 21 "It is therefore necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us--22 beginning with the baptism of John, until the day that He was taken up from us-- one of these should become a witness with us of His resurrection. "

  30. Acts 1 21 "It is therefore necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us--22 beginning with the baptism of John, until the day that He was taken up from us-- one of these should become a witness with us of His resurrection. "

  31. John 15 27 and you will bear witness also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

  32. John 15 27 and you will bear witness also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

  33. I John 1 What was from the beginning, what we haveheard, what we haveseen with our eyes, what we beheld and our hands handled, concerning the Word of Life--

  34. I John 1 What was from the beginning, what we haveheard, what we haveseen with our eyes, what we beheld and our hands handled, concerning the Word of Life--2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us--

  35. John 20 25 The otherdisciples therefore were saying to him, "We have seen the Lord” But he said to them, "Unless I shall see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."

  36. John 20 25 The otherdisciples therefore were saying to him, "We have seen the Lord” But he said to them, "Unless I shall see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."

  37. John 20 29 Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed."

  38. John 20 29 Jesus said to him, "Because you have seenMe, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed."

  39. John 20 30 Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

  40. John 20 30 Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

  41. Acts 2 • Those Who Murdered God’s Son • Believed! • WHY? They Heard Peter’s Sermon

  42. Peter’s Sermon Acts 2 • 1. PROPHECY: • “David says of Him…” (vs.25-31) • 2. EYE WITNESS TESTIMONY: • “we are all witnesses…” (v.32) • 3. MIRACLES: • “heard in our own language” (v.11)

  43. Acts 2 Peter’s Sermon • “Therefore know assuredly” (v.36) (Faith) “when they heard this they were cut to the heart” (v.37)

  44. Paul’s Sermons Were Similar

  45. Acts 17 2 And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

  46. Acts 17 2 And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ."

  47. Acts 17 2 And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ."

  48. Acts 17 11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily, to see whether these things were so.

  49. Acts 17 11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily, to see whether these things were so.