Sermons by Dr. Mark Farnham

Answering the Problem of Evil and Suffering

ANSWERING THE PROBLEM OF EVIL AND SUFFERING Question: How do we reconcile a loving, omnipotent God with evil and suffering in this world? Some unbelievers who have suffered greatly, or lost loved ones have charged that this is an irrefutable case against the existence of God. They ask, “Couldn’t God have made a world in…

The Problem of World Religions

THE PROBLEM OF WORLD RELIGIONS HOW DID WE GET SO MANY OTHER RELIGIONS? There are different to God/enlightenment, but each religion leads to the same destination. Each religion possesses of the truth, so together, they tell the whole story. All religions worship the same God, but ________. The Christian answer: The image of God in man…

Encountering Atheists and Skeptics

ENCOUNTERING ATHEISTS AND SKEPTICS Four Major Worldviews: Monotheism Pantheism Material Naturalism Secular Humanism Understanding the varieties of atheism:[1] Material naturalism What is it? All things ultimately can be reduced to process. Only scientifically verifiable statements can be considered _______. Nothing that we love, hate, or desire has any_________ . Examples: Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Peter Atkins,…

Pulling Down Strongholds

PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLDS 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. Prov. 21:22 Challenge the              __of the unbeliever’s belief system. To destroy a stronghold is to of the authority the unbeliever trusts Ask questions that  …

Understanding Unbelievers

UNDERSTANDING UNBELIEVERS Romans 1:18-32 Every unbeliever already knows and knows some things about him (v. 18-21). Every person is _________ Every person has the knowledge of God The and his wrath against sin is clear, plain and well known by unbelievers This knowledge of God makes the unbeliever before God Every unbeliever the knowledge of…

Every Believer Confident: Introducing Apologetics

EVERY BELIEVER CONFIDENT: INTRODUCTING APOLOGETICS 1 Pet. 3:15-16 What is Apologetics? Why Apologetics? Apologetics is                                                  , the discipline which considers ways to commend and defend the living God to those without faith. –William Edgar Apologetics is a natural part of                                                            in which                                      to the gospel are overcome by means of reason…