"Conversations with a Skeptic" Sermon Series • January 6 - January 27

A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated. Six out of ten religiously unaffiliated Americans – adults who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” – say the questioning of religious teachings is a very important reason for their lack of affiliation. In this series we are going to explore answers to the most difficult questions raised against Christianity. Whether you are an atheist, an agnostic, or a Christian believer, these messages will challenge and inspire you. 


January 6: The Existence of God // John 1:1-5

So maybe you think that to believe in God requires a giant leap of faith and maybe you think that essentially, there’s zero evidence for God’s existence apart from the Bible. Is that true? Is there any evidence for God outside of scripture or blind belief? We’ll explore those questions in part one of Conversations with a skeptic.

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide


January 13: Science and Religion // Genesis 1:1-5

So many people believe there’s an irreconcilable tension between science and Christianity. If you become a Christian, you can’t embrace science. If you embrace science, you can’t have faith. What if faith and reason aren’t enemies, but friends?

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide


January 20: Evil and Suffering // Isaiah 53: 4-9; Romans 3: 5-11

Here’s the question millions of people have asked: God is good and if God is all-powerful, why is there suffering? Every world religion and worldview (including atheism and agnosticism) has to answer that question. Christianity has an unbelievably different kind of answer that almost everyone misses.

Sermon Notes and Daily Study Guide // Discussion Questions and Small Group Study Guide


January 27: Sex and the Bible // 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Ephesians 1: 4-6

One of the reasons people don’t like Christianity is because of what the scripture teaches about sex. So what is the deal with sex? Why does God seem so uptight about it? Or are we just getting it wrong?