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Messages with tag - Witnessing

Thu, Mar 17, 2016
Series: 2016 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 28 secs
Documents related to Dr. Austin's presentation are available here.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 2:3
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 29 secs
What is your motivation to grow spiritually and tell others about the Lord Jesus Christ? Listen to this lesson to hear how the Apostle Paul described his motivation as he faced a chaotic, hostile world. See that our own country is experiencing increasingly evil trends and more and more people want to take Christianity out of society. Observe that the Scriptures tell us about the strength provided when we trust God and see how the truths in the Bible are being challenged. Understand that we need to be serious about our commitment to grow spiritually so we are ready to face whatever comes.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 20 secs
Do you find it hard to tell others what you believe about God? Listen to this lesson to see the importance of boldness and courage when witnessing. See that you will face opposition and persecution. Find out the difference between battle courage and moral courage and the ingredients that make up spiritual courage. Hear about the necessity of listening to the person you are talking to and not arguing with them. Accept that if they do not believe what you are saying you may still be planting a seed that will grow. Continue to seek opportunities to share your faith as you rely on the Holy Spirit and treat those who may be hostile with kindness and caring.
Thu, Jul 02, 2015
Series: Marriage and Freedom in America - Independence Day Special (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 29 secs
How do we respond to people who hate what we believe as Christians? Listen to this beginning lesson in a series on marriage as you face friends and family who wonder why you object to "gay marriage". Hear the thoughts of a number of famous Americans who through the years have legally defined marriage and its importance to the well being of the nation. See that arguing will not convince anyone but rather find out that your defense must come out of your ultimate beliefs about reality. As you encounter those who think Christians are purveyors of hate, see that you must treat them in kindness as you point out the truth of God’s Word.
Tue, Jan 07, 2014
Passage: Acts 27:1-20
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 14 secs
Cruise ship in trouble: Mass illnesses, blackouts, missing passengers. These stories have filled the headlines the last few years. Listen to this lesson to learn about the Apostle Paul's danger-filled, life-threatening cruise on his way to Rome as a prisoner. See how Paul points out that disaster is ahead as they face rough weather and strong headwinds. The crew ignores his warning and sets out. Encountering a typhoon, they frantically try to secure the ship. Hear how Paul relies on God's revelation to him and the doctrine he knows. Learn to apply the Word of God to your own experiences and adapt to changing circumstances even in desperate times.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013
Passage: Proverbs 18:20-21 & Proverbs 12:14
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 54 mins 6 secs
"My Foolish Heart" "Fools in Love" So many pop song lyrics through the ages have been about fools. Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible has a lot to say about fools, too. Find out which questions fools ask that need to be answered and which ones are just distractions and should be exposed with humility and respect. Discover how an reductio ad absurdum argument reduces what fools say to the absurd and how we can offer the fountain of life to those who so desperately need it.

Also includes 1 Peter 3:15-17

Tue, Aug 13, 2013
Passage: Acts 17:23-34 & Romans 1:18-22
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 8 secs
Are you dreaming of an amazing world under one government where everyone speaks the same language? Listen to this lesson to learn that God, the Creator, did not design His world to function this way but instead established nations and oversees their rise and fall. Find out about the Divine institutions and how they provide protection and prosperity for people and nations who follow them. See how the Apostle Paul, without using experience, historical evidence or reason, witnessed to people who were suppressing what they already knew to be true about God.
Tue, Aug 06, 2013
Passage: Acts 17:16-31
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 8 secs

"There's nothing new under the sun." Similar to many people today, the Athenians liked to dazzle everyone with grand words and brilliant insights. Listen to this lesson to see how the Apostle Paul bettered their arguments by tweaking superstitious beliefs so they could understand the gospel. Discover how all primitive religions believed that matter always existed which is a core belief of evolution today. See how clarifying the truths of the Creator God is a vital part of witnessing.

Click here to access Dr. Dean's paper presented at the Conservative Theological Society referenced in this Bible class.

Tue, Jul 23, 2013
Passage: Acts 17:16-34
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 5 secs
Why do some people get mad as a hornet when talking about God? Listen to this lesson to learn the vital need for listening to others as they talk about what they already believe. See how the Apostle Paul skillfully used his insight into the Athenians to reason with them in a logical manner. Find out how he challenged them to worship the Creator rather than the creature. Discover key elements to sharpen your Bible study methods.
Tue, Jul 02, 2013
Passage: Acts 17:1-15
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 55 secs
Would it surprise you to learn you could probably ace a pop culture quiz? Every day, without even trying, we soak up pagan ideas like a sponge. Listen to this lesson to learn how the Apostle Paul countered the trends of his day by teaching logical, reasonable truths from the Scriptures. Find out how we can learn to clarify our beliefs effectively so we stop one-shot, "drive-by" witnessing. See what it means to search the Scriptures daily like the Bereans.