Apologetics Seminar

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No Registration Required. No fee to attend.

Friday, January 5th

7:00pm "The Case for Creation"

Saturday, January 6th

1-1:50pm "The 'Problem' of the Dinosaurs?"

2-2:50pm "Theistic Evolution"

2:50-3:10 "Questions & Answers"

3:10-3:30pm Tools for Equipping Christians to Defend the Faith

Sunday, January 7th

9am Bible Class "Fruits of Atheism"

10am Worship "Protecting Our Children's Faith"

Lessons by KYLE BUTT from Apologetics Press

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Kyle Butt graduated from Freed-Hardeman University where he earned a B.A. with a double major in Bible and Communication, a Masters of Arts in New Testament Studies, and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Apologetics.

Kyle has worked as a Christian apologist for the last 18 years in the Bible Department at Apologetics Press. He is the author or co-author of more than 34 books dealing with topics such as the existence of God, the inspiration of the Bible, the deity of Christ, and various other issues relating to Christian evidences. His books include Behold, the Word of God, and A Christian’s Guide to Refuting Modern Atheism. He has been in three major debates defending the existence of God. He is the editor of Discovery Magazine, a monthly children’s periodical about Scripture and science. In addition, he has appeared in numerous video series, including “Answering Atheism,” “Is the Bible From God,” and “Truth Be Told.”

He and his wife Bethany have been married for 18 years and have three children, Drew, Anna Claire, and Reed. They live in Florence, Alabama.

The King And His Kingdom - Summer Series 2017

TheKingAndHisKingdomSerieswebThis Series is part of our Summer Adult study on Wednesday nights. There are guest ministers from the area bringing the lessons. This is a video series and will be linked when they become available. 

Join us this summer as you can on Wednesday nights at 7pm. Each lesson will be live streamed and recorded.

Let's study together the elements of the Kingdom.

Date Lesson Guest Minister
MAY 31 PREPARATION BENGY SLOCUMB, SHANNON
JUNE 14 FERTILE SOIL SEAN O'BRIEN, CUMMING
JUNE 21 SEEKING CALEB COLLEY, MACLAND ROAD
JUNE 28 KINGDOM COME STAN BUTT, JR., PEACHTREE CITY
JULY 5 THE COST MCKINLEY PATE, RABUN COUNTY
JULY 12 THE SPIRIT MATT AMOS, WOODSTOCK
JULY 19 FORGIVENESS TOMMY TIDWELL, SOUTH COBB
JULY 26 ITS MEASURE DAVE ROGERS, FAYETTEVILLE
AUG 2 SERVING ERIC OWENS, AVONDALE
AUG 9 THE CALL BRIAN SIMON, PIKE COUNTY
AUG 16 VIEWS ED OWENS, GREENFIELD
AUG 23 REIGN FOREVER CARRY OGLESBY, MADISON

"THEM" study

As we focus on "THEM" in our Moving The Needle series, let's explore the answers to these questions together.

Godexpectustosharefaith

So far, we’ve talked about the PERSONAL nature and the COMMUNAL/CONGREGATIONAL nature of “moving the needle,” but does God have any other expectations when it comes to our spiritual growth? Is He satisfied with personal and congregational growth, or does He have a bigger plan for “moving the needle”?
 
Let's try to answer the question of whether or not God expects us to SHARE OUR FAITH. What exactly does God expect us to do when it comes to EVANGELISM? Are we really “moving the needle” as far as HE wants us to move it, or have we settled for something less?

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AmIreadytosharemyfaith

Now that we know what God expects from us in terms of sharing our faith, how do I know if I’M ready to do that? Is this something that takes training, practice, or a certain “skill set” that I might not have? What kinds of things do I need to think about before I share my faith?
 
Let's take a look at some of the personal TOOLS that the Bible says are necessary to share our faith. We will look at attitudes, approaches, and some of the common pitfalls associated with sharing our faith. Are you ready to “move your needle” a little further?

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HowdoIsharemyfaith

Maybe you realize the NEED for sharing your faith, and the TOOLS that are necessary for doing that, but you still don’t know HOW to do it. Is there a “right way” and a “wrong way” to share your faith? What are some things that we can take with us that could help us share our faith with someone else?
 
Let's try to put some PRACTICAL resources in your hands that will help you actually share your faith with others! This is where the rubber meets the road, and this is where the needle gets put into overdrive! Are you ready?

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How To Share Your Faith On Social Media By Kyle Rye
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The Art Of Evangelism By David Shannon
LOOK A LITTLE DEEPER (Video) . . .
Learning By The Master By Kyle Rye
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Made For His Mission By Kyle Rye

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"US" Study

As we focus on "US" in our Moving The Needle series, let's explore the answers to these questions together.

Howdoesthechurchgrow

Is spiritual growth strictly a PERSONAL thing, or does it have something to do with my relationship to OTHER Christians? If a CHURCH wanted to “move their needle”, collectively, what could they do to make that happen? Is it as simple as meeting together once or twice a week, or is there more to it?
 
Let's take a look at what the Bible has to say about BUILDING FELLOWSHIP, and how we “move our needle” as a Church. It is time to take this discussion outside of the individual and into the realm of the Lord’s body!

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Brainstorming Fellowship By Todd Newman
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Building Fellowship By Mike Gifford
Reflecting On Fellowship By Andrew Newman
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WhatcanIdotokeepchurchgrowing

Maybe you are blessed to be a part of a growing church. If so, is it time to put things on “cruise control” and just kick back and enjoy it? Is there anything involved in MAINTAINING the fellowship that we have built in the Lord’s Church?
 
Let's open our Bibles and see what it takes to KEEP the needle moving in terms of the Church! It’s not enough to build fellowship; we must know how to MAINTAIN it! What is our responsibility in this area, and how can we make sure that the needle keeps moving?

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Maintaining Fellowship Requires Discernment By Mike Gifford
Maintaining Fellowship Requires Dedication By Gene Cloer
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Howdowehandleproblemsinchurch

If you are part of a church, you’ve had problems. Why? Because the Church is made up of people, and people have problems! Can these problems stall our spiritual growth? Can they cause the needle to stop moving? What are we supposed to do when problems arise in the Lord’s Church? How do we keep our needle moving when things go wrong?
 
Let's explore what the Bible has to say about moving our needle THROUGH the problems within the Church. As it turns out, God has anticipated our problems, and has given us everything we need to keep moving!

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Bear Necessities By Kyle Rye
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NEXT STUDY: "THEM"

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"ME" Study

As we focus on "ME" in our Moving The Needle series, let's explore the answers to these questions together.

HowdoesGodtalkwithme

We live in a world that has lots of theories and opinions when it comes to how God talks to us. But what is the truth? If God wanted to communicate with us, how would He do it? If He DID communicate with us, how important would it be for us to LISTEN to what He has to say?
 
We will look at the importance of listening to God through BIBLE STUDY, and how this can help us “move our needle”. In any relationship, communication is important for growth, and our relationship with God is no different!

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Part One: Possibilities By Scott Harp
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Moving The Needle: Me By Scott Harp
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HowdoIgetclosertoGod

Is our relationship with God a “one-way street,” or is there a way for us to communicate back to God? Has God “laid down the law” through His Word, expecting us to simply follow it, and having no real connection to Him? When it comes to PRAYER, have we properly understood how it relates to our spiritual growth?
 
Let's take a look at what the Bible has to say about PRAYER, and how our prayer life can be a tremendous resource for “moving our needle!"

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Prayer: The Relationship By Stan Nutt
Prayer In-Depth By Jim Whitmire

WhatcanIdotogrow

Can it really be this simple? Is Bible study and prayer enough? What if I’m studying my Bible and praying, but I’m not “moving my needle?” What else can I do to grow, spiritually? Does the Bible give any helpful instructions as to HOW to make this happen?

Let's a look at some of the DISCIPLINES that are associated with spiritual growth, and what the Bible has to say about them. If we truly want to “move our needle,” we may find out that it takes some DISCIPLINE!

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Come Unto Me By Mike Gifford
Failure To Launch By Jeremy Pate
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Fasting By Jeremy Pate

NEXT STUDY: "US"

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