In this first course:
1-Foundations of apologetics and why it matters.
2-Four common questions teens ask about faith and why more people don’t believe.
3-Evidence for a Creator-God.
4-Evidence for the reliability of the New Testament.
Video: Overview of Units
In Unit 1, we talk briefly about why this discussion even matters and what’s at stake.
We end with a quick understanding of what apologetics is and is NOT.
There are some important distinctions to get straight right from the start.
In Unit 2, we lay the foundation for what we can and cannot know with 100% certainty and WHY.
We talk about why others don’t believe and why it’s ok if you still have doubts. Youth have to hear that:
(1) Faith is going to be required and
(2) It’s ok if their faith isn’t perfect.
This is such an important unit.
In Unit 3, we ask: “If God doesn’t exist, then how do you answer these questions?”
Then, once we’ve seen how many unanswerable questions there are if you take a Creator-God out of the mix, we look at how the Bible speaks directly to all those questions we posed.
This is a powerful approach with kids who have been inundated with the science that explains life without a God.
In Unit 4, we make a strong case for the reliability of the New Testament.
We look at the original authors, the original audience, and the manuscript evidence that points toward our reliable copies today. We end by looking at what Jesus, Peter, and Paul said about Scripture.
This unit is foundational to the second course, which will examine the evidence for Christ’s life, death, and resurrection.