Here are a collection of talks that set out why we can have confidence in the Bible and in the claims of Christianity.  If you would like to discuss any of these further then please contact Mark Francis

If you would prefer to investigate the evidence for Christianity online, then why not look at the wealth of material on www.bethinking.org

 

Why believe?

"Mark discusses three common perspectives on belief in God.  There is a response from the book of John - what does Jesus say about "why believe?"

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PM19Jul2015 Sermon series: Sunday@6 - 7 John 3:16 14:1-6  read by Christine Ely.


The evidence for God

What evidence is there that suggests it is reasonable to believe in God? Mark provides seven clues to consider.

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PM21December2014 Sermon series: Carols by Candlelight - 1 Isaiah 9:2 6-7 read by Brian Starr. .


Is the Bible historically reliable?

Mark argues that the historical reliability of the Bible depends on two questions: Can we trust what was originally written down? Have we got an accurate copy?  Mark provides a brief outline of some of the evidence and arguments.

Sermon series: Sunday@6 - 5  2 Peter 1:16-21 read by Jenny Young

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How was the Bible put together?

– did a council of church leaders sit down and decide the books to include?  How do we know we have got the correct 66 books in the Bible and that we aren't missing any?

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PM21Jun2015 Sermon series: Sunday@6 - 6 John 14:24-27 16:12-15 read by Rowan Saunders.


Why do bad things happen to good people?

Stephen asks at the family service, why do bad things happen to good people?

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Stephen Bowen AM 05 February 2012 Family Service & Baptism - 1 Luke 13:1-5 (ICB) read by Anne Butler. 


Faith and Doubt - Is it OK to doubt?

Don Ely asks if it is OK to have doubts about faith issues, or to investigate your beliefs. Chris Barr talks about how he overcame his doubts when he was investigating Christianity as a non-believer.

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PM18January2015 Sermon series: Sunday@6 - 1 James 1:1-8 read by Rowan Saunders.

 Is evil and suffering compatible with God?

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