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Mark 10:45

For even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to gives his life as a random for many

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If you really know me you will know my father as well. From now on you do know him and have seen him … Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father

John 14:7-9

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John 8:12

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follow me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." .

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Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." .

John 6:35

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John 10:9

I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.

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John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit. Apart from me, you can do nothing.

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John 10:14-15

I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father-and I lay down my life for the sheep.

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John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live ,even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?" .

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Romans 3:23

For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God

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Isaiah 53:6

We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid in him the inequity of us all

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Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is referral life in Christ Jesus our Lord

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Ephesians 2:8-9

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourself, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast

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Romans 10:9,13

If you declare with your mouth 'Jesus is lord' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

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How did mark get his information about Jesus?

From Peter, one of Jesus's disciples

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What is the approximate date and place of writing?

55-65 A.D. Rome

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Who was mark written to? What was the occasion?

To Christians facing persecution in Rome

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1/3 of Marks gospel is dedicated to what portion of Jesus life?

His last week

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Why did Lee Strobel, think as a teenager that Darwins theory of evolution was good news?

If evolution was real, there would be no need for a God

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What was storbels reaction to his wife's choice to become a Christian?

It promoted him to look into the claims of Christianity

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What did Strobel set out to investigate?

Historical evidence for Christ

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How do we know that the religious leaders of Jesus's dat understood His claims to deity?

They said He was lying, accused Him of blasphemy and tried to stone Him

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How do we know that Jesus's followers understood that He was God?

Thomas said, "My lord and my God!"
They were willing to die for his message, and some did

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Jesus did not publicly announce that He was God at the beginning of His ministry because.....

He knew the Jews had no concept of God as 3-in-1, they would have immediately reject Him and His message

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Why is it so very unlikely that Jesus would intentionally lie about being God?

He would die a painful, long death for lying

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What's the problem with the argument that Jesus was a great moral teachers but not God?

The religious leaders wouldn't try to kill a great moral teacher or accuse him of blasphemy

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What shows that Jesus was not suffering from paranoia?

Jesus knew the future, and told his disciples things that would happen and they would happen

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What shows Jesus was not irrationally angry?

Jesus was indignant his disciples for rebuking the children who came to him, this anger just justifiable

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Jesus was not anti social because...

Jesus spent time with Pharisees and sinners alike, attended weddings, spent time with friends and taught

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Jesus was not depressed because...

When Jesus wept over Jerusalem, it was justifiable

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Jesus did not have a thinking disorder because...

All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and answers

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Jesus did not anxiety because...

Jesus slept in the boat while the storm raged

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What was Jesus doing that could back up his claims to be God?

Miracles

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Explain why hypnosis isn't a reasonable explanation for the miracles reported in the bible?

You can't hypnotize a large crowd, unwilling people, and sometimes Jesus didn't mention what he was doing (water to wine)

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A miracle witness by a large crowd

Feeding the multitude

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Miracle that was witnessed by skeptics

Raising Lazarus

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Miracles that didn't involve direct communication with the person....

Water to wine

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What is a biblical miracle

An extraordinary act of God that is intentional, purposeful, and benevolent
Not an unlikely event

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Three attributes of New Testament Miracles

They give God credit for being the source of the miracle, authentice the claims of the miracle worker, they display Gods benevolent character

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Does the bible speak of miracles not done by God?

Yes

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Two examples of miracles not done by God?

Pharaohs magicians, fortune telling slave girl, the beast of revelation

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How are miracles not done by God different from miracles done by God?

In every case, the God of the bible is denied and a false prophet is proclaimed. Their purposes are not benevolent but self serving, God responds with a demonstration of His power that proves His position of ultimate authority over these lesser powers

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What is the power behind miracles not done by God?

Demons

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What is the purpose of these "signs"

To deceive

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What reasons do believe that Jesus actually performed miracles?

Eyewitness testimony, early documentation, and extra biblical writings

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What purpose did the OT prophecies about the messiah serve?

To show the messiah and give what he will do when he comes

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The Greek word for messiah?

Christ

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Louis Lapides came to faith in Jesus Christ by reading what?

The Old Testament

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3 clear descriptions of Jesus found in Isaiah 53

He was despised and rejected by men, pierced for our transgressions, oppressed and afflicted yet He did not open His mouth, assigned a grave with the wicked

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How long before Jesus's birth did Isaiah write?

700 years

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Why couldn't He have fulfilled them by coincidence ?

The odds are 8 in a hundred billion

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Why couldn't he have intentionally fulfilled OT prophecies

He can't maneuver where He was born or how

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What are the oldest biographies of Jesus?

The Gospels

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Name 4 NT writers who were eye witnesses

Matthew, John, Peter, James

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Do the differences in details between the Gospel accounts provide support or against their truthfulness?

Support; if they were lying, they would make sure every detail was the same

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What reason do we have to believe that these eyewitnesses weren't lying?

Lies got them criticism, persecution, and death

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It is important to know that the NT was completed before the end of the 1st century (100AD) because....

There were still those living who could verify or debunk what the writers were recording about Jesus, and it couldn't develop into a myth

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Summarize the creed recorded in 1 Corinthians 15:3-5

Christ died for our sins, rose from the dead in the third day, and then appeared to many

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How many NT manuscripts still exist today?

24,000

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What's so amazing about the 24,000 NT manuscripts still existing?

99% of the contents are the same

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The John Rylands Fragment is a piece of papyri containing what portion of what NT book? what is the approximate date of this writing? What is the time span between this copy and the original?

John; 125AD; 29 years

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What are four things we can read bout Jesus from ancient historical writing other than the bible?

Jesus was a Jewish teacher, many people believed in his miracles, rejected by Jewish teachers, some believed he was the messiah

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What are three things archaeology can do with respect to the bible?

Uncover evidence that contradicts, uncover no evidence, uncover evidence that confirms

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Has archeological evidence been found that contradicts the bible?

No

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Can valid conclusions be drawn from the absence of archaeological finds?

No

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Archaeology can't prove that Jesus is God, but what can it do?

Provide evidence that the Bible is accurate

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3 archeological finds that support the accuracy of the NT

Tetrarch of Abilene, Politarchs, stone water pots, and tombs

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3 extra biblical writers that gave info about Jesus and his followers

Tacitus, Pliny the younger, and Celsius,

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What is considered the ultimate proof that Jesus is God?

The resurrection

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What medical condition would cause a victim of flogging to go into shock?

Loss of blood

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What two symptoms of shock was Jesus described as having after his flogging?

Dehydration (thirst), and weakness, and fainting

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What does the word excruciating mean and where does it come from?

It means agonizingly painful, comes from the word crucifixion

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What is the actual cause of death in crucifixion?

Affixation/ suffocation

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As an eyewitness of Jesus's crucifixion, what did the apostle John testify to seeing which indicates that Jesus experienced heart failure?

Flow of blood and water from where the Roman soldiers pierced Jesus

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If Jesus escaped the tom , what obstacles would he have to face? Would his disciples consider him the resurrected savior?

He would have to face guards, rolling the stone, and escape with dislocated soldiers.
The disciples would not recognize him since he was bloody and beaten

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What was the response of Jewish leaders to the Christian claim that Jesus had been raised from the dead? What does this imply about the tomb?

They said the disciples stole the body, this implies that the tomb was empty

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Why does the disputes stealing the body seem unlikely?

The disciples were depressed and scared, and it doesn't explain the sighting of Jesus

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Why is the wrong tomb theory wrong?

The tomb was owned by a well known person (Joseph of Arimathia) and Mary had gone to the tomb before and knew where it was

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Even if there was a natural explanation to the empty tomb, what two things still would be unexplained?

Disciples changed lives, 500+ sightings

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Was it the empty tomb that convinced Jesus's followers that he was alive?

No, it was seeing Jesus

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Explain three evidences with the JEW acronym

Jerusalem, location of the first church and tomb of Joseph of aramathea (idek how to spell it)
Enemy testimony, Jew reports of stolen body by disciples
Women's testimony, not acceptable to Jews, so if the disciples were making this up, why mention women we first witnesses?

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What evidence for Jesus's resurrection was Paul reporting even before the gospels?

Eye witnesses that were still alive

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At the time, was there anyway to verify Paul's words? How?

Witnesses were still alive and could verify their testimonies

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What is the problem with the theory that's this is all just a legend?

There isn't enough time between Jesus's death and the writing of the NT core legends to come about

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What's the problem with the idea that everyone just hallucinated?

Mass hallucinations of the same thing do not happen

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Why can't the NT accounts be explained as wishful thinking?

Some disciples didn't believe Jesus resurrected until they saw Him

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How is the apostles' willingness to go to death for their claim that Jesus was the risen Savior different from martyrs of other religions?

The apostles were tortured and if it was a lie they started, they would know it was a lie