Take advantage of the quarantine to learn more about the case for God’s existence, the reliability of the Bible and the nature of the Christian worldview
J. Warner Wallace answers questions about Christianity in his “Think Like a Detective” series on RightNow Media, the “Netflix of Christian Bible Studies”. In this video, J. Warner discusses the language Jesus used when describing Himself. Did His words demonstrate what He believed about Himself?
Even if you’re inclined to deny that Jesus ever directly said He was God, I think it’s unreasonable to argue against this indirect, circumstantial case.
BONUS ARTICLE (for overachievers):
When Jesus took on God’s holy title as his own, He was stating the modern equivalent of “I am God”.
1. Why do you think some people deny that Jesus thought or spoke of Himself as God?
2. From the video, summarize the difference between the way prophets spoke to their followers and Jesus spoke to His followers:
3. From the first article, list three ways Jesus spoke as though He is God:
4. Why is Jesus’ statement in John 8:23-24 so demonstrative of His Deity?
5. How can we be certain that Jesus’ use of “I am” was interpreted by his hearers as a claim of Deity?
Download all the Quarantine Questionnaires HERE. The PDF files have active hyperlinks you can use to access the videos and the articles, and you can print them to complete your responses!
For more information about the reliability of the New Testament gospels and the case for Christianity, please read Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels. This book teaches readers ten principles of cold-case investigations and applies these strategies to investigate the claims of the gospel authors. The book is accompanied by an eight-session Cold-Case Christianity DVD Set (and Participant’s Guide) to help individuals or small groups examine the evidence and make the case.