Cold Case Christianity

An Ancient Death Scene Investigation

March 31, 2024 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we conclude our examination of the credibility of the Gospels with a look at J. Warner Wallace's investigation of the, if true, the most important event in human history, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Read 1 Corinthians 15 (part of Paul's letter written within 15-20 years of Jesus' life on earth) and consider Paul's explanation and defense of the resurrection. How does he defend the resurrection claims? Why does he say the resurrection is so important to Christianity? What does it mean, not just to our eternity but to our everyday lives?

Were They Accurate?

March 24, 2024 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This is our fourth week in our study examining the credibility of the Gospels. This week we are focusing on the accuracy of the Gospels. How do we know that what we have now is what they wrote down then? Read Isaiah 55:10-11 and 2 Timothy 3:16 – how have these passages been proven true in and around your life? What does this say about the credibility of scripture? If you’re reading the book read chapters 8, 13, and 14. See you Sunday!

"Were They Corroborated?"

March 17, 2024 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we continue our examination of the credibility of the Gospels with the help of J. Warner Wallace's book "Cold Case Christianity" with a consideration of corroborating evidence. If you have the book read chapter 12. Also, read the Gospel accounts of the feeding of the 5,000 found in Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-13. Compare them and contrast them. What details are different or new to each? If you were to tell this story using all four of the accounts how would you tell it? How do they help form a more complete picture of what happened? How does this help establish the credibility of the accounts?

Were They There?

March 10, 2024 • Pastor Seth Amerine

This week we continue our examination of the Gospels as eyewitness accounts with the help of J. Warner Wallace and his book "Cold Case Christianity". This week we will be examining the credibility of the gospels. Read 1 Peter 5:1, 2 Peter 1:16, John 21:24, 1 John 1:1, Acts 1:21-22, 1 Corinthians 15:7-8 and consider what these say about how apostles saw themselves - what about themselves did they want their readers to know and why is this important now?

The Cosmic Circumstantial Case

March 3, 2024 • Pastor Seth Amerine

 This week we begin a new, church-wide study based on J.Warner Wallace's excellent book "Cold-Case Christianity". Wallace was an atheist and a cold case homicide detective. He read the Gospels found that they sounded like eye witness accounts he spent his career working with. Long story short, he investigated and became a Christian. This series will be a great opportunity to invite your unchurched or unchristian friends and family to either come to service or watch online or perhaps read the book with you. This Sunday we will be looking at chapters 3 and 10 in the book considering the distractions the adversary brings to keep us from seeing the evidence and a look at the evidence we see in creation. Read Isaiah 1:18; 40:26; Romans 1:20; 1 Peter 3:15 and consider what they say about evidence. If you want the book you can buy it on http://amazon.com or in our cafe: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0830785302?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_hr4jdmdwfd6v431qxv6rhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/0830785302?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_hr4jdmdwfd6v431qxv6r There is a kids version of this book you can read through with your kids. you can get it on amazon, in the cafe or in our kidslane: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0781414571?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_75ghytmfmae2nghjgpyshttps://www.amazon.com/dp/0781414571?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_75ghytmfmae2nghjgpys There is a participant's guide with guided discussion you can pick up online. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1434711447?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_4bgeeesvw70m2cyxrz59https://www.amazon.com/dp/1434711447?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_4bgeeesvw70m2cyxrz59 There is an 8 week video study you can do on Right Now Media. If you don't have an account email our Involvement Pastor Dion Reed at mailto:dion@rocklanechristian.org. Here's the link to the study: https://app.rightnowmedia.org/en/content/details/314411http://rightnowmedia.org/en/contenthttps://app.rightnowmedia.org/en/content/details/314411 There is also a series of discussion questions published with every sermon we do on the app and website with each sermon.  I hope and pray that you and your families, small groups, friend groups, and more can join us in going further in this series than Sunday morning!