what is the source of truth?
Jesus, Cross & Resurrection
Warm Up "What's Your Excuse?" video.
Group Work Discuss this week's study guide questions. (10 min)
Review "What is a Worldview?" "What is truth?"
Discuss the reading assignment "The Story of Reality"
Preview "Know What You Believe" textbook and next week's homework assignment.
Wrap Up "Why I am A Christian" by David Wood (1-10 min) https://youtu.be/DakEcY7Z5GU
The Value of a Christian Worldview. It answers three ?'s.
Who are you and what's your value?
What is your purpose here in life?
What is your destiny when you die?
The two greatest days in a person's life: the day they were born and the day they knew why.
what is truth?
John 18:37-38 Therefore Pilate said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." 38 Pilate *said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and *said to them, "I find no guilt in Him.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
A WORLDVIEW SHOULD COVER THE FOLLOWING AREAS
These 5 landmarks form five questions every human must grapple with.
ORIGIN. Where did we come from?
Were we created by God or evolve through unguided random processes?
IDENTITY. Who are we?
What is a human being? Are we more than just animals?
Do we have intrinsic worth or is it determined by external factors?
MEANING. What is real and true, and how do we know it?
What is life all about?
Is there purpose to our lives or must we make it up?
What makes life worth living at all?
MORALITY. How should we live?
Are there rules for the good life? Who makes them?
Is truth and justice true for all times and all cultures, or are they circumstantial?
DESTINY. What happens next?
Where is history headed?
Is there an afterlife?
How do we explain pain, suffering, evil and all that is wrong in the world?