Luke 8 starts with teaching, but this will be followed by several amazing examples of Christ’s power. Jesus will encourage us to share the word with hope and to trust him when things begin to look hopeless.
For many, the Christian faith has become increasingly implausible. The question is not so much whether one believes, but rather “How can one possibly believe such things as this to be true. This morning we’re having an introductory apologetics seminar at Calvary Chapel Bible College of Indianapolis. Here are the power points that I’m using and some other handouts that are being given to those who attend.
Today we’ll see the first miracle performed by Peter – the healing of a beggar who never walked and was now over 40 years old. When a crowd gathers as a result Peter will attribute the miracle not to himself – but to faith in the risen Jesus Christ. Peter will explain various ways in which Jesus fulfills Jewish messianic prophecy and then call the crowd to repentance.
This week we’ll see Jesus perform His first sign or miracle, in which He turns water into wine at a wedding in Cana of Galilee. Then He’ll go up to Jerusalem for Passover and, while there, He’ll get angry with those who are profiteering off people at the temple. He’ll drive out their animals with a whip of cords, pour out the changers’ money and overturn their tables. The notes and audio recording are both in place below.