If God is Good, Why is There So Much Suffering?

If suffering was gone, would everyone turn to Jesus?  There are three sources of suffering in the Bible--Satan, Man, and God.  Why does God allow us to suffer?  For discipline, repentance, endurance.  Verses to consider include Luke 13:16, Mark 4:15, 1 Peter 5:8, Romans 2:5-8, James 1:2-4, 2 Peter 3:9, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Romans 5:3-5, Romans 8:18.  Bill Bora examines this topic in a lesson given March 11, 2015.  (This was an interactive class--some comments from the class were deleted because they were not picked up by a microphone.  Others were left in because you can hear them with a lesser degree of difficulty or they were really short.)

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Are the Claims of Jesus' Resurrection Valid?

What is the most important claim in history?  How do we know the claim of Jesus rising from the dead is a valid claim?  This lesson was given February 4, 2015 by Dillon Murphy.

The beginning of the lesson is a bit of play-acting with Josh and Caleb Barber announcing that Dillon is now president of the United States and they are vice-president and secretary of state.  These claims are used throughout the lesson.

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How Do We Know We Can Trust the Bible?

Is the Bible reliable?  Can we trust it?  Is it just another old book?  Josh Barber leads the discussion of evidence for the Bible:  historical, reliability, canonicity.

We are trying to make sure all comments in these discussion session are picked up with a microphone.  Most of those that were not audible were removed from the recording.  This may make the discussion not "flow" as well as it did in reality.

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Absolute Truth

Is there such a thing as absolute truth?  How do we know something is true?  How can we determine what is truth?  Dillon Murphy leads the discussion of this topic.  (At the beginning of the audio, Dillon is using a hymnal and a church pew to make his point.  At about the 4 minute mark, Dennis holds up first a Bible, then a notebook to compare to the hymnal/pew Dillon is holding.)

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