The George Barna studies show that 7 out of 10 of our young people walk away from their faith in their college years, therefore we need to concentrate on how to defend the faith as Peter commands us to do in 1Peter3.15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.
Paul tells us in 1Corintians15.1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
Paul describes the Gospel as being about a historical figure and three historical facts. All religions believe in the first two, the death and burial of Christ; Christianity is unique in that we believe that He was also resurrected, therefore as a defense of the faith nothing is more vital to our youth than the resurrection. Download the PowerPoint and use it to teach your children and encourage their faith.
Published on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 7:39 AM CDT