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The Gospel of John: Studies on the Diety of Christ by Bill Lockwood (November 2016 - November 2017)

   1. Introduction to the Gospel of John, Part 1 [Ppt slides]
    An examination of the author and writing of this gospel with a brief overview of the content

   2. Introduction to the Gospel of John, Part 2 [Ppt slides]
    An examination of the outline of the book as well as its structure and style

   3. Introduction to the Gospel of John, Part 3 [Ppt slides]
   Consideration of two of the three themes of John: truth and witness, light and glory

   4. Prologue to the Gospel of John (John 1:1-18) [Ppt slides]
   Consideration of the third theme of John: judgement and life.

   5. The Witness of John (John 1:19-51) [Ppt slides]
(There are currently problems with the audio on this lesson. We apologize for the inconvenience.)

   6. Jesus' First Miracle: Water to Wine (John 2:1-11) [Ppt slides]
  A study of the first of seven miracles, or signs, recorded in John, making wine from water; includes a discussion of the nonalcoholic nature of the wine and ends with a reminder of the point of the miracle in light of His assertion that His time had not yet come.

   7. Jesus Cleanses the Temple: Quest For Reason / An Anatomy of Faith (John 2:13-25) [Ppt slides]

   8. The New Birth (John 3: 1-15) [Ppt slides]

   9. Living Water (John 4:1-15) [Ppt slides]

10. Worship In Spirit and In Truth (part 1), (part 2) (John 4:20-26) [Ppt slides]

11. Short-sightedness (John 4:27-38) [Ppt slides]

12. Blindness (John 5:1-18) [Ppt slides]
  (Unfortunately, this lesson was not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have provided the link to the scrpture from which the lesson is taken as well as PowerPoint slides used with it.)

13. The Nature of the Son (John 5:16-29) [Ppt slides]

14. Double-witness to Christ (John 5:31-47) [Ppt slides]

15. Feeding 5,000 (John 6:1-15) [Ppt slides]
(Unfortunately, this lesson was not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have provided the link to the scrpture from which the lesson is taken as well as PowerPoint slides used with it.)

16. Jesus, the Bread of Life (John 6:16-55) [Ppt slides]

17. The Heart of the Matter (John 7:1-24) [Ppt slides]
(Unfortunately, this lesson was not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have provided the link to the scrpture from which the lesson is taken as well as PowerPoint slides used with it.)

18. Unbelief in High Places (John 7:25-52) [Ppt slides]
(Unfortunately, this lesson was not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have provided the link to the scrpture from which the lesson is taken as well as PowerPoint slides used with it.)

19. Woman Caught in Adultery (John 8:1-11) [Ppt slides]
(Unfortunately, this lesson was not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have provided the link to the scrpture from which the lesson is taken as well as PowerPoint slides used with it.)

20. I Am the Light of the World (John 8:12-20) ) [Ppt slides]

21. The Real Children of Abraham (John 8:30-44) ) [Ppt slides]

22. Healing of the Blind Man (John 9) [Ppt slides]

23. Encounter in the Temple (John 10:22-39) [Ppt slides]

24. Resurrection of Lazarus (John 11) [Ppt slides]

25. Mary's Costly Sacrifice (John 12:1-8) [Ppt slides]
(Unfortunately, this lesson was not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have provided the link to the scrpture from which the lesson is taken as well as PowerPoint slides used with it.)

26. Triumphal Entry (John 11:56-57, John 12:12-19) [Ppt slides]

27. Greeks at the Festival (John 12:20-33) [Ppt slides]

28. Summary of Jesus' Ministry to the World (John 12:36-50) [Ppt slides]

29. Service at the Table (John 13:1-17) ) [Ppt slides]

30. Trouble at the Table (John 13:21-38) [Ppt slides]
  At the last supper with His Apostles, Jesus reveals the duplicity of Judas and the coming fall of Peter.

31. The Departure and Coming of Christ (John 14:1-11) ) [Ppt slides]
  Jesus foretells His death, His second coming, and the comfort we can expect as well as His oneness with the Father.

32. Jesus' Prayer for Unity (John 17:20-21)) [Ppt slides]
  Jesus prays for unity among the believers like that between Him and the Father and unity with the Godhead.

33. The Arrest of Jesus in Gethsemane (John 18:1-14, 19-24) [Ppt slides]
  The story of Jesus' arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane and His trial before Annas.

34. Jesus On the Cross (John 19:23-30) [Ppt slides]
(Unfortunately, this lesson was not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have provided the link to the scrpture from which the lesson is taken as well as PowerPoint slides used with it.)

35. The Empty Tomb (John 20:1-10) [Ppt slides]
  Mary Magdalene, Peter and John witness the empty tomb of Jesus.

36. Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18) [Ppt slides]
  Recounting of Jesus' first appearance after His resurrection.

37. Appearance to Disciples and Thomas (John 20:19-31) [Ppt slides]

38. Peter's New Commission (John 21:15-24) [Ppt slides]

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Studies in Romans by Bill Lockwood (April - August 2013)
(Sermons were not videorecorded prior to April 28, 2013. We apologize for the inconvenience)

1. More Than Conquerors (Romans 8:18-39) [Ppt slides]
     With Christ we can triumph over any temptation we encounter

2. The Role of Chapters 9-11 (Romans 9-11) [Ppt slides]
    Third segment of the book, teaching that Christianity is the fulfillment of Old Testament promises are not a continuation of the Law

3. The Promise of God Is Only to Believers (Romans 9:6-29) [Ppt slides]
    The promises made to Israel were fulfilled in Jesus Christ, and God's Israel today

4. Israel's Rejection By God Is Her Own Fault (Romans 9:30 - 10:4) [Ppt slides]
    The Jews rejected God and rejected themselves in spite of their history with God

5. Salvation is Free (Romans 10:5-11) [Ppt slides]
    Salvation is free, thus available to all people andnot something we can ever earn

6. Salvation is Universal (Romans 10:12-21) [Ppt slides]
    Salvation is for all mankind, both Jew and Gentile

7. There is a Remnant (Romans 11:1-10) [Ppt slides]
    Any Jew can be saved, individually, just like any Gentile, by obeying the new Law of Grace

8. How is Israel to be Saved? (Romans 11:11-32) [Ppt slides]
    God's mercy is for everyone and by seeing it given to the Gentiles, Jew may, through jealosy, come to Christ themselves

9. A Living Sacrifice (Romans 12:1-2) [Ppt slides]
    Beginning the practical application portion of Romans, Paul presents basic rules for living the Christian life

10. The Life of a Believer as a Member of the church (Romans 12:3-8) [Ppt slides]
    We each have a role in the church and must participate in its work, looking to the betterment of the church

11. Congregational Peace (Romans 14:1-12) [Ppt slides]
    Love should be at the center of our relationships with one another as Christians, whether strong or weak

12. Congregational Cooperation (Romans 14:13-23) [Ppt slides]
    Work together with our brethren so noone judges another for personal non-doctrinal practices to create peace in the church through love for one another

13. Unity in the church (Romans 15:1-13) [Ppt slides]
    A local church achieves harmony when each member serves with a focus on Christ

14. Praise to God (Romans 16:25-27) [Ppt slides]
    The preaching of the gospel and Jesus Christ, revealed through the Scriptures, available to all people, was commanded by God

15. The Christian and Civil Government (Romans 12:17 - 13:7) [Ppt slides]
    The need for and function of civil government and our duty toward obeying, for conscience sake

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Studies in 1 Corinthians by Bill Lockwood (April - December 2016)

1. The church in Corinth [Ppt slides]
    The culture of Corinth, issues facing the church there, and Paul's relationship with the Corinthian Christians

2. A church Divided (1 Corinthians 1) [Ppt slides]
    The Corinthians church suffers from contentions and divisions

3. Little and Foolish Things (1Corinthians 1:18 - 2:5) [Ppt slides]
    The wisdom of God versus the wisdom of man

4. Paul's Preaching in Corinth (1 Corinthians 2:1-5) [Ppt slides]
    Paul's experiences with and message to the Corinthians

5. The Wisdom of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 2:6-16) [Ppt slides]
    The source, revelation, and purpose of the gospel, the wisdom of God

6. The True Nature of Christian Ministry (1 Corinthians 3) [Ppt slides]

7. The Corinthians and Their Apostle (1 Corinthians 4) [Ppt slides]

8. The Case of the Incestuous Man (1 Corinthians 5) [Ppt slides]
    Paul's admonishment to the church for their tolerance of sin in their midst and instructions for the discipline needed to keep the church pure and save the soul of the sinner

9. Lawsuits: Put the church First (1 Corinthians 6:1-11) [Ppt slides]

10. Sexual Immorality (1 Corinthians 6:12-20) [Ppt slides]

11. Marriage & Celibacy (1 Corinthians 7:1-9) [Ppt slides]

12. Live in Harmony (1 Corinthians 7:10-24) [Ppt slides]

13. Meat Sacificed to Idols: Care for a Brother (1 Corinthians 8) [Ppt slides]

14. Paul's Apostolic Defense, Part 1 (1 Corinthians 9:1-14) [Ppt slides]

15. Paul's Apostolic Defense, Part 2 (1 Corinthians 9:15-27) [Ppt slides]

16. Danger to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 10:1-13) [Ppt slides]

17. Impossibility of Compromise (1 Corinthians 10:14-22) [Ppt slides]

18. Marketplace Food (1 Corinthians 10:23 - 11:1) [Ppt slides]
    Paul concludes his teaching concerning eating of meats with emphasis on the edification of others and for the glory of God as our motivation

19. Women in the Public Assembly (1 Corinthians 11:2-16) [Ppt slides]
    The role of women in the public worship service is addressed by Paul

20. Abuse of the Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17-34) [Ppt slides]

21. Unity in Diversity (1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 27-31) [Ppt slides]

22. Miraculous Gifts: If Any, ALL (1 Corinthians 12) [Ppt slides]
    An examination of the miraculous gifts available during the time of the Apostles and their cessation

23. Unity in Diversity (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) [Ppt slides]
    All members of a church are needed for it to function properly as exemplified by the use of the variety of spiritual gifts among the Christians in Corinth

24. How Long the Gifts are to Last, Part 1 (1 Corinthians 13:1-7) [Ppt slides]

25. How Long the Gifts are to Last, Part 2 (1 Corinthians13:8-13) [Ppt slides]

25. How the Gifts Are to be Regulated (1 Corinthians 14) [Ppt slides]

26. The Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15) [Ppt slides]

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Studies in Hebrews by Bill Lockwood (April - November 2014)

1. Purpose of Hebrews [Ppt slides]
    Jesus is the perfection, or completion, of God's plan, the ultimate answer for mankind for all time

2. Revelation in a Son [Ppt slides]
    A contrast between God's covenant with the Jews sent through Moses and His final covenant in effect today sent through Jesus Christ followed by the description given showing the glory of the Son of God

3. Christ Above the Angels (Hebrews 1) [Ppt slides]
    Jesus is superior to angels as heir to all things including a seat at the right hand of the Father

4. Give the More Earnest Heed! (Hebrews 2:1-4) [Ppt slides]
    A pause in the discourse to emphasize the necessity of heeding the message of Christ and an inventory of things that can get in our way

5. The Captain of our Salvation (Hebrews 2:5-9) [Ppt slides]
    Jesus is qualified to be the captain or author of our salvation

6. The Way of Salvation (Hebrews 2:10-18) [Ppt slides]
    Jesus is qualified to be our High Priest through His tempations and sufferings

7. An Admonition of Faithfulness (Hebrews 3) [Ppt slides]
    Jesus, the Son, is greater than Moses, the servant

8. The Gospel of Rest (Hebrews 4) [Ppt slides]
    Salvation, permanent rest, is the result of living a faithful life

9. Christ, a God-Appointed Priest (Hebrews 5:1-10) [Ppt slides]
    Two qualifications of the High Priest and how each applies to Christ

10. The Teacher's Complaint, Part 1 (Hebrews 5:11-14) [Ppt slides]
    Paul reproves the Hebrew Chritians for not growing as they should as Christians and ways we can avoid the same situation

11. The Teacher's Complaint, Part 2 (Hebrews 6:1-8) [Ppt slides]
    A continuation of a study on the lack of growth and its likelihood toward apostasy

12. Jesus Christ: Anchor of the Soul (Hebrews 6:9-20) [Ppt slides]
    Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham for something greater to come

13. Christ, A Priest After the Order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7) [Ppt slides]
    The priesthood of Melchizedek, as a type for Christ's priesthood, is greater than the Aaronic priesthood

14. Christ, the Perfect High Priest (Hebrews 7) [Ppt slides]
    Examines the office of High priest, its imperfections under the Law of Moses and its perfection in Christ

15. The New Covenant (Hebrews 8) [Ppt slides]
    God's old Covenant with the Jews, never intended to be permanent, is inferior to the new Covenant, available through Christ

16. Christ's Eternal Redemption (Hebrews 9:1-14) [Ppt slides]
    The supremacy of the eternal, once for all, redemption through the blood of Christ over the temporary redemption through the blood of animals under the Law of Moses

17. Power in the Blood (Hebrews 9:15-28) [Ppt slides]
    The blood of Jesus is powerful enouogh to bring in a new Covenant after the sacrifice of His life

18. Christ's Sufficient Sacrifice (Hebrews 10:1-18) [Ppt slides]
    Comparison of the insufficiency of animal sacrifices under the old Covenant to cover sin and remove its reward and the sufficiency of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to cover sin and provide a way of salvation

19. Draw Near to Christ! (Hebrews 10:19-25) [Ppt slides]
    Exhortation to live with confidence in the hope provided by the blood of Jesus

20. The Peril of Apostacy (Hebrews 10:26-39) [Ppt slides]
    Exhortation against turning away from God

21. Hall of Fame of Faith (Hebrews 11:1-12:2) [Ppt slides]
    Encouagement derived from examples of the lives of faithful followers of God from both the Patriarchial and Mosaical times as well as Jesus Christ and His apostles

22. The Race That is Set Before Us (Hebrews 12:1-13) [Ppt slides]
    Examination of motives for running the Christian race and the desired goal of suffering

23. Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken (Hebrews 12:18-29) [Ppt slides]
    Comparison of the eternal kingdom of Christ with the temporary kingdom of the Israelites

24. We Have an Altar (Hebrews 13:9-16) [Ppt sides]
    Reminder that we have an altar better than that under the Law of Moses and a command to continually offer sacrifices on that altar

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Studies in Hebrews: The Supremacy of Christ by Bill Lockwood (December 2017 - present)

1.  The Supremacy of Christ

2. Overview

3. Title?

4. Title?

5. The Future is Now

6. Captain of Our Salvation

7. The Way of Salvation

8. Admonition to Faithfulness, Pt. 1 (Hebrews 3)
   Jesus is greater than Moses and the rejection of Jesus is more fearful than rejecting Moses.

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Studies in Revelation by Bill Lockwood (July - December 2015)

1. The Character of Revelation [Ppt slides]
    The format of the book, the key to understanding it, and its apolcalyptic nature

2. Four Views of Revelation (Revelation 1:1-3) [Ppt slides]
    Four approaches to understanding the book of Revelation: Preterist, Historicist, Spiritual, and Futurist

3. Date of Revelation [Ppt slides]
    The validity of dating the writing of the book in the 60s (before the fall of Jerusalem) versus the 90s (after the fall of Jerusalem)

4. Importance of the Fall of Jerusalem [Ppt slides]
    Why God predicted the fall of Jerusalem

5. The Theme of Revelation [Ppt slides]
    The significance of three phrases repeated in Revelation: 'shortly come to pass,' 'the time is at hand,' and 'Behold I come quickly'

6. Outline of the Apocalypse [Ppt slides]
    An overview of the book following the letters to the seven churches: the revelation of the Lamb (ch 4-11) and the revelation of the bride, the wife of the Lamb (ch 12-22)

7. Opening of the Seals (Revelation 6) [Ppt slides]
    The beginning of the primary message of the book and some practical lessons from that message

8. The 144,000 (Revelation 7) [Ppt slides]
    Backgrouond of the book leading to the application of the message to 1st-century Christians and error taught today regarding it

9. The Seven Trumpets (Revelation 8-11) [Ppt slides]
    Destruction tied to the trumpet blasts and the interlude between 6th and 7th trumpet, followed by lessons for today

10. End of the Age (Revelation 10:7) [Ppt slides]
    Teaching on the end of the age; a warning for 1st-century Christians or us today?

11. Holy War (Revelation 12) [Ppt slides]
    A bridge between the first and second parts of the book describing Satan's attempts to thwart God's plan for mankind

12. The Beast of Revelation: 666 (Revelation 13:18) [Ppt slides]
    Identification of the beast of Revelation and the man whose number is 666

13. Revelation of Triumph and Judgement: Great Winepress of the Wrath of God (Revelation 14) [Ppt slides]
    Six pictures regarding triumph and judgement

14. Judgement From the Sanctuary (Revelation 16) [Ppt slides]
    Judgement represented by the pouring out of 7 bowls of wrath

15. The False Bride (Revelation 17) [Ppt slides]
    The woman riding the beast and how she is brought to ruin

16. The Martyr's Milennium (Revelation 20:1-6) [Ppt slides]
    The victory over Satan and his followers of Jesus and the martyrs who believed and died for their testimony of Him

17. New Heaven, New Earth (Revelation 21-22) [Ppt slides]
    The new heaven and new earth and their relationship to the church

18. The Purpose of Revelation, Part 1 [Ppt slides]
    Conclusion of the study of Revelation looking at the relevance of the book to us today

19. The Purpose of Revelation, Part 2 [Ppt slides]
    Conclusion of the study of Revelation looking at the relevance of the book to us today

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New Testament Topics

The Bible and the Future | Bible Basics | Christ: The Fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets | Christianity | The church | Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Christ | Does God Care? | Early Christians Speak | Episodes in the Life of Christ | Evangelism: His Eternal Plan | Faith, Hope and Love | First Principles | For Fear of the Jews | Islam vs. Christianity | Parables for Our Personal Profit | Parables of Jesus Christ | Paul's Journey to Jerusalem | Prayers of Paul | Premillennialism | Resurrection of Christ | Salvation | The Work of the church


The Bible and the Future by Bill Lockwood (August - December 2017)

1. The Old Testament and Eschatology [Ppt slides]

2. The Outpouring of the Spirit: Joel (Joel 2:28-32) [Ppt slides]

3. The Day of the Lord [Ppt slides]

4. The Restoration of Israel, Part 1 [Ppt slides]

5. The Restoration of Israel, Part 2 [Ppt slides]

6. A New Heavens and a New Earth  [Ppt slides]

7. The Meaning of History, Part 1 [Ppt slides]

8. The Meaning of History, Part 2 [Ppt slides]

9. The Already and Not Yet (1 Peter 1:3-9) [Ppt slides]

10. A Plea for Unity

11. The Kingdom of God

12. Victory Day for Christians

13. Running the Race

14. The Judgement of Christ

15. The Day the Lord Will Come

16. Title?

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Bible Basics by Bill Lockwood (November 2014 - February 2015)

1. Walking by Faith [Ppt slides]
    The fundamental principle of faith, following what God says; how it applies to worship, and examples of worship following and not following this fundamental principle

2. How Shalt Man Come Before God? [Ppt slides]
    Offering only what is authorized by God is the only scriptural way for man to approach God in worship

3. God's Law of Authority [Ppt slides]
    Since God has authority over individuals, the church and all the world, we must use the Bible to determine what He has authorized or not authorized for our behavior

4. Midway's Symbol of Apostasy [Ppt slides]
    Instrumental music in the worship service is an addition to God's plan

5. The church of Christ is Different [Ppt slides]
    The church is different from other religions, sects, and belief systems in both faith and practice

6. The church as Presented in Ephesians [Ppt slides]
    Five descriptions of the church as presented in Paul's letter to the Ephesian church

7. Neither Catholic, Protestant, nor Jew [Ppt slides]
    The church of Christ is different from Judiasm since that doctrine was nailed to the cross and different from Catholicism and Protestantism since both of those doctrines follow more than just the Bible

8. Sin of Sectariansim, Part 1 [Ppt slides]
    Description and discussion of denominations, sects, and schisms and God's view of these divisions

9. Sin of Sectarianism, Part 2: Doctrinal Departure [Ppt slides]
    The error of the denominational doctrine of total hereditary depravity

10. How to Be Converted [Ppt slides]
    Based on a presentation of truth, conversion is a voluntary change of principle as well as a change in our heart, conduct, and relationship with God

11. Three Kinds of Righteousness [Ppt slides]
    Only by following the righteousness of God, rather than that of man or Moses, will we be able to be in or return to fellowship with God

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Christ: The Fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets by Bill Lockwood (August - November 2016)

1. The New Covenant [Ppt slides]
    Examination of the new Covenant, the value of the old Covenant, and their relationship to one another

2. The Law and the Prophets (Matthew 5:17-19) [Ppt slides]
    Defining what constitutes the law that Jesus fulfilled

3. Fulfillment? [Ppt slides]
    The meaning of fulfillment using lexicons, commentaries, context, parallel passages, and what it could NOT be

4. Passing of the Law [Ppt slides]
    Jesus' teaching on the length of time the Law of Moses would be in effect

5. Justification by Faith: The Heart of the Matter (Galatians 3:1 - 4:6) [Ppt slides]

6. Paul's Allegory: An Introduction to Miraculous Gifts (Galatians 4:21-31) [Ppt slides]

7. Christ Fulfilled the Types, Part 1 [Ppt slides]
    Types are defined and their duration and value are also examined

8. Christ Fulfilled the Types, Part 2 [Ppt slides]
    Different kinds of types are examined

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Christianity by Ed Wharton (April 19-22, 2015)

1. Christianity: Hoax or History
    Since testimony from writings contemporary with the New Testament prove Christ lived and the church existed, i.e. the New Testament is historically accurate, then that adds validity to the claims Jesus made

2. Freed for Freedom
    Through baptism we are freed from the guilt and penalty of sin but we must keep our faith in Christ through ongoing obedience so we do not fall away into a life of sin again

3. The Means of Our Confidence
    We can have confidence in our salvation through the principle of justification by faith in spite of the fact that we sin

4. The Distinct Identity of God's People
    Jesus' work of redemption was completed at the cross bringing a new kind of covenant offering salvaion by education

5. Sins Forgiven or Sins Retained (John 20:21-23)
    The Holy Spirit miraculously gave the Apostles the words of the Father to teach to others; we have those words today in the Bible

6. The Distinctive Identity of the church
    The importance of the church which Jesus built on the foundation of His divine nature

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The church by Bill Lockwood (August - September 2013)

1. The Cross and the church

2. The church of Prophecy

3. The Establishment of the church

4. Importance of the church

5. The church of Christ is Different

6. The church of Christ is Undenominational

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Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Christ by Bill Lockwood (June - November 2014)

1. The Beginning of the End (Matthew 26:1-5, 14-26) [Ppt slides]
    The plot of the Jews and the assistance of Judas to seize and kill Christ

2. In the Garden (Matthew 26:36-46) [Ppt slides]
    Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemene preceding and in preparation for His arrest

3. Arrest of Christ (John 18:1-12) [Ppt slides]
    Judas' betrayal of Jesus culminates in the Garden using the Roman government

4. Trial Before Annas (John 18:12-14, 19-24) [Ppt slides]
    The first trial of Jesus, an illegal one, before the Jewish council, led by Annas

5. Trial before Caiaphas (Matthew 27:57-66) [Ppt slides]
    The second trial of Jesus, before the high priest, Caiaphas, at which Jesus remained silent until the end when He agreed that He is the Son of God

6. Denial by Peter (Luke 22:54-62) [Ppt slides]
    The prophecy of Jesus regarding Peter's betrayal of Jesus is fulfilled

7. Suicide of Judas (Matthew 27:1-10) [Ppt slides]
    Judas chooses a regrettable response to his betrayal of Jesus after the Jewish council dismisses his efforts to repent

8. First Trial Before Pilate (John 18:28-38) [Ppt slides]
    The first trial under a judge with power over the life of Jesus who tries to get the Jews to changes their minds but ultimately will not defy them

9. Trial Before Herod Antipas (Luke 12:8-12) [Ppt slides]
    Pilate sends Jesus to Herod for trial but Herod just wants to see a miracle, recognizes His innocence, and sends Him back to Pilate

10. Final Trial Before Pilate (John 18:28 - 19:16) [Ppt slides]
    Pilate tries again to convince the Jews to accept the release of Jesus but they shout for the murderer Barabbas and Pilate ceremonially washes his hands of their sin

11. Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows) (Luke 23:28-31) [Ppt slides]
    Jesus' walk from the judgement seat of Pilate to the place of the crucifixion

12. Golgotha (Matthew 27:32-44) [Ppt slides]
    A description of the place of the crucifixion, the act itself and the mocking of those observing His death

13. Seven Statements From the Cross [Ppt slides]
    The words Jesus spoke from the cross in approximate chronological order and some lessons we can learn from them

14. Day of Crucifixion (John 19:31-37) [Ppt slides]
    Treatise on what day of the week the crucifixion occurred and why it matters

15. Burial of Jesus' Body (Matthew 27:57-66, John 19:38-42) [Ppt slides]
    Basic facts of the burial of Jesus' body as found in the scriptures

16. First Four Appearances of Jesus [Ppt slides]
    Handout: Sequence of Events of the Resurrection
    The first four times Jesus appears to others on earth after His burial, proving his resurrection

17. Last Appearances of Jesus (Luke 24:36-43, John 20:19-23) [Ppt slides]
    The final appearances of Jesus before His ascension, further proving His resurrection 

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Does God Care? by Bill Lockwood (April - June 2017)

1. Introduction

2. Profiting From Our Losses (Hebrews 12:7-13)

3. More Than Conquerers

4. The Problem of Human Suffering

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Early Christians Speak by Bill Lockwood (April - August 2016)

1. Faith & Life in the First Three Centuries [Ppt slides]

2. The Faith, Once for All, Delivered to the Saints [Ppt slides]
    Comparison of the Bible's viewpoint and those of 2nd and 3rd century Christian writers regarding the delivery of the gospel and some of the basic beliefs concerning Christianity and the church

3. Baptism in the Second Century [Ppt slides]

4. Altenatives to Immersion [Ppt slides]
     Consideration of the mode of baptism from the Bible versus Christian writers in the early centuries

5. Christian Assemblies [Ppt slides]
    The day and necessity of assemblies of the church in the Bible and the first three centuries

6. Early Worship Services [Ppt slides]
    The content and method of worship in the Bible and the first three centuries

7. The Lord's Supper [Ppt slides]

8. The Real Presence in the Lord's Supper [Ppt slides]

9. The Love Feast (Agape) [Ppt slides]

10. The Organization of the Early church [Ppt slides]

11. Government of the Local church [Ppt slides]

12. Discipline of the church [Ppt slides]

13. Women in the church [Ppt slides]

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Handouts: Early Christians Speak


Episodes in the Life of Christ by Bill Lockwood (August/September 2015)

1. Children in the Marketplace (Matthew 11:16-19) [Ppt slides]
    Focus on pleasing God rather than men

2. Go Say to That Fox (Luke 13:31-34) [Ppt slides]
    Jesus answered the threat from Herod by reminding everyone that we need to please God rather than men

3. In the Home of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42) [Ppt slides]
    Keep our priorities fixed on God

4. Worship in Spirit and Truth (John 4:20-24) [Ppt slides]
    Jesus describes a change in worship that is coming after His death

5. The Transfiguration (Luke 9:28-35) [Ppt slides]
    Elijah and Moses meet Jesus on the mountaintop, Jesus prays, they discuss His upcoming departure, and God declares the preeminence of Jesus

6. The Temptation of James and John (Mark 10:35-45) [Ppt slides]
    Common temptation for mankind, a desire for worldly power and glory

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Evangelism: His Etermal Plan by Jerry Tallman (February 15-17, 2015)

1. From Conversation to Conversion
    The Gospel is for every person and we have a God-given directive to share it with the world

2. A Heart for Evangelism
    A heart filled with compassion is necessary to share the Gospel effectively

3. Stating a Bible Study
    Suggestions for starting a dialog with people that can lead to a Bible study and a step-by-step example of how to stat the first study

4. Man's Sin Problem, God's Solution
    Suggestions for a study of sin and its consequences and God's solution, Jesus, and the steps necessary to get forgiveness for sin

5. Responding to a Living God
    The actions required on our part to receive the promises of God  

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Faith, Hope and Love by Bill Lockwood (June - August 2017)

1. Love

2. A New Commandment

3. Faith and Evidence

4. Jesus Christ; Anchor of the Soul, Encouragement to Persevere

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First Principles by Bill Lockwood (March - April 2017)

1. The Two Creations

2. God's Law of Authority

3. Bible Authority vs. Relativism

4. Scriptures Are From Heaven

5. What is Truth?

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 For Fear of the Jews by Bill Lockwood (March - April 2015)

1. Introduction
    Just as Christians fought the fear of the Jewish leadership in the first century, so do many today

2. Black Fire on White Fire: Part 1
    Modern-day Talmudic Judaism's method of interpretation of scripture, placing a preference for oral tradition, represented by the white spaces on the pages, over God's written words

3. Black Fire on White Fire: Part 2
    Continuation of the methodology for intepreting scripture in Talmudic Judaism

4. The Diety of Jesus
    The importance of the diety of Jesus and opposition to it from Bible times to the present

5. Collapse of Christianity to Judaism
    Modern-day relationship between Judaism and most religions that identify themselves as Christian

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Islam vs. Christianity by Bill Lockwood (September 2012)

1. Introduction to Islam
    The inspiration of the Bible versus the Koran is examined as well as an overview of the teachings of Islam and a look at its leader Mohammad

2. Sin and Salvation
    A comparison of the Bible and the Koran regarding the teaching on sin and salvation

3. The War on Women
    The Iron Rule of Islam versus the Silver Rule of Judaism versus the Golden Rule of Christianity

4. The Religion of the Sword
    Jesus taught a gospel of peace while Mohammad taught a religion of violence

5. The Totalitarian Nature of Islam
    The nature of Islam as shown by their goal of world domination, their world view of Sharia law, the totalitarian nature of that law and their warnings to the West

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Parables for Our Personal Profit by Bill Lockwood (October - December 2013)

1. Parable of the Sower (Luke 8:1-15) [Ppt slides]
    Examination of the danger of false expectations as we sow the seed

2. Parable of Tower and Warring King (Luke 14:25-35) [Ppt slides]
    Discipleship is worth any cost

3. Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) [Ppt slides]
    Personal service is required to please God

4. Parable of Wicked Tenants (Mark 12:1-12) [Ppt slides]
    Do not reject Jesus, the Son, or you will be rejected by God

5. Parable of the Wineskins (Luke 5:33-39, Mark 2:13-22) [Ppt slides]
    We must look to the new gospel Jesus taught and not return to the former Law of Judaism or add new "patches" to His gospel

6. Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) [Ppt slides]
    Liberty from God's law is misery and loving the lost is the point of Christianity

7. Parable of the Unjust Steward (Luke 14:1-24) [Ppt slides]
    We must be diligent in persuing our spiritual goals

8. Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-46) [Ppt slides]
    Personal responsibility in following God's standard

9. Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) [Ppt slides]
    Christians must ALWAYS be prepared for the return of Christ; we cannot get our preparation from anyone else; anything worthwhile takes preparation

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Parables of Jesus Christ by Bill Lockwood (February 2018)

1. The Sower (Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15)

2. The Tares (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

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Paul's Journey to Jerusalem by Bill Lockwood (January - April 2014)

1. Paul's Secret to Success (Acts 19:21-22)

2. Artemis of Ephesus (Acts 19:23-40)

3. To Troas by Corinth: A Travel Log (Acts 20:1-6)

4. Troas and Simplicity of New Testament Worship (Acts 20:7-12)

5. The Isles of Greece (Acts 20:13-16)

6. Paul's Speech to the Ephesian Elders

7. On to Phoenicia!

8. Paul Arrives in Jerusalem

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Prayers of Paul by Bill Lockwood (January - April 2016)

1. Why Did Paul Offer This Prayer? (Colossians 1:1-18) [Ppt slides]
    Writing from prison in Rome, Paul explains to the Christians in Colossae the things for which he is praying, how he is praying, and why he is praying

2. Promoting Spiritual Life (Colossians 1:9-14) [Ppt slides]
    Paul's prayer for the Colossians, to live in a manner worth of the Lord

3. Prayer for Power (Ephesians 3:14-21) [Ppt slides]
    Because of his thankfulness for the Lord's church, Paul prays for a strengthening of the Christians at Ephesus through the Holy Spirit for a better understanding of Christ's love for each of them

4. A Passion for People: Part 1 (1 Thessalonians 3:1-8) [Ppt slides]
    The context for Paul's prayer regarding the Christians in Thessalonica was his concern for their souls and his delight in the good news of their faith

5. A Passion for People: Part 2 (1 Thessalonians 3:9-13) [Ppt slides]
    Paul's prayer for the Christians in Thessalonica includes gratitude for their faith and a petition that their love grow for each other and all people for the purpose of preparing them for the Lord's return

6. Overcoming Dullness (Philippians 1:9-11) [Ppt slides]
    Paul's prayer for the Phiippians was that they continue to abound in love, knowledge and discernment so they can recognize what is excellent in order to be ready for the return of the Lord

7. Praying to the Sovereign God (Ephesians 1:15-23) [Ppt slides]
    Paul's prayer for the Ephesians centers on our hope in Christ Jesus and their ability to discern it

8. Prayer for Ministry (Romans 15:30-33) [Ppt slides]
    Paul's earnest request for the Roman Christians to pray for him and his work preaching the gospel

9. The Framework of Prayer (2 Thessalonians 1:3-10) [Ppt slides]
    Consideration of what led to the prayer in the following verses

10. Worthy Petitions (2 Thessalonians 1:11-12) [Ppt slides]
    Paul prays the Thessalonian Christians will live a life worthy of the invitation God has given through the gospel and, in so doing, God's power will bless all their good works

11. Prayer for Unity (Romans 15:1-7) [Ppt slides]
    Paul begins by exhorting the strong Christians to help the weak for the purpose of edifying each other then prays they live in unity with one another according to the teachings of Christ so God can be glorified

12. A Prayer Offered in Praise (Romans 15:8-13) [Ppt slides]
    Paul prays for joy, peace, and hope for the Roman Christians

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Premillennialism by Bill Lockwood (October 2011)

1. Premillennialism: A System of Unbelief [Ppt slides]
    An explanation of the doctrine of premillennialsim and what Jesus and the Old Testament prophets have to say about it

2. Premillennial Belief: Why It Is Dangerous [Ppt slides]
    Six reasons it is important to understand the doctrine of prermillennialism

3. Dispensationalism in History [Ppt slides]
    How Dispensational Premillennialism has become so widespread among churches in America

4. Israel in Bible Prophecy [Ppt slides]
    The Bible shows that all the promises made to Abraham concerning the Israelites have been fulfilled

5. The Throne of David [Ppt slides]
    Old Testament prophecies regarding Jesus sitting on the throne of David have been fulfilled

6. The Gospel Promised Afore (Romans 1:1-7) [Ppt slides]
    How the inspired writers of the New Testament interpreted the Old Testament prophecies regarding the gospel

7. The Prophecy of Matthew 24 (Matthew 24) [Ppt slides]
    Description of the prophecy of Jesus to his disciples regarding the destruction of Jerusalem and when it would all be fulfilled

8. Overview of Revelation [Ppt slides]
    The purpose and fulfillment of the prophesies in the book of Revelation

9. Daniel: God Rules in the Kingdoms of Men [Ppt slides]
    The effect of the book of Daniel on the Jews regarding the future kingdom of God

10. Daniel's 70 Weeks (Daniel 9:24-27) [Ppt slides]
   The prophecy of Daniel regarding the coming of the Messiah

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Resurrection of Christ by Bill Lockwood (January - March 2017)

1. The State of the Question, part 1

2. Resurrection as a Miracle

3. Was Our Lord Really Dead and then Alive?

4. Why Seek the Living Among the Dead? (Luke 24:1-6)

5. Credibility of the Resurrection

6. Results of the Resurrection

7. Evidence from the Lord's Brother

8. The Man From Tarsus

9. CComparative Religion

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 Salvation by Ed Wharton (March 6-9, 2016)

1. The Final Transition/a> [Ppt slides]
    The fact of the resurrection and the change in our bodies at that time

2. The Implications of Christ's Resurrection [Ppt slides]
    The relationship between salvation and the resurrection of Jesus Christ

3. From Fanaticism to Faith [Ppt slides]
    Proving the fact of the resurrection using one example from history, the life of Saul of Tarsus, aka the Apostle Paul

4. The Kind of Faith That Saves [Ppt slides]
    Faith that saves has always and continues to be an obedient working faith

5. Repentance: What It Really Is
    In order to be saved, one must know the truth, feel the guilt of sin and have the will to obey what God commands

6. The Power to Carry Through [Ppt slides]
    The Godhead provides us with help to live the Christian life

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The Work of the church by Bill Lockwood (May/June 2015)

1. Continuing the Work of Jesus [Ppt slides]

2. Evangelism [Ppt slides]

3. Edification of the church [Ppt slides]

4. The Day of Debates [Ppt slides]

5. Benevolent Work of the church and Leadership [Ppt slides]

6. Pillar and Ground of the Truth [Ppt slides]

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Old Testament Topics

The Life of Moses | The Judges: God's War Against Humanism

The Life of Moses by Bill Lockwood (May - December 2013)

1. Background to the Book of Exodus [Ppt slides]
    The culture and daily life of the Hebrews as a background for the life of Moses

2. God's Providence [Ppt slides]
    How God worked in Moses' life from his birth through early adulthood and into the land of Midian

3. The Call of Moses (Exodus 3-4) [Ppt slides]
    Moses receives his mission from God in the burning bush and is given signs to use when talking to the Hebrews and Pharaoh as well as a consideration of their purpose

4. Moses Returns to Egypt (Exodus 4:20-31) [Ppt slides]
    God instructs Moses regarding his return to Egypt and the reaction of Pharaoh to the demands from God and the plagues He sent

5. The Ten Strokes [Ppt slides]
    The plagues God brought against Egypt so the Egyptians and Israelites would know that He is Jehovah, the faithful God

6. Departure from Egypt (Exodus 12:1-15:22) [Ppt slides]
    Israel becomes a nation as they are delivered from Egypt by God following the institution of the Passover and the final plague

7. Manna: The Lord Provides (Exodus 15:23-16:36) [Ppt slides]
    Beginning the new nation of Israel's wilderness wanderings and God's provisions for them

8. Water from the Rock (1 Corinthians 10:1-4) [Ppt slides]
    Stories in the lives of the Israelites provide us with spiritual lessons for our lives

9. Lessons in Leadership (Exodus 18) [Ppt slides]
    Lessons on being a leader that Moses learned from his father-in-law Jethro

10. The Ten Words (Exodus 19:1-20:17) [Ppt slides]
    The Israelites travel to Mt. Sinai and receive the Ten Words, i.e., Commandments, given by God there

11. Sin at Sinai [Ppt slides]
    The Israelites sin while God gives Moses their laws and must face the consequences

12. Sacrifice and Sanctity of Blood (Leviticus 17:11) [Ppt slides]
    A closer look at the Levitical priesthood system God established at Mt. Sinai

13. Intercession of Moses (Exodus 33-34) [Ppt slides]
    Moses intercedes with God on behalf of the Israelites and God agrees to renew his covenant with them, conditional on obedience as before

14. Nadab and Abihu (Leviticus 10:1-3) [Ppt slides]
    The theme of holiness and the love of God in the book of Leviticus shows the gravity of sin, i.e. wronging Almighty God, as exhibited by Nadab and Abihu

15. Overview of Numbers [Ppt slides]
    Three sections of the book of Numbers are summarized; the Israelites at Sinai, their journey to Canaan, and their time at Moab

16. The Murmuring of Miriam (Numbers 12) [Ppt slides]
    Miriam leads murmuring against Moses and God's response to her behavior

17. Rebellion at Kadesh (Numbers 13-14) [Ppt slides]
    The Israelites rebel against God's instructions to take the land of Canaan due to their fear and lack of trust in God and the resulting decree from God

18. The Rebellion of Korah (Numbers 16) [Ppt slides]
    Rebellion against God's appointed leaders and God's response

19. Water From the Rock (Numbers 20) [Ppt slides]
    The death of Miriam and more complaining by the Israelites leads to a sin by Moses and Aaron that precludes them from entering the promised land of Canaan followed by a trek around Edom and the death of Aaron

20. The Brass Serpent (Numbers 21) [Ppt slides]
    Israel's sin of ungratefulness and the brass serpent God uses to save them along with a discussion of types and antitypes as demonstrated in this story

21. History of Balaam: Heathenism vs. People of God (Numbers 22) [Ppt slides]
    Balaam is hired by King Balak to curse the Israelites but God thwarts his efforts

22. History of Balaam: Prophecies and the End of Balaam [Ppt slides]
    God causes Balaam to bless Israel rather than curse them yet Balaam suggests a temptation that almost destroys the nation of Israel

23. Moses' Impending Death (Numbers 27-31) [Ppt slides]
    Moses prepares the people for their entrance into Canaan, passing leadership to Joshua

24. Be Sure Your Sins Will Find You Out (Numbers 32) [Ppt slides]
    Moses admonishes people that God's patience will end at some point and they will receive the just reward or punishment for their behavior

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The Judges: God's War Against Humanism by Bill Lockwood (November 2015 - March 2016)

1. Caleb: Conquering the Giants (Judges 1:8-15, Joshua 15:13-14) [Ppt slides]
    Caleb settled in the land around Hebron, choosing land inhabited by giants to conquer as commanded by God

2. The Proressive Failure of God's People (Judges 1:18-2:10) [Ppt slides]
    The progression of Israel's failure to follow God's commands regarding conquering the land of Canaan leading to a generation who did not know God

3. Baal Religion: A Clash of Cultures (Judges 2:11-3:6) [Ppt slides]
    The compromises the Israelites made with the Canaanite people and how it corrupted their culture

4. Ehud: Sodom Resurgent (Judges 3:12-31) [Ppt slides]
    Ehud begins a revolt against the Moabites by killing their king, Eglon, and leads them to a victory provided by the Lord

5. Deborah: A Mother in Israel (Judges 4) [Ppt slides]
    A story of great female leadership brought on by the lack of strong male leadership

6. Gideon's Band: Sifted for Service (Judges 7:1-8) [Ppt slides]
    Though Gideon asked for signs to prove God's statements, appearing to doubt, he did as God commanded in every way

7. Gideon and the Drift Toward Statism (Judges 7:9-8:27) [Ppt slides]
    With God's help Gideon's small army defeats the Midianites and he withstands the people's request he begin a dynasty but leads them in creating a golden idol to worship

8. Abimelech: Israel's First King (Judges 8-9) [Ppt slides]
    Abimelech agrees to be king over Israel but his reign is short-lived when the people become discontended with him

9. Minor Judges: Drifting Toward Humanistic Kingship (Judges 10:1-5, 12:8-15) [Ppt slides]
    Stories of the judges of whom very little is said: Tola, Jair, Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon, and the use nations have made of the stories of the judges

10. Jephthah: Mighty Man of Valor (Judges 10-11) [Ppt slides]
    An inter-family war among the tribes of Israel caused by jealousy and angry words

11. Religious Apostasy: Micah and the Levite and How Denominations Get Started (Judges 17-18) [Ppt slides]
    The tribe of Dan set up their own sanctuary as an alternative to the one authorized by God

12. A Study of Limited Government (Judges 19-21) [Ppt slides]
    Moral apostasy always follow religios apostasy as exhibited by the story of Gibeah

13. Samson (Judges 13-16) [Ppt slides]
    Despite working many great feats for God, Samson never conquered his lack of humility

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General Topics

Bible Lands | Heroes, Heroines and Villains | Sciene vs. Evolution

Bible Lands by Bill Lockwood (November 2014 - 2015)

1. Mt. Sinai

2. Southern Palestine

3. Mt. Nebo

4. Petra, God is Our Refuge

5. Hebron

6. The Dead Sea and Sodom

7. Bethel and Jacob's Ladder

8. Shiloh and a Home Without Restraints

9. Mt. Carmel

10. Samaria

11. Caesarea Philippi and the Divinity of Christ

12. Mt.Tabor, Reflections on Authority

13. Nazareth, Be It Unto Me According to Thy Word

14. Bethlehem, The Cradle and the Throne

15. The Jordan River and the Baptism of Jesus

16. Sea of Galilee

17. Tiberias and the Master's Men

18. Capernaum, the Worship Habit

19. Jacob's Well and Sychar

20. Decapolis, Sending Jesus Away

21. Jericho, A Christian View of Things

22. Bethany, The Resurrection and the Life

23. Jerusalem, A Mournful Apostrophe

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Heroes, Heroines and Villians by Bill Lockwood (February - May 2014)

1. Joseph and the Providence of God

2. Rahab the Harlot

3. Micaiah, the Prophet

4. Hannah

5. Jehoshaphat, A Study in Compromise

6. Barnabas

7. King Ahab

8. Ruth

9. Mary Magdalene

10. David, A Life of Trust

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Science vs. Evolution, Seminar by Dr. Jeff Miller (May 19-21, 2017)

Session 1: Introduction to the Laws, Theistic Evolution

Session 2: The Big Bang, 1st & 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics, Law of Causality

Session 3: Laws of Probability, Law of Biogenesis, Genetic Mutation

Session 4: Embryonic Recapitulation, Homologous Structures, Genetic Similarities, Horse Evolution, Whale Evolution, Vestigial Organs and Genes

Session 5: The Fossil Record

Session 6: Uniformitarianism and Dating Methods

Session 7: Why Be An Atheist?

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