The Case for Christ


The Case for Christ: A Course in Christian Witness

as used at Camp Vatra, Summer 2003 A Teen Study Guide based on Lee Strobel’s popular book, "The Case For Christ": A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI. Zondervan. 1998. Also utilizing the Student Version of "The Case For…

Testing the Eyewitnesses Worksheet

Each group will be assigned 2 of these tests. Look at the passages recommended and determine if the gospels can pass this test or reliability. Be ready to answer as a group why or why not? Intention test: does the eyewitness intend to accurately report…

Session 9: Final Deliberations and the Jury’s Decision

Respected Ladies and Gentlemen of the Juries, you have now heard the evidence and the arguments for and against the person of Jesus of Nazareth. It is time for you to decide whether you will find Him guilty of misrepresentation, as the Prosecution has attempted to…

Session 8: The Resurrection: Hoax or History?

Review: Yesterday we considered the possibility that Jesus did not rise from the dead because He did not really die from the Crucifixion. This is actually believed by millions of people in the world who follow the Islamic scripture, the Koran. What are some of the…

Session 7: Jesus on the Witness Stand II

Review: Last time we discussed what Jesus said and presumably thought about Himself. Did He speak of Himself as the Messiah, the Son of God, equal to the Father? Why do you think some people think he did not? Opening Question: Have you ever believed something for…

Session 6: Jesus on the Witness Stand I

Review: What is corroborating evidence? What kinds of corroborating evidence do we have for the Gospels? How can we respond to those scholars who reject or rebut the evidence Christians have for their faith? Opening Question: Did you ever have your words twisted…

Session 5: Corroborating Evidence

Review: How many manuscripts of the NT do we have available? How pure is the NT to its original form? Why is that important? Opening question: Has there ever been a time in your life when you did not believe someone until they could offer some outside evidence to…

Session 4: The Documentary Evidence

Review: How can we determine whether or not the evangelists are trustworthy witnesses? Do their testimonies stand up to scrutiny? Opening Question: Did you ever copy somebody else’s work? Why? What were you most concerned about when copying it? Hear Ye! …

Session 3: The Evangelists on the Witness Stand

Review: Who are the four evangelists? What is their basis of authority for being eyewitnesses? Opening Question: Have you ever felt the need to test someone’s word to see if what they were saying could be trusted or not? How did you? What did you conclude? We…

Session 2: The Gospel and the Evidence

Objectives: List the four gospels Identify the gospels as eye-witness testimonies and enter them into evidence Apply typical legal standards of eyewitness testimony to the gospel authors Decide…