Posts by Eric Lyons

Why Jesus?: Why Is Jesus’ Resurrection Special?

Given all of the recorded resurrections in Scripture, what’s so important about Jesus’ resurrection? If others in the past have died to live again, what makes Jesus coming back from the dead so unique? Why is His resurrection more significant than any other?

Why Jesus?: Was Jesus a Liar?

How could Jesus say in John 5:31, “If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is NOT true,” and then say in John 8:14, “Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness IS true.” How are these not contradictory statements? Join Eric Lyons as he explains the perfect harmony of these two very different statements.

Why Jesus?: Is Jesus’ Genealogy a Joke?

How could Jesus’ father, Joseph, be the son of both Jacob and Heli? Are Jesus’ genealogies in Matthew 1 and Luke 3 contradictory? Join Eric Lyons as he considers seven brief reasons why the genealogies of Jesus are perfectly consistent.

Why Jesus?: Did Jesus Condone Lawbreaking?

How could Jesus defend his apostles plucking heads of grain on the Sabbath? According to the Pharisees, the disciples acted unlawfully, yet Jesus said they were guiltless. Was Jesus justifying lawbreaking, or were the Pharisees’ criticisms unjustified?

Why Jesus?: Was Jesus a Thief?

Some modern critics of Christ contend that Jesus commanded His disciples to steal a donkey and her colt before entering Jerusalem during the final week of His life. Can a legitimate case against the Christ be made, or is this just another trumped-up charge?

Why Jesus?: Are Christ and Christianity Unoriginal?

How can Christianity be “original” if stories that predate the time of Christ allude to gods who were born on December 25th, were called the Son of God, and were raised only a few days after their deaths? Join Eric Lyons as he addresses these criticisms of Jesus Christ and the religion He established 2,000 years ago.

Why Jesus?: A Failed Messianic Prophecy?

How could Isaiah’s suffering servant, who “opened not his mouth,” be referring to Jesus? After all, Jesus opened His mouth and spoke a number of times during his trial and crucifixion. Is Isaiah 53 a failed Messianic prophecy? Join Eric Lyons as he looks at what the Bible says, in both the Old and New Testament, concerning these specific prophecies.

Why Jesus?: Was Jesus Offensive?

Jesus’ initial reaction to a Canaanite woman who cried out for mercy in Matthew 15 baffles many people. How could the all-loving Son of God respond to such a distressed mother in a seemingly callous manner? Was Jesus a mean Messiah, or is there more to this story than meets the eye?

Why Jesus?: Did Jesus Deny His Deity?

Does Jesus admit not being God in Mark 10:18? Did He deny being perfectly moral as well as Divine? In truth, far from denying His goodness and Godhood in Mark 10, Jesus actually implies it.

Why Jesus?:Did Jesus Accept Worship?

Unlike good men and good angels who have always rejected worship from humanity, Jesus accepted worship. Jesus unhesitatingly received glory, honor, and praise from His creation. Such worship is one of the powerful proofs of His divine nature.

Why Jesus?: Was Jesus Powerless in His Hometown?

Why could Jesus “do no mighty work” in His hometown of Nazareth? Did He lack the power that an omnipotent God would have? Is the Bible’s portrayal of Jesus as a mighty miracle worker contradictory? Join Eric Lyons as he discusses the often questioned statement in Mark 6:5.

Why Jesus?: Did Jesus Perform Miracles or Not?

How could Jesus truthfully say that “no sign shall be given to this generation” yet allegedly work many “miracles, wonders, and signs”? Was Jesus merely a mistaken Messiah, or was He a real miracle worker?

Why Jesus?: Why Believe in Jesus’ Miracles?

As the One Who claimed to be Divine should be expected, Scripture records that Jesus performed supernatural miracles to prove His supernatural nature. Join Eric Lyons as he discusses seven reasons why the miracles of Christ are credible testimonies of His divine nature and teachings.  

Why Jesus?: How Can Jesus Be the Only True God?

If Jesus prayed to the Father and called Him “the only true God,” then how could Jesus be God? Does Jesus’ statement in John 17:3 imply that He is less than Divine? Join Eric as he addresses this question using simple reason and revelation.  

Why Jesus?: Is Jesus Really God?

What a person thinks about Jesus is eternally important. To be saved, the Bible indicates that we must come to learn Who Jesus is, and we must come to believe and trust Who He is. Was Jesus merely a good man, a great teacher, or is He God, the Great I am—the eternal Creator of the Universe?

Why Jesus?: Two Reasons to Believe in Jesus

Non-Christians want to know why Christians believe in Jesus, and it is very logical to ask for the evidence. If we want our friends, family, co-workers, and classmates to desire to become Christians, then we must be able to provide logical reasons for the hope that is within us. Join Eric Lyons as he focuses on two straightforward reasons to believe in Jesus.

What Is Apologetics?

Is Christian apologetics about apologizing for one’s beliefs? If not, why is the word apologetics used? Is this word even found in the Bible? Join Eric Lyons as he answers these questions and more in under 3 minutes.
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