Apologetics: Giving a Reason for Our Hope

Adult Sunday School Series  |  Fall 2017


What do you think of when you hear the word “apologetics”? Maybe you think of someone saying they’re sorry. But that’s not what we mean by the term. Or perhaps you’re more familiar with the word, but in your experience it involves technical and sophisticated arguments that don’t relate to the people you talk to every day. Sometimes apologetics is perceived as an academic discipline for the scholarly and intellectual types. But this, too, is a misconception of Christian apologetics.

The Bible defines apologetics as giving a reason for the Christian faith, and it involves the application of Scripture to unbelief. Peter commands every believer to be prepared to make an apology, that is, a defense (1 Peter 3:15). Therefore, all Christians are called to do apologetics to honor Christ the Lord.

Join us this fall as we prepare to give a reason for our hope, and learn how to expose the futility of every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God.


Class Outline

  •       Introduction to Apologetics

·   What Is Apologetics?

·   Why do Apologetics?

  •       Biblical Foundations for Apologetics

·   Understanding Worldviews

  •       Approaches to Apologetics
  •       The Reformed-Worldview Approach

·   Principles and Practice

  •       Major Issues in Apologetics

·   The Existence of God

·   The Inspiration and Reliability of the Bible

·   The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

·   The Problem of Evil and Suffering

·   The Sexual Revolution

·   Science and Faith