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Seminars

Seminars by Mike Riddle

Mike Riddle CTI

Mike Riddle CTI

Sermons

Genesis and Biblical Discernment
What Is the Gospel?
The Bible: The First Three Chapters
Why the Bible is True (Examining 6 Criteria)
Battle for the Next Generation
How to Equip Youth to Trust God’s Word
Genesis and the Sovereignty of God
One Nation Under God (a patriotic presentation with the Gospel)

Patriotic

One Nation Under God

General Audience

Did God Create Evil?
Biblical Apologetics 1: Answering the Challenges
Biblical Apologetics 2: Answering More Challenges
Four Power Questions to Ask an Evolutionist
Aliens, UFO’s and the Bible
Critical Thinking Skills That Disarm Evolutionists
Thinking Biblically About Dinosaurs
Are Humans and Apes Cousins?
How Big Is God?
The Bible: The First Three Chapters
Why the Bible is True (Examining 6 Criteria)
How to Equip Youth to Trust God’s Word
The Bible, Geology and Time
Did God Really Create in Six Days?
Refuting God Used Evolution
One Nation Under God

Education and Motivational Seminars

Armies and Nurseries
The Second Upper Room

Youth and Children

Mike does specialized talks for:
• Children Grades 1-6 (Dinosaurs, God’s Amazing Creation)
• Youth Grades 7-12

Seminar Descriptions

Genesis and Biblical Discernment
This seminar starts by discussing biblical discernment (1 Thes 5:21-22). Next three examples are used as lessons on biblical discernment.
1. How long were the days of creation?
2. Did God use evolution?
3. What are schools teaching and not teaching?
The seminar concludes by focusing on Christian youth and why so many are leaving the church.

What Is the Gospel?
A basic description of the Gospel (1Cor 15:3-4, John 3:16).
Things that cannot save you
Analyzing four popular beliefs
• A good God would not send someone to hell.
• There is more than one way to get to heaven.
• All religions are the same.
• Evolution is a fact. The earth is billions of years old.
Exposing false gospels
The whole Gospel starting in Genesis

The Bible: The First Three Chapters
This seminar examines the importance of the first three chapters of the Bible. These chapters are critical for our understanding of:
• Who God is
• Marriage
• The Gospel
• Science
• End times
• Why so many youth are leaving the church

Why the Bible is True (Examining 6 Criteria)
Powerful evidence why the Bible is the one and only true Word of God. The talk examines fsix criteria which demonstrate the Bible is true and can be trusted from beginning to end.
1. Testimony of the book (internal evidence)
2. Are there any differences between religions?
3. Who wrote the book (Bible)?
4. Which one agrees with reality.
5. Which one answers ultimate questions.
6. How do we get saved?

Battle for the Next Generation
Three truths from God’s Word
1. The Bible teaches that God is the Creator of all things.
2. The Bible teaches that God determines what is right.
3. The Bible teaches we should train our children according to God’s ways.
The heart of the matter: The battle for the next generation
The state of Christian education
Knowledge and Hosea 4:6
The hard facts
The plan of action (2 Timothy 2:2)
Isaiah 6:8 (Lord, send me)

How to Equip Youth to Trust God’s Word (A Briefing)
PART 1: The Situation
•The difference between Acts 2 and Acts 17
•Why so many youth lack confidence in the Bible
•Three independent studies
•The Atheist Indoctrination Project
PART 2: The Mission
•Analyzing the Great Commission
PART 3: The Execution
•The Gospel
•The battle for foundations
•Ineffective solutions
•The plan of action
•What youth need to know: The Big Five

Genesis and the Sovereignty of God
A theme of the Bible
Genesis the key to understanding time
Genesis the foundation for the Gospel
Genesis the key to understanding end times
The long war against God
The Sovereignty of God
A new beginning

One Nation Under God
•The talk begins with a walk through the history of America and the price that was paid for our freedoms. Included are America’s War for Independence, the Civil War, WW 1 and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, as well as the Cold War and war in the Middle East.
•The discussion then focuses on another and greater battle that will shape America’s future. It is the war for the heart and soul of America.
•A clear presentation of the Gospel and the importance of biblical foundations are presented.
•The talk is accompanied with memorable graphics and music that reflect this country’s heritage.
•This is an excellent presentation for special days such as July 4th, Armed Forces Day, or Memorial Day as well as a Sunday service.

Did God Create Evil?
Questions asked by atheists
Evil in the Bible
What is evil?
Where did evil come from?
What does it mean if God used evolution?
An 8-poimt atheist challenge
Answering the challenge, “If God is good why does He allow evil to continue?”
Can God and evil co-exist?
The solution is God’s standards

Biblical Apologetics 1: Answering the Challenges
The theme of this seminar is on learning how to be a 1 Peter 3:15 Christian (have a ready answer). Many challenges are answered such as:
• Who was Cain’s wife?
• How could Adam have named all the animals in one day?
• How could Noah fit all the animals on the Ark?
• How can the first three days of creation be literal days when the sun was not created until the fourth day?
• Is the Bible scientific?
• Does carbon-14 dating prove the earth is old?
• Is the Bible outdated?

Biblical Apologetics 2: Answering More Challenges
Was America founded as a Christian nation?
Does the Gap Theory prove the Bible teaches an old earth?
Is evolution a fact?
Is the Big Bang biblical?

Four Power Questions to Ask an Evolutionist
Four foundational questions are presented and examined which establish why evolution cannot be defended scientifically and must rely on faith. The seminar shows how the layperson can successfully witness to an evolutionist.
1. Where did the matter come from to create the universe?
2. How did life originate?
3. Where are the transitional fossils?
4. Where did the dinosaurs come from?

Aliens, UFO’s and the Bible
This seminar looks at the scientific and biblical evidence for extraterrestrial life.
• Why the search for extraterrestrial life?
• Influence from the media
• Influence from NASA
• Area 51: Aliens or secret aircraft?
• Aliens, science and logic: six problems
• Analyzing claims that Ezekiel saw a spacecraft (Ezekiel 1)
• Did God create other life in the universe?
• Why is the Universe so big?

Critical Thinking Skills That Disarm Evolutionists
The critical thinking method
Three critical thinking questions
A power question
Words have meaning: fuzzy words and magic words
Red-flag words
Why the fossil record refutes evolutionism
If evolution is true what should we observe?

Thinking Biblically About Dinosaurs
This talk is designed for all ages (grade school – adult)
• Why speak about dinosaurs in the church?
• The common story about dinosaurs
• How many kinds of dinosaurs existed?
• How big were dinosaurs?
• How fast could dinosaurs run?
• Thinking biblically: analyzing the standard story
• Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?
• When did dinosaurs live?
• Amazing evidence that confirms the Bible
• What happened to the dinosaurs?
• Were dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark?
• The Bible: the true history book of the Universe

Are Humans and Apes Cousins?
The Bible and human life
Some basic background: What is DNA?
How similar is human and chimp DNA?
Do humans have “junk” DNA?
Is it possible for apes to evolve into Humans?
• Mutations
• Natural selection
Conclusion: Evolution is not possible

How Big Is God
This is an easy to understand presentation about the small things God created (cells) and the big things He created (planets and stars). The talk uses simple to understand math and probability. Topics include:
• Testing our credulity factor
• The Theme: 2 Timothy 3:16 and Romans 1:19-20
• Understanding big numbers and the greatness of God
• God made the small things
• The amazing cell
• God created the BIG things
• The incredible human body
• How big is God?

Armies and Nurseries
This seminar is a motivational briefing about the state of America
• A review of America and spiritual warfare
• How do you destroy great nations?
• America is in a battle of worldviews
• Public education against America
• The difference between armies and nurseries
• A challenge and a strategy

The Second Upper Room
A powerful biblically-based presentation that exposes the march of secular humanism through the public education system, many churches, and seminaries.
• A brief history of spiritual warfare
• The second upper room
• Absolute truth 1 (Matthew 16:18)
• The 1800’s to today
• What is the Gospel?
• Humanism in the church
• Two starting points: creation versus humanism
• America’s spiritual D-Day
• Absolute truth 2 (Matthew 24:35)

The Bible Geology and Time
This talk is designed for the non-scientific person
The Gospel as the starting point
Understanding the Bible: Hermeneutics
The Bible and time
The stakes are high
A critical question
Geology and time
Fossils and time
Dinosaurs and time
Radiometric dating methods and assumptions
Three strong conclusions

Did God Really Create in Six Days?
Three independent studies
A quiz
Hermeneutics made easy
Analyzing the days of creation
Why does this issue matter?
Answering challenges

Refuting God Used Evolution
The Bible and people
The Bible and events
The Bible and history (archaeology)
The Bible and prophecy
The Bible and science
The Bible and miracles
Two questions
Geology and time – A time bomb
Radiometric dating – the untold facts
A quiz
A great Bible controversy – time
10 biblical problems with millions of years
The Bible, evil, death and an old earth
6 strong conclusions

 

 

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