It is recommended that you have read the "Alive" booklet by J. Warner Wallace before watching Part 3, as this is the video where the book will be discussed.
If you want to learn more about articulating the evidence that Jesus rose from the dead, there are some really great YouTube videos listed in the Additional Resource section.
Assignment 2: Jesus Report
There are no Study Questions due for this lesson.Rather you will write a report to articulate what was learned in this lesson. ("Course Assignment Outline" file updated on the Course Overview page to reflect this change)
Instructions: Write a 1-3 page (double spaced) paper answering the key question: "Is Jesus God, the Savior?" In addition, your paper will need to address the following questions with evidence.
Was Jesus a legend? (minimum 1-2 sentences)
Who did Jesus claim to be? (minimum 1-2 sentences)
How do we know that Jesus is God, the Savior? (minimum 1 paragraph)
How do we know that Jesus rose from the dead? (minimum 1 paragraph)
How do we know that Christianity explains the box top to reality instead of Judaism or Islam? (minimum 1-2 sentence)
Your paper should consist of:
At least 4 paragraphs (Introduction, Body paragraphs, and Conclusion). Generally paragraphs are at least 3-5 sentences.
Introduction with a clear thesis statement - A thesis statement is a 1 sentence statement that explains what you are trying to show or prove in your paper and generally summarizes or lists the topics that you are going to cover. Sample thesis statement: In this paper I will show that Jesus is God, the Savior based on the evidence of prophecies, a sinless life, miracles, and the resurrection.
Body - Evidence and facts should be used to support the claims you are making in your paper. For example, if you state that fulfilled prophecies are an example of Jesus being God then list and explain some of those prophecies or when you are talking about how we know that Jesus rose from the dead, give a couple of examples for why the alternative theories are false.
Sources - You need to cite at least 1 outside source in your paper for the facts that you give. You may use the Bible, "Alive" booklet, "I Don't Have Enough Faith...", the video clips, or others resources as source. When you use a source, be sure to cite where the source is from either directly in your paragraph or as a footnote. *If you are looking for extra resources for a source, see the additional resource section.*
Conclusion - The paper should have a conclusion that quickly reminds the reader what was covered by summarizing what the paper was about and then leads the reader to a conclusion. This is often a good place to tell the reader WHY this topic matters.