Prove It


“This helpful guide hits home with the Millennial generation.”

George Barna and Jimmy Meyers

“Prove It by Stephen Cutchins is one of the best written, best organized, and most timely books to fill the need to provide a defense for our faith. Never has the evangelical church needed books like this more than today. Every pastor, every parent, every Sunday School teacher, and every youth worker needs this book. I highly recommend it.”

Dr. Norman Geisler

Prove it. This is the cry of a generation that is both skeptical of truth and hostile toward Christianity. Too many people are turning away from Christianity, and God, because they have questions and challenges that go unanswered. Because of this, Christianity is viewed by many as an insanity that is only for the weak-minded and misguided. The purpose of this book is to introduce the basic concepts, contenders, and criticisms of Christianity and prepare the reader to provide a defense for the hope that is in them (1 Pet. 3:15). The importance of this book, and others like it, cannot be overstated from both a practical and an academic sense.

The local church has a serious responsibility to defend the basic concepts of the Christian faith but cannot keep up with the attacks without basic tools and training that will equip Christians to love people enough to answer their hard questions. Unless the church is equipped to deal with the intellectual mind that is rejecting the existence of God, the objective nature of truth, and the validity of miracles, a generation will be lost to the lies and confusion of false teaching. This book will enhance the readers’ potential in the areas of apologetics (pre-evangelism) and evangelism. Prove It is now in its second edition and also has an accompanying small group curriculum that can be used by churches.


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


“When the first edition of Prove It was published in 2015, we gave away a few thousand copies as our gift to everyone on Easter Sunday. Our people loved it. I then invited the author, my friend, Dr. Stephen Cutchins, to teach it on 7 consecutive Sunday nights. The room was packed every night! This book is exactly what today’s church members are looking for. It offers practical help in defending the faith in a skeptical culture.”

Dr. J. Kie Bowman, Senior Pastor
Hyde Park Baptist/The Quarries Church | Austin, TX

“Dr. Cutchins has done the Lord’s Church a great service by writing Prove It, which provides Christians at all levels the knowledge and understanding they need to share their Christian faith confidently and persuasively with seekers and skeptics alike. It is rare to find a book that is both tremendously informative and accessible for both the newest of believers and the most mature Christians alike. Prove It is just such a book. Every Christian will benefit greatly from reading and re-reading Prove It. We are proud to have Dr. Cutchins as an SES alumnus.”

Dr. Richard Land, President
Southern Evangelical Seminary | Charlotte, NC


Prove It is a foundational text for the apologetics courses at Fruitland Baptist Bible College. This excellent book is not only a wonderful resource for ministerial students, it is a great book for all Christians who desire to defend the faith. It is my hope that those who are skeptical about the claims of Christianity will also read this compelling book and place saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Getting Prove It into the hands of those who are not yet believers can be a powerful evangelism tool!”

Dr. David B. Horton, President
Fruitland Baptist Bible College | Hendersonville, NC

Prove it will help you understand and explain your faith. It is a unique book that can be used for small group study or as a stand alone read. I highly recommend it.”  

Dr. Ken Hemphill, Special Assistant to the President
North Greenville University | Tigerville, SC

“If you are looking for a clear and easy to understand book on apologetics (how to defend your Christian faith), you should read Prove It. Stephen Cutchins has explained simply what we need to know, with many excellent illustrations. Check out the table of contents.”

Dr. Thomas L. Constable, Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition
Dallas Theological Seminary | Dallas, TX

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Wanting More Than You Need



What do you need most today?
 
How would it feel to have it? 
 
How would you feel if you had everything that you needed in life?
 
I want to suggest as Christians; we already know how that feels. According to the scriptures, we have all that we need through our Lord Jesus Christ! You know, there is a difference between wanting and needing
 
Are you wanting more than you need? 
 
The thing you want may not be the thing you need. Let’s take a journey through Psalm 23 and see how God’s provides what we need so we don’t need to want for anything. 
 
PSALM 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul. 
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
 
He Shepherds Us
“The Lord is my shepherd.”
As a shepherd, David’s words paint a beautiful picture of God as he expresses what God does for each of us. David knew how much work it takes to care for sheep, tending to them and protecting them. What David was to his sheep, God had been to him and is to us now.
 
He Provides For Us
“I shall not want.” 
When all we want is the Lord, we find contentment and lack nothing. I often hear people talk about God’s provision, and they make it sound as if God is a genie in a bottle waiting to fulfill their every desire. In reality, we can decide not to want by acknowledging that our Shepherd provides everything we need.
 
He Give Us Rest
“He makes me lie down in green pastures.”
Rest is essential, but spiritual rest and nourishment through the Word of God should be our highest priority. We can’t pour from an empty cup, and our Lord waits for an opportunity to meet with us so He can fill us up.
 
He leads us
“He leads me beside still waters.”
Like any good shepherd, He leads us to waters of rest where He gives us a place of stillness and peace.
 
He Restores Us
“He restores my soul.”
Our souls are often battle-weary and depleted. If we allow Him, He will restore us through worship, His Word, and time in the secret place with Him.
 
He Guides Us
“He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”
God is the one who reveals righteousness, guiding us the whole way when we choose to listen. The path He sets before us takes us on a good and safe journey because God directs us.
 
He Is With Us
“I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.”
“I will fear no evil for You are with me.”
There is nothing to fear, no matter what we are walking through, all the valleys, all the darkness, God is bigger, and He lights the path for us. He is our constant in a dangerous world, and above all, He is faithful.
 
He Comforts Us
“Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
Our Shepherd carries this instrument to defend us from attack, but it’s also protection from ourselves; to correct us when necessary.
 
He Protects Us
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”
This promise is pretty incredible; God is honoring us before our very enemies, the ones who want us to fail. As you walk humbly, God will elevate you as He sees fit, and there is not one person who can stand in the way of that.
 
He Anoints Us
“You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
As God hosts us before our enemies, He lavishes us with a refreshing of peace and protection through His oil, His overflowing goodness. He doesn’t just provide; He provides abundantly.
 
He Is Faithful To Us
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”
He will relentlessly pursue us with His goodness and mercy as we allow Him.
 
He Gives Us A Place On Earth And In Heaven
“And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Intimacy with our Father will always be available. What does this mean for us? He is allowing full access, full fellowship. We have the pleasure of dwelling with Him while we are on Earth and in the heavenly places when it’s time to meet our Father.

Which promise of Psalm 23 do you have a hard time believing?

According to David, we have all that we need through our Lord Jesus Christ! 

But remember, there is a difference between wanting and needing

Are you wanting more than you need? 
 
The thing you want may not be the thing you need. 

Let me encourage you to talk to your Shepherd this week and ask Him to reveal His promises for you in a specific way.


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