Knowing That What We Know is Truly True

Even if we didn't know there is a word for it, epistemology, we all have a theory about deciding what is the truth. And how do we arrive at that truth? There are several ways, depending on the circumstance. We will look at some sufficient means of knowing the truth about Jesus and some that are not.

Luke 24:13-35,24:3,6:46
John 20:11-16,21:1-7
James 2:19
Matthew 11:25-27,13:10-11,16:13-20,17:1-5,27:54
1 Corinthians 2:14,12:3
Hebrews 2:14-17
Romans 4:25,1:3-4
1 John 4:2-3

Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:

  • Read Luke 24:13-35. Cleopas asks the stranger, "Do you not know these things?" What things does he mean?

  • What is epistemology?

  • Explain why physical senses alone are not sufficient for knowing the truth about Jesus. Give an example from Scripture that demonstrates this truth.

  • Why are facts and Bible study insufficient for knowing the truth about Jesus?

  • What is the one infallible way of knowing the truth about Jesus and the resurrection? Consider whether this is the basis for your epistemology.

  • Why is it important for us to understand that Jesus came in the flesh?

  • Despite the testimonies of Simon Peter, God the Father at Jesus' transfiguration, and the centurion at the cross, the disciples still did not grasp that Jesus is God's unique Son. What had to happen so that they could understand this truth?

  • Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement: Jesus can be a person's Savior, yet not his Lord.