Sample Lesson Overview:

Lesson 6 - Sample

This sample lesson from Evidence for the Church (The Church Sent by Christ to Act in His Place) will equip you to defend Holy Mother Church and to bring souls to Jesus Christ through the institution he established on Earth. Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Tim Staples shares hard-won insights into the apologetics of ecclesiology that will empower you to defend the Catholic Church to anyone.
Sample Lesson Overview:

You can do this!

Lesson 6 is a short, easy-to-watch video segment so you can learn at your own pace.

Topics covered in the full course:

Before you can start helping others, you need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to share the truth with gentleness and reverence. Here's some of what Tim Staples covers in this course:

  • Tim explores in depth the Church as “the fullness of [Jesus Christ]” (Eph. 1:22-23) in the world as a foundation to understanding its divine authority.

  • He shows how the Church is visible, hierarchical, and authoritative—as opposed to the invisible, fallible church of Protestantism.

  • He reveals why Jesus chose not to “name” his Church but rather gave it four unmistakable marks.

  • He explains the scriptural doctrine of apostolic succession, the foundational teaching of the Christian faith that has been lost to countless Protestant Christians.

  • He calls upon Eastern Catholicism’s concept of theosis as a key to understanding many of the Church’s most controversial claims.

  • Throughout, he makes what was once difficult to understand surprisingly easy.

Course curriculum

Chapter 2: Lesson 6

  • 1
    Download the Course Study Guide
    • Download the Course Study Guide (Optional)
  • 2
    What is "the Church"?
    • Lesson 6: The Church Sent by Christ to Act in His Place
    • Quiz: The Church Sent by Christ to Act in His Place

Meet your Instructor

  • Tim Staples

    Instructor

    Tim Staples

    Tim Staples, a well-known speaker in the Catholic world, is a senior apologist at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist and studied his way back to the Church as an adult. He has been passionate for the faith and apologetics ever since.

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  • Evidence for the Church

    Robert Jacoby

    The Church's authority is clearly on display and verified positively by Christ in The Book of Revelation

    The Church's authority is clearly on display and verified positively by Christ in The Book of Revelation

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    Richard Brenz

    The quality of instruction and test questions are much improved.

    The quality of instruction and test questions are much improved.

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