This last spring we held our first ever coffee house apologetics outreach event in the city of Vác (pronounced “vats”). It was held in conjunction with Easter, and the topic was the Resurrection of Jesus. I was able to share with a good group of people in attendance about the historical evidence for the Resurrection, and how that can help strengthen our faith.
Last week we held another event, this time talking about how Jesus fulfilled detailed prophecies from the Old Testament written hundreds of years before his birth. I will be sharing some of these messianic prophecies on the OMS Hungary blog and cross-posting them here. It was exciting for me to be able to delve into a new area of apologetics and see how there really is good evidence for the truth claims of Christianity. I think this is especially important in a world in which those claims are increasingly under attack.
While the attendance at this second event was down from the first one, I have hopes that I will be able to use this material in future events, either in equipping believers to defend the faith, or in evangelizing unbelievers by showing them that the evidence for the Gospel can withstand serious scrutiny.
As we approach this Christmas season, our hope for Hungary and for the world is still found in a manger in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago.