I Believe But Sermon Series

I’ve long been intrigued by the excuses people use to reject Christianity. Most of us know that the vast majority of the world believes in a higher being but reject First Century Christianity. While studying why they reject the Church,  I asked the question, wouldn’t this make a great sermon series? That led to the following design and development of several lessons.

Going into this design, I wanted something simple but effective. As usual, I knew a ton of text was outside of the question. I did, however, expect to have content slides with more than just a few words. I kept gravitating back to a bulletin board or dry erase board idea and stumbled across this picture.


You can download the photo by following this link rawpixel.com on Unsplash. I loved the simplicity of the board and the simple white text. The first step I took to personalize it by removing the text and adding a slight grey tint. That gave me this blank page.

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I added a large title font on the left of the board and used Helvetica Light which can be found here. I also adjusted the angle 1° to line it up with the angle of the board. That work produced the following title slide.

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The lessons focused on different aspects of unbelief. We tackled the topics of hypocrisy, intolerance, truth, and even the credibility of the Bible. The content slides were full of questions, Bible passage annotations, and highlights of research. They followed a simple pattern of smaller text size but similar location. Here are a few examples:

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In the end, I was really pleased with this design. It is simple and there isn’t much that’s over-the-top, but I really believe it was effective. Sometimes, we just need to let the content and idea carry all the weight.

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The Merger began when Neal Mathis and Matthew Higginbotham sat down to write together. Since then, it's blossomed into so much more. The Merger is meant to be a place where faith and life meet. In these stories, we hope you'll find deep theological value right alongside life-changing practical advice.

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