Imagine that you get lost way out in the forest and your only hope of getting out alive is to follow direction from a magnetic compass. But instead of the compass pointing to magnetic north, the compass always points to you. How helpful would that compass be? Not at all!

Why then do so many of us live as if life’s compass points to us? Do we get to decide what life’s purpose is and how to live it? Or, is there an objective purpose to life and a right way to live it?

Join Dr. Frank Turek as he highlights God’s purposes for our lives and the essentials truths of Christianity. In this 17-part series, you’ll get practical answers to these and other important questions:

  • Why is the Resurrection so important?

  • What is faith and why doe God want it?

  • How do we interpret the Bible?

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Let's Get Started!

  • 03

    What is the Bible all about? Did the Universe have a Beginning?

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 2/1- C.R.I.M.E.

    • Section 2/2- Old Covenant with Israel

    • Section 2/3- Creation out of Nothing

    • Section 2/4- S.U.R.G.E.

    • Section 2/5- Scientific Evidence leads to Creation

    • Lesson 2 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 2 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 04

    How old is the Universe? How can Philosophy show the Universe had a Beginning?

    • PowerPoint Pdf's

    • Section 3/1- Review

    • Section 3/2-Old or Young Universe?

    • Section 3/3- Considerations about the Bible

    • Section 3/4- Philosophical Evidence

    • Section 3/5- Something that's outside the Universe

    • Lesson 3 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 3 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 05

    The Unmoved Mover: The Fall

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 4/1- Review

    • Section 4/2- Whatever is moved is moved by another

    • Section 4/3- Creation of human beings

    • Section 4/4- "Did God really say"

    • Section 4/5- Temptation

    • Lesson 4 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 4 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 06

    Intervention: Jesus Christ foreshadowed through Typology in the Old Testament

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 5/1- On the road to Emmaus

    • Section 5/2- The big picture!

    • Section 5/3- Rebellion

    • Section 5/4- Types in the Old Testament

    • Lesson 5 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 5 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 07

    Christ Foreshadowed through Prophecy in the Old Testament

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 6/1- To whom is this referring?

    • Section 6/2- Review

    • Section 6/3- Prophecy

    • Section 6/4- Messiah will come to the Temple

    • Section 6/5- Messiah will be a Sacrifice for us

    • Lesson 6 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 6 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 08

    What are the Essentials of Christianity?

    • PowerPoint

    • Section 7/1- Review

    • Section 7/2- Essentials of Salvation

    • Section 7/3- The First & Second Essential

    • Section 7/4- The Third, Fourth, Fifth Essential

    • Section 7/5- Relationship Between Faith and Works

    • Lesson 7- Questions to Download

    • Lesson 7 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 09

    How do we Interpret the Bible? (Part 1)

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 8/1- Apostles Creed

    • Section 8/2- There are no verses in the Bible!

    • Section 8/3- Why Not Claim This Verse?

    • Section 8/4- God approves everything in the Bible?

    • Section 8/5- Jesus never said anything about that!

    • Section 8/6- Moralizing historical events

    • Section 8/7- Taking the Bible literally

    • Lesson 8 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 8 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 10

    How do we Interpret the Bible? (Part 2)

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 9/1- A successful life into eternity?

    • Section 9/2- Don't waste your life!

    • Section 9/3- The Bible is not a series of fortunes!

    • Section 9/4- S.T.O.P

    • Section 9/5- Bible Tools

    • Section 9/6- Audience questions

    • Lesson 9 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 9 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 11

    What is God like? (Part 1) Look to the Heavens

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 10/1- Attributes of God

    • Section 10/2- Fine-tuning of the universe

    • Section 10/3- Stars

    • Section 10/4- In the presence of true Holiness

    • Lesson 10 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 10 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 12

    What is God like? (Part 2) The Prodigal Son

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 11/1- Review

    • Section 11/2- The younger brother

    • Section 11/3- The elder brother

    • Section 11/4- Which brother are you?

    • Section 11/5

    • Lesson 11 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 11 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 13

    Who is Jesus?

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 12/1- Is Jesus God?

    • Section 12/2- Jesus claimed to be...

    • Section 12/3- NT writers said Jesus claimed to be.....

    • Section 12/4- Liar? Lunatic? Lord?

    • Section 12/5- Objections to the Deity of Christ

    • Lesson 12 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 12 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 14

    What is the Trinity?

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 13/1- The Lord is One!

    • Section 13/2- The Trinity is NOT...

    • Section 13/3- Hints of the Trinity in the OT

    • Section 13/4- Bad & better illustrations of the Trinity

    • Section 13/5- A model for relationships

    • Lesson 13 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 13 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 15

    Why is the Resurrection Important? (Part 1)

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 14/1- No resurrection=No hope

    • Section 14/2- Resurrection as a miracle?

    • Section 14/3- What is the evidence?

    • Section 14/4- Early sources

    • Section 14/5- Eyewitness details

    • Lesson 14 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 14 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 16

    Why is the Resurrection Important? (Part 2)

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 15/1- Embarrassing stories

    • Section 15/2- Excruciating Deaths

    • Section 15/3- Extra-Biblical writers

    • Section 15/4- Alternate explanations

    • Lesson 15 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 15 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 17

    The Resurrection as God's solution to our Brokenness

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 16/1- Minimal facts

    • Section 16/2- More facts

    • Section 16/3-Mankind's greatest problem

    • Section 16/4- What the Messiah will do

    • Section 16/5- The purpose of life

    • Section 16/6- One Solitary Life

    • Lesson 16 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 16 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

  • 18

    God's Solution, Faith and how we Should Live

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Section 17/1- Belief that vs. Belief in

    • Section 17/2- Where do we get our direction?

    • Section 17/3- Prescriptive or Descriptive?

    • Section 17/4- Ford's old and new manual

    • Section 17/5- Living with an Eternal prespective

    • Section 17/6- Summary

    • Lesson 17 Questions to Download

    • Lesson 17 Questions Answer Key

    • Toolbox Resources

    • Final Charge

    • Course Evaluation: Life's Compass Self-Paced Course

Here's what our students are saying!

William Vogel

5 star rating

“Excellent course. Well planned, and paced just right. This course is designed so that anyone can take it and keep up with the material. Turek is a professional speaker. He is clear, concise and to the point. He has great supporting material, ...”

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“Excellent course. Well planned, and paced just right. This course is designed so that anyone can take it and keep up with the material. Turek is a professional speaker. He is clear, concise and to the point. He has great supporting material, and if one uses the supporting material as they work through the daily and weekly lessons, one will walk away from this course greatly blessed. I would recommend this course to Christians, new and old, and also non-Christians. In fact, it is so clear concerning General and Special Revelations that even the most Biblically uneducated will be able to follow the essentials of the Christian Faith.”

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Michele Yant

5 star rating

“The course work along with the classroom interaction via Zoom technology was more than inspiring. Dr. Turek facilitated our Zoom sessions and gave additional insight to many question related and unrelated to the course work. Dr. Turek has a very...”

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“The course work along with the classroom interaction via Zoom technology was more than inspiring. Dr. Turek facilitated our Zoom sessions and gave additional insight to many question related and unrelated to the course work. Dr. Turek has a very unique gift from God of mixing Grace with Truth. I never felt intimidated to ask questions and knew that if I disagreed with Dr. Turek he would lead me towards evidence with a clean heart. The course work is what you put into it. Some weeks I put 20 hours in and some weeks 4. My mind is stretched and I have the desire for more! Thank you cross examined.”

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