For those who yearn for a deeper walk in faith, their journey can begin here. Dr. Sproul takes theology down off of the dusty shelves of theological libraries and expounds in clear and simple terms over one hundred major Christian doctrines. He offers readers a basic understanding of the Christian faith that will kindle a lifelong love for truth, which is foundational to maturity in Christ. Here are theologically sound explanations of the biblical concepts every Christian should know, written in a way that we can all understand. Sproul’s homespun analogies and illustrations from everyday life make this book interesting, informative, and easy to read.
Those looking for a single resource that collects clear teachings on the most important doctrines of Christianity need look no further than Gregg Allison's 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith. This volume covers foundational doctrines of the nature and works of God, the Bible, God's created beings, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and the end times. And each chapter features clear guidance for how to teach and apply the doctrine today. Pastors, Sunday school teachers, and lay students of theology will find this an indispensable resource for understanding and teaching Christian theology.
Academic questions? Not according to Jack Cottrell. He believes our answers to questions like these decide whether we'll win against Satan's battle for our mind and soul. How should you answer these questions? What do you know about the essentials of Christian faith? In a world that says truth doesn't matter, discover what God says about these basics. In a culture that emphasizes feelings over facts, consider what God says you must believe - and why. Seven readable chapters explain foundational principles in language everyone can understand. The book is perfect for groups as well as for your own individual study.
The revelations contained in the Bible serve as a supreme guide by which to measure all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions—and today’s Christians are in steady moral and spiritual decline. A 2010 survey by the Barna Research Group reveals that in American churches, Christians have become less knowledgeable about the Bible, less interested in spiritual disciplines, and more desirous of secular techniques to solve life’s problems, thus blurring the distinction between their conduct and that of nonbelievers. In Seven Pillars of Christianity: An Introduction to the Essential Christian Doctrines, Dr. William Ekane reveals the life-transforming foundations of the Christian faith and issues a clarion call for Christians to return to authentic Christianity. First presenting his compelling case for the scientific reliability and divine origin of the Bible, Dr. Ekane works closely with Scripture as he leads us through everything from the Lord Jesus Christ to trust and faith in the living God to, finally, the five major judgments and Revelation. These practical, strategic insights and essential truths are invaluable to new converts as well as mature believers. The Word of the Holy Spirit offers transformation, illuminating our hearts and minds as we strengthen our spiritual foundation and grow deeper in God.
You want the believers under your care to have the basics... Even the most basic Christian foundations are rich with wisdom and inspiration, as proven in these in-depth lessons by world renowned Bible teacher Dr. Stephen Olford. Every pastor, evangelist, Bible teacher, and group/cell leader will want this comprehensive guide to the foundation of the Christian faith. It covers the essential truths of what new believers should believe and why they should believe it! Detailed reviews of the fundamentals of faith and inspired arguments and apologetics will revolutionize your teaching ministry and provide new believers with the essential basics necessary for a solid foundation of faith and discipleship! Use this book to give your students or parishioners a fresh relevant understanding of their faith! The first third of this volume engages the essential beliefs of Christianity--the basic Christian evidences and the ramifications of new life in Christ. The second section closely examines Christ's claims and miracles, as recorded in the Gospel of John. And the third section concludes by looking at Scripture's call for every believer to be an integral part of the local Body of Christ--the Church. Draw from the same deep well that so many leaders and teachers have found to be a life-changing resource for their ministries. After all, the basics in this book are not merely about simple truths--they are about the essential truths. Basics for Believers is a critical resource for any serious student or communicator of God's Word.