Basic Beliefs LogoThe Importance of Basic Beliefs

From the very beginning, our Christian faith has held basic, essential beliefs.  These were derived from the Old Testament scriptures, the teachings of Jesus and the writings of the original Apostles – (New Testament).  These are the foundation stones one which our faith is built.  These basic, essential beliefs are sometimes called doctrines.  Every member, and especially every leader needs to know them and why they’re vital to our faith. 

 

Basic Beliefs Course Objectives

Know what some of the basic beliefs are.

Be able to support from scripture.

Be able to explain basics to a seeker.

Be able to communicate as gospel.
 
Be aware of and begin to differentiate between essential beliefs, 
non-essential beliefs, and un-Biblical teachings.

 

Resources Needed for Basic Beliefs Course

believe-nivBelieve
Zondervan Publishing,
ISBN 978-0-310-44383-4. Hard copy or digital versions available.
 

 

Chrsitian BeliefsChristian Beliefs
by Wayne Grudem, Zondervan Publishing.
ISBN 978-0-310-32209-2.  Hardcopy of digital version available.
 
 
Believe Message Series Audio Files
– click on audio file titles where listed in the course outline.
 
Tests at the end of each unit are preferably done on-line, although hard copy are available too.  Contact pastor Randy for test access at:  revrandy@charter.net
or 616-843-5229.
 

        Basic Beliefs Course Outline

 
Unit 1: God and Scripture
God:       Believe Chapter 1: God
        Believe Chapter 2: Personal God
        Christian Beliefs Chapter 2: What is God Like?
Christian Beliefs Chapter 3: What is the Trinity?
Christian Beliefs Chapter 4: What is Creation?
Believe Message Series Audio File: Believe – Personal God  (click to play).
 
Scripture: Believe Chapter 4: Scripture
   Christian Beliefs Chapter 1: What is the Bible?
 
Unit 1 Test:  Contact Pastor Randy @ revrandy@charter.net or 616-843-5229. 
Request Basic Beliefs Test Unit 1.  You will receive an email invitation from Classmarker.
 
Unit 2: Humanity and Christ
Humanity:  Believe Chapter 7: Humanity
              Christian Beliefs Chapter 7: What is Man?
      Christian Beliefs Chapter 8: What is Sin
      Believe Message Series Audio File: Believe – Humanity
              Believe Message Series Audio File: Believe – Identity in Christ
 
Christ: Christian Beliefs Chapter 9: Who is Christ?
     Christian Beliefs Chapter 11: What is the Resurrection?
 
Unit 2 Test:  Contact Pastor Randy @ revrandy@charter.net or 616-843-5229. 
Request Basic Beliefs Test Unit 2.  You will receive  an email invitation from Classmarker.
 
Unit 3: Salvation and Christian Living
Salvation:   Believe Chapter 3: Salvation
     Christian Beliefs Chapter 10: What is Atonement?
     Christian Beliefs Chapter 13: What Does in Mean to Become a Christian?
     Christian Beliefs Chapter 14: What is Justification and Adoption?
     Believe Message Series Audio File: Believe – Salvation
 
Christian Living: Believe Chapter 5: Identity in Christ.
       Christian Living Chapter 15: What are Sanctification and Perseverance?
 
Unit 3 Test:  Contact Pastor Randy @ revrandy@charter.net or 616-843-5229. 
Request Basic Beliefs Test Unit 3.  You will receive  an email invitation from Classmarker.
 
Unit 4: Church, Creeds and Gospel
Church:   Believe Chapter 6: Church
Christian Beliefs Chapter 17: What is the Church.
Creeds:  Christian Beliefs Appendix 1
 
Gospel:  Bridge Illustration: Bridge Gospel.
                John 3:16 Gospel: John 3-16 Gospel
 
Unit 4 Test:  Contact Pastor Randy @ revrandy@charter.net or 616-843-5229. 
Request Basic Beliefs Test Unit 4.  You will receive  an email invitation from Classmarker.
 
Congratulations!  You have successfully completed
the Basic Beliefs Course.