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Essentials is a six-week Bible study on the essential truths of the Christian faith. If you are new to the church or just looking to retrofit the foundations of your faith, Essentials is for you. In a world where people don’t know what to believe, this can give you some solid ground to stand on. The course is designed to help you get established or refreshed in the basic truths of the Christian faith found in the Bible.

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Week 1

THE ESSENTIALS OF FAITH

  • Salvation is by God’s grace through faith alone and not by any of our efforts (works).
  • Jesus has called us to be disciples (followers) and He expects a response.
  • The difference between faith and religion.
  • Faith is essential to salvation and pleasing God.

Week 2

JESUS – GOD, MAN, SAVIOR AND LORD

  • The identity of Jesus and why we call Him Lord.
  • What it means to allow Jesus to be Lord of your life.
  • How God is working in us and how we can know Him and trust Him.
  • How to identify areas in life that need to be submitted to the Lord.

Week 3

THE WORD – THE MESSAGE FROM GOD

  • The Bible is supernaturally inspired, inerrant Word of God.
  • All of scripture is about Jesus.
  • The basics structure, authorship and unified theme of the Bible.
  • Scripture is relevant and essential for spiritual growth.

Week 4

PRAYER – SPEAKING WITH GOD

  • The purpose of prayer
  • Different kinds of prayer
  • How to pray
  • Prayer is essential to cultivating a relationship with God

Week 5

FELLOWSHIP – LIVING IN COMMUNITY

  • The purpose of the Church.
  • Principals that create unity among believers.
  • The importance of "building up" other believers.
  • God gives supernatural gifts to operate within community.

Week 6

WITNESSING – LIVING OUT YOUR FAITH

  • The Holy Spirit empowers believers to be a witness.
  • Our actions have an influence on how others see Christ.
  • Faith needs to be put into action.
  • God’s transforming work is a process.