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Fundamentals of the Faith

Starts: Sep/18/2019
Ends: May/13/2020
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Cost: Free (No registration required)
Location: Faith Bible Church, Reception Room

This class is designed to firmly establish an understanding of the foundational doctrines of the Bible. It will help build a solid Christian base which will impact all of your life. Using a workbook, videos, interactive discussion, and presentation-based teaching, it is a great place to ask questions to explore and clarify biblical teaching. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow in a group setting and develop lasting friendships with others in the class.

Who should attend: This class is for those at all levels of biblical knowledge, whether a person has been a Christian for many years, or is new to the faith, or just exploring the teachings of the Bible for the first time. It will encourage and stimulate spiritual growth at every level of Christian maturity.

Workbook provided (for those who take the entire class).

For those unable to commit to the entire course, the class is open to anyone who would like to attend for individual topics as listed below.

  • Full List of Dates
  • Wednesday, September 18
    Overview of the class and Introduction to the Bible
    • The history and background of the Bible
    • Overview of Bible content and message

    Wednesdays, September 25 and October 2

    How to Know the Bible
    • The “whys” and the “hows”
    • The Bible study process
    • Tools and tips for effective personal Bible study

    Wednesdays, October 9 and 16

    God: His Character and Attributes
    • Knowing God
    • God’s attributes
    • The impact of God’s attributes on everyday life

    Wednesdays, October 30 and November 6

    The Person of Jesus Christ
    • The critical importance of this doctrine
    • Fully man, fully God
    • The Savior
    • The Coming King

    Wednesdays, November 13 and 20

    The Work of Christ
    • The problem: Sin and sins
    • The cost of Christ’s work
    • The provisions of Christ’s work
    • The motive and continuation of Christ’s work
    • The wonders of the cross
    • The “way” and the “why” of the cross
    • Satan and hell

    Wednesdays, December 4 and 11

    • God’s sovereignty in salvation
    • God implements and culminates His plan
    • Conversion
    • The evidence of salvation
    • Its source, strength, and endurance

    Wednesdays, January 8 and 15

    The Person and Ministry of the Holy Spirit
    • The Holy Spirit is a Person
    • The Holy Spirit is God
    • The Work of the Holy Spirit
    • The ministry of the Holy Spirit in salvation
    • The ministry of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life

    Wednesdays, January 22 and 29

    Prayer and the Believer
    • The nature of prayer
    • The practice of prayer
    • The struggle of prayer
    • The joy and delight of prayer

    Wednesday, February 5

    A thrilling story: The Prayer Revival of 1858

    Wednesdays, February 12 and 26

    The Church: Fellowship and Worship
    • The Universal Church
    • The Local Church
    • Fellowship
    • Worship
    • Ordinances of Baptism and Communion

    Wednesdays, March 4 and 11

    Spiritual Gifts
    • The nature of spiritual gifts
    • The provision of spiritual gifts
    • The exercise of spiritual gifts

    Wednesdays, March 18 and 25

    Evangelism and the Believer
    • The call to evangelism
    • The Good News of evangelism: The Gospel
    • The essentials of evangelism
    • Strategy for evangelism
    • Tools and tips to help
    • Things to avoid

    Wednesdays, April 1 and 8

    • The call to obedience
    • Obedience marks a true believer
    • Examples of disobedience
    • Examples of obedience
    • The promise and blessings of obedience
    • Areas of obedience
    • Our attitude toward obedience
    • Tools for obedience: the armor of God

    Wednesdays, April 29 and May 6

    God’s Will and Guidance
    • The meaning of God’s will
    • The nature of God’s will
    • Response to God’s will
    • The meaning of guidance
    • The nature of guidance
    • Discerning God’s will in specific circumstances

    Wednesday, May 13

    The Return of Christ and Eternity
    • Millennialism
    • The rapture
    • The tribulation