The Fundamentals

No matter where you are in your Christian walk, sometimes it’s good to take a look at some of the foundational teachings.  Did God create the universe?  Does God have a right to tell us what to do?  Did God give us the Bible, or is it from men?   What do I need to learn in order to better live my life and to prepare for the life to come?  We will try to cover these and other topics and add to this growing library.

Jesus’ cousin John the Baptist– and Jesus– each said the same words as they began their ministries. They said, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Luke 3&4) What does this mean? And how does it apply to us? The presenter provides both definition as well as practical, daily application for us today. (Time 3:55)

The presenter, an amateur pilot and Bible class teacher, compares his flight planning with his “eternity planning” and the importance of both. (Time 4:09)

There’s a book in the New Testament that seems to be mostly ignored by churches and church leaders. The presenter believes that its often ignored because its at odds with most current “Christian” thought. He invites the viewer to read the book and draw their own conclusions. (Time 3:51)

In Matthew 6 and Luke 11, Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. He had much to say on the topic, and the presenter invites us to reach those and other teachings to learn how and why we pray, and gives us Biblical answers as to what to pray for. (Time 3:36)

I Thessalonians 5:21 says to “Test all things”. Why should we test anything, and how would the average person go about doing that? The presenter also discusses II Timothy 3:16-17. (Time 3:30)

 Perhaps you’ve drifted away from God.  In James chapter four, verse 8 we’re told “Draw closer to God, and He will draw closer to you.” Using both practical life examples as well as scripture, the presenter tell us how to do so– and describes the benefits of doing so. (Time 4:17)

As adults, we discover that we can’t trust everyone. We learn that trust for others is built upon knowledge and observation. The presenter discusses the logic of how we would go about learning to trust God, and the benefits that come about as we build our trust for Him. (Time 2:59)

Temptation for everyone is different. In James 1 and in other passages we are taught that not only does God not tempt us, but He’s given us teaching and tools to help us to overcome temptation. Much good can come from being prepared for temptation, so that when it does invariably come– you’ll be ready. (Time 3:12)

In Luke 6:47-49, Jesus speaks of preparations we need to make before the rain beings and the waters start to rise. He talks about building spiritual foundations and being anchored to His teachings– rather than that of the world. A major help in this is found in James 1:22, which says To “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only” (Time 3:43)

Does it matter what color we are? What sex? How old we are? What our background is? How should we view each of our roles in the local church? Using I Corinthians 12 and other passages, the presenter provides some Biblical answers. (Time 3:43)