Category Archives: Discipleship Guide

What We Believe: Prayer

What one believes drives what they do—that is an unavoidable fact of life.  We may not even be aware of all the beliefs that we have, but behind each of our actions there is a motivating belief.  This post is part of a series featuring foundational truths that Christians believe so that we can have those truths in the driver seat of our lives.  To that end, this resource features sections describing What We Believe—each with a corresponding description of What We Do. The topic for this issue is prayer and it is also available as a free digital booklet (PDF).

We Believe: Prayer is Necessary, Commanded, and a Privilege

Definition

You might be so familiar with saying the word that you don’t know exactly what you mean by “prayer.” So, really, what is prayer? “Prayer is personal communication with God. This definition is very broad. What we call ‘prayer’ includes prayers of request for ourselves or for others (sometimes called prayers of petition or intercession), confession of sin, adoration, and praise and thanksgiving.”[1]

Prayer is Necessary

God communicates with man through the Bible and the indwelling Holy Spirit. However, our relationship with God is not Keep Reading

What We Believe: The Gospel

What one believes drives what they do—that is an unavoidable fact of life.  We may not even be aware of all the beliefs that we have, but behind each of our actions there is a motivating belief.  This post is part of a series featuring foundational truths that Christians believe so that we can have those truths in the driver seat of our lives.  To that end, this resource features sections describing What We Believe—each with a corresponding description of What We Do. The topic for this issue is the gospel and it is available as a free digital booklet (PDF).… Keep Reading

Start Strong: A Guide for New and Growing Believers Who Desire to Learn to Follow Christ

You can work through this free digital booklet (PDF) with someone to share the gospel, confirm understanding of the gospel, convey the basics of living as a Christian who follows Jesus, and begin to equip them to make disciples.

Who is God and does He even exist? What is the Bible and why should I believe it? What about the world: is it an accident of time and chance or was it created with a goal? Finally, who am I and do I have a purpose in life?

These questions are important for everyone to ask, but they are crucial for those people who are called Christians. If you are reading these words, then you are at least interested in Christianity. The goal of this resource is to help you find answers to the questions above and, more importantly, to show you how to live in response. This process of learning and living is called discipleship and Jesus called people to be and make disciples. Another word that is used for disciple is follower: in this case, a follower of Jesus Christ.

The Start Strong title, outline, and content are the work of Edgewood Baptist Church of Keep Reading

What We Believe: The Bible

What one believes drives what they do—that is an unavoidable fact of life.  We may not even be aware of all the beliefs that we have, but behind each of our actions there is a motivating belief.  This post is part of a series featuring foundational truths that Christians believe so that we can have those truths in the driver seat of our lives.  To that end, this post will have sections describing What We Believe—each with a corresponding description of What We Do. This is also available as a free digital booklet (PDF).… Keep Reading

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