Becoming a Christian is a moment of faith when you respond to the Good News that Jesus died for your sins and that He defeated death for you, once and for all. You don’t need a theology degree, but there are some basic beliefs that you have to adhere to if you truly want to follow Jesus. Jesus actually states these beliefs during His ministry on earth, and they are clearly recorded in the Bible.
So, if someone asked you, “What do I need to believe to be a Christian?” what would you say?
At a time when truth is up for grabs, a journalist-turned-pastor wants to help you understand and articulate what you believe and why. How? By using the simple lyrics to a beloved song:
“Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”
Whether you’re just testing the waters of faith or you long for a simple way to understand and talk about your beliefs, this study will be your guide to the unchanging truths of Christianity.
Why is it so important to believe these things? Jesus said in John chapter 8, that “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” His disciples believe and do what He says. Then, God’s Truth sets us free when bring ourselves into alignment with it. This is important for your eternal life, and it’s the foundation of your faith. Jesus said there will be false teachers in the world and if you aren’t firm in your foundation, you can be deceived by someone slick who talks about Jesus, but is not teaching the truth.
If you’re a believer and you’re not actively sharing the gospel, this study will help you build confidence with the basics of Christianity, help you retain them and prepare you to share with others.
If you’re a new believer, this study will demonstrate what you need to believe about Jesus, the Bible, yourself, and God’s Love for you.
If you’re a parent or grandparent, this study will help you disciple your kids and affirm their growing faith. Here’s what a father had to say:
My wife and I are raising 3 boys (12, 10, 9) in some strange times, so we use evenings and mealtimes (when we can actually sit down together) to talk and try to connect our faith to real life. Recently, their friend got baptized and we went to support him. Later that night, the questions started coming and my wife and I had answers! But, we realized that these were the type of questions that they will need to answer and articulate to their friends. We’re strengthening our foundation working through the Jesus Loves Me study as a family. It doesn’t get much simpler than “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” —John from Atlanta
Learn the basics of Christianity
- for your salvation
- for your foundation
- for your protection
- for teaching and discipling new Christians