Item description for Fundamentals of the Faith: 13 Lessons to Grow in the Grace & Knowledge of Jesus Christ by john macarthur...
Overview "On Sunday mornings at Grace Community Church, small groups of people gather together in 'Fundamentals of the Faith' classes to use this manual of thirteen lessons, which blend basic biblical truths with personal obedience and service...Many young believers take these classes to grow in their understanding of biblical truths." With topics ranging from "God: His Character and Attributes" to "The Church: Fellowship and Worship," this study is ideal to disciple new believers or to realize afresh what it means to believe in Jesus.
Publishers Description On Sunday mornings at Grace Community Church, small groups of people gather together in "Fundamentals of the Faith" classes to use this manual of thirteen lessons, which blends basic biblical truths with personal obedience and service. Many young believers take these classes to grow in their understanding of biblical truths. For the first time ever, "Fundamentals of the Faith" is available to the trade. With topics ranging from "God: His Character and Attributes" to "The Church: Fellowship and Worship," this study is ideal to disciple new believers or to realize afresh what it means to believe in Jesus. Each lesson is loaded with learning tools to help you engage Scripture: a link to 13 free downloadable messages by John MacArthur himself, study questions, memory verses, and suggestions for practical application.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2009
Publisher Moody Publishers
ISBN 0802438393 ISBN13 9780802438393
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More About john macarthur
GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH was founded on July 1, 1956 as a nondenominational church with an emphasis on the basics of Christianity. Dr. John MacArthur has served as pastor since February 1969, continuing to build on the strong foundation of sound doctrine, spiritual leadership, and active service to God and the community.
Reviews - What do customers think about Fundamentals Of The Faith?
WONDERFUL Mar 18, 2010
This was a wonderful way to learn a great deal about the Christian religon. And taught me so much about Jesus Christ.
3.5 - 4 Somewhere in there Nov 23, 2009
I've used this workbook a few times to go through a discipleship session with a couple of guys. It's a good guideline that can be used and followed. It will definitely challenge your thinking in biblical concepts and help you to think through life through the faith of Christianity. I give this 3.5 stars because as it is a useful guide and it does cover much of the foundational points I do believe it does not go in-depth on areas that it should and it goes into areas to in dept that are not as pertinent. For a new believer to pick up this workbook and have a good grasp on what the Christian faith is about and how to it will look is what I do not believe this really workbook really lays out clearly. As I said it is definitely a useful guide but I would only recommend this for a group of individuals that plan on going through this cooperatively (at least 3 or more) and at least having one individual that is somewhat mature in the faith present to lead. All in all solid, but it would be better to see more information and understanding on sanctification by grace alone, the role and importance of the local church more, and the joy of the gospel in God alone.
Please still use though, hopefully this didn't sound harsh towards this resource because it is useful.
Finally, a new believer's class that works Apr 23, 2009
Fundamentals of the Faith has been the material for the new believer's class at Grace Community Church (Pastor John MacArthur) for decades. Tens of thousands of people have gone through it, and has been refined through the years. The result is what has to be the best and most effective new believer's class available.
This material is designed to be taught in a small group of around 10-12 people. In fact, the workbook itself is not designed for the class, but rather is the homework for the students. So during the week they do the lesson in the workbook, then once a week they come together to study what they have learned.
The material is ideal. I can't think of another curriculum like this. There are 13 lessons covering the fundamentals of the faith. It majors on the majors, and does not get sidetracked on secondary issues. It is designed for the new Christian, or the person who is investigating Christianity, but who does not really know the depths of what Christians believe. But because it is so basic, I can't help but think that a more mature Christian would also profit from it tremendously; it would be a reminder to them of the foundations of their faith.
This is not like a catechism. Rather, every question is linked to a Bible verse. The students read the verse, then answer a set of questions about what the verse (or passage) says. The end result is that the student has reinforced over and over that the Bible is the authority for life and godliness.
Chapters include the history of the Bible, God's character, the work of Christ, salvation, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, prayer, worship, spiritual gifts, evangelism, and Christian decision making, among others. This would be perfect for churches to use as their new believers class or their membership class, or even for small groups to go through.
There is also a teacher's edition, which has the blanks filled in, along with suggestions about how to teach each lesson. Also, each lesson has a sermon from John MacArthur to accompany it. Those sermons are linked from gty.org, and they are described inside of the student's book.