Hey! So you’re new to your faith and don’t know where to begin.
Or maybe you’re just researching Christianity to see if it’s for you and find yourself wondering what the core Christian beliefs are.
Well in this video we are going to talk about the 7 basics of Christianity.
Obviously there is a whole lot more we could talk about... but these are key pieces you should know as a Christian.
The 7 Basics of Christianity:
1. God. You need to understand that God consists of three equal persons:
God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. This is called the “Trinity”.
But what exactly is the Trinity?
It’s hard to understand. Some theologians compare it to water, ice, mist or all the pieces of an egg: shell, yolk, egg white. They all have their own purpose separately and their own purpose together.
So point one is God the Father who we see mainly in the first half of the Bible and learn that he is holy, faithful, just, all-knowing, and a father figure to his children. And the good news for us is that if we are believers in Jesus, He embodies the role of our father as well.
2. Jesus. You need to have a big picture understanding to know His importance.
So, in the beginning God created Adam and Eve. I’ll dive more into this in another video, but basically they went against God’s plan for them and all of humanity began to fall apart.
God chose a man named Abraham who he was going to create a whole nation of holy people through called Israel. BUT the people disobeyed as well. Then in the second part of the Bible we are introduced to a man named Jesus. This is the Messiah, the Savior, the Chosen One that the people had been waiting for to redeem humanity.
He was 100% man and 100% God at the same time.
He ended up being crucified for the sins of mankind and because of this, if we accept Jesus into our hearts, we are now viewed as holy and blameless in the eyes of God the Father.
3. The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God’s presence on earth.
When you become a follower of Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes into your life and helps you become more like Jesus
4. The Bible. The Bible is God’s Word.
It tells the story of God’s love for humanity. It’s accurate, authoritative, inspired by the Holy Spirit and applicable to our everyday lives. We should spend time studying it every day.
5. Prayer. Prayer is a conversation with God. As a Christian, you have direct access to Him and He wants you to be as transparent and open as possible. Nothing scares Him away.
6. Grace. Grace is the unmerited favor of God upon our lives.
It’s what saves us. When we trust in Jesus to save us, God by His grace forgives us of our sins and transforms us into new creations completely…the old is gone, the new has come.
Grace also equips us to walk out the plans God has for our lives. We don’t deserve it, but God gives it to us anyway because He loves us unconditionally.
7. Community. Christian community will change your life. There’s nothing like it when it’s done well. Every Christian should be plugged into a community in order to help you when you are down, build you up, be a shoulder to cry on, celebrate alongside you, and answer your questions about God.
So pick a church in your area, serve on a team, attend a small group, take next steps classes, or just start hanging out with people. Surrounding yourself with other believers is everything.
That’s it! Those are the 7 basics that every Christian should know. If you have not yet accepted Jesus into your heart, the next step on your faith journey is to begin a personal relationship with God.
As Christians, we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus died and rose again just to pay the price for our sins. Salvation doesn’t come from our good deeds or by doing anything special, it’s a free gift from God just because He loves us so much.
We need to turn away from of our sins, believe that Jesus Christ is God’s Son and our Savior, and submit to Him as Lord of our lives. By doing so, we receive salvation and eternal life. How awesome is that!
If this is something you want for your life, repeat this prayer:
“Jesus, I believe that you are the Son of God and Savior of the world. I believe that you died for my sins and rose from the dead. I believe that through your sacrifice, I am a new person. Forgive me for my sin and fill me with your Spirit. Today, I choose to follow you for the rest of my life as Lord of my life. Amen.”
Well thanks for joining. See you soon.
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