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Foundational Truths

Foundational Truths

08 July 2011

Today’s Reading: Micah 1-4; Hebrews 6

Scripture:

1 So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. 2 You don’t need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3 And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding. (Hebrews 6:1-3 NLT)

The point in this section of the letter to Jewish Christ-followers is that by this time in their journey of faith, they should be able to teach and lead others. Instead, they’re still approaching the life of faith with the attitude, “Feed me! Help me! Bless me!”

Jesus said the key to growing up and surviving life’s storms is to learn and live, know and apply, the Basic Foundational Truths. Then with God’s help we can get on to all the other wonderful things God has for us to know, experience, and live. I believe this is true. It’s not what you know, it’s what you do with what you know.

Jean and I spent sixteen years living outside the United States establishing Training Centres that taught Christ-followers from many nations the Basic Foundational Truths. We wrote the Foundation for Christian Service course to lead new believers and experienced Christians through a step-by-step process of learning and applying Basic Foundational Truths in daily life. Many students returned to their home countries with a passion for Basic Foundational Truths. We traveled to nations in both West and East Africa to train Christian leaders and provide the FFCS course material for use in their churches and ministries. The FFCS material is available for free download from our website www.resourceministries.org and it is now in use in more than 20 countries.

There is still a great need. Many Christ-followers have not yet firmly put the Basic Foundational Truths in place in their doctrine and practice of faith. This means they are unnecessarily vulnerable to being led astray by false teaching and susceptible to severe damage from the storms of life.

Prayer:

Father, I see the importance of Foundational Truths. Help me to do my part to help other Christ-followers establish a storm-weathering, error-proofing foundation of faith. I know I can’t do everything, but I can do something. For your Kingdom’s sake. Amen.

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