Christianity 101


Sometimes, we mistakingly assume that ‘becoming a Christian’ means praying the sinner’s prayer, and then being welcomed into your church’s membership roles. In truth, historical Christianity teaches us that being a Christ-follower has very little to do with religious activity, going to church, or deciding to clean up your life. Over the next few weeks (12 blog sessions taken from A Journey into 3-C Christian Discipleship), join us as we return to God’s Word and look a bit deeper at what the New Testament has to say about Christianity 101. Even if you’re a seasoned believer, you just might be a bit surprised at what we find!


Below, you will find a complete list of all the posts (12 blogs) of this series. We suggest that you bookmark this home page for ease of use. Enjoy!

Each one of our blog studies can serve you well as a support piece in your devotional life with Jesus. As you’ll see when you open up one of our pages, each blog begins with a short scripture or reading, some thoughts to consider, and then concludes with a prayer and a question or two for you to ponder. Go slow. Walk at your own pace, inviting the Holy Spirit to join with you as you read and reflect.

Let’s focus on Jesus.

Who Do You Say I Am?  Matthew 16: 13-17

From Beginning To End.  Colossians 1: 15-20

This Is How Much God Loves.  John 3: 13-21

Let’s focus on The Gift of Salvation.

The Free Gift.  Ephesians 2: 7-10

Eternal Life Anyone?  1st John 5: 11-13 

The God Of Ready Or Not.  Romans 5: 6-11

Let’s focus on The Holy Spirit.

The Spirit Of Truth.  John 14: 15-21

The Spirit Of Wisdom & Peace. John 14: 23-27

The Spirit Of Power.  Romans 8: 5-11

Let’s focus on How The Spirit Leads Us.

Choosing To Be Led By The Spirit.  Galatians 5: 16-18

Picking Some Real Fruit Of the Spirit.  Galatians 5: 22-25

Gifts. Gifts. And More Gifts. 1st Corinthians 12: 1-7

Looking for more on this subject? Try our blog-series: Be Strong in the Lord, a 24-session blog series where we explore the themes surrounding Christian warfare. Here, we look at ‘the battle’ that rages around us each day, explore how Jesus handles it, and then we’ll unpack Paul’s words to the Ephesian church that offer us six weapons of warfare that come from the hands of God the Father, through the Son, and by the empowering work of the Holy Spirit.

Don’t take this journey into Christianity 101 alone! One of the best ways to explore the on-going applications of this blog series is to walk alongside a biblically-based, Christ-centered spiritual director who is familiar with how to make material like this part of your overall spiritual formation in God. Many of our directors in our Sustainable Faith-Heartland network are available to companion you in your journey with Jesus. Click here for more info.