If you want to be good at anything, you have to start with the basics. You need to know how to use the proper tools. You must be familiar with the words used in that field. You have to have the proper technique.
In cooking, you need to be able to use measuring cups, knives, spatulas, and whisks. You must know what words like bake, sauté, fry, roast, dice, chop, julienne, stir, beat, and fold mean. You have to know how to hold a knife, how to fold a meringue, how to beat an egg.
In carpentry you have to know the difference between circular saws, hand saws, miter saws. You have to know how to use hammers, drills, screwdrivers, sanders, and planes. You must know terms like plumb, square, 2x4, finishing nail, Phillips head, and nuts and bolts. You must be able to miter a corner, use the proper grit of sand paper, and use the right nails or screws for a particular project.
If you want to do something well, you must know the basics.
This August and September, we will be getting back to the basics of discipleship. We will look at questions like: Who is God? Why is there evil? Who is Jesus? These and other questions will lead us as we talk about the basics of our faith. We will discover some new tools and some new terms. We will discover new ways to live out our faith. We will get back to the foundation of who we are as Christians.
And as we do, we will draw closer to our God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We will discover our purpose and responsibility. We will find hope for our lives and for our world.
Is there someone you know who has questions about Jesus, about God, about the church? Is there someone who is curious about the life of faith? Invite them to join you in church this month. Tell them we will be asking their questions. We will be finding answers together.
Are you looking at your life and thinking, ‘I want my faith to mean more’? Do you want to know more of God? Do you want to be closer to Him? Come to church. Meet together with your brothers and sisters as we learn more about our great God. Come ready to see Him with new eyes and a fresh start in faith.
Do you have a deep and rich faith? Do you hear God’s voice and know His love well? Join with us and share your faith. Come discover new ways to talk about the love and power of God.
If you want to do something well, you have to know the basics. If you want to be a true and faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, you gotta know the basics of the faith. Join us as we get back to the basics and rediscover the love and the power of God.