Book 2 - Life Foundations

In this section you will find the Key Points that will be emphasized in each chapter along with free downloadable audio messages that support the chapter.

Chapter 1: New Life in Christ

Key Points

  • Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal life. All we can do is surrender our lives to His control and accept His free gift of salvation resulting in eternal life.
  • We have a connection with God through Christ, by believing, confessing and repenting of our sins.
  • We can be sure about our eternal destiny
  • Eternal life begins now (not in heaven someday in the future.)

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Christ Life by Howard Hendricks
When Heaven Came Down by Stephen Davey

Chapter 2: Our New Identity

Key Points

  • The world will attempt to define who I am, but it is more important to know who God says I am.
  • We receive a new identity at the moment of salvation – new creation, new family, and new heritage.
  • We live the Christian life as we abide in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Come to Terms (NuMe) by Andy Stanley

Chapter 3: Battling with the World, the Flesh and the Devil

Key Points

  • We are in a spiritual battle that is unseen and supernatural in nature.
  • This spiritual battle is with the world, the flesh and the Devil or Satan.
  • Satan and his forces are extremely clever, subtle and powerful.
  • God has not left us defenseless but has provided spiritual armor.
  • Because of what Christ did on the cross in defeating death, Satan’s most powerful weapon, the final outcome has been decided.

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The Invisible War by Bryan Loritts
Dressed for Battle by Stephen Davey

Chapter 4: Dealing with Temptation

Key Points

  • At the heart of our obedience is God's love for us and our love for Him.
  • Everyone will be tempted in this life, and everyone will fail.
  • When we fail, God has provided a means of forgiveness through Christ. Our relationship with God is not severed, but our fellowship may be. Confession restores our fellowship.
  • Ongoing obedience is a process that is made possible through our knowledge of God’s Word and His Spirit’s enabling; we cannot do it on our own.

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A Desparate Struggle by Crawford Loritts
Psst . . . Have You Heard? by Stephen Davey

Chapter 5: Discovering the Holy Spirit

Key Points

  • The Holy Spirit is God and He is a very important member of the Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • Every believer has the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
  • The Holy Spirit is often overlooked, not understood, or under-appreciated.
  • The Holy Spirit is a valuable resource for each of us. He serves many functions, including linking us to The Father, convicting us of sin, giving us the ability to recognize sin and abstain from it, and giving us the spiritual gifts.
  • Living a life yielded to, and led by, the Holy Spirit is the best way to stay connected to The Father and to produce plentiful fruit.

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Chapter 6: Communicating with God

Key Points

  • Praying may consist of praise, thanksgiving, confession and asking for help for oneself and others.
  • God answers all prayer - yes, no or wait; yet there are some conditions for prayer (belief, pure heart, unselfish motives, etc.).
  • A "Ten Most Wanted" prayer list helps us focus on people we desire to come to Christ. A quiet time is vital and special time alone with God to hear from Him, share our hearts and be directed by Him.

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Laying Tracks of Prayer by Tim Philpot
A Movement Praying by Philip DeCourcy

Chapter 7: Telling Others Our Story

Key Points

  • God has called all believers to share their faith - there are no exceptions.
  • The message is clear and simple: Christ, as God, became a man who lived, died and rose again to forgive our sins. Only as we receive this gift of a relationship with Christ will we experience forgiveness and have eternal life - now and forever.
  • Every Christian has a story to tell: my life without Christ, how I came to know Him personally, my changed and changing life with Christ.

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Gospel Blimp by Andy Stanley
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