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The Basics of the Christian Faith

A 13-Lesson Survey

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ID: 28701 • May 11, 2023

Most of us are familiar with the word disciple—but that doesn’t necessarily mean we understand what being a disciple actually entails. How is it that Jesus saves us, and from what? What role does the Bible play in our spiritual growth? Who is the Holy Spirit, and what does He do? Does a Christian really need to join a local church, and if so, which one?

In this thirteen-message collection, Alistair Begg addresses these questions and more, providing a basic survey of the Christian faith that encourages, challenges, and informs. Topics covered include foundational concepts such as salvation, faith, the Trinity, and the church as well as practical concerns such as prayer, the ordinances, God’s law, and evangelism. These sermons will introduce inquirers and new believers to “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3), even as they remind experienced disciples of the spiritual treasures they have inherited.

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How Can I Be Saved?

Ephesians 2:1–10 Sermon Includes Transcript 30:33 ID: 0516

Becoming a Christian

Luke 5:12–13 Sermon Includes Transcript 34:22 ID: 2498


Colossians 1:21–23 Sermon Includes Transcript 41:35 ID: 2500

Why Bother with the Bible? — Part One

2 Timothy 3:14–17 Sermon Includes Transcript 43:53 ID: 2349

God and Man

Psalm 8:1–9 Sermon Includes Transcript 36:43 ID: 3321

The Authentic Jesus

Matthew 16:13–20 Sermon Includes Transcript 46:13 ID: 1361

The Holy Spirit

John 16:5–15 Sermon Includes Transcript 44:19 ID: 2670

“All Prayer”

Ephesians 6:18 Sermon Includes Transcript 38:58 ID: 3320

Who or What Is the Church?

Ephesians 2:19 Sermon Includes Transcript 48:32 ID: 2180

The Sacraments

Acts 2:42–47 Sermon Includes Transcript 35:13 ID: 1957

Keeping His Commands

1 John 2:3–11 Sermon Includes Transcript 50:52 ID: 1460

Vital Signs

1 Peter 4:7–11 Sermon Includes Transcript 36:15 ID: 1489

Personal Evangelist

John 4:1–54 Sermon Includes Transcript 41:27 ID: 2789