In Part One of this two-part message about where a Christian belongs, we learn the distinction between the invisible Church and the visible, local church. When a person becomes a believer, they are admitted to the invisible Church, the worldwide family of faith; but it is within the visible church that God has made special provision for the fellowship, instruction , and discipline of His people. Discover the importance of belonging to both.
What does it really mean to be a Christian? In this study, Alistair identifies the essential elements of the believer’s life, starting first with conversion and then elaborating the manner in which believers are to act out their faith "To be a Christian," he says, "is to declare that Jesus is Lord. His Lordship affects both our minds - teaching us what to believe, as well as our morals - changing the way we live." While each follower of Christ has a unique calling, all Christians share the same fixed features of genuine faith.
The basic nature of the truths unpacked in this series should not be mistaken for elementariness. Far from being relevant to recent converts alone, these truths form the core of each stage of the believer’s life and apply equally to all Christians. Young believers and weathered saints alike will find Alistair’s examination of the "main things" of the Christian faith a useful and challenging way of assessing their experience