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  • « Must You Hear the Gospel to Be Saved? | Main | Justification and Sanctification »

    Christian Beliefs DVD Course by Dr. Wayne Grudem

    Wayne Grudem is Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. As well as being an international conference speaker, Dr. Grudem is the author of several books including the widely-used Systematic Theology. He served as General Editor for the ESV Study Bible, and is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has degrees from Harvard, Westminster Seminary, and the University of Cambridge.

    Since writing his Systematic Theology book, he served the church further by distilling the essence of that book into a shorter one called "Christian Beliefs" covering 20 basic doctrines of the faith. Now this material is available in a DVD series as Professor Grudem, in his very engaging style, provides essential teaching for all Christians (at a time when the foundations of the faith are being eroded).

    Each session lasts approximately 40 minutes with optional discussion breaks and a questions and answers section. It is suitable for both group or individual use. In the video below you will learn more about this 16 hour (20 session) DVD discipleship series answering these 20 questions:

    1.What is the Bible?
    The authority, necessity, clarity, and sufficiency of Scripture
    2.What is God like?
    The attributes of God. God's holines, love, justice, omniscience, and much more
    3.What is the Trinity?
    Exploring the beauty, complexity and roles within the Godhead
    4.What is creation?
    The origin and purpose of creation, and the implications for us today
    5.What is prayer?
    Understanding our relationship with the Lord and how it works out in prayer
    6.What are angels and demons?
    How the activities of both angels and demons affect us today
    7.What is man?
    Understanding the implictions of being made in God's image
    8.What is sin?
    The origin and effects of sin
    9.Who is Christ?
    The humanity and deity of Christ and its implications for salvation and worship
    10.What is atonement?
    The cause, necessity, nature and results of Christ's atonement
    11.What is the resurrection?
    Understanding the effects of the resurrection for us today
    12.What is election (or predestination)?
    What election does and does not mean, and its implications for faith and worship
    13.What does it mean to become a Christian?
    The process of calling, regeneration and conversion
    14.What are justification and adoption?
    The central role of justification by faith and its result in adoption
    15.What are sanctification and perseverance?
    Christian growth and God's preservation of the saints
    16.What is death?
    The death and resurrection of Christians and non-Christians
    17.What is the church?
    The power, purposes, purity, unity and consistency of the church
    18.What will happen when Christ returns?
    The timing, signs, tribulation, and millennial views of Christ's return and reign
    19.What is the final judgement?
    The purpose and events of the final judgement and the scriptural teaching about hell
    20.What is heaven?
    The renewed heavens and earth, what we will do, and how it will glorify God

    Additional Study Guides and a Leader's Guide are also available. The study guide includes a 'Going Deeper' section suitable for those wanting to pursue a fuller understanding of these truths.

    This DVD series is ready for global impact in that it is available in formats that serve the USA and Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia here.

    I highly recommend this DVD series as it is something I will seek to use not only at Kings Church in Phoenix (where I serve as pastor), but in the discipleship of my own children in the things of God. - Rev. John Samson

    Posted by John Samson on August 18, 2010 02:02 AM

    Comments

    This is an EXCELLENT resource - I am using it as the text for our Doctrine 101 course at my church (mosaicgc.com). I have developed (and am in the process of developing) a companion presentation: http://bit.ly/christian-beliefs

    May I offer 3 minor observations where the list of 20 Chapters above contains errors of English ?

    In one HOLINES - instead of HOLINESS

    In a second ... IMPLICTIONS ('a' is missing)

    In a third ... humanity and deity of Christ ... since they are TWO things, should be followed by "THEIR" implic ... (not ITS implic ... )

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