Human beings are created to follow. We follow ideas. We follow trends. We follow without even being aware that we are following. What if someone could shine a light into our hearts so we could clearly know what motivates us as we follow? Jesus wants to be that light. Jesus wants to be our influence. Jesus said, “Follow me.”
As we follow Jesus we will live for him. Sometimes this might bring pain. But the blessing that awaits us will far outweigh any temporary discomfort. The disciples followed Jesus out on the Sea of Galilee. They found themselves in a raging storm with waves crashing over their boat. But they also found something else. They cried out, “What kind of man is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” As we
follow Jesus we will find ourselves uttering these same words. Follow Jesus.
Christian Basics is a tool designed to help believers grow in their Christian faith. After years
of counseling,teaching, and leading study groups, I felt the need for one comprehensive resource
that would satisfy the need for the basic foundational truths of the historic Christian faith.
This book is a composite of what I have been using in my 30 years of pastoral work. I have
seen many people benefit from these teachings. Also, I have presented this material with willing
unbelievers and have had positive results.
Christian Basics is just one of the many tools
featured in the ministry of Christian Life Tools
that are designed to lead people to a vibrant and growing Christian faith.
My prayers are with you as you use this book to strengthen your faith. My prayer is also that
you will find yourself helping someone else grow in their faith as well.
Blessings to you,
James F. Reed