For 2000 years the Christian faith has had a big impact on the world. Many different Christian traditions have developed but Christians worldwide are united in their respect for their source book, the bible. To discover core Christian beliefs, it is important to read the bible’s own words. But it is not easy to start reading the bible. It’s a big book! The action takes place in what we now call the Middle East. The story covers a long period of ancient history from about 2000 BC to about 95 AD and involves many names that are foreign to us. These studies pick out parts of the bible covering 10 key aspects of Christian belief and include notes helping you to understand the context. The studies cover basic Christian beliefs about who we humans are, what God is like and the importance to us all of Jesus Christ, his life and death – and resurrection!
You can use these studies as an individual or as a small group. Each of the 10 chapters in this eBook is a self-contained study and could take you about an hour. Each chapter has an introduction that summarises something of the previous studies. If you study in a group and new people join in, they should be able to follow what you are doing. By the end you should have clear information on the core beliefs of Christians worldwide, based on the original source material, the bible.