One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem.
Luke 5: 17

We often think of Jesus as a miracle worker, a healer and ultimately, as the One who laid down his life for us. But actually, the thing that Jesus did more than anything else, was teach. 

Jesus spent most of his ministry time teaching. And what did he teach? You guessed it – in one or another form, Jesus taught the 7 foundational truths. The parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15: 11-32, is an example of where Jesus taught about repentance from dead works and faith in God – and John 5: 29 is an example of where Jesus taught about resurrection of the dead. 

As we go about doing as Jesus did, we too will find ourselves teaching. And teaching the 7 foundational truths. On page 2 of your Foundation Stones Workbook, there is an introductory paragraph that is often overlooked, even though it contains key information. 

There are 7 truths that every Christian should know and be applying in their lives. These truths are so important that the Bible calls them the very foundations of our faith. They refer to every aspect of your life; from the time you get born-again to the moment at which you enter eternal glory. 

As you go through these study devotionals this year, you will notice that we will be spending quite a bit of time in applying the doctrines to real-life situations. Each Foundation Stone deals with a different aspect of your life. Here are just a few examples to whet your appetite for what is to come. 

The stone of Baptisms will address your ability to be committed and to persevere. The stone of Resurrection will deal with your fears, and in particular, your fear of death. 


Lord, please prepare my heart for the studies that are to come in this year. Help me to understand, apply and pass on Your wisdom and truth.