Christianity 101 Bible Study

Summary

Have questions about Christianity? Let us guide you through scripture to answer some of the most frequently asked questions by Christian journalers. When we have questions about God, the best place to look for answers is in His Word. This challenge will use scripture to help you gain knowledge about the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christ follower.
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Christianity 101 Bible Study

Introduction

If you are a new Christian or new to Christian journaling, you may have some questions about the religion and what it means to be a Christian. This challenge will walk you through some of the most frequently asked questions by Christian journalers. 

When we have questions about God, the best place to look for answers is in His Word. Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Furthermore, James 1:5 tells us, "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him." The Bible tells us if we seek wisdom and knowledge, God will give it to us. Each day of this journaling challenge will ask a question and then list scripture for you to meditate on before you answer the question in your journal. 

My prayer for you as you read this article is that you would seek the truth about God and that you would receive wisdom and understanding from His Word.

Steps (21)

Step 1: Who is God?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

Isaiah 46:9

remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me,

Matthew 3:16-17

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Step 2: Who is Jesus?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

John 1:1-3

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

John 5:18

This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

Matthew 9:6

But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic—“Rise, pick up your bed and go home.”

1 John 2:2

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Step 3: Who is the Son of God?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

Mark 1:1

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Step 4: What is the Holy Spirit?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

1 Corinthians 6:19

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

Isaiah 11:2

And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

Step 5: What is the Bible?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Peter 1:21

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Step 6: What is Scripture?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Step 7: What is the Gospel

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 5:8-11

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5:14-19

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

Titus 2:11-14

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

Step 8: What is meditation?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Step 9: What is prayer?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

Matthew 6:9-13

Pray then like this:

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."

Jeremiah 29:12

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

Step 10: What is the church?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

1 Corinthians 12:12-20

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.

Acts 2:42-47

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Step 11: What is a Christian?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

John 13:35

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

Romans 10:13

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Step 12: What is an evangelist?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

Matthew 28:19-20

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Mark 16:15

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Step 13: What is the meaning of life?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

Genesis 1:26-27

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Isaiah 43:7

everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.

Step 14: What is truth?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

John 17:17

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Step 15: What is love?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

1 John 4:7-8

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

Step 16: What is Heaven?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

Psalm 103:19

The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.

Hebrews 9:24

For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Step 17: What is Hell?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

Revelation 14:10-11

he also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”

Matthew 13:41-42

The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Step 18: What is sin and evil?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

James 4:17

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Romans 3:23

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

Mark 7:20-23

And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

Step 19: What is salvation?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Romans 3:24

and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Step 20: What is faith?

Introduction

Read the following verses then use your journal to work through your thoughts and the truth you read in God's Word. 

Hebrews 11:1, 6

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. ...And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Step 21: What have you learned?

Introduction

Think about what you have learned over the past 20 days. 

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