We all base our lives on what we think God is like. We act on what we know—or believe we know—about God.
The question is whether what we believe about God is true.
Without realizing it, many of us give greater weight to traditions and emotions than to developing a solid foundation of belief. And when we do take time to study the underpinnings of our faith, we don’t connect it with daily life—we can’t seem to get our theology into everyday work and relationships, thoughts and actions.
This year at Next we’ll study some of the essential doctrines of the Christian faith. We’ll ask, “What difference should these things make in the way we live?” As we consider who God is, what Jesus accomplished, how the Bible should guide us, how we grow as Christians, and how human history will end, we’ll press for real-life application.