Foundations Edition Contents


Principal Contents

In the Foundations Edition – and in the larger editions – the 40 major headings are chapters, grouped under the eight parts (Part A to Part H). The chapters themselves are subdivided.

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Main Headings

Section I: What to Know

Part A. God and Spiritual Powers

  1. God’s Being
    • God’s Form
    • God’s Eternity
    • God’s Power and Knowledge
  2. God’s Character
    • God’s Holiness
    • God’s Righteousness and Faithfulness
    • God’s Anger
    • God’s Love and Mercy
    • God’s Goodness
  3. Jesus Christ
    • Jesus Christ’s Eternity
    • Jesus Christ’s Pre-Eminence
    • Jesus Christ’s Character
    • Jesus Christ’s Divinity
  4. The Holy Spirit
    • The Holy Spirit and God
    • The Holy Spirit’s Divine Characteristics
    • The Holy Spirit Is Personal
  5. Angels, Satan and Demons
    • Angels
    • Satan
    • Demons

Part B. God and the World: Basics

  1. God’s Creation
    • God Makes Everything
    • God Sustains Everything
    • God’s Creation of People
  2. God’s Sovereignty
    • God Rules Supreme
    • God Has Control over All Things
    • God Has Control over People
  3. God’s Word
    • General
    • God’s Covenant with Israel
  4. The Problem of Sin
    • What and Who
    • Consequences of Sin
    • The Law’s Provision for Sin
  5. God’s Judgment
    • Reasons for God’s Judgment
    • The Justice of God’s Judgment
    • The Wicked and God’s Judgment

Part C. God and the World: Jesus Christ

  1. God’s Promised Messiah
    • Promise of a Messiah
    • Prophecy of the Messiah’s Death for Sins
    • The Messiah’s Identity
    • The Messiah’s Mission
  2. Jesus Christ’s Mission
    • Jesus Christ’s Ministry
    • Jesus Christ’s Death
    • Jesus Christ’s Resurrection
    • Jesus Christ’s Ascension
    • The Messiah’s Mission
  3. Salvation through Jesus Christ
    • Forgiveness of Sins through Jesus Christ
    • Salvation and Life through Jesus Christ
  4. The New Order
    • Righteousness by Faith and Grace
    • A New Covenant
    • Other Key Aspects
  5. ‘The Last Things’
    • Jesus Christ’s Return
    • The Final Judgment
    • The Afterlife

Part D. God and His Own People

  1. The Standing of God’s People
    • Belonging to God
    • Being God’s Family
    • Being “in” Jesus Christ
  2. Keys to God’s Interaction with His People
    • God’s Presence with His People
    • God’s Knowledge of His People
    • God’s Love and Grace
    • God’s Gift of the Holy Spirit
  3. God’s Transformation of His People
    • Spiritual Life
    • Holiness
    • Spiritual Attributes
    • How God Transforms
  4. God’s Care of His People
    • Basics
    • God Saves His People
    • God Protects His People
    • God Sustains His People
  5. God’s Plans for His People
    • Basics
    • God’s Work for His People to Do
    • God’s Guidance of His People

Section II. What to Do

Part E. Relating to God

  1. Being Right with God
    • Getting Right with God
    • Do What Is Right
    • Live By the Holy Spirit
  2. Having Faith in God
    • What Faith Is
    • What to Have Faith For
    • What Not to Do
  3. Loving, Fearing and Obeying God
    • Love God
    • Fear God
    • Obey God
    • Follow Jesus Christ
  4. Connecting with God
    • Seeking God
    • Praying to God
    • How to Make Requests
    • God’s Response to Requests
  5. Exalting God
    • Glorify God by Your Actions
    • Praise and Thank God
    • Reasons to Praise God
    • Rejoice Before God

Part F. Church Life

  1. Being One Body
    • Be One Body
    • Do Things Together
    • Love and Care for Each Other
  2. Worshiping God
    • Basics
    • How to Worship God
    • Worshiping Together
    • Offerings
  3. Serving God
    • Devotion to God’s Service
    • How to Serve God
    • Spiritual Gifts
    • Being Guided by God
  4. Significant Practices
    • Baptism
    • The Lord’s Supper
    • Confessing Jesus Christ
    • The Sabbath
  5. Church Leadership
    • Leading the Church
    • Caring For Church Members
    • Church Members’ Duties to Leaders

Part G. Relating to People

  1. Love
    • Loving Others
    • Showing Mercy
    • Further Things to Do
    • Things to Avoid
  2. Justice
    • General
    • Honesty
    • Caring For the Needy
  3. Wisdom
    • Wisdom through God
    • Wisdom through Others
    • Wise Speech
    • Foolishness
  4. Common Relationships
    • Spouses
    • Parents and Children
    • Citizens and Governing Authorities
    • Servants and Masters
  5. Spreading the Gospel
    • Tell Others the Gospel
    • What Things to Explain
    • How to Spread the Gospel
    • Insights on the Gospel

Part H. Persevering

  1. Standing Firm
    • Be Faithful to God
    • Persist until the End
    • Engaging in Spiritual Warfare
  2. Rejecting Sin
    • Dealing with Sin
    • Avoiding Sin
    • Alternatives to Sin
    • Be Holy
  3. Major Pitfalls
    • Pride
    • Riches
    • Sexual Sin
  4. Hard Times
    • Trust and Wait For God
    • Pray in Hard Times
    • God in Our Hard Times
  5. Persecution
    • Have Faith in God
    • Be Faithful to God
    • Rejoice in Persecution