Thursday, April 8, 2010

Things a Christian "Must Know"

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This is a list of the basic Bible information and Christian doctrine that I think a believer must know. There is other important information that is not included on this list, but this contains the core. If a believer has a general knowledge of these things they will be in a very good position to gain understanding of Christian doctrine and Christian character as they mature as a believer in Jesus Christ.

I call this the BIBLE CORE. I wrote this down today and this is still the very first draft. This, of course, needs to undergo a second, third, fourth, . . . and final draft. I plan on developing a basic 15-25 minute lesson on each of the 79 points and typing up the information. This will then be made available at The lessons will be recorded on 79 ten minute videos and uploaded onto YouTube.

I have seen Christian adults and Christian youth (including entire youth groups) who do not know what I consider to be simple Sunday school flannel graph information. If anyone has been a Christian for more than 36-60 months (the length of time needed to pay off the loan for a new car) THEY SHOULD KNOW this information. If you do not know this information, fear not, because, here it is! In just a few weeks I will provide this teaching for you and anyone else who is tired of being an illiterate Christian. Communication of information as is found in the BIBLE CORE is both the foundation for the revival of the church and the means by which we will bring stability to our time. Obviously, that bit of insight is the first thing today's church leaders need to learn.

Bible Core Curriculum (BCC)

Old Testament

  1. Creation – universe, man
  2. Adam – creation, fall
  3. Noah
  4. Abraham
  5. Isaac
  6. Jacob and Twelve Sons
  7. Joseph
  8. Moses and Exodus
  9. Joshua
  10. Judges – Gideon
  11. Judges – Samson
  12. Samuel and Saul
  13. David and Goliath
  14. David as King
  15. Solomon
  16. Rehoboam and Jerobaom
  17. Kings of Israel – Abah, Jezebel, Elijah, Assyria
  18. Kings of Judah – Jehoshaphat, Hezekiah, Isaiah
  19. Last days of Judah – Manasseh, Josiah
  20. Babylonian Captivity – Jeremiah, 605, 597, 586
  21. Daniel
  22. Return from Babylon – Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther


  1. Old Testament Prophecy of Messiah – Gen. 3:15; Psalms 22; Isaiah 53; Malachi 3:1-2; 4:4-6
  2. Jesus’ Birth – Bethlehem, shepherds, wise men, Herod, virgin birth
  3. Baptism and Temptations
  4. First Passover – clears temple, Nicodemus, Samaritan woman
  5. Tour of Galilee #1 – Nazareth, Capernaum, Sermon on the Mount
  6. Second Passover – Pool of Bethesda
  7. Tour of Galilee #2 and #3
  8. Rejection – Matthew 12, Parables, feeding 5,000
  9. Withdrawal – Tyre, Decapolis, Caesarea Philippi
  10. Last 6 months
  11. Last Month
  12. Last Week
  13. Crucifixion
  14. Resurrection – physical resurrection
  15. Commission


  1. Ascension
  2. Pentecost
  3. Jerusalem Church
  4. Paul
  5. Antioch Church
  6. First Journey
  7. Second Journey
  8. Third Journey
  9. Visit to Jerusalem – Caesarea imprisonment
  10. Journey to Rome – shipwreck, Roman imprisonment

New Testament Letters

  1. Romans
  2. First Corinthians
  3. Galatians
  4. Philippians
  5. Ephesians
  6. First Thessalonians
  7. First Timothy
  8. Hebrews
  9. James
  10. First Peter
  11. First John
  12. Revelation


  1. Apologetics – ten points
  2. Hermeneutics – ten points
  3. Theology – Attributes of God
  4. Trinity
  5. Deity of Christ – eternal second member of Trinity
  6. Bibliology – inspiration, inerrancy
  7. Sin Nature – depravity
  8. Divine Judgment – in time, in hell
  9. Grace
  10. Imputation and Substitution
  11. Salvation by Faith
  12. Regeneration
  13. Justification
  14. Repentance and Confession
  15. Holly Spirit
  16. Church
  17. Israel
  18. Second Coming
  19. End Times and Eternal State
  20. Eternal Rewards

Galyn Wiemers