How to Find Delight in Doctrine


Our goal is to write about systematic theology in an accessible and fun way while answering the important question,

“What does the whole Bible teach us today?” 

Why is it important to study doctrine?

I believe that doctrine is simply about getting to know God better.

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The more we know someone, the better equipped we are to love them.

Tim Challies said it this way,

“Your love for God is limited by your knowledge of Him so that you can really only love Him as far as you know Him.”

“ALL OF US HAVE A GRID OF BELIEFS THROUGH WHICH WE LOOK AT LIFE. THIS GRID DETERMINES, IMPACTS, AND INFORMS EVERY SINGLE DECISION THAT WE MAKE. ULTIMATELY, THIS GRID IS MADE UP OF OUR DOCTRINES.”

•    So, what does your belief grid look like?

•    Do you know what your “doctrines” are?

•    Do you understand why you believe as you do?

Join us as we take a clear and practical look at some of the most basic and essential tenants of the Christian life – the doctrines of the faith.

Each week, we will highlight and explain a core doctrine. Then, we will pose the question, “Why does this matter to you and me?”

For the purposes of the study, our main texts will be first, the Bible, of course, and Wayne Grudem’s classic, Systematic Theology:  An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. (affiliate link)

It is our prayer that by the end of 2017, we will all find more delight in understanding what we believe and why we believe it.

“…YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” LUKE 10:27 (ESV)


Introductory Post – How to Find Delight in Doctrine

Week 1 – What Do You REALLY Think of God?

Week 2 – Can We REALLY Know God?

Week 3 – This is One Truth You MUST Believe About God

Week 4 – What is God Like?

Week 5 – Why is the Trinity So Important to Christians?

Week 6 – Why the Doctrine of Creation Matters for Your Life

Week 7 – What is the Providence of God?

Week 8 – Do Miracles Still Happen Today?

Week 9 – Why Should We Pray (if God already knows everything anyway?)

Week 10 – How Did the Books in the Bible Get Chosen?

Week 11 – How Do We Know that the Bible is God’s Word?

Week 12 – Are There Any Errors in the Bible?

Week 13 – How Does God Answer My Prayers (Part One)?

Week 14 – How Does God Answer My Prayers (Part Two)?

Week 15 – 3 Reasons Why the Bible is the Only Book We Need

Week 16 – Why Doctrine is Important to Me

Week 17 – Why Did Jesus Have to Come Down to Earth?

Week 18 – Was it Necessary for Christ to Die?

Week 19 – Have We Forgotten How Amazing Jesus Really Is?

Week 20 – How Jesus is the perfect Prophet, Priest, and King

Week 21 – Who and “what” is the Holy Spirit really?

Week 22 – 2 Important Reasons you need the power of the Holy Spirit

Week 23 – 4 Ways the Holy Spirit reveals truth to you and me

Week 24 – The Holy Spirit and the Bond of Peace