Basics of Faith is an eight week course offered periodically at Maywood. The course is geared toward newer Christians and connects faith in Jesus Christ with practices and tools to help grow in spiritual maturity.
- How Did We Get the Bible
- What is the Best English Translation
- Should I Use a Bible Reading Plan
- Can You Do a Devotional in Five Minutes
- What is the Easiest Way to Memorize Scripture
- How Do You Pray without Ceasing
- What is the Best way to Share the Gospel with Total Strangers
- Are Gospel Tracts Effective
- How Do I Overcome my Fear of Evangelism
- The Big Story
These are reputable websites and blogs with tremendous resources to help you grow in Christ
- Desiring God: https://desiringgod.org
- Desiring God Look at the Book: https://desiringgod.org/labs. This site is dedicated to teaching videos by Dr. John Piper going through specific Bible passages with a pen on screen as he narrates.
- For the Church: https://ftc.co
- The Gospel Coalition: https://tgc.org
- Tim Challies: https://challies.com. Tim Challies is a longtime blogger with excellent content and resources on his site.
- Knowable Word: https://www.knowableword.com/. This website includes various Bible study tools and guides in the resources section.
Bible Reading Plans
Spiritual Growth and Disciplines
- Training: How Do I Grow as a Christian by Isaac Adams.
- Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Don Whitney.
- Need to Know: Your Guide to the Christian Life by Gary Millar.
- War: Why Did Life Just Get Harder by Mez McConnell.
Bibles, Theology, and Commentaries
- The ESV Study Bible.
- Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem.
- The Moody Bible Commentary.
- ESV Single Column Legacy Bible (updated version available April 2020).
- ESV Wide Margin Bible.
- A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God’s Word by Tim Challies and Josh Byers.
- Visual Theology: Seeing and Understanding the Truth About God by Tim Challies and Josh Byers.
Bible Study Tools
- Pigma Micron .005 pens Great for Bible markup and note taking. Won’t bleed through the pages.
- Bible Highlighters.
Apps (available on Apple or Android App Store)
- ESV Bible- ESV Study Bible notes/resources available as in-app purchase.
- The Study Bible by Grace to You- John MacArthur Study Bible notes available as in-app purchase
- Bible Gateway- Bible resources
- You Version- Bible resources and reading plans
- PrayerMate- Prayer tracking and reminders
- Fighter verses- Bible memorization help
- Day One- Journaling app