Build Below the Baseline
John Berkstresser   -  

Although a structure’s foundation remains mostly unseen, serious builders never overlook its importance.  And they never feel that resources invested in it are wasted.  Many Christians, however, neglect the unseen areas of their Christian walk.  We have a tendency to place greater importance on outward service than inner character.  We do before are.  We look for the approval of people while becoming careless in our walk with God.

The danger in this is that, just as a building can look good, even impressive, if its foundation is cracked or deteriorating, it will eventually crumble.  Even so, a Christian may portray an image of spiritual success when there is no real substance underneath.

Build Below the Baseline is a challenge to develop that part of your life that only God sees.  Each lesson in this series taught by John Berkstresser explores a Scripture passage that provides encouragement and specific instruction on investing in the most vital and foundational aspects of your Christian life.


Lesson 1:  A Relationship with God (Philippians 3:10-14)
From 2/2/20 Sunday School


Lesson 2:  Trust in God (I Kings 17:1-16)
From 2/9/20 Sunday School


Lesson 3:  Repentance (I Chronicles 21:1-30)
From 2/16/20 Sunday School


Lesson 4:  Humility (Philippians 2:1-8)
From 2/23/20 Sunday School


Lesson 5:  A Good Conscience (Acts 24:1-16)
From 3/1/20 Sunday School


Lesson 6:  Dying to Self (Romans 6:1-13)
From 3/8/20 Sunday School


Lesson 7:  Filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:15-21)
From 3/15/20 Sunday School


Lesson 8:  Spiritual Discipline (I Corinthians 9:24-27)
From 3/22/20 Sunday School


Lesson 9:  Forgiveness (Ephesians 4:26-32)
From 3/29/20 Sunday School


Lesson 10:  Contentment (Hebrews 13:5-6)
From 4/5/20 Sunday School