The Basics of the Christian Life, A New Teaching Series from Sinclair Ferguson

from May 09, 2019 Category: Ligonier Resources

New believers understand that they need instruction in the basics of the faith. They want to know what it means to be born again, follow Christ, belong to the church, and grow in grace.

Seasoned Christians may think that they mastered these truths long ago and have graduated to bigger and better things. But in fact, it’s helpful for all of us to revisit core Christian truths. We never outgrow them; rather, we build our lives on them. When is the last time you went back to the basics? Are you still building on the right foundation?

In The Basics of the Christian Life, a new twelve-part video teaching series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson provides a roadmap of the Christian life—from becoming a believer to maturing in Christ to persevering to the end. No matter which leg of the journey you’re on, we hope this will serve as a go-to resource to help you stay on track.

This teaching series is now available on DVD or CD, as a digital download, or as a Ligonier Connect course. An accompanying study guide is also available.

Are you planning to lead a small group through the series or just want to dig deeper? You can also save when you purchase Dr. Ferguson’s companion book on this topic, Maturity: Growing Up and Going On in the Christian Life. Buy the book and DVD together and save.

Twelve 23-Minute Messages:

  • Becoming a Christian
  • Being a Christian
  • Belonging to the Church
  • Means of Grace: God’s Word
  • Means of Grace: Prayer
  • Means of Grace: Baptism
  • Means of Grace: The Lord’s Supper
  • Facing the Enemy
  • Discovering God’s Will
  • Enduring Hardships
  • Walking as a Christian Witness
  • Persevering to the End

Watch the First Message for Free:

Watch a Brief Interview with Dr. Ferguson:

Purchase on DVD ($43.20)
Purchase on CD ($27.90)
Download audio and video ($21.60)
Purchase the study guide ($12.00)
Purchase the DVD and companion book ($48.75)
Enroll on Ligonier Connect ($9.00/month)


Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson is a Ligonier teaching fellow and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously served as senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., and he has written numerous books, including The Whole ChristSome Pastors and Teachers, and In the Year of Our Lord.