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I was asked to give a brief series on the First Principles of the doctrines of Christ or Fundamentals of our Faith or the Milk of the Word, as found in Hebrews chapter 6. Below are links to each talk plus a link to a chart, which presents a summary of these principles. You are welcome to either download these or listen online.

The Writer of Hebrews tells us that if we do not understand and apply these principles, we remain spiritual infants and unskilful in interpreting the Bible. (Heb 5:13)

The focus of these talks is to understand the underlying principle behind each of the doctrines mentioned in Hebrews 6:1-2. By way of illustration we could speak about a passenger jet, a car, a bicycle and a donkey cart. The common denominator between all of these is the “principle of transport”. We could get completely lost in the details of jet propulsion and air travel and lose sight of the principle of transport, which is: getting from point A to point B.

In the same way we can get lost in the details of many doctrines and lose sight of the purpose and principle of the doctrine. This is why I felt it necessary to concentrate on the principle rather than getting lost in all aspects of the doctrine. These First principles form the foundation of our relationship with the Lord Jesus.

 

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