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What Every Christian Should Know in Order to Grow Spiritually

Updated on December 2, 2019
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Rev. Margaret Minnicks is an ordained Bible teacher. She writes many articles that are Bible lessons.


In this day and time, information is at everybody's fingertips. There is absolutely nothing that people can't find out if they really want to know something. However, it is amazing how little Christians know about their own religion and the things they say they believe. It's strange they say they believe something without even knowing what it is.

People who have attended church services almost every Sunday over the years should have picked up some information from Bible teachers and preachers. It is unfortunate that some preachers and Bible teachers in the church don't know some of the major doctrines, what's in the Bible, and why they believe what they do.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:2 that "I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready." Paul also said in Romans 1:3, "Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren." However, there are some ignorant Christians, according to what Paul said and he had reasons for saying so.

Basic Things Christians Should Know

No one is expected to know everything about the Bible and theology, but there are some basic things that disciples of Christ should know. Of course, theologians and Bible scholars know a lot about God and the things relating to God, but they don't know all the mysteries of God.

It takes time for new converts to learn things about their own religion. There is a long list of basic things Christians should know especially if they have been one for many years.

Partial List of Thing Disciples of Church Should Know

Every Christian should know some basic things about what they believe and why they believe. God wants His people to get to know Him just as He knows His people who were made in His image.

Look through the list below and see if you know some of the topics.

  • Who God Is
  • Who Jesus Is
  • Who the Holy Spirit is
  • The Trinity
  • The Bible as God's Instruction Book
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • The Beatitudes
  • The Great Commission
  • The Fruit of the Spirit
  • The Whole Armor of God
  • The Plan of Salvation
  • The Birth of Jesus
  • The Death, Burial, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus

Terms Christians Should Know

Look through the biblical and theological terms below to see if you are familiar with any of them.

  • faith
  • forgiveness
  • salvation
  • sanctification
  • regeneration
  • baptism
  • Holy Communion
  • pride
  • love
  • prayer
  • reconciliation
  • family of God
  • adoption


Scriptures Christians Should Know

Look through the following scriptures to see how many of them you know.

  • John 3:16
  • John 1:1
  • 1 John 1:9
  • Hebrews 11:1
  • Psalm 1
  • Psalm 23
  • Psalm 51:10
  • Romans 10:9-10
  • Revelation 3:20

Books of the Bible

Look through the list below to see if you know something that is in any of the books of the Bible.

Old Testament

  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • Ruth
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs
  • Ecclesiastes
  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Jonah
  • Malachi

New Testament

  • Matthew
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • John
  • Acts
  • Romans
  • Galatians
  • Hebrews
  • Revelation

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Major People in the Bible

No one is expected to know all the people listed in the Bible, but they should know some of the major ones.

Look through the list below to see if you know any of the men and women in the Bible.

Old Testament

  • Abraham
  • Isaac
  • Jacob
  • Esau
  • Joseph
  • Moses
  • Hannah
  • Samuel
  • David
  • Solomon
  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Ezekiel
  • Daniel

New Testament

  • John the Baptist
  • Matthew
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • John
  • Mary
  • Martha
  • Lazarus
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Elizabeth
  • Paul
  • Peter
  • James
  • Judas
  • Silas
  • Stephen
  • Jesus

Some Questions

Every Christians should know or have an idea about some questions in the Bible. Look through the list to see how many questions you can answer.


  • Why were you born?
  • Why did God send Jesus to earth?
  • Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?
  • Why do we celebrate the birth of Jesus?
  • Why do we celebrate the death of Jesus?


  • How Jesus' death on the cross paid for our sins before we were born?
  • How God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit can be one?
  • How Mary was able to give birth to Jesus without knowing a man?
  • How can God be everyplace, know everything, and can do everything?

Learn As You Grow Spiritually

As Christians grow and develop spiritually, they will learn more about the Bible and things relating to God. Therefore, they should be intentional about reading and studying the Bible on a regular basis. They should not leave it up to their pastor to tell them everything that is in the Bible.

A lot of people say they do not understand the Bible. Therefore, they do not read it. However, in order to understand the Bible, you must read it and allow God to speak to you as you read. The Bible is the only book that you can read while the author is there with you.


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