The Brookside Institute is all about "building and reinforcing foundations of the Christian faith." I recently wrote about the importance of BUILDING these foundations. In this post, let me briefly illustrate why REINFORCING foundations of the Christian faith is important.
In our first home, one of the cement block foundation walls in our basement had begun to bow inward, leaving a noticeable horizontal crack along the wall. And even more significantly, along this same wall water was getting into our basement whenever we got any amount of significant rain. I learned that this sort of foundation damage is fairly common, because of outside pressures such as shifting soil or water build-up.
The foundation of this home - which was laid well initially - needed to be shored up in light of these changing circumstances. The foundation needed to be revisited and supported with wall anchors that maintained the wall's uprightness, and a water drainage system that channeled any incoming water to the right place. The solution was that we needed to reinforce the foundation.
Foundations of Christianity are similar - they can erode or shift if not prepared for the shifting soils of our culture or other external circumstances. The foundations of our Christianity aren't something we lay once and then forget about. The foundations of our Christianity need vigilant attention and periodic reinforcing.
Brookside Institute classes offer systematic, comprehensive instruction in the Christian faith. Institute classes are places where you can Dig Deep, Learn Good, and Launch well - all healthy components of reinforcing a strong foundation.
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