Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
  ~ about hope and faith

Activated Basic Course

Activated articles feature spiritual concepts presented in practically applicable ways. Personal accounts from active Christians around the world confirm that God is alive and working and always there for us with His love, strength, and power.

These introductory issues touch on basic principles and cornerstones of the Christian life.

Basic Course Issue 1 - Who is Jesus?

Meet the most amazing Man! He became like us so we could become like Him. One short, simple prayer could be the beginning of a whole new life that's more wonderful than anything you ever imagined.


Basic Course Issue 2 - God’s Word

Basic Course Issue 2

Just as you wouldn't think of taking a trip into the unknown without a map, you shouldn't try to make your way through life on your own--and you don't need to. God has given you a sure guide, His Word.


Basic Course Issue 3 - Prayer

Prayer is our hotline to Heaven. Connecting with Jesus through prayer is as simple, as real, and even more reliable than picking up the phone and calling your best friend. He's always on call to meet your every need.


Basic Course Issue 4 - Eternal Salvation

Basic Course Issue 4

To secure your place in Heaven, all you have to do is believe! God's grace plus your faith plus nothing! Once saved, always saved! Jesus knows you're not perfect and never will be—and He loves you just the same!


Basic Course Issue 5 - God Speaks

Loving relationships are built on loving two-way communication. True Christianity is just such a relationship--one that grows stronger and deeper through honest, open communication. Jesus is just waiting to speak to you.


Basic Course Issue 6 - Share Your Faith

Basic Course Issue 6

A lost and lonely world cries out for love and answers. If you've found Jesus, you have what others need. Learn to share the good news of Jesus' love, and see what wonders He can do through you to change others' lives for the better.