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Bible Studies on Foundations - Lessons for New Believers

Lesson 2: Baptism

The Bible is clear. Baptism is a very important part of our relationship with God and His son Jesus. It is a vital part of our salvation and a necessary ordinance if we want to enter the Kingdom of God (Mark 16:16; John 3:5).

The Pattern:

Jesus Himself set the pattern for us to be baptized (Matthew 3:13-15).
What are the two things that Peter instructed us to do? (Acts 2:37-38)
According to this scripture what should we expect to receive from God when we obey and are baptized?

Requirements to be Baptized:

Some religious leaders have instituted a list

Lesson 1: The Assurance of Salvation

The History of Mankind and the Human Condition:

Before we can understand how to receive our salvation and everlasting life through Jesus, we first need to understand how we (mankind) came to be in our current condition. Let us start by saying; “Congratulations, you are a child of the heavenly Father.” “and He has made from one blood (Adam) every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth…in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move

Lesson 3: Understanding Prayer

Every new born believer needs assurance of salvation and baptism. That was Lesson 1 and 2. Just as a newborn baby needs to breathe, a new “born again” believer needs to breathe (John 3:3). This lesson on prayer will teach you how to breathe in your new spiritual life. Praying is talking with God. When you pray, you should be frank and sincere, the same way the Bible tells us that Jesus talked with God and taught His disciples.

How Often Should We Pray?

“…that men_____________ ought to pray…” (Luke 18:1)
“praying _____________ with all prayer…” (Ephesians 6:18)

We Need

Lesson 4: The Great Commission and the Commandments of God

The Great Commission

You are now a disciple, a child of God, a member of God’s family. You have assurance of salvation. God calls you to spread the gospel and teach new believers to obey all of His commandments. Then they can proceed to teach even more people about the good news of salvation and train them also. There is a calling to share the gospel that we should hear each day.

Call from Above – from Heaven:

  • The call for someone to go (Isaiah 6:1-8; Matthew 28:18-20).

Call from the Inside:

  • We are compelled to tell others (1

Lesson 5: Daily Devotions

Now that we have entered into a love relationship with our Heavenly Father, we need to devote ourselves to Him. To know a person, you need to have regular contact with him or her. Along these same lines, if you want to have a close relationship with God, you need to “set a time” just for God every day. We want to set a time for a daily devotional.

  • The Content of Our Devotional Time:
    Talk with God through prayer and listen for His “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:11-13). Prayer is a two-way conversation.
    Let God speak

Lesson 6: The Church Gathering

When you become a disciple of Jesus Christ, you are a member of God’s family. Every spiritual child needs to become a part of a spiritual family. God is your heavenly father, and all Christians are like brothers and sisters of the same family. “…the house of God, which is the church of the living God…” (1 Timothy 3:15). The house of God is not a building or a religious organization but a group of believers (Acts 7:48-50). We are the church!

How Does the Bible Describe the Relationship Between Jesus and Christians?
(Romans 12:5)
(Ephesians 1:22-23)

What Is Christ’s

Lesson 7: God Is Our Heavenly Father

When disciples are born again, they have new life. They know how to breathe, how to eat, and how to have a family life. Now they need to know who is in charge of the family – Our heavenly Father. Jesus taught His disciples to say, “Our Father in heaven…” (Matthew 6:9). Our heavenly Father loves, protects, provides for, and disciplines us. He also promises a New Kingdom to His children.

The Heavenly Father’s Heart:

“The Lord has appeared of old to me, [saying]: ‘Yes, I have______ you with an __________ ______; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn