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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, His son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. 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)

True meaning of Baptism:

A Sign of the New Covenant: A covenant is a pledge, treaty, or agreement given between two individuals or entities. In the old testament God made covenants with His people, each covenant had a sign. In Genesis chapters 6-9 we read about the flood the Lord sent to destroy

Lesson 1: The Assurance of Salvation

The History of Mankind and the Human Condition:

Before we can understand how we receive our salvation and everlasting life through Jesus, we first need to understand how we (mankind) came to be in our current condition.

“He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.” (Genesis 5:2) “…He made from one [man] every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth,.., that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each

Lesson 3: Understanding Prayer

Every newborn believer needs assurance of salvation and baptism. That was Lesson 1 and 2. When a new “born again” believer begins their new life; they need to breathe. (John 3:1-21) 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?

“Now He was telling them a parable to show that at _________they ought to pray and not to lose

Lesson 4: Spreading the Gospel

You are now a disciple, a child of God, a member of God’s family. You have the assurance of salvation. You can pray directly to God and have fellowship with Him at any time and spend devotional time with Him. You are a member of His church, a blessed people. Now that you are maturing, you need to give back to the family. 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

Lesson 5: Daily Devotions

Love and devotion:

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 19:13)
    Let God speak to me through reading

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 household, which is the church of the living God” (1 Timothy 3:15). The household is not a building, and the “church” is not a place of worship, but a group of believers. (Ephesians 2:19-22)

How does the Bible describe the relationship between Jesus and Christians?
(Romans 12:5)
(Ephesians 1:22-23)

What is Christ’s position in

Lesson 7: God Is Our Heavenly Father

When a disciple is born again, he has a new life. He knows how to breathe, how to eat, and how to have a family life. But now he needs to know who is in charge of the family: Our heavenly Father. Jesus taught his disciples to say, “Our Father who art in heaven.” The heavenly Father loves, protects, provides for, disciplines, and promises a New Kingdom to His children.

The Heavenly Father’s Heart

“The Lord appeared to him from afar saying, ‘I have ____________ you with an everlasting ____________; therefore, I have drawn you with lovingkindness.’” (Jeremiah 31:3)

Why