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Building a Strong Foundation for the New Christian


     1.   Have prayer, both at beginning and ending of each lesson.

    2.   Emphasize reading of the Bible and praying, especially as a family.

    3.   Encourage to write down questions.

    4.   Emphasize the King James Version over other versions.

    5.   Give tracts and encourage using them to witness to others.

    6.   Always allow the new Christian to read the scriptures aloud during each lesson.


Lesson 1
(Open in prayer.  Covered in this lesson = Assurance, What are Christians?, and Witnessing

Why Do We Study the Bible?  (Answer:  2 Timothy 2:15,  John 14:21)

1.     Assurance:  (Illustrate the work of Satan on a new Christian)

       Questions for new Christians:

              A.     Are you saved and how do you know it?

              B.     What is our authority for being saved?  (Bible: 1 Peter 1:23; Life:   John 6:63)

              C.     What did we do to be saved?   (Believed and Accepted Christ)

              D.     Can we really know if we are saved?   (1 John 5:11-13)

              E.     Is the Word so powerful to save souls?  (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

 If we be in Christ, then we are Christians!  Ephesians 2:4-6; 2 Corinthians 5:17

II     Christians   (Ask the question:  "What are Christians?")

               A.     Acts 11:19-26 gives true Bible Christian character:

                              1.   The hand of the Lord was upon them - verse 21

                              2.   Rejoice at the salvation of others - verse 23

                              3.   Exhort one another - verse 23

                              4.   Have single purpose of heart - verse 23

                              5.   Cleave unto the Lord - verse 23

                              6.   Assemble with the church - verse 26

                              7.   Students of the Word - verse 26

                              8.   Witnesses for Christ - verses 21-24

III.     Witness  (Ask the question:  "Who is to witness?"   Psalm 107:2)

              A.     How are we to witness?  (Colossians 4:5-6;  1 Peter 3:15)

              B.     Encourage to go on church visitation, if possible.

(Encourage questions, close in prayer.)

Lesson 2:

(Open in prayer.  Covered in this lesson:  Witnessing and Scripture Memorization)

I.     Witnessing  (Illustrate how you would use verses to witness.)

            A.    We are to be fishers of men, women and children (Matthew 4:18-20)

            B.   God's Word says to witness:  (Acts 1:8; Acts 5:42; Mark 15:16; Psalm 107:2)

            C.   God requires it at our hands:  (Ezekiel 3:18-19; Ezekiel 33:9)

II.    Romans Road  (Tool for witnessing.  Encourage highlighting and putting notes in Bible.)

             A.   Man is a sinner  (Romans 3:10; 3:23: 5:12)

            B.   The penalty of sin  (Romans 6:23a; Ezekiel 18:20; James 1:14-15)

            C.   The Love of God  (Romans 5:8; John 3:16; 1 John 4:10)

            D.   Salvation is a Gift  (Romans 6:23a; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:8-9)

            E.   How we are saved  (Romans 10:9-10; Romans 10:13)

            F.   Believing includes repentance  (Luke 13:35; Acts 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9)

            G.   The call of God  (Isaiah 1:18' Matthew 11:28; Revelation 3:20)

            H.   When to be saved  (2 Corinthians 6:2; Acts 3:19; Isaiah 55:6)

(Encourage immediate memorization and use of these verses.)

III.   Not Witnessing 

            A.   What if one does not witness?  (Ezekiel 3:18)

IV.   Rewards for witnessing

            A.   Rewards  (Proverbs 11:30;  Daniel 12:8;  Having loved ones in Heaven)

(Encourage questions and close in prayer.)

Lesson 3   

(Open in prayer.  Covered in this lesson:  Baptism.  Why we are baptized, and Church Membership

I.     Baptism

            A.   Jesus was baptized  (Matthew 3:13-17)

           B.   Jesus is our example  (1 Peter 2:21)

II.    New Testament Christians were Baptized (Encourage church membership)

           A.   Gladly were baptized  (Acts 2:41;  Acts 2:47)

           B.   Believers get baptized  (Acts 8:12-13)

           C.   Don't delay baptism  (Acts 8:35-39;  Acts 9:18)

           D.   Family  (Acts 16:14-15a;  Acts 16:30-33;  Acts 18:8)

III.   The Meaning of Baptism  (Why do we get baptized?  It does not save us.)

            A.    The answer of a good conscience toward God  (1 Peter 3:21)

            B.    Symbolizes our walk in Christ  (Romans 6:1-11)

(Encourage on how one is to go forward and present themselves for baptism and membership.  Encourage questions.  Close in prayer.)

Lesson 4

(Open in prayer.  Covered in this lesson:  Tithing.  Importance, how to, benefits and needs.)

I.       Should We Tithe?

             A.   Jacob promised a tenth of all his increase to God  (Genesis 28:22)

             B.   Abraham gave a tenth of all  (Hebrews 7:1-2)

             C.   Jesus approves of tithing  (Matthew 23:23;  Luke 11:42)

             D.   Old Testament approved in the New Testament  (Romans 15:4;  1 Corinthians 10:11)

             E.   How to tithe  (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)

             F.   Robbing God  (Malachi 3:8-9)

             G.  God will truly bless you when you tithe.  It's a promise  (Malachi 3:10)

             H.   When to tithe  (1 Corinthians 16:2

II.      Tithes verses Offerings:

             A.   Moses told Israel what to do  (Exodus 35:4-5)

             B.   What Israel did  (Exodus 35:20-29)

             C.   How well it was done  (Exodus 36:5-7

III.     The Preacher Should Be Paid:

             A.   Pastors should be able to live off their salary  (1 Corinthians 9:14)

             B.   A good pastor is worthy of double honor  (1 Timothy 5:17-18)

IV.      What Does Tithing Do?

             A.   Pays for your building

             B.   Pays utilities

             C.   Pays for books, pulpits, piano, tables, chairs, etc.

             D.   Pays for Sunday School material

             E.   Pays for repairs

             F.   Pays for insurances

             G.   Supports missionaries

             H.   Pays for hospital/funeral flowers, etc.

              I.   Pays for advertisements and bulletins

              J.   Pays the preacher.

             K.   The list goes on and on ...


(Encourage questions and close in prayer.) 

Lesson 5

(Open in prayer.  Covered in this lesson:  Bible Doctrine, Church Officers, Ordinances, and Beliefs

I.        Bible Doctrine:  What is the church?

             A.   The Bible teaches the church is not a building.  It is the body of all born again                     believers (Ephesians 1:22-23;  Ephesians 5:23;  Colossians 1:24;  Acts 2:47)

            B.   Local assembly of people  (Acts 11:22, 26;  Acts 13:1;  Colossians 4:15; 1                                     Thessalonians 1:1;  2 Thessalonians 1:1)

II.       Officers of the Church:  Who are the officers?  (Ephesians 4:11-12)

              A.   The pastor  (1 Timothy 3:1-7)

             B.   The deacon  (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

             C.   Elders  (1 Timothy 5:17)

III.      Ordinances of the Church:  What are the ordinances, practices?

             A.   Baptism  (Covered in Lesson 3)

             B.   Communion  (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

IV.      What We Believe:  According to the Bible.

             A.   The Virgin Birth  (Matthew 1:18-25;  Luke 1:26-38)

             B.   Deity of Christ.  Jesus is God in the flesh  (John 1:1-2;  John 1:14;  John 10:30)

             C.   Bodily Resurrection of Christ ( Mark 16:1-14;  Luke 24:1-12;  John 20:1-10)

             D.   Ascension of Christ  (Mark 16:19;  Acts 1:9;  Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20;                              Colossians 3:1;  Hebrews 8:1;  Hebrews 10:12)

             E.   Real Hell  (Luke 16:19-19-31;  Revelation 20:7-15; & 21:8;  Matthew 8:12)

             F.   Real Heaven  (Luke 16:19-31;  John 14:1-3)

(Encourage questions.  Close in prayer)

End of 5 Week Basic New Christian Training Course

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