DISCIPLESHIP LESSON 1

BECOMING A CHRISTIAN

ASSIGNMENT:
   Memorize John 3:l6.  Pray 10 minutes per day.
   
Today's teaching: Matthew l3:l-2)

SECTION l: OUR SALVATION

   l. Why was the Bible written? (John 20:3l)
   
   
   2. What are the results of man's sinfulness? (Isa. 59:2)
   
   
   3. Why do human efforts fail to reach God? (Eph. 2;8-9)


   4. What provision has God made to bring men to Himself? (l Pet. 3:l8)
   
   
   5. According to John 5:24, what three things are the result of hearing and believing?
   
   
   
SECTION II: OUR JESUS

   l. Who did the following people say Jesus was?
      A. John (John 1:29)
      
      
      B. Andrew (John 1:40-41)


      C. Nathaniel (John I:49)
      
      
      D. The Samaritans (John 4:42)
      
      
      E. Peter (John 6:68-69)
      
      
      F. Martha (John 11:27)
      
      
      G. Thomas (John 20:28)
      
      
   2. Who did Jesus say He was? (John 5:l8, John l3;l3)


   3. Why did Jesus say He came? (John 10:10)
   
   
   
SECTION III: OUR ETERNAL LIFE

   l. What is God's promise to those who believe His Son? (John 3:l6)
   
   
   2. What did Christ say that eternal life is? (John 17:3)
   
   
   3. How does a person receive the gift of salvation ? (John l:l2)
   
   
   4. What did Jesus promise His followers in John 10:27-29?
   
   
   5. What takes place when a person becomes a Christian? (2 Cor. 5:17)
   
   
   6. What are some evidences in your life of things becoming new and old things passing away?
   
   
   
SECTION IV:  OUR CHRISTIANITY

   l. What is a new Christian called?  What should be his/her desire?  (l Pet. 2:2-3)


   2. What are the results of accepting God's promises? (2 Pet. l:4)
   
   
   3. How do we know we are God's sons? (Gal. 4:6, Rom. 8:l6)
   
   
   4. What should be our response towards problems and frustrations?  (l Pet. 5:7, Rom. 8:28)
   
   
   
SECTION V:  OUR MOTIVATION

   l. What is your new motivation? (2 Cor. 5:l4-l5)
   
   
   2. What has replaced self as the most important factor?
   
   
   3. What has happened to your old life?  What will motivate you to seek that which is above? (Col 3:l-3)



Call up or visit someone in this discipleship group and share your testimony with them by Friday.

SECTION VI:  OUR MINISTRY

   l. What does Satan do to the mind of non-believers? (2 Cor. 4:3-4)
   
   
   2. How is a non-believer described? (Eph. 4:l8)
   
   
   3. What was our condition before Christ gave us eternal life? (Eph. 2:l-3)
   
   
   4. How will men know that we are followers of Christ? (John l3:35)
   
   
   5. What ministry has been given to all Christians? (2 Cor. 5:l8-2l)
   
   
   
SECTION VII:  OUR ASSURANCE

   l. How can we know that we are saved? (l John 5:1l-l3)
   
   
   2. How can we know our prayers are answered? (John l6:24)
   
   
   3. How can we know that we are victorious in the Christian life? (l Cor. 10:13)
   
   
   4. How can we know we are forgiven? (l John 7:9)
   
   
   5. How can we know we are being guided by the Lord? (Prov. 3:5-6)