This is the introduction to our Follow Thru study to help new believers get started in their new found faith… download the complete resource here. For the disciplemaker this material contains the first concepts that we recommend you work through with someone you are just starting to meet with…
Welcome to the family of God. Some of you decided to follow Christ within the last few days or weeks and for others your decision to follow the Lord was years ago. This study is geared to help new believers gain their bearing in their new walk with God. There is a unique blend of responsibilities for the growth of the new believer. God has a part and so do we. In Philippians 1:6, we see God’s part.
“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”
The jest of this booklet is to help you understand how your part compliments God’s part. We know that God will do what He says, the question at hand is
WILL YOU FOLLOW THRU?
Concept 1: Review and talk through the gospel
Concept 2: Security of the Believer
Concept 3: Forgiveness of Sin/ Obedience of the Believer
Concept 4: The Quiet Time
Concept 5: Vision for growth
This is a specific game plan for helping a new believer grow in their faith. Each of the lessons are essential concepts that a person needs to understand and apply to move forward in their relationship with God. This is not an exhaustive list but is a good starter. One of the base assumptions is that the new believer needs to have a clear Biblical understanding of core discipleship principles. Work systematically and slowly through the verses and concepts. The goal is to learn these so that you can teach others (2 Tim 2:2). Make sure you have a Bible in a modern translation that is easy to read (we recommend the New International Version (NIV), The English Standard Version (ESV) or the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Work through this study with a more mature believer who can help answer any questions you may have. You can prepare the lesson ahead of time or work through the verses together.
New American Standard Bible: 1995 update. (1995). La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.
The New International Version. (2011). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.