1) First, start off by asking the New Christian
how his week has been.
What has been happening in your life since you
2) Second, start your time of study with prayer.
3) Third, Establish Assurance of Salvation by
sharing the following with him:
CW: John, do you know how we know that
the Bible is Godís only Word to man? I mean, how do we know it is
Godís Word to man and that all other religious books of the world
John: I do not know
CW: The Apostle John gives us the answer
in the second chapter of the Gospel of John. The Jewish leadership
has just asked Jesus what his basis for authority is for cleaning
out the temple and for what He claims about Himself. Jesus tells
them in response in verse 19, "Destroy this temple, and in three
days I will raise it up." When He said this he was referring to the
temple of his body. After He did die and lie in a warm grave for
three days, Jesus rose from the dead physically Alive! When he did
the Apostle John tells us that it had the following reaction on him
and the other disciples of Jesus:
"When therefore He was raised from the dead, His
disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the
Scripture, and the Word which Jesus had spoken." (John
John, while Jesus was still alive, even His
disciples had doubts about the literal historical reliability of the
Old Testament and the literalness about what Jesus claimed
concerning Himself. He did not just claim to be the Messiah, but
also Yehovah Elohim God Himself in the flesh. They didnít allow
themselves to accept the full reality of these claims, yet at the
same time they could not explain away his miracles so they continued
to follow Him. It was not until after He physically rose from the
dead that His disciples came to believe that the Old Testament was
literal historical truth and that what Jesus claimed about Himself,
the New Testament, was literally true. That is how we know that the
Bible is absolutely true truth and absolutely the only recorded Word
of God to man. No other religious founder ever came back from the
dead to confirm that they were from God and that what they wrote and
claimed were Godís words. Jesus did. That is how we know that Jesus
is the only way to God and that the Bible is His only true Book to
base our lives, salvation and cultural society on.
Now the reason I have shared all this with you is
to emphasize the point that because Jesus proved the Bible is
absolutely Godís Word and absolutely true, therefore whatever it
says is absolutely true. So lets go to the Word and see what it says
is the only truth about eternal life.
What it says about eternal life is found in 1
John 5:11-13. John tells us,
"And the witness is this, that God has given us
eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has
the life: He who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the
Son of God, in order that YOU MAY KNOW that you have eternal
John in this passage tells us that God the Father
testifies about the only thing which determines whether or not You
and I have eternal life and that is by whether or not we have His
Son, Jesus Christ, living inside of us. Do You have Jesus Christ
living in You?
CW: Do You have eternal life?
CW: How do You know?
John: Because Jesus Christ lives in me and
God the Father tells us that to have the Son is to have eternal
life. Also, Jesusí Resurrection from the dead confirms that what the
Bible teaches about eternal life is true. That is how I know that I
have eternal life.
Obviously your conversation with the New
Christian will not go exactly like this, but in this first
appointment, this is what you want to convey and get the New
Christian to affirm in his own words. In your first appointment
your main concern is to give the New Christian assurance of
salvation by explaining to him why he does have eternal salvation
until he himself can verbalize back to you in his own words why he
4) Fourth, ask him to share with you what he has learned
through his reading
Jesus Is the Answer to Your Needs.
5) Fifth, ask him if he followed the instructions on how to
establish a daily feeding on Jesus and His Word, and if yes, what has the Lord
led him to do as a result?
6) Sixth, ask him what Jesus ministered to him this week
during his feeding on Jesus and His Word.
ask him how Jesus ministered to him on
5 titled, Weekly Feeding On Jesus Through
If not already established, ask him if he has a Church where he fellowships
regularly? If not, in light of what he has learned, what are his plans in that
direction. Feel free to invite him to your Church until he decides what he is
going to do about Church.
8) Eighth, ask him if he has any other questions on this
weekís reading assignment.
9) Ninth, ask him if he has been reading the Gospel of John.
If he has, ask him to share with you what he has been learning in his reading.
10) Tenth, hand him a copy of
Understanding Your Salvation in Jesus to read for the
following week. The importance of this book is that it will teach him what the
Bible teaches about our salvation in Jesus and who Jesus is. The importance of
this is it will protect him from false Gospels and Christian cults and their
false teachings on Salvation and who Jesus is.
11) Eleventh, establish when you will meet next to go over
the next lesson and where.
12) Twelfth, close with prayer. Ask him if he has any
personal needs. If so, pray for him and his needs.
13) Thirteenth, call him during the week to see how he is
doing. Answer whatever questions he has and pray for any present needs that he
14) Fourteenth, try to get him involved with you in some of
your Christian social activities to help him make contact with other
Spirit-filled Christians so he can begin to establish a circle of Christian
write a letter like this sample
letter titled Jesus Is The Answer To
Your Needs which reaffirms what you covered in this week's lesson.
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