Discipleship

June 21st, 2017

Welcome to our free discipleship program New Beginnings: Setting a Solid Foundation for you New Life in Christ.

Our heartbeat in writing this program is that people would come to know Jesus Christ in a personal way, set a solid foundation in Him and go on to follow Jesus as a disciple all the days of their lives.

Setting a solid foundation is vitally important. Jesus shares a story about this in the Bible in Luke 6:46-49. He talks about building a house on the solid foundation of rock. He says when the storms come the house will stay standing because it is built on a firm foundation. It is the same with us. If we are firmly anchored to Jesus, we will stand strong when the trials and struggles of life come our way too.

For us as Disciples, or followers of Christ, this foundation is built on a personal relationship with Christ and walking with a Him daily. It is also built on daily habits of prayer, reading the Bible, and regularly meeting with other people who share our faith. We do these things to connect with God and connect with others.

Jesus also told another story that is closely linked with building on a solid foundation. In Matthew 13:3-9 Jesus tells of a farmer who sowed seed on his farm. In the story the farmer scatters seed on four types of ground – road, rocky, thorny and good soil.

The seed that fell on the road was eaten by the birds, the seed on the rocky ground couldn’t put down roots and dried out in the sun, the seed in the thorny bushes was choked by the bushes and the seed that fell in the good soil grew to its potential.

Jesus used this story to talk about people receiving the word of God into their hearts and what then happened to it. It is explained further on in Matthew 13:18-23. In short the seeds that fell on the road, rocky ground and the thorny bushes never reached their potential. While the seed that fell in good soil went on to reap a harvest 30, 60 or 100 times more (Matthew 13:8).

Building a house on solid rock and planting seed in good soil is what this program is all about. We at PASSIONAustralia.org want to give you the right start so you can be strong in your faith and life in Christ. We want you to become lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.

Each page of the booklet has a simple study that will teach you about the Bible, prayer, church, serving God, sharing your faith, the role of the Holy Spirit and being assured of your salvation. It includes a number of Scriptures on each topic, some reflection questions, an explanation of a key Bible word, a simple prayer and some Bible memory verses.

For best use of this booklet you might like to work through it with a person who has been a Christian for some time. As they may be able to answer some of the questions you may have about the study or your faith in general.

We hope and pray that you enjoy your time spent doing this discipleship program. Our heartbeat is that you will set a solid foundation in Christ and go on to walk with Him all the days of your life.

God’s Richest Blessings,

Dave Quinn
Founder of PASSIONAustralia.org

Discipleship Booklet

Download the booklet by clicking here (PDF 1.4MB – updated 28 April 2014)

Please note: We are often asked to print out copies of our Discipleship Booklet and send them out to people. Unfortunately we are not able to do this. Our calling is to make resources available over the internet for people to use. We do not have the budget to print them and send them out.

 
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