Resources for new Christians
If you are a new Christian we have provided
some suggestions for you to help you on your new journey with God. On
this page you will find some things you can do which will help you in
your first steps, some Bible memory verses and some links
to websites that will provide some helpful tips.
Tips for new Christians
1. Read the Bible daily
The Bible will help us to learn more about God and gives us practical
advice and how we should live. A good place to start is the Gospel of Luke
that is found in the New Testament. This book will give you information on
the life of Jesus Christ and you will be able to read about His miracles and
teachings to His followers. On our Bible reading page you can find a number
of two week plans to get you started -
2. Start to pray
Prayer is simply communicating with God. As you pray tell God your needs
and pray that He will bless others too. Before long you will see the
difference prayer makes in your life and in the lives of those around you.
Remember to keep it simple - just like you are talking to a friend. As you
pray remember to be open to God so He can speak to you or prompt you to do
something. Like all good communication, prayer is a two way thing.
3. Meet with other Christians
God set up church so we could have be a part of a caring community, to
have a support network and so we can learn more about Him. You can also
learn more about the Bible, prayer, baptism, serving God and living in
community. You can find a list of church denominations below. This has links
to their websites.
4. Do a discipleship course
Doing a discipleship course will help you to set a solid foundation for
your new life in Christ. We have a free booklet you can download
here. The booklet has 10 short studies on the Bible, prayer, church,
serving God, sharing your faith and being assured of your salvation. It
includes a number of Scriptures on each topic, some reflection questions, a
simple prayer and some Bible memory verses.
5. Tell others about your new faith
Sharing your faith can be fun and rewarding. You might like to start by
telling people close to you that you have accepted Jesus into your life.
Telling others about your faith and decision to follow Jesus can will allow
them to follow Him too. If you need some tips to help you share your faith
you can visit our "evangelism tips" page.
Memorising Bible Verses
A good tip for memorising Scripture is to write the name of a verse on
one side of a card (ie John 3:16) and then write the words of the verse on
the other. This will help you to say the name of the verses and try to quote
it from memory. Then you can turn the card over and see if you got it right.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for
teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that
the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Psalm 119:11 - I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not
sin against you.
Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not
on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will
make your paths straight.
John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only
Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal
1 John 5:13 - I write these things to you who believe in the name of
the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
1 Peter 5:7 - Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Philippians 4:6 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in
everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your
requests to God.
1 Peter 4:10 - Each one should use whatever gift he has received to
serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
Matthew 28:18-20 - Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority
in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make
disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and
of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything
I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end
of the age."
1 John 1:8-10 - If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves
and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and
just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all
unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a
liar and his word has no place in our lives.
Hebrews 10:25 - Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in
the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as
you see the Day approaching.
2 Corinthians 9:7 - Each man should give what he has decided in his
heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a
John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the
life. No one comes to the Father except through me"
Ephesians 2:8&9 - "For by grace you have been saved through faith,
and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not the result of
works, so that no one may boast".
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By Dave Quinn
Founder of PASSION Australia