The Bible says narrow is the road that leads to life and wide is the gate that leads to destruction. Many people claim to be Christian but do not actually walk with Christ. To follow Jesus we must repent (turn away) of our sins and begin learning to live a life of sanctification (becoming more holy). Not that we are ever perfect, but that we strive to honor God in this life and place Jesus as the top priority in our lives.
Before we can move forward with being saved we need to make sure that you have a solid foundation of what it means to be saved and that you know your own testimony.
Bible Reading: Ephesians 2:8-9, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Acts 16:30-31, Acts 4:12, John 5:24, Revelation 3:20, Romans 10:9-10, Matthew 19: 25-26, John 14:6, John 3:3-8, Luke 13:3
Sermons to Listen/Review
Grow Up – faithandvictory.com/growup
What Is Your World View? – faithandvictory.com/world
Bear Fruits – faithandvictory.com/bearfruits
Questions – Answer in an email or paper to turn in to your Discipleship Mentor.
How does a person become a Christian?
What people are evil in this world?
Why do you need to be saved?
What does it mean to be born again?
What is repentance?
Do all religions lead to heaven? Why/WhyNot?
What is the most important thing in my life?
What is the cost of following Christ?
What are the non-negotiable beliefs of the Christian faith?
Task #1 – Write out or email what you think it means to be saved and to be a Christian. Include at least three verses to back up your ideas. Show it to your Discipleship Mentor.
Task #2 – Prepare to discuss the fruit of your faith with your Discipleship Mentor and answer the following questions. What areas of your life have been completely invaded by your faith? What areas do you need to let your faith in?
Task #3 – Prepare a prayer to lead someone to Christ. Practice praying with your Discipleship Mentor as he/she role-plays as a new believer wanting to come to Christ.
Task #4 – Write out or email your Testimony and give it to your Discipleship Mentor.
Task #5 – Practice giving your Testimony to your Discipleship Mentor.
Task #6 – Ask a non pastor if they would be willing to listen to your testimony. Give your testimony to him/her.
Task #7 – Discuss with your discipleship mentor what sins you have been delivered from and what sins you are currently working on.
Task #8 – Review the Church Beliefs from the Membership Book with your Discipleship mentor. If you do not have one, you can get one from Pastor Todd. Make sure you fully understand each principle.
I verify before God and before the witness (Discipleship Mentor) that I have listened to the sermons, read the Bible verses, answered the questions, and completed the tasks as assigned. I am a blood bought believer of Jesus Christ who is fully committed to the discipleship process no matter where it may lead. I am excited to continue the discipleship process.
I verify before God, that I believe that this disciple is a professing Christian, that he/she is walking the best they can to know God more and is striving to become more mature in the faith. This disciple knows what it means to be saved and also what the basic tenents of the faith are. I have also checked and discussed all the questions and tasks that were assigned. This disciple is ready to move forward.
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