Learning guide, part 1

2 Timothy 2:1-7

You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.  You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.  To one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.  And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.  The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops.  Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.

Key Truths:

  1. The church is the ___________  ___  ________.
  2. God expects you to be a member of a church __________.
  3. A Christian without a church family is a ___________

Part 1 – Our Salvation

  • John 1:12
    What does it mean to be a Christian?

 I.  Why am I here?

  1. As a demonstration of God’s _________.
  • Jeremiah 31:3
  • Ephesians 1:4-5
  1. We were created to enjoy a personal relationship with God and to ____________ God’s creation.
  • Genesis 1:27-28
  • Cross references:
  • Genesis 1:27 : ch. 2:18, 21-23; 5:2; Mal. 2:15; Matt. 19:4; Mark 10:6
  • Genesis 1:28 : ch. 9:1, 7
  1. When we love and live according to His purpose, it produces tremendous benefits in our life:

O  Forgiveness – Romans 8:1

O  Purpose – Romans 8:28

O  Peace – Romans 8:6

O  Confidence – Romans 8:31

O  Fulfillment – Philippians 4:19

O  Security – Romans 8:38-39

O  Freedom – John 8:32, 36

II.  There’s a ____________.

The Bible calls this attitude _______.

  • Isaiah 53:6
  • 1 John 1:8
  • Isaiah  59:2
  • Romans 3:23
  • Proverbs 16:25

III. What is the solution?

  • John 14:6
    God Himself came to earth as a human being (Jesus) to ___________ us.  Redeem means to “get back” to “free from captivity.”

The Good News: Jesus provides a solution to our problem of sin.

  • Romans 6:23
  • Romans 5:8
  • 1 Timothy 2:5

IV.  What does God want me to do?

  1. _____________ of your sins.
  • Acts 2:38
  1. ___________ that Jesus’ death on the cross paid the penalty for your sins.
  • Romans 10:9
  • Acts 4:12
  1. _______________ God’s gift of eternal life
  • Ephesian 2:8-9
  • John 1: 12-13
  • Romans 10:13

Salvation – “deliverance from the ___________ and effects of sin.”


BELIEVER’S BAPTISM

I.  Why should I be baptized?

  1. To follow the example set by __________.

    • Mark 1:9

  2. Because Jesus ________________ it.

    • Matthew 28:19-20

  3. It demonstrates that I really am a _______________.

    • Acts 18:8
    • 1 John 2:3

  4. _______________ who believes in Jesus should be baptized.

    • Acts 2:41; 8:12-13

II.  What is the meaning of baptism?

  1. It illustrates Jesus’ _________________ and resurrection.

    • 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

  2. It illustrates my ________  _________ as a Christian.

    • Romans 6:4
    • 2 Corinthians 5:17

III. Why baptism by immersion?

  1. Because ___________ was baptized that way.

    • Matthew  3:16

  2. Every baptism in the _________ was by immersion.

IV.  When should I be baptized?

  • Acts 2:41
  • Acts 8:35-38

THE LORD’S SUPPER

I.  What is the Lord’s Supper?  (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

  1. It is a _____________. (11:23)
  2. It is a ________________. (11:24)
  3. It is a _______________. (11:25)
  4. It is a __________________. (11:26)

II.  Who should receive the Lord’s Supper?

Only those who __________ in Jesus should receive the Lord’s Supper.

  • Mark 14: 22-26
  • 1 Corinthians 11:29

III.  How do I prepare myself for the Lord’s Supper?

  • 1 Corinthians 11: 27-28

How do I prepare?

  1. Self-Examination (1 Corinthians 11:27-28)
  2. Confessing my sins (1 John 1:9)
  3. Recommitment (Romans 12:1)
  4. Restoring Relationships (Matthew 5:23-24)

IV.  How should we observe the Lord’s Supper?

 

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