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Title: Mt. Prospect Baptist Church


1
Mt. Prospect Baptist Church
  • New Member Orientation

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Lesson TwoThe New BirthDiscipleshipDisciples
CrossQuestions
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The New Birth
4
The New Birth
  • Just as a physical birth was necessary for you
    to come into this world a spiritual birth is
    required for you to go to Heaven. To be born
    again means, to have experienced a spiritual
    birth, the new birth. Being born again, or the
    new birth is also referred to as salvation or
    having been saved. HE IS NO FOOL who gives
    what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose.
    - Jim Elliot

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How To Have Eternal Life
  • These things I have written to you who believe
    in the name of the Son of God, so that you may
    know that you have eternal life. I
    John 513
  •  

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How To Have Eternal Life
  • 1. The need for salvation.
  •   Therefore, just as through one man sin entered
    into the world, and death through sin, and so
    death spread to all men, because all sinned.
    Romans 512for all have sinned and fall short
    of the glory of God Romans 323

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How To Have Eternal Life
People who basically run their own lives, doing
things their own way rather than Gods way are
called _____ . Therefore they fall short of
_______standard and ____________ themselves from
___________________. Who have sinned?
_______________________
__sinners_
Gods
separate
HIM
Man
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How To Have Eternal Life
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift
of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 623 What are the consequences of sin?
______________ What type of death is this verse
referring to? ___________________________________

Death
Spiritual
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How To Have Eternal Life
  • Man is dependant on God for salvation.
  •   No one can come to Me, unless the Father who
    sent Me draws him and I will raise him up on the
    last day. John 644

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How To Have Eternal Life
  • Many are deceived into believing that they can
    work their way into heaven. Being a good person
    will not get you into heaven nor will church
    activities or church attendance. Salvation is a
    gift from God.
  •   For by grace you have been saved through
    faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift
    of God not as a result of works, that no one
    should boast. Ephesians 28-9

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How To Have Eternal Life
  • God has provided the Way to have an Eternal
    Relationship with Him. For while we were still
    helpless, at the right time Christ died for the
    ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous
    man though perhaps for the good man someone
    would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His
    own love toward us, in that while we were yet
    sinners, Christ died for us.

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How To Have Eternal Life
  • continued. Much more then, having now been
    justified by His blood, we shall be saved from
    the wrath of God through Him. For if while we
    were enemies we were reconciled to God through
    the death of His Son, much more, having been
    reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And
    not only this, but we also exult in God through
    our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now
    received the reconciliation. Romans 56-11

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How To Have Eternal Life
What was our status when God demonstrated His
love to us? ________________________________ Why
do we need to be justified? _____________________
_____________________ How are we justified?
__________________________________________
Helpless
To be saved from the wrath of God for our sins
Through the death/blood of Jesus
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How To Have Eternal Life
For God so loved the world, that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
shall not perish, but have eternal life. John
316 Jesus said to him, I am the way the truth
and the life, no one comes to the Father, but
through Me. John 146
15
How To Have Eternal Life
God Himself came to earth as a human being to
bring us back to Himself. If any other way would
have worked, Jesus Christ would not have had to
come. THE WAY is a Person! To become a
Christian a person must make a willful decision
to put his trust in Jesus as the only one that
can save him from his sin. Our relationship to
God is not restored by anything we do, but on the
basis of what Jesus already did for us!
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How To Have Eternal Life
Read Romans 109-10. What do these verses say
you must do to be saved? that if you confess
with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in
your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you
shall be saved for with the heart man believes,
resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he
confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans
109-10 _________________________ _______________
__________
Believe
Confess Jesus as Lord
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The Bridge Illustrationhelps us understandthe
problem of sin and Gods plan for redemption.
John 33
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Questions
  1. Do you know for certain that you will go to
    heaven? ? Yes ? No ? Unsure
  2. What would you say if God asked, Why should I
    let you into heaven? Answer____________________
    ______________

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How To Receive Christ
  1. Admit your need (I am a _______ ), and turn
    from your sin (_______). Acts 319
  2. Believe that Jesus Christ died on the _______ for
    you and rose from the ______. John 336
  3. Confess your _______ . 1 John 19
  4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in
    and control your life through the Holy Spirit.
    (Receive Him as _______ and _______.) John 112

sinner
repent
cross
grave
sins
Lord
Savior
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How to Pray Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I
am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe
that You died for my sins. I want to turn from
my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart
and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord
and Savior. In Jesus name. Amen. For whoever
will call on the name of the Lord will be
saved. Romans 1013
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Notes
  • Memory Verse Then he said to them all "If
    anyone would come after me, he must deny himself
    and take up his cross daily and follow me.
    John 923

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Discipleship
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Taking the Next Step
Becoming a Christian is the beginning of a
lifelong journey of obedience to Christ which
transforms a persons values and behavior. No
one accepts Christ and is suddenly spiritually
mature. Everyone begins the journey of spiritual
growth at the same placeasking, what does it
mean to follow Jesus? Discipleship is learning
to be like Christ (Ephesians 420). Knowing
Christ, instead of just knowing about Him,
results in a spiritual transformation in life and
heart, which reflects Christ to all we encounter.
The call to discipleship is a call to
transformation.
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1. What is Christian Discipleship?
Discipleship is a process that begins after
conversion and continues throughout a believers
life. Discipleship is not an option for a church
or believer. Believers are to disciple each
other as mandated in the Great Commission this
involves taking up ones cross daily to follow
Christ. Mature discipleship means that you are
living for the Lord in all areas of your life and
Christ is the center of your life.
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1. continued
Christian discipleship is developing a personal,
lifelong, obedient relationship with Jesus Christ
in which He transforms your character into
Christlikeness changes your values into Kingdom
values and involves you in His mission in the
home, the church, and the world. A disciple of
Christ is someone who responds in faith and
obedience to the gracious call of Jesus Christ.
Being a disciple is a lifelong process of dying
to self while allowing Jesus Christ to come alive
in us.
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2. What is required of a Disciple of Christ?
Then he said to them all "If anyone would come
after me, he must deny himself and take up his
cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to
save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his
life for me will save it. What good is it for a
man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or
forfeit his very self? If anyone is ashamed of
me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed
of him when he comes in his glory and in the
glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
Luke 923-26 (NIV)
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2. continued
What are the three commitments given for every
disciple of Christ? __________________ ___________
_______ __________________ What does Jesus mean
when He says deny yourself and take up your
cross? ___________________________________________
_______________________________________________
Deny
Cross
Follow
It means to love the Lord more than any material
possession and to have a
desire to live a life pleasing to Him. It is to
put His will over and above your own will.
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2. continued
Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and
turning to them he said If anyone comes to me
and does not hate his father and mother, his wife
and children, his brothers and sistersyes, even
his own lifehe cannot be my disciple. And
anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me
cannot be my disciple. Luke 1425-27 (NIV)
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2. continued
What are the conditions that Jesus lays down for
beinga disciple? ________________________________
________ What does it mean to hate your own
life? ___________________________________________
_____________________________________ ____________
____________________________ What does it mean
when He says to follow Him? ______________________
__________________
He must be first in our lives above anyone and
anything else.
It means that our desire is to be totally
obedient to Him at the cost of
even our own lives. Following Him with complete
obedience is to be our
number one priority.
To follow Christ is to learn all that we can
about Him and then endeavor to live as He lived.
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2. continued
  • What does this show you about a disciples
    allegiance to Jesus Christ?
  • _________________________________

A disciple of Christ must have total loyalty to
Christ.
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2. continued
Discipleship involves renunciation of yourself,
it involves setting aside your own aims, goals,
ambitions, and desires in life. It involves
sacrifice for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ.
It involves setting aside your will and your
rights and acknowledging that Christ has the
right to be obeyed and the right to rule.
32
2. continued
Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will
he not first sit down and estimate the cost to
see if he has enough money to complete it? For
if he lays the foundation and is not able to
finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule
him, saying, 'This fellow began to build and was
not able to finish. Or suppose a king is about
to go to war against another king. Will he not
first sit down and consider whether he is able
with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming
against him with twenty thousand? If he is not
able, he will send a delegation while the other
is still a long way off and will ask for terms of
peace. In the same way, any of you who does not
give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
Luke 1428-33 (NIV)
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2. continued
  • Should following Jesus be taken lightly? ___
  • According to this passage, what must anyonedo
    who wants to follow Jesus? __________
  • What does this tell you about the place Jesus is
    to have in a disciples life? ___________

No
Count the cost
He is to be first
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3. The Great Commission
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father
and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to
observe all that I commanded you and lo, I am
with you always, even to the end of the age."
Matthew 2819-20
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3. continued
What does it mean to make disciples?
________________________________________ ________
________________________________ Who is
responsible for carrying out the task of making
disciples? ____________________________________
____ Whos method should we use when discipling
others? ________________________________________
It means to go out and make imitators of Christ.
Jesus expects
disciples to reproduce themselves.
All disciples, Christians, Children of God
Jesus
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3. continued
The Great Commission is not a special calling or
a gift of the Spirit it is a command an
obligation incumbent upon the whole community of
faith. The Great Commission is a lifestyle that
should encompass the life of every Christian.
37
3. continued
The heart of the Great Commission focuses on the
multiplication of disciples. A disciple who
never becomes a disciplemaker is not what Jesus
intended for His follower to be. To be a
disciple in the sense that Jesus desires is to
become a maker of disciples. We are commanded to
become disciplemakers the Christian who does not
become a disciplemaker is living a life of
spiritual rebellion. Disciples, like all living
things, are made by God to reproduce themselves.
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3. continued
Making disciples is about the intentional
training of people who voluntarily submit to the
lordship of Christ and who want to become
imitators of Him in every thought, word, and
deed. Be imitators of me, just as I also am
of Christ. I Corinthians 111
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3. continued
As Paul wrote to the church of Corinth he told
them to follow him as he followed Christ. Paul
lived in such a way that he was positive that if
someone imitated him, he would lead them to
Christ. Paul was an imitator of Christ and
devoted his life to training and teaching others
to become the same. Are you committed to being
and reproducing committed followers of Christ? ?
Yes ? No ? Unsure
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The Disciples Cross
Ministry of Worship/Intercession
P R A Y E R John 157
Luke 923 Deny Cross Follow
1 Lord 2 relationships 3 commitments 4
resources 5 ministries 6 disciplines
Ministry
of Service John 1513
Witness John 158
Fellowship John 133435
Ministry of Evangelism
Ministry of Nurture
CHRIST John 155
I
John 831-32 W O R D
If any man will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow
me. Luke 923
I am the vine you are the branches. If a man
remains in me and I in him, he will bear much
fruit apart from me you can do nothing. John
155
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said,
If you hold to my teaching, you are really my
disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the
truth will set you free. John 8 31-32
If you remain in me and my words remain in
you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be
given you John 157
A new command I give you Love one another. As
I have loved you, so you must love one another.
By this all men will know that you are my
disciples, if you love one another. John
1335-35
This is to my Fathers glory, that you bear
much fruit, showing Yourselves to be my
disciples John 158
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay
down His life for his friends. John 1513
Ministry of Teaching/Preaching
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Summary
  1. What is the new birth? Explain in your own
    words.
  2. Explain why everyone needs salvation.
  3. Repentance is a very necessary part of the
    salvation. What does it mean to repent?
  4. Define Christian discipleship?

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Summary
  • Is it possible to be a Christian and not be a
    disciple of Christ? Why or Why not?
  • What are the three commitments of every disciple
    of Christ? What does it mean to deny self? Take
    up your cross?
  • 7. What is the Great Commission? Are all
    Christians required to fulfill the Great
    Commission?
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