Lesson One - SALVATION
As a great building rests upon the structure of its foundation, so a church or the Christian life of an individual must be established upon a firm foundation. Jesus Christ is the Foundation (I Corinthians 3:11). Upon This Foundation one must build a structure based upon solid truth. Let us begin our study with reviewing what happened to us when we trusted Christ as our Savior and Lord: “…give diligence to make your calling and election sure…” (2 Peter 1:10)
Lesson Two - ASSURANCE
Assurance is the intellectual and spiritual certainty that one belongs to God and possesses salvation. God does not want His child to be in doubt about his salvation. The Bible plainly states that a person can and should KNOW he is on the way to Heaven and that he may enjoy his salvation.
Lesson Three - BIBLE BAPTISM
Baptism is a divine command (Acts 10:48) and is included in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). The Bible mentions water baptism in 77 different verses. In any serious study of New Testament baptism, four questions must be answered:
Lesson Four - VICTORY OVER TEMPTATION
The Christian life, once entered upon, is a battleground and the believer must enter his spiritual warfare spiritually prepared. God has never planned that a Christian should live a life of defeat, but has awonderful plan to enable the believer to live a life of victory. This lesson is designed to aid you to know how to live victoriously over the power of sin.
Lesson Five – Part 1 - GROWTH: BIBLE STUDY
The Christian life, entered through the “new birth” (John 3:3), is just that a LIFE. A new Christian is compared to a “baby” (I Peter 2:2) and is commanded to GROW in grace (2 Peter 3:18) to maturity. As in physical growth, healthy spiritual progress necessitates a proper diet (Bible study and prayer), exercise (obedience), and much time (through fellowship with our living Lord). Fellowship with Christ is essential to spiritual growth and progress.
Lesson Five – Part 2 - GROWTH: PRAYER
Someone has said that Bible study is “God speaking to you,” while PRAYER is “you speaking to God.” Prayer is the privilege of every Christian. Prayer should be to the Father (Acts 12:5), in the name of Jesus (John 14:6, 13, 14), by the means of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18), and in accordance with the will of God (I John 5:14, 15).
Lesson Five – Part 3 - GROWTH: WITNESSING
Christians are not just born again that they may go to Heaven. They are given a new life in Christ that they may serve Him. We are not to enjoy our salvation alone but are to share it with others. This lesson is designed to help you to win your family and friends to Jesus Christ.
Lesson Six - CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
Church membership is not only a great privilege, but it is also a great responsibility. Since Christ is the Head of the Church, it is an exclusive organization (Ephesians 1:22)
Lesson Seven - THE LORD’S SUPPER
As baptism is a picture of the believer’s salvation (being identified with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection, therefore, only observed once), the Lord’s supper – also called Communion Service – is a picture of the believer’s fellowship with Christ and therefore observed often. This ordinance is beautifully set forth in the following two passages: Matthew 26:26-30 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-24.
Lesson Eight - STEWARDSHIP
In Bible times a “steward” was a servant or overseer who was given certain responsibilities by his lord. Later he was called to give an account of how he discharged his responsibility. Read Luke 12:42-48. God considers every believer a steward. He has given each one certain responsibilities, gifts, and talents. Someday, we will have to stand before God and give an account as to our faithfulness. Read First Corinthians 4:2. God has established the church to give Christians a place to be instructed and work. It takes money to operate the church and its ministries. God has a plan for financing his program. Giving (financially) is a Christian grace and helps one mature spiritually.
Lesson Nine - THE CHRISTIAN HOME
Marriage and the home are ordained of God. The Lord Jesus Himself endorsed marriage as a holy and divine institution. However, happy and successful marriages and homes do not come by accident, they must be planned. Christ desires to be the Head of the home as well as the life. A Bible standard must be accepted for a happy, successful Christian marriage and home.