Over the past few years, we have been working on updating our Bible studies to help people become disciples of Jesus.
The Bible studies that we have used for so many years have been an incredibly powerful tool to help people seeking God understand what it means to be a Christian according to the scriptures. Of course, many of us were converted to Christ with these Bible studies.
As a fellowship of churches, we continue to grow and learn. Getting further education and learning through experience hopefully makes us more equipped to better meet the needs of those searching for a relationship with God.
The “Making Disciples” Bible studies that we put up on this website in 2012 were a two year evaluation and re-write to our traditional Bible studies. In many ways, they are similar to our previous Bible studies. We addressed a few things to make them more Biblically sound, added a brand new Jesus study from the book of Mark, and spread the Bible studies out to be more manageable.
We are now working on Making Disciples – Part 2. We use these studies “after baptism or before if needed.” In other words, we believe that all of these Bible studies should be done with someone to help him or her with their own faith and to prepare them to help others. Some of these Bible studies should be used during the conversion process to address specific needs. For example, if someone comes from a religious background, the “Sound & False Doctrine” Bible study is critical to help them understand what is biblical and what is not in regard to conversion. Whichever Bible studies are not done during the conversion process can be used as follow up studies after baptism to strengthen the new Christian.
We have finished three of these Bible studies so far:
The Kingdom of God
This Bible study about the Kingdom has been written to use when studying the Bible with someone to help them become a Christian. It can be used after studying Discipleship to provide motivation and help them understand the prophetic nature of the scriptures. Certain topics about the Kingdom were intentionally avoided to allow flexibility for how and when this study can be used (I.E. Baptism’s role in entering the Kingdom, Acts 2, etc.). This Kingdom study attempts to focus on the Kingdom the way that Jesus did when he preached about it. The Kingdom is here. It is powerful. It is worth giving up everything to pursue!
There are many different teachings about how to become a Christian around the world today. Most of these have evolved over the past 2000 years as reactions to other false doctrines that developed in the church historically. The goal of this Bible study is to solidify what the Bible DOES teach about salvation and then it walks through different false teachings that are prevalent today, refuting them with scripture.
Feelings & False Prophets
Some of the greatest challenges that religious people have in becoming disciples of Jesus is their beliefs about following modern “prophets” and the feelings or experiences that they have had worshipping in charismatic churches. This Bible study focuses on what the scriptures teach in these regards and helps to measure how God does speak to us.
Additional Bible studies to watch for:
Holy Spirit False Doctrines, Persecution & Opposition, The Grace of God, and Evidences
All of these Bible studies can be found on this page.