Lesson # 9
Growing In Christ
The two lessons below are to help a new convert to grow in Christ. "As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby" (1 Peter 2:2). In fact all Christians can grow spiritually by studying these two lessons. Jesus says in Matthew 28:18-20, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you." Here Jesus says after new converts are baptized we are to continue to teach them all things that Jesus commanded.
New babes in Christ must be spiritually fed in order to grow spiritually. "For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food" (Hebrews 5:12). Teaching after one is baptized is just as important as the teaching one receives before he is baptized. It has been estimated that more than one-half of all who are baptized into Christ fall away within five years. The main reason one falls away is a failure to grow spiritually. We must all continue to study and be taught so we can become strong members of the church.
In using these lessons have the one you are studying with read the scriptures aloud. Each one should circle their response: either "yes" or "no" as you study through the lesson. The lessons are in PDF format and to copy them requires a reader.
After you download and print the outside page of the first lesson then put the page you just printed back in the feed tray of the printer so it will print the other side, then download and print the inside page of the first lesson. Do the same for Lesson #2. You can then run the lessons through a copy machine and make as many copies as you need. The lessons should then be folded width-wise in half. Permission is granted to make as many copies of this Bible study as you need, but please do not sell them.
By: Ron Boatwright