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CONSOLIDATORSGUIDE FOR YOURNEWLIFEWITHJESUS ByLawrenceKhong COPYRIGHT2011FAITHCOMMUNITYBAPTISTCHURCH PublishedbyFaithCommunityBaptistChurch Email:info@fcbc.org.sg Website:www.fcbc.org.sg Allrightsreserved.Nopartofthispublicationmaybereproduced,translated,storedinretrieval system,ortransmittedinanyformorbyanymeans,electronic,mechanical,photocopying, recording,orotherwise,withoutthepriorwrittenpermissionofthepublisher.

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TableofContents Lesson1 Introduction YourNewRelationshipwithGod Lesson2 BuildingYourNewRelationship Lesson3 DailyDevotional BuildingyourNewRelationship Lesson4 Praying YourRelationshipwithGodsFamily Lesson5 YourNewLife Lesson6 YourNewLife FollowingJesusYourLord 15 VictoryOverYourSins 13 TheChurch 11 9 7 3 5

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Introduction
AsaConsolidator,youarethemostimportantpersoninthenewbelieverslife.Youarethepersonto whomGodhasentrustedthenewbeliever.YourroleistoholdhishandandhelphimknowtheLord. Youactasaspiritualparenttohim. Yourcommitmentandloveforhimwilldeterminewhetherhewouldstayforthelonghaul.Takethis responsibility as a consolidator very seriously as the Lord commands in 1 Peter 5:23, Be shepherds ofGod's flockthat is underyourcare,serving as overseersnot because you must,butbecauseyou are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over thoseentrustedtoyou,butbeingexamplestotheflock. The Consolidators Guide for Your New Life with Jesus has been specially designed to help you to succeed in consolidating the new believer. Use it together with the Bible and Your New Life with Jesus.IfthenewbelieveryouareconsolidatingdoesnothaveaBible,helphimgetone. Eachlessonguidehasthefollowing: 1. Lessonobjectiveskeeptheseinmindasyoureviewthelessonwiththenewbeliever 2. Suggestedformatfortheweeklymeetingfollowitsoastoachievethelessonobjectives a. CatchingUphelpstocreateamoreconduciveenvironmentforthediscussion b. Lesson Overview provides a transition into the main discussion by reviewing the progressofthenewbelieverandgivinganoverviewofthelesson c. DiscussionhelpsyoureviewandemphasizetheApplicationSectionofthelesson d. Prayer & Ministry gives you the opportunity to share a word that the Lord has given youforthenewbelieverandprayablessingforhim e. Commitmentremindsthenewbelieverofwhatheshoulddobeforethenextmeeting andconfirmsthedate,timeandvenueofthenextmeeting RefrainfromspendingtoomuchtimereteachingthelessonduringRevieworDiscussion. Introduce the new believer to your open cell as soon as possible. If your open cell is not suitable for him,e.g.,itisnotappropriateforhisageorhisspecialneeds,informyourcellleaderandhewillhelp youfindamoresuitableopencell.Youthenneedtoattendthatopencellwiththenewbelieveruntil hefeelsathomewiththepeopleinthatopencell. Over the period of 6 weeks, meet with your new believer on a weekly basis to discuss what he has learnt from each lesson. Give yourselves at least an hour for each meeting. Do not rush through the lesson, as time is an essential factor in building a relationship with one another and with God. Always prepare yourself for the weekly meeting by familiarising yourself with the material and the focusofthelesson,andalsobyprayer. Inordertomakethemeetingmeaningful,makesureyouhavepersonallyansweredthequestionsin theApplicationSectionofYourNewLifewithJesus.Asthenewbelievershareswhathehaswritten inhisbook,youcanshareyouranswerstoo.Thismakesthemeetingatimeofsharingyourlifewith oneanother. If memorising Bible verses is not your lifestyle yet, take this opportunity to start memorising Bible verses. You cannot tell the new believer to embrace this practice unless you are doing it too. Model forthenewbelieverthatyoutoohavehiddenGodswordinyourheart!
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The success of consolidation does not depend on the weekly meetings alone. You need to pray for him daily. At the same time, in order to show that you care, make it a habit to keep in touch with himbyregularlyencouraginghimthroughanemailorSMStext. Godblessyouwithasuccessfulandexcitingtimeconsolidatingthenewbeliever.

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Lesson1 YourNewRelationshipGod Objectives 1. ThenewbelieverwillhaveassurancethatheisachildofGod. 2. ThenewbelievercanlistsomebenefitsofbeingachildofGodandwillthankGodforthem. 3. ThenewbelieverwilltellsomeoneabouthisnewrelationshipwithGod. CatchingUp 1. Ifthenewbelieverisnewtoyou,spendsometimegettingtoknoweachother. 2. If you are already familiar with each other, ask how his week was and encourage him to share eitherahighpointoralowpointinthelastweek.Reciprocatebysharingaboutyourweektoo. 3. ThankGodforanyhighpointoftheweekthateitherofyouhaveexperiencedandforbeingwith usthrougheverylowpoint.Prayforameaningfulandfruitfultimetogether. LessonOverview 1. Askifhe has readLesson1.Ifhehasnot,readthelessonwithhim.Ifhehasreadit,askifthere isanythinghehasreadthathedoesnotunderstand. 2. Giveorsolicitasummaryofthelessonhehasread: a. YouexperienceanewbirthwhenyouacceptChrist b. Thenewchangesinyourlifeare: Youareanewcreation YouareachildofGod Youhaveanewrelationship Discussion RefertoPage8toPage10 1. ReviewMemoryVerses John1:1213 Enquire if he has memorised the two verses. If he has not, memorise the verses with him, using the instructions given on page 8 of the book. If he has memorised them, ask him to recite the versestoyouandgentlypromptorcorrecthimwhennecessary. The most important thing to focus on in this review is accuracy. Help the new believer to be wordperfectashedevelopsthedisciplineofmemorisingverses.Byinsistingonwordperfection, youarehelpinghimtoformagoodhabit. 2. QuestionsToThinkAbout Turn to page 9 and ask him to share what he has written in his book. Ask appropriate open ended questions to help him clarify his sharing. Encourage him by telling him that the changes demonstrate that he is indeed a new creation. Suggest some possible changes if he is unable to list any changes. After his sharing, you may share one change you yourself have experienced sincebecomingaChristian. For the question on fatherchild relationship, note that not everyone has a good relationship with his father. Therefore, let him tell you about his father, if he wants. If he does not want to talkabout hisfather,do notpush it.Donotfall into thetemptationof giving himadviceon how toimprovehisrelationshipwithhisfather.

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No matter what his relationship with his father is like, ask him what he thinks the benefits of beingachildofGodare.Youmaysharesomeofthebenefitsyouhavepersonallyexperienced. Ask him to share his answers to the questions on page 9: What do you think you should do to developthis relationshipfurther?HowdoyouthinkyoucangettoknowGodbetter?Conclude the sharing by introducing him to the Bible and telling him to start reading the Gospel of Mark onadailybasis. TurntotheAppendixonpage41andintroducehimtotheSuggestedBibleReadingGuide.Teach himtofindthepassageforDay1andreaditwithhim.Helphimtothinkaboutwhatisreadand helphimtofindthekeylessonforthepassage.Encouragehimtowriteitdown. Askifhehassharedhisconversionexperiencewithafriendorfamilymember.Askhimtorelate whathappenedifhehasdoneit.Ifhehasnotsharedwithanyone,encouragehimtodoitinthe comingweek. Prayer&Ministry 1. ShareawordtheLordhasgivenyouforthenewbeliever. 2. Encouragehimtoshareanyprayerneedandclosethesessionbyprayingforhim.Whenpraying, remembertothankGodforthebenefitsofbeingachildofGod. Commitment 1. RemindhimtoreadLesson2andmemorisethenewverse. 2. RemindhimtoreviewJohn1:1213. 3. Makearrangementsforthenextmeeting. 4. Encouragehimtoattendtheworshipserviceandjoinyouropencellifhehasnotdoneso.

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Lesson2 BuildingYourNewRelationshipDailyDevotional

Objectives 1. Thenewbelieverwillknowtheimportanceofadailydevotional. 2. Thenewbelieverwillknowhowtohaveameaningfuldailydevotional. 3. Thenewbelieverwillstarthavingadailydevotional.

CatchingUp 1. Sharewitheachotherhowtheweekhasbeenforbothofyou.Besensitivetoanyofhisneedsor strugglesthatmaysurfacethroughhissharing. 2. Enquire abouthowheisdoingwithregardstothedailyBiblereading.Affirmhimifhehasmade anyeffortsinBiblereadingandencouragehimtokeepworkingatit. 3. ThankGodforHisloveandinterestindevelopingarelationshipwithusandfortheBiblethrough whichHespeakstous.Prayforameaningfulandfruitfultimetogether. LessonOverview 1. Askifhehas readLesson2.Ifhehasnot,readthelessonwithhim.Ifhehasreadit,askifthere isanythinghehasreadthathedoesnotunderstand. 2. Giveorsolicitasummaryofthelessonhehasread: a. TobuildourrelationshipwithGod,weneedtospendtimedailytolistentoHim. b. GodusestheBibletotalkwithus. c. AswereadtheBible,we needtomeditateonit.Wecandothisbyasking3questionsas we read the Bible What does this passage say about God? What does this passage teachmeaboutChristianliving?WhatdoesGodwantmetodo? d. WealsoneedtodevelopthehabitofobeyingwhatHetellsus. Discussion 1. ReviewMemoryVerses Takeoutthememorycardsandaskhimtorecitethefollowingverses: John1:1213 Luke11:28 2. QuestionsToThinkAbout Take a look at the Bible Reading Guide on Page 41 of the new believers book. Ask if he has set aside a specific time and place for the daily devotional. Ask also if he has any problem reading theBibleeveryday. Modeladevotionaltime Turntopage41anddoadevotionalwithhim. Pray the suggested prayer in page 12 Lord, open the eyes of my heart that I may see and knowYou.OpentheearsofmyheartthatImayhearandobeyYou. Choose one passage and confirm that he knows where in the Bible to turn to. If not, show himhowtolocateaBiblereference. Readthepassagewithhim.Askhimtoreaditasecondtime. Askthequestion:WhatdoesthispassagesayaboutGod? Writedowntheanswerinthespaceprovided(blankcolumnentitledLessoninpage41). Askthenextquestion:WhatdoesthispassageteachmeaboutChristianliving?
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Lethimgiveyouananswerbeforeyougiveyouranswer. Askthenextquestion:WhatdoesGodwantmetodo? Givehimtimetothinkabouthowhecanapplythislessontohislife.Ifheisunabletogivean answer, share how you would apply the lesson, as an example to help him make a personal application.Donotbetooquicktogiveanysuggestion.AllowtheHolySpirittospeaktohim. TrustthattheSpiritwillguidehiminthisarea.Affirmhimasheshares. Ask if he has a notebook on which to record what he has learnt in his Bible reading. If not, encouragehimtogetone;orbetterstill,givehimone.Encouragehimtorecordbrieflywhat hehaslearntandespeciallyhisanswertoWhatdoesGodwantmetodo? Reviewthequestionsonpages1516.Encouragehimtosharewhathehaswritteninthebook. FindoutifhehassharedwithsomeoneaboutthebenefitsofreadingtheWordofGod.Askhim to share his experience with you. Affirm him and encourage him to keep talking to his friends andrelativesaboutGod. Prayer&Ministry 1. ShareawordtheLordhasgiventoyouforthenewbeliever. 2. Encourage him to share any prayer need and close the session with a prayer for him, especially thathewillbeabletoputintopracticehisanswertoWhatdoesGodwantmetodo?Prayalso for needs or struggles surfaced during the Catching Up segment at the beginning of the session. Pray too that he will exercise discipline and experience delight during his daily devotional in the comingweek. Commitment 1. RemindhimtoreadLesson3andmemorisethenewverse. 2. RemindhimtoreviewJohn1:1213andLuke11:28 3. Remindhimtodohisdevotionaleveryday. 4. Makearrangementsforthenextmeeting. 5. Encouragehimtoattendtheworshipserviceandjoinyouropencellifhehasnotdoneso. Note Before your next meeting with the new believer, find out more details about the next Encounter. If possible,bringanEncounterbrochurewithyoutoyournextmeetingwithhim.

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Lesson3 BuildingYourNewRelationshipPraying Objectives 1. ThenewbelieverwilllearnhowtoprayusingtheACTSacronym. 2. Thenewbelieverwillhavetheexperienceofprayingintongues.

CatchingUp 1. Askhowhisweekwas.Talkabouthiswork,hisfamilyandanyotherthinghelikestoupdateyou on.Updatehimonyourweektoo. 2. Enquire how he is progressing in his efforts to have a daily devotional. Affirm him if he has been consistent in his daily devotional. If he has not been consistent, find out what is hindering him andencouragehimtopersistindevelopingthisdiscipline. 3. ThankGodforblessingsthatbothofyouhaveexperiencedinthepastweekandfortheprivilege ofprayer.Prayforameaningfulandfruitfultimetogether. LessonOverview 1. Askifhehas readLesson3.Ifhehasnot,readthelessonwithhim.Ifhehasreadit,askifthere isanythinghehasreadthathedoesnotunderstand. 2. Giveorsolicitasummaryofthelessonhehasread: a. Praying, or talking with God, does not require any special format. We can talk with him likewetalkwithanotherperson. b. Prayingcanbedoneanywhere,anytimeandinanyposture. c. WeneedtodevelopthehabitoftalkingwithGodconstantlyasthiswillhelptobuildour relationshipwithHim. d. The ACTS acronym is only a format to help us start the habit of prayer. It is not the only waytotalkwithGod. e. Remembertoprayforyourselfandothersduringyourdailydevotionaltime. f. Speakingintonguesisanotherwaytopray.

Discussion 1. ReviewMemoryVerses Takeoutthememorycardsandaskhimtorecitethefollowingverses: John1:1213 Luke11:28 John16:24 2. DailyDevotional TakealookattheBibleReadingGuideonpages4243ofthenewbelieversbook.Scantoseeif hehasreadthesuggestedpassagesintheguide.Askhimtoshareonelessonhehaslearntfrom hisBiblereading. Afterthenewbelieverhasshared,sharealessonyouhavelearntinyourowndailydevotionals. Thishelpshimtoknowyouarealsowelldisciplinedinkeepingadailydevotional. 3. QuestionstoThinkAbout Turn to page 21 and read the prayer he has written in his book. Affirm him on what he has written and gently highlight anything that may need more explanation. If he has not done it, helphimdoitthereandthen.
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Modelhowyouwouldpray,usingtheACTSacronym. You say a few sentences for Adoration and then encourage him to say a few sentences in adorationofGod. Next,confessyoursinsandencouragehimtodolikewise. When you come to the part on Thanksgiving, ask him if he has anything to thank God for. If he does not have anything, help him to identify something to thank God for. Share a few of yourownitemsforthanksgiving.Thenpraytogether. BeforeyoumodelonSupplication,askifhehasanyprayerneeds,otherthanthosesurfaced during the Catching Up segment at the beginning of the session. Ask if he knows of anyone who has a need. Share your prayer needs too. If he has attended the cell, you may highlight afewprayerneedsfromthecellthatbothofyoucanprayfor.Thiswillhelphimtolearnnot onlytoprayforhimselfbutalsoforothers. Whenmodellingforhimonhowtopray,keepyourprayersshortandsimple.Otherwisehemight feelinadequate,overwhelmedorfrustrated. After the prayer, ask him what he has learnt from the experience and ask if he would be able to prayinthismannerwheneverhedoesitonhisown. Go through the questions on page 22. Encourage him to share what he has written in the book. Enquire if he would like to receive the prayer language. Pray for him to receive tongues if he is opentoreceivingit.Ifheisnotopen,donotpushit.Hewillhaveotheropportunitiestodoit. Findoutifhehassharedanyansweredprayerswithafriend.Alsocheckifyourprayersforhim havebeenanswered.Encouragehimtosharetheansweredprayersspontaneouslywithasmany friendsorfamilymembersaspossible.ThiswillhelphimtorecogniseandacknowledgeGods goodnessinhislife.Itwillalsodevelopaspiritofgratitudeinhisheart.

Prayer&Ministry 1. ShareawordtheLordhasgivenyouforthenewbeliever. 2. Close the session by praying for him. Pray for discipline in maintaining a daily devotional and a senseofdelightinprayingandreadingtheBible. Commitment 1. RemindhimtoreadLesson4andmemorisethenewverse. 2. Remindhimtoreviewallthememorisedverses. 3. Remindhimtodohisdevotionaleverydayandtoprayallthetime. 4. Makearrangementsforthenextmeeting. 5. Encouragehimtoattendtheworshipserviceandjoinyouropencellifhehasnotdoneso. 6. Talk abouttheEncounterandgivehim detailsofthenextone.Givehiman Encounterbrochure andencouragehimtosignupforthenextone. Note In order for the new believer to complete the questions for Lesson 4, he would need to talk with a cell member and a cell leader to find out about what the open cell means to them. If he has not attended an open cell yet, you should introduce him to your cell leader and a cell member. If possible,bringalongacellmemberoryourcellleadertothenextmeeting.

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Lesson4 YourRelationshipwithGodsFamilyTheChurch Objectives 1. Thenewbelieverwillstartattendingweeklyworshipservices. 2. Thenewbelieverwillstartattendingweeklyopencellmeetings.

CatchingUp 1. Askhowhisweekwas.Talkabouthiswork,hisfamilyandanyotherthinghelikestoupdateyou on.Updatehimonyourweektoo. 2. Enquire how he is progressing in his efforts to develop a daily devotional, to pray and memorize Bible verses. Affirm him if he has been consistent. If he has not been consistent, encourage him topersistindevelopingthesedisciplines. 3. Thank God for blessings you both have experienced in the past week and for providing us with a spiritual family. Pray for a meaningful and fruitful time together. (NB: By now you should try to letthenewbelieverbetheonepraying.Beencouragingandaffirmingtowardshiseveryeffort.) LessonOverview 1. Askifhehas readLesson 4.Ifhehasnot,readthelessonwithhim.Ifhehasreadit,askifthere isanythinghehasreadthathedoesnotunderstand. 2. Giveorsolicitasummaryofthelessonhehasread: a. The church is the new believers spiritual family. Attending an open cell and the worship serviceisanopportunityforhimtogettoknowhisnewfamily. b. The worship service is like the gathering of the extended family while the open cell meetingisthegatheringoftheimmediatefamily. c. AnopencellmeetingisamoreintimatetimewithotherChristiansanditwillenablehim towitnessthetruthofGodlivedoutinthelivesofotherChristians.

Discussion 1. ReviewMemoryVerses Takeoutthememorycardsandaskhimtorecitethefollowingverses: Luke11:28 John16:24 Hebrews10:2425 2. DailyDevotional TakealookattheBibleReadingGuideonpages4344ofthenewbelieversbook.Scantoseeif hehasreadthesuggestedpassagesintheguide.Askhimtoshareonelessonhehaslearntfrom hisBiblereading. 3. QuestionsToThinkAbout Turn to page 26 and ask him to share what he has found out from your cell leader and a cell member. If he had no opportunity to meet either of them, bring a fellow cell member or your cell leader tothismeetingorcalloneofthemsohecantalktohim. Discuss the benefits of attending a worship service and joining an open cell. Ask him to share one lessonhehas learntataworship service.If he hasnotattendedaworship serviceorvisited
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a cell, try to solicit his commitment to make ONE visit to each of them. Share with him how attendanceattheworshipserviceandtheopencellhasbenefittedyouandyourfamily. Askifthereisanyonehecaninvitetotheopencellortheworshipservice.Lethimtalkaboutthe person(s) he would like to invite to the open cell or the worship service. Ask him to pray for the person(s)thereandthen.Afterhehasprayed,prayforhimtohavesuccessinthisinvitation.

Prayer&Ministry 1. ShareawordtheLordhasgivenyouforthenewbeliever. 2. Encouragehimtoshareanyprayerneedsandclosethesessionwithaprayerofblessingforhim. Pray also for other needs that may have been surfaced during the Catching Up segment at the beginningofthesession. Commitment 1. RemindhimtoreadLesson5andmemorisethenewverse. 2. Remindhimtoreviewallthememorisedverses. 3. Remindhimtodohisdevotionaleverydayandtoprayallthetime. 4. Makearrangementsforthenextmeeting. 5. Makearrangementstomeethimforaworshipserviceand/oranopencellmeeting. 6. Ifnecessary,talkabouttheEncounterandencouragehimtosignupforthenextone.

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Lesson5 YourNewLifeVictoryOverYourSins Objectives: 1. Thenewbelieverwillknowhehaspoweroversin. 2. Thenewbelieverwillknowthestepstoovercomingsin. 3. ThenewbelieverwillknowthewaybacktoGodwhenhehassinned.

CatchingUp 1. Askhowhisweekwas.Talkabouthiswork,hisfamilyandanyotherthinghelikestoupdateyou on.Updatehimonyourweektoo. 2. Enquire how he is progressing in his efforts to develop a daily devotional, to pray and memorize Bible verses. Affirm him if he has been consistent. If he has not been consistent, encourage him topersistindevelopingthesedisciplines. 3. Ifhe hasattendedanopencelloraworshipservice,askhimhowhe feltaboutit andencourage himtoberegularinattendance. 4. Thank God for blessings you both have experienced in the past week. Pray for a meaningful and fruitfultimetogether.Encouragethenewbelievertobetheonepraying. LessonOverview 1. AskifhehasreadLesson5.Ifhehasnot,readthelessonwithhim. 2. Giveorsolicitasummaryofthelessonhehasread: a. We have a sin nature within us and a natural bent towards sin. Before accepting Christ, we were powerless over sin but because of Jesus death on the cross, we now have the power to conquer sin. Though we still have the propensity to sin, we now have a choice nottosin. b. In addition to the sinful nature, we have an external adversary, Satan, and his demonic forces,thatwilltemptustosin.Despitethat,westillhavethepowertomakethechoice nottosuccumbtotemptation. c. Thereare3stepstoconqueringsindaily: i. RelyontheHolySpirit ii. ResolvetoobeyGodsWord iii. ResisttheDevil d. Intheeventwesin,theLordhasgivenusawaybacktohim.Wecan: i. Confessoursins ii. Repentfromoursins iii. AcceptGodsforgivenessandcleansing

Discussion 1. ReviewMemoryVerses Takeoutthememorycardsandaskhimtorecitethefollowingverses: John16:24 Hebrews10:2425 1John1:9 2. DailyDevotional TakealookattheBibleReadingGuideonpage44ofthenewbelieversbook.Scantoseeifhe hasreadthesuggestedpassagesintheguide.Askhimtoshareonelessonhehaslearntfrom hisBiblereading.
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3. QuestionsToThinkAbout Turntopage33andaskhimtoshareanareaofweaknesshewouldliketohavevictoryin.Using the truth taught in this lesson, help him to recognise the authority he has over sin and this area ofweakness. Askhimwhathewoulddowhenhefacesatemptation.Usingtheareaofweaknessshared,help himthroughtheprocessofrelyingontheHolySpirit,applyingtheWordofGodandresistingthe devil. Ask him if he has ever failed in trying to obey Gods Word. Ask him how he feels whenever he knowshehasfailed.HelphimtoconfesshisfailingandreceivetheforgivenessandgraceofGod. Prayer&Ministry 1. ShareawordtheLordhasgivenyouforthenewbeliever. 2. Encouragehimtoshareanyprayerneedsandclosethesessionwithaprayerofblessingforhim. Pray also for other needs that may have been surfaced during the Catching Up segment at the beginningofthesession. Commitment 1. RemindhimtoreadLesson6andmemorisethenewverse. 2. Remindhimtoreviewallthememorisedverses. 3. Remindhimtodohisdevotionaleverydayandtoprayallthetime. 4. Makearrangementsforthenextmeeting. 5. Ifnecessary,talkabouttheEncounterandaskhimtosignupforthenextone.

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Lesson6 YourNewLifeFollowingJesusYourLord Objectives 1. ThenewbelieverwillmakethedecisiontoacknowledgeJesusasLordofhislife. 2. ThenewbelieverwillmakethecommitmenttoattendtheEncounterWeekend,leadingtohis baptism. 3. Thenewbelieverwillmaketithingpartofhislifestyle. CatchingUp 1. Askhowhisweekwas.Talkabouthiswork,hisfamilyandanyotherthinghelikestoupdateyou on.Updatehimonyourweektoo. 2. Enquire how he is progressing in his efforts to develop a daily devotional, to pray and memorize Bible verses. Affirm him if he has been consistent. If he has not been consistent, encourage him topersistindevelopingthesedisciplines. LessonOverview 1. AskifhehasreadLesson6.Ifhehasnot,readthelessonwithhim. 2. Giveorsolicitasummaryofthelessonhehasread: a. JesusistheLordofalland,asaChristian,itisimportanttomakeHimtheLordofourlife. b. WedemonstratethatJesusisLordofourlifebyobeyingHimineverythingHetellsus. c. Making the decision to be baptized and giving our tithes faithfully are 2 practical ways to respondtoJesusLordship; Discussion 1. ReviewMemoryVerses Takeoutthememorycardsandaskhimtorecitethefollowingverses: Hebrews10:2425 1John1:9 Galatians2:20 2. DailyDevotional Take a look at the Bible Reading Guide on page 45 of the new believers book. Scan to see if he has read the suggested passages in the guide. Ask him to share one lesson he has learnt from thedailyreading. 3. QuestionsToThinkAbout Turn to page 37 and let him read silently the Lordship Prayer. Ask him if he is willing to say this prayerwithyou.Thenreadtheprayertogetherwithhim.RemindhimthathavingJesusasLord of his life means he has to involve Jesus in every aspect of his life. Nothing is too mundane for JesusasHeisinterestedineveryaspectofhislife. Turn to page 39 and ask him for his decision concerning baptism. Let him share what he has written in the book. Whether he chooses to be baptised or not, tell him about the Encounter Weekendandencouragehimtoattendit. ShareyourownEncounterWeekendexperiencetogivehimanunderstandingofwhattoexpect.

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When he has decided to attend the Encounter, help him fill in the dates in the statement found onpage40: IhavemadethedecisiontobebaptisedandwillattendthenextEncounterWeekendheldon __________________ Explain to him the importance of tithing. Encourage him to tithe 10% of his gross income. Share your own experience in tithing. If he has problem in tithing, challenge him to test God as instructedinMalachi3:10 Prayer&Ministry 1. Reviewallthe6memoryverses. 2. ShareawordtheLordhasgivenyouforthenewbeliever. 3. Encouragehimtoshareanyprayerneedsandclosethesessionwithaprayerofblessingforhim. Pray also for other needs that may have been surfaced during the Catching Up segment at the beginningofthesession. 4. Congratulatehimonhavingcompletedthe6weekswithyou. 5. RemindhimtocompletetheBibleReadingoftheGospelofMark. 6. Makeanappointmenttohaveamealtogethertocelebrate.

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