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Powerpoint slides that accompany the second in a series of 5 sermons on the discipleship process.

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  1. 1. SHARE Part Two Sharing with a Spiritual Infant or “Baby Christian”
  2. 2. A.The Point of Making a DECISION.
  3. 3. B. Ask for a response to these questions:
  4. 4. Do you realize that you have SINNED against God and others? (Rom. 3:23)
  5. 5. Do you understand and admit that your sin has SEPARATED you from God. (Ps. 32:5; Isa. 59:2)
  6. 6. Do you REPENT (turn away from) your sin? (Acts 3:19)
  7. 7. A person is made right with God by trusting in Jesus’ PERSON and WORK. (Acts 16:31).
  8. 8. Do you believe that Jesus died in your place, was buried, rose again from the dead 3 days later? (1 Cor. 15:3-4).
  9. 9. Do you trust in what Jesus did for you alone for your SALVATION? (Acts 20:21).
  10. 10. Is there any reason why you shouldn’t trust in Jesus and be CERTAIN of eternal life? You can choose to trust Him right now.
  11. 11. 2. Say: Through prayer, confess your sin to God, thank Jesus for dying for you, and invite Him to be the Lord and Savior of your life.
  12. 12. Pray for the person.
  13. 13. A person who believes and repents of their sins is baptized. Are you willing to baptized?
  14. 14. Will you commit to FOLLOW Jesus, learn His WORD, and join with other believers to become more like Him?
  15. 15. B. Nurturing a “Baby Christian”
  16. 16. 1. Share your life and time. Show HOSPITALITY.
  17. 17. 2. Help them to understand new Bible TRUTHS; be available to answer their questions.
  18. 18. 1. Crucial truths: A.The Bible B.Baptism and the Lord’s Supper C.The Life, Death & Resurrection of Jesus D.The Church
  19. 19. Crucial truths: F. The Great Commission G. The command to love H. Assurance of Salvation I. The Role of the Holy Spirit J. Temptation and Sin
  20. 20. 3. Help them form new HABITS: A. Regular Bible reading B.How to pray C.The habit of church attendance
  21. 21. New HABITS: D. Financial support of the Church E. Commitment to a Small Group F. Being a Witness G. Enjoying Fellowship with others
  22. 22. 4. Babies need SUPPORT and encouragement. This takes patience and effort. Affirm God’s LOVE for them! Seek to demonstrate God’s love.
  23. 23. - They are often FIGHTING with others - They are SELFISH and enjoy being the center of attention - They don’t know the Bible well
  24. 24. - They are easily OFFENDED; they pout, sulk and throw tantrums - They can be JEALOUS of others
  25. 25. They never are satisfied. They have trouble staying CLEAN. You can’t expect much WORK from them
  26. 26. 5. The long-term goal is for them to become INDEPENDENT of your care.
  27. 27. Biblical Example: Paul and the church at CORINTH - a church full of spiritual infants.

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