GROWING IN THE GRACE OF THE LORD
(A study for new converts)
This program of study is designed to promote a continuing study of God's word after one has obeyed the gospel. There is a great need today to keep the saved from going back into the world. Far too many times we baptize people and then leave them alone to fend for themselves. We are told that over half of those who are won from the world return to it
This program has been designed to help prevent Satan from moving back into the lives of the "babes" in Christ. The primary purpose of this series is to teach the new convert so that he will be able to grow (I Peter 2:2). A secondary purpose of this program will be to promote much needed fellowship. It will provide Bible study and fellowship for those coming into the church with those who are older in the faith. This would help the new member to develop associations in the church, thereby taking them away from some of the worldly influences in their lives.
This program will involve ten families who will open their homes to those being taught for one evening. Once homes are selected and lessons assigned to the members, then the family that teaches lesson one should contact the new Christian and set up a night time study. After lesson one, the new convert then proceeds to week two with the family chosen to teach lesson two, and so on until all ten lessons are complete. It involves a little time and effort but it accomplishes a great deal.
I wish to acknowledge brother M.A. Wright who encouraged me to compile this study. This work is the result of material he suggested and includes things we thought would be needed to accomplish the desired result of keeping the new convert interested and informed. May God add His blessings to this work.
Psalms 1:1-3: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of his LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season, his leaf also shall not wither, whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."