Seeker Studies

Seeker Studies

SEEKING GOD STUDY

PURPOSE:Seeking God is a study to clarify what it takes to pursue a relationship with God. While this study will clear up many misconceptions, it can likewise provide great inspiration for one to wholeheartedly seeks our Lord and God. In some cases, these passages may need to be revisited for a seeker who has become complacent along his/her path. Matthew 7:7, Matthew 7:13-14One of the great promises of the bible: everyone who seeks will find!However, one of the great warnings…

WORD OF GOD STUDY

PURPOSE:Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ (Romans 10:17). The aim of studying the Word of God is to help a seeker build faith in Jesus. One must accept the bible as the one true standard (as opposed to our feelings & experiences, opinions of peers, or family traditions) by which to live life, if one is to know true salvation from Jesus. 2Timothy 3:16-17The bible is highly useful; use it…

KNOWING JESUS STUDY

PURPOSE:The Apostle Paul’s great desire was to know Jesus and the power of His resurrection (Philippians 3:10). Likewise, he prays that God may give us the wisdom to want to know Him better (Ephesians 1:17). Few people seeking a relationship with Jesus have an accurate picture of Him. Before one can embrace true discipleship, he or she must first know, respect, and even love the man to be followed. Otherwise, discipleship remains a mere commitment to ‘commitment.’ Knowing Jesus is…

DISCIPLESHIP STUDY

PURPOSE:The Holy Spirit comes to “convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment” (John 16:8). The Holy Spirit helps us See Our Need. Through His scriptures on Discipleship, He convicts us concerning Righteousness. These Scriptures should: 1) clear up common misconceptions about following Jesus, 2) convict us of our rejection of true discipleship, and 3) inspire us to answer the true call of Jesus. Acts 11:25-26Q: How many times is the word Christian used in the New Testament?Q: How…

SIN STUDY

PURPOSE:While we want all seekers to be saved by grace, there is no grace for those who perceive no sin. Of course, all have sinned (Romans 3:23); therefore, all desperately need the grace of God (Romans 6:23). The aim of this study is to help seekers to see themselves as our Holy God sees them; utterly sinful, and separated from Him. This realization brings about a desire for both forgiveness and repentance. Pray for the Holy Spirit to convict us…

Grace-1   |   THE CROSS STUDY

PURPOSE:“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:16-17) Here, the gospel message reaches its peak. We are saved through grace. There is hope! We are saved through Jesus’ loving sacrifice. Be sure that the seeker…

REPENTANCE STUDY

PURPOSE:After believing in God’s grace, the biblical response is to repent and be baptized for forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:36-38). Repentance, however, is a powerful blessing from God that has been stripped of its potency. The Greek word for repentance, metanoia, meaning “after – mindset.” With this gift of ‘hindsight’ we see clearly to take the right path… the path of living for God, rather than for self. Be careful not to misunderstand repentance as a ‘work’ that leads to…

Grace-2   |   SALVATION STUDY

PURPOSE:For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). Christ alone has earned our salvation through His work on the cross. We respond to His work on the cross with clarity and certainty to make this gift of grace meaningful and secure. We connect to His death, burial, and resurrection through the baptism…

BODY OF CHRIST   |   THE CHURCH

PURPOSE:Encouragement for the seeker that each will not be left to fend for one’s self after baptism. Instead, Jesus baptizes us into one body, the church (1Corinthians 12:12-13); to be joined by a team of like-minded disciples in our devotion to Him. These brothers and sisters are meant to be a continual source of encouragement in our walk with Christ. Also, most of us in Western civilization live very isolated, individualistic lives. This is antithetical to life in the Body…