Fresh Start

FRESH START WITH GOD

 

Welcome to the family of God. You are beginning life’s most satisfying adventure – your walk with God!  As you start this adventure, here’s what God says to you:

 

“Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be — you get a fresh start, your slate’s wiped clean.” Psalm 32:11 (MSG)

 

When you make a commitment of your life to Jesus, not only is your “slate wiped clean”, you also get a “fresh start” – a new lease on life.  This class is designed to help you have a good start to your fresh start.  During these weeks together you’ll discover and begin to unwrap ten gifts that God gives you:

 

  1. Forgiveness – Accepting God’s Grace

  2. Relationship – Worshipping

  3. Encouragement – Handling Failure

  4. Scripture – Understanding God’s Word

  5. Help – Following God’s Guidance

  6. Shape – Being You

  7. Togetherness – Living in Community

  8. Authority – Serving Others

  9. Recognition – Being Baptized

  10. Testimony – Telling Your Story

 

This class will provide you with the basics to begin walking with God.  It is the primer for future study.  With the completion of this course, you will be prepared to take classes that will lead you deeper in your Christian life.  You’ll have increased confidence and understanding at your next level of study.  It is our deep desire that these weeks will enable you to:

 

“Grow in grace and understanding of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18 (MSG)

(*For the study of each part, click the part title.)

Section I

  1. Forgiveness – Accepting God’s Grace

  2. Relationship – Worshipping

Part 1

FORGIVENESS – ACCEPTING GOD’S GRACE

Jesus said, “There is forgiveness of sins for all who turn to Me.”  Luke 24:47 (NLT)

Part 2

RELATIONSHIP – WORSHIPPING

“… He is a God who is passionate about His relationship with you.”   Exodus 34:14 (NLT)

Section II

  1. Encouragement – Handling Failure

  2. Scripture – Understanding God’s Word

  3. Help – Following God’s Guidance

Part 3

ENCOURAGEMENT – HANDLING FAILURE

“…God…gives endurance and encouragement….”  Romans 15:5 (NIV)

Part 4

SCRIPTURE – UNDERSTANDING GOD’S WORD

Why is the Bible important to my life?

Part 5

HELP – FOLLOWING GOD’S GUIDANCE

“I will ask the Father to send you the Holy Spirit who will help you and always be with you.” John 14:16 (CEV)

Section III

  1. Shape – Being You

  2. Togetherness – Living in Community

  3. Authority – Serving Others

Part 6

SHAPE – BEING YOU

“God has given gifts to each of you from His great variety of spiritual gifts.  Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you.”  1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)

Part 7

TOGETHERNESS – LIVING IN COMMUNITY

“For where two or three gather together because they are Mine, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20 (NLT)

Part 8

AUTHORITY – SERVING OTHERS

“Jesus called His twelve disciples to Him and gave them authority.” Matthew 10:1 (NLT)

Section IV

  1. Recognition – Being Baptized

  2. Testimony – Telling Your Story

Part 9

RECOGNITION – BEING BAPTIZED

“For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism.  And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.”  Romans 6:4 (NLT)

Part 10

TESTIMONY – SHARING YOUR STORY

“Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart.” 1 John 5:10 (NIV)