Basics for new believers
This page is intentionally designed for RiverPlace members to walk with a new believer in his or her first 5 weeks as a follower of Christ. It is meant to be a simple and basic introduction to foundation scriptures, done in a casual meet up over a meal or coffee. Upon completion of these 5 weeks, the new believer will then be encouraged to attend foundation classes held in church.
I am saved by jesus!
1 John 5:11,12
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
I can pray to god!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
"If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
I can read the word of God!
Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.
Do not let this book of the law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
I can fellowship with christians!
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
I can witness to the lost!
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
1 Peter 3:15
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.