How do you get a new believer started in studying the Bible or having a quiet time? We know that it is vitally important to be in God’s Word for ourselves. 1 Peter 2:1 – 2 tells us that we have to crave the Word like a baby craves his mother’s milk. However, in my experience, our communities are not doing a very good job of getting folks into the Word on their own – by that I mean blank sheet of paper and a Bible without study notes and meet with Jesus – on their own.
One thing you can do is have a new believer read 1 John. It is simple, short, densely packed with truth, and expands on some of Christ’s central teaching.
Have them read the book at one sitting and underline the word “know” each time it appears in the text. Then ask them to go back and write down what they can know because of their relationship with Christ.
Talk it Over
It is a great exercise and one that will give you a lot to discuss with the new believer…
Oh, if you have not done that, it may be a good idea to do so – by the way the word shows up 44 times.