Skills2Work
KickStart vocational skills training and Bible study programme

A Skills2Work Empowerment Initiative
KickStart

The KickStart Bible Course is to be completed at the same time as the vocational training and includes a computer based learning component, seminars and practical ministry projects. << Back to KickStart homepage

01. Discipleship principles
 
1. A FIRM FOUNDATION

In Acts 2: 14 41 Peter explains to a crowd of people that Jesus is the Messiah. In v.37 the people ask what they must do in response. How does Peter respond in v.38?

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Repeating a "sinner's prayer" might be a good thing, but a new Christian actually needs to begin by being honest about their sin and repenting, then being baptised and then also praying with another believer that they might receive the gift of the Holy Spirit in their life.

Repentance
Acts 19: 19 gives an example of repentance. Consider how can we help new believers with this process?

Be Baptised
Acts 8: 36 - 40 describes someone being baptised by full immersion in water. According to Romans 6:4, what does baptism proclaim to everyone watching?

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Baptism (along with communion) is called an ordinance. It is something we are instructed to in scripture (even Jesus himself was baptised). It is an action which presents a physical and spiritual truth at the same time. Churches might have all sorts of rituals or ceremonies but only baptism and communion are Biblically commanded and essential.

Receive the Holy Spirit
What did Paul ask the disciples in Acts 19:2?

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Eph 1: 11-14 describes that we are marked or set apart by the Holy Spirit. This means that we are owned by God and nothing can harm us without His permission. Consider other implications of this mark of ownership.



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