BASIC BIBLE TRUTHS
taught by Thomas Fortner
LESSON 6 - Worshipping and Serving God
LESSON 6 – OUTLINE
I. A good look at baptism:
A. The first act of conduct for a child of God: Acts 2:41, Acts 16:33, Romans 6:4-5.
B. Three requirements of God for a true, valid baptism:
ILLUSTRATION: the notarization of legal documents.
1. The candidate must be a believer, Acts 8:36-37.
2. The method must be immersion, Acts 8:38-39.
3. The baptism must be by the authority of a church like Jesus Christ built, Matthew 28:16, 19-20, I Corinthians 12:28, Matthew 16:18.
TRANSITION THOUGHT: By the proper authority, in the right manner, as a believer.
II. Being a member of one of the Lord’s churches:
A. The Lord adds one to the church at the point of baptism, Acts 2:41 & 47.
B. Great benefits to God’s children who are members of and participate in His church.
C. We are commanded of God to be an active part of a church, Ephesians 3:31, Hebrews 10:24-25.
TRANSITION THOUGHT: Do not forsake regular assembly.
III. God wants His children to worship Him:
A. We worship as a part of the church by (1) singing, (2) giving, (3) praying, (4) preaching, and (5) the Lord’s supper.
B. Two basic requirements for true worship, John 4:23-24:
1. “In Spirit."
2. “In truth.”
TRANSITION THOUGHT: Church leadership is responsible to teach believers how to worship in truth.
IV. God wants His children to “serve” Him:
A. Service is not to be confused with worship.
1. Worshipping is not serving.
2 God takes our treatment of others as personal treatment of Him, Matthew 25:31-40.
B. Serving God is to be the life work of the children of God, Ephesians 2:10.
V. The progressive nature of these truths:
A. Drawing the arrow in reverse "order to connect each truth with the others.
B. CONCLUDING THOUGHT: Encouraging your student(s) to become a part of the same work you are doing in reaching others for Christ.