The Discovery Bible Study Serices contains four lessons suitable for people who want to know how to have a relationship with God. These folks are often found in the context of following up an evangelistic event, a Sunday School class, or from among friends, neighbors, and relatives.
The lessons are taken from the Gospel of John and based on principles from a tract titled, "Welcome to the Family" (available from the Home Office), stated as follows:
God loves you and created you to know Him personally.
Man is sinful and separated from God, so we cannot know Him personally or experience His love.
Jesus Christ is God=s only provision for man=s sin. Through Him alone we can know God personally and experience His love.
We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; then we can know God personally and experience His love.
The intent of this study is to give people a chance to respond to the Gospel. If you plan to use it to that end, you should be prepared to share that message whenever you can (i.e. 1 Peter 3:15). To help you prepare, we suggest one or both of the following:
Learn to use a gospel tract like, AWould You Like To Know God Personally?@ or whatever you prefer that contains the facts people need in order to enter a relationship with Jesus Christ and/or;
Memorize a gospel presentation like the ABridge to Life@ illustration from the Navigators, the ARomans Road@ (Romans 3:10-11; 3:23; 5:8; 6:23; 10:9-10), or some scriptural Anutshells@ of the Gospel (like John 3:16; Luke 24:46-48; Acts 16:30, 31; 20:21; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 2:1, 2; 15:3,4)