Five Lesson Conversion Series

These studies are designed to allow someone with limited knowledge of the scriptures to lead a friend or family member to understand and obey the gospel of Jesus Christ.  They are progressive in nature and should usually be a series of studies (one per week perhaps).  Occasionally,  it will be wisest to switch the order of the last two studies. 

These studies are also very valuable for members of the church to go through as they will give you a clearer understanding of how the Bible fits together as one whole book, showing God's purposes of salvation through Jesus in the entire Bible.

Part 1 - The Patriarchal Dispensation

1. The Creation

A. The General Creation:

And God Said: Gen. 1:1-3
Who Helped God: Jn. 1:1-3, 14, Job 26:13, Gen. 1:26

B. The Creation Of Man:

Male And Female: Gen. 2:7, 18-24
Immortal: Mt. 10:28, Eccl. 3:21

2. The Fall Of Man:

A. God Speaks His Law: Gen. 2:15-17
B. Satan Speaks His Lie: Gen. 3:1-5, Jn. 8:44
C. Man's Reaction: Gen. 3:6, 1 Tim. 2:14
D. The Physical Result: Gen. 3:16-19
E. The Spiritual Result: Rom. 5:12, Isa. 59:1-2

3. Cain And Abel:

A. The Story: Gen. 4:1-5
B. Rejected Worship: Heb. 11:4, Rom. 10:17, I Jn. 3:12
C. Worship Today: Jn. 4:23-24, Mt. 15:8-9

4. The Flood:

A. The Destruction Of Civilization:

The Story: Gen. 6:5-8, Gen. 6:13-16, 22
Four Things That Saved Noah: Gen. 6:8,
Heb. 11:7, Gen. 6:22, 1 Pet. 3:20

B. The Restructuring Of Civilization:

The Tower Of Babel: Gen. 11:1-9
Nations Today: Acts 17:26

5. The Promise To Abraham:

A. The Land Promise: Gen. 13:14-15
B. The National Promise: Gen. 12:2
C. The Seed Promise: Gen. 12:3, Gal. 3:16
D. Isaac: Gen. 21:1-5
E. Jacob: Gen. 25:21-26
F. Joseph And His Brothers: Gen. 35:22-26

6. The Israelites In Egypt:

A. The Slavery Of Joseph: Gen. 37-40
B. The Famine And Move To Egypt: Gen. 41-46
C. Moses And The Burning Bush: Exo. 2:1-15, Exo. 3
D. The Ten Plagues: Exo. 7-12
E. Across The Red Sea And On To Sinai: Exo. 14-19

 

 

Part 2 - The Mosaical Dispensation

1. A Lesson To Be Learned:

A. For Our Learning: Rom. 15:4

B. Goodness And Severity: Rom. 11:22

2. Israel Camped At Sinai:

*Nadab And Abihu: Lev. 10:1-2

A. Arrival At Sinai: Exo. 19:1-2

B. The Ten Commandments Given: Exo. 20:1-17

C. The Tabernacle Was Built: Exo. 25-40

D. The Giving Of The Entire Law: Exo. 24:3-7

E. The People Were Numbered: Num. 1:45-47

3. The Conquest Of Canaan And The Time Of Judges:

A. Spies Sent Into Canaan: Num. 13-14

B. Wandering In The Wilderness: Num. 14:29-34

C. Joshua Leads Israel Into Canaan: Josh. 1:1-9

D. Governed By Judges: Acts 13:20

4. The United Monarchy:

*Saul And Amalek: 1 Sam. 15:1-24
*Uzzah And The Ark: 1 Chron. 13:1-10, 1 Chron. 15:13

A. Israel Demands A King: 1 Sam. 8:1-7

B. David Becomes King: 2 Sam. 5:1-3

C. Solomon Becomes King: 1 Kings 2:10-12

D. The Downfall Of Solomon: 1 Kings 11:1-13

5. The Divided Kingdom:

The Young Prophet: 1 Kings 13:1-24

Naaman The Leper: 2 Kings 5:1-24

Josiah: 2 Kings 22:1-20, 2 Kings 23:1-3

Daniel's Prophesy: Dan. 2:1-38

Daniel's Prophesy: Dan. 2:39, Dan. 5:30-31

A. The Kingdom Is Divided: 1 Kings 12

B. The Northern Kingdom Falls To Assyria: 2 Kings 17:6 (About 721 B.C.)

C. The Southern Kingdom Falls To Babylon: 2 Kings 24:10-16 (About 606 B.C.)

D. The Return From Captivity: Ezra 1:1-4

E. Spiritual Reforms: Neh. 8:1-8

F. The Greeks Rise To Power: Dan. 2:39, Dan. 8:5-8, 20-21

G. Roman Rule: Dan. 2:40-43

H. God's Kingdom At The Time Of Roman Empire: Dan. 2:44-45, Lk. 2:1-11, Mt. 3:1-3

Part 3 - The Life Of Christ And HIS Kingdom

 

  1. The Birth Of Christ:

A. Prophesies:

Birthplace: Mic. 5:2

Escaped Massacre: Jer. 31:15

Called Out Of Egypt: Hos. 11:1

B. Fulfillment:

Birthplace: Mt. 2:1, 4-6

Escaped Massacre: Mt. 2:16-18

Called Out Of Egypt: Mt. 2:13-15

2. From The Early Years Of Christ To His Baptism:

A. Summary Of His Childhood: Lk. 2:40-52

B. His Work As A Carpenter: Mk. 6:3

C. His Baptism: Lk. 3:21-23, Mt. 3:13-17

3. The Teaching Of Christ:

A. The Kingdom Soon To Come: Mt. 4:17, Mk. 9:1

B. The Moral Standards Of The Day Deficient: Mt. 4:23-7:29

4. The Rejection Of Christ:

A. For His Kingdom Claims: Jn. 19:14-15

B. For His Teaching: Mk. 6:1-3, Lk. 19:45-48

5. The Death Of Christ:

A. His Final Entrance Into Jerusalem: Mt. 21:1-11

B. His Trial Before Pilate: Jn. 18:33-38

C. His Crucifixion: Mt. 27:27-50

6. The Kingdom Of Christ:

A. The Resurrection Connection: II Sam. 7:12-13, Acts 2:29-36

B. The House Of God: Isa. 2:2-3, I Tim. 3:15, Acts 2:16-17, 47

C. The Kingdom His Church: Mt. 16:18-19, Col. 1:13

7. The King Has A New Law For His Kingdom:

A. The New Covenant Prophesied To Come: Jer. 31:31-34, Heb. 8:6-13

B. This Old Covenant Was Abolished: Heb. 10:9

C. Accomplished At The Death Of Christ: Col. 2:14, Heb. 9:15-17

 

 

Part 4 - God's Plan For Saving Man

 

 

 1. The Problem Of Sin:

A. Adam And Eve: Rom. 5:12, Ezek. 18:20

B. You And Me: Rom. 3:23, Gal. 5:19-21, Rom. 6:23

2. The Solution To Sin:

A. Christ's Death: Rom. 5:8, 2 Cor. 5:20-21

B. Your Obedience: Heb. 5:9, Rom. 1:16, II Thes. 1:7-9

3. The Form Of Doctrine:

A. Three Gospel Facts: 1 Cor. 15:1-4

B. How You Obey The Gospel: Rom. 6:17-18, Rom. 6:3-6

4. The Steps You Must Take:

A. Hear About Christ: Jn. 6:44-45

B. Believe In Christ: Jn. 3:16, Heb. 11:6

C. Repent And Turn To Christ: Acts 26:20, Lk. 13:3, 2 Cor. 7:10-11

D. Confess Your Faith In Christ: Rom. 10:9-10, Mt. 10:32-33

E. Be Baptized Into Christ: 1 Pet. 3:21, Acts 22:16

5. Examples In The New Covenant:

A. The Day Of Pentecost: Acts 2:22-47

B. Simon The Sorcerer: Acts 8:5-13

C. The Eunuch: Acts 8:26-40

D. The Philippian Jailor: Acts 16:25-33

E. Saul Of Tarsus: Acts 22:6-16

6. Some Will Not Obey The Gospel:

A. Not All Will Believe: Rom. 10:16

B. The Result Is Damnation: 1 Pet. 4:17-18

7. Some Will Obey And Then Fall Away:

A. A Fact Taught In Scripture: Lk. 8:11-14

B. The Result Is Damnation: 2 Pet. 2:20-22, Heb. 10:28-31

C. Those Fallen Can Return: Jas. 5:16-20, Acts 8:18-24

 

Part 5 - Christ's Kingdom, The Church

 

 

1. Christ Built Only One Church:

A. He Promised One: Mt. 16:18

B. Paul Taught One: Eph. 4:1-6, Col. 1:18

2. The Guide For Christ's Church:

A. One Mind: 1 Cor. 1:10-12

B. One Standard: 2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Pet. 1:3

C. Guided By God, Not Man: Jer. 10:23, Mt. 15:8-9

3. The Organization Of Christ's Church:

Christ The Head: Eph. 1:22-23

No Human Hierarchy: Mt. 20:25-27, Mt. 23:5-11

Philippi: Phil. 1:1

Elders Titus 1:5-9, 1 Pet. 5:1-3

Deacons: 1 Tim. 3:8-13

A. Universally: 1 Cor. 1:2

B. Locally: 1 Cor. 1:2

4. What Christ Named His Church:

A. A Family Name: Eph. 3:14-15

B. The Body Of Christ: 1 Cor. 12:27

C. The Church Of Christ: Rom. 16:16

D. The Church Of God: 2 Cor. 1:1

E. The Church Of The Firstborn: Heb. 12:23

5. Worship In Christ's Church:

A. Singing: Eph. 5:19, Col. 3:16

B. Prayer: 1 Cor. 14:15

C. Teaching: 1 Cor. 14:26-40

D. Communion: Acts 20:7, 1 Cor. 11:23-30

6. Contributing To Christ's Church:

A. Congregational Giving On Sunday: 1 Cor. 16:1-2

B. Generous Giving: 2 Cor. 9:6-7

7. Membership In Christ's Church:

A. Membership Is Important: Eph. 2:16

B. Become A Member By Being Saved: Acts 2:47