Basics - Seven Truths That Will Transform Your Life (Discussion Guide)

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Presenting Seven Truths that Will Transform Your Life. 
For today's audience we have developed this small group curriculum. Adapted from the best-selling discipleship materials written by Bill Bright (like the Transferable Concepts and the Ten Basic Steps Toward Christian Maturity) BASICS is a seven-lesson series in one easy-to-use workbook.
It's the ideal curriculum for:
• Launching small groups with a 7-week study
• Using in new believers' or new member classes
• Helping a new disciple be able to understand and articulate the fundamental truths of the Christian faith
• Using as introductory training for multiplying disciples
Instead of a separate leader's and participant workbook, the BASICS curriculum consists of a single version Discussion Guide. Why? A blank workbook is merely a canvas for what will become participant notes, and then, by the end of the study, a leader's guide for the next group. There is no reason why each of your group's participants can't lead their own BASICS group study when they're finished participating in the initial group.
Topics covered in the study include:
Lesson 1 gives the group a framework for understanding a believer's true identity, and security, in the Person and work of Christ. Helpful diagrams illustrate powerful truths of what it means when a person comes to Christ and how His work in their lives trumps everything else.
Your group will find the content of the BASICS study a breath of fresh air. Lesson 2 of the workbook helps you understand the concept of Spiritual Breathing. Learn how experiencing God's ongoing love and forgiveness is a biblical inhale and exhale away.
Holy Spirit
Because Spirit-filled living is the key to a dynamic and powerful Christian life, BASICS guides new or young believers to a better understanding of the Holy Spirit and His role in our lives. Again, helpful diagrams also help to visually explain the difference between a "worldly" Christian who is living a self-directed life and a submitted Christian, living a Christ-directed life in the power of the Holy Spirit. 
BASICS walks the group through what Scripture has to say about what prayer is, and how it impacts their lives. Your group will be encouraged as they learn together how to pray effectively to see real change occur before their eyes. 
Bible Study
Because being able to read and have a personal Bible study for oneself is one of the most important skills that the members of your group can take away from this series, lesson 5 is devoted to helping the Christian understand how to study the Bible effectively.
Want your group to come away from this study with a biblical understanding of the stewardship of their time, talent, and resources? Lesson 6 covers the subject of generosity, a term that has a specific, powerful meaning in the Christian context. Your group will learn that biblical generosity is in fact rejoicing in God's abundance and sharing His resources.
Spiritual Multiplication
Lesson 7 encourages your group to multiply, and trains each person with simple, beginning steps how to share their faith with those around them. Your group members will leave the study with the proper understanding that they themselves are responsible for helping to fulfill the Great Commission.
Author: Bill Bright
Paperback: 18 pages
Dimensions/Weight: 21.6 x 28.0 x 0.3 cm / 91g
Publisher/Date: Cru Press / 2014
Language: English