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Basic Training

Anyone that has spent time in the military remembers basic training.

What do you think about when you hear the term “Basic Training”?

Basic Training
++Running
++Push ups
++Drill Sergeants
While Basic training is designed for both physical and mental toughness, this is not it’s overall purpose.

What is the purpose of Basic Training?

The Purpose of Basic Training
++Preparation for warfare
++Provision of the tools needed to Survive
Demanding
++Positioning each recruit for victory

Why do we need the basics?

John 3:1–3 KJV 1900
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
The new birth requires new skills
++It doesn’t mean starting over
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++It means starting fresh
2 Corinthians
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV 1900
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
As a new creation in Christ
++We have been enlisted
++We have been given Authority
++We have been given Power
++We have been given a new start
Matthew 9:17 KJV 1900
17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
Matt

What Did God promise to do for his people?

Ezekiel 11:19 KJV 1900
19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
Ezekiel 36:26 KJV 1900
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
What did God P
God promised that he would new things in us.
God promised that he would new things in us.
++A New Spirit
++A New Heart
Ezekiel 11:19
Ezekiel 11:19 KJV 1900
19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
Ezekiel 36:26 KJV 1900
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

How will he do it?

He will
++Pour in his spirit
++Displace the old Spirit.

Basis Training is a time of extreme change.

2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV 1900
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
The first step of Basis Training
1 Corinthians 9:25–26 KJV 1900
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
The first step of Basis Training

Mastery is not an isolated event

Temperance in all things include
++Physical
++Mental
++Emotional
++Social

The first step of Basis Training

The first step of Basis Training

Reality Check

You have joined a fighting force
++Training is always hard
++Only hard training is fulfilling
2 Timothy 2:3 KJV 1900
3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
No pain no gain
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No pain no gain
++Pain is an indicator of effort
++When training requires no effort there is little perceived benefit.
2 Corinthians 10:4 KJV 1900
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
1 Corinthians 10:1 KJV 1900
1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
col 10:1
You will need
You will need
You will need
++things that you did not need before
++To know things you didn’t need to know before
++To do things you didn’t have to do before
++To go places you haven’t been before
Orientation
++Orientation
++What happened when you accepted Jesus
++What is the meaning of Salvation
++How can you be sure of Salvation
How do I deal with
++Temptation
++sin
+Failure
+Know Gods Voice
++Know God’s Will
Learning the importance of love
++Our Thought life
++Our Conversation
++Our Witness

Introduction To A New Life

What must we do to accept Jesus as Savior?

John 3:16 KJV 1900
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John
Romans 3:23 KJV 1900
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
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Mark 1:15 KJV 1900
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Mark 1:
Ephesians 2:8 KJV 1900
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Romans 9:9–10 KJV 1900
9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son. 10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
Romans
We must enlist.
We must enlist.
We must enlist.
++ Know that God loves you
++Acknowledge and repent of your sins
++Accept Jesus Christ as Savior
++Believe what you are doing in your heart
++Openly Confess Christ to Others
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