In all probability, someone has given this study guide to youimmediately following your decision to die with Jesus Christ inbaptism. You have just come forth from the water and allyour sins have been forgiven and there is now a new powerat work in your life, the Holy Spirit of God! You were willingto “count yourself nothing” and now God has raised you up tolife on higher plains.One of the things a disciple of Jesus learns very quickly is thatthere is much that he or she doesn’t know or understand. You too will learn this, but it should in no way discourage you.It just means you have a lifetime of growing and developingahead. It will never become boring. God’s love is wide anddeep and long and high. (See Ephesians 3:17—19). Themore we grasp his love, the better it all becomes.This study guide is designed to help you have some directioneach day for the next forty days as you start listening to thevoice of God as he speaks to your whole life. Why forty days?We have picked this because that was the length of testingJesus himself went through following his own baptism. (SeeMatthew 4:1—11). He passed victoriously through that test-ing because he knew the Word of God and each time Satancame, he drove him away by using the very words of theScripture. Satan will make his attack on you. He knows youare young and more vulnerable, but God is with you and withthe weapons of righteousness in the right hand and left, youcan defeat anything that would take your new life from you.Determine right now that you are going to make this a richand powerful study. Open wide your heart and let God dowith you all he wants to do. Make sure that you have adefinite time and definite place reserved each day to bestudying the Scriptures so you can keep hearing the Word of God. Don’t let anything or anyone keep you from this mostcrucial time. You will be greatly helped if you buy a notebook to put this booklet in along with your notes.
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