Whenever someone accepts the Lord Jesus as their savior and Lord, they become a brand new person. 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” This ‘new person’ has the Holy Spirit dwelling within them to give a desire to learn about the Lord and an ability to understand God’s Word. Even the newborn babe in Christ has the ability to understand precious truths that unbelievers just cannot comprehend. 1 Corinthians 2:14 tells us, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

To those who are young in the faith, those who are newly saved, we have these words in 1 Peter 2:2, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” This is an encouragement from the Lord to the newly saved people. New Christians, although not having a lot of knowledge, should desire, or long for, knowledge from and about the Lord. With this hunger for the Word of God, a babe in Christ is able to understand wonderful truths from God’s Word.

The newborn babe in Christ needs milk. These are things that are easy to be understood and easy to digest. The new believer needs to know about his savior. I suggest you lead this new convert into reading one of the Gospels, preferably the Gospel of John. Here, this new believer will learn much about the Lord’s person, His power, His love, and the great sacrifice of Himself on the cross of Calvary.

The Lord said in Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me…” The Lord also said in John 5:39, “Search the scripturesthey are they which testify of me.” It is so important for the new convert to learn about Christ Himself. In fact, we should never tire of learning more about the Lord Jesus, no matter how long we have been saved.

Once a new believer has a good sense of the person and work of Christ, you should lead them to be constantly in God’s Word, learning and growing each day. As knowledge is added, the ability to learn ‘deeper’ truths increases. 1 Corinthians 2:10 tells us, “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” By word and by example, show this new believer the importance of studying God’s Word each day. When we are obedient to the truths the Lord gives us, He will give us more truth. He will teach us ‘the deep things of God.’

It’s important to have a schedule of studying God’s Word each day. Perhaps you can recommend some books of the Bible for this new convert to read. After reading one of the Gospels, you could have them read the book of Genesis. After reading Genesis, have this person read the book of Romans. It’s good to read books from both the New Testament and the Old Testament.

You can be sure that this new convert will have plenty of questions. Study your Bible well so that you can be ready to answer questions. 1 Peter 3:15 says, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” Be ready. Try to anticipate questions and be prepared to answer them from the Word of God. As the Apostle Paul said to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:2, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” I pray the Lord will guide you as you work to build up this babe in Christ. (163.3)