Challenging Questions People Ask
Lesson 5"New Christian" Questions
This week our study will be more focused on the kinds of questions new students of the Bible have asked me over time. While they may seem trivial to more ďmatureĒ Christians they serve a deeper need coming from a new believer whoís trying to begin the journey of understanding God, Jesus and the Bible, Godís Holy Word. Iím hoping that these will help you help other new believers as God draws them to you.
Hereís a brief list of questions Iíve been asked. See if you can discern the answers as we search Godís Word together:
- "Why do I see that some peopleís Bibles have red letters in the print? Is that a special type of Bible?" (Do a Google search on Louis Klopsch.)
- What did Luke 22:20 have to do with the Red Letter Edition of the Bible?
- What other Christian activities was Louis Klopsch involved in?
- In many study Bibles today as you read specific Old Testament verses, a star (sometimes a red star) is printed by the verse or verses. What does it indicate?
- How is Louis Klopsch attempting to tie the Old and New Testaments together in a way that had never had been done before, and why?
- What is Louis Klopsch referring to when he refers to the "Scarlet Thread of Redemption" in the Old Testament?
- "Why is one section of the Bible called the 'Old' Testament and one called the 'New' Testament?"
We can see then from studying about the Red Letter version and the difference between the Old and New Testaments that Christ is the central theme throughout the Bible, not just the New Testament. And if weíre to gain a deeper understanding of Godís plan for us and all of His creation we need to fully understand the complete Word of God, Old and New Testaments. Doing so will make us fall in love with Jesus all over again.
I pray that this week youíll find a new believer or a person seeking Christ and will be able to apply this in your effort to minister to their needs. There is nothing more exciting than helping a new believer grow or a seeker find Jesus; and I pray this is the week God will bless you with that work.
Thanks to all of you for your faithful study of His Holy Word. May God continue to bless you as you study with us.