30 Day Guide: Introduction

By John Beckett

From the series 30 Day Guide

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INTRODUCTION The birth of a person spiritually is an experience beyond description. The Apostle Paul perhaps comes closest when he speaks of the believer as a “new creation.” “Behold,” he says, “all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

As with a natural birth, the period immediately following a spiritual birth can be a time of great risk. We don’t adapt instantly to our new environment. The change to a life in Christ takes time, patience and special care.

To help you get a good start, what follows is a brief, but powerful, series of life lessons called Next Steps: A 30-Day Guide to Spiritual Growth. This guide will enable you to begin your journey on a solid footing. It is designed for use each day for the next 30 days.

I wish Next Steps had been available to me when I came to Christ over 40 years ago. I know it would have accelerated my spiritual growth, and helped me avoid some dumb mistakes. My wife, Wendy, and I have now raised six children, and they have blessed us with 17 grandchildren. I’ve had a successful business career. But nothing has been a greater joy than walking with Christ, an adventure that continues to this day.

May you likewise find that joy.

Why not begin the next stage of your journey right now? Day 1, “Personal Transformation,” is waiting for you!

John D. Beckett

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To help you get a good start on your new life, this series is a set of brief but powerful lessons called Next Steps
Day 1: Personal Transformation
Lesson Guide