The Discovery Bible study was originally created overseas in order to give people seeking Jesus a way to discover Jesus. It can be used in all sorts situations from a group of lost people studying the Bible (under the influence of a disciple maker) to new believers classes, to youth groups and Sunday Schools. I’m not sure who first came up with it, but I ran into this form of it from Contagious Disciple Making whose information is listed below.
Discovery Bible Study – This is the copy you give to be used by seekers.
Discovery Bible Study with DNA – This is the copy you use or give to someone who wants to understand Discovery Bible Studies.
The Discovery Bible study is usually used with a chronological story set designed to take a person from Creation and the fall of man to the resurrection of Christ. Each story set has to be adapted to the culture or people group using it, but here are two lists you can consider starting with.
Calvary Road Ministries has two story sets that can be used. You can see their first story list here.
From Contagious Disciple Making. This book has a whole chapter on starting Discovery groups and using the Discovery Bible Study. It is one of my favorite books on disciple making. Also, check out their website for other useful information.
||Creation: God created the World
||Creation: Creation of Man
||The Fall: First sin and judgement
||The Fall: Judgement of a sinful world
||Gen 6:1 – 9:17
||The Fall: The flood
||Gen 12:1-8, 15:1-6
||Redemption: God’s promise to Abram
||Redemption: Abraham offers Isaac as a Sacrifice
||Redemption: The promise of Passover
||Redemption: The ten Commandments
||Redemption: The sacrificial system
||Redemption: Isaiah Foreshadows the coming promise
||Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-20
||Redemption: The birth of Jesus
||Mt 3, John 1:29-34
||Redemption: Jesus is Baptised
||Redemption: The temptation of Christ
||Redemption: Jesus and Nicodemus
||John 4: 1-26, 39-42
||Redemption: Jesus and the Woman at the well
||Redemption: Jesus forgives and heals
||Redemption: Jesus calms the storm
||Redemption: Jesus casts out evil spirits
||Redemption: Jesus raises Lazurus from the dead
||Redemption: The first Lord’s supper
||John 18 – 19:16
||Redemption: Jesus is betrayed and condemned
||Redemption: Jesus is crucified
||Redemption: Jesus Conquers Death
||Redemption: Jesus appears and ascends
||Redemption: We have a choice
Contact us if you have questions or need help using it. Maybe sometime in the near future, we will do a podcast episode on it.