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.

1 Gen 1:1-25 Creation:   God created the World
2 Gen 2:4-24 Creation: Creation of Man
3 Gen 3:1-13 The Fall: First sin and judgement
4 Gen 3:14-24 The Fall: Judgement of a sinful world
5 Gen 6:1 – 9:17 The Fall: The flood
6 Gen 12:1-8, 15:1-6 Redemption: God’s promise to Abram
7 Gen 22:1-19 Redemption: Abraham offers Isaac as a Sacrifice
8 Ex 12:1-28 Redemption: The promise of Passover
9 Ex 20:1-21 Redemption: The ten Commandments
10 Lev 4:1-35 Redemption: The sacrificial system
11 Is 53 Redemption: Isaiah Foreshadows the coming promise
12 Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-20 Redemption: The birth of Jesus
13 Mt 3, John 1:29-34 Redemption: Jesus is Baptised
14 Mt 4:1-11 Redemption: The temptation of Christ
15 John 3:1-21 Redemption: Jesus and Nicodemus
16 John 4: 1-26, 39-42 Redemption: Jesus and the Woman at the well
17 Luke 5:17-26 Redemption: Jesus forgives and heals
18 Mark 4:35-41 Redemption: Jesus calms the storm
19 Mark 5:1-20 Redemption: Jesus casts out evil spirits
20 John 11:1-44 Redemption: Jesus raises Lazurus from the dead
21 Matthew 26:26-30 Redemption: The first Lord’s supper
22 John 18 – 19:16 Redemption: Jesus is betrayed and condemned
23 Luke 23:32-56 Redemption: Jesus is crucified
24 Luke 24:1-35 Redemption: Jesus Conquers Death
25 Luke 24:36-53 Redemption: Jesus appears and ascends
26 John 3:1-21 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.