Discovery Bible Study for New Believers

This discovery bible study series for new believers or for groups that want to increase their discipling focus.

Jesus says – Learn to obey the 7 basic commands of Jesus. Keep sharing Jesus with people on your list.

  1. Learn and do – John 14:15-21
  2. Repent. Believe. Follow. Mark 1:14-17, Ephesians 2:1-10
  3. Be baptized – Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:26-38
  4. Love God. Love people – Luke 10:25-37

Jesus also says – Learn to obey the 7 basic commands of Jesus. Keep sharing Jesus with people on your list.

  1. Talk with God – Matthew 6:9-13. Learn and practice Jesus’ model prayer
  2. Remember and commemorate Jesus – Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
  3. Give – Acts 4:32-37
  4. Pass it on – Matthew 28:18-20

Follow as I follow – Make disciples. Pass on to others what you have learned. Teach these people to pass it on too.

  1. Find a disciple – 2 Timothy 1:1-14
  2. Pass it on – 2 Timothy 2:1-4, 14-16
  3. Teach them to teach others – 2 Timothy 3:1-17
  4. Hard times – 2 Timothy 4:1-22

Multiply your three thirds group – Gather your disciples into new groups.

  1. Get started and make a plan – Luke 10:1-11. Listen to Jesus’ instructions as you start a new group.
  2. Gather together – Acts 2:14-47
  3. Person of Peace – Mark 5:1-20, 6:53-56. Look for people willing to share their story about Jesus. Start a group with that person & their friends & family.
  4. Who is ready – Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Lead – Learn how to lead a three thirds group.

  1. Model (lead like this) – John 13:1-17
  2. Model (don’t lead like this) – 3 John 5-14
  3. Assist – Mark 4:35-41
  4. Watch – Luke 10:1-11, 17, 20
  5. Leave – Matthew 25:14-30

Go: local – Learn how to reach your local community.

  1. Go: local – Acts 1:1-8
  2. Help the poor. Share the good news – Luke 7:11-23
  3. Go where God sends – Acts 10:9-48
  4. Go with a plan – Acts 13:1-3, 32-33, 38-39; 14:21-23, 26-27

Go: global – Learn how to reach the ends of the earth.

  1. Go: global – Acts 1:1-8, Matthew 28:19-20
  2. Go where God sends – Acts 8:26-38
  3. God loves every people group – John 4:4-30, 39-41
  4. Go with a plan – Acts 13:1-3, 32-33, 38-39; 14:21-23, 26-27

Remember the basics – Learn what to do when you meet.

  1. Jesus is first – Philippians 2:1-11
  2. Talk with God – Matthew 6:9-13
  3. Community – Hebrews 10:23-25
  4. The Bible – 2 Timothy 3:10-17

Commit – Learn to stay strong and keep following Jesus.

  1. Disobedience – Jonah 1
  2. Commit – Jonah 2
  3. Obey – Jonah 3
  4. Obey all the way – Jonah 4
  5. Use it or lose it – Matthew 25:14-30

WHERE NEXT?

Choose your own Bible passages and keep meeting. Use the same questions and group meeting format. Don’t stop meeting.