Discovery Studies

Discovery Questions / Agenda

IN - Accountability

1. High-Light: What’s going well? What can I be thankful for?
How did you experience God this week? (‘Kairos’ moment)
2. Low-Light: What’s not going well? What is my greatest need? What has been stressful or challenging for me? Anything to confess? How can we help? è Prayer (person on left or right)
3. Christ-Light: How did it go with your “I will…” statement? Who did you share with? How did it go?
4. Social-Light: Did you/we meet a social/community need?

UP - Transformation

5. Read
6. Re-Read
7. Re-tell: paraphrase; did we miss anything?
a. 1 thing…
b. ?: questions or difficulties
c. “God is…so what?”
d. “We are…so what?”
9. Remember: tagline


10. Reform: “I Will…” If this passage is true…
a. How does this change how I see God?
b. How does this change how I treat others?
c. How does this change how we live?
d. What will you do? “
I will…
e. What will we do? “
We will…
     S.P.E.C.K. [Sin; Promise; Example; Command; Knowledge]
11. “I Can Share…” Who needs to hear this story/lesson? When? How?
12. When and Where shall we next meet?    
  1. Discover the 7 Journeys
    Discover the 7 Journeys

Journey 1: Discovering God
From Earner to Heir - TRUST

Genesis 1:1-31 God creates the world – designed for good
Genesis 2:4-24 God creates humanity in His image – designer image
Genesis 3:1-13 Sin Separates – disobedience, damaged by evil
Genesis 3:14-24 Judgement: Sin’s Consequences - death
Genesis 6:5-22 God Grieved by His creation
Genesis 7:1-22 God saves Noah’s family
Genesis 8:13-22;9:1-19 Covenant with Noah
Genesis 12:1-8;15:1-6;17:1-7 God’s Covenant with Abraham
Genesis 22:1-19 Abraham Gives His son as Offering
Exodus 12:1-28 God Spares His People
Exodus 20:1-21 God’s Instructions
Leviticus 4:1-35 The Sin Offering
2 Samuel 7:9-19 Davidic Covenant
Ezekiel 37:1-14 Dry Bones
Ezekiel 47 River of Life
Hosea 3:1-5 Despite our constant unfaithfulness God provides a way for us to come back
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:25-28 New Covenant
Isaiah 53 God’s Righteous Servant
Luke 1:26-38;2:1-20; Matthew 1:17-25 Jesus’ Virgin Birth
Matthew 3; John 1:29-34 Jesus is Baptised
Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus is Tested
John 3:1-21 Jesus and the Religious Leader
John 4:1-26,39-42 Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
Luke 5:17-26 Jesus and the Paralysed Man (power over illnesses)
Mark 4:35-41 Jesus Calms the Storm (power over creation)
Mark 5:1-20 Jesus and the Demoniac (power over evil spirits)
Mark 6:30-44 Jesus Feeds the 5,000 (power over provision/needs)
7S-1: John 2:1-12 Jesus turns water into wine
7S-2: John 4:46-54 Jesus heals the Official’s son
7S-3: John 5:1-17 Jesus heals the man at the pool
7S-4: John 6:1-15, 25-27 Jesus feeds the multitudes
7S-5: John 6:16-25 Jesus crosses the sea
7S-6: John 9:1-41 Jesus heals the blind man
7S-7: John 11:1-46 Jesus raises Lazarus (power over life and death)

Luke 7:36-50 Jesus Forgives a Prostitute
Luke 8:4-15 How do we Respond?
Matthew 9:9-13 Who does Jesus Call?
Luke 12:13-34 Where is Lasting Wealth?
Luke 10:25-37 Who is my Neighbour? The Good Terrorist (Samaritan)
Luke 18:9-14 Who does God accept? A Tale of Two Men
Matthew 18:21-35 Forgiveness
Matthew 16:21-17:9 A Hard Road / Gospel
Luke 18:18-30; 19:1-10 Two Ways to be Rich
Luke 9:57-62 The Cost of Following Jesus
Luke 14:25-35 The Cost of Following Jesus
Matthew 26:17-30 Last Supper
John 18:1-19:16 Betrayal of Jesus
Luke 23:32-56 Jesus is crucified
Luke 24:1-35 Jesus Overcomes Death
Luke 24:36-53; Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus’ Commission
Acts 17:16-34 God is the Ruler of All Things
Luke 15:11-32 God longs for our return
John 3:1-21 New Birth/Life – We have a Choice
Romans 3:21-31 Justified by faith
Tribulation Revelation 7:9-17
New Earth Revelation 21

Journey 2: Discovering Obedience
The Commands of Christ    

1. Repent and Believe (Acts 2:22-41) Luke 7:36-50
Commands: Mark 1:15; Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Acts 2:38; Acts 17:30; 2 Corinthians 7:8-11
2. Be Baptised (Acts 8:26-40)
Commands: Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:1-5; Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:26-29; 1 Peter 3:21-22
3. The Lord’s Supper (Luke 22:1-22)
Commands: Luke 22:19-20; Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-22; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
4. Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15)
Commands: Matthew 6:9-13; Matthew 5:44; Matthew 6:5-13; Luke 18:1-8; Romans 8:26; Romans 12:12; Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; James 5:13-18
5. Be Generous/Give Generously (2 Corinthians 9:6-15) Mark 12:41-44
Commands: Luke 6:38; Psalm 16:5; Matthew 6:1-4; Acts 4:34-35; Malachi 3:6-10; Matthew 23:23-24; Acts 20:35; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
6. Love everyone Luke 10:25-37
Commands: Matthew 22:37-39; God: Deuteronomy 6:5-9; Joshua 22:5; Psalms 31:23; Others: Leviticus 19:9-18; Matthew 5:43-48; John 13:34-35; John 15:13; Romans 12:9-21; Romans 13:8-10; 1 Peter 1:22; Both: Matthew 22:37-40
7. Witness / Find the Person of Peace Luke 10:1-20; Acts 1:1-14
8. Make Disciples (John 15:1-17) John 4:4-42
Commands: Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 10:24-25; Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 6:40; Luke 14:26-27; Luke 14:33; John 8:31-32; John 13:35; John 15:8
9. Persevere Acts 5:27-42
Commands: John 15:18-19; John 16:33; James 1:12; Hebrews 12:1-2; Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 11:27-29
10. Gather/Assemble as the Church Acts 2:41-47
Commands: Hebrews 10:24-25

  1. Learn and Memorise this Commands and Church of Christ Diagram
    Learn and Memorise this Commands and Church of Christ Diagram

Journey 2: Discovering Obedience
From Self-Hearted to Soft-Hearted - OBEY    

Mark 7:17-23 God’s work starts at our core and moves outward
Luke 9:21-25 Following Jesus is a life of surrender
Luke 18:9-14 True understanding of ourselves creates humility before God
Ephesians 2:1-10 We must recognise and attack our old way of thinking
1 John 2:1-6 Obedience is God’s love language
Psalm 119:1-8 What God says, matters most
Romans 12:1-2 Surrender is doing God’s will
Proverbs 3:5-6 Obedience is trusting God rather than self
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 My body is God’s dwelling place on this earth

Journey 3: Discovering Witnessing
From Receiver to Giver - SHARE 

Matthew 28:18-20 Go teach the world to obey Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:11-21 We are to join God in reconciling the world.
Matthew 5:13-16 Serving others brings to light the change in us.
1 Corinthians 9:19-23 The mission should mould my relationships.
Luke 10:1-10 Jesus calls us to the spiritually interested.
Acts 1:6-8 All of Jesus’ followers were commissioned the talk about him.
John 4:27-37 People are ready to hear about reconnecting with the Father in heaven.
Luke 19:1-10 Jesus came to find and reconnect people to God
Matthew 9:35-38 Jesus viewed people has helpless and harassed.

Journey 4: Discovering Partnership
From Isolation to Family/Community - RELATE 

Mark 2:1-12 Sacrifice and commitment mark relationships of Jesus’ followers
Hebrews 10:24-25 Building agitational relationships is essential the spiritual journey
Philippians 2:3-8 Jesus’ sacrifice sets the standard for our relating
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Strength is found in relationships not isolation
Acts 2:41-47 Life together around the Bible sustains a life of healthy community
John 13:34-35 When love defines our relationship, Jesus is recognized as our leader
1 Peter 1:22; 3:8; 4:9; 5:5 The quality of our relating to “one another” defines us as Jesus’ followers
Ephesians 4:2; 4:32; 5:21 The quality of our relating to “one another” defines us as Jesus’ followers
Romans 12:9-21 Obedience to Jesus is seen in our relating with love.

Journey 5: Discovering Service
From Consumer to Producer - SERVE 

Luke 12:13-21 The abundant life Jesus promised is a life that is rich toward God
Luke 8:4-15 The fruitfulness of my life is determined by the nature of my soil
Romans 12:3-8 I must use the gifts God has given me to experience the riches of his family
Luke 19:11-28 I am entrusted by God as his steward in this world and my gifts.
1 Peter 4:7-11 God’s gifts are to be used for His purposes for his Kingdom
Galatians 3:26-29 There is no caste system in God’s family all are heirs.
1 Peter 2:1-9 God calls his family to be “priest” to spread his message
Matthew 28:16-20 We are all called to the process of making followers of Christ
Matthew 23:14-30 we are called to invest what God has given us for his purposes

Journey 6: Discovering Generosity
From Charitable to Extravagant- GIVE

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Romans 8:32 God demonstrates a generous heart in gift of his Son
Matthew 6:19-34 We can trust God with everything we have because he shows himself trustworthy
Luke 18:18-30 Money is a rival God that can keep us from God’s family
2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Our generosity is a natural reflection of what God is doing to and for us.
Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 Life’s pursuit apart from God leads to futility
Proverbs 6:6-11 Preparation and frugality are the signs of God’s control of our money
1 Timothy 6:6-10 The desire for money can rob us from a life with God
Mark 12:41-43 Great sacrifice comes out of our poverty
2 Corinthians 8:1-15 It is a privilege and responsibility to give to God’s work

Journey 7: Discovering Discipleship
From Traveller to Guide - DISCIPLE 

Matthew 28:16-20 Disciple making is normal for the follower of Christ
Luke 14:25-34 Access to life with God requires a death on a daily basis
2 Timothy 2:1-10 Following Jesus means leaving a legacy of in the lives of others.
John 15:1-17 Essential to making disciple makers is learning to stay connected to the source of fruit bearing
Matthew 5:1-16 Transforming the internal character of a disciple is crucial to the making disciple makers.
2 Corinthians 5:16-20 We have the privilege of joining God as he reconciles the world to himself.
Hebrews 5:11-14 Full devotion and regular growth are normal for the follower of Christ
Matthew 7:15-28 Doing what Jesus said is the litmus test of a disciple making disciple.    

Journey 8: Discovering Leadership
From Leaner to Leader - LEAD