Discovery Group

Learn what the Bible has to say through a Discovery Bible Study

Ready for discovery?

Through a Discovery Group, you'll meet with 2-3 people for a simple Bible Study. As your group walks through a short set of 7 questions together, you will...


  • discover the teachings of the Bible,
  • be challenged to obey what you learn,
  • and be encouraged to share what you've learned with others.
Introduction to a Discovery Bible Study

Let's Begin

Take a few minutes to catch up with one another.


  • Share a recent highlight and lowlight.
  • Review progress on commitments.
  • Review previous study.

Use some SOAP

The letters of SOAP profile an effective, and easy to remember outline for engaging with the Bible.

Study

  • Read a passage (see suggested lists below).
  • Retell the passage from memory.

Observe

1) “What does this scripture tell me about God and/or His plan?”

2) “What does this scripture tell me about people?”

Apply

3) “If this scripture is truly from God, how will I apply and/or obey it?” (“I will…”)

4) “Who needs to hear this scripture, and when will I share it?”

Pray

5) “What’s a current need in my community?”

6) “In addition to prayer, how can we help meet this need?”


“Let’s pray…”

Wrap it up

Before everyone goes their separate ways, be sure to ask:


7) “When will we meet again?”

Study Lists

Genesis to Jesus

This list is a good place to start. It's designed to show who God is, who man is, what God expects of man, and why Jesus died for us. 


  1. Genesis 1:1-27, God Creates
  2. Genesis 2:4-24, God Creates Man and Woman
  3. Genesis 3:1-13, The Fall: Man and Woman Eat the Fruit
  4. Genesis 3:14-24, The Fall: God’s Curses
  5. Genesis 6:5-8, God Regrets His Creation
  6. Genesis 6:9-8:14, God Saves Noah and His Family
  7. Genesis 8:15-9:17, God’s Covenant with Noah
  8. Genesis 12:1-8, 15:1-6, 17:1-7, God’s Covenant with Abram
  9. Genesis 22:1-19, Abraham Gives Son as an Offering
  10. Exodus 12:1-28, God Saves His People
  11. Exodus 20:1-21, The Ten Commandments 
  12. Leviticus 4:1-35, The Sin Offering
  13. Psalm 23:1-6, God is our Shepherd 
  14. Isaiah 53, The Suffering Servant 
  15. Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-20, Jesus is Born
  16. Matt 3; John 1:29-34, Jesus is Baptized
  17. Matthew 4:1-11, Jesus is Tempted by the Devil
  18. John 3:1-21, Jesus and the Religious Leader
  19. John 4:1-26; 39-42, Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
  20. Luke 5:17-26, Jesus and the Paralyzed Man
  21. Mark 4:35-41, Jesus Calms the Storm
  22. Mark 5:1-20, Jesus and the Man with Evil Spirits
  23. John 11:1-44, Jesus Raises a Man from the Dead
  24. Matthew 26:26-30, Jesus Talks about His Betrayal and the Covenant
  25. John 18:1-19:16, Jesus is Betrayed and Faces Trial
  26. Luke 23:32-56, Jesus is Crucified
  27. Luke 24:1-35, Jesus is Resurrected
  28. Luke 24:36-53, Jesus Appears to Disciples and Ascends to Heaven
  29. John 3:1-21, Enter into the Kingdom God