DBS Scriptures and questions

Scriptures to study
Genesis 1:1-25
The creation story. God created the world.
Genesis 2:4-24
The creation story. The creation of man.
Genesis 3:1-13
The fall. The first sin and judgment.
Genesis 3:14-24
The fall. Judgment of a sinful world.
Genesis 6:1 – 9:17
The fall. The flood.
Genesis 12:1-8; 15:1-6
Redemption: God’s promise to Abram
Genesis 22:1-19
Redemption: Abraham offers Isaac as a sacrifice
Exodus 12:1-28
Redemption: The promise of passover.
Exodus 20:1-21
Redemption: The ten commandments.
Leviticus 4:1-35
Redemption: The sacrificial system
Isaiah 53
Redemption: Isaiah foreshadows the coming promise.
Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-20
Redemption: The birth of Jesus
Matthew 3; John 1:29-34
Redemption: Jesus is baptized
Matthew 4:1-11
Redemption: The temptation of Christ
John 3:1-21
Redemption: Jesus and Nicodemus
John 4:1-26, 39-42
Redemption: Jesus and the woman at the well.
Mark 4:35-41
Redemption: Jesus calms the storm
Mark 5:1-20
Redemption: Jesus casts out evil spirits
Luke 5:17-26
Redemption: Jesus forgives and heals
John 11:1-44
Redemption: Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead
Matthew 26:26-30
Redemption: The first Lord’s supper
John 18:1 – 19:16
Redemption: Jesus is betrayed and condemned
Luke 23:32-56
Redemption: Jesus is crucified
Luke 24:1-35
Redemption: Jesus conquers death
Luke 24:36-53
Redemption: Jesus appears and ascends
John 3:1-21
Redemption: We have a choice
Discovery Bible Study Questions
Opening
What are you thankful for this week?
What has stressed you out this week? What do you need for things to be better?
What are the needs of the people in your community?
How can we help each other with the needs we expressed?
What did we talk about last week?
Did you change anything in your life as a result of last week’s story?
Did you get a chance to share the story with … (the person they identified)?
We identified several needs last week and planned to meet those needs. How did it go?
This week’s scripture
Let’s see what the Bible teaches us this week. Read this week’s passage.
Ask for someone to retell the passage in their own words as though he were telling a friend who wasn’t in the meeting.
Do you agree with that retelling? Anything left out? Anything added?
As long as they don’t miss a key component of the passage, continue.
If something is missing, reread the passage.
If something is added, ask, “Where did you find that in the passage?
What do you like about this passage?
What do you not like? Or are confused about?
What does this passage teach us about God?
What does this passage teach us about humanity?
If we believe the passage is from God, how must we change?
Wrap-Up
Who are you going to share this passage with before we meet again?
When do you want to meet again?