Discovery Bible Study 

OVERVIEW. The Bible is a book unlike any other through which we can engage with the person of God by hearing his voice behind every passage. In this way, engaging with the Bible is a key way to hear God's voice. Discovery Bible Study is a simple set of questions to make engaging with the Bible approachable and relevant to what God is speaking and doing in our lives today. In answering these questions, the intention isn’t to just recite knowledge learned or a “right answer” but to share what God is revealing and speaking to you in a passage. Through sharing and discussion, we bring others into our personal journeys of hearing God.

PRACTICE. Ephesians 2:11-22
Note: Often, Discovery Bible Study is practiced in a group setting; however, these questions are still helpful guides for us to consider as we read any passage of the Bible on our own. Also, for the sake of the practice, we have given you Ephesians 2 to start, but these questions apply to any passage.

Group Practice: Split into groups of 8 or fewer if necessary. Together, read out loud Ephesians 2:11-22. Pause for a minute or two after for individual reflection. Consider reading two different translations aloud.

Here are some questions for group discussion:
  • What does this passage say about God?
  • What do we learn about ourselves and others?
  • What stands out to you and how could that change you?

Individual Practice: This week, try using these questions to help illuminate what God is speaking to you through the Bible. If you need a place to start, try doing a chapter or passage at a time from the book of John.
We practiced Discovery Bible Study as part of our Hearing God series. To learn more, feel free to check out that sermon!