Discovery Bible Method

Learn a simple, structured way of opening the Bible with someone to help them encounter God through His living Word.

Discovery Bible Method (DBM) allows participants to discover God’s truth for themselves, rather than relying on a leader. As the leader, you are there to empower them and to pray, not to have all the answers.

It’s best to start with two or three people, or coach one person to do DBM with their community. Try to reach a community, not just an individual.

The DBM method is as simple as A-B-C

Not sure where to start? Here are some suggested passages:

Genesis 1:1-5 First day of creation

Genesis 1:27-31 God makes man and woman

Genesis 3:1-9 Adam and Eve sin

Exodus 3:1-6 Moses and the burning bush

1 Samuel 16:2-13 Samuel annoints David

1 Samuel 17: 32-37 David kills Goliath

1 Kings 18:30-39 Elijah calls on God

Psalms 23:1-6 God as our good shepherd

Psalms 139:1-10 God’s knowledge of us

Psalms 139:13-18 God was there before our birth

Isaiah 53:3-9 Jesus sacrifice and death foretold

Luke 1:26-38 The birth of Jesus

Matthew 3:11-16 The baptism of Jesus

Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus is tempted

Matthew 6:9-15 Jesus teaches us how to pray

Matthew 26:27-30 Jesus and His disciples – last supper

Mark 4: 35-41 Jesus calms the storm

Luke 5:17-26 Jesus heals a paralysed man

Luke 10:30-37 Parable of the good Samaritan

Luke 15:11-31 The story of the lost sons

Luke 18:35-42 Jesus heals a blind beggar

Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaeus meets Jesus

John 1:1-14 Jesus coming to earth

John 3:1-8 Jesus and Nicodemus

John 3:16-21 God’s incredible love for us

John 5:1-9 Healing at the pool of Bethesda

John 6:5-13 Jesus feeds the 5000

John 18:1-11 Jesus arrested

Luke 23:44-56 Jesus death and burial

John 19:16-24 Jesus is crucified

John 20:1-9 Jesus resurrection

John 20:10-18 Jesus appears to Mary after His death

John 20:24-30 Thomas sees Jesus

Acts 1:3-11 Jesus goes up to heaven

Acts 9:1-19 Saul’s dramatic conversion to Jesus

Acts 16:11-15 Lydia believes in Jesus

Romans 5:1-11 The impact of faith in God

Romans 8:31-39 Who we are because of Jesus

Ephesians 2:1-10 Made alive in Jesus

Colossians 2:6-15 Freedom in Christ

Colossians 3:1-14 Changed outlook on life