DiscipleMaking Companion, More Than a Bible Study

Why is this More Than Bible Study?

And what is this DiscipleMaking Companion Series?

I have a passion to help Jesus raise up radical disciples, not just teach people Bible information (although information is necessary for the “more”).

My desire is “to teach you to fish and not merely to give you a fish.”

To this end, I encourage you to aim to read (or listen to) the weekly passage daily prior to the weekly meeting to develop lifelong habits that work for you. Rapidly reading the entire book once per week also aids healthy BIG-small-BIG natural learning. Mark up the accompanying Bible text and add your insights to the very helpful S-T-U-D-Y tool at the end of the material, if you wish. In time, you will want to download the Bible text yourself so you can personally discover the flow of the passage for yourself.

“God has not hidden truth from us, but for us to increase our delight in Him.”

Our Resident Teacher, the Spirit of God, partners with us to release life through active learning, if we give Him the chance. Begin with one DiscipleMaking Companion. I recommend the first one, Philippians, but any works.

  • The first line is linked to Amazon.com to purchase the book with three levels of engagement. Now you can match your time in this season with time in Scripture with a bias towards doing. I highly recommend this for $7.95 each, or the Kindle Book for $2.99. Here is my Amazon’s Author’s Page.
  • If this is too much in this season, dive into the second line, the free PDF with the shortened form of the Level One Engagement.

DiscipleMaking Companions, an 8-Part Series
all available as paperback or Kindle at Amazon.com

Foundation for Discipleship

1. Philippians: Overflowing Joy: Life in the Word & Spirit (5 weeks)

Level One Engagement only, CLICK HERE for free downloadable PDF.
Overflowing Joy:  Life in the Word & Spirit (Philippians)

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2.  Ephesians: Renewed Identity in Christ (6 weeks)

Level One Engagement only, CLICK HERE for free downloadable PDF.
Renewed Identity in Christ (Ephesians 1-3)

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3. Genesis 1-4: God’s Unchanging Eden Intent (5 weeks)

Level One Engagement only, CLICK HERE for free downloadable PDF
God’s Unchanging Eden Intent (Genesis 1-4)

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4. Mark: Carriers of Jesus’ Authority (6 weeks)

Level One Engagement only, CLICK HERE for free downloadable PDF.
Carriers of Jesus’ Authority (Mark)

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God-Assignments for Discipleship

5. 1 Thessalonians: Disciples Making Disciples (5 weeks)

Level One Engagement only, CLICK HERE for free downloadable PDF.
Disciples Making Disciples (1 Thessalonians)

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6. Ephesians 4-6: Generously Share Life (5 weeks)

Level One Engagement only, CLICK HERE.
Generously Share Life (Ephesians 4-6)

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7. 1 Peter: Relational Evangelism (5 weeks)

Level One Engagement only, CLICK HERE for free downloadable PDF.
Relational Evangelism (1 Peter)

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8. Psalms: God’s Presence & Prayer (5 weeks)

Level One Engagement only, CLICK HERE for free downloadable PDF.
God’s Presence and Prayer (Psalms)

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BONUS: Capstone: Luke/Acts: Participating in Jesus’ Epic Adventure (12 weeks)
(Free downloadable PDF only)

Capstone” is a free PDF that ties together the first eight “DiscipleMaking Companions.”

BONUS: Twelve OT Bios: Discover Yourself in the OT (12 weeks, OT Historical Section)
(Free downloadable PDF only}

If you were to vote on a Spiritual Hall of Fame for OT Saints, who would be your first three inductees? Here are twelve of mine. We can look through through their lives and learn for ours (see 1 Corinthians 10:6+11 as a lens). This “Companion” leads you through an overview of the historical portions of the OT through a biographical look at key figures.

To see what drives this “DiscipleMaking Companion”  series, take a look “under the hood.” To go to the “Cultivating Lifelong Life-Learning” page, CLICK HERE. See WHY this series can be so powerful towards LifeChange.

For other “DiscipleMaking Companion” type Bible Studies with the same approach to learning to do Scripture, follow this link (CLICK HERE). These are all “Level One Engagement.” From your experience with the eight “Companions,” add your own Level Two and Three Engagement .

Additional Books of the Bible or Extended Passages

James: Journey in Life-Releasing Submission (6 weeks, PDF only)

James, Jesus’ oldest half-brother (Matthew 13:55), hears reports that his scattered friends have settled, wandering from their passionate Lover, the true God Himself (James 5:19-20). No wonder James is so intense! He cares deeply about his friends settling for less than God intends because their choices diminish their lives. Concerned as a mature spiritual “father” with passion for their best, his tone is direct, mincing no words. Please don’t interpret this as harsh. Many struggle with James because they read through a hidden, distorted lens. “Because James makes me uncomfortable, this is not good for me.” Instead, approach James with the author’s intent on our hearts. Embrace his passion and open your life to honestly assess if you have settled in any of these six interrelated DiscipleMaking essentials. James aims to change how they view God and life in order to renew their minds and capture their hearts.