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Spiritual DNA Series

 

Discovery Bible Study Format - DBS

 

Our DNA contains the instructions we need to develop, live and reproduce. These instructions are passed down through each generation. This is true for spiritual DNA as well. Jesus teaches that we are born of the Spirit and are adopted into the family of God, taking on our spiritual DNA through the Holy Spirit residing us as followers of Jesus. By observing Jesus' life and ministry we can identify at least 6 priorities that are strands of spiritual DNA that we need to live out of and reproduce. Shiftm2M, Power to Change 2019 :

HOLY SPIRIT P.O.W.E.R

HOLY SPIRIT Dependence

P.rayer

O.bedience to the Kingdom Agenda

W.ord - The Ministry of...

E.xalting the Father

R.elationships - Intentional & Authentic...

Developing these six priorities develops a follower of Jesus in readiness to be trained as a disciple maker that reproduces themselves. For a congregation, developing these six priorities in the lives of Jesus followers raises the spiritual temperature within the congregation in readiness to birth a disciplemaking movement

Jesus priority: Holy Spirit Dependence

 

The Spirit in Jesus' life and ministry

8 studies focusing on Jesus' dependence on the Holy Spirit by reflecting on passages from the Scriptures that work the work of the Holy Spirit in Jesus' life and ministry

The Role of the Holy Spirit in your journey of faith

9 studies focusing on Holy Spirit dependence by reflecting on passages from the Scriptures that reveal the role of the Holy Spirit in our own journey of discipleship

How to be Filled with the Spirit

7 studies that focus on Holy Spirit dependence by reflecting on passages from the Scriptures that reveal how to be filled with the Spirit based on Bill Bright’s 10 transferable concepts.

Walking in the Spirit

8 studies that focus on Holy Spirit dependence by reflecting on passages from the Scriptures that reveal how to walk in the Spirit based on Bill Bright’s 10 transferable concepts.

Jesus priority: Prayer

 

Prayer in Jesus’ life & ministry

8 studies focusing on prayer by reflecting on passages from the New Testament that show its vital importance in Jesus' life and Ministry.

Prayer: Jesus teaches His followers how to pray

8 studies that reflect on key passages from the Gospels that look at Jesus teaching on prayer in through His ministry.

Prayer in the Life of the Early Church

9 studies that reflect on key passages from Acts and the Epistles about the prayer life of the early church.

Prayer: Key principles from the Scriptures

8 Studies that unpack key principles from the Scriptures that will help us develop our prayer life and relationship with God.

How to Pray with Confidence

7 studies focusing on prayer  by reflecting on passages from the Scriptures that show how to pray with confidence based on Bill Bright’s 10 transferable concepts.

Prayer: The A.C.T.S Model for Prayer

4 studies that unpack the model for prayer known as the Lords Prayer, that Jesus used to teach His disciples when they asked Him to teach them how to pray.

Jesus priority: Obedience to the Kingdom Agenda

 

Jesus' Obedience to the Kingdom Agenda

9 studies that reflect on Jesus’ life and ministry in the Gospels as He acts in obedience to the Kingdom agenda

Jesus Describes the Kingdom of God

8 studies that reflect on Jesus’ parables from the Gospels that explain what the Kingdom of God is like.

Jesus teaches How to Enter the Kingdom of God

8 studies that reflect on Jesus’ encounters in the Gospels about entering the Kingdom of God (Heaven)

The Early Church and Obedience to the Kingdom Agenda

9 studies that review how the early church in Acts embraced God’s Kingdom agenda by continuing Jesus’ ministry developing a disciple making movement.

Jesus priority: Ministry of the Word

 

Jesus lives by the Word

8 studies that examine through the Gospels how Jesus lived his life by knowing and using the Word

Jesus teaches from the Word

6 studies that examine through the Gospels how Jesus' teaching ministry utilises the Word

Grasping the Word in my life

5 studies that examine ways the Bible tells us we can grasp the Word to absorb it into our everyday life like Jesus did

The Word shapes my life

8 studies that examine ways the Word shapes our day to day life as we seek to live by its teaching

Jesus priority: Exalting the Father

 

Jesus continually acknowledges His Father

8 studies that observe Jesus living a life that exalts His Father as described in John’s Gospel

Living a life that exalts God

8 studies that examine the New Testament teaching on how to live a life that exalts God

Expressions of Exalting the Father

8 studies that look at different actions or choices we can make that results in Exalting the Father

How can I worship God?

8 studies of the the Word to discover what actions I take that lead to worshipping God

Jesus priority: Intentional & Authentic Relationships

 

Jesus lived out intentional relationships

8 studies that examine how Jesus engaged in intentional and authentic relationships throughout his life and ministry as told in the Gospels

Our personal relationship with God

8 studies that examine the Scriptures to see how God makes our relationship possible and protects it through His love

Relationships develop community

8 studies that unpack key Scriptures that help us develop community through healthy relationships

Jesus says: "Love one another"

8 studies that examine key Scriptures that help us put into practice Jesus' instruction to love one another