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DGROUP ​2023

Discipleship Group Reading and ​Memorization Plan

January

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Side by side: Phil 1:27

Side by side: Ecc 4:12

2 Psalm 15

3 Psalm 18

4 Psalm25

5 Psalm 27

6 Psalm 37

7 Psalm 38


9 Psalm39

10 Psalm 40

11 Psalm 42

12 Psalm 50

13 Psalm 51

14 Psalm 56


16 Philippians 1

17 Philippians 2

18 Philippians 3

19 Philippians 4

20 Exodus 1

21 Exodus 2

23 Exodus 3

24 Exodus 4

25 Exodus 5

26 Exodus 6

27 Exodus 7

28 Exodus 8


30 Exodus 9

31 Exodus 10

Week 3 Memory Verse

Phillipians 1:27

"Only let your manner of life be ​worthy of the gospel of Christ, so ​that whether I come and see you or ​am absent, I may hear of you that ​you are standing firm in one spirit, ​with one mind striving side by side ​for the faith of the gospel"

Week 4 Memory Verse

Ecclesiastes 4:12

"And though a man might prevail ​against one who is alone, two will ​withstand him—a threefold cord is ​not quickly broken."

Discussion


Week 3 Philippians 1:27

We are being reminded how important it is to live our lives ​worthy of the gospel because one of Satan's most effective ​tools is luring believers into conflicts which can ultimately ​lead to divisions in the church.

We are called to stand firm in one spirit... meaning that we ​stand, being firmly committed in our convictions, WITH one ​another ... with one mind ... in Christ. We are to "Strive side ​by side" for the gospel ... it literally means to "struggle along ​with someone." How do we struggle side by side in a manner ​worthy of the gospel and yet not create conflicts? The ability ​is found in the "one spirit,"….. that is in Christ, who is the ​ALL-important link to the source of Power to remain united. ​Are you known as a peacemaker who strengthens unity in the ​church or are you quick to talk negatively about others? A ​sure sign of sin and immaturity is a divisive, contentious ​spirit. What change needs to happen in each of us so that ​we can truly be one as a church body? How can we promote ​unity for the faith of the gospel?


Week 4 Ecclesiastes 4:12

Our purpose is not to labor alone without the camaraderie of ​one another - Life is better with companionship - Striving ​side by side for the gospel means that the work is to be ​shared together. Are you a lone ranger? Would you rather ​work alone so the work is done right? Do we include ​everyone, even others who are not like us or we are not ​comfortable with? Do we tend to move towards only our ​friends at church? How about those who have hurt us? ​Wiersebe said, "one cord could be easily broken; two cords ​would require more strength; but three cords woven together ​could not be easily broken." And Ken Sande said, "The ​Christian walk is not like a mountain climber trying to get to ​the top of the mountain and accomplish something good for ​God. Christians are mountain guides - not mountain ​climbers. It is our job to help everyone to get to the top of ​the mountain."



February

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Apply the Word: James 1:22

Dialogue in Prayer: John 15:7

REVIEW

Dialogue in Prayer: Jer 33:3

God is Patient: Psalm 86:15

1 John 1

2 John 2

3 John 3

4 John 4


6 John 5

7 John 6

8 John 7

9 John 8

10 John 9

11 John 10


13 John 11

14 John 12

15 John 13

16 John 14

17 John 15

18 John 16

20 John 17

21 John 18

22 John 19

23 John 20

24 John 21

25 Col 1-2


27 COl 3

28 Col 4

Week 1 Memory Verse

James 1:22 “But be doers of the word, ​and not hearers only, deceiving ​yourselves.”


Week 2 Memory Verse

John 15:7 "If you abide in me, and my ​words abide in you, ask whatever you ​wish, and it will be done for you."

Week 4 Memory Verse

Jer 33:3 - “Call to me and I will answer ​you, and will tell you great and hidden ​things that you have not known.”



Week 5 Memory Verse

Psalm 86:15 - "But you, O Lord, are a ​God merciful and gracious, slow to ​anger and abounding in steadfast love ​and faithfulness."

Discussion


James 1:22 - What is the command to be? What are we ​told not to do? What insight does it give to those who ​only hear but do not do the Word? Why do you think it is ​deceiving? Remember John 14:15. Be sure you are clear ​that just reading the Word is not enough. That’s not the ​goal. We must look at our lives and make changes.


John 15:7 - Do you think this means if you ask God ​whatever you want, He will give it to you? Of course not. ​Other passages make this clear. He is not a genie in a ​bottle like most of us treat Him. What is the requirement ​here? It says we must abide in Him. Abide means to ​dwell. How can you abide with Christ or dwell with Him? ​If you lived with Jesus, how would you act? Would you ​talk to Him? Would you listen to Him? How can you apply ​this verse?


Jeremiah 33:3 - What is the first thing here that we are ​told to do? Sometimes, we don’t pray and call out to ​God because we don’t think He will answer. He will hear ​if we aren’t cherishing sin in our hearts (Ps.66:18). Does ​that mean His answer is always what we want? Does ​that mean God is unfair? Not at all. We don’t give our ​children everything they ask because it could hurt them. ​Another aspect of prayer seen here is the very personal ​part of prayer. Prayer isn’t just telling God everything ​and asking Him for things and expecting Him to just ​listen to you, saying, “Oh, God, hear me!” It is also ​stopping to listen to Him. You see this relationship ​between God and His people throughout the Old and ​New Testament. However, be careful not to attribute ​things to God that are not from God.


Psalm 86:15 - What attributes of God do you see here? ​Now consider the opposite of these attributes. How does ​this help you appreciate God and His behavior toward ​us? Now, ask yourself, which list do you tend to resemble​— the attributes like Him or the opposite of Him? ​Knowing how God is, how does this help you want to ​approach Him? Can others approach you the same?


March

1 JOB 1-2

2 JOB 3

3 JOB 4-5

4 JOb 6-7


6 JOB 8

7 JOB9

8 Job 10

9 Job 11

10 Job 12

11 Job 13


13 Job 14

14 Job 15-16

15 Job 17

16 Job 18-19

17 Job 20-21

18 Job22-23

20 Job 24

21 Job 25-26

22 Job 27-28

23 Job 29-30

24 Job 31

25 Job 32-33


27 Job 34-35

28 Job 36-37

29 JOB 38-39

30 JOB 40-41

31 JOB 42

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Be Patient: Eph 4:1-3

GOd is Holy: Ex 15:11

Be Holy: 1 Pet 1:15

You can Know: 1 John5:13

Christ Fulfilled: MatT 7:21

Week 1 Memory Verse

Eph 4:1-3 - “I therefore, a prisoner for the ​Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of ​the calling to which you have been called, ​with all humility and gentleness, with ​patience, bearing with one another in love, ​eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in ​the bond of peace.”


Week 2 Memory Verse

Ex 15:11 - “Who is like you, O Lord, among the ​gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, ​awesome in glorious deeds, doing ​wonders?”


Week 3 Memory Verse

1 Pet 1:15 - “But as he who called you is holy, you ​also be holy in all your conduct.”



Week 4 Memory Verse

1 John 5:13 “I write these things to you who ​believe in the name of the Son of God that ​you may know that you have eternal life.”

Week 5 Memory Verse

Matt 7:21 - “Not everyone who says to me, ​‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, ​but the one who does the will of my Father ​who is in heaven.”


Discussion


Eph. 4:1-3 - How are we to walk? We are to walk worthy of ​the calling with which we have been called. What does it ​say that will look like in our lives? How would these ​characteristics play out with people who are slandering ​your character? Or with people who are simply mean or ​unkind? Think about how patient the Lord is with us and ​how unworthy we are of His kindness, and He genuinely ​loves us. How can you strive to genuinely bear with and ​love others in humility?

Ex. 15:11 - Who is like the Lord? There is no one who is like ​Him. There is such comfort in knowing that no one is as ​great as He is. The fake gods cannot perform glorious ​deeds and wonders, but our God can! Yet, at the same ​time, how can you find comfort in knowing that God truly ​is Holy? He is not asking us to do or be something that He ​isn’t.

1 Peter 1:15 - Who is Holy? How are you to be and act? ​Holy means to be sacred or set apart for His service. In ​what ways, are you set apart? Do your friends at work or ​school see you as different in holiness and know that you ​are set apart for God and His purposes? This is a ​command. It’s not negotiable. How will you respond to the ​Lord in this command for your life?

1 John 5:13 - It says here that we can KNOW that we have ​eternal life. We don’t have to hope or wonder or guess. We ​can KNOW. Have you made the decision where you turned ​from your sin, denied yourself, and changed as a result of ​following Christ? 1 Corinthians 5:17, says if you follow ​Christ, you are a new creation. If you haven’t made this ​decision and seen this change, don’t delay. Even if you’ve ​been in church your whole life, don’t deceive yourself, but ​be a doer and a new creation and KNOW you have eternal ​life.

Matt. 7:21 - Does everyone go to heaven? What about ​people who go to church and say religious things? Not ​everyone who says ‘Lord, Lord’ will go to heaven. That ​should be sobering to you. Who does it say does go to ​heaven? This is identifiable. Can you look at your life and ​see that you do the will of the Father?

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TheWork of Christ: Rom 3:23/2 Cor 5:21

REVIEW

Repent: Acts 3:19

Confess & Believe: Rom 10:9

1 Acts 1-2


3 Acts 3

4 Acts 4

5 Acts 5

6 Acts 6

7 Acts 7

8 Acts 8


10 Acts 9

11 Acts 10

12 Acts 11

13 Acts 12

14 Acts 13

15 Acts 14-15


17 Acts 16

18 Acts 17

19 Acts 18

20 Acts 19

21 Acts 20

22 Acts 21-22

24 Acts 23

25 Acts 24

26 Acts 25

27 Acts 26

28 Acts 27

29 Acts 28


Week 1 Memory Verses

Rom 3:23 - "for all have sinned and fall ​short of the glory of God


2 Cor 5:21 - "For our sake he made him to ​be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we ​might become the righteousness of God.”

Week 3 Memory Verse

Acts 3:19 - “Repent therefore, and turn ​back, that your sins may be blotted out.”

Week 4 Memory Verse

Rom 10:9 - “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."

Discussion


Romans 3:23 - What is sin? It can be from a bad thought ​all the way to murder. Who has sinned? All have. Not one ​person hasn’t sinned except Jesus. We see sin and the ​effects of sin everywhere—murder, slander, gossip, ​unfaithfulness, stealing, lying, greediness, laziness, ​arrogance, and the list is endless. We see the effects in ​death, broken homes, disease, failed businesses, broken ​hearts, and this list is endless as well. Our sin has caused ​us to miss the glory of God and heaven with Him. Don’t be ​deceived. It has separated us from God. Do you think most ​people realize this? Does this seem like an important ​message to tell people?


2 Cor. 5:21 - Because our sin separated us from God, we ​had no way to God. The only way to God was through ​Jesus. Like a perfect, unblemished lamb, He took on the ​horrific sin of the world when He died on the cross for us. ​He took on your sin not because you deserved it but ​because Jesus loves you. Because of that sacrifice, ​whoever trusts in Jesus to save them can have their sin ​forgiven and replaced with the righteousness of Jesus. We ​can have something we don't deserve at all. How do you ​feel about this?


Acts 3:19 - Repent. It's a biblical word, but it’s a crucial ​one that you want to be sure you understand and that ​your life shows it. It doesn't mean you are sorry you got ​caught. It means you’ve changed your mind about sin—​that you don't want to keep sinning. If you repent, what ​does it say about your sin? Your sin will be blotted out—​erased and forgiven. Jesus offers that to all. Have you ​repented? How does your life show this?


Romans 10:9 - To confess Jesus as Lord means to make ​Him the Lord or Boss. It is an unmistakable decision. If He ​has become your Lord, that means He is in charge, and ​you are fully repenting from sin. Jesus is the only way to ​God. Jesus is also God’s Son whom He raised from the ​dead. According to this, how can you be saved? Are you ​sharing this message with your friends, family, neighbors, ​and coworkers?


Journaling with S.O.A.P.

When you read the Scripture, here’s some simple things to ​practice. First, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to be your ​teacher. Then, journal. Why journal? It forces you to think ​through what you’ve read and think through how to apply it. ​Over time, you also have a record of activity to see how God ​is showing you things in a pattern over time. Here’s how to ​use the SOAP method:


Scripture

Read through the Scripture.


Observation

Observation is taking the time to see what is actually in the ​text. It is NOT interpretation or making conclusions. ​Observation is done by asking questions of the text. Often ​people consult commentaries immediately after reading an ​unclear passage. That’s not the best practice. Don’t do that ​until you’ve done the work of thinking through it yourself and ​studying the context. When you do consult a commentary or ​a pastor, be sure they are sound in doctrine—this is hard to ​find. As you observe, there are several useful questions to ​ask in observation, but here is a very practical concept taken ​from 2 Timothy 3:16-17:

GOD - What is God saying in this passage? What do I ​understand better about Him? On what things is He very ​clear? What things are not very clear here?

TEACHING - What is this teaching me? What doctrinal truths ​or fundamentals of the faith are here? Where else have I ​read this truth in other passages recently that also speaks to ​this?

TIP: Compile your own index in the back of your Bible of ​doctrine and fundamentals of the faith or life issues. This will ​teach you in ways that you will remember and know your ​Bible better and thus the heart of God.

REBUKE - Is this a rebuke to me? How do I measure up in ​light of this? By what I’ve read, where have I gone wrong?

CORRECTION - How is this restoring me or correcting me? ​How does it show me how to get back on track?

TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS - How is this training me on ​how to live rightly? What do I need to change to live ​righteously? How can I do this to train myself in right habits?


Other helpful questions to ask of the text:

  • Is it to be understood literally? HINT: Most passages ​should be read literally unless it’s otherwise clearly ​obvious. Genesis accounts and other miracles are literal ​miracles and wonders by God as said so in the text.
  • Is it clearly metaphorical? If so, what is the literal point?
  • What are the repeated words, phrases, or themes, in this ​passage that may emphasize a concept or point?
  • Is it prescriptive (how to live)? Or descriptive (how ​someone lived which doesn’t necessarily mean that’s how ​we should live)?
  • What is the genre? Historical narrative, poetry, Prophetic, ​Gospels, or letters of the New Testament?
  • What does this teach me about: God, Jesus, the Holy ​Spirit, sin, salvation, end times, gender roles, pastoral ​roles, the church, the family, life style of a believer, ​purpose for believers, etc.
  • What is the tone of this passage? Is it intended to be ​instructive, a rebuke, or worship?
  • Are there any lists?
  • Who is the author? To whom is he writing? Why is he ​writing this?
  • Is the author comparing or contrasting opposing ideas to ​make a point?
  • Does the author use passive verbs or strong active verbs?
  • Does the author express himself by using descriptive ​adjectives and adverbs? How do those adjectives make ​the point clearly?


As you do this, remember the author had an intended ​meaning. Context helps you determine the interpretation or ​meaning. As you look at a verse, the meaning must be ​considered in light of what the verses before and after it ​said, and in light of the chapter and book, and the whole ​counsel of the Word of God.


Application

How does this apply to you? And what are you going to do ​about it? Be sure you are obedient to the Lord!


Prayer

Pray. Thank the Lord for speaking to you and ask Him to help ​you apply it. If you don’t understand what you’ve read. Tell ​the Lord. Ask for wisdom.

D Group Commitment


  • I am fully committed to the Lord to be in intentional ​in spiritual growth and accountability.
  • I am attending my church services regularly.
  • I will be present at each weekly meeting unlessprovidentially hindered.
  • I will faithfully read God’s Word and journal 3x each ​week and be ready to share what I’m reading and ​learning with my group.
  • I will faithfully memorize weekly Scripture with my D ​group and be ready to say it out loud.
  • I will regularly pray for my church and D group ​members.
  • I will study or read other books throughout the year ​as assigned.
  • I will keep things shared in this group as private and ​not share with others.



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Scripture Memory Check List

Phil 1:27

Ecc 4:22

James 1:22

John 15:7

Jer. 33:3

Ps. 86:15

Eph. 4:1-3

Ex. 15:11

1 Pet. 1:15

1 John 5:13

Matt. 7:21

Rom. 3:23

2 Co. 5:21

Rom 10:9

Acts 3:19

Matt. 16:27

Jer. 32:17

Eph. 6:10

1 Pet. 4:8

1 Pet. 1:22-23

Matt. 18:15-17

Col. 3:13

Isaiah 55:8-9

Col. 3:2-3

1 Tim. 5:8

Col. 3:19

Eph. 6:4


Prov. 22:15

Eph. 6:1

1 Pet. 3:1-2

Isaiah 40:28

John 8:31-32

Lam. 3:22-23

John 14:1

Psalm 139:2-4

Matt. 12:36

Col. 4:5-6

Acts 5:29

Prov. 24:11-12

Dan. 2:20,22

James 1:5