Category Archives for WORD 2016

Week 6 // July 3 – 9

Overview for This Week

Some of Jesus' teachings in Luke 13 and 14 are triggered by Israelite conflict with the Roman government, but how should these principles help us understand what God is doing in the world today? 

After reading these chapters, pray and ask God to speak to you about what might be keeping you from attending the banquet, or keeping you from costly discipleship. Then move on to praying about who you can invite to the banquet.
* Prayer suggestion from N.T. Wright; Luke for Everyone Study Guide 

Four Readings from Luke

These are short readings for any break time when you can grab your Bible or phone app. ​

13:1-21  Bible App Link
13:22-35   Bible App Link
14:1-24   Bible App Link
14:25-35   Bible App Link


Breakaway Podcast


Discovery Bible Study Selections for Groups

Luke 13:18-30
Luke 14:25-35

Questions for DBS

  1. What does this passage tell us about Jesus?
  2. What does it mean for us?
  3. How will I apply it? (Make it a real, personal application.)
  4. How will I pray?​

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Week 5 // June 26 – July 2

Overview for This Week

Christ's mindset grows more intense as he sets his travel toward Jerusalem. He talks more about opposition, hypocrisy, and the need to be prepared for God's will. He reassures us, as friends and followers of Him, that we don't need to anxious about our lives or fearful of other people. 

Four Readings from Luke

These are short readings for any break time when you can grab your Bible or phone app. ​

11:24-36   Bible App Link
11:37-54   Bible App Link
12:1-31   Bible App Link
12:32-59   Bible App Link


Breakaway Podcast


Discovery Bible Study Selections for Groups

Luke 11:33-36
Luke 12:1-7

Questions for DBS

  1. What does this passage tell us about Jesus?
  2. What does it mean for us?
  3. How will I apply it? (Make it a real, personal application.)
  4. How will I pray?​

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Week 4 // June 19 – 25

Overview for This Week

Jesus continues to call people to follow him. He sends out 72 of these followers to spread the good news in cities. He calls us to service through the parable of the Good Samaritan, and teaches us some basics of prayer. 

Four Readings from Luke

These are short readings for any break time when you can grab your Bible or phone app. ​

9:37-62   Bible App Link
10:1-24   Bible App Link
10:25-42   Bible App Link
11:1-23   Bible App Link


Breakaway Podcast


Discovery Bible Study Selections for Groups

Luke 9:49-62
Luke 10:38-42

Questions for DBS

  1. What does this passage tell us about Jesus?
  2. What does it mean for us?
  3. How will I apply it? (Make it a real, personal application.)
  4. How will I pray?​

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Week 3 // June 12 – 18

Overview for This Week

Jesus continues healing people and begins teaching about losing your life for His Kingdom. he send the twelve apostles our on mini-missions to repeat what he does. He also begins to prophecy about his rejection, death, and resurrection. 

Four Readings from Luke

These are short readings for any break time when you can grab your Bible or phone app. ​

8:22-39   Bible App Link
8:40-56   Bible App Link
9:1-17   Bible App Link
9:18-36   Bible App Link


Breakaway Podcast


Discovery Bible Study Selections for Groups

Luke 8:40-56
Luke 9:1-6 and 23-27

Questions for DBS

  1. What does this passage tell us about Jesus?
  2. What does it mean for us?
  3. How will I apply it? (Make it a real, personal application.)
  4. How will I pray?​

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Discovery Bible Studies for Small Groups


The passages below are top selections from Luke to help you engage with other members and staff at your drum corps.  We encourage you to focus on meeting multiple times with people in your section, on your bus, or with your tour job (rather than with everyone connected to Box 7 at your corps). You'll be able to have more meaningful community for spiritual growth with those you often interact with on tour. 

Questions for Discovery Bible Study (DBS)

  1. What does this passage tell us about Jesus?
  2. What does this passage mean to us?
  3. How will I apply it? (Make it a real, personal application.)
  4. How will I pray?

Method for Discovery Bible Studies

  1. ​DBS over short passages in DCI is best with 3-6 people. Feel free to invite someone who is exploring faith to join in!
  2. Select a group facilitator and have one person read the passage.
  3. Then have another person re-read the passage. (Re-reading the passage is important to help the group catch more fully the essence of the scripture. You're also invited to use multiple Bible translation or have someone rephrase the passage in their own words.)
  4. Have the group facilitator ask the Discovery Bible Study Questions (above) to the rest of the group. As the facilitator, please just ask the questions and don't try to explain or teach. Allow people to take time to absorb, process, and verbalize what God is teaching them.
  5. For everyone: try to be present in this moment with each other and with God's Word, rather than drawing on outside resources or things you've learned in the past. Also, please remember that our goal is to learn by transformation and real-life obedience through Jesus, rather than accumulating knowledge or participating in rituals.
  6. As you close, create ways to keep each other encouraged and accountable for application and following Jesus the next few days! You can schedule with one other person in your group for a future meal to check in with each other and pray.  Examples: "Can we meet before the lunch line tomorrow to eat together and pray?" or "Can we sit down after the show tomorrow night with John and talk about how we're treating people in our section?"

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Week 2 // June 5 – 11

Overview for This Week

Jesus teaches with clarity about a life following Him; he calls for suffering, loving our enemies, righteous judgement, and a solid foundation in His words. He continues to show his power by healing people and raising from the dead, and demonstrates radical forgiveness.

Four Readings from Luke

These are short readings for any break time when you can grab your Bible or phone app. ​

6:20-49   Bible App Link
7:1-35   Bible App Link
7:36-50   Bible App Link

* Recommended Breakaway Podcast​
Jesus + The Dirty Girl

8:1-21   Bible App Link


Breakaway Podcast


Discovery Bible Study Selections for Groups

Luke 6:43-45 and 46-49
Luke 7:36-50

Questions for DBS

  1. What does this passage tell us about Jesus?
  2. What does it mean for us?
  3. How will I apply it? (Make it a real, personal application.)
  4. How will I pray?​

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Week 1 // May 29 – June 4

Luke 4:14 - 6:19

Overview for This Week

Jesus has the authority to heal people, free the oppressed, and preach Good News.  He selects disciples, men to follow him and be trained as leaders. He is changing paradigms about religion and is not always accepted by people. 

Four Readings from Luke

These are short readings for any break time when you can grab your Bible or phone app. ​

4:14-30   Bible App Link
4:31-5:11  Bible App Link

* Recommended Breakaway Podcast
Jesus + The Ashamed

5:12-39   Bible App Link

​*Recommended Breakaway Podcast
Jesus Among The Millennials: Technology

6:1-19​   Bible App Link

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Optional Intro // Luke 1 – 4:13

Preparing the Way for Jesus

The first few chapters of Luke are helpful for understanding the historical anticipation of Christ.  We are making this section "optional" reading that you can do anytime, on your own. This optional intro allows us to schedule the rest of the book over 11 weeks for your summer. It will be 4 readings per week, each session 5-6 minutes long, including a moment for you to pray.

This Bible Reading Plan for Luke is adapted from the American Bible Society.

Seven Short Readings From Luke

Feel free to read this in some bigger chunks, maybe even full chapters.  For the rest of the summer, the readings will generally be shorter than this intro.

1:1-25

1:26-56

1:57-80

2:1-21

2:22-52

3:1-38

4:1-13

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