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Section A. Discovery Bible Study with Non-believers
A01 “How Do You Get the Unbelievers to Your Bible Study?” (4:17) – English subtitles in the video
I joined a club, got acquainted with the people there, and gradually thirty of them took part in my Bible reading. More than ten of them invited Jesus into their lives…
A02 The Three Main Goals of Discovery (4:47) – English subtitles in the video
It is extremely important for anyone guiding the meeting to have clear sense of purpose. It will be of great help also to those who are actively involved. Almost everyone can start their own Discovery one day…
A03 How to Invite George to the Discovery (5:00) – English subtitles in the video
Effective invitation is easier than we usually think. It is one of the keys to the development of the Kingdom of God.
A04 Three Essential Principles of Discovery (5:17) – English subtitles in the video
Discovery’s proven principles have helped us avoid unnecessary obstacles and dead ends.
A05 Relational Map (4:43) EE
Every day we are in several circles of important relationships. Write as many of your people as you can and ask Jesus to whom you should give special attention and whom to invite to your Discovery.
A06 Principles of Effective Invitation (5:23)
What kind of invitations attract you most, and by what? How can you translate these principles into your Discovery invitations?
A07 Guiding Discovery, the 1st Third, Cheat Sheet (5:56) EE
Each Discovery meeting takes place in three thirds that naturally follow each other. The first third is a “look back”.
A08 Guiding Discovery, the 2nd Third (5:29) EE
Even though the meeting is smooth, the division into thirds helps all participants not to forget anything important. The second third is a “look up”.
A09 Guiding Discovery, the 3rd Third (5:26) EE
The third third contains very important elements we call “never miss!” The goal is our inner transformation, not just a intellectual friendly conversation.
A10 Bible passages for Discovery (5:19)
We openly call the first Discovery meeting a “taste”. Than we offer the first short series, and then – if there are spiritual shifts – the second.
A11 Preparing for Discovery (5:00)
I have a few recommendations or rules for you that we have collected through guiding many different Discovery groups.
A12 Common Situations during Discovery (5:06)
Here are the common situations happening in Discovery Bible studies and ideas on what to do.
A13 Good News at the Discovery Bible Study (4:25)
We read Bible stories so that people can meet Jesus in person among us!
A14 When No One Comes (5:30)
One coworker invited ten people to his new Discovery. In the end, no one came! What then?
A15 Series and Transits (5:01)
There was a time when we did the Discovery as an unlimited sequence of meetings for months. After the experience we prefer rather shorter series.
Section B. Contact with the Friends
B01 I Count with… (5:38)
We approach people with certain assumptions; we expect some response, and also Jesus’ intervention. What are your expectations when you talk to your people?
B02 Dual Connection (2:59)
It is essential for the effectiveness of any spiritual ministry to be in close contact with living Jesus and at the same time in effective connection with people we are to serve to.
B03 Boxes in the Head (4:14)
Without detailed investigation we put new information into the box in our head we have created before. Similarly my George naturally treats my message.
B04 I Remove My Barriers (4:55)
Whenever we want to bring living Jesus to someone, often we find a few strangely strong barriers in ourselves. Let us take one at a time and, in the power of Jesus, set out on the path of freedom.
B05 Our Language Is an Obstacle (5:30)
When we have been in any environment for some time, we cease to perceive small and bigger things that could be an obstacle to newcomers.
B06 The Prayer Army (4:57)
To accomplish a great task requires great strength. Our connection to the inexhaustible Source is critically important. The involvement of other disciples of Jesus is a great help.
B07 Communication is Connection (5:02)
Our words are far from the only thing we bring to our people. Our words are certainly not the most important thing they will remember…
B08 Levels of Sharing (5:33)
Is it easy for you to start a conversation about Jesus with someone? If so, you have my admiration. If this is a problem for you (as for me), can you imagine a smaller task?
B09 Postponing Is a Killer (5:52)
Set a ate for your first Discovery, and that’s it! Maybe a month or so. Spend intensive preparation for the first week and in the meantime talk to friends and acquaintances from your relational map.
B10 Information and Emotions (5:06)
Of course, Jesus’ Good News by its nature is information. But it inevitably shares and evokes emotions too!
B11 Practicing Is the Core of a Skill (5:01) – English subtitles in the video
In sports, playing an instrument and other disciplines, mastery is based on mastering basic skills.
It is similar in serving people around us.
B12 I Love Them (4:41) – English subtitles in the video
The Lord Jesus was so close to the people of his time that by some he was called “the Friend of the Sinners.” The right attitude can open the door also for us today.
B13 I Have Made So Many Mistakes (4:33)
If it seems today that I can do it, I have probably made enough mistakes and learned from them. Behind me there are many mistakes, failures, and many more new attempts.
B14 In Their Environment (4:59)
The Lord Jesus was entering ordinary environments where His people lived and was actively transforming it.
B15 Communicating – Knowing – Trusting (5:11)
Look at the process how we build all relationships; even relationships with the non-believers, and their relationship with the Lord Jesus.
B16 They Feel Good With Me (5:12)
In order to share effectively the living Jesus with our unbelieving friends, we must BE with them! In order for them to be with us too, our proximity must bring something to them.
B17 Surfing over Topics (5:06)
A friend asked me, “How did you get on such topics so quickly with a stranger?” (That is, to the relationship between him and his dad, then Jesus, forgiveness, etc.)
B18 I Ask and Listen (5:23)
“Listen to your patient’s body; it tells you what is missing and how to treat it, ”said the inventor of the medical stethoscope. This is also true of our contact with unbelievers.
B19 Immediate Changes of the Topic (4:20)
By observing conversations between unbelieving friends, I found that even radical changes of the topics are quite common. Gladly I use it.
B20 Ask the Non-believers (4:57)
If Christian actions and tools were consulted with the unbelievers to whom they are addressed to, the effectiveness of the outcome would be incomparable!
B21 I’m Not Talking about God (5:00)
I meet many people who “somehow believe in something above us” or “a god,” but yet, they miss the Lord Jesus completely.
B22 I Don’t Correct Their Life (5:33)
My attempts to morally correct the lives of unbelieving people have never produced real fruit! I prefer to bless them and guide them to Jesus in the shortest possible way.
B23 I Say What I Want to Speak About (4:04)
People sometimes ask me what I think about the pope, Virgin Mary, the Purgatory, or any current Church scandal. What to tell them?
B24 The Power of Parable (4:25)
To explain important aspects of the Kingdom of God the Lord Jesus used illustrations that were familiar to his contemporaries.
B25 Contemporary Images (4:28)
I observe life and derive my present parables from it.
B26 Experience from Real Life (4:29)
Our own experiences with Jesus can be very important addition to variety of parables, images, or “theological explanations”.
B27 Slogans (4:30)
In addition to biblical parables, contemporary images and stories, or my own stories with Jesus, I also use short striking statements, which I call SLOGANS.
B28 I Don’t Have All the Answers (5:38)
In this Lesson I reveal the secrets that I did not get at the Bible school…
B29 Three Stages of Disciple Development (5:18) – English subtitles in the video
At each stage of our ministry development, we focus our attention on various things.
Section C. Good News and On
C01 Interest and Prayer (4:40)
Sometimes the conversation about spiritual things can be started easily.
C02 Lightning Story (3:43) EE
I have my story also in a 15-second version. This is usually a good prelude to the two-minutes version.
C03 My Story (4:49) – English subtitles in the video
Listen to two very different versions of my story about how I have invited the Lord Jesus into my life.
C04 Your Story (4:43) EE
Are you eager to talk about how you have invited Jesus into your life to your unbelieving friends? I have some suggestions on how to get there.
C05 Tell Me (4:26)
Not only the well-prepared content of our story is important, but also the way we tell it.
C06 I Will Introduce Jesus to Him (4:15) EE
“Listen, George, have you ever tried to talk to Jesus…?” I suggest a simple way to you to bring your George to Jesus.
C07 Guiding Over the Bridge (5:24) EE
You just drew the brief presentation of the good news to George. What are the usual responses? And what can we do next?
C08 Manual Suggestions And a Challenge (4:59) EE
Some small things can make our drawing and talking either smooth and clear for our George, or quite uncomfortable, or completely repulsive…
C09 Bridge Illustration – Gestures (4:28)
Sometimes there is not appropriate time to draw a bridge over the gap on a piece of paper. Then my hands might be used for illustration…
C10 The Tool Belt (4:43)
A craftsman needs a set of tools, skill and recognition of when to use which tool and skill. What does a disciple need for effective ministry with the Good News?
C11 The Funnel – Description (4:28)
A proven path is a proven path…
C12 The Funnel – Example (5:40)
You can practice the whole set of basic tools in just five minutes. And the fruit won’t wait too long.
C13 Traffic Lights (4:40)
When we look at reactions of people to the Good News, it feels like a traffic light. This shows us the next steps.
C14 Remembering in the Bible (5:24)
Remembering important things (memorizing them!) is an essencial biblical principle helping in life and ministry.
C15 Irreducible Minimum (5:37)
Some participants in training leave with a clear idea of what they will do, and they really start.
C16 Good News and Relationships (5:14)
Relationships are very important in conveying the Good News of Jesus. Are we supposed to first build good relationships a long time, so that then we could pass on the gospel to them?
C17 George Invited Jesus (5:32)
New George, who has just invited Jesus into his life, very soon needs two things: REASSURANCE and VISION.
C18 George Has Not Believed (4:56)
Although you have done what was needed, George has not yet decided to accept the Lord Jesus. What’s next?
C19 George Disappeared (5:17)
Our George believed, but after a few weeks he disappeared. Could we have done something better?
C20 Six Point Two and Four Point Seven (4:13)
In a survey among evangelical Christians, the question was, “How many times did you need to clearly hear the Good News of Jesus before you received Him.” That inspired me very much.
C21 Many in Progress (5:35)
Some of the people we interact with are getting closer the Lord Jesus; others, on the other hand, are moving away, and others are at the same place for a long time. That is why it is good to serve many people simultaneously.
C22 And Goes to Sleep (5:31)
Jesus’ parable of the sower teaches us that even though the loss of the sown grain is sometimes great, the harvest tends to be much greater. And the continuation of this story shows the attitude of the sower who has done his job well.
C23 Sow As an Ash Tree (4:39)
A huge oak tree grows across the street here, producing thousands of seeds every year. It does not address the question of where its seeds will be accepted and where not. It sows in such a quantity that it has complete assurance of its own reproduction!
C24 “Only Don’t Push Them!” (4:48)
“In particular, we must not push those unbelievers!” the camp leader said.
Section D. Jesus Is Greater
D01 I Feed Myself with Your Closeness (5:07)
What is the source of our service to people who do not know the Lord Jesus yet? A living connection with Him creates our identity; from this our initiative evolves; in Him lies empowerment for fruit in our contact with people.
D02 Just Don’t Be Yourself (4:46) – English subtitles in the video
The Lord Jesus says, “Whoever wants to save his soul will destroy it; but whoever kills his soul because of me will save it. ”(Matthew 16:24-25) It is a pity that we so often try to “save our soul” in contact with unbelievers.
D03 I Listen to Living Jesus (5:43)
The truth of God’s Word is an extremely important foundation of our spiritual life. But if we lose the living Jesus from that truth, then only an intellectual “faith” remains there that has little effect on real life.
D04 How to Keep the Zeal (5:34)
Is it possible to keep the zeal long term and not to burn out at the same time?
D05 “Representative of Justice” (5:24)
By a real story I will show you how important it is to know who we are.
D06 Your Identity (5:40)
The deep inner grasp of our own identity has tremendous impact on our thinking, feelings and actions in all situations of our lives.
D07 Triple Identity (5:35)
It is important to know who I am! Equally important is understanding who other actors are on the scene.
D08 Remembering in Heaven (4:31)
Sharing the Good News of Jesus has tremendous and far-reaching impact. It brings life that exceeds the threshold of our own death!
D09 Remembering in Hell (5:13)
In any case, the effect of our sharing or not sharing gets as far as to eternity.
D10 Spiritual Check-Up (5:51)
Christians who would like to go to their unbelieving friends and “do not have the strength” are advised to start with a spiritual check-up.
D11 How to Grasp Your Own Identity (4:47)
How does consciousness of our own value form within us? Something has already begun in childhood, and radical sequel can be made today.
D12 Knowing the Truth (information and experience) (5:06)
The process of accepting our spiritual identity begins with dual knowledge.
D13 Accepting the Truth (Decision and Obedience) (5:28)
We accept our spiritual identity by a clear decision that has empowering accompanying signs.
D14 Experiencing the Truth (Emotions) (5:08)
What was different in the lives of the first disciples than with many contemporary Czech and Slovak believers?
D15 Identity and Image (5:23)
Whether I want to or not, my identity is manifested externally; and can serve others also.
Section E. A New Disciple
E01 The New Beginning (5:37) EE
Our new identity in Jesus has two inseparable aspects: 1) We are a new creation and 2) We are His ambassadors.
E02 Generations of Disciples (5:12)
People who personally got to know the Lord Jesus immediately spoke of Him with their close ones.
Help your new George to share the Lord Jesus with his friends as soon as possible.
E03 The Duckling Principle (5:14)
Have you ever seen a duck with small ducklings? It can be an inspiring image to serve our disciples.
E04 George Guides the Discovery (4:32)
Discovery study is so simple that even a new George can start with his unbelieving friends. As he tries guiding it with you a few times, he can start his own.
E05 Feeding Yourself (3:47)
One important ingredient for spiritual strength is healthy and sufficient spiritual nutrition. Therefore, from the beginning we try to show the new George how to feed himself.
E06 L.T.G. (5:21)
L.T.G. is abbreviation of “Life Transformation Group”. It is a tool that, when used correctly, has great power for spiritual development and for building the character of participants.
Section F. God’s Heart and Four Fields
F01 God’s Heart and Four Fields (4:45)
A brief look at a massive movement in India (2009) was great inspiration to me that it was possible! The initiator of this movement gave me a simple illustration of the principles of how they got where they are now.
F02 The Heart of God (5:48)
The essence of any healthy spiritual movement is close connection to the heart of our heavenly Father.
F03 Empty Field (5:41)
The illustration of the heart of God and the four fields indicates the principles of a healthy spiritual movement. In an empty field we meet our unbelieving friends.
F04 Second Field – Sowing (5:21)
Abundant sowing happens in the second field. It is really abundant sharing the Good News.
F05 Third Field – Growth (5:44)
The growing seeds need moisture and sunshine – the new disciple needs to be cared for!
F06 Fourth Field – Gathering (5:24)
As the ripe crops must be gathered, the disciples need to be gathered; the whole process can start over and over again then.
F07 Multiplication (5:10)
The center circle in the diagram of the four fields in the heart of God represents multiplication; that is multiplication of leaders or initiators. This is absolutely essential for the development of the movement.
F08 Start Out There (5:08)
For the main building blocks of the spiritual movement I have a few important principles. First: “Start out there!”
F09 Tools in Fields One to Three (5:00)
Wherever we came, where the movement works and bears a lot of fruit, we found tools that the local people had tuned while using them directly in the field and practiced using them.
F10 Tools in the Fourth Field and Beyond (6:03)
Experienced practitioners say that reaching people for Jesus gets much easier as the movement starts. For the sake of the sustainability of the movement, it is very important to care for the fourth field, which is collection.
F11 No One Else (5:32)
God has great vision for our nation. In the past, it has come close to its fulfillment. I am sure it can soon take place in our time as well. Will you help?
F12 No Place Left (5:24)
In his ministry, the Apostle Paul came to a situation where he says: “But now there is no place left for me in these lands.” Can similar situation occur around you?
F13 Accelerated Vegetables or Removing Retarders (5:18)
When we talk about the movement or just the growth of the Church, it causes restlessness for some believers. What is the “normal” rate of healthy church growth?
F14 “Fast Pickles” (4:59)
“It’s too fast!” an angry believer complained. I wonder how it was in the New Testament…
Section G. Movement and Church
G01 Church in Small (5:48)
At Pentecost, it looks like a “mega-church” in Jerusalem. Was it really so?
Section H. Movement and Leadership
H01 Levels of Leadership – A (6:10)
From guides who lead others to Jesus, to those who start whole networks of new small churches.
H02 Levels of Leadership – B (5:28)
The strongest leaders in God’s kingdom are not even visible. Their ministry multiplies, not just adds.
H03 Levels of Leadership – C (5:10)
Relationship map of believers and women in this ministry. This is not a ladder of success!