4-column challenge

4-column study
4-column study

The 4-column study is a tool I use to hear from God, and to discover and verify disciple making principles.

I grab my Bible and a notebook, turn the notebook sideways, divide the page into four columns, and then write out:

  1. The passage I am studying in the first column,
  2. My paraphrase of the passage in the second column,
  3. One thing I will do because of what I have read, written and paraphrased in the third column, and
  4. Specific disciple making principles from the passage in the fourth column.

Every time I do this, God shows me principles to incorporate into my disciple making strategy and practice.

Now for the challenge:

1. Over the next two weeks, do a 4-column study on each of the following texts to identify specific disciple making principles:

  • Deuteronomy 6:1-9
  • Matthew 28:16-20
  • John 6:41-45
  • Luke 10:1-22
  • Acts 10
  • John 20:19-23

2. Share what you are learning in the comment section, or on twitter or Google+ with the hashtag #DMMprinciple (you can start by using the share buttons below).

3. Identify the three disciple making principles that are most important to you right now – and put them into practice.

I look forward to hearing what you discover!

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2 thoughts on “4-column challenge

  1. Reblogged this on Missio Links and commented:
    The 4 Column study is a great tool. I recently used it as described by David Watson on prayer where the 4th column is about “How to implement your ‘I will’ statement.” Always a great way to engage scripture. This use of the 4th column is also helpful in the training setting.


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