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:
- The passage I am studying in the first column,
- My paraphrase of the passage in the second column,
- One thing I will do because of what I have read, written and paraphrased in the third column, and
- 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!