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LIVE ON MISSION

Mission Groups meet all over Spokane, and are focused on continuing our mission to help people find and follow Jesus. Mission Groups gather regularly, in groups of 5-12 people, to read the Bible and discuss topics focused on personal, relational, and spiritual growth. Mission Groups also go into the community to serve those who need it, and to find people they love, tell them what they know about Jesus, and bring them to their group or to church.

Sessions run for 3 10-week seasons of the year: fall, winter, spring, and break for the summer. Our goal is that everyone at Life Center is a part of a group for a 10-week session at least once per year. Check out the “Events” Page under “Connect” for an upcoming Launch Nights event.

If you have completed Rooted, we want to help you join a Mission Group. If you haven’t done Rooted yet, we highly encourage you to do that first.

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DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY

Discovery Bible Study (DBS) is a method of disciple-making used around the world to help Jesus followerrs deepen their faith through obedience and help those who aren’t following Jesus fall in loe with him! DBS is not about teaching others the Bible, but instead engage each person in a discussion guided by Scripture about who God is and how we can obey Jesus. The format is built on connection, discovery, obedience, and multiplication. This method is easy to learn, teach, and replicate as we carry out the commission to make disciples and disciple makers! 

Discovery Bible Study is broken up into 3 distinct parts: Connect, Discover, Obey. Here is what groups should cover in each of those parts.

CONNECT

  1. How did it go taking our next step of obedience from last week?
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. What are you struggling with and how can we help?
  4. Pray conversationally, thanking Jesus for all the good things and asking for his help.

DISCOVER

  1. Have one person read the assigned Scripture once through.
  2. Have someone else read it in a different translation.
  3. Ask one member to retell the story in their own words, or you can retell it as a group.
  4. Do you have questions, doubts, breakthroughs from this Scripture?
  5. What does this passage tell us about God?
  6. What does this passsage tell us about man?

OBEY

  1. What next step of obedience will you take from this passage?
  2. Which two people will you share your next step of obedience with?
  3. Pray and you’re done!

THE FEAR OF GOD DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY

Fear of God

Fear of God refers to fear or a specific sense of respect, awe, and submission to a deity. People subscribing to popular monotheistic religions might fear divine judgment, hell or God’s omnipotence.

According to Pope Francis, “The fear of the Lord, the gift of the Holy Spirit, doesn’t mean being afraid of God, since we know that God is our Father that always loves and forgives us,…[It] is no servile fear, but rather a joyful awareness of God’s grandeur and a grateful realization that only in him do our hearts find true peace.”

It can also mean fear of God’s judgment. The fear of God is felt because one understands the “fearful expectation of judgement”. Still, this is not a fear that leads one to despair, rather it must be coupled with trust, and most importantly, love. In Psalms 130:3-4, it is said, “If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.”

Bahya ibn Paquda characterized two types of fear as a lower “fear of punishment” and a higher “fear of [divine awe] glory.”

Proverbs 1:1-7 the fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Adam & Eve

Genesis 3 New International Version (NIV)

anx·i·e·ty /aNGˈzīədē/ -a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

a·fraid /əˈfrād/ -feeling fear or anxiety; frightened. -worried that something undesirable will occur or be done.

CONNECT

  1. How did it go taking our next step of obedience from last week?
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. What are you struggling with and how can we help?
  4. Pray conversationally, thanking Jesus for all the good things and asking for his help.

DISCOVER

  1. Have one person read the assigned Scripture once through.
  2. Have someone else read it in a different translation.
  3. Ask one member to retell the story in their own words, or you can retell it as a group.
  4. Do you have questions, doubts, breakthroughs from this Scripture?
  5. What does this passage tell us about God?
  6. What does this passsage tell us about man?

OBEY

  1. What next step of obedience will you take from this passage?
  2. Which two people will you share your next step of obedience with?
  3. Pray and you’re done!

Goliath

1 Samuel 17 New International Version (NIV)

pride /prīd/ -a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.

“God opposes, resists, abhors, tears down, brings down. has scattered, is scornful to, reprimands, will punish, is angry at, every arrogant person, those who have a proud look, those whose pride wells up, arrogant scoffers. “The prideful man – ‬‭will be brought low, humiliated, disgraced, doomed,  destroyed, humbled, will not go unpunished, was deposed from his royal throne and his honor was removed.” Prov 3:34,11:2, 16:5, 15:25, ‭29:23, Ps. ‭18:27, 101:5, 119:21, Is. 2:11,12‬‭‬,10:12, 2 Chr. 32:25, Dan.‬ ‭5:20, Luke 1:51, James 4:6.

CONNECT

  1. How did it go taking our next step of obedience from last week?
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. What are you struggling with and how can we help?
  4. Pray conversationally, thanking Jesus for all the good things and asking for his help.

DISCOVER

  1. Have one person read the assigned Scripture once through.
  2. Have someone else read it in a different translation.
  3. Ask one member to retell the story in their own words, or you can retell it as a group.
  4. Do you have questions, doubts, breakthroughs from this Scripture?
  5. What does this passage tell us about God?
  6. What does this passsage tell us about man?

OBEY

  1. What next step of obedience will you take from this passage?
  2. Which two people will you share your next step of obedience with?
  3. Pray and you’re done!

JESUS RESTORES A DEMON POSSESSED MAN & CAUSES DISORDER WITH THE LOCALS

Mark 5 New International Version (NIV)

 fear /ˈfir/ noun – noun: fear; plural noun: fears an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.

Story of the demon possessed man (fear of the demons: they fear the authority of God) 

un·rest /ˌənˈrest/Noun – noun: unres – a state of dissatisfaction, disturbance, and agitation in a group of people, typically involving public demonstrations or disorder.

The locals are afraid of Jesus after he heals the demon-possessed man and casts the demons into the pigs and they all run down hill and drown.

CONNECT

  1. How did it go taking our next step of obedience from last week?
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. What are you struggling with and how can we help?
  4. Pray conversationally, thanking Jesus for all the good things and asking for his help.

DISCOVER

  1. Have one person read the assigned Scripture once through.
  2. Have someone else read it in a different translation.
  3. Ask one member to retell the story in their own words, or you can retell it as a group.
  4. Do you have questions, doubts, breakthroughs from this Scripture?
  5. What does this passage tell us about God?
  6. What does this passsage tell us about man?

OBEY

  1. What next step of obedience will you take from this passage?
  2. Which two people will you share your next step of obedience with?
  3. Pray and you’re done!

THE DEATH OF JESUS

Matthew 27:45-56

ter·ror /ˈterər/ – a person, thing or event that causes extreme fear. 

dread /dred/ Verb – anticipate with great apprehension or fear.

CONNECT

  1. How did it go taking our next step of obedience from last week?
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. What are you struggling with and how can we help?
  4. Pray conversationally, thanking Jesus for all the good things and asking for his help.

DISCOVER

  1. Have one person read the assigned Scripture once through.
  2. Have someone else read it in a different translation.
  3. Ask one member to retell the story in their own words, or you can retell it as a group.
  4. Do you have questions, doubts, breakthroughs from this Scripture?
  5. What does this passage tell us about God?
  6. What does this passsage tell us about man?

OBEY

  1. What next step of obedience will you take from this passage?
  2. Which two people will you share your next step of obedience with?
  3. Pray and you’re done!

JESUS HAS RISEN

Matthew 28 New International Version (NIV)

dis·may /disˈmā/noun noun: dismay – consternation and distress, typically that caused by something unexpected.

con·ster·na·tion /ˌkänstərˈnāSH(ə)n/ noun: consternation – feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.

 

a·larm /əˈlärm/ Noun noun: alarm an anxious awareness of danger. cause (someone) to feel frightened, disturbed, or in danger

CONNECT

  1. How did it go taking our next step of obedience from last week?
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. What are you struggling with and how can we help?
  4. Pray conversationally, thanking Jesus for all the good things and asking for his help.

DISCOVER

  1. Have one person read the assigned Scripture once through.
  2. Have someone else read it in a different translation.
  3. Ask one member to retell the story in their own words, or you can retell it as a group.
  4. Do you have questions, doubts, breakthroughs from this Scripture?
  5. What does this passage tell us about God?
  6. What does this passsage tell us about man?

OBEY

  1. What next step of obedience will you take from this passage?
  2. Which two people will you share your next step of obedience with?
  3. Pray and you’re done!

THE RICH & THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Matthew 19:16-30

dis·tress /dəˈstres/ – extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain. – suffering caused by lack of money or the basic necessities of life.

Fear of not being able to live life the way I want and having to change my life for God

The rich man

CONNECT

  1. How did it go taking our next step of obedience from last week?
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. What are you struggling with and how can we help?
  4. Pray conversationally, thanking Jesus for all the good things and asking for his help.

DISCOVER

  1. Have one person read the assigned Scripture once through.
  2. Have someone else read it in a different translation.
  3. Ask one member to retell the story in their own words, or you can retell it as a group.
  4. Do you have questions, doubts, breakthroughs from this Scripture?
  5. What does this passage tell us about God?
  6. What does this passsage tell us about man?

OBEY

  1. What next step of obedience will you take from this passage?
  2. Which two people will you share your next step of obedience with?
  3. Pray and you’re done!

ABRAHAM TESTED

Genesis 22 New International Version (NIV)

awe /ô/noun noun: awe – a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder.

“Fear of God is like being in awe of his mighty power

CONNECT

  1. How did it go taking our next step of obedience from last week?
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. What are you struggling with and how can we help?
  4. Pray conversationally, thanking Jesus for all the good things and asking for his help.

DISCOVER

  1. Have one person read the assigned Scripture once through.
  2. Have someone else read it in a different translation.
  3. Ask one member to retell the story in their own words, or you can retell it as a group.
  4. Do you have questions, doubts, breakthroughs from this Scripture?
  5. What does this passage tell us about God?
  6. What does this passsage tell us about man?

OBEY

  1. What next step of obedience will you take from this passage?
  2. Which two people will you share your next step of obedience with?
  3. Pray and you’re done!

STEPHEN’S SPEECH & STONING

Acts 7 New International Version (NIV)

rev·er·ence /ˈrev(ə)rəns/ noun – reverential.  – When you’re reverential, you treat someone or something with a lot of respect. … It’s rooted in the Latin word reverentia, “awe or respect,” from revereri, “to stand in awe of, fear, or be afraid of.”

He feared god rather than man.

CONNECT

  1. How did it go taking our next step of obedience from last week?
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. What are you struggling with and how can we help?
  4. Pray conversationally, thanking Jesus for all the good things and asking for his help.

DISCOVER

  1. Have one person read the assigned Scripture once through.
  2. Have someone else read it in a different translation.
  3. Ask one member to retell the story in their own words, or you can retell it as a group.
  4. Do you have questions, doubts, breakthroughs from this Scripture?
  5. What does this passage tell us about God?
  6. What does this passsage tell us about man?

OBEY

  1. What next step of obedience will you take from this passage?
  2. Which two people will you share your next step of obedience with?
  3. Pray and you’re done!

SODOM & GOMMORAH

Genesis 19 New International Version (NIV)

a·larm /əˈlärm/noun noun: alarm – cause (someone) to feel frightened, disturbed, or in danger.

ap·pre·hen·sion /ˌaprəˈhenSHən/noun noun: apprehension; plural noun: apprehensions – anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.

CONNECT

  1. How did it go taking our next step of obedience from last week?
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. What are you struggling with and how can we help?
  4. Pray conversationally, thanking Jesus for all the good things and asking for his help.

DISCOVER

  1. Have one person read the assigned Scripture once through.
  2. Have someone else read it in a different translation.
  3. Ask one member to retell the story in their own words, or you can retell it as a group.
  4. Do you have questions, doubts, breakthroughs from this Scripture?
  5. What does this passage tell us about God?
  6. What does this passsage tell us about man?

OBEY

  1. What next step of obedience will you take from this passage?
  2. Which two people will you share your next step of obedience with?
  3. Pray and you’re done!
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