Updated: Oct 18
DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY #7
Learning, Growing, SHARING OUR FAITH TOGETHER as a HOLY FAMILY
Through His WORD, God lets us ALL know how to be happy, truly blessed and successful in life!
Thank you, Families, for your PLEDGE to continue with our Discovery Bible
Study as FAMILY GROUPS
to experience God even more fully in your life!
God is always looking for children and families who want to learn and grow to be all they were created to be and to share God’s love and care with others.
YOUR STORY THIS WEEK ABOUT JESUS IS:
LUKE 18: 9-14 The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
The Story of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
9 Jesus told a story to some people who were sure they were right with God. They looked down on everyone else. 10 He said to them, “Two men went up to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee. The other was a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed. ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people,’ he said. ‘I am not like robbers or those who do other evil things. I am not like those who commit adultery. I am not even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week. And I give a tenth of all I get.’
13 “But the tax collector stood farther away than the Pharisee. He would not even look up to heaven. He brought his hand to his heart and prayed. He said, ‘God, have mercy on me. I am a sinner.’
14 “I tell you, the tax collector went home accepted by God. But not the Pharisee. All those who lift themselves up will be made humble. And those who make themselves humble will be lifted up.”
Follow the 7 Steps below to Discover God and love Him more deeply as a FAMILY!!!
FAMILY DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY PROCESS
Check In: Go around and have each person answer:
1. What are you thankful for?
2. What are you struggling with or stressed out by lately?
3. Is there something we can do to help? How can we PRAY for you? BE SURE TO PRAY RIGHT AWAY!!!
REVIEW WHAT YOU LEARNED Last Week
(unless this is your first week then skip this part.)
Ask someone to retell the story from the last time you met.
How did you do with your last week’s “I WILL” statement?
Who did you tell the story to? (How did they respond?)
READ and RETELL THE STORY TOGETHER Read through the story two times. Have each person retell the story in his/her own words. (DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!! If we can’t tell it, we still don’t “know” it
DISCUSS THE STORY TOGETHER
4. What do we learn about God from this passage?
5. What do we learn about people? Ourselves?
6. What do we feel led by the Lord to apply/obey this week? I WILL……
7. Who are you going tell this story to this week?
Please text your Family Catechesis Coach when your family has completed your Weekly Discovery Bible Study so we can celebrate with YOU!
OUR FAMILY PLEDGE
We will continue to meet weekly as a FAMILY GROUP and complete the stories of HOPE about Jesus.
10 Stories of HOPE (about JESUS)
___1. Luke 17:11-18 (The ONE Grateful Leper)
___2. Mark 2:1-12 (Jesus Heals/Forgives the Man who Couldn’t Walk)
___3. Mark 4:35-41 (Jesus Calms the Storm)
___4. Matthew 14:22-33. (Peter Walks on the Water)
___5. Luke 19:1-10. (Jesus LOVES Zacchaeus the Tax Collector)
___6. Luke 15:11-32 (The Story of the Faithful Father/The Lost Son)
___7. Luke 18:9-14 (The Pharisee and the Tax Collector)
___8. Mark 5:1-20 (Jesus Heals a Man Controlled by Demons)
___9. Luke 7:36-50 (A Woman Pours Perfume on Jesus)
___10. Mark 4:1-20. (The Story of the Farmer and the Seeds)