Worship Guide



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We're so glad you are here. We hope you discover the same hope and life-change that we have found in Jesus. Discovery is more than just an hour on Sunday. We are a family -- family on mission in Tacoma!

We started Discovery to be a safe place for everyone in the community to experience God. Everyone is welcome here--with all your stories, questions, and doubts. Let's explore faith together.  

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Follow along with this Worship Guide as you watch the service. Grab a bible & a pen -- you'll want to take some notes.

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July 14th, 2024

APPROACH | Growing Closer

Getting God's Attention ... For Dummies

Jon Fredricks

Today’s Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 NIV


Luke 17:6 NIV

He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

Luke 16:22-23 NIV

“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.

Luke 17:33-34 NIV

Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.

Luke 18:9-14 NIV

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ 13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ 14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”


1) I HAVE A BIG NEED

Isaiah 64:6 NIV

All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.


2) GOD HAS MADE AN AMAZING WAY

Romans 6:23 NIV

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.


3) GOD INVITES ME BOLDY/HUMBLY CLOSE

Romans 10:13 NIV

for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

John 1:12 NIV

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—

Romans 10:9-10 NIV

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.


AFTER THE LIVESTREAM

Pray
Jesus, I know that I have been separate from you my entire life. I have tried to pretend otherwise, but I realize today that my decisions, choices...my sin has separated me from God. I believe you are the Son of God and my only way forward. Please save me as I surrender the rest of my life into your hands. Thank you that you hear me!


Let us know!
We want to be in this journey with you and help in way we can. Fill out a Connection Card - or even text it to the prayer line!


Start Reading!
We think the Gospel of John is a great place to start. Consider using the app: YouVersion.

CONNECTION CARD //

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GIVING BACK TO GOD //

Thank for your continued generosity during this season. Tithes & offerings can be made online or by mail.

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Sharing Christ with compassion & developing followers fully devoted to Christ. 

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