LIFE GROUPS

The purpose of Life Groups at Lighthouse Community Church is to connect people and build community. We’ve termed them Life Groups for that reason: to allow simple avenues for people to do life together and be in community. While these groups do a number of things well, their ultimate purpose is community. Life Groups provide a great space for teaching and discussion, service opportunities inside the group, and opportunities to serve together as a group in the church and our community. They are ideally made up of 5 to 20 people growing in Christ and doing life together. This idea comes directly from the early church:

 

Acts 2:42-47 “The Community of Believers”
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

 

Life Group Questions

 

Questions for 2/18

 

  • In what ways do we see God’s authority challenged today?  What are some outcomes of these challenges?
  • In what circumstances have you recently been in a tug-of-war with God?
  • Read Exodus 7:8-25.  What was the sign of God’s supremacy?
  • Describe the condition of Pharaoh’s heart.  How would such a spirit be manifested today?
  • How do we get a correct reading on the condition of our hearts?
  • Read Exodus 8.  How did Pharaoh react to these might acts of judgment, as God called them?
  • What was the basic issue between God and Pharaoh?
  • What new disclosure does God make to Pharaoh about his power (8:22-23)?
  • Read Exodus 9.  Some of the Egyptians responded positively to this outbreak of judgments (v. 20).  How do people interpret natural disasters today?
  • In what ways might your heart be hardened against God?
  • What I needed to keep a heart soft toward God? 

 

Questions for 2/25

  • Have you ever been on a mission trip before?  How did it change you? 
  • Is it more important to help people that live closer to us or farther away from us? 
  • What is missions?  Is it only evangelism, serving those that don’t have basic needs, helping kids, etc.?
  • Read Matthew 25:31-46.  What is going on in this passage, take some time to just describe it.
  • In v. 32, Jesus says that “all the nations” will be gathered before him.  What does that mean?  Why is it important for us as a church located in Des Moines to be globally minded?
  • In v. 35-36, Jesus mentions ways that people were helped.  What are they?  How have you helped people like this in need?
  • Why is it significant when we serve people we are in essence serving Jesus? 
  • When Jesus uses the term “brothers” in v. 40 do you think he only means Christian brothers and sisters or to everyone?
  • Who are the least in our world today?
  • How can your Life Group do a better job at serving the least in this world?