JOIN US FOR WORSHIP
Worship isn’t about performance; it’s about participation.
This Worship Guide serves as a weekly resource as we join in singing, praying, and celebrating the work God is doing in our community.
Whether you’re at the Lyric Theatre or tuning into our live stream, we’re so glad you are joining us!
Let’s jump in.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
Matthew 11:29-30, Philippians 2:11-13 NIV
“We are not sufficient; we need a caretaker. And this must affect our bodily routines, our worship, and our view of God. Our culture of restlessness and limitlessness has not only affected our bodies. It has shaped our faith. As Americans and as evangelicals, the subtle idea that our relationship with God relies on our own efforts and energy is part of our DNA. The idea that our bodies don’t matter and the limits are simply obstacles to be overcome misshapes our understanding of worship and mission… What if Christians were known as a countercultural community of the well-rested – people who embrace our limits with zest and even joy?”
Tish Harrison Warren,
Liturgy Of The Ordinary
GROWING TOGETHER IN COMMUNITY
Start your time together by having a few people share where they’ve seen God at work in their lives throughout the week.
God is not contained to a service or a building. We want to live with the expectation that God is present and at work in the everyday stuff of our lives. We listen, join him in his work, and share stories of how he’s moving!
Talk It Over
1. We often land in two extremes in our approach to our walk with God – spiritual anxiety (it all depends on me) and spiritual passivity (I’ll just wait for God to work). Which extreme have you been prone to slip into? Talk about it.
2. Rest is an embodied act of trust in the truth that “God cares more about it than we do.” Looking at your own life currently, how are you doing in your rhythms of rest? Are you worn down? What would healthy rest look like in your life right now?
Sabbath. Sabbath rest in the intentional, regular rhythms of ceasing from work and production in order to experience physical and spiritual rest in God. Back in February of 2019, we did a series on Sabbath called “Give It A Rest.” Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3
NEXT STEPS AND RESOURCES
Moving into the fall, we’re renewing our commitment to discipleship in community. We’re thrilled to have our leaders being trained and equipped to be and make disciples. Each of our 7 “Anchors” in our current series are based on the 7 Axioms our leaders are learning (written by Ben Sternke and Matt Tebbe). Visit gravityleadership.com to learn more, and check out their podcast!