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.
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
Ephesians 3:17-19 CSB
“The long painful history of the Church is the history of people ever and again tempted to choose power over love, control over the cross, being a leader over being led… Much Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate relationships and have opted for power and control instead. Many Christian empire-builders have been people unable to give and receive love.”
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. In the message, Justin pointed to Knowledge (knowing God by knowing more about God) and Performance (knowing God by our ability to follow all of the rules) as substitutes for knowing God in and through love. Of these two, which have you been more prone to drift toward in your spiritual life?
2. 1 John 4:12 says that God’s love is “made complete in us” when we love one another. How has your experience in loving those around you (family, friends, community, etc.) taught you – and helped you – experience the love of God?
Encourage someone. The easiest way to show love to those around us is through our words. Take some time this week to intentionally encourage those who walk with you through the everyday mess of life. Speak good news into their world, and remind them of the love of God for them right where they are.
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!