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.

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him. When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

Mark 1:14-20 NIV

PRAYING TOGETHER

From our Lectionary Reading:
James 1:17-27

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.”

HOME CHURCH: 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. The call of to become a Christian is a disruption to our world as we know it, a decision we make to trust in Jesus, a direction in becoming an apprentice (disciple) of Jesus, and a walk of dependance in his power to become more like him. Looking at your own faith journey, share about one of these movement in your life, either past or present. How did you hear the call?

2. Brian Zahnd says: Repent” is not the chide of finger-wagging moralism, but an invitation to rethink everything in the light of Jesus’ death and resurrection.” What do you think it looks like for followers of Jesus to live with a posture of repentance –  to be in the continual process of rethinking everything in light of Jesus? 

NEXT STEPS AND RESOURCES

There’s not many people with more influence on the modern understanding of discipleship than Dallas Willard. This book is absolute gold, and a very helpful paradigm shift. One of the best! 

– Justin

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