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

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.  Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

1 Peter 2:9-12 NIV

PRAYING TOGETHER

I will praise the Lord all my life;
 I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

 Do not put your trust in princes,
    in human beings, who cannot save.
 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
    on that very day their plans come to nothing.
 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
    whose hope is in the Lord their God.
Psalm 146:1-5

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.  Justin mentions 4 different prominant evangelism strategies – Argue them in the kingdom, Entertain them into the kingdom, Condemn them into the kingdom, and “nice” them into the kingdom. In your experience, what are some of the distorted or damaging versions of evangelism you’ve experienced or seen before?

2. Writing about the early Church, Alan Kreider says: “The Christians’ focus was not on “saving” people or recruiting them; it was on living faithfully—in the belief that when people’s lives are rehabituated in the way of Jesus, others will want to join them.” How might we live the kind of lives together as a community that cause people to want to join us? What might that look like? 

NEXT STEPS AND RESOURCES

This book is a game changer. One of the most insightful books on the early Church there is. Check it out! 

– Justin

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