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.


In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.
Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall become straight,
and the rough places shall become level ways,
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”

Luke 3:1-6 ESV


Key Thoughts:

“Your personal renewal is the answer to the prayers of people grieved by our true state and desperate for God to again move in our time.  For renewal gives us new, holy, and healing leaders and influencers. The church begins when a disparate and disheveled group of very ordinary people crying out to God, are filled with His presence.  This handful of renewed people, with no army, no political power, and little funds, would turn the world upside down.  At every moment the church has been renewed and revived, we discover the same phenomenon – a person or a handful of people who have gotten to the end of themselves, who cannot tolerate it anymore, who fall at the feet of Christ and are filled with His presence, who become infectious agents of the kingdom in the world.  Contenders for His renewal.” Mark Sayers, Reappearing Church


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. How is God calling you to prepare, where do you need to turn to Jesus?

2. Where do you feel yourself trying to rush past the preparation?

3. Where have you experienced healing and freedom through Christ in your life? How has God’s transformation in your life opened doors for healing to those around you?


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