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

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it… The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:1-5, 14 NIV

For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Hebrews 2:17 NIV

You are 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. 1 Peter 2:9 NIV

PRAYING TOGETHER

You turned my wailing into dancing;
    you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

Psalm 30:11-12 NIV

COMMUNITY: TALK IT OUT

Each week, we approach the Scriptures with 4 primary questions:

1. What does this tell us about God?
2. What does this tell us about ourselves?
3. How does this help us love
our neighbor?
4. How can we put this into practice?

These questions help guide our conversation around the Scripture each week, and encourage us to move beyond knowledge and into action together.

Next Step Questions:

1. Real genuine love always moves towards presence. We can be in the same room with others, yet not truly be fully present to each other. What are some of the markers of truly being present with other people? How might you offer this gift of presence this week?

2. Jesus lived with dependance and expectation that His Father was already present and at work all around him (John 5:19). As his disciples, how might we model this posture of presence on mission with God where we are? Where do you sense the Father at work in your life – and how might you join him?

NEXT STEPS AND RESOURCES

One of the best explorations of the incarnation (God becoming man) was written in 318 AD by the early Church Father Athanasius. He was a bishop and leader in the Egyptian Church in the 4th century. If you’re wanting to exploring the theology of the incarnation, this short book is amazing!  – Justin

 

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