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.
Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.”
With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation.
In that day you will say:
“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done,
and proclaim that his name is exalted.
Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;
let this be known to all the world.
Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”
Isaiah 12:2-6 CSB
“Those who are saved should know they are on a lifelong journey. Salvation is not something we get done at a Saturday night meeting by saying a short prayer. There is no magical prayer or secret formula that some church holds. We must understand that the work of salvation actually began long before we were born, when God knew and planned the process. It continues as the Holy Spirit makes us aware of our need, and we choose to follow Jesus. The new life that God implants in us grows, and we are reborn as forgiven people of faith.”
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. Read Isaiah 12:3 and Jeremiah 2:13. In these verses, we see the contrast between the never-ending spring of God’s salvation and our broken cisterns (reservoirs, wells) – the places we try to drink from that perpetually leave us empty. What are the broken cisterns you’ve been tempted to find your identity and hope in? What are some of the common “broken cisterns” people turn to today?
2. Salvation is not just for our afterlife – it’s for this life. Beyond intitially encountering Jesus, how are you experiencing the salvation of God here in the present? If God saved you… how is he, well, saving you?
3. Bonus points – if you’re in that place where you’re comfortable to share, talk about how your journey with Jesus began. Or if you’re not there yet, be honest – talk about where you are on the journey now.