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

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.  Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Romans 12:9-13 NIV

PRAYING TOGETHER

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever.

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!

Studying The Scriptures Together

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.

Discussion Questions:

1. Biblical hospitality gives priority to the poor and needy. How might we help those impacted by poverty in hospitable ways? What are some of the inhospitable, unwelcoming ways we try to serve the poor?

2.  Biblical hospitality welcomes “the Other.” One of the radical calls of the Church is our love for our enemies – and our ability by God’s power and provision to share a Table with people often very unlike us. As a Home Church, how might you do a better job of welcoming people into your rhythms? As individuals or families, what might it look like for you live with a more intentional posture of hospitality?

How You Can Pray:

Pray for an opportunity to welcome.

The Bible is full of examples of God’s people being a welcoming presence to those who needed a home – sometimes spiritually, sometimes literally. Ask God for an opportunity this week to be a welcoming presence for someone you encounter, wherever that might be! 

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