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.
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 NIV
I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence
I bow down toward your holy temple.
that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Amen!
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
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.
1. James KA Smith writes, “The body of Christ is that unique community of practice whose members own up to the fact that we don’t always love what we say we do—that the “devices and desires” of our hearts outstrip our best intentions.” How can we discern with vulnerability the lesser loves that compete for our worship… and what would it look like to bring those to God?
2. Reading Deuteronomy 6:4-9, the Israelites are called beyond belief into intentional practices and postures that continually shape their hearts to love God. Looking at your relationships, schedule, and resources, what are some simple, repeatable practices you can live into that shape your heart to love God more?
How You Can Pray:
A Heart Open Before God.
Psalm 19:4 says, “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Ask God this week to search your heart and reveal what is out of alignment with the life he’s called you to.
NEXT STEPS AND RESOURCES
This summer, we’re seeking to develop “Habits of Love” that help us better love God and our neighbors well. These habits are based upon the “5 Habits Of Highly Missional People” in Michael Frost’s book “Surprise The World.” Our Home Church leaders will be getting a copy of the book, but if you’d like to purchase it, click here.