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

 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV

PRAYING TOGETHER

When my heart was grieved
and my spirit embittered,
 I was senseless and ignorant;
I was a brute beast before you.

 Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
 You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

(Psalm 73:21-26 NIV)

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. The idea that our spiritual life is separate and even superior to our physical life was prominent in the time of Jesus – and it’s just as common today. Where have you seen these distortions show up in Christian culture? Where have you seen them in secular culture? How might this understanding lead us astray?

2.  “You are not your own.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 is a challenging passage to our autonomous, American sensibilities. As you read these verses, how to do they make you feel? What do you think it means to honor God with our physical bodies in light of belonging to Jesus?

How You Can Pray:

Sabbath.

One of the most important embodied expressions of our faith comes in the form of Sabbath. This week, pray with your body by choosing to take a day our rest. In doing so, we trust God with our time, our productivity, and our work. 

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