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A Long Obedience, pt. 3 – February 5, 2023

Pray: To open your time together.

Read: Psalms of Ascent – Read Psalm 122 aloud together

Consider: Some thoughts for your group

Worship is not coerced from anyone. True worship is always voluntary. Our worship is somewhat akin to what we do when we have free time, or what we spend money on when we have extra. Worship happens when we want it to. Why do we do this? What does it do for us?

“In worship, though we have come from different places and out of various conditions, we are demonstrably after the same things – saying the same things, doing the same things.”

  • Eugene Peterson, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Group Questions:

What do you think of when you hear the word “Worship”?

In your experience, how has worship been tied to emotions or feelings?

On Sunday, Pastor Ben introduced some new words connected to Worship.

  1. Structure: Structure in worship allows us to know/be reminded of where we stand
  2. Nutrition: Worship nurtures our need for relationship with God
  3. Focus: Worship centers our attention on the decisions of God

Talk through each of these aspects of worship and how they resonate or challenge your experience.

Closing Prayer:

Spend some time praying for one another. Pray for hearts, minds, and bodies attuned to what God is doing in our community.