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Persevere through Worship: Part 2







REMEMBER (30 min)

Remember God: Worship, Prayer or Communion

Remember each other: Care

  • Optional- break up into smaller groups for 10 min Hi/Lo check in

Remember the Liturgy:

Remember what we learned and put into practice last week: Accountability

  • Topic: Persevere through Worship: Part 1

  • Spent time meditating on Romans 5:3-5. Asked Holy Spirit for a promise to walk with us through this season and what worship looks like in the area we need help to persevere in.


REFLECT (30 min)


Prepare (See the Leaders Guide for a brief commentary and context for the scripture and core truth from the topic)

  • Introduce today’s topic and any commentary or context for the scripture

    • Topic Title: Persevere through Worship: Part 2

    • Share the Summary Scripture for the topic: Romans 5:3-5

  • Share “Core Truths from the topic” in the leaders guide where needed

  • Share context for Scripture Story: Philippians 4:4-9 ("Practices of Worship to Persevere")


Discover

  • Read the Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9

  • Discussion Questions

    • What is the biblical and historical context?

    • What does this reveal about God and People? (optional)

    • How does this passage of scripture teach us to “persevere through worship”?

    • Here are some more questions to help you expound on this as a group:

      • What does it look like to rejoice in the Lord?

      • How do you exchange worry for trust?

      • How have you seen peace instead of anxiety in your life when you practice these things?

      • How should you pray/ask?

      • In what ways do you practice and cultivate gratitude?

      • How do you practice thinking about what is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, excellent and worthy of praise?


RESPOND (30 min)

Experience and Encounter

  • Print the Philippians 4 tool (one for each person) and have people apply them to a specific area where they are currently needing to ‘persevere through worship’.

    • If you don’t have time for this during your gathering, send it home with people to practice this week.

  • Lord’s Supper (Communion)

Practice and Obey (for the coming week)

Pray

  • The Lord’s Prayer

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