Worship Guide - March 22, 2020
Welcome to our first "virtual" worship service! Though we are all at home today, we all can gather around God's Word this morning and worship the one true God, Jesus Christ.
Below you will find our scripture for the day, sermon video, suggested songs to sing, and a discussion guide. Everything is pre-recorded to give you the ability to start at a time that works best for you or your family. We will miss gathering together but hope that this provides stability and encouragement to you during this crisis.
Sermon: Stability in Uncertain Times | Isaiah 33:1-61
After you watch the sermon, you can watch some of our suggested lyric videos on our Worship Playlist. You can sing the first few songs together and then listen to the extras throughout the day.
If you have kids, find a time that works for you to go through this week's Kids Worship material. All Kids content (videos, memory verses, questions, and other resources) is available here.
Take some time during the afternoon or during dinnertime to talk through the following questions. You can use these questions as a family or through a group discussion with your Community Group.
- In the midst of a difficult situation, we all have the tendency to trust in our own strength and resources. How has this played out in your life this week? What resources have you run to for comfort, peace, and security during the outbreak?
- Instead of running to his own resources Isaiah turns to the LORD in prayer. Look at Isaiah’s prayer in verse 2. What does he pray for? How should this inform our prayers?
- Why can we have confidence when we pray to God?
- We are facing a time that is unstable. Isaiah doesn’t promise that our times will become stable, rather he promises that God will be our stability in the midst of instability. Share about a time this week when you felt peace (or stability) in the midst of all of this chaos.
- What does this passage teach us about the character of God? Why is it important to remind yourself of God’s character during hard times?
- Isaiah tells us that the fear of the Lord is our treasure. What does the fear of the Lord mean? How does the fear of the Lord become a treasure to us during times of difficulty?
- Spend some time praying that you would experience the stability of a God who is abundant in salvation, wisdom, knowledge, and strength.