Small Group Questions – Week 4
Wholehearted worship – praise, celebration and worship – propels us outward and points the world to Jesus. We are called to a lifestyle of worship. Any time, any place can be a time and place for worship.
“Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship.” Romans 12:1
What does this verse say about worship?
Read together Acts 16:16-30. Retell the story. What caused Paul and Silas to be put in prison? What was their response to being captured and tortured (verse 25)? What happened as a result?
What can propel you into worship? What gets in the way of worship?
We gather together for worship on weekends, but where else do you find yourself worshiping? Share a time when you encountered God through worship when you were not in a church building.
How dependent on externals is your worship? (Do you like the music, are you in the right frame of mind to worship, etc.?)
Read this verse together out loud three or four times. What is the message?
“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him,” John 4:23
How would you describe worship that is “wholehearted?” It’s been suggested that when we sing worship songs and our mind is on other things, that’s a form of taking God’s name in vain. What do you think?
Pray for one another:
- Praise God for all He has done for you.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to show you anything or anyone that takes a high place in your heart. Pray for courage to keep God as the center of your life.
- Pray for your church to grow as a worshiping community.
- Pray for a family member or friend who doesn’t yet know Jesus. Ask God for opportunities to invite them to a worship experience.
“I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.” A.W. Tozer