08.22.2021 | REIMAGINING MISSION | Wk 2: “Worship”
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This week, we continue our series Reimagining Mission where Pastor Scott is leading us through E3’s mission & discipleship process.
How would you define the term worship? What attitudes, postures, activities, beliefs, etc. do you associate with worship?
Read Colossians 3:15-17. Here, Paul describes a vision of holistic worship (that is, worship as including every part of our lives).
What activities does Paul include within this image of worship?
How is worship something that encompasses all of our words & deeds (not just what we do on Sunday)? How does this impact your understanding of the concept of worship?
Finally, notice that Paul repeatedly implores his audience to ground their worship in gratitude.
What role does gratitude play in healthy worship? Why do you think Paul believes this is essential?
Close by reflecting on worship in your life through the following prompts. First, it’s clear that worship is about our relationship to something or someone. It’s about giving it priority in our lives.
Second, as something that encompasses our whole lives, we can identify what we worship by self-reflecting on where we invest our energy, time, talents, & treasures.
Reflect on where you invest the most of your time, talents, & finances. What does this reveal about what or who you worship in this season?
Why do you think you invest so much of yourself in this area?
How would a deeper sense of gratitude towards God change your relationship to what you’ve identified?
How can you redirect your energy, time, talents, & treasures towards God & bringing glory to Him within that area of your life in this coming season?
Getting Out of the Hole
During this series, reflect on where you are engaging & living out each topic of E3’s mission:
- What does worship mean to you in this season of your life?
- What activities (individually & communally) ideally define active worship?
- Where are you successfully engaging in those activities? Where are you falling short?
- How can you take one small step towards a more healthy life of worship in this next season?
Journal, reflect, & pray on how God might be speaking to you through this week’s teaching. Share your experience with your growth group next week!
Unstuck Church by Anthony Morgan
Postmodern Pilgrims by Leonard Sweet
Introducing Christian Mission Today by Michael Goheen
Coming Up This Week:*
Sunday, August 29: Join us for week 3 of our new mission series Reimagining Mission where Pastor Scott will be teaching about the role of Groups in E3’s discipleship process.
* Please see mye3.org for details.