Worship Guide - March 22
Every Sunday we focus on retelling the good news of Jesus Christ. This Sunday is no different. This guide is meant to support you worshipping through a Digital Gathering. Below, you will find a few suggestions and prompts to lead you into worship centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through our worship we magnify the greatness of God the Father, we thank Jesus for His grace and we receive the empowerment that comes from the Holy Spirit. Check out this intro video from Donn Dirckx.
To begin our time of worship, watch this short video of Kyle sharing an invitation to worship.
Many of us think of worship as a time to sing with a band at church. Worshipping through song in a corporate setting is good and beautiful but worship is so much more than that. To worship is to turn your attention and affection towards God in adoration and awe. God has given us so many creative ways in Scripture as examples of how we can participate in worship.
Below are a few suggestions for what your time of worship could look like.
Listen and sing along to two or three songs from our Digital Gatherings playlist on Spotify. If you don't have a Spotify account, you can access the same songs on YouTube. For this week, we recommend “Raise a Hallelujah,” “Lord, I Need You,” or “Our God.”
Worship by meditating on a Psalm such as Psalm 84 or Psalm 113. Read it aloud. Read slowly. Ask the Holy Spirit to draw your attention to a single word or phrase. Once you have something in your mind’s eye, spend a couple of minutes meditating on it and ask God what he might be saying to you through that particular word or phrase.
Pull out a journal or your notes app on your phone and jot down four or five things that you are grateful for this week. After you’ve written down a few things, express your gratitude aloud. As an act of worship, practice relinquishing control.
Sit with your hands on your lap. With your fists clenched read the first part of Psalm 94:19. Say: “When anxiety was great within me…” Then open your hands and say: “…your consolation brought me joy.” Consider what you might be grasping too tightly and try this practice once more.
Preaching of the Word
Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart to receive God’s Word. Play this video teaching from Donn Dirckx.
After watching the teaching, consider responding to a few of these questions:
What are some idols our culture faces today and is there one you battle with?
What emotions are you feeling in the midst of the current financial crisis?
In these days of uncertainty what helps you trust God to be your comfort and security?
What are some practical ways you can fully experience life this week?
Respond in Prayer
Close your time by praying for each other, our communities, nation and world. If you’re participating on your own, it’s perfectly acceptable to call up someone from Baseline and pray with them over the phone.
Feel free to send prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or text them to 909.643.5742. If you’d like the staff to pray for you by name, please add your name to your email or text message. We look forward to partnering with you in prayer.