Weekly Liturgy :: Week of 8/18/19

The Weekly Liturgy is a primary tool for the Wellspring community as we grow as disciples of Jesus who are “walking in Christ and with community bearing the fruit of worship, formation, and mission.” The rhythms of our liturgy form us corporately on Sunday mornings as well as throughout the week and continually point us back to the truths of the Gospel. The Weekly Liturgy can be used in many different settings: Life Groups, Gospel Friendships, parents discipling their kids, etc. 

Gather

Check in briefly with one another. How did you experience God this week (joys, struggles, breakthroughs)?

Scripture

How did the Holy Spirit speak to you through the Scripture reading this week? (We desire for God’s Word to always be on our minds, upon our lips, and deep in our hearts).

+ Sermon Based Discussion Questions

A Song of Confidence

Psalm 11:1-7 John 1:9-14

  1. What stood out to you in the sermon?
  2. Re-read Psalm 11, is there a verse that is especially meaningful to you?
  3. Describe a time when it felt like your world was falling apart? During that time, how would you characterize your confidence
  4. As you read verse 4, what aspect of God instills in you confidence? Is it more of His covenantal faithfulness, transcendent power, or imminent presence? Why?
  5. Describe a time when you experienced confidence because you were walking WITH God or fellow Christian?
  6. What helps with you with growing in confidence with God?
  7. In light of Psalm 11, how do you think the Holy Spirit wants you to respond?

+ Children and Family Discussion Questions

Memory Verse
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. -Psalm 90:2

Sunday, August 25th Lesson:
Genesis 1-3 - God is Eternal

Preschoolers learned God has always been there, He created the world, and He will always be there for them.
Elementary students learned God had an eternal plan when creating the world and humans. From the very beginning He planned to send Jesus to bring us back into relationship with Him.

  • Ask your child to show you their take-away and what they learned today.
  • Read Genesis 1 together and point out how God is eternal.
  • Share how you see God being eternal in your own life.

Next Week’s Preview:
Genesis 6-9 - God is a Covenant Keeper (Part 1)

Preschoolers will learn God gave us rainbows to remind us He always keeps his promises.
Elementary students will learn that when man sinned, God sent a flood to start over. However, He promised never to do that again and gave us rainbows as a reminder of this covenant.

  • Read Genesis 6:5-14 together.
  • Talk about what the word “covenant” means.
  • Talk about the similarities and differences between God’s covenants and human promises.

Confession

Questions to engage either corporately or silently: What have you put in place of God or given your heart to this week? What sin do you need to repent of or what area are you not trusting your identity is in Christ? Encourage one another to turn to God and receive his forgiveness and grace. (Consider praying our Corporate Confession together)

+ Corporate Confession

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Prayers

Spend a few minutes praying into the areas God has spoken to you about. Pray for one another and for the non-believers in your lives. (Consider praying through the Lord’s Prayer)

+ The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name
Thank God for who He is and His abundant faithfulness.

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Pray for God’s rule and reign to become a reality.

Give us this day our daily bread
Pray for God’s daily provision in your life.

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who have trespassed against us
Confess your sins to the Lord, and forgive people who have wronged you.

Lead us not into temptation
Ask for God to guide you in ‘paths of righteousness for His name sake’.

Deliver us from evil
Pray for God’s protection against any of the strategies of Satan.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen

Sending

Where are you being sent this week to share Jesus through your actions and words?